L’Oreal Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette ($14.99) is a new peach scented Colour Riche Eyeshadow Palette that launched with the L’Oreal Summer 2018 Makeup Collection along with a new selection of Paradise Enchanted Blushes that are hopefully not limited edition. I’m not sure if L’Oreal has plans to add these to their permanent collection or if they are a limited release available for Summer only.
L’Oreal literally just launched this mass market and already they have two more palettes like this upcoming later this Summer and into Fall 2018 which are called Cherry My Cheri and Berry Much Love and yes, both are also scented.
I guess they already know that the Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette is bound to be a viral success and why wouldn’t it be!? They basically took the idea of Too Faced’s Sweet Peach and Peaches and Cream Collection and it made it their own. They do say imitation is the best form of flattery so I guess if you loved Too Faced’s version you’re bound to adore L’Oreal’s version especially since it is drugstore makeup which makes it much more affordable if you’re getting it on sale and using coupons. Although at full price this is far from cheap! I purchased the palette when it first launched on Amazon several weeks ago. It was actually pre-booking at the time and they shipped it to me last week at which point it also went live at Ulta which leads me to believe it should be arriving at drugstores by the end of the week or at the very least by next. On Amazon it’s $11.99 but Ulta lists it as $14.99 however, all L’Oreal is Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off which is pretty helpful saving a buck or two. Most mass drugstores will likely stick to that $15 price but spots like Target and Harmons will likely offer the more affordable $11.99 price tag.
The palette is fairly small at this price holding a mere 0.25 oz of eyeshadow total. The compact is a smaller than a CD which makes it easy to store without being bulky and also, quite travel friendly. There are 12 shades total here with a get-the-look guide located on the back of the palette which will help you to create four looks. I’m not terribly bothered by the size since I already own a lot of eyeshadow and no matter how much I like an eyeshadow I rarely hit pan on it. Well, except maybe Urban Decay Beware! That I’ve hit pan on a few times!
They are obviously trying to make the entire Paradise Mascara thing a collection. Paradise Mascara did quite well for L’Oreal and although, most people I meet hate it I actually really liked it and it seems most of the social media world seemed to have dug it too so, I do consider that a success for L’Oreal. The packaging is a rose gold that mimics the packaging of their Paradise Mascara. As I said above there are blushes in this line now as well as an upcoming Paradise Mascara Primer and eyeliners. Sadly, they didn’t do lipsticks or glosses which I would have totally grabbed up! Maybe in the future.
The palette is visually very pretty. They sort of try to get away from the “peach” element by saying this is tropically scented but there’s a tiny peach illustration on the smack in the middle of the palette and it also has a peach scent. At first the scent seemed strong but after I used the palette it seems to have gotten considerably more subtle. It’s a generic peachy scent that I found quite pleasant. It doesn’t smell anything like Too Faced’s version though. Considering how poorly Maybelline did with the scent of the Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette I was quite delighted with the scent of this palette.
You should enjoy the Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette if you liked the Lemonade Craze Palette. As these both have a slurry-like texture that gives them a creamy powdery feel much like Japanese Eyeshadows from brands such as KATE or a better example would be the Too Faced Love Eyeshadow Palette which is one you’ve likely tried and is a lot more accessible than some Japanese brands here in the US.
Some people love slurry eyeshadows, others don’t. I’m completely on board with them. I think they apply quite lovely and the texture is easy to work with. Correct me if I’m wrong but I haven’t seen a texture like this from L’Oreal yet. I would say the Metallic Eyeshadow are quite creamy but these are thinner in texture. I do know one thing! They did a far better job with this formula than Maybelline with Lemonade Craze which was fun to use but the shadows just blended away into nothingness. L’Oreal’s version is quite pigmented and the pigment lasts without blending away. The palette contains both matte and shimmer shades all of which had the same creamy consistency that blended easily with little to no fall out. The pigment is quite nice on all the shades even the lighter ones. I don’t think the color scheme is terribly unique and some of these shades might already be available in your stash but I honestly don’t mind in the least since I enjoyed the palette on a whole and thought it created some very nice looks. The shades aren’t named and are merely referenced by numbers unlike Maybelline who actually took time out and named each color in the Lemonade Craze Palette. The palette is made in Canada.
All in all, I liked the L’Oreal Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette. L’Oreal did a great job with it! The formula of the eyeshadows are soft, easy to blend, and quite pigmented. I realize this isn’t going to be a love for everyone but personally, as someone who loves and has used Japanese eyeshadow, I really liked it!
If you purchased it and used it I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.
L’Oreal Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette is available now at amazon.com and ulta.com.