Welcome back to my blog! Today I thought I’d review one of my holy grail products you NEED in your makeup bag. If you’re from the UK or an avid reader of my blog you’ve probably heard of the Plouise base, created by Plouise herself. After being named the ‘best eyeshadow primer in the world’ by NikkieTutorials this base soon went viral being featured all over Youtube and even in Cosmopolitan. After repurchasing it in a new shade I decided I had to review it for you all.
If you’re unfamiliar with Plousie, she is a British makeup artist based in Manchester owning her own makeup academy. She also offers courses and online tutorials which really helped me step up my makeup game! With MAC discontinuing their best selling ‘select cover up’ as an eyeshadow base which she used on all her clients, she took it into her own hands to create a modified more versatile version of it which in my opinion is much much better. The base also compares to Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer- only better.
The first release of the base was a 10ml tube in one shade named ‘Rumour’. Although I was sceptical about the colour as my skin is paper white (wish I was joking), I bought it anyway to see if it would really live up to the hype. I can tell you I fell in love with it straight away! Despite the colour being slightly darker than all my other eye primers it worked perfectly and blended seamlessly into the rest of my makeup. The product itself has a creamy consistency and when applied using a patting technique sets full coverage and looks flawless. To set it it’s best to use a large flat brush and press it into the skin, I use a Blank Canvas F17 brush, which also makes it perfect for carving out your brows with the product as well. The reason I prefer this to select cover up is that is has a dewy finish, preventing it looking cakey on the eyes. This also helps the shadows build up and look even more intense. To get the most out of the product DO NOT SET IT. I know this might be daunting for some but trust me, once you’ve nailed the technique it really makes a difference to your makeup.
Once the primer became such a big hit, Paige released more colours which I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. The shade range now ranges from 0-5, catering for all skin tones, something which not a lot of brands do. I was torn between the two lightest colours but picked up shade ‘0’ it gives me the perfect tipex-white base, making it even better for more dramatic looks. She also released the formula in a 15ml tube, perfect for makeup artists. I’ve had my 10ml tube for months now and am nowhere near the end and use it pretty much everyday. At £10 as well you really can’t go wrong!
I really can’t express how much this product was a game changer in my makeup routine. Not only is it affordable but it is the only primer I’ve used that really intensifies and keeps your shadow on all day. The brand also came out with their own eyeshadow palette which works amazing with the base as well as a selection of pigments I need to get my hands on! If you’re interested in having a browse I’ll leave the link here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post, let me know if you’ve tried the base or what your favourite eyeshadow primers are!