L'Oreal Color Riche Ombre Eyeshadow Quad Beige Trench

     Ola! So in continuation of my quest to increase my collection to have products from different brands I went in and bought a couple of items from random brands. I was on such an obsessive spree :P. But I did end up finding some neat items. I really liked the color combination in this palette and the whole look of it in general. So I’m going to do a proper review on it. Express one just didn’t cut it for me for this one as I have a lot to say about it šŸ˜›

L'Oreal Color Riche Ombre Eyeshadow Quad Beige Trench

     Starting of with the basic thing – packaging. I like the nice compact shape of it. Square box with a black base and gold metallic top. I like how it looks so elegant and classy. Feels a little flimsy but I guess that is just me being a snob (sorry about that). What I didn’t like about it that it kinda gets scratched and bruised. I had kept it in a “too-review” makeup bag along with a bunch of other products and by the time its turn came in it looks a little bruised šŸ™ A mirror would have been a nice addition but I guess it would have taken away from the prettiness of it which is a view of the hue of colors nestling inside.

L'Oreal Color Riche Ombre Eyeshadow Quad Beige Trench

     There is a 2 sided sponge tipped applicator inside with one tip being slanted thereby making it ideal to use for creating a line. The other side is a little small to cover a large area but it helps to pack in the color properly. Overall it is quite decent. You need to pull apart the two halves of the lid to open it. There are 4 colors present in it which are quite shimmery – light gold, silver, copper and pewter ( a dark grey). The texture is really soft and buttery. There was a bit of fallout in all most all the colors.

L'Oreal Color Riche Ombre Eyeshadow Quad Beige Trench swatch
L-R: Silver, Copper, Gold and Grey. Dry swatch on bare skin. Taken in sunlight

     Ok let me just say that by itself and in the category it belongs to it is decent in pigmentation. I tried it on bare skin, with primer and applying with wet brush. All 3 gave different levels of pigmentation with the wet one being the most pigmented. It was also the most shimmery. So if you want to pop the color and add to the drama aka an evening look use a wet brush to apply the shadows. They go on a little patchy like that but by continuous blending smooth out and look quite good.

L'Oreal Color Riche Ombre Eyeshadow Quad Beige Trench swatch
Wet swatch on bare skin. Taken in natural light. Sorry but the sky was overcast.

     If you want to opt for a softer look use them dry over a primer. The colors are quite toned down and the shimmer is not so prominent. It is there and you can make it out but it is not popping. On bare skin the pigmentation is not good at all and on the eye it becomes difficult to differentiate between the shades.

     Ok lets just sum up the good of it. Decent packing and applicator. Good pigmentation when used wet. Decent when used over primer. Medium fallout. Drugstore brand (technically). 4 shades available for the price Rs. 770/- (approx Rs. 193/- each). Affordable for most. Decent quality considering the price. Good combination of colors present.

L'Oreal Color Riche Ombre Eyeshadow Quad Beige Trench swatch
Applied them on UD primer potion using the sponge applicator to pack in the color. Again please excuse the light. 

     Now having said that I want to come to my issues with it. Being a blogger I have experienced a number of products present both locally and abroad. Paid all sorts of prices for all kinds of products. I cant help but draw some comparisons and look at the short comings as well. Sorry but what is the point of writing a review for you if I don’t show you both sides of the coin? First, they have couple other shades in this range where the color gradient inside the pans moves from the lightest to the darkest shade. In this one that is not so. There is a light shade in the middle. The instructions behind the case are very generic. And for a person who is not experienced (I will assume here that those instructions are meant for such kind of people) if she/he follows what is given they will end up putting the light gold shade on the outside and the brown shade on the inside. In short, don’t follow the instruction pic in the back.

L'Oreal Color Riche Ombre Eyeshadow Quad Beige Trench swatch
Look that I created with this palette. Used a little Vaseline as base.

     Secondly, the color palette is beautiful and what would have made it complete would have been an addition of a matte shade. I have heard that some of the other palettes do have the darkest shades in matte finish. That same inclusion in this would have made it absolutely perfect. Thirdly, personally I’m not a fan of the pigmentation. I saw a vlogger saying that these “are soooo pigmented” but I would like to differ. Maybe some of the others in this range might be but for this price point I feel that they could have been a little better payoff on bare skin. I’m comparing this to Coastal Scents (price $1.99 = Rs. 110/- approx per shade) right now and they have such intense color plus are cheaper. In the end, people with skills can make anything rock but my concern is for people who are new/still learning. A little tweaking could have made this an excellent product for them as well.

L'Oreal Color Riche Ombre Eyeshadow Quad Beige Trench swatch
Comparison swatch. I took the most similar shade that I could find with  me.  The CS one I rubbed in twice to get that color payoff. L’Oreal one was rubbed in 7-8 times to see the color payoff shown. Both done on bare skin.

     But hey like I said those were my personal 2 bits about it. Maybe I’m being too critical I don’t know. But in no way am I writing this off. What do you feel? Was I too harsh with it? Or do you as a consumer expect a little better performance? I think a product should work good enough on its on and you should not need a whole lot of ish to make it happen. The additional ish should enhance and take the already good product to an amazing level. Again by no means am I dissing it. If you just look at it on its own then it is pretty good.

L'Oreal Color Riche Ombre Eyeshadow Quad Beige Trench swatch

     Do let me know what you think about it. Have you tried it out? Did you feel that the review was harsh and unjust? Or is the product acceptable at the drugstore level? BTW do like the little touches on the pics? Or should I go back to my old format with them? Waiting to hear your views on it. Sorry for the long review but I just had to make my peace with it. See you around – Bye!

L'Oreal Color Riche Ombre Eyeshadow Quad Beige Trench

Would you purchase L’Oreal Color Riche Ombre Eyeshadow Quad Beige Trench again? – No I would not.

Would you recommend L’Oreal Color Riche Ombre Eyeshadow Quad Beige Trench to your friend? – If my friend was on a budget then yes.