Now that the Muse has taken care of a majority of the collections here in the states she’s ready to pursue her Japanese Brand Wish List!
I really want to hear all about what you guys are lemming from Japan this year
Here’s what I am wanting:
The two new limited edition Christmas palettes from Lavshuca are so definitely on my wish list! The Japanese take all the extra steps to make a palette perfect in my opinion and in this case I’ll explain how. This palette is cute right? But are you thinking that maybe it’ll be a bit messy having eyes and lips in one place? That’s how the Muse’s mind works and when I originally seen this I was thinking oh wow love it, cute, but it’s going to be messy
Have no fear the palette is completely organized and mess free. The lip side of the palette has a clear plastic hinge that lifts up for application and flips down when not in use. Tell me is this mess free and awesome? The Muse loves the Japanese and bows to their superiority in making all things cosmetic perfect
These retail for about $15 each and can be seen on the Lavshuca website!
They are most definitely on the Muse’s wish list!
The two Elegance Christmas Coffrets are on my wish list as well! Each kit comes with a gorgeous eyeshadow, blush, lipgloss, and case! These are a bit steep at about $78 each but I’m really loving the look of the eyeshadows in these kits! These are on the Muse’s “maybe” wish list! The only thing preventing me at this point of purchasing both is the price tag!
Elegance Christmas Coffrets 2007
Kesalan Patharan’s My Dear X-Mas Coffrets are also on my wish list. Dear Dream seems somewhat more appealing to me than Dear Wish so it may come down to purchasing just one of these! Each Set is $65 USD (Can anyone verify the price for me in Singapore please?).
Kesalan Patharan’s My Dear X-Mas Coffrets 2007
Anna Sui’s Christmas collection is delightful and I’m lemming just about all of it! On my wish list are the two separate makeup kits which include a pouch, gloss, and blush (peach and pink color options), the loose powder glitter, and the glitter mascara overcoat are all on my wish list!
Anna Sui Christmas Collection 2007
Anna Sui Christmas Set $45 Each USD
Anna Sui Glitter Mascara Overcoat $25 Each USD
Anna Sui Loose Gitter Powder $18 Each USD
I’m sure there are more items that will pop up and make their way onto my wish list but for now these are the items I’m really wanting!
I’m eagerly awaiting Majorica Majolica’s website update because I know I most definately want all of the Christmas items that will be introduced!
The Muse will update you as her list gets longer and her wallet continues screaming in absolute agonizing pain!
Want any of these items?
Something else on your Japanese Cosmetic Wish List?
Tell the Muse all about it!
Here in the US we have our fair share of gorgeous cosmetics but you know that my heart always lays with the gorgeous collections that my most favorite Japanese brands put out for the Holiday season!
What better way to learn all about what’s coming out this season then visiting with the Muse’s very good mate Iris at Rouge Deluxe!
Iris has been making the Muse very happy with all her posts about the goodies that Lavshuca, MJ, Paul and Joe, Gransenbon, and many other brands have in store for us this Christmas Season!
Some of the items I am looking forward to this Holiday Season are included in this little blog entry!
The entire Majorca Majolica collection! Iris has just posted the details and the Muse is drooling in delight at what’s being offered!
Two (not one but two! Celebrate good times come on!) new Majolook Line Impact palettes! Oh my and one looks purple with shimmery bits and pieces! Go right ahead and count the Muse in as being excited about these! If you’d like a look at past Majolook palettes please see my prior blog Spolight on Majorca Majolica by clicking here.
Lash Freeze Glitter Mascara! OH.MY.GOD! You know I want this don’t you? Count me in for two of these please! I love the old glitter mascara they introduced and this is on my MUST MUST MUST HAVE TO HAVE OR DIE LIST! Oh sorry was I being a bit too dramatic? Glitter does that to me.
And finally Snow Carat Face Powder which sounds like something very yummie that I must have as well
MJ looks like it’s coming out with quite a gorgeous range for Christmas! You can see the pictures, prices, and first impressions from Iris by visiting her here.
Next up on the list is Lavshuca’s two new Holiday palettes! The packaging on these looks adorable! You can see both by clicking here and here. Puffy’s back as Lavshuca’s model for the palettes! Yes, I know I know everyone is groaning but the Muse likes Puffy! I’m not entirely sure I’m loving her hair in these promo images but I still think she looks gorgeous! Anyway enough babbling about Puffy back to the palettes! The palettes are a bit weird in color as these appear more Autumn than Winter however they both look quite nice and too good to use! Beauty Vault anyone? They consist of three strips of shadows and two lip creams! Yum the Muse is writing her Letter to Santa now!
