It seems that every beauty brand around is releasing their version of the perfect nude palette lately. I already own the high covetable Urban Decay Naked palettes in 1, 2, 3 and Smoky, as well as several other palettes, all with classic neutral tones. As I really didn’t need yet another nude based palette, I stayed away from the L’Oreal La Palette Nude for quite sometime, until it arrived as part of the beauty range on board at my airline. I bought the Beige palette as soon as it came on board and was more than satisfied with it, and then they updated the stock to sell the rose. Naturally, as they’re part of a set – I bought the Rose. Standard.
I’m already a huge fan of L’Oreal and there are some products that I can’t live without such as the Superliner Slim for my signature winged liner and Blake’s Red lipstick that I’ve been wearing for work as it has a deep stain, long lasting creamy formula. I have always found L’Oreal to not just have a really extensive range of products, but with a great quality on a budget price. Not only that, but it’s also an easily accessible brand that’s sold in Boots and Superdrug. The L’Oreal La Palette Nude in Beige and Rose both price up at £14.99 each, which compared to the Naked palettes at £38 are a real steal for your make up bad.
The L’Oreal La Palette Nude in Rose is my favourite out of the two as the colours are more on a par with what I usually wear. The Rose palette contains 4 matte shades and 6 shimmer shades, with colours ranging from peachy pinks to more intense purple tones – slightly like the Naked 3 palette. Each and every single colour in the pan is beautiful and also very wearable. I don’t think that the deeper colours are as dark as they appear in the pan, so don’t let it put you off. As you can see from the swatches, some of the shades are very pale and only just visible on my arm however a good eye primer alleviates this issue so all shades do show up on my lids. I’ve been wearing the fifth shade in so much, especially as a sheer wash of golden peach on my eyes, as well as the deep shimmery plum to make an alternative smoky eye.
L’Oreal La Palette Nude in Beige is ever so slightly too muted for my liking but great for creating a quite a simple eye make up look. I’m a tad disappointed by the pigmentation of several of the colours as they do appear a lot darker in the pan, yet as you can see, they almost fade into my skin on the swatches. Again, a good eye primer will help the colours show up a bit more, but I still had to pack the colour onto my lid for it to make an impact. That being said, the formula of the shadows are beautiful. They are silky soft, and pick up on the brush easily and are also easily buildable on the eye. The shimmery shades don’t have a lot of fall out and the eye make up looks that I have created with both palettes have been great.
For a drugstore palette, I’m exceptionally happy with the L’Oreal La Palette Nude and I find myself reaching for these quite often. For those who are venturing into make, they make a great starter palette that doesn’t break the bank and they’re quite a good quality dupe for those Naked palettes.
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