The other week I had ordered a couple of brushes from Lousie Young and was seriously impressed, they're really quite reasonable and their delivery is super quick - in that my package arrived the next day! Anyway, I decided to give her eyeshadows a whirl. I have so many shimmery eyeshadows that I really wanted something clean, sophisticated and matte. The palette is £30 for 5 full size shadows. The quality is unbelievable, they perform almost like a cream and I love that they can be used as liners and for brows too. I remember a tutorial that Nicola Chapman (one of the Pixiwoo sisters) had done solely using this palette and it was just beautiful. Click here to see it.
Swatches left to right: Ting, Maowi, Pom Pom, Black Bear, Sislet
The quality of the brush that comes with the palette is also good quality which is really refreshing from the normal sponge applicators you see everywhere! It has a long handle and it easy to use for detailed shadow placement and under the eye as well. Even the Tom Ford eyeshadows come with short brushes with sponge tips on one end!
I'm really into matte colours at the moment - and with this palette its simple to create soft yet defined looks. Louise Young has a youtube channel as well where this palette is used multiple times so go and see it in action. There's also a helpful pamphlet that comes with the palette with step by step instruction to create 2 of her looks.
All in all, I'm extremely happy. My favourite colour is Sislet - I'm obsessed with terracotta and this is almost an exact dupe for MAC's Brown Script which is more or less discontinued. The palette is available here. I think my next purchases from Louise Young are going to be some of her crease brushes!
What do you all think? What are your favourite matte colours?
Hope you all are having a great weekend!
Edit: As requested below possible dupes for the palette
Ting: MAC Brule (any matte pale colour really)
Maui: MAC Omega, Urban Decay Naked
Pom Pom: MAC Charcoal Brown
Black Bear: Urban Decay Blackout, NARS Pandora, MAC Carbon (although it's not pigmented enough)
Sislet: MAC Brown Script