L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1, Review & Swatches

April 7, 2015Kelly Baum

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 1, review and swatches at A Thing of Beauty
I finally got my hands on one of the new L’Oreal Palettes! Get ready, because this post is definitely going to be a long one, I have a lot to say on this palette! I chose the Nude 1 palette, which is the slightly warmer palette of the two versions available. There are 10 shades in all and I’ve seen this retail for $19.99 in a few stores. I got mine at Ulta, which is great if you catch it during a sale and have one of those $3.50 off coupons!

L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1, Review & Swatches

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 1, review and swatches at A Thing of Beauty
So let’s talk about these shades. There’s 10 shades in total, 3 matte and 7 shimmer. There’s no true satin or glitter formulas. Do I think this is worth $20? No. A lot of these shades are lacking in good pigmentation. The matte shades are actually pretty darn good, but the shimmers are more of a sheer wash of color, which is a little disappointing.

The formula is quite rich and creamy, but some of the shimmers were just stiff and unfortunate to work with. They definitely look better over a primer so that’s a must when using this palette. Here’s some close ups on the shades:


L'Oreal La Palette Nude 1, review and swatches at A Thing of Beauty

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 1, review and swatches at A Thing of Beauty

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 1, review and swatches at A Thing of Beauty
As you can see from the swatches the dark matte shades are great, but I had to build up the shimmers two or three times to get some color out of them.

So am I happy I bought this? Yes.
Would I only buy it on sale/with a coupon? Yes.
Is it a good mix of shades? Absolutely.

I’m sure this will become a well-used palette of mine, at least for the darker shades that work better. If you’d like to have one of these palettes, too, I’m giving one away on the blog right now so click here to go and enter!

Or, if you’d just like to get this palette now, click here to buy it online!

I’d love to know, have you purchased this palette? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading,
Kelly xoxo

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    Natalie Heather

    April 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I honestly wasn’t expecting too much from this – the similar Maybelline palette really disappointed me. I don’t think drugstore eyeshadows are quite there yet. Thanks for the review!

    1. Kelly Baum

      Kelly Baum

      April 7, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      I never bought the Maybelline palette because I new that wasn’t up to par, but I was hoping this L’Oreal one would be a little better! The mattes were really great but I agree, the drugstore still has some catching up to do with the quality of their eyeshadows.

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    April 7, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I love how honest your review is. I would probably have bought that because I love nudes but not sure if it’s worth it if only the matte shades are that good. Thanks. X

    1. Kelly Baum

      Kelly Baum

      April 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Yeah, I was personally pretty underwhelmed by this. If I have to work to get the shimmers to perform well, then it’s not a palette that’s worth $20. But that’s just my opinion!

    2. Kelly Baum

      Kelly Baum

      April 7, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Had I known only the mattes were up to par I probably would have skipped this. I mean, for $20 I could have gotten the matte shadows from a more high end brand and been just as happy!

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