I know I know. I admit it. I didn't want to get any of the new Lavshuca winter stuff but somehow I couldn't resist. I see myself a bit as Lavshuca LE stuff collector and the gift set isn't pricey after all so I settled on the Makeup Collection in 02 (Classical Sweet Collection - Iris from Rouge Deluxe lists this as Antique Monochrome) which offers safe cool colors sure to flatter my complexion.
I also ordered 3 of their new eye pencils (might arrive tomorrow or early next week) and the other kit in 01 Classical Nudy Collection (browns/peach) is on its way to me (but as a gift for a friend).
The Makeup Collection comes in a sturdy cute little box with a drawer and even little feet. Very cute and dressy and it has got a vintage feel to it. Honestly the little box is the cutest part about the gift set lol!
The items included are:
-Gift box with drawer -Eyeshadow N 02 1.8g -Lipgloss 02 4g Retail: 1890 Yen, Adambeauty sells this for US$22 shipped which is a pretty good deal and if you consider the shipping it's more or less retail you'll pay.
The eyeshadow duo probably hss a fancier name but all is printed in Japanese lol.
Anyways, it's TINY. It's the same size as a Lavshuca single shadow used to be. I don't mind as I never ever will finish up an eyeshadow anyway hehe.
The eyeshadow duo has 2 different textures and levels of pigment. The lighter shade sports a pearly finish and is sheerer whereas the darker color is super pigmented with a metallic base and shimmer flecks throughout. Very pretty! The colors are: White with baby pink iridescence and taupe gray. Exactly the kind of color combo I love!
The (also super tiny) lipgloss however is just a clear base with densely packed fine pink shimmers throughout. It looks pretty but I can feel the shimmer particles as they feel a bit scratchy which annoys me a bit.
The texture is slightly sticky so the lasting power is quite good. All in all there are dozens of glosses like this out there so it's nothing super exciting.
I have to admit the box and eyeshadow are really nice. The gloss is ok but rather meh. I'd say this is a pretty and safe affordable gift as at least one of the 2 available Makeup Collections will flatter about everyone.
If I'd had to rate this item I'd probably give it 3.5-4 out of 5 stars.