La Palette Nude 1 by L’Oreal Paris
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I bought this pretty palette at Target the other day because it spoke to me from the shelf. It said, ” I look a lot like Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Palette, try me.”
So I did! And as it turns out, it’s a pretty good palette. Maybe a little warm for my taste, but that’s just because I’m so fair and cool toned.
So I did a couple of different looks using a few of the shades that popped out to me most and while they may not look very different from photo to photo, it confirmed to me that there are a lot of different combinations to be made with these shades. There are a lot of colors, which is fun for someone who loves to experiment with makeup, but if you want a smaller palette for just the eyes, I don’t think you can go wrong with the Naked 2 Basics palette. It’s less fussy than a palette with 10 shades, and keeps it simple if that is what you prefer.
pardon my resting angry face.
There are a million more combinations, but I liked layering these shades together. The biggest difference I have found between drugstore eyeshadows and high end eyeshadows is their pigmentation, blending ability, and lasting power. These shades blended well, but didn’t pack as much pigment or staying power as high end eyeshadows, like Mac or Urban Decay. But it’s less than half of the price of the very similar Naked 2 palette. So, it’s a judgment call if you are wavering between the two, or just simply don’t want to spend more than $16 on a eyeshadow palette. La Palette Nude 1, that I used here, gives you a lot of options, but you’ll have to wear an eyeshadow primer (this is my favorite) to make sure the shades stay put and last all day.
Do you have this palette? Are you happy with it?
Your hair looks amazing in these pics!!!!
oh yes I agree she has such beautiful hair. I’m jealous! :p)
What is the hair cut style layers?
Very pretty! Mind sharing what blush and lipstick you are also wearing?
My favorite palette is the urban decay naked 2. I saw this one at Sephora the other day and i kinda wanna buy it :p I think this one is simple, like, the tones are those i prefer the most : matte 🙂
This palette is mostly all matte I believe. I will have to look at mine. I love the UD palettes too, the Naked palette is too shimmery for me, but the UD basic 2 is all matte and lovely. If you prefer matte shades, try the IT naturally pretty palette. they are all matte, but come across slightly satin but in a good way. but if you want any kind of pearl look it comes with a shadow that you apply with their matte shades to make them shimmery. I haven’t tried it because I am in love with their matte shades in this palette. Its soft and beautiful. Just a thought. Have a wonderful day.
IT Cosmetics has a new limited edition of Naturally Pretty on QVC right now. It’s called the Romantic Palette and I bought it because it appears rather more cool toned than Naturally Pretty. I keep swatching that one every time I go in to Ulta but it’s just too darn warm to spend $42 dollars on. I’m looking forward to having a palette full of colorful mattes, not just shades of brown.
I have this palette and I do like it very much. I have several palettes and sometimes too many choices. 🙂 I have the UD basics 2 as well and you are spot on with it being more basic/less fussy and easy to use. With that being said, it is fun to mix and match other colors. I think you did a very nice job on this post with these pictures. You have a very natural yet polished look. I would be interested in seeing what other “looks” you create with this palette for inspiration. And by the way, your last picture is very nice, you don’t look angry. I see confidence. Thank you again for this blog.
Would you recommend the same palette for a brunette? I have a lot of natural blonde highlights so sometimes I’m called blonde.
Such a nice, subtle look!
These are very pretty palettes and I think they work best for understated looks. If you try to do lots of layering and subtle shading they tend to look muddy. They are great if you mainly like all over washes of color or lightly contoured looks with two or three colors.
I like that there are a number of mattes, too. I think half of each palette is matte. That really increases usability in my opinion.
Less pigmented shadow is easier for many people to work with, too.
I love the way it looks in that final pic. I have the Naked 2 palette. My first thought was, will it stay put. And you answered that. I’ll tell you. I used to be makeup dumb…until I started following blogs, and realized with an eyelid primer, I could get more staying power out of my shadows. I honestly live Tartelette the most. I don’t use it daily, because as a hospice nurse, I don’t feel it’s appropriate to wear too much makeup. I love the Benefit Creaseless Shadow for my day to day.
Anyway, I do like the colors in this!
I am a brunette but I have a lot of light pale features as well. I have been tossing around the idea of the Naked 2 palette for awhile, but yeah, ouch on the sticker price. However, I don’t mind if something is gonna last me and I love it. So I guess what I am getting at is do you think the Naked 2 palette is good for my color.
Also, love your hair and shirt! (spill on where you got the shirt please) and Hair tutorial! I have been looking for a way to wear my hair straight!
