September 16, 2013

Lavshuca Shiny Candy Bon Bon Lipstick Review & Swatches

Lavshuca Shiny Candy Bon Bon Lipstick 1

You might recall I recently reviewed the Lavshuca Candy Bon Bon Lipstick for you which I didn’t really love. The lipstick is available in three shade types and I was hopeful that the shiny type would a formula I enjoyed since I found the regular color type wasn’t exactly to my liking.

Did I like Lavshuca Shiny Candy Bon Bon Lipstick?

Lavshuca Shiny Candy Bon Bon Lipstick

Naaaa! Lavshuca Shiny Candy Bon Bon Lipstick is just as dry as the color formula so I’m pretty disappointed. I expected lighter color with a more moisturizing and shiny finish however, this has a drier texture with a satiny finish that doesn’t look terribly great on my lips less I apply a bit of clear gloss.

The lipsticks come in a tiny travel friendly and easy to store tube that’s about half the size of a full size lipstick packaging wise. The contents are 1.7 g or 0.05 oz so you’re getting smaller everything here. I don’t mind so much as I have SO many lipsticks to get through a smaller size might just allow me to actually use through it for once! You can see a photo of size comparisons by clicking here.

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Lavshuca Shiny Candy Bon Bon Lipstick Swatches

I find the packaging adorable and not much different from the lipsticks that Lavshuca had released several years ago.

I feel the formula tugs a fair bit when applied and the drier texture accentuates every single dry and lined area of my mouth. We all have natural lines around our mouths and this just emphasizes those lines and tends to get caught on drier skin if you have any. I don’t particularly love the texture and feel it’s heavier and sucking moisture from my lips. It’s surprising as Japanese lipstick products typically have a gorgeous glide with a moist feel. For my look below using the shade RD-3 I used a bit of clear gloss to make the color more wearable as without it looks terrible!

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I also purchased the translucent formula which is the third and final finish of the product but I suspect it’ll be just as bad as the two I already tried.

I got these directly from Japan but AlphaBeautyUK on E-bay sells them at close to retail price for $10.95 each.

I purchased this item.

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  • Ashley

    I really like that jelly look Asian trends have been following. This one sort of looks like that type of lippy. Can you recommend any American brands that might mimic that Asian jelly lip trend?

        • the Muse

          np! this isn’t really jelly lip as I used clear gloss on top, read the review explains further on drier texture 🙂 any gloss with a thicker texture is going to give you that jelly-like pout.

    • dot

      I think the look is pretty easy to recreate with a lip stain and a clear gloss if you don’t have access to Asian brands!

  • C

    Ugh, I really don’t like the revamp Lavshuca has done. Looks like I’ll be defecting to Kate for the time being. You check out Lunasol’s fall collection yet? 🙂

    • the Muse

      I did C but not sure I need anything……I’m kinda waiting on Holiday Collections as I saw some coffrets I really NEED ;-D you?

      • C

        I just saw pics of Lunasol’s 2013 Coffret and dare I say I found it a little too meh. 🙁 I absolutely loved their spring collection but the current autumn and holidays ones are kinda underwhelming. Speaking of which, if you get a chance to try any of the spring palettes, they’re amazing. Love em even more than Ocean Scene Eyes.

        • the Muse

          i saw the maggie deco one and def want that 😀 I get it every year so won’t be missing out. but lunasol hasn’t really grabbed me lately 🙁 I really like the orange Vivid Clear Eyes!

          • C

            Nice! Think you’ll do a review? The khaki and blue ones are great too.

          • the Muse

            possibly C ;-D the Maggie Deco def but the lunasol debatable still ;-D