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I'm Caitlin Wilson, a twenty-something midwesterner with a penchant for neutrals, donuts, and makeup. Thanks for reading!

L’Oreal La Palette Nude Review

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Eyeshadow palettes are finally making their way to the drugstore. Can I get a hallelujah? I’m not talking about three-, four-, or five-color palettes—I’m talking ten shadows with a mixture of mattes and shimmers. Maybelline and Wet ‘n’ Wild were the first to get on the bandwagon and with admirable results. Next up? L’Oreal.

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Enter the new L’Oreal La Palettes Nude 1 and 2. Two palettes (a warm and a cool), ten colors each. The L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1 is the warm palette, a mix of browns, creams, and nudes. The L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2 is the cool palette, a mix of taupes, grays, and purples.

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The palettes run anywhere from $15–20, depending on which drugstore you decide to shop. All in all, that’s not a bad value for ten eyeshadows. They’re a good mix of shimmer shadows and matte shadows. The matte shadows are amazing. They blend well; they’re pigmented. The shimmer shadows are a different animal, though. They’re not as pigmented, and they tend to be a bit sheer. However, there is a way to get around this. The best fix is to use a setting spray or water to wet your brush before you apply them (or even apply them with your fingers).

Overall, I think these palettes are great; they’re not perfect, but if you’re willing to work with the shadows a bit and get your hands dirty, I think they’ll make a great addition to your everyday makeup routine. If you missed it, I filmed a tutorial using the Nude 1 palette on my YouTube channel!

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