L’Oreal’s Pretty Mega Eyeshadow Palette

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After the neutral eyeshadow palette worldwide hysteria that Urban Decay conjured up with their launch of the original Naked palette, it was about time for the drugstore to catch-up. It took four years to be exact, but finally in the UK the first of this new-wave, not-too-pricey, chocker block with bronzey eye goodness offerings has arrived; say hello to the L’Oreal La Palette NudeΒ in Rose. I discovered this when a gaggle of beauty lovers had congregated round a new display in my local Boots. In the centre of this beauty junkie swatch-a-thon was the La Palette Nude and without a moments hesitation in it went to my basket. 10 shades of neutral shadows with a drugstore price tag was enough for my interested to beΒ piqued

Back at home the testing began. And here are my findings. First up the packaging is nice. It’s plastic, secures well but isn’t too difficult to open, there’s a huge mirror inside and the pans are a decent size and shape to fit your brush into. I love the colours too. The shade name Rose indicates that things are going to be a little bit pinky, but I find that there’s more of a mauve undertone that runs through the colours and the addition of a purple as the darkest shade makes a change from the bog standard matte black. Speaking of mattes, here is where the palette runs into some problems – formula. The palette is split with 6 shimmers and 4 mattes. The shimmers are great; buttery, smooth and soft – though darker skins may struggle with the pigmentation levels of some of the colours. It’s the matte colours that are the problem. They can just come off a little streaky and uneven. How I get around it is by using the shimmers all over the lids and using the mattes in the crease which is where I find the whole streaky problem disappears.

The palette comes in at Β£14.99 which doesn’t make it the cheapest palette on the block, but for 10 shades housed in a practical way and with some shades in there that make it a bit different from the stereotypical neutral line-up I think it’s justified. In fact that dark purple looks seriously good as a liner (worn above with my other favourite shade, 5th from the right).

There’s a waiting list at and it appears that for the meantime it’s a Boots exclusive so that’s where you want to be hunting. Personally my local Boots had a tonne – waiting list sch-mating list, eh? A solid palette, but there’s room for improvement. I can’t wait to see what the new wave brings next…


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  • AvantiGarde

    It’s great to see that you have provided your honest opinion. My skin tone is quite dark so this product probably won’t suit me. I hope other drugstore brands come out with high quality eyeshadow palettes!


  • Thank you for sharing such an honest review Anna, as always. It looks a gorgeous palette and not too badly priced considering, will be doing a bit more research on how other’s find it first (after you saying about the mattes) though!

  • Jodie Vernon

    I really want to try this palette! I love the shades!

    Jodie xo / La Lune Song

  • I really don’t need another eyeshadow palette, but it’s still cool that L’OrΓ©al is starting to explore the world of neutral palette! Too bad about the mattes, thanks for the heads-up! πŸ˜‰ xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

  • You can actually buy it here online if anyone wants it.

    I love the shades but I don’t think I’d be picking it up as it seems a little pricy for what it is.

  • The shades are gorgeous! I’ll definitely buy this palette some day πŸ™‚

  • It looks like a pretty palette x


  • Lauren Parker

    looks so pretty!


  • interesting to c finally Loreal too catching up wid palettes…M pretty sure this will take another 2+ years, if not more, to launch in my country, but nevertheless, good job Loreal!!!
    Smita | missprettypink

  • I’m not sure about the shades but it’s great to a see a affordable brand doing a good nude palette.

    Emma & The Beauty Blog </A

  • I love the gray and burgundy eye shadow πŸ™‚

    I’m running a “Naked pallet” giveaway, if you’re interested, check this link:
    little taste of heaven

  • Stephanie

    This palette is beautiful but for Β£15 I think I’ll give it a miss! Especially if you can’t use every shade to death!



  • Shulikesclothes

    Forever adding another neutral palette to my wishlist but this one looks like a beaut! πŸ™‚

  • This is such a lovely shade x

  • This looks gorgeous! I’m trying to stop myself buying palettes at the moment though haha.

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  • Love the fact that ‘cheaper’ makeup brands are brining out solid shadow palettes, that are on trend or practical. Don’t love the fact that they never make it to NZ and that they would probably too expensive for what they are haha.

    Rachill //

  • Pallet looks gorgeous on your eyes, not sure if I’m going to pick up though if the pigmentation isn’t as good on darker skin tones. Thanks

  • Chantal

    The shades look really great in this palette. πŸ™‚ x

  • Emy

    I don’t wear eyeshadows much, so couldn’t justify buying the high-end palettes. But this looks like a great one. πŸ™‚

    P.S. May I ask what lipstick you were using in this pic? It looks gorgeous!

  • Interesting palette! I especially love the last shade!

    Catpacking | Beauty & Travel

  • I think the colours look very wearable for a cheaper palette as none of the shades look overly questionable. Your eye makeup looks lurrrvely! Xx

    Olivia –

  • Such a pity that the drugstore mattes often are of low quality.

  • Maggie

    I really need to find this… but im not sure if it is in the US yet?

  • I will definitely be adding this to my collection when it’s available here. L’Oreal shadows are always so lovely.

