Night and Day: L’Oreal Color Riche La Palette

Night and Day: L’Oreal Color Riche La Palette

Night and Day: L’Oreal Color Riche La Palette

 

I don’t know about you, but I have seen these everywhere I turn. Magazines, Instagram and in all the drugstores. At first I dismissed them because I prefer tube lipsticks and such, as opposed to using a palette and brush. Eventually, they were staring at me so intensely I had to give in and take not just one, but both of them home. Packaging – 1 Emma – 0. So, I decided to show you a daytime and night look using each of these palettes to see how they perform.

These palettes are £12.99 from Superdrug, and come in two different shade ranges. The Reds range from a bright orange red to a rich berry, whereas the Nudes range from barely there nude to a deep brown.2

The range of colours is decent and these are bang on trend for AW16 where berry lips were on show at Diane von Furstenberg walks, while Burberry were channeling bright red. Dolce and Gabbana and Versace both had their models donning fresh faces with nude lips. So, if you’re following the trends this season, these palettes might be exactly what you’re looking for!

I used the Nude palette for the day look, and the colours to me were pretty, but not as pigmented as I expected. It took a few layers to build up how I wanted, but I do like the formula. It’s moisturising without being heavy and it has minimal transfer to cups etc, which leads me to believe they would be fairly long lasting.

I felt that the Red palette was much more pigmented, but it could just be because the colours are darker. I didn’t use the brush with these palettes to apply, I used my Real Techniques shader brush to do most of the work and it still did a good job.

One thing I did particularly like about these palettes is that they lend themselves to the ombre lip look, which helps to define and contour your lips to make them fuller. I did that with both of the looks I tried. It’s very subtle but I do feel that it made a difference to how my lips looked. I used the darkest colour in each palette on the outer corners of my mouth and blended into the centre, then with the lightest colour I filled in the centre of my lips and blended the whole thing together to give a nice contoured look.  You can also try keeping your bottom lip a darker shade and your top lip lighter.

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Here is the daytime look with the Nudes palette. You can just about see the contour on the lips but I think it looks very pretty and sets off the look well. I just went for neutral eyes, my normal mascara, a little bit of blush and contour and of course, filled in my eyebrows.

Then for the night look…6

I used the Red palette, which I think I prefer (but I am a sucker for reds, you know this by now…). I smoked out my lower lash line, added some lashes (D105 from Dodo Lashes where you can get 5% off with the code ‘violetelm’) and some highlighter (Soft and Gentle from MAC if you’re curious…) and that was it! The lips do the talking here (literally and figuratively). I was really pleased what a few changes could do to the look in order to change from day to night and it really is that simple!

Whether you like your everyday nudes or your classic reds, I really think you’ll enjoy these palettes if you decide to purchase one or both for yourself. They do have a range of shades that can be used for day or night, but also between the seasons if you like to change lip colours during the year like me.

I hope you enjoyed this post, if you did please leave a like! Comment down below if you prefer the day or night look or which palette you like best!

I did a guest post at the amazing Saturday on Wednesday this week, on the 5 Lipsticks Perfect for Autumn! You can find the post here if you’d like to read!

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Emma Louise McCaw

21-year-old English graduate and part-time beauty & lifestyle blogger from Northern Ireland. I spend my time reviewing makeup, thinking about makeup, applying makeup... and drinking more coffee than is probably healthy.
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