REVIEW: L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad

What is this Product? (What it claims) 
For the first time, the world's colour authority bursts into the world of eye colour. Colour Riche Eyeshadows Quads are four expertly harmonized colours in a single irresistible golden case. Each one is made up of micro-milled pigments to create an irreplaceable silky texture on skin. The secret of the smooth, layerable colour? Powder pigments are suspended in a crystal-clear base that ensures the colour stays incredibly rich and smooth - never chalky or powdery.

Available in 20 quads with colours ranging from beautiful beiges and taupes to daring blues and purples to ultra-feminin pinks and greys, this is the secret to unforgettable eye impact.

Directions of Use
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Main Ingredients 
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$11.99 CAD each palette

Due to popular demand from the L'Oreal Giveaway, where I asked readers to let me know what they would like to see reviewed first, here I present you my review for the L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad. 

Starting with the packaging, it comes in a plastic container with Gold finish touches. I find that the gold colour gives it a vintage, luxy look. However it was pretty beat and scratched up after 1 week in my beauty bag. By the way, the European packaging is very different from the American ones. See photo below, I collected the pictures from L'Oreal Paris Australia and L'Oreal Paris UK.

I'm disappointed with the suggested retail price at $11.99 when it retails for about $5-7 in our neighbouring country, USA. However, I'm sure if you catch it on a sale, it should hurt your wallet too much!

From just swatching, I didn't find the pigmentation that great. As you can see from the below picture, with just one sweep from my finger, it doesn't give much colour. I did not use any primers on the back of my hand. 

I find that it is best applied with a brush and luckily, it does come with a two-way sponge applicator, because otherwise girls with longer nails will have a little bit of trouble. I always ended up with two colours on my fingers when I was just trying to get one.

It's difficult for me to say how I feel about the performance for all the quads in the collection because from just the two that I have, I think each colour inside the quad performs differently. Personally, I didn't enjoy how some of the colours are too shimmer. It doesn't show up great under flash or in videos. I used the below two palettes in my make up tutorial before here. It takes a bit of skills to really use the shadows and not let the fall outs ruin your look (thank goodness Lily does a great job at that in my videos). The colours blend easily which is great!

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in 527 Sultry Seductress

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in 527 Sultry Seductress

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in 527 Sultry Seductress

Shade #1: soft, flaky when you a heavier hand and can cause a mess when applying the eyeshadow. a bit of fall outs
Shade #2: soft, flaky, almost same as #1. needs to be carefully blended to avoid flakes fallout
Shade #3: not as soft but also not as flaky. it is chalky and buildable. That being said, not pigmented like the pan colour. sheen finish
Shade #4: similar to #3, can be used as a liner colour. chalky. a dark gray with micro multi glitter. sheen finish

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in 933 Cookies & Cream

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in 933 Cookies & Cream

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in 933 Cookies & Cream
Shade #1: metallic greyish silver. Doesn't reflect the pan colour too well. it's soft and not flaky
Shade #2: considering it's such a shimmery colour, it's not flaky like the other palette. It has micro multi colour glitter, very soft
Shade #3: soft but chalky. it causes fallouts but it's very pigmented
Shade #4: not pigmented and it's chalky. it leans towards a matte finish and it's black with silver glitter

Overall: ♥♥♥ 
Product: 3/5 ♥ 
Packaging: 3/5 ♥ 
Price: 3/5 ♥