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Review | L'oreal Paris Color Riche Nude Eyeshadow Palette in Rose

I own so many eyeshadow palettes now, perhaps too many. I don't know how many eyeshadows I have, but I do know that I needn't buy any more ever again for as long as I live. After all, how often do you use up every single eyeshadow out of every palette you own? There is always one or two shades which you won't ever use. I was looking through my palettes recently and what struck me is just how alike they all are. Nearly all of them look the same or have very, very similar shades in. After all, a nude palette with matte and shimmery shades ranging from golden caramel to a deep, muddy brown is hardly revolutionary, is it? Which is exactly what I should have told myself when I recently went out and bought yet another one.

My current favourite eyeshadow palette is the Mophe 3OS Palette and I can honestly say that I love and will use each and every 35 shades within it. It is the perfect Autumnal palette with its pomegranate hues and terracotta shades, I can't remember life before it. The only downside to it is that it is quite big and due to its plastic packaging, I don't think it is very travel friendly so I wanted to get a more sleek and slim-lined palette with similar shades within. Whilst this palette doesn't have the terracotta shades within it, it does have some lovely plummy and pink champagne coloured shades which is why I decided to buy the L'oreal Paris Color Riche Nude Eyeshadow Palette in Rose.

About the L'oreal Paris Color Riche Nude Eyeshadow Palette in Rose:
"Perfect for every mood, outfit or occasion, the L'oreal Paris Color Riche La Palette Eyeshadow Palette combines ten complementing shades in a variety of matte and shimmering hues to expertly define your eyes. From light, dusky pinks and nudes to smokey shades of purple, the eyeshadow can be worn alone or blended together for endless make-up looks with superior colour longevity. Melting effortlessly onto the lids for smooth and even application, the palette is complete with an integrated mirror and dual-ended brush, allowing you to achieve show-stopping results."

The L'oreal Paris Color Riche Nude Eyeshadow Palette in Rose features 4 matte shades and 6 shimmery shades, with colours ranging from a pretty ice white to a deep plum with lots of pretty and wearable neutral tones in between. The whole palette is rather slimline and travel friendly meaning the eyeshadows themselves are rather small but as the price for the whole palette is cheaper than that of just one MAC eyeshadow, this doesn't bother me too much. When I buy a palette I am not buying it because I like just one shade out of the bunch, I am buying it because I want to try out a whole array of new shades which compliment each other. I'm actually rather fond of the fact that this palette is rather compact, small and sleek meaning it is incredibly travel friendly and the mirror inside is a really handy addition. It also comes with a dual-ended eyeshadow brush with a sponge on one end and a fluffy flat brush on the other which is okay in an emergency but I would still prefer to use my own brushes rather than the one that came with the palette.

On first appearance I really like the look of every shade within this L'oreal Eyeshadow Palette but when swatched I found it to be slightly disappointing. It took an awful lot of work to get the swatches above, especially with the matte shades. The matte shades are rather chalky in texture whereas the shimmery shades are a little easier to work with but they do take some work to get to the level of pigmentation that I would like. And by that I mean visible, ha ha. When actually applied to the eyelids with a brush, I found them easier to apply and wear but I felt like I had to put a lot of the product on my brush to get the level of pigmentation you can expect to find from a Morphe eyeshadow with just one swipe of the brush. I really enjoy using the beige shade fifth from right as a base shade on top of my MAC Paint Pot in Painterly then build up a neutral toned eye with the lovely shimmery rose gold shade second from right with the deep plum shade in the crease. Longevity wise I find that the eyeshadows last all day long but I do think that is down to my Paint Pot which makes everything stay put until you decide it should come off. I noticed a little bit of fallout with the shimmery shades within the palette but it's nothing major.

Overall, I am a little unsure about this L'oreal Color Riche Nude Eyeshadow Palette. I like the sleekness to it and the fact that it is great for travel but the lack of pigmentation within the shades bothers me. If you want a big hit of colour then you really have to build it up with your brushes but if you want a really natural look then you may prefer this palette more than I do. I can see myself using this palette when I want a 'no make-up' make-up look but otherwise I think I will stick to my trusty Morphe 35OS Palette.



  1. The colours are really pretty, but from the swatches they do seem to be quite lacking on pigmentation, I do love that last purple shade tho


  2. I love the shades in this palette, I know they seem pretty basic but I love it haha
    Kathy x