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 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). 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). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (PiP, $13.00) is cooler (90% 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). 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). NYX Jaded (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% 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). 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. 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). Kat Von D 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). Lethal Cosmetics Aether (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Affresco #4 (LE, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (DC, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Banana Daiquiri (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sea Mist (DC, $6.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Babylon (P, $8.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Gallerina (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Pacific (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Moskova #1 (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Flower Shop (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Superzoom (P, $4.50) is warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Aqua Fever (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D236 Lagoon Blue (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I238 Blue Cedar (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, 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). Fyrinnae Midnight Dreary (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Kimono (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #22 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Aja (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Baltimore (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #6 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Dina (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% 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). Clionadh Calx (P, $5.25) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Party in Colours #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D 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. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 14 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Viseart Cool Mattes 2 #6 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Contour) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M110 Cement (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Numb (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Dagger (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sydney Grace Thunderbird (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Bebe (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Boss Babe (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Gata (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Stealth (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Wayne Goss Pearl Moonstone #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Fog (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Berlin Underground (DC, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Courtly Grey (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Shrunken Head (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Smoke (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). ColourPop Etiquette (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Our Guest (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Print (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% 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). Sephora Obsidian (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eye Beauty (Smoke) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Pat McGrath Dark Matter (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). MAC Cinderblack (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Black (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Beast (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Devotion (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Hard Magic (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Roulette (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (DC, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Loverboy (DC, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE, ) is warmer (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). 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). 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). 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

82%

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These shades are still soo pretty though even though they are slight sheer… But I’ve only realty worn Petite Perle, Grand Bleu, and Teal Couture as not a full lid colour.

Green Promenade and Argentic are not sold in Canada yet. 🙁

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?

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!

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.

True! If they’re not shades one uses a lot, it’s a good way to have them in your stash without breaking the bank.

I can honestly say that none of these are something I would purchase. First off, I have way better performing dupes for the few shades that look pretty (colorwise!), and the others are shades I almost never wear anyway.
I’ll stick to Nyx or Colourpop for inexpensive eye shadows that actually work in practice.

Very pretty colours – especially the Promenade green. Great for those who only want one particular colour. Although a couple of the shades (teal and blue) were a bit disappointing with their wear times.

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.

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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