I decided to review all of the Lavshuca eyeshadow palettes that I own in one entry. It is easier to compare texture, colour payoff etc this way =]
Dual Eyes GN-1
Dual Eyes GN-1 is a light golden bronze paired with dark khaki (from left).
Name: Lavshuca ラヴーシュカ Dual Eyes デュアルプリズムアイズ GN-1
Price: ¥ 1,300 for 2.1 g
@cosme rating: 5.0 ★
Release date: 1.8.2008
Dual Eyes was discontinued recently, perhaps because they now have the prettier Custom Selective Eyes which debuted in November 2009.
Pigmentation: ★★★★★★★ superb pigmentation with just one swipe
Shimmer: ★★★★☆☆☆ dazzling, but too sparkly for me
Texture: ★★★☆☆☆☆ dry when compared to the other
Recommend: Yes. I looove the colours in GN-1. I do prefer quads but a duo does not bother me~~
Grade Color Eyes GN-1
Grade Color Eyes GN-1 has a pale yellow, cream, light green and a deep greyish green (from left).
Name: Lavshuca ラヴーシュカ Grade Color Eyes グラデカラーアイズ GN-1
Price: ¥ 1,600 for 2.7 g
@cosme rating: 4.5 ★
Release date: 1.2.2009
Pigmentation: ★★★★☆☆☆ moderately pigmented, the darkest shade has the best colour payoff
Shimmer: ★★★★★★☆ subtle, not over the top at all
Texture: ★★★★☆☆☆ smooth although it is incomparable to Melting Eyes
Recommend: Yes! I am essentially getting three colours because the two lightest are similar when on my lids. Thankfully the other quads in this range have more distinctive shades.
Light Mix Eyes BU-1
Light Mix Eyes BU-1 has a deep blue with pink and green flecks, a yellow with a smattering of blue dots Mixing Highlight, teal and a light silvery blue Lighting Powder (clockwise from bottom left).
Name: Lavshuca ラヴーシュカ Light Mix Eyes ライトミックスアイズ BU-1
Price: ¥ 1,600 for 3.2 g
@cosme rating: 4.2 ★
Release date: 1.8.2009
Pigmentation: ★★★★★☆☆ good pigmentation
Shimmer: ★★★★☆☆☆ mediocre shimmers
Texture: ★☆☆☆☆☆☆ chalky Mixing Highlight, the other three shades lean towards the dry side
Recommend: No!! The texture is subpar although I do like the colours offered.
Melting Eyes BR-1
Melting Eyes BR-1 has a taupe brown, champagne, tan and dark brown (clockwise from bottom left).
The design of the case is more intricate compared to the previous releases
Name: Lavshuca ラヴーシュカ Melting Eyes メルティングアイズ BR-1
Price: ¥ 1,600 for 2.9 g
@cosme rating: 5.2 ★
Release date: 1.5.2010
BR-1 is supposedly a dupe for Lunasol's legendary 04 Neutral from the Lighting For Eyes series. I might do a comparison later on since I own both quads.
Pigmentation: ★★★★★☆☆ pigmented and buildable
Shimmer: ★★★★★★☆ elegant and refined
Texture: ★★★★★★★ soft, buttery smooth, the best amongst the four. It even tops some of the high end eyeshadows that I own!
Recommend: YES!! Plus it gets lots of additional points for having a nice girly packaging.
Lavshuca is a pretty good brand to look into if you are in the market for drugstore Japanese eyeshadow palettes. They have good quality eyeshadows and I read that their lipsticks are pretty good as well. Definitely a brand worth purchasing!