What can I say? I treated myself for my birthday!
I had been interested in P.Louise for awhile with their attractive packaging that features really fun graphic design, and their impressive skilled eyeshadow looks with super pigmented shades. It was the A World Full of Wonder palette that got me to finally make the purchase. It contains 42 shades of purple. I love purple eyeshadows, so it was a must-get for me!
P.Louise was one of those brands I saw on social media, especially with their elaborate looks and tutorials. However, the fact that is UK-based and the shipping to the USA cost so much, it deterred me from place an order. Let me spare you the time from reading my conclusion. Don’t sleep on this brand. I’d recommend saving those pennies to afford the shipping! The shipping for my order was $34, which is pretty shocking, but it is based on weight. I decided to go for it because I couldn’t pass up that purple palette!
If I am going to pay the hefty shipping, I might as well pick up some more products I have been interested in. (Even though the shipping is based on weight and I am just making it worse! Hah!) It still felt like I better get my big order in. So I treated myself for my birthday month. This won’t be a regular thing!
I like the packaging not only for the design, but because it was legit was a gift from me to me for my birthday!
My order was pretty large so I got two boxes and they were inside a big poly mailer that ended up ripping. I’m glad they managed to stay inside the bag! The shipping was surprising and ended up getting to my house several days earlier than scheduled. I ordered on July 15th and it arrived on the 20th! Very impressive from the UK to the USA!
The packaging is ridiculously CUTE! I always appreciate good design and out-of-the-box, bells and whistles packaging. The more creative, the more excited I am for it! I bet their designers have a good time designing these! And yes, there is an actual paper straw inside the box.
Inside the juice boxes you get two lip gloss items, and the box reflects each name, on either side of the box. I got Strawberry Daiquiri/Sip N Serve, Strawberries N Cream/Afternoon Tea and Candy/ Candy Kisses
It was a better value to buy 3 than a single one. One box retails for $30, but with the 3 for £25 deal, it was $33.26 for all three in American dollars. (Currency conversions change all the time, so it may not the same as when you buy them.)
These would make for a great gift for your friends because the packaging is so cute and creative, plus you can pick out their favorite scent! The shades inside are universal because the gloss is clear and the lip oils are very sheer. So you can’t go wrong!
The glosses have a clip so you can attach it to your keys or purse. The formula is very thick and emollient, which is what I like. I need it to be SUPER moisturizing and for it to last. I don’t like ones that are so thin that my lips feel drier than ever when it wears off. This keeps your lips under its protection for a long time.
Strawberries N Cream – My fave of the trio I bought! This is exactly what I wanted! Smells just like the dessert!
Strawberry Daiquiri– Strawberry with a touch of lime.
Candy– Candy could be anything! Fruity, chocolate, peppermint or just sugary cotton candy! It was only guess what it could be. This smells like maple syrup, maybe even butterscotch.
Stay Shining Crown Lip Oils
These are very sheer, so the color doesn’t matter too much, but they do some in many colors, as seen on their website.
It is hard for me to describe the scent but they are not the same as the glosses. The website says it is an “ambrosial” scent. I do not know what the food of the Greek gods tastes like.
I like the crown detail on the packaging because it doesn’t roll around when I am taking pictures of them!
Here is the one you probably came for! The double decker, every-purple-you-will-ever-need palette! This first appeared in P.Louise’s Budget Box. (Lucky! They saved a ton of money!) Thankfully it went up for sale a month later for everyone else!
Will I need another purple palette after this?
Absolutely. I’m insane.
But this will keep me busy for awhile!
The fun part is that the cover lights up and the clouds will move when you shake it. There are three lights, but every photo I took, one is covered. My clouds appear to be caught because they stacked on each other and they’re caught on a light. I don’t want to shake it or pound it on something because I might break the shadows. Oh well. This is a special touch that P.Louse is known for. They’re not a subtle brand! If you look at their makeup looks, they are super extra in that area too! It’s the maximalist design I am drawn to! I am all for it!
As if you couldn’t tell, this palette as an Aladdin theme. The amount of custom stamping in the palette is also very impressive because I know it’s not cheap to produce!
The following are a billion photos of the palette. I tried taking them in different lighting and angles so you can get a good idea of what it looks like. I am sure the team had a blast designing and naming everything! If some shades look like dupes with each other, there are slight variations. Are we sure Enchanted and Wonder are different? haha! But I am also the person buying every tube of paint even though I can just mix them.
These are swatched with the Rumour Base in 0.5, which is lighter than my skin tone. You can really see it in my crook of my elbow. It doesn’t look like a creasy mess on my eyelid. Yes, there will be a crease in the actual crease, but that is easily blended out and then you apply powder over it and it’s gone! (Like any primer.)
The mattes look like they swatch pretty dry, I think it’s because I let the base fully dry on my arm before swatching. The metallics glided on really nicely and didn’t feel chunky. On my eye, the base actually works out and kinda eliminates the need for me use to use an off-white on my brow bone. These actually blend really well! No skipping from my crepey lids, no patchiness. It just looks seamless with proper blending!