Please bring me two each of the new Lavshuca palettes and I’ll be sure the cookies are extra good this year! Promise!
Much love, the Muse!
Sonia Rykiel has caught my eye with the sparkling face powders they are introducing for the season! You can click over here and see them. I’m thinking all three need to make an appearance under my Christmas tree!
Aube Christmas line looks pretty darn nice as well! The new Jewelry Shower eye palette has caught the Muse’s eye! If you’d like to see the past Jewelry Shower eyes click here.
My Japan/Asian wish list is growing quickly and I’m happy that most of my US shopping has been done (aside from the MAC bits that have to make an appearance). The Muse has to go count her pennies and see about making all these wonderful items her very own
Visit with Iris on Rouge Deluxe for your Japanese Beauty fix but don’t say I didn’t warn you! Japanese makeup makes you broke and poor kids! Don’t be annoyed when the Muse says “I told you so!” when she hears your wallet screaming in pain!
Look for these at your favorite Japanese online shops starting around the end of the month and the beginning of November!
I wannaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa here you guys talk! Comment! Tell me what you are getting this year from these lines or other Japanese lines!
New to Japanese cosmetics? Check out the Muse’s Spotlights on Japanese Brands to learn more! Got a question about Japanese Cosmetics? Ask away!
Kanebo’s site has been updated and they added the newest gloss to the Lavshuca lineup which is entitled Liquid Rouge.
Let’s hope this is a bit better than the Color Conc Rouge you can see my review on the Color Conc Rouge by clicking here.
I think we have a very good chance of this being a very good gloss! The applicator has a sponge which is an improvement over pass glosses released by Lavshuca and the colors look very wearable.
The glosses are 1050yen (about $9 USD) each and are available sometime in November.
Click here to visit Rouge Deluxe for further information and all the color choices for these glosses!
Wish list anyone?
I know quite a few people were excited and eager for the Lavshuca video! So here it is ladies!
MuseTV Presents: A Spotlight On Lavshuca Cosmetics
Lavshuca, like T’estimo, Tiffa, KATE, etc..is disturbed by Kanebo. You’ll do well to remember the name Kanebo because they put out some fantastic cosmetic brands!
Lavshuca falls into my favorite group and I adore it! The brand is girlish and sweet and packs a whole lot of wonderful into such delicate packaging! I haven’t run across many items in the line that I don’t love but aside from those the rest have been amazing in the long run and the products are aces with the Muse!
On the top of my list of Lavshuca products would have to be the Eye Color Select palettes. These palettes have four separate eye colors that just work. I can’t say enough about how I love palettes that have colors that just work! This is a no brainer! I don’t have to use a whole lot of imagination, I don’t have to be confused with which color would go with the other, etc…the palette has four colors and all four just work together. One fantastic thing about Japanese cosmetics is that most all brands come with a great tutorial for application so if you’re somehow confused about what color should be where have no fear there are simple instructions right on the back of the packaging or on the website that will guide your hand in perfect application using the palette (Of course the instructions are in Japanese but their is a diagram with colors labeled as 1,2,3, etc…).
Eye Color Select Palette
I believe I have all of the Eye Color Select palettes and each one is more perfect than the last! The colors are packed full of shimmer which by now is obviously something you know I love. The palettes are pigmented and the packaging is so sweet and pretty! The price is just right as well!
BU1, PU2, and BR1
PK1, PU1, and BR2
I highly recommend nabbing these. Several shops online sell Lavshuca and the most reasonable I’ve come across would be Adam Beauty, JPmon, and Hi Japan. Palettes on these sites run from $14 USD or so.
Since we are on the topic of eyeshadow we might as well discuss Lavshuca’s latest palettes the Grade Color Select. I think myself and a few others were wondering if Grade Color Select would be replacing the Eye Color Select palettes. At first it was unclear if this was a new style packaging or a new product. I’m happy to report that upon Grade Color Select’s release late this summer (for Lavshuca’s Fall Collection) that they also introduced a new Eye Color Select color which put my mind at ease that my beloved Eye Color Select palettes are here to stay (for now).
