Rosey and romantic eyelids with L’Oréal La Palette Nude 01 Rosé

L'Oréal La Palette Nude 01 Rosé open

It’s been a while since I came back from France now, but one thing I will always love, no matter what – their beauty products. Of course, when in land of high fashion and beauty, it is hard to resist getting the newest high-end piece (although our wallets seem to be better than our hearts when it comes to it). In the makeup section, I have cast my eyes on many palettes of some high-end make up brands, such as the Yves Saint Laurent Couture Variation palettes, so many times, but considering their price range (69 € for YSL), often I find the drugstore options much more affordable for a student. Luckily, I find that L’Oréal has the best to offer from the French side, and their own products often resemble some that you can find in Sephora. As far as that goes, we might thank L’Oréal for making the high-end trends more affordable!

Ima već neko vrijeme kako sam se vratila iz Francuske, ali jednu ću stvar uvijek voljeti bez obzira na sve – njihovu kozmetiku. Naravno, kada si u zemlji visoke mode i ljepote, teško je odoljeti kupnji onog najnovijeg high-end komada (iako se čini da su naši novčanici često bolji od nas u tome). Što se tiče šminke, toliko sam puta bacila oči na palete nekih high-end brendova, poput Yves Saint Laurent Couture Variation paleta, ali kad uzmemo u obzir njihov cjenovni raspon (69 € za YSL), često mi je drogerijski izbor puno prihvatljivija opcija kao studentu. Srećom, L’Oréal po meni nudi najbolje od Francuske što se toga tiče, a njihovi mi proizvodi često liče na one koji su mogu pronaći u Sephori, ergo možemo zahvaliti L’Oréalu što si možemo priuštiti high-end trendove!

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L'Oréal La Palette Nude 01 Rosé 02 Beige

L'Oréal La Palette Nude 01 Rosé 02 Beige open

Eye-catching and perfect to carry in your purse

One just-to-get-some-bread trip to Monoprix and the weekend offer they had made my love for make up go crazy! Among several products I have bought (completely unplanned, but I totally deserve to buy something nice for myself every once in a while, right?), there was this gorgeous, rosey eyeshadow palette that had been calling my name for weeks. I thought to myself “the weekend offer must be a sign”, grabbed one of the black palette sisters and went home excited to try it out. Its sleek and elegant packaging is just perfect (and small enough) to carry around in any bag (imagine carrying a whole Urban Decay palette made of metal with you the whole day!). A big mirror that uses all of the cover space from the inside is just big enough to do quick touch-ups during the day with the handy, two-sided brush that comes with the palette (but don’t expect too much of artistry out of it). The golden inscription makes it feel even more appealing to the eye. However, beware that the letters are not ever-lasting and will unfortunately start scratching off after a year or so (see the L’Oréal La Palette Nude 02 Beige on the pictures for comparison or click on the link for the review), depending on how you handle it. On the bright side, I am very happy with the sturdiness of the packaging as it has survived many unintentional traumas and endured all the knock-offs on the floor while still remaining as firm as ever and keeping the eyeshadows intact.

More subtle, rosey shades for everyday looks

While many will say that La Palette Nude 01 Rosé is just another copy of the UD Naked 3 palette, I’ve got to say that it is not entirely true. Men might say they are all the same shade of pink, but ladies, they compliment each other perfectly! Already having the UD Naked 3 for quite some time, I intentionally opted to go and buy the L’Oréal La Palette Nude 01 Rosé to expand my options as I wanted to have some more subtle shades for everyday looks as well, and to have something more convenient for travel. Similarly to its 02 Beige sister, this beauty offers you a nice choice of 4 matt and 6 frosty to lightly shimmering eyeshadows, featuring one highlight and a couple of crease/transition shades. With the choice of pinks, one rose gold, even a few greyish shades, all the way to plums, I found it excellent for everyday office or school wearing, especially when you want that mysterious, luring gaze that Parisian women have. What is more, it can also easily transform your current look to be ready for a romantic dinner date in just minutes. If you are confused by all the dazzle and bling shimmery UD palettes offer, but still want that romantic and spring eyes, this is the one for you to have and use.

French charm on your eyes

Some might argue that the eyeshadows feel a bit dusty or powdery when applying to a brush, but I didn’t find it to be too big of a problem. The slightly shimmering shades might even feel a bit creamy, depending on you application routine and the brush used, but I would always recommend to use some eyeshadow base prior to putting your make up on. Furthermore, one might say that the eyeshadows are not pigmented enough for the price, but then again bear in mind that it’s not the primary goal for L’Oréal to have bright colours and in-your face amount of glitter (that’s kind of what UD is known for), but it aims for a more subtle office and daytime look. Thus, if you like to indulge in the bling and sparkles, go for the UD products, but if you find its renown bling just a little bit too daunting, opt for the French subtlety and get one of their La Palette Nudes.

