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L'Oreal Color Rich L'Ombre Pure Eye Shadows

Friday, 15 January 2016
L'Oreal have really been knocking it out of the park lately and I have been happy with basically everything I tried recently. I picked these gorgeous L'Oreal mono eyeshadows up on Boxing Day at the Chemist Warehouse's great 50% off sale. I often don't really go for eye shadow singles, either drugstore or high end, because I find palettes to be better value but I do really like these. I just couldn't resist the sleek packaging and gorgeous colours and I'm happy to report that I wasn't disappointed.
L'Oreal Paris Color Riche L'Ombre Pure Mono in 106 Breaking Nude $19.95
This is a gorgeous neutral taupe/brown shade that is absolutely perfect as a transition colour and for creating depth in the socket. You kind of have to swatch this one to know what I mean but it is almost like a powder cream hybrid. It feels very moist and silky, which you can really feel when you swatch it with your finger. It also blends out beautifully, has no fallout and applies smoothly without any patchiness. It isn't super pigmented, which I think is a good thing with transition shades like this, but it still has a very smooth and even colour payoff. Good mattes are notoriously hard to find at the drugstore but this one delivers.

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche L'Ombre Pure Mono in 502 Quartz Fume $19.95
This is a gorgeous shimmery shade that really packs a punch. It isn't as creamy feeling as the matte formula but still isn't powdery at all and it applies and blends beautifully. I would describe it as a cool toned taupe fine shimmer. I didn't really experience any fall out with this one either which impressed me because shimmers are always a bit of a risk. I really liked this shade and it makes a great duo with Breaking Nude as a transition in the crease.
Left to right: 106 Breaking Nude, 502 Quartz Fume
I created this simple eye look with Breaking nude in my crease and Quartz Fume all over the lid. It was very easy to blend the two shades out at the crease. I also used the L'Oreal La Couleur Infallible Iridescent Finish Shadow in 002 Hourglass Beige ($19.95) to highlight the inner corner.


I will say, despite the great quality, that $19.95 is probably a bit steep for a drugstore single shadow, especially since they retail for $4.89 USD ($7.02 AUD) in the States. However, there are so many sales on L'Oreal of between 30 and 50% which makes them much better value. If you can get them for half price like I did though they are an absolute bargain! I honestly don't find many good drugstore shadows and these run circles around most of the competition at that price point. I am really keen to try more shades, especially the 15 new shades in this Color Riche shadow range that were just released in the States. Hopefully they don't take too long to reach our shores!

Stay Rosy.
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