L'Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

L'Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to be “soft, velvety” in texture with “intense pigments for exquisite color richness” and “lasts all day.” The texture is incredibly soft; to the point where I’m not sure these would travel as well as your average powder eyeshadow. The lighter, more matte shades are very white-based and can look chalky on my skin tone but should work better on fairer skin tones or coupled with a smoothing primer. Most of the shades were fairly pigmented and blendable on the lid with good adhesion without a primer with a few exceptions. Unsurprisingly, neutrals were more consistently higher-performing than the bolder/more colorful shades. I did run into wear issues, as all the shades I tried either faded and/or creased within six hours of wear, so I would recommend a primer with these. Initially, they reminded me of formulas like Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow, Kat Von D Metal Crush, etc., but while these have a similar velvety, smooth feel, they are looser once you touch your brush to them.

L’Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a light white with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a fairly smooth texture, but it was harder to apply on the lid without it applying unevenly (almost like the color bunched up/thickened in places). The color started to crease after six hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Antique White (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $17.00) is cooler, better quality (95% similar). NARS Rue Allent (Left) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #2 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Spun Pearl (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Vapour (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Snow (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Becca Mermaid Pearl (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (PiP, $13.00) is cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Green Promenade Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark green with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had a really soft, lightly loosened consistency in the pan, so there was some fall out during application, but it adhered well enough that I didn’t have issues with further fall out during wear (though it creased after six hours). bareMinerals Midnight Luminance (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Peacock (DC, $12.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Silver Sun (P, $20.00) is warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Onyx (05) (DC, $39.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NYX Jaded (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour #2 (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Teal Couture Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark green-teal with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a drier, firmer texture that made it harder to get decent color payoff out of it. I also had issues with applying it to my lid, as it didn’t seem to blend out without becoming patchy/uneven. Lethal Cosmetics Aether (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Affresco #4 (LE, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Splendeur et Audace #4 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Junkie (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). KVD Beauty Watt (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Azure Sun (Cream Color) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (DC, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Moskova #1 (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Flower Shop (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I238 Blue Cedar (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Superzoom (P, $4.50) is warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Aqua Fever (LE, $6.25) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D236 Lagoon Blue (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Autumn Breeze (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Emerald Cut (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Ice Blue (143CP) (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sea Mist (DC, $6.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Banana Daiquiri (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Smashbox Pacific (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark blue with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, but I found the color to be more challenging to apply and blend out without it becoming somewhat patchy. It started to crease after six hours of wear.
Huda Beauty Sapphire #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Give Me Glow Blue Moon (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #6 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty Baltimore (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Kimono (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Dina (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Fyrinnae Midnight Dreary (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #22 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Aja (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clionadh Calx (P, $5.25) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Party in Colours #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sydney Grace JB (P, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Coloured Raine Blue Magic (DC, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #5 (PiP, $9.99) is more shimmery, brighter (85% similar). KVD Beauty Nebula (DC, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Coloured Raine Opulence (LE, $6.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Meet Me in Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark gray with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, velvety-smooth texture that applied well and diffused nicely on the skin. This shade started to have signs of fading after six hours of wear. KVD Beauty Smoke (Contour) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 14 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Numb (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M110 Cement (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Cool Mattes 2 #6 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). KVD Beauty Dagger (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sydney Grace Boss Babe (P, $5.25) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Gata (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Wayne Goss Pearl Moonstone #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Fog (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Stealth (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Thunderbird (P, $5.25) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Bebe (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Berlin Underground (DC, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Shrunken Head (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Courtly Grey (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace Reaching Zenith (Light) (PiP, $5.25) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Give Me Glow Space Dust (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). ColourPop Rumor Mill (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). ColourPop 1980 (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Noir C’est Noir Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff paired with a fairly soft consistency that felt a little dry compared to other shades in the range, but it still blended out without too much effort. The color looked faded after six hours of wear. Viseart Chroma #3 (PiP, )(100% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). NARS Loverboy (DC, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup by Mario Master Mattes #12 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Silhouette (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Let's Do It (P, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Roulette (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Black Bow #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (DC, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). The Estee Edit Mood (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Huda Beauty Black Truffle (Remastered) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Licorice Rope (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). KVD Beauty Killing Moon (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Ink (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Supernouveau #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

L’Oreal Argentic Colour Riche Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a light, silverly blue with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a denser, slightly firm texture that blended out fairly well. The eyeshadow started to crease after six hours. Tarte Flask (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Indica (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Smoky Canvas #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild The Night's Quad #4 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Banquise (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Rock Icon (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Slush Fund (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Drippin' Diamonds (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior Moonlight #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Star Struck (DC, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Firefly (LE, $4.50) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Mercury (GPV2 #14) (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop On a Whimsy (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (DC, ) is lighter (80% similar). theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Petite Perle

PPermanent. $5.99.
C+
C+
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

Green Promenade

PPermanent. $5.99.
B-
B-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Teal Couture

PPermanent. $5.99.
C-
C-
6.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
71%
Total

Grand Bleu

PPermanent. $5.99.
C+
C+
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

Meet Me in Paris

PPermanent. $5.99.
B
B
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

Noir C'est Noir

PPermanent. $5.99.
B-
B-
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Argentic

PPermanent. $5.99.
B-
B-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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L'Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Petite Perle Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Green Promenade Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Green Promenade Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Green Promenade Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Green Promenade Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Green Promenade Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Green Promenade Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Green Promenade Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Green Promenade Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Green Promenade Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Green Promenade Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Teal Couture Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Teal Couture Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Teal Couture Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Teal Couture Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Teal Couture Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Teal Couture Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Teal Couture Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Teal Couture Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Teal Couture Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Teal Couture Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Meet Me in Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Meet Me in Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Meet Me in Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Meet Me in Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Meet Me in Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Meet Me in Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Meet Me in Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Meet Me in Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Meet Me in Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Meet Me in Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Noir C’est Noir Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Noir C’est Noir Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Noir C’est Noir Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Noir C’est Noir Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Noir C’est Noir Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Argentic Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Argentic Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Argentic Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Argentic Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Argentic Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Argentic Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Argentic Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Argentic Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Argentic Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Argentic Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Grand Bleu Colour Riche Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow

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Katherine T. Avatar

Oooh, LOVE your eye look!! Ok, I will need to get Meet Me in Paris for sure, since it’s hard to find a decent matte gray, and I’m hoping primer will extend the wear time. And Green Promenade, because it looks like a dupe for Chanel Green Griffith, which I couldn’t justify getting due to price. I have dupes for the other the blue, teal, and black. BTW, where is the swatch for Argentic?

Mariella Avatar

Green Promenade is the one colour I really want and for some annoying reason, it’s not available in Canada. I don’t know if there is some ingredient that is the problem or if they have opted for a limited release here but it’s most annoying!

Erin Avatar

I was hoping the blues and greens would be slightly better but they still aren’t bad for occasional use. I would probably only use them as light washes and soft liners. I don’t need incredible wear time currently so it might a fun budget friendly was to experiment some.

Susan Dowman Nevling Avatar

The colors were pretty but rated a bit lower than the first set. Petite perle was very washed out . Unfortunate because a glowing white is so useful under the brows and in the inner corner. Yesterday’s white was matte and not as much fun if Petite Perle had performed better.

charlotte Avatar

These are more of a cream than a powder IMO.. and they crease like crazy no matter what I put under them. They also do not work well with one another, they just mush into a mess. I’ve had the best results using them as a lid shade with an otherwise regular powder shadow eye.. but even then I was not entirely happy with them.

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