January 6, 2016

L’Oreal La Palette Noir Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2016

I receive a small commission if you shop through my link.

L'Oreal La Palette Noir Eyeshadow Palette

Uh oh! The L’Oreal La Palette Noir Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2016 has arrived at Ulta.com and I’m having some inner turmoil about whether I need it or not! I was quite impressed with L’Oreal La Nude Eyeshadow Palette (and I kinda liked La Nude 2 as well) but La Palette Noir is a lot darker and a lot more difficult to pull off.

This palette is focused on a smokier look but it is dominated by a good deal of blue particularly navy blue. I feel like it’ll be difficult to differentiate between shades. I’m picturing all the shades looking the same on my lids. I’m also picturing potentially patchy blending BUT…La Nude 1 and 2 were very soft and very easy to blend so I can’t call it quits on that account right?

Like La Nude 1 and La Nude 2, La Palette Noir is $19.99 and contains 10 eyeshadow shades. According to Ulta these are both matte and metallic in finish but I’m doubtful there are any metallics here.

I’ll sit and ponder this a while longer.

In the mean time, let me know if you’re going to indulge.

Get it at Ulta.com and use promo code 303228 to save $3.50.


I receive a small commission if you shop through my link.

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‘.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  • Christina D.

    I had been stalking websites for this since I first heard about it in November. I love smoky looks, especially navy and gray, which are a couple of my favorite shadow colors. I ordered it immediately when it popped up at Ulta. I do hope it’s as nice in quality — if not better — than La Palette Nude 1 and 2.

    • genevieve

      A really lovely navy and grey is found in Shiseido’s Snow Shadow. It has the best navy I have ever found and I am a real navy lover. The trio have been around for awhile so you can probably pick it up on sale somewhere if you like it. Great pigmentation.

  • Maria

    I agree with you muse. These colors are too similar and looks like it would show up the same. Like I will have black eye. I will stick with Urban Decay smokey.

  • Sara

    I’m definitely skipping this. I am having angry flashbacks of 80s makeup when I see all that blue shadow.

  • Kelli

    I will be getting this!! I have an obsession with owning every black shadow that ever was, and on my pale eyes, the blue tones will show up nicely! I love doing smokey eyes with many different shades of black.

  • Katherine T.

    I’m hoping for a decent palette, but I’m skeptical. These colors are really hard to get right, and DS brands aren’t known for good shadows. I mean even UD Naked Smokey isn’t perfect, but I will keep my fingers crossed

  • Cindi

    I can always use a dark gray, a lighter gray, and a soft black, but that’s about it. A whole palette full is just too much. Too much darkness for my liking. I’m passing on this one.

  • genevieve

    I love darker, smokier colours but this is 4-5 shadows too much. Secondly I do think many of the colours look very similar to each other and on the eye, they will look the same.
    And thirdly, I just don’t trust DS eye shadows any more – they often contain ingredients that I don’t like and the quality is generally pretty average.
    These darker colours live in every single palette that was ever produced (just about), so I am sure we all have dupes somewhere for them. An easy pass for me.

  • GingerC

    If you like dark charcoal eyeshadows, go for it. The blend-ability is about the same as the nude 1 & 2 palettes. I found it to be too dark to do anything with. The three light colors need to be built up to even see, the two navy shades (3 & 4) look exactly the same, the remaining 5 grey/black shades again look the same. They could have made the same palette with half of the shades, it’s a shame they didn’t offer any other colors except for blue & black.
    Thanks to Target’s return policy I can say I didn’t waste my money on this one.