Friday 23 February 2018

P. Louise Base: Do You Really Need It?

I wear eyeshadow pretty much every single day of my life, whether it be three different shades or just a quick, simple smokey eye. Sometimes I don't have a lot of time to spend on my make up, so it's important the eyeshadow base maximises colour payoff, and helps me blend quickly and easily.

Up until now, I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance religiously. I have been through countless tubes, and to be fair, it prevented creasing and kept my eyeshadow in place. However, I purchased the new P. Louise Base and now I am thinking that maybe the Shadow Insurance isn't the be all and end all.

This is a 15ml tube in a light skin tone shade, and upon applying it to my eyelids I noticed how it's so much thicker and more opaque than the Too Faced offering. The Shadow Insurance has little to no coverage, it just gives the shadow something to stick to. P. Louise Base evens out skintone, and preps the eye space ready for eyeshadow application. You can also use it to carve out your brows, as it's full coverage means it can conceal any unwanted brow hair, giving you a flawless finish.

In the photo below you can see how the colour payoff compares with an Inglot shadow over both primers. The top is Too Faced Shadow Insurance, which you can see is slightly more patchy and less intense compared to the bottom swatch of the P. Louise Base. 

Top: Too Faced. Bottom: P.Louise Base
In terms of maximising colour payoff, this P. Louise product definitely ensures eyeshadows look their best, and the blending process is so much less laborious. I've noticed how much more easily and quickly I can blend out harsh lines, the colour basically blends itself, I actually cannot believe how good this product is.

The one small issue I have is that it's only a 10ml tube, but to be honest a little goes a very long way so I'd say this may last me a decent length of time. If you have particularly creased lids, or simply struggle with blending, you should consider investing in this little tube of magic. It has changed my eyeshadow application for the better, and it's only £10.

So do you need it? Yes, you most certainly do!

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