December 10, 2010

Lavshuca Star Decoration Eyes GN1 BR-1 Review, Photos, Swatches

Lavshuca didn’t go the coffret route this year for the Holidays which was a bit disappointing. Nor did they go for a special palette release. They did however release a brand new selection of eyeshadow palettes. This is an interesting release for the brand considering they reserve palette releases for the Spring and only release a special palette or two or a coffret for the Holidays.

Lavshuca is a drugstore brand that can be purchased in Japan. Unlike findings in a US drugstore, Japanese drugstore makeup is of high quality, incredibly pigmented, and just stunning, packaging wise.

For Winter, Lavshuca released a total of five shades of their new Star Decoration Eyes Palettes.

Let’s have a look!

The latest variation of eyeshadow palettes from Lavshuca that features a glittery base powder!

Fans of Lavshuca will take note of the new packaging or shall I say old? This packaging does remind me of the first variation of palettes from the brand but has a nicer look and feel. The shadows come housed in a pink, beig-y metallic compact. It’s quite pretty and a fresher look compared to the aubergine shade they were embracing earlier.

Each palettes features a highlighter for the brow bone, a crease shade, and a lid/liner shade plus a glittery over base. For your look you’ll proceed to graduate each of the shades by highlighting with the lightest shade, blending the medium shade into the crease and possibly lid if you wish to use the darkest shade as a liner OR you can use the medium shade in the crease and use the darker on the lid. Proceed to finish the look by dabbing a bit of the glittery over base in the center and corner of your eyes. Done! Easy, simple eye look.

I felt like the palettes were a step above any of the palettes I own from Lavshuca (believe me I own ALOT of ’em). The brown shade I selected in BR-1 had a particularly delightful formula that applied like liquid metal. Normally Japanese shadows have a cream, powdery, chalky feel however these seem to have a creamy, powder-y formula with a heavier texture compared to past releases. I was very impressed because it does feel and apply considerably different than any of the other palettes I have in my stash at the moment. The palettes are quite good as they define and graduate well without creating a muddy mess.

I also picked up GN-1. Normally I love green shadows when it comes to Japanese palettes however this applied a tad on the chalky side and didn’t graduate as well as BR-1. But it still had excellent pigmentation and blended quite well but it didn’t look as defining as the brown version.

The glittery overbase has quite a bit of fall out but it does add such a nice sparkle so I’m not complaining much.

A friend of mine who lives in Japan got these for me however online shops and E-bay is a good place to get them but prices can be drastically jacked up so do shop around.

  • Anyone who wants to experience Beauty Abroad (this is great if you never tried Lavshuca before).
  • Anyone who wants to do a complete graduating eye look that’s easy (I always find it’s super easy to do a graduating eye look with Japanese palettes!).
  • Anyone who likes a bit of sparkle in their eye looks (the glittery overshadows brings the bling).

  • Anyone who doesn’t like shopping online or dealing with airmail (these are exclusive to Asia so they are tricky to locate but well worth it).

All in all I think Lavshuca Start Decoration Eyes are possibly my favorite eyeshadow palette from the brand to date. I had a few problems with GN1 but I’ll be indulging in the other three shades to add to my collection as they are quite lovely and feels like an updated formula to me compared to others in my stash!

Likey lots!

I’m going to slap a Muse Approval on ’em! BR-1 is particularly worth a haul!

P.S. That’s NYX Desert Rose on my cheeks in both pics! Super isn’t it?

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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  • jess

    Great post! I am interested in trying some as well, since I love the way it looks on you. I was wondering if you could let me know where I can purchase these?

    all the best, keep up the good work


    • the Muse

      Hi jess. Adam Beauty and Imomoko is a good place to start but sadly not retail cost.

  • Hing

    Such a gorgeous look!! 😉

    By the way, which shade do u think is more unique, between BR-1 and BR-2?

    Can’t wait to get my hands on these!!!

    • the Muse

      not sure hing I only have the one of the two hun. 🙁 thanks so much you’re too kind 🙁 if I get the other shade will let ya know!

  • Tiffany

    ooh i saw these back in taiwan~they’re so glittery! the brown looks really natural and glam on you muse = )

  • miko

    really enjoying your site, dear, it’s so comprehensive! i’m liking the sound of these eyeshadows! i’m sort of kicking myself for not getting one- just made an adambeauty purchase a few hours ago, lol, fail.

    • the Muse

      aw thanks miko!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxox! ;-D ha! No worries spring will come soon and you can indulge in a bigger haul hehe and added these in!

  • Bethany

    Ohhh, sorely tempted. Usually I go for pretty dramatic shades, but the BR-1 would make a lovely staple for browns and golds.

    Loving the Asian Brand reviews, as always.

    • the Muse

      bethany do I owe you an email? or a reply…I’m so confused sorry lol! Your review is still sitting here too btw I’ve had probs with the reader review option on wordpress that’s what the delay is about apologies ;-D

      I think I owe you comment replies, I’m SLOWLY getting through ’em ;-D

      BR1 is a great one, and the formula seems really awesome to me compared to GN1 ;-D

    • the Muse

      Hi Lilly I mentioned the texture and formula in the review hun…hope this helps?!

  • Erin

    Hey girl, any chance there is a website where you can buy these? I live in the U.S, and I’m really liking these Lavshuca eyeshadows!

  • shirley

    Lovely!!! Muse you are amazing, you always have some nice japanese cosmetic reviews to share with us!!!

  • Claire

    Where can you buy these? I really want one now! I’ve heard a lot of good things about Japanese makeup.

    • the Muse

      Hi claire, ebay is a good place to start also Adam Beauty which ships Internationally.

  • LorraineER

    Ooh, I really like the brown one. I am loving shimmery or glittery browns lately!

    • the Muse

      me too lorraine, browns are really making up more than half my stash lately 😛 ;-D

  • Gia

    That’s soo pretty looking! I want to hug all the sparkles! What websites do you buy from for Asian beauty products? I work about a street away from the Asian-centric area in Cleveland so I am able to locate the more popular beauty brands from the beauty stores next to me. But I can’t find the more smaller companies!

    • the Muse

      Hi gia this isn’t a smaller company hun…kanebo puts this out so it’s quite a large brand in Japan 🙂 A friend of mine purchased this for me from Japan but you can find online, ebay, etc…better prices would be from Adam Beauty however they aren’t as close to retail/discount in Japanese drugstores.

  • Amee

    I liked the way they have designed the palette!!!!
    Both the palette are good and shades are pretty 🙂