L'Oréal La Palette Nude 01 Rosé back

L'Oréal La Palette Nude 01 Rosé nude nailpolish

Elegantna i savršena za bilo koju torbicu

Jedan samo-da-kupim-kruh posjet Monoprixu i vikend pounda koju su imali eksplodirali su moju ljubav prema kozmetici. Između nekoliko proizvoda koje sam kupila (skroz neplanirali, ali totalno zaslužujem s vremena na vrijeme kupiti si nešto lijepo, zar ne?), tu je bila i ta predivna, roskasta paleta sjenila koja me dozivala tjednima. Pomislila sam si “ova vikend akcija je sigurno neki znak”, zgrabila jednu od sestara crnih paleta i zaputila se kući, uzbuđena isprobati ju što prije. Njeno je elegantno pakiranje naprosto savršeno (i dovoljno malo) za nositi posvuda u torbici ili neseseru (zamislite da morate nositi sa sobom cijelu metalnu Urban Deca paletu cijeli dan!). Veliko ogledalo koje iskorištava cijeli prostor poklopca s unutarnje strane je dovoljno veliko da brzinske popravke tijekom dana korisnim, dvostranim kistićem koji dolazi s paletom (ali ne očekujte preveliku umjetnost s njim). Zlatni ju natpis čini još privlačnijom oku, no imajt na umu da slova nisu beskonačnog vijeka te da se počnu grebati nakon otprilike godine dana (vidi L’Oréal La Palette Nude 02 Beige na slikama za usporedbu ili klikni na link za recenziju), ovisno o tome kako ju čuvate. S vedrije strane, jako sam zadovoljna čvrstoćom pakiranja jer je kod mene preživjelo mnoge traume te izdržale sva nenamjerna nokautiranja na pod, zadržavajući pritom svoju otpornost i čuvajući sjenila od pucanja.

Suptilne, roskaste nijanse za svaki dan

I dok će mnogi reći da je L’Oréal La Palette Nude 01 Rosé samo još jedna kopija UD Naked 3 palete, moram reći da to nije u potpunosti točno. Možda će muškarci reći da su to sve ista nijansa ružičaste, ali se one jednostavno savršeno nadopunjuju!  Budući da imam UD Naked 3 već neko vrijeme, namjerno sam odlučila kupiti L’Oréal La Palette Nude 01 Rosé kako bih proširila svoj izbor jer sam ipak htjela i neke suptilnije nijanse za svaki dan, no isto tako i da imam nešto praktičnije za putovanja. Slično svojoj 02 Beige sestri, ova ljepotica nudi lijep izbor 4 mat i 6 frosty do lagano shimmerastih nijansi, donoseći jednu highlight i nekoliko nijansi za pregib/prijelaze. S ovim izborom ružičastih, jedne rose gold, pa čak i nekoliko sivkastih sjenila, sve do ljubičaste, paleta mi se čini odličnom za svakodnevno nošenje na posao ili u školu, a pogotovo kada želite onaj mistični, zavodljivi pogled kakav Parižanke imaju. Uz to, s njom se također može transformirati vaš trenutni look u onaj spreman za romantičnu večeru u samo nekoliko minuta. Ako vas zbunjuju silne šljokice i sjaj koje nude svjetlucave UD palete, ali i dalje želite taj proljetni, romantični izgled na očima, ovo je paleta za vas.

Francuski šarm na djelu

Neki bi mogli reći da su ova sjenila mrvicu praškasta pri uzimanju kistom, ali meni se to nije činilo prevelikim problemom. Štoviše, sjenila koja su mrvicu shimmerasta mogu odavati čak i kremasti dojam, ovisno o rutini i kistu nanošenja, ali bih svakako uvijek preporučila nanošenje baze za sjenilo ispod. Također, moglo bi se i reći da sjenila nisu dovoljno pigmentirana za svoju cijenu, no onda opet imajte na umu da to ni nije primarni cilj L’Oréalu, imati super-šljokičave i upečatljive boje (to je nekako postalo ono po čemu je UD poznat), već cilja na suptilnije, dnevne nijanse koje se mogu nositi i u uredu. Uzevši to u obzir, ako volite uživati u šljokicama i sjaju, uzmite nešto od UD-a, no ako vam je njihov ikonski bling previše, odlučite se za francusku suptilnost i nabavite jednu od La Palette Nude paletica.

L'Oréal La Palette Nude 01 Rosé swatch

L'Oréal La Palette Nude 01 Rosé closed

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General information/Opće informacije

Quantity/Količina: 7 g

Price/Cijena: 20 € /169 kn

Where to buy/Gdje kupiti: drugstores/drogerije (Kozmo, Bipa, dm, Muller…)

Indeed the French know how to keep their eyes looking irresistible yet so subtly romantic, and this palette is the proof that L’Oréal knows how to bring it to everyone. What is your perfect everyday palette? Share your favourites in the comments!

Doista, Francuckinje znaju kako imati neodoljive i suptilno romantične oči, a ova je paleta dokaz da to L’Oréal zna donijeti svima. Koja je vaša savršena svakodnevna paleta? Podijelite svoje favorite u komentarima!

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