September 22, 2008

Lavshuca Perfect Base Moist and UV Review

I’ve been wanting to try out Lavashuca Perfect Base for a long time now just because of it’s cute yet elegant packaging. The product comes in a heavy glass jar that’s beautifully vanity worthy and reminiscent of Lavshuca’s Jelly Eye Creams from a while back ago (I don’t believe they make these anymore). I liked the packaging so much I decided to get both the Moist and UV selections.

I know, crazy. Buying something because I love the packaging is ridiculous but since I’m on my quest for the perfect skin prep and primer I might as well try out Lavshuca with the added benefit of gorgeous packaging right? Indeed, the Muse’s mentality on choosing makeup does borderline on the strange and unusual.

My favorite of the two primers would be the Lavshuca Perfect Base UV. UV is a heavy duty cream that does have a slight whitening effect to it. Yes, I’m one of those crazy girls that believes in the miracles of a whitening agent. The cream is a thick consistency so I’m unsure if I’d recommend it for oily skin types considering the formula however if you have dry skin especially with the upcoming colder weather this will be a god sent. The cream is very lightly pigmented and casts a certain glow onto your face. It’s not a ghostly effect by any means but just lightens up certain dullness and gives a nice rested look to your skin however it’s not pigmented enough to forgo foundation. It’s super moisturizing and a little goes a very long way at filling pores, smoothing skin, and doing a general prep prior to foundation. It also has the benefit of containing ingredients to protect skin from harmful UV rays which is always a bonus. Although it offered fantastic moisture and prepped my skin wonderfully well for the rest of my foundation, I did not notice any really difference when it came to the length of wear on my foundation. My foundation lasted the normal 4-6 hours after use of this particular base however in defense of the product I don’t think it promises anything in regards to setting foundation for longer wear. I’d recommend this base for those who seek extra moisture even after use of their normal moisturizer, anyone who’s looking for a thicker primer to fill in pores, and finally someone who seeks UV protection.

The second base I tried was Lavshuca Perfect Base Moist base which is considerably different when compared to the UV version. This base is much lighter and the formula is completely different. The formula is water based, with a lighter consistency and a gel like texture that has a faintly pink iridescent finish that’s not completely visible on the skin. I like this base for prepping the skin prior to foundation because it makes my foundation glide on and blend easier however as far as filling pores or extending the life of my foundation I wouldn’t recommend it as it does neither. I enjoyed the consistency of the product and think it makes a rather great prep for warmer weather however right now, when my skin craves added moisture, I think the UV wins out. The base will make a rather great primer for my Summer skincare and I imagine I’ll reach for this when I’m using lighter makeup.

As you can see from my swatches below UV has a slightly white cast once blended and Moist contains a tiny amount of pink shimmer. Although each has an unique finish once blended onto my face I didn’t notice any shimmer from moist nor did I notice a noticeable change in my skin tone when using UV aside from dullness disappearing.

Both are generally good bases and I liked them alot but I found nothing particularly exciting or unique about either aside from the packaging. If you don’t have a ton of primers and bases around I’d recommend picking one of the two that would suit your skin however I’m not particularly partial to either. They performed well enough and I liked them very much but the Muse isn’t in love!

All in all a rather nice set of bases to add to my every growing collection of skin prepping items!

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Decorative Diva

    Where do you buy the Lavashuca UV? I think this would be really good for my skin. How much is it? I’m so happy to see your review ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’ve been trying to figure out what to do for my skin issues, so I’ve still been using the Angels on Bare Skin, but I’ve been trying to remember to use Burts Bees Night Creme every night on my skin for extra moisture, as well.

    Did you ever get my email on that btw? I’m dying to hear your thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank god Monday is over. Mondays always suck for me at work. Their our busiest day. I had to wait far too long to read your blog!

  • Askmewhats

    The packaging is SUPER CUTE!!! Just by looking at them, they are worth trying!

  • helly

    wow interesting; and adore the packaging as well!!! haha

    and yayyy, jap makeup XD i've missed your reviews and images of these!!

    regarding the jelly eye creams, have you tried them?? i bought a silver one, and i have noooooo idea how to use it, its like..glitter paste ><" haha

  • LithiaBlack

    Hello Muse!

    I’m on a hunt for a god primer ๐Ÿ™‚
    How much spf is the UV version sporting?


  • Thepunkcat

    Hey sweetie!
    Long time since my last comment! But you know i always read you, baby ๐Ÿ˜€
    I’ve been lemming to try Lavshuca’s Moist base for a looong time, but I think I have plenty of primers already.My favourite right now is YSL’s top secrets primer, have ou tried it?

  • the Muse

    morning dd!

    A friend in Japan got it for me ๐Ÿ™‚ But you can easily get it on a few online stores. Did you see my Japanese buying guide?

    Are you experiencing dry skin at the moment?

    I have a few from you but my inbox is so disgusting I avoid it like the plague most days *blush* I’ll do my best to reply soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    I agree, Mondays are always nutty for me too ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL damn them don’t they know it be blog time!?


  • Askmewhats

    Musey, I’ve been to HK for a couple of days, that’s why I haven’t left any sweet lovings for a couple of days! ๐Ÿ™‚ But I’m here! *hugs*

  • the Muse

    hiya helly!!!

    Ditto ๐Ÿ™‚ I know I’ve been kinda down about Japanese Collections lately, nothing of great interest, but hope that changes for the Holiday!

    No sadly I never got around to trying the jelly eye creams b/c at the time I hated cream shadows so much ๐Ÿ˜› but now I regret not getting ’em!

    LOL that bad eh? Sounds like I’d love it!

  • the Muse

    hi eru!

    Miss you around here ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks for reading Musings ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m jealous I’ve been wanting to try out YSL Top Secret Primer how is it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hugs back at you!

  • the Muse

    oh lucky! HK! I wanna go I wanna go ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks for coming back to leave some sweet lovings ๐Ÿ™‚ you were def missed ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Phyrra

    I have seen your Japanese buying guide ๐Ÿ™‚
    I was hoping that these were available online from a store that I could navigate ๐Ÿ˜› I’m a bit nervous about buying online from a store that I can’t easily translate.

    I’m experiencing dry skin between my eye brows, but my chin is a bit oily. I think my cheeks are a bit dry, and my forhead is a bit oily (due to my bangs). I’m guessing this is classic combination skin, I’m just not used to it. I’m not sure what to do with it. I’ve been using Angels on Bare Skin twice a day, my daily moisturizer is either Olay Complete All Day UV Sensitive skin spf 15 or Olay Complete Defense Daily UV moisturizer SPF 30 sensitive skin, and I’ve been using Burt’s Bee’s Radiance Night Creme. It seems to be helping some, but I keep thinking I should be doing something more or different.

  • the Muse

    yay good reading dd ๐Ÿ™‚

    the stores I rec in the guide are very easy to navigate and in english ๐Ÿ™‚

    However the prices are yak ๐Ÿ˜›

    I have the same probs. dry flakes between my eyebrows ๐Ÿ™ I blame it on over plucking ๐Ÿ˜›

    I normally rub some lush baby face between my brows and this gives some relief to my dry spots ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have same prob with my forehead as well so I normally use philosophy microdelivery wash daily and that helps keep the oilies at bay ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope this helps!