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L'Oreal La Palette Noir Swatches & First Impressions

One of the first "real" eyeshadow palettes that I ever purchased was the L'Oreal La Palette Nude 2 Palette. Before that I owned few smaller drugstore & high-end quads, but I didn't own a palette that had more than 5 shades. That was the turning point for me where I decided that I wanted to learn how to apply eye shadows and it's the palette that begun my obsession with eye shadow. Read my review of the L"Oreal La Palette 2 here

Just a few days after purchasing the La Palette 2 I did go back and grab the La Palette 1 and they have both been in my collection since. I had no idea that a new shade was launching until about last November when sneak peaks starting coming out online and from the moment that I first laid eyes on the L'Oreal La Palette Noir, I knew we were destined for each other. The price for this palette is the same as the original versions $15.99 but I got mine with a $5 Target GC promotion so I paid $11.99 which is what I paid for the first two. Having gotten such a good deal for all three of my L'Oreal La Palettes, is one of the reasons I love them so. BTW: I would never pay the $19.99 these cost at Ulta, never. 

If you are a fan of smoky, cool greys and blues I think you will love this palette. I know everyone goes on and on about warm palettes, I in fact have bought many because they are so pretty, but it's these cool toned shades that I find look better on my eyes. Just look at how beautiful the L'Oreal La Palette Noir is, it really is a stunner.


The L'Oreal La Palette Noir is a stunning palette full of blue and gray toned shades in a variety of finishes  (matte, shimmer and glitter).


If there is anything that I would change about the L'Oreal La Palette's is the design. Have you ever seen how beautiful these palettes are in the UK? They look nothing like this. So I don't hate the design of these but would love it if one day they bring us the same elegant design from across the pond because these are super ugly in comparison. 

the swatches


Overall I feel like the L'Oreal La Palette Noir is on the same level as the first two palettes. I found all the shades to be pigmented and with the exception of two, they swatched very nice. The two problematic shades for me are the first two from the right. The first shade is a beautiful pale blue but it was crumbly and the second has very large glitter particles that made the whole thing chunkier to swatch. Besides those two, I feel like the rest are very nice and found the first on the far left to be soft as butter. 


I have worn this palette once and came up with a terrible look, but not because of the shadows, it was more my inexperience with blending that gave me a black eye look, not quite what I was looking for at all. I will have to play with this some more and if I ever get a decent look, I will try to post it here.


For now, and especially for what I paid for the L'Oreal La Palette Noir, I think it's a good buy. You get so much product, ten huge eyeshadow pans and enough shades to create many looks. Plus pigmentation is very decent for being drugstore eyeshadows. So yes, I do think the L'Oreal La Palette Noir as well as it's siblings are worth buying, but I do recommend you try to use a coupon or wait for a sale if possible. I hope you have enjoyed my first impressions on this palette. 

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