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L'Oreal Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

L'Oreal released these Colour Riche Eyeshadows a few months ago and after seeing many reviews I originally picked up two of them. After trying them out I knew that I was going to need more at some point. When I walked into Rite Aid this week and saw they were having a 40% off all L'Oreal sale, I grabbed three more. Today I want to share with you a quick review and swatches of the 5 L'Oreal Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadows I now own. And let me tell you, I am going to get at least three more before the sale ends, they're just that good!

From top: Pain Au Chocolat, Noir C'Est Noir, Meet Me In Paris, Grand Bleu and Cafe Au Lait

I had originally purchased Grand Bleu and Cafe Au Lait thinking they would be a great pair and they would be enough for me. Was I wrong! From the minute I swatched those two and felt this gel-to-powder formula, I was hooked.  

 the swatches

The L'Oreal Colour Riche Mono Collection includes 14 matte and shimmery shades, with some really beautiful shades. I am super partial to the blue and will be going back for a gorgeous teal I keep finding sold out. There is also a nice selection of neutrals and an amazing black shade. 

About the gel-to-powder formula: it's a little tricky. While the formula is SO soft and glides on like butter if you swatch on your arm, application is not the easiest. I wore Grand Bleu and Cafe Au Lait a few days ago and found that the product is hard to pick up with a brush. I kept dipping my brush into Grand Bleu and it didn't pick up enough to give my lids any color, so I had to use my fingers which worked much better. Cafe Au Lait was better in terms of going on with the brush, which is great because it's not easy to work on the crease with fingers. 

I have yet to try the other three shades but I hope they are not as difficult to work as Grand Bleu. Reviews I have seen and heard do all say fingers work best for application and that these do not layer gracefully, so def consider this before purchasing them. 

Noir C'Est Noir : this is the best matte black drugstore shade that I have seen to date. 
Meet Me In Paris : BOMB, this shade is gorgeous! I can not wait to do a really smoky look with this and Noir C'Est Noir.
Pain Au Chocolat : THIS, if you buy no other shade, buy Pain Au Chocolat which is the most gorgeous metallic taupe. It is amazing!
Cafe Au Lait : perfection
Grand Bleu : A beautiful blue shade that is not as pigmented as the rest and hard to pick up on the brush, but I still love it. 

L'Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow are $4.99 at Walmart and Target and a few dollars more at other drugstores. I love the little singles because I am simple shadow wearer and don't always want to fuss with an entire palette. The presentation is cute, the shades are beautiful and though the formula is a little tricky to apply, it's still great.

1 comment

  1. Loving your blog Maria!! Wonderful content, photo's and swatches!