L’Oreal Color Riche La Palette Nude 2

Color Riche La Palette Nude 2 reviewL’Oreal Color Riche La Palette Nude 2

L’Oreal Color Riche La Palette Nude 2 is a new 10 eyeshadow palette released this Spring that just recently hit the drugstores. Not surprisingly, there’s hype, much hype…

Color Riche La Palette Nude 2

I’m totally digging the color scheme of this palette; mauve-y purples, taupe and soft browns is where it’s at for me. I think that one of the main reason why I decided to pick up this palette is because the colors reminded me a little of Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette, which I talked myself out of buying. It retails for $19.99, which is definitely pricey for a drugstore palette (does anyone else feel like drugstore makeup is getting more and more expensive these days?) but I picked it up at Walmart for $15.84.

Loral nude 2 palette review

I never have high expectations when it comes to these drugstore palettes. It’s probably because I love my MAC and UD eyeshadow formulas so much and know that they will never compare to drugstore formulas. I was actually very pleasantly surprised by L’Oreal Color Riche La Palette Nude 2. I think that the eyeshadows are soft, creamy and smooth. There are a few colors that have a bit of a fallout, and of course, as pretty much with every single drugstore palette, eyeshadow is a must for a better color payoff. These eyeshadows definitely do not have the most pigmented formula, but I did like it them a lot more than Maybelline’s The Nudes Palette. Like, A LOT more. 10 colors included in this palette are a mix between matte and satin-finish, they don’t have names, but they are numbered. In the back of the palette there’s also a mini guide to creating 4 different looks.

loral nude 2 paletteThe packing of this palette is awesome. It feels very sturdy and there’s also a mirror that’s included. The palette also comes with a sponge/brush applicator, but you guys know I don’t care for those.

In all honesty, I really like this palette for creating softer and not-as-intense looks and I think that I will definitely get some use out of this, but I’m not really sure if it’s worth the price. I think that this palette is a tiny step above drugstore quality, but definitely not very close to anything high-end. I think it’s hard for me to decide if this is worth recommending, mainly due to the price -everyone has a different budget- and because it depends on how much makeup you really use/have. This is definitely a nice “starter” palette that’s fun to play with.

L'Oreal Color Riche La Palette Nude 2 swatchesL’Oreal Color Riche La Palette Nude 2

Anyone tried this yet?

  • Thank you for swatching this!! I really love the more purple tones which a lot of higher end palettes miss! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • I think I have to agree with you about the price, I think I’d rather spend a little more a buy a high end palette. The shades in this one do look lovely though, if only they were slightly more pigmented!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • I felt the same way, wasn’t sure if I should get it, or just save my money for something high-end. It is a pretty nice palette though.

  • I love purple tones with my brown eyes! Great post!

  • Definitely perfect for beginners, since one tap of the darkest shade in the wrong place won’t mess it all up (ahem, Lorac Pro palette). Amazing value for money.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

    • Oh yes, the colors are definitely similar to Lorac’s Pro palette (which I totally love btw).

  • This actually looks like a great pallette. I really like the colour range – definitely everyday colours and some for a darker night time look :) Also – great review, really enjoyed reading about that! x Ilia from http://www.iliascupoftea.com

  • I have the first palette that came out in the UK (looks different to this even the packaging). I did wish it was a better palette in terms of pigmentation and the likes for the middle ground price. But it’s not the worst palette either x

    Beauty with charm

    • It’s definitely not bad at all, I’m digging it ;)

  • I actually agree with you! I think some drugstore brands are definitely getting a more expensive and that kind of loses all the meaning because drugstore brands were supposed to have nice products without being expensive but still..! Xx


    • Right? I knew I wasn’t the only one who noticed that hehe:)

  • Awww such a lovely post as always and photos too!! I tried the L’Oreal La Palette Nude Rose sometime last year when it was first launched. The UK Packaging is slightly different to the USA one and it is smaller too!! Anyway, I was not overly impressed with it at first but with time it grew on me and now, I always reach for it every now and again!! Plus it is so travel friendly!!!…xx

    • I usually don’t expect much from these palettes, but I really did like this one, although I’m still on the fence when it comes to the price.

  • I’m still not sure if I want to purchase this palette. I love the shades that it comes with (:
    Nati xx

  • I really want to try this palette, and I think I might like having one palette that isn’t super pigmented for everyday – especially if it’s a drugstore palette, I won’t feel so bad! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie