Monday, 9 December 2013

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Eyeshadow Quad - Nude Lingerie

I usually love most L’Oreal products, but this one didn’t go over so well with me. The quad comes with four different eyeshadows: light champagne, a light gold-brown, a soft red colour and a dark brown. All of these colours have quite a lot of shimmer and glitter in them, which cause a lot of glitter fallout under the eyes when applying the eyeshadows.

When swatching the eyeshadows on your hand they all have hardly any pigmentation, the colours do show up slightly but not much. When you apply these eyeshadows to your eyes you really need to pack a lot on for anything to show up. There are instructions on the back of the packaging showing which eyeshadows could be placed where to create a look which is great for beginners. But I find that when using these eyeshadows together to create 1 look, all of the eyeshadows turn muddy and blend into each other so you cannot see the different colours.

(L-R)    White (non-existent?) - Light Brown - Red - Darkest Brown

Even though the palette is not the greatest in terms of pigmentation, I do get use out of the palette by wearing the lightest brown colour over Maybelline’s Colour Tattoo in ‘On and On Bronze’. This creates a nice everyday shimmery brown lid colour which is very natural but looks good on the eyelid. Using the lightest shade in the palette as an inner corner highlight and it’s a pretty fast and easy look to do when you’re in a hurry.

If you looking to try L’Oreal Paris Color Riche eyeshadow quads I would definitely recommend skipping this eyeshadow palette as the pigmentation just isn’t there. I have only tried the Nude Lingerie palette, so feel free to test out the other Color Riche eyeshadow quads and see if the pigmentation is any better. 


  1. The pigment is appalling ! thanks for the heads up :)

    1. I definitely wouldn't expect pigmentation like that from a brand like L'Oreal, especially when it is priced in UK drugstores at around £7.99 which isn't cheap.