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Monday, 9 June 2014


L'Oreal Color Riche L'ombre Pure Eyeshadows L-R - 201, 206, 205

I've seen the L'Oreal Colour Riche L'ombre pure eyeshadows circling the blogosphere and so I thought I would have a swatch in boots. I don't normally buy mono eyeshadows unless they're Mac as I find palettes normally are better value and work well in my make up kit.

I'm already in love with these, they have a buttery texture (as they are gel infused) and are extremely pigmented, especially in the darker shades. I've just done a light swatch above, but they can be built up and are a lot more pigmented than the photo shows. The colour selections are beautiful and they are long lasting on the eyes. 

There are so many different shades to choose from in the range - mattes, shimmers, chameleon/two toned colours, warm tones and cool tones. I swatched nearly all of them and couldn't find a shade that I didn't like. They are best applied to the eyes with your finger or I like to use a flat shader brush to pack on the colour and blend out with my finger.

I prefer to wear light shimmery colours on my eyes and so I chose colours from the 'nude' selection. I picked 201 'Cafe Saint Germain' because it reminded me of a lighter version of By Terry Misty Rock. It's a beautiful shimmery purple taupe that looks beautiful all over and under the eye. 206 'Little beige dress' reminded me of my all time favourite eyeshadow Naked lunch, its lighter but when swatched has the same peachy pink running through it. It's such a pretty colour for all over the lid or as an inner corner highlight and under the brow bone. 205 'Sable lamé' is a stunning light gold with glitter running through it. I love light shimmery golds and I couldn't resist getting this shade to wear with Mac RiRi Woo at Christmas (early I know, but its just so pretty!)

Although they are quite expensive at £5.49 for a mono eyeshadow, you do get a lot of product and they are currently on offer 3 for 2 in Superdrug. I really recommend having a swatch next time you're in store as these really are worth the hype!



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  2. I love the look of these, they are so cute and I love the gold detailing. I find single eyeshadows hard to store so I tend to steer away from them when shopping but I really want to pick some of these up after seeing this post, and also you mentioned they are buttery which I loooove! Love shimmers it currently my favourite eyeshadow finish <3
    Katherine Rosie | UK Beauty Blog

    1. I normally avoid single eyeshadows too but these were too pretty to resist! x

  3. These look awesome! The colours in the picture look really pretty as well x

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  5. Wow! The shades are stunning!

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

  6. Your photography is stunning Sophie, you picked some gorgeous shades! x

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  7. I've seen these a couple of times before but you really picked gorgeous shades!

  8. These shades are perfect! =D
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  9. These look gorgeous! I've never tried eyeshadow from L'oreal, but I might have to try these :)

  10. I've never seen these before but they look so pretty I love all the shades!
    Em x

  11. The colours look SO gorgeous, really want to try these out! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  12. Wow, these look so incredibly gorgeous! Especially that first one, super pretty and duochrome-y!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  14. wow i really love those colours! excellent shades for summer,
    gorgeous! wish you a perfect day!
    Maren Anita

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  15. These look gorgeous :) I am definitely going to have a look at these.
    Claudine Converses

  16. I'm the same, i only ever go for nude colours. Probably because i'm an absolute failure at attempting to wear eyeshadow so i keep it safe. These colours are lovely though, im definitely going to have a look!
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  17. Love these colours!

    - Keyta

  18. They look amazing, very sweet and nude! They remind me a bit of an esteé laude palette :) great post!

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  19. Great post and so informative too. I love the shades that you have chosen. I thoroughly recommend the L’Oreal colour appeal eyeshadows also which are a older launch. :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

  20. These look beautiful! I'm the same with mono eyeshadows, they take up so much space!

    Sam xo


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