I have reviewed Louise Young Brushes, the first eyeshadow palette that she came out with and today it is the turn of the Louise Young Lip Colour Trio. It is always interesting to me to look closely at MUA ranges because there are often colour combinations and colours that you wont find in consumer brands. Reason being, MUA’s understand colour so when I first picked up the pin up palette, I have to say, it didn’t really rock my boat. I love purple (obvs) and am very much a statement lip kinda gal. But, there is a really place in my make up stash for neutral lipsticks because I wear a lot of vibrant eyeshadows and mascara. Even though my face can talk a lot of colour, sometimes a more neutral lip is necessary.
The palette is a truncated version of the eyeshadow palette. Three godets instead of five. A gorgeous lip brush is included and by gorgeous I mean completely functional. Solid metallic palette that can survive a pro MUA’s kit or my cluttered make up bag. With a name like pin up you would probably expect the colours to be vibrant reds. You are not far wrong but the formula of the lip colours is slightly sheer which means that the colours are buildable. My lips are two different colours but despite me saying that the formulas are sheer, somehow they provide sufficient opacity to even out my lip colours.
Pretty Bird – this is the pinky tone which on my is pretty neutral, especially if I line my lips with a dark brown lip liner. This one is a nude-ish tone on me so I go to it when I have an OTT gold smokey eye or I’m going for a very pared back look (it does happen occasionally)
Nancy – this is the more coral or orange tone. I don’t normally get on with coral tones but this one because it is sheer can work. I actually like wearing this over a red lip liner to create a more 3d lip
Reef – the most pigmented of the three and the most red. Great over red and brown lip liners but I am a big fan of wearing this with a blue liner or lipstick, it creates some gorgeous bespoke shades.
This is another multifunctional product as I can wear this as blush. Louise Young does have a blush range, but I did not find that the shades were pigmented enough for me. These lip colours however are gorgeous. I can use any of them as a pop of colour on the cheeks and because the formula is not greasy or shiny like a lip gloss they don’t leave a gloopy mess on the face. The total amount of lipstick you get is 1.5g but don’t forget the fab brush. I am the kind of person who is happy to pay £27 for a small Tom Ford lippie so I think the price is reasonable and the brush is lovely. Louise Young is available from Fenwicks and other authorised stockists or you can pick up her make up and brushes directly from her website.