I’m a brunette with pale features as well. I have the Naked 2 Basics and it works really well for my coloring. It’s also a lot more affordable than the full Naked 2. The shadows have really great staying power, especially with a primer. It’s a great investment and I normally only buy the inexpensive drug store brands.
Awesome! glad to know another person liked it. May just bite the bullet.
Agree, love Naked Basics, use it every day. I could never go through the Naked or Naked palettes, they will literally last forever! So not a bad investment either.
What color are your eyes and skin tone?? Do you tend to be cooler or warmer palette? A lot of it depends on your eye color, skin color and what kind of brunette you actually are. I am a very fair brunette with blue eyes. These colors work well for me. Where as say a darker headed brunette with lots red in their hair would need a warmer palette. Actually as we change our hair color, we change what palettes and color charts tend to favor us as well. In the fall I tend to go to a medium brunette with the red highlights. I have shades that I wear more in those months to match that color chart. Because then I tend to look more like an autumn when actually I am summer. Have any of you noticed that?
I love the colors, but I think once you go Urban Decay you don’t go back! My next palette purchase is either UD Naked Smokey or the Tarte Showstopper!
I just bought the Showstopper palette and I was disappointed. Not in the palette itself, but the eye shadow colors. I was looking for something I can take while traveling and this wasn’t it. It doesn’t come with a light enough eye shadow base color and all the colors look too brown on me and their is only 1 matte color and it is brown. The tartelette palette is still my favorite.
Hi Kate! I have the original Lorac Pro palette, and I have some Makeup Geek shadows. Both I reach for constantly. Amazing quality, pigmentation & wear time. I have worn Mac shadows before and liked them, but truly I think Makeup Geek is just as lovely if not more so ?
This palette looks really beautiful. I bought The Nudes by Maybelline a while ago and I get so much use out of it!
I LOVE these colors – thanks for sharing how you applied!
I clicked on your primer link but it goes to the MAC Paint Pot. Is this correct?
yep! I use the color Painterly
You are so stunning in these pictures!! I would love if you could do an updated video/post on your cut, color, and how you styled it in this picture.
PLEASE tell us how you styled your hair, and also details about how it’s cut! I love it!!
I third this. Love your hair like this and would love to know how you styled it! (secretly I’m hoping you didn’t have to do much – I’m one of those lazy “doesn’t want to actually style her hair but still look good” people).
yes! totally agree! I would love to know how you straighten it yet get so much movement!
Hmm I haven’t tried this before. I’m used to my UD one, which is a little to shimmery for my taste! I’ll have to look into this!
I would love to see a tutorial for how you style your straight hair!!!
I love your hairstyle! Do you have a tutorial for this look? 🙂
Just bought Tarte showstopper palette!! Have you tried it yet??? Would love a tutorial! ?
look at last weeks blog posts, I did one 🙂
What the heck?! Oops ‘
Musta missed that one
I have been eying this palette because I just can’t bring myself to buy Naked 2! I just don’t wear enough eye shadow. I’ve actually been eyeing the Blushed Nudes palette from Maybelline because I love the really deep plummy color at the end and it reminds me of Naked 3, which I want more than I want Naked 2 ; )
Alyssa | Glitter and Grey
I have the Blushed Nudes Palette from Maybelline and I LOVE it.
Work the $12. It’s all I have worn since I got it.
You hair looks absolutely amazing in this post! Seriously probably my favorite I’ve seen of it down. It’s gorgeous! Length, color, bangs. Everything!
I love nude palettes, and have usually stuck with those done by Urban Decay or Tarte because of their clear stance against animal testing. I just did a bit of googling and it looks like l’Oreal has eliminated testing – amazing news!
I love this one, too! Don’t really like the Urban Decay palette, because I am not a fan of shimmer.
Thanks so much for posting this! I want to get a nude palette – but there are so many choices and different price ranges. Do you recommend using a eyelid primer for all eye shadows – i.e. Urban Decay Naked – or do their shades last all day on their own? Thanks!!
i love how this looks on you! Gorgeous!
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FYI…L’Oreal owns Urban Decay, so it is no wonder their palettes are similar with a few dupes. I own both and like them a lot.
Would love to know your lipstick color here. You are radiant!!
I bought the L’Oreal Nude 02 Palette because I’m also blonde with cool tones and it described the Nude 2 for Cool tones with Mauves, Taupes, and Plums. Now that I have it I am lost as to how to apply it so I would love it if you could do the same tutorial with the