L'oreal Boudoir Charme Swatched
The L'oreal Colour Riche Pocket Palettes come in a total of 8 different shades and retail for $8.97 on Walmart.com.
These eyeshadows are nice, but to me they were not as saturated in color as I expected. I found the best application happened with my fingers. As for brushes, with a MAC 239 brush I got barely there color payoff, but a Sonia Kashuk 106 brush gave me decent pigment. If you are not searching for fallout, you will likely not notice it, but shade 3 (gold) had some when applied with a brush and on my face during wear. I also noticed after removing my makeup that some of the glitter from that shade was left behind. The other shades have smoother formulas and I didn't notice any issues with them. I only used shade 1 sparingly in the inner tear duct area or as a center of the lid spotlight over over shade 2 because otherwise it looked too ashy.
Overall this quad is just ok in quality and it is not a good value for this price point. The Milani 6-pan eyeshadow palettes (swatches here) which are also priced at $8.97 on Walmart's website, include twice the amount of product. If you spend $1 more you can get one of the Covergirl Trunaked 8-pan palettes (swatches here) which also contain twice the amount of product. If you want to spend less, the Walmart exclusive Wet n Wild 10-pan palettes (swatches here) are $5.62 and have 8.1g of product compared to L'oreal's 3.0g of product. Don't get me wrong, price per amount of product isn't always something to consider. However, in this instance I think you can get better for your money in both amount of product and quality. Even L'oreal's own La Palette Nude 1 (swatches here) and Nude 2 (swatches here) although more expensive, are a much better value for your money. L'oreal is typically priced higher than the other drugtore brands, and I usually agree with their price point for the quality, but this was a miss for me.
Have you tried out any of the quads from L'oreal? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments section.
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