26 October 2011

Louise Young Essential Eye Palette: Review and Swatches

Left to right: Ting, Maowi, Pom Pom, Black Bear, Sislet

Today I want to show you the Louise Young Essential Eye Palette, which has become my go-to product for an easy, day-to-day office look.

Louise Young is a UK-based makeup artist who is well known for her high quality makeup brushes. This palette is the only cosmetic product she currently offers, and it consists of 5 versatile matte shadows which can also be used as liners or on brows. It comes with a handy little sable brush which is of much higher quality than the norm, and a decent sized mirror.

Ting, Maowi and Pom Pom, the three palest shades, are definitely getting the most use. I’m loving their cool tones right now but if you want to add some autumnal warmth, you could just add Sislet into the mix. Black Bear would be great to add more depth and drama, as either a shadow or a liner. 

Black Bear and Sislet are more highly pigmented than the other three which I was a little disappointed by at first, but with use I realised that the pigmentation of Ting, Maowi and Pom Pom is actually perfect for the looks I want to achieve with them.

I’ve been wearing them non-stop for work since I got them, and adding a slick of black liner and a red lip for a quick, pin-up inspired evening look.

I was lucky enough to win this palette on Twitter, but it normally costs £30 sterling and can be ordered from the Louise Young website.
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