I was vaguely curious about the new Lavshuca Pure Blossoming Eyes Limited Edition Set released for Summer 2012 in Japan.
Lavshuca favors these little sets lately and hasn’t really updated with a major release in a while. I haven’t been following the brand lately since they release so many repetitive shades just in a new stylish way. It’s easy enough to get excited about a new design and packaging but sometimes I have to remind myself that the shades aren’t unique at all.
The Pure Blossoming Eyes Set is an example of repetitive shades however it did contain Clear Stay Eye Base which intrigued me so I ended up heading in for a purchase.
Here’s some thoughts!
This comes in two shades variations, I ended up with the warmer but there is a cooler if you prefer a different shade selection.
The set includes a Pure Blossoming Eyes Palette as well as a Clear Stay Eye Base. The eye base comes in either gold or pink depending on the set you choose. My set came with the pink shade.
If you’re familiar with Lavshuca this palette is pretty much a dupe up for the Star Decoration Eyes but it’s just designed in a swirl.
The pink shade selection I choose has warmer colors that include pink, peach, beige, and varieties of brown. Colors are soft, easy to blend, and have a lovely color pay off. They have a pretty sparkle to them without looking overly done. Sadly, these shades are incredibly boring since I have about ten or more palettes that have similiar colors. However, if you’ve never tried Lavshuca before, they are a really a delightful selection that applies easily and displays how superior Japanese drugstore makeup is compared to the US.
I think visually, for those who love gorgeous packaging, it’s stunning but it’s always delightful that the beauty isn’t only in the packaging but the formula is also just as great.
The Clear Stay Eye Base is exciting and unfortunate for me. It has a sweet overlay eyelet design that’s pearlish pink and a base of beige. I like the beige part as it’ll serve to brighten eyes and prep for makeup. However, I didn’t like the eyelet which has a pearlish finish and just looks bad mixed with the beige. It’ll scrap away in due time but it’ll take a few applications before it disappears completely.
As far as hold, it does a nice job of emphasizing the shades in the palette but it doesn’t have super eyeshadow primer hold. It actually creates a crease-y mess for me rather than holds shadow in place. So as a base to produce a more vibrant shadow effect, yes, it works. But as a primer for those colors, no, it doesn’t work.
Personally, I think the collection is very pretty but boring. I collect many, many of the Lavshuca palettes and this just boils down to a ton of repetitive colors. It is unique and special that the Clear Stay Eye Base is included as this is a brand new product. But how great is it if it remains LE to the set? Once these sets are gone will we ever be able to get the product again? Probably not, so that’s a little disappointing.
For those who never experienced the magic of Lavshuca before, I highly suggest purchasing this set.
For the rest of us, it’s just boring and a rehash of shades we already own. It might be worth a purchase for the Clear Stay Eye Base alone but I like I said once we run out, what then?
I believe AlphabeautyUK sells this set on E-bay. I am not affiliated with the seller but enjoy shopping there myself.