Stash Focus: Lavshuca Star Decoration Eyes in BR-1

by PJ on Tuesday, January 11, 2011

in -Kanebo, -Lavshuca, 2010 Holiday, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup, makeup - eyeshadow, stash focus

Kanebo Lavshuca Star Decoration Eyes BR-1 1


Kanebo Lavshuca‘s Star Decoration Eyes series is from the line’s winter 2010 makeup collection. As soon as I came across images of the palettes, I thought I would definitely get one of them. The choice was between BR-1 and PU-1, and, because I don’t really like purple paired with grey (greys are usually too cool for me), I went for BR-1.

The case has the same length and width as those of Eye Color Select palettes, but it is a little thicker, which I like.


Kanebo Lavshuca Star Decoration Eyes BR-1 2


The colors in this palette are (clockwise from upper-left):

beige brown with a yellow-bronze undertone, moderately pigmented, shimmery and softly metallic
creamy off-white, moderately pigmented, shimmery
warm medium-to-dark brown with a red-bronze tone, pigmented, softly shimmery
pale peach, softly pigmented, sparkly

All the shades have multi-colored shimmer. Apart from the pale peach, which is slightly grittier than the other shades due to the sparkles, the powder is generally very soft and creamy. The lasting power is very good.

This palette is very similar to Eye Color Select in BR-1, but they are not identical. Among the base shades, the main shades, the lining shades and the highlighting shades in the two palettes, the two lining shades are the most different. The one in Eye Color Select BR-1 is a slightly warm medium-to-dark brown while the one in Star Decoration Eyes BR-1 is warmer and has a red-bronze tone.

Also, the two main shades are not totally the same. The one in ECS BR-1 is slightly more orange-toned than the one in SDE BR-1, which is more yellow-toned. The two highlighting (sparkly peach) shades are virtually identical in color but the one in ECS BR-1 is very slightly more densely shimmery. The two base shades are virtually identical.

It is worth noting that the depth of color is virtually the same between each pair.

Because I enjoy the different nuances of all the neutral shades I have, I don’t feel that this palette is a wasteful purchase. Plus I love warm beiges and those in the two palettes really appeal to me.

For those who already have ECS BR-1 who are considering this palette but are worried that they might be too similar, I would suggest thinking about how much of the lining shade you usually use in ECS BR-1. If you only apply it very close to your lashlines, then this palette would probably give you a very similar look (if you use it in the same way). But if you usually use it in a larger area for a smokier look, then the warmer red-brown in this palette should create a different feel.

On the other hand, if you like ECS BR-1 and want something similar (in terms of color, powder quality, and staying power), then don’t miss this palette!

As I said in Holiday 2010 Makeup Top 10, Star Decoration Eyes, for me, is the most exciting eye palette series from Lavshuca since Eye Color Select, which was released in 2007. BR-1 is a very satisfying purchase, and I hope Lavshuca will bring out more lovely palettes!


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Julia Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thank you! Your reviews are always very helpful. Now this is too warm for me, it seems now, but thanks to your review on the Coffret d’Or 3D palette, I got the purple one (only 27$ and free shipping on ebay <3) and I am absolutely in love with it!

Oh, and happy new year!


PJ Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hi Julia,

Happy New Year to you too! You are welcome, and thank you for your kind words! :)

I am so glad that you like Coffret D’Or 3D Lighting Eyes in Purple Variation. It is such a beautiful palette and it is among my favorite eyeshadow palettes. It’s great that you like it too!

Thank you for stopping by again! :)


Lisa Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Have you tried any of the Melting Eyes palettes from Lavshuca?


PJ Friday, March 25, 2011

Hi Lisa,

No, I haven’t tried the range yet but I do like the soft neutrals in most of the variations. I will certainly feature it on my blog if I have a chance to try one.

Thank you very much for your question! :)


Lisa Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yay! I was also wondering, did you have any fallout when you applied this?


PJ Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hi Lisa,

No, there is virtually no fallout. The powder has a good adherence to the skin, but it is still soft and blendable. The staying power is very good too.

Thank you for your question again! :)


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