As you can see, the palette is filled with so many shades that I ran out of room! This is a great thing! More shades than I can handle, sign me up! This is a really good value!
Lowlight: I started doing these because it shows off the shimmers and color changes within in metallics and shimmers.
Wedding Wish XL, $38 (on sale)
The never ending quest for the perfect wedding palette! Since 2009, I have been in search for The One. I’ve made my own MAC palettes, I got palettes… now I have a zillion neutral palettes. I’m not even trying to be a professional makeup artist anymore, but I’m still buying them! Previously, I have reviewed Jeffree Star Cosmetics Star Wedding Palette. While the color story is similar, this one from P.Louise has more shades. But they are smaller pans. I’m super extra and I am glad to have both! If I was doing my own bridal makeup, I’d just bring both palettes with me. But again, I do way too much!
A huge selling point for me, was that this particular palette was on sale for $38 (USA price), otherwise it would have been $51.56 USD.
There are 50 shades total! I had to double up my swatches and take two batches of photos to fit them all!
Now this isn’t my first blush palette! But it’s cute how the name says “Crush” and then crossed it out. I always feel like I cannot find my blushes so I picked this up because it seemed to have some nice coral shades that would be flattering. The darker ones are intense on my fair skin, but this would be excellent for a makeup artist to have plenty of shades for every skin tone!
For these swatches I went backwards. I started from the last shade, You Give Me Butterflies. I swatched them this way so my blush brush wouldn’t be stained with the most intense shade They Love Me, They Definitely Love Me, mixing with the others. I unfortunately cut off the very top swatch because it was hard to see that it was there.
I did a swatch with a blush brush and then a heavier swatch with my finger, just so you could see which shade it is. I didn’t name them in the photo because two are just images. Cupid? Love Letter?
P.Louise Rumour Eye Base in 0 5, $14
This is an eye primer, like Urban Decay Primer Potion, but this one has a very different formula. After purchasing it, I see that is known as “The World’s Best Eye Primer”. I have only used it for a few days and so far I am loving it! I have no weird skipping on my eyelids when I blend my eyeshadows. (It happens as you age.) I also chose a shade lighter than my skin tone, (not on purpose) but it looked like the shade 1 was too peachy and too dark for my fair olive skin tone. (I don’t actually know without seeing it in person.) Be sure to use a teeny tiny bit, or things can get out of hand!
It being lighter than my skin tone actually works because it eliminates the need to use an off-white shade for my brow bone. I still do anyway, but it highlights it just fine on its own.
I tried this on my face to try and conceal my freckles, but it didn’t work as well as I had hoped for that purpose.
Below is a swatch of it spread all over my arm. (I did this to swatch the eye shadow palettes.)
Imma Goal Getter, $28
This may be even more extra than the eyeshadow palettes!
I actually wanted this planner for 2022, but the price was hefty, especially with the shipping from the UK. It retailed for $56 but was on sale for $28. It was my chance! Well, it turns out the book itself was a hefty tome and contributed to the weight for the shipping cost! That’s okay though because this is going to be useful to me! So far, there is enough content to actually read, a lot of motivational stuff to get you on your hustle. It’s even worth the full $56 in my opinion. I’d paid just as much for a lower content, thinner, daily planner. That one wasn’t chock full of info, sections to fill out and it certainly wasn’t over a thousand pages!
This isn’t the on-to-go, take it with you planner. You keep this on your desk in your office. This is for business, and for someone who has a small business, a blog, does freelance stationery design and branding, and creates books with Amazon KDP. I’ve got a lot to plan and jot down!
I love the whole design of P.Louise’s branding. This planner continues the good design throughout the book. I chose the blue because it’s my favorite color, but you can also choose their signature pink. The front section has glossy pages, and the rest of the daily planner is matte so it’s easier to write on.
I almost bought the liquid blush with their 3-For deal and the Cancer tumbler, but the cost was reaching $300! Eeeek! Next time!
Googling the brand, I see that some UK retailers carry their bases and maybe some of their palettes. But it looks like your best bet is to purchase directly from the brand on their official website. Canadians can buy the eye bases on Morphe’s Canadian website. For the USA, I see some on Amazon too, but I question its authenticity. I’d go directly to them for the safest bet. You know it’s real and not tampered with.
I follow the brand on Instagram and Tiktok, and was super impressed with their office/makeup academy! It’s such a dream office! I looked up the background on the company. I love a good rags to riches story! (I am currently working on mine.)
P.Louise is not to be slept on! US customers may be put off by having to pay for shipping from the UK. But if you have the extra funds to pay for the shipping, I’d go for it! The quality of the products shouldn’t be overshadowed by the fancy packaging. They’re as top notch as my current favorite brands. Super pigmented, blendable, all-day staying power… I have no complaints! The primer may be better than my mainstay one I had been using for over 10 years! And yes, the packaging, while it’s not travel-friendly, looking at it brings some joy to your day. It also makes wonderful gifts for your friends!
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. I bought everything on my own. My opinions are my own.