Hello lovelies, welcome back to the sixth installment of the Bloggers Christmas Beauty Brawl. (Is it really day six already? How time flies when you’re having fun!) In case you haven’t been following our very special Christmas collaboration, let me just tell you a little about the beauty brawl.
From the the 14th to the 23rd of December, myself and three other bloggers are competing against each other with a selection of beauty products. Each day we review the same product type, using the same criteria, and a very special Top Trump card, to produce a fair result. At the end of the 10 days, the blogger with the best products gets a prize. (While I love prizes, especially beauty-related ones, the best thing about this collaboration for me is the fact that I’ve got to meet and work with some really lovely people.)
So far we’ve reviewed face masks, moisturiser, primer, foundation, and lip balm, and today we’re reviewing eye palettes. I must admit that today is the day that I have been waiting for, as I have been super excited about my choice of eye palette. Inspired by all the great reviews I read, I knew that the only palette for me was L’Oreal La Palette Nude Rose.
As well as hearing lots of good things about this palette, the main reason I chose it was because it came in a rose option. While I do like the neutral tones of the nude palettes, I much prefer the prettier, pinky shades.
So what are my thoughts? I am a real fan of the chic, simple packaging. Encased in a black glossy plastic with the brand name and palette name written in gold lettering across the top, for the price of this palette – something I’ll get to later, the packaging is perfect. I must admit I also love the size of this product, it’s perfect for carrying around in your makeup bag.
For me, a big pro of this palette is the fact that the ten colours are made up of a mixture of matte and shimmer shades. This means that it can be used to create looks for day-to-day, as well as for nights out.
Now, onto the pigmentation of the shadows. While the darker shades are well pigmented, I found that some of the lighter colours require a few coats to get a good covering. This isn’t really an issue for me, as I don’t like to wear eyeshadow that’s too bold anyway, I prefer a more subtle look. However, if you’re a bold eyeshadow lover, this could be a bit of a problem.
Of all the shades, my favourites are the lightest five, as I love the soft pink undertones of these. When I first opened the palette, I wasn’t too keen on the purpley, darker shades, but after a little experimentation, I fell in love.
Another thing I like about these colours is the fact that thanks to their powder consistency, they blend super easily. Of course, they aren’t super pigmented anyway, but even so, how easily they blend is impressive. (I struggle with blending, and even I can mix them easily together.)
The one downside to this palette is the brush that comes with it. One end is a flimsy sponge and the other a tiny brush, neither of which are ideal for applying shadow. For me this isn’t a deal breaker, as I simply swapped it with my fave eyeshadow brush. (My go-to brush brand is So Eco, I just love the quality of their brushes.)
At just £14.99, more than half the price of the sought after Urban Decay palettes, L’Oreal La Palette Nude Rose is great value for money. It’s the value for money, beautiful range of shades, and pretty pinks of this palette that have made it one of my beauty bag must-haves. (Yes, I loved this palette so much that it won a spot in my everyday beauty collection.)
Interested in another review? Why not check out Kara’s palette choice?