  • Ooh so pretty, and love that it’s drugstore as well πŸ™‚

    Kate xo //

  • Oh no, not you too! I am so tempted by this palette and so many people are talking about it. I think I will have to investigate.

    Isobel’s Basket
    Beauty – Fashion – Healthy Living

  • Eli Beth

    This looks very interesting, will have to check it out in person before making my decision though I think!

  • hope this comes to the USA, maybelline launched a nude palette over the summer but it was disappointing!

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  • Ugne

    you could order it online on boots. I too thought that there’s a waiting list but when trying to put myself on it I found that I could just buy it. I quite like it I must say and I think it will be great for traveling.

  • I’m surprised no one’s mentioned the Clarins palette which looks EXACTLY like NAKED 1 – it may be the same price but it’s got a lot of shades to compete…

    Lauren x

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  • Cherie Tang

    I think it’s pretty and suits you well but a liiitle overpriced. I think what the highstreet are really missing in terms of shadows are warmer shades. There are plentiful taupes and cool tones and not enough warm, orange-y brown and red shades.

  • Rosalie (4BeautyandLife)

    I already have so many nude palettes, that a palette really has to stand out for me. Judging by your review I will skip this one. Also, I already have the Naked 2 and 3 so I think this is a lot of overlap.

  • Hope Richardson

    Ooo this looks so nice, about time we get a drugstore eye shadow palette with these shades! Definitely gonna have to try and pick this one up!

  • I couldn’t find this in my local boots, unfortunately. The colours look lovely and I’ve been hearing so much about this, I might have to give it a try!

    Elma x || PetalGrrl

  • Sorry to hear the textures are a bit inconsistent. Lovely shade selection, though πŸ™‚

  • Muselil

    Thx for the review. I’m living in Denmark, so I would have to buy it from the UK and get it shipped. So it’s always nice to read a review before I pay for shipping to Denmark. πŸ™‚

  • Love the look of this palette, so pretty but its such a shame its so hard to find!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • Finally! A palette on the highstreet!

    The little things in life

  • Guest

    You need to try Makeup Revolution, Anna! It is just amazing, the eyeshadows are really pigmented and the Iconic 1-3 palettes are really good dupes for the Naked Palettes. And they are only 4 pounds! What a bargain! I am literally SO impressed! You will not be disappointed. xxxx Lots of love from Germany!

  • eineisabel

    You need to try Makeup Revolution, Anna! It is just amazing, the eyeshadows are really pigmented and the Iconic 1-3 palettes are really good dupes for the Naked Palettes. And they are only 4 pounds! What a bargain! I am literally SO impressed! You will not be disappointed. xxx

  • Jasmin

    Makeup revolution palettes contain more shades that are better quality and they are only Β£4!! Plus there are dupes for every naked palette, I love them!!!!

  • lauren
  • DiaryOfAMakeUpAddict

    I’m excited to try this one out. Hope it’s in stores in Belgium;

    Xoxo Nathalie

  • If it comes to the US, then I might have to try it. I love purply-rose tinted shades!

    xx Sierra

  • Mandy Bajwa

    Colours look beautiful!

  • Maia

    I love the range of colours, definitely something I’ll look into purchasing! Thanks for the honest review! X

    Maia |

  • This palette is lovely! πŸ™‚

  • Oh wow, I’m surprised they made it a Boots exclusive! I would think something like this would be more popular and they’d want to sell it elsewhere!

  • That palette looks lovely and expensive although I know it’s not!

  • The shades in the palette are really nice, so many possibilities!

  • Such a great pallet! I love the colors!

  • Leanne Marshall

    Lovely pallet! I think i would probably use every single colour in the pallet! I will have to keep my eyes peeled for this in Boots! Β£14.99 – carn’t go wrong with that price!!!

    L.E.M Beauty Blog

  • This is such a pretty palette. It’s a pity the matte shades don’t work too well on their own. It seems the type of product one should buy, simply because.

    Do they last though?

    Shanelle || What Would Grace Kelly Say?


  • Amanda Wallace

    Have you tried the Revolution Iconic 3 palette from Superdrug? I bought it the other day and its actually pretty amazing for the price, gorgeous colors and people say its a dupe for the naked palette (its not) but still a great addition to the highstreet neutral palette scene.

  • THIS LOOKS PERFECT. maybe an alternative for us Naked 3-haters?

    ellabooxo β€’ beauty & lifestyle

  • Emily

    this looks SO beautiful – i want

  • It look’s really pretty but UD were bought out by L’Oreal so I’m not surprised they’ve released a budget version. The only annoying thing is UD used to be cruelty free and L’Oreal aren’t so as much as this palette appeals to me I’m for cruelty free makeup etc.

  • Abz Kellett

    Still yet to track this down, but when I do I’ll be one happy girl! πŸ™‚

  • Looks great on you!

    Maria Mui // Beauty Blog

  • Nice to see this from L’oreal, something a bit different from them! Love the colour range.

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  • Grace Walker

    I can’t wait to try this! maybe it will be a new drugstore fave –>

  • I am really curious, always liked L’Oreal

  • I tried this but didn’t get on with it. still have it in my stash but not my fav

  • Georgia Leitch

    This seems like such good value for money