A while ago, I commissioned a tub of Lavshuca’s loose powder in Lucent from Taiwan. There are 2 colours available, Lucent being the translucent one while the other has a pink tone for brightening.
Having tried a few Lavshuca products, mainly the eye makeup, I have been far from impressed. Gorgeous Japanese packaging aside, Lavshuca has always managed to underwhelm me once I get my hands on it.
Its an expensive mistake to make too because Lavshuca is presently not available in Malaysia and is only available in Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Might we see it come in soon? Its hard to say.
Lavshuca, for the uninitiated, is a drugstore brand under the Kanebo Cosmetics umbrella. They are girly with an edge but put them side by side with Majolica Majorca from Shiseido and I have to say that Majolica Majorca edges Lavshuca out in terms of product quality.
This perception changed however when I’d tried the Lavshuca loose powder. If there is one product that can rival the loose powder of any high end brand, its gotta have to be Lavshuca for me!!
My loose powder of choice thus far is Make Up For Ever super matte loose powder. This position of power has now been usurped by Lavshuca Loose Powder and I think it is going to stay that way. Here’s why:-
Lavshuca loose powder keeps my skin matte
The powder is very light and satiny in feel. Patted lightly on the skin with the thick luxurious puff that comes with it, my skin stays matte and shine free all day long. I must say I don’t have super oily skin to start with but my makeup has never looked as flawless as it has with this loose powder dusted over. And it stays that way till evening. I don’t use a lot and you don’t need a lot at all so one tub can last quite a while.
Lavshuca loose powder adds a glow
Although it says Lucent (translucent) there is some very minute shimmer in the powder. It doesn’t make you shiny however, just adds an inimitable glow to the skin.
Lavshuca’s loose powder looks gorgeous
Imagine that tub sitting on your plain dresser and immediately the luxury level is upped an ante. The tub is faceted plastic and comes with a plastic sifter and a luxurious powder puff. The purple satin ribbon makes it at once girly yet is functional to hold onto your hand. I always feel like a million bucks when I puff my face in the mornings to set my makeup 🙂
Presently, Lavshuca isn’t available in Malaysia and I cannot remember how much this was purchased for in Taiwan – it should not have been more than RM90 for a 16g a tub. If you can get your hands on it, I say get it – you won’t regret it, I’m sure. Lavshuca has changed the packaging for their new season (less pretty) and I’m not sure if the powder has been reformulated.
PJ from A Touch of Blusher too ranks the Lavshuca loose powder among her favourites and no wonder why! It’s absolutely worth it!
Pros: Sets makeup well, Adds a glow, Keeps skin smooth and shine free, Looks gorgeous
Cons: Not available in Malaysia
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You are right about “gorgeousness” it’s 10 points for that! I am getting confused with all the other brands Kanebo came up but this is a great review, it’s nice to know who performs better even if it’s from the same company 😀
Just looking at it makes me happy LOL… I love this loose powder and I’m only bummed that we don’t get it here. Japanese brands make so many sub-brands I sometimes get confused myself!
Hi Paris, will the puff pick up too much powder? I have a puff for my loose powder too but I always used a brush.
Nope, I hold the puff down and tip the tub over once and then pat it over my face. Its just nice!
eep! i only have their e/s, no loose powder 🙁
but Chacott is more than enuff to keep me busy~
So… i dun think I shud own this! 😛
Hehe… we all *should* not own stuff but when has it ever stopped us from getting pretty things?! 🙂
I don’t use loose powder. I hate it, in fact, mainly due to my incapability in handling it. BUT, BUT, BUT, would anyone donate the empty box/container to me once they’re done with it? I’d like to upp the luxe level of my dresser too! 😛
I use my loose powder only to set foundation and it keeps it matte. I’ll be holding on to my case unfortunately, since they have changed the packaging and all!
i guess you’re right, but i am limiting my budget!!!!!!
kenot simply spend when i dunno what’s gonna happen tmr 🙁
but if i have extra cash, i dun mind though 😛
I guess you are right. So, only if you have extra budget then 😉
Hah! I thought I was the only person in the world who doesn’t use loose powder. First, I don’t know the proper way to use it. Then, the idea of tiny particles of the powder flying around in my room and me and my little girl inhaling it kinda puts me off.
But, Paris, the way you review all these good items, makes me wanna get all these pretty stuff! Even just for decorating my dresser. haha! and my little girl will have a party around my dresser!!! hehe!!
I use either the puff or a brush to apply my loose powder and I use it to set foundation and keep things matte. It works for me 😉
I love this too! 🙂 Will u be buying the new version? I really hope it will be as good as this one!
Btw, just for price comparisons, I got this for ard HKD120 in HKG and in Jpn, it’s around 2475 Yen (very ex now considering the v high yen).
I just started using this one so I don’t see myself buying a replacement that quickly. If I finish it, then I might consider getting the new formula. Thanks for the prices! I had no idea how much this was in Taiwan 🙂
Err…May be you might think this is a bit silly question. Is it necessary to use loose powder to set foundation? I mean I put on my foundation, makeup, and that’s it.
No its not a silly question and no its not necessary to use loose powder to set makeup. I just like using it because I feel it helps keep oilies at bay.
lol. i will be one of those who are attracted by the packaging before knowing whether it really works or not
Lucky for me, I had time to check out reviews before getting it 🙂
Yeah the packaging is so cute!!! Wanna faint…
Yep its super cute!
Oh my…that puff with the bow is killing me!
I’ve yet to own anything that sweet–must consider getting when I ever run out of powder!
It took me a while to get my guts round to using it! This is about the prettiest thing I own on my dresser. Everything else is serviceable LOL
wow 5 stars! that’s rare! Thanks for the review 😀
Yep! It totally deserved every star!
When it comes to reli reli reli cute things!!! Omg… I totally cannot resist!!! Kanebo??? Ooo… They alwiz come out with so many cute things…. ARghhh….
Wah…I have wanted this loose powder since long time ago..But always spend my money for others hehe 😛 Lover ur blog ? btw I read ur post about eco tools bamboo brush set..have u got it ? U can order from amazon.com. Me also interested n want to purchase it.
Have a good day 😉
I haven’t gotten the EcoTools brush set yet. I believe Amazon does not ship to Malaysia but they might have changed their rules – I’m not sure.
Hi, I just checked to amazon n u r right, they dont ship out of US. I was so dissapinted but then found someone that can help me coz he has US adress. U want ? maybe I can get it for u ^^ email me if u want yah 🙂 have a nice day ^^
I would like to ask you where you purchased the Lavshuca Loose Powder? Thanx =)
It was purchased from Taiwan through my sister. You can get it online on adambeauty.com too.
Hey there, Paris. I read this blog post you wrote some time
ago and have been lemming for this Lavshuca powder ever since. I’m
currently in Taiwan until Wednesday for biz, and want to get this!
However, the Watsons and Cosmed near my hotel in TaoYuan does not
have this.. -__-” Any way you can ask your sister where she got
this when she came to Taiwan? I do apologize for the last
I believe the packaging has been changed so it may not be in the same pretty pot. As i recall my sis got Lavshuca from Watsons. I hope you find it!