Just look at the beautifulness. Nothing like a really pretty, barely used neutral eyeshadow palette, right? Today we are talking about the L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1 palette. Now, I know that practically every beauty blogger has already reviewed this, but I wanted to test it out for a while before I posted my review. And, after wearing it for about two weeks, I would say that I am prepared to talk about all of things that I like, what I don’t like, and if I would recommend the palette.
The first thing that I need to point out that while this is a drugstore palette, it is $19.99 full retail price. That’s a pretty high price for a drugstore palette, but definitely reasonable if it is good (especially considering that there are 10 shades within it). I will keep this in mind when reviewing the product.
Let’s just state the obvious. If you look at the photo above, you will see that the pigmentation on these shadows leave something to be desired, even regarding drugstore eyeshadows. There is definitely some pigmentation, but the lighter shades do not give off a strong color. However, the pigmentation on the darker colors, maybe colors 5-9 are pretty good. They are very blendable shadows, and I feel like I can get a really pretty look, especially when I use a primer (I like the Almay Intense I-Color Liquid Eyeshadow and Color Primer). The primer definitely helps out the pigmentation, but even with it, it doesn’t really compare to higher end eyeshadows. For a 20 dollar palette, it isn’t quite as pigmented as I was hoping for, but I do want to stress that you can get a lot of really pretty looks.
As a side note- I’m thinking of doing a post with different looks from this palette. Interested?
Okay, now that I have addressed the pigmentation, let me talk about a few other qualities of these eyeshadows:
Lasting Power: I have to say that the lasting power really impresses me. I have no problem (even in this sweltering weather) with these eyeshadows lasting on my eyes. That being said, I do wear an eye primer. However, some drugstore shadows still crease on me, regardless of the primer. These ones had no creasing and no fading throughout the day! Very impressed.
Fallout: I don’t really get a lot of fallout from these shades. The shimmery ones have a little bit of fallout, the matte ones are great, and the lightest shimmery ones have the most (which is still barely noticeable). If you brush it away with a brush or even your fingers, you’ll be good to go.
Packaging: I love the packaging. It is a really sturdy palette that doesn’t easily break, and I speak from experience! As soon as I got it home, I dropped it… typical Sara thing to do. But, no pans fell out, no shadows broke, and the case is completely unscathed.
Effect on Eye Sensitivity: If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I do have quite sensitive eyes to the point that I can’t wear a lot of drugstore eyeshadows. In fact, I haven’t been able to wear L’Oreal in the past. However, I have absolutely no problem with these shadows.
Overall, I do recommend this palette to anyone looking for something from the drugstore. No, it won’t be as pigmented as a higher end palette, but I think that for less than twenty dollars (particularly with a sale), you are getting a really great deal. The shadows last all day, are well made, and are very blendable. If you can afford to go the high-end route, I would suggest that, but if you want something good from the drugstore, this is definitely worth the buy. I will continue to use it when I want a slightly more subtle look.
What are your favorite drugstore shadows?
I bought this myself. All opinions are my own. I’m not getting paid for this post.