Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Product Review -- L'Oreal Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadows

I don't think of L'Oreal as making particularly noteworthy eyeshadows.

Don't get me wrong -- I have a bunch of the Infallible shadows and few quads that I've picked up over the years that I do really enjoy, but on the whole, I'd probably rate their shadow offerings as pretty meh.

Still, I was intrigued when they came out with their Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadows a while back.

That probably has a little something to do with the fact that they're single eyeshadows, and I feel like I hardly every buy singles anymore.

So I picked up a few at CVS a while back when L'Oreal was on a sale, and I've got to say, I really like these shadows.

L'Oreal describes them as gel-to-powder shadows, and they definitely have a softer, creamier texture than traditional powder shadows. They come in both matte and shimmery finishes, and I find that they're all nicely pigmented and extremely easy to apply and blend.

L'Oreal actually recommends fingertip application with these, and they're creamy enough that you probably could swipe them across your lid, but I like using brushes and they apply very nicely with a variety of the brushes in my collection.

I purchased two matte shades, Little Beige Dress, a slightly pink beige, and Cafe Au Lait, a nice cool light brown. I also purchased a shimmery shade, Pain Au Chocolat, a silvery brown taupe.

From l. to r.: Little Beige Dress, Cafe Au Lait, Pain Au Chocolat
I like all of them, but I can't lie -- Pain Au Chocolat is definitely my favorite. I love shimmer and I love taupe, so it's a pretty stellar combo in my book.

From l. to r.: Little Beige Dress, Cafe Au Lait, Pain Au Chocolat
The shadows work extremely well together -- they blend into one another like a dream -- but I've also used them with traditional powder shadows in my collection and they perform nicely with those as well.

The color range isn't the most extensive -- or particularly unique -- so I'm not sure that there are any more that I'll be picking up any time soon, but if they added other shades, I wouldn't hesitate to purchase them.

Best of all, these shadows retail for only $5.99 each. which is a pretty good deal in my book, especially if you pick them up during a BOGO-half off sale.

You can find the shadows anywhere that you purchase L'Oreal products.

Have you tried the L'Oreal Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadows? Are you a fan? What are your favorite single shadows at the drugstore currently?

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