December 8, 2015

L’Oreal Les Monos by Color Riche for Spring 2016

L'Oreal Les Monos by Color Riche

L’Oreal Les Monos by Color Riche for Spring 2016 are a new, permanent eyeshadow collection available in 15 shade selections that promise a smooth, high pigmented formula.

I’ve been playing around with these this week and I thought I’d give you a brief glance at some of the shades I recently picked up.

Take a look!

L'Oreal Les Monos Eyeshadow

L’Oreal Les Monos Eyeshadows have what L’Oreal calls a soft gel-to-powder technology and formula. Personally this isn’t new or innovative texture and formula but by drugstore standards it is. To me these sorta kinda feel like Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadows. You might recognize this formula as well from the UK. L’oreal Color Riche L’Ombre Pure Mono Eyeshadows launched in 2014 in Europe and this pretty much looks like our variation of that formulation.

They actually aren’t loaded up with mega pigment but they do have this soft creamy powdery consistency! The verdict is still out and I’m still busy testing so expect a review shortly but so far they seem interesting if nothing else. I thought they were a little crumbly but I did like the texture. But we shall see! I have to test more!

Each shade is $4.89 each at Harmons but I imagine once they hit Walgreens, CVS, etc…they’ll likely set you back anywhere from $5.99 to $6.49 each. Them just be the breaks when it comes to CVS/Walgreens pricing.

L'Oreal Teal Couture Les Monos

L’Oreal Teal Couture Les Monos

L'Oreal Violet Beaute Les Monos

L’Oreal Violet Beaute Les Monos

L'Oreal Sunset Seine Les Monos

L’Oreal Sunset Seine Les Monos

L'Oreal Paris Beach Les Monos

L’Oreal Paris Beach Les Monos

L'Oreal Pain Au Chocolat Les Monos

L’Oreal Pain Au Chocolat Les Monos

L'Oreal Les Monos Swatches (Teal Couture, Violet Beaute, Paris Beach, Sunset Seine, Pain Au Chocolat)

L’Oreal Les Monos Swatches (Teal Couture, Violet Beaute, Paris Beach, Sunset Seine, Pain Au Chocolat)

I wouldn’t say these are a nod to Japanese eyeshadows or at least not the great big nod that we got from the new Covergirl TruNaked Eyeshadow Palettes. Dare I say I think I liked that formula much better than L’Oreal Les Monos but needless to say I’m always, always terribly excited to see the evolution of drugstore makeup as it unfolds and the attempts it makes to keep in touch with the latest trends happening across the board from mid and high range brands.

Anyone try the L’Oreal Les Monos by Color Riche Eyeshadows yet?

Do share!

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Lacy

    I actually stumbled upon a display of these at target not actually looking for them so I picked one up in Pain au chocolat and I love it! I felt like it had a decent color payoff and I liked the finish. Made my brown eyes pop! How ya been Muse? Been a long while!

    • Isabella Muse

      yaaaaa! happy to hear it Lace! I’m great and you!? Miss ya around here! How was your T-day? Happy Holidays!

  • Maria

    Muse can you please let me know the size of each shadow in terms of ounces. Thanks. Just to get an idea how much quantity you get for the price. Thanks.

  • Katherine T.

    Oh Muse, I’m SO glad you are reviewing these ! I’m really curious about them. From your photos of the pan, I can see what you mean by some being crumbly. The swatches don’t look UD quality, and not as good as Cover Girl Tru Naked, but certainly better than the average DS shadow. Will await your verdict

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Katherine! Def not UD! And not as good as CG in my opinion! They are nice but they have a soft, crumbly texture as they are pressed loosely into the pan. The verdict is still out 🙂 review upcoming!

  • Kate

    I cant wait for your verdict too and maybe a look because…this… this colour… yes i m talking to you 207…are u the purple-taupish i have been waiting for all my life? *background music* is this loooove that i m feeling….

  • kellly

    I am SOOOO anxious to see and try these! I love that shiny look of the metallic colors. I hope they have some fairly natural looking shades since I tend to go pretty conservative on my eye shadow colors.
    I’m definitely planning a Bed, Bath & Beyond run this weekend to see if they are here yet!

  • Maria

    Muse is the texture the same as Loreal infallible shadows in round pot? Thanks

    • Isabella Muse

      Not really, those are pretty heavy and kinda foil-y, these are slightly thinner. They remind me of Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow.

  • Kayo

    I bought mine today at Bed Bath and Beyond in Violet Beaute. Although I like it, I LOVE the UK version a lot better. I bought the UK version through eBay and this one is a lot more pigmented and creamier than US version. I was so excited that we finally got it but it’s not the same. I guess I will be buying more UK version via eBay!

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t tried the UK formula Kayo! I’ll have to give them a whirl!