Lavshua Grade Color Select Palette
Grade Color Select is not nearly as good as the Eye Color Select but in their own right they have alot going on for them! The palettes are designed a bit different in mind and possibly easier in regards to the look you’ll be accomplishing with these palettes. Basically it’s pretty mapped in which are the shadows, which is the base color, and which is the liner. The base in these palettes is possibly my favorite item when prepping my eye area and I tend to use the base as an all over wash of color even when I am not using the rest of the colors in that particular palette! It’s a nice shimmering shade that’s perfect for highbrow highlighting and just an all over color to begin your eye look! Unlike many Japanese brands, the base color, is in fact a powder and not a cream. These palettes aren’t as full of shimmer as the Eye Color Select palettes not to say they don’t contain shimmer, they do, just not as much as their sister palette. The liner is pretty versatile in that it can be used as a shadow if you please. The entire palette is definately pigmented and long wearing but still I must say that the Eye Color Selects are far better in quality, pigment, and shimmer.
The palette style is much more easier to work with than the Eye Color Select in my opinion. I like the straight across color design and as cute as the “flower blossom” look is on the Eye Color Select I have a bit of a hard time when working around each color. These are lined up in a neat row and make my application much easier! They are, of course, cute as pie too! I’m always in high debate with myself which design of the palettes I like more of the two and I lean slightly towards the Grade Eye Select as a favorite in style. They are smaller than a credit card and so smart and sweet to tote around for touch ups! The colors all work perfectly together. Price wise they are the same as the Eye Color Select and run from $14 USD or so!
PU1, BR1, and PK1
GN1, BU1, and BE1
I definately recommend these but if you have to choose between the two styles of palettes my heart lays with the Eye Color Select for shimmer quality.
Lavshuca makes a very cute, compact, and sweet lipstick entitled Jewel Lips. Now there are several reasons to love this great product. Believe it or not the main reason to love it would be it’s size! When I had purchased my very first Jewel Lipstick I had thought it was a full size product however, upon receiving it I was shocked to see it was actually a tiny, mini lipstick! Why is this exciting? It’s exciting because I have many lipsticks and glosses in my collection and these are just the right size! Does anyone truly get through a full size lipstick? Even when my collection was far smaller than it is today I don’t think I ever got through a full size lipstick! These make for easy storage, little waste, and are just cute as a button! What more could a girl want?
Lavshuca Jewel Lips Lipstick
The colors are pretty outstanding and they go on very smoothly with plenty of moisture! There are plenty of American brands that promise moisturizing lipstick but I’ve never across one that actually came through on the claim. These go on with a slightly slick feeling, so, gloss is entirely optional as you already have a nice sheen of color!
The colors aren’t at all heavy so if you enjoy a more minimal, natural look these would be perfect for you. Price wise they are about $9 USD each which is kinda sorta steep depending on how you think about. We can all nab a lipstick from MAC for a few dollars more but we won’t get a cute packaged item for that price
Lavshuca Jewel Lips Lipstick compared to a MAC full size Lipstick
I recommend these highly if you have a rather large collection or just love cute, girlish items!
Color Conc Rouge is the next item on the Lavshuca block and it gets my poor review sadly. I so wanted to love these! Please click here to view my prior impressions of this lipgloss!
Lavshuca’s Color Conc Rogue Lipgloss
PK2, RD2, BR1, and RD1
There isn’t much to say about Lavshuca’s newest gloss without rehashing what I had said in a previous review of the gloss. They are very cute in packaging but the product itself is a mystery in regards to application and getting a smooth, even look. It’s still in debate whether the formula of the gloss is at fault or the actual package design. Read my prior blog to see how I felt about these glosses!
I’m always on the look out for the next best thing to make my eyes pop. Lavshuca has a great line of glitter mascara that’s just great! They have two colors available for these mascaras, one being a silver and the other a multicolor bluish purple color.
Basically you use these on top of your regular mascara. Apply a coat of your favorite mascara, wait a sec for it to dry, and apply a coat of the Lavshuca glitter mascara. Ahhh..perfect sparkling eyelashes!
The mascara basically encrusts your eyelashes with fine particles of glitter that, when caught by the light make your lashes sparkle and shine!
Lavshuca Glitter Mascara
The application is a breeze due to the nice bend in the mascara wand! Don’t be scared by this as it really doesn’t make you appear over done in any way! It’s a great product for around the holidays but it’s also equally very wearable for day to day use.
