I was browsing the drugstore isle at my Ulta (as I always do whenever I go!) and saw the new stand for the new L’Oreal Color Riche La Palette Nudes coming out with, and — to my surprise — there was one palette of the Nude 2 palettes sitting there. Only one. So of course I snatched it up to review for you all!
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My Review of L’Oreal Color Riche La Palette Nude 2
First Impressions & Packaging:
I honestly wasn’t too impressed with the packaging of the La Palette Nude 2. It’s thick, plastic, and has hard edges. Maybe I’m a bit harsh, but there just wasn’t anything about the design of this palette that drew me in. It just seemed rather boring.
Swatching the colors, though, I became more hopefully. The mattes swatched amazingly and the shimmer and sheen shadows also looked promising. I was surprised, though that there were so many purple hues in this palette. When I first saw it I thought it was trying to be a dupe for the Naked3 palette. But the darkest shade in this palette is actually a matte purple, so I don’t think you could duplicate Naked3 looks with this palette (though I do not own any Naked palettes to compare it with).
I was really, really disappointed that there wasn’t a matte skin-tone color in this palette. I like to sweep a flesh color all over my lid before I start begin with the colors, as I find my shadows blend a lot better. But, as I said, there isn’t any in this la palette nude 2, so I had to reach for another palette to start off my looks with.
The mattes blended and showed up beautifully. I have no complaints there. They were very easy to work with. The shimmers/sheens were a different story. They didn’t really show up very well, the shimmery-ness of it. Especially when I compare it to my favorite shimmers in the Lorac Unzipped palette.
I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating — the mattes in this palette are great. They are pigmented and blend really well. The mattes are definitely the winner in this palette. The brush that comes with this palette is okay. One side is just an ordinary sponge0tip applicator, but the other side can work rather well to really pack on the color in the outer corner. Isn’t the best brush around, but isn’t horrible either.
All the shadows have pretty significant fall out, but since I always do my face after my eyes, the mess doesn’t bother me. The other downside is that the shimmery shadows don’t really transfer onto the lids well. They were really frustrating to work with, and the only way I could make them show up was either using some Mac Fix+ on them or Maybelline Color Tattoo as a base.
The big question comes down to, is the La palette Nude 2 worth buying. It’s a rather expensive product, for the drugstore. I would say that if you love wearing pinks and purples and you don’t own any palettes, this would be a good one to get your feet wet with. I would recommend purchasing a few of the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows to get your ‘shimmery fix’.
It’s really up to the individual if this palette is worth the expensive pricetag. Personally, this palette didn’t do it for me. I already have matte shadows, I’m not a fan of pinks on my eyes, and I didn’t like the packaging — so with all that said, I won’t be keeping this palette.
But what about you? Will you be picking up the L’Oreal Color Riche La Palette Nude 2 at your local Ulta when it’s available?
The product mentioned above was purchased with my own personal money.