April 1, 2015

L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2 Review & Swatches

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L'Oreal La Palette Nude 2

The new L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2 ($19.99) is one of two permanent eyeshadow palettes that L’Oreal has launched for Spring 2015 that includes ten shades of shadow in an array of sultry pinks and purples. You might have already read my review for the L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1 Palette which I featured yesterday! If you’re into warmer shades that is most definately a great palette go with but if you like cooler colors the La Palette Nude 2 is for you!

Let’s take a look!

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 2 eyeshadow

As with the La Palette Nude 1, the L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2 comes housed in a slick black plastic compact that features a dual ended brush and sponge applicator. I actually compared the size of La Palette Nude 1, as seen in the photos below, to the Urban Decay Naked and was surprised that the compacts are almost the same size. Don’t get me wrong I’ve seen photos of the La Palette Nudes but I expected them, for some reason, to be a lot smaller like say the size of the Maybelline the Nudes Palette! In reality, it’s actually a very long, very large palette!

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 114

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 115

The palette has ten eyeshadows weighting in at a total of 0.62 oz versus 12 shadows weighting in at 0.60 for the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

The palettes range in price from $15.99 to $19.99 but obviously with coupons and many sales you’ll never pay full price! Right now the palettes are Buy 1, Get 1 50% off at Ulta.com and you can use coupon code 300477 to get $3.50 off.

This does come with an applicator which is quite nice. It’s dual sided with a sponge on one side and a brush on the other however, hopefully, L’Oreal improves and makes the brush and sponge a little larger if they do more palettes in the future. I felt both sides were a little TOO small to work with so I found the addition of the brush useless.

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 24

The L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2 is a unique selection of taupes, lilacs, purples, and reddish browns, and taupes. It is the cooler of the two palettes and kinda reminds me of the color scheme you’d find in the Lorac Pro Palettes.

The back of the palette features four different looks entitled Glamour Undone, Red Carpet Ready, Mauve Ombre, and Sultry Smokey. Each look has a diagram which features brief instructions for shadow place get the look. I always find little guides like this helpful!

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 22

I had low expectations for both the La Palette Nude 1 and Late Palette Nude 2 but was pleasantly surprised how much I loved the warmer shades of 1. The formula was silky, easy to apply and blend, and offered a variety of shades to create elegant looks. I have to say I’m not as keen on 2. I thought some of these shades were a bit denser and a little drier with a patchy application that I didn’t experience with 1. I just didn’t get the soft, silky consistency with this formula as I did with the other palette. I did think these colors were a bit more pigmented than 1 but as you can see from some of my swatches below they tend to swatch and apply patchy. I wouldn’t say every single shade was like this as there are a few that are quite nice however, about 90% of the palette is filled with drier textures. The dryness does translate to muddiness for me as I can’t quite blend these out without colors running together. They do fade easily just like La Palette Nude 1 so I do suggest eyeshadow primer for longer wear.

L'Oreal La Palette Nude Eyeshadow Palette

L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 27

L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 28

L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 2 Eyeshadow swatches

L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2 Swatches

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 2 swatches

L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2 Swatches

L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2 did disappoint me and I personally loved the La Palette Nude 1 which I believe was a far superior palette. None the less it is a huge stride in drugstore makeup to create such a massively sized palette and it is testimony to how drugstores have evolved so dramatically and are trying hard to keep on trend with mid and high range brands. I like seeing this and find it very exciting!

If you are interested in trying these palettes I would go with 1 before trying 2 as I wasn’t terribly impressed with this formulation unfortunately.

Both L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1 and L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2 are available now at drugstores or get them at Ulta.com.

la palette nude 2 fotd

L'Oreal La Palette Nude 2 fotd

What was your experience like with this palette?

Do share!

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  • ashley

    These look really purple and mauvey if you ask me. Still beautiful none the less, they look really pigmented. L’oreal does have a few quality products. I love the infallable eye shadows, and wish they would come out with more colors though.

  • Veronica

    Well, of course it’s a lesser quality palette – it’s cool toned! We NW-skinned folk are just doomed to live in a world of quality warm toned palettes. 😛

  • anna

    Glad to see someone else a little iffy on LPN 2 palette; when I saw the unique cool toned purple-based shades online I immediately went out and bought this one thinking it would become an absolute staple in my routine. Something about the assortment of shades is off, maybe? They just don’t play very well together and I’ve been spent the last week playing with it trying to come up with an eye look that isn’t muddy – no luck yet other than using some of the lighter shades alone for sheer washes.

    Unfortunately going to have to return this one I think, and maybe give 1 a try!

    • Isabella Muse

      I think it is also the texture anna, they apply patchy and dry for me which results in muddiness! 🙁 1 is divine imho!

  • Pam

    Rite Aid has L’Oreal at 40% off this week. I went in there today hoping they had this palette, but they don’t have it yet. After your review, I’m kind of glad they didn’t. Too bad it wasn’t as good as #1, I do like the shades.

  • jade

    These colors look really nice when swatched. If the palette was better formulated like la palette 1, it could have been a good dupe for the tartelette palette. I wish drugstore brands could create an all matte palette with mauves, plums, and browns.:(

  • Kimberly

    How would you compare these to the Coastal Scents Revealed 1 & 2?

  • Eriu

    I really wanted the 1 palette but when I saw the last one of the 2 at Target, I snatched it up without waiting for reviews (quiet gasp of horror inserted here). I find the individual colors lovely and with primer they last all day but like you, I find when I blend it goes muddy. I’ll keep trying it…maybe contrasting colors more to get a more defined look. But as drugstore eyeshadows go…not bad for 15 bucks. I’m on the prowl for the first one though!

    • Isabella Muse

      i think they are pretty dry and patchy as well which makes it even more mud when blending Eriu! :-/ Try 1, it has a much nicer easier to blend selection of shades!

  • Katherine T.

    The swatches look lovely, but I see what you mean by muddy on the eye. I’ve been reading reviews and the consensus is that #1 is much better then #2.

    • Isabella Muse

      glad to hear I’m not alone! 1 is def great! 2 mmmmmm meh 🙂

  • Garrett

    Muse I came to you a couple months ago application problems concerning La Palette 1. Well I have since purchased #2 and am in love! I am a guy who wears makeup and loves neutrals but I love the purples in this palette! I’m also now in love with #1… They’re just amazing and I can create endless looks with them. Just all around!

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Garrett! ha, we are opposites! I like number 1 better than number 2. Did the sponges help with your application problems!? I’m so glad you’re happy with it now!