Overall, I adore these and can’t recommend them enough! I just wish they had more colors available
Finally on our list is the Lavshuca liner. I’m not normally a big fan of liquid liner. When I wear liner it’s normally either pot form or pencil with a few rare exceptions! The Lavshuca liquid liner is pretty darn fantastic and personally I think it’s great for women that either are liner beginners or have a problem applying liner.
Lavshuca Liquid Eyeliner Pencil
The liner applicator is very, very, very thin and skinny. It’s one of the thinest applicators I’ve seen in all my cosmetic travels. Don’t let it fool you into thinking it can’t create a large line it can multitask it’s way into applying a thin line of product or a larger dramatic line. The liner is pretty much a snap to use because of it’s ultra skinny applicator in my opinion.
The Muse highly recommends this for beginners and advanced users alike!
A product not featured in my video would be the Lavshuca Loose Powder. Lavshuca creates a loose powder that is similar in fashion to the Jill Stuart line! In this case it’s a sparkling loose powder with a cute ribboned puff. Pretty much on the same level as the Jill Stuart Loose Powder. It’s nothing that I don’t already have in regards to a powder but I think the packaging is ultra cute and the powder itself gives a lovely sheen to a complete makeup look!
As much as I love Lavshuca it’s not without it’s flaws in my humblest opinion. One of which would be the blush. I’ve tried two styles of Lavshuca blushes one of which was the Cheek Select (no longer available) and the other would be their single blush line.
Now as fantastic and wonderful as the line is they have somehow failed in the blush category. I know several people who liked both the Cheek Select and Single Blushes sadly, I can not lay claim to loving these products.
Lavshuca Single Blush
Lavshuca Cheek Selects (Top Row) and Single Blushes (Bottom Row)
The blushes lack pigment and are far to sheer for the Muse! So one product, in my opinion, to skip, would be the blush.
In the future I have high hopes Lavshuca will introduce a better blush lineup but for now I’m steering clear of what is available
I hope you enjoyed learning more about this wonderful little Japanese Brand! If you have any questions do comment away! If you happen to own any of these products please let us know which and why you love them!
Tomorrow I’ll be exploring a new Japanese Brand until then I bid you good night!
I’m away this weekend but I do believe taking a second out of my busy schedule to type up this Weekend’s Steals and Deals is always in order!
Don’t you agree?
This weekend the Muse recommends heading over to Sasa for your beauty crack! Lots to be had on sale over at Sasa and Free Shipping too on orders of $50 or more!
Some of the Steals and Deals to be had at Sasa:
Bourjois Maxi Frange Maximum Length And Volume Mascara This mascara comes with the Muse’s highest recommendation and at $10.90 it also comes cheap! This retails for $19 at Sephora so you’ll be saving yourself $9! Yay!
Lavshuca Single Eyeshadows are $8.80
Majolica Majorca eyeshadows are available for $8 Sadly colors are extremely limited but if you have a hardcore lemming these are a pretty ok deal! They aren’t jacked up too much price wise compared to the original price of $5 or so each Japan side!
If I were you and I was in a bit of a shopping mood I’d click my mouse over to Drugstore.com and take advantage of the sale they have!
$5 off $30 plus free shipping
$10 off $50 plus free shipping
Drugstore.com is also having a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale which can be combined with the above deals (You’ll find a few goodies in this sale! Rimmel Mascara, Neutrogena Face Soap, Etc…)! Wahoooooo savings all around!
Might the Muse recommend THIS for your cart?
Macy’s likes us to be happy shoppers so they are offering a free deluxe sample of Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake 3 in 1 Shower Gel with a 2 product Philosophy purchase!
Since you’re at Macy’s anyway you might want to check out the Estee Lauder counter and score Free Shipping if you purchase $50 in products! Use coupon code LAUDERAUG to take advantage of Free Shipping!
If you’re lemming the Mystery Game Collection now might be a good time to get it and get something free! Lancome is offering a free sample duo with any purchase! The duo includes Definicils High Definition Mascara and Bi-facil Eye Makeup Remover (The Muse uses this and recommends it for eye makeup removal).
That’s it for this Weekend’s Beauty Steals and Deals! Enjoy your weekend! Happy Labor Day (and Happy Shopping at all the Labor Day Sales!)