Tuesday, 3 November 2015

L'Oreal Color Riche La Palette Nude in Beige

L'Oreal's La Palette Nude is jumping straight on that never-ending nude eyeshadow bandwagon and holding on tight.  As well as this beige version, there are also rose and black versions - a little Naked, Naked 3 and Naked Smoky, don't you think?

Inside the plastic casing, you get a reasonably sized mirror, a double-ended brush, which features one sponge applicator and one surprisingly soft hair brush.  You also get ten shades of nude eyeshadow on the brown/beige scale, with a mix of finishes from matte to shimmer to metallic.

Five of the ten eyeshadows are matte, which is unusual for a high-street palette - matte eyeshadows are somewhat difficult to do well with a low price point, and most nude palettes rely on shimmery shades because it's so easy (and cheap) to make a well pigmented shimmery eyeshadow, as anyone who's bought mica online to make custom mixed loose eyeshadow well knows.  Not only are there quite a few matte shadows in the palette, but they're also rather good - medium in pigmentation, they swatch pretty opaque with a single swipe of a brush. and they're also reasonably smooth to blend, not chalky at all.

The non-matte shades are also nice enough:  there's the usual shimmering golds, metallic taupe and copper, and a rather fetching metallic mid-brown which is a little unusual.  They all blend smoothly and have medium pigmentation - they're slightly dry, though, so expect fallout, and expect that you'll need a primer to keep the colour true all day.

For £14.99, this palette gives you a good basic set of nude shades in a variety of finishes, although in reality it's unlikely that there are many makeup addicts who don't already have a nude palette or two in their stash.  It's unique advantage is definitely those matte shades - if you're looking for a reasonably cheap way to boost your matte collection, La Palette Nude in Beige is a great way to do it.

Disclosure:  PR sample

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