Louise Young Cosmetics – Festival Eye Shadow Trio Review

Louise Young Cosmetics - Festival Eye Shadow Trio Review

If you’re a makeup artist you may already be familiar with Louise Young and probably have at least one of her renowned makeup brushes in your kit.

Louise initially started creating makeup brushes for makeup artist’s and to say that she has a talent for this is an understatement if you’re a fan of Zoeva or MAC prepare to be a super fan of Louise’s brushes, yes they are that good and well known within the industry since then the brand has grown to include makeup and accessories.

Today’s review is of the recently released eye shadow palette festival, this versatile palette contains a trio of shadows that capture that bronzed goddess festival look perfectly. The palette contains 2 matte shadows and one pearl the shades combine divinely together to create a multitude of looks.


All of Louise’s makeup is packaged in sleek brown hard plastic cases and whether it’s shadow, blush or highlighter all contain a mirror which is the full size of the tray. The shadow palettes in general are all uber flat which makes them perfect for slotting into bag pocket’s or stacked up within a kit. It also contains a sable brush which although is a mini size works fine for touch-ups on the go.

Louise Young Cosmetics - Festival Eye Shadow Trio Review

Pigmentation/Colour Payoff/Finish

The pigmentation across all the shades was excellent, the colour pay off even in the lighter shade moon shadow was fantastic. The finish was consistently smooth and even on all. After Louise’s stunning first palette release the Essential Collection which consisted of five perfectly tailored neutral shades I expected no less really. (read Pixiwoo’s Essential Collection review here)


The shadows are highly pigmented and blend out beautifully. The texture satin smooth, the formula is soft, rich, and creamy and can be layered up to create something stronger.

Staying Power

All the shades proved extremely durable lasting comfortably between 6-7 hours before starting to fade or crease.

Louise Young Cosmetics - Festival Eye Shadow Trio Review


Tipi | A rich luscious copper bronze with a slight lift but no obvious glitter. Moon shadow | A velvety smooth neutral matte cream.  Grain | A full earthy rich neutral matte brown.


This palette has fast become a firm favourite, If your a makeup enthusiast Louise Young is definitely a brand to try developed by Louise herself who has made up some of the most famous faces in the world, working in film, fashion, television and theatre you can expect extremely good products. I purchased my palette via the lovely PAMS (just the most amazing makeup shop/online store ever….) you can also find Louise Young prodcuts online, via Selfridges or other select retailers.

Have you tried any Louise Young products or brushes Let me know?


P.S Next weeks post is all about some exciting new USA beauty releases (that you can’t get in the UK) but the best part is I have a set to give away to you guys!













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  • TR’s Thoughts

    The colours look so pretty and it just sounds great! Can’t wait to see what’s in your post next week x

    • I honestly can’t recommend this trio enough! It really impressed me, I will definitely be looking to try the other colour combos. Thank-you for the comment. K x

  • I’ve heard of Louise Young but more from the makeup brushes side so I’ll have to check out the PAMS site now! Looking forward to seeing what US wonders you have in store for us…

    Laura x | Loved By Laura

    • Yes her brushes are to die for. Thank you, I’m so excited about next weeks post I may burst 🙂 It’s a great give away. K x

  • I have yet to buy a Louise Young brush even though I have heard so much about them. This palette looks nice and sometimes it’s nice just to have a trio of eyeshadows rather than whole selection, I think that way you actually get to use all the colours and so great it can slip easily in to your bag too. xx


    • Ooo definitely a brush brand to try, I like so many of her brushes I particularly like her shadow brushes and liner brushes – they are so precise. It’s so funny you mentioned liking smaller palettes at the moment as that’s exactly my current mind frame. Even the new UD smokey palette and I love UD there’s a few shades I don’t like and would never wear. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 k x

  • Sandra

    I have just tried this trio. It’s amazing. So happy with it. Great writing and photography Kara.

  • my days ni

    I am not familiar with this brand but I have to say I love the colours and the packaging! One to add to the Christmas wish list!

  • i never heard of the brand but the cosmetics looks worth to try! the pallete the most!