August 24, 2016

Playing with the Nude L’Oreal La Palette Lip Today

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L'Oreal Nude La Palette

I begrudgingly purchased the Nude L’Oreal La Palette Lip and decided I’d review it. Why begrudgingly? I hate the price. These are whooping $16.99 each! Ouch! Thankfully I headed into Harmons to grab my L’Oreal La Palette Lip and it set me back $13.49 but I still cringed slightly at that price. Drugstore makeup prices are catching up to high end ones lately.

L’Oreal La Palette Lip actually launched for Spring 2016 and held five shades of lipstick each. These new La Palette Lip Palettes hold eight shades each and are available in three shade selections versus the original two shade launch.

Here’s some details about it!

The L’Oreal La Palette Lip comes housed in a gold and black compact and pays home to eight shades of both cream and matte lipsticks as well as a highlighter shade. It comes with a lip brush as well but no mirror in the compact. The total weight of the palette is 0.14 oz. The back of the palette contains three diagrams to create three different lip looks using the shades from the palette. The instructions are easy to follow and you can get a fairly nice ombre lip look easily using the step by step guide.

L'Oreal Nude 03 La Palette

L'Oreal Nude La Palette swatches

I picked up the L’Oreal La Palette Lip in Nude 03 because I really like the shade selection but there are two other shade selections to choose from one of which includes an all red lip shade selection.

I don’t really like lip palette as I find them messy and this palette is no exception. But considering I liked the original La Palette Lips very much I decided what the heck and I decided a purchase was in order. Unfortunately, the shades are not named aside from numbers so, there is no way of telling if any of these shades are available in the general catalog or if they are entirely new. You get three mattes in this set, four creams, and one highlighter shade. The first four shades are the creamiest shades as well as the most pigmented. The last four are the sheerest shades and the least pigmented with a denser consistency than the first four. I liked the consistency and texture of the first four best as they are creamy and almost liquid lipstick-like in formula. The last four weren’t as creamy and had a certain density and drag during application. The very last shade, the highlighter, was very dense and a little difficult to apply. I found the wear time on the first four shades got me through at least five hours where as the last four shades got about three to four hours of wear.

la palette lip fotd

l'oreal la palette lip nude fotd

l'oreal nude 03 fotd

I had fun mixing and matching shades (which I did in my three lip looks in this post) and felt like the shades all worked and played quite nicely together. If you’re looking for a palette that contains a good essential selection of wearable nudes this works well. However, I think the price tag leaves a lot to be desired.

The L’Oreal La Palette Lip is available now at drugstores or grab it online at,, and


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  • Dee

    I never even look at lip palette due to the mess factor but your swatches and how they look on you are making me think I need this. Really pretty! Except the price.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m the same, I simply hate lip palettes because they are messy but this has some nice nudes!

  • Kimmwc03

    Thanks for the review and swatches. I’ll probably get this during a sale.

  • abrixi

    Thanks so much for reviewing this! You spared me a disappointment and waste of money. I was especially curious about the highlighter but I have found a better option in the meantime.

  • Britni

    I haaaaate lip palettes. I can deal with the mess factor. It’s the lugging-around-to-reapply factor I don’t care for. Because lip palettes tend to use very creamy/glossy products, there’s no doubt you’ll have to reapply sometime during the day, so you have to carry an entire palette and lip brush with you. If that’s not inconvenience! I don’t know why companies are still producing them.

  • Silvia

    So right about palettes and these a rather large size to carry around. I have checked the three palettes and my favorites are the red vivid tones and the nudes but I wouldn’t get the palette unless I’m traveling and even still the question of space on your purse and just too much to carry around. I’ll wait for a good sale but they are pretty!