L’oreal paris la palette nude 2 review & swatches

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche introduces two luxurious eyeshadow palettes designed to be the crowning jewels of your makeup kit. La Palette Nude 1 & 2 offer a gorgeous medley of shades from the nearest roses to the richest chocolates, curated to complement every skin tone.

Each palette offers 3 different shadow finishes 0 shimmery satin, buttery matte and lustrous sheen all promising to blend harmoniously together for the most luscious nude looks. Smooth pigments layer from a transparent veil to rich colour in a formula that stays beautiful all day.

La Palette Nude 1: Light to Medium Tones: Ivory – Beige – Caramel
La Palette Nude 2 Nude Intense: Medium to deep tones: Taupe – Mauve – Plum

Apply the eyeshadows like a pro with a double-ended brush; use the sponge tip to press in pigments and the brush end to blend. One thing to note is to ensure that you always use a primer with these shadows.

Nude palettes are no surprise to anyone who’s a makeup junkie. But what’s really innovative is that some drugstore brands are also venturing into this category. The first palette of this kind that I’ll be reviewing here is the La Palette Nude 2 by L’Oreal Paris. The colours of this palette are much darker than the original one, with more colours leaning towards the taupe, mauve and plum category. Let’s start with the positives: I really like the compact, sleek packaging of these shadows. It has a mirror on the inside, which is perfect for the travel girl.

The size of the shadows are also very generous; they are around the same size as the Urban Decay Naked palettes. On the back of the palette, L’Oreal has kindly included simple instructions on how to achieve your favorite looks. It’s quite easy to follow and thus, the combinations are endless.

Now onto the negatives: the applicator, though it’s double-sided, is not really useful. The sponge side is quite nice but the brush is just too small to work with. The shadows are not consistent in pigmentation and texture. Some are more drier and patchier when applying. It’s not very silky, especially with the lighter colours. Another thing that I didn’t like was that the colours don’t blend very well; I find that the colours run together too easily. They fade very easily as well, thus, a primer is key. Another issue, is the price: $29.99 CAD, my mouth dropped considering it’s a drugstore palette.

Though this palette is not my cup of tea, but the fact that drugstore brands are starting to offer large size palettes is great! It just proves that there are a market for these type of palettes and hopefully, in months to come, more brands will be able to offer bigger palettes without breaking the bank. L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude is available for $29.99 CAD at mass, food and drugs retailers nationwide beginning April 2015.
Product (2/5)
Cost (1/5)
Ease of Use (3/5)
Packaging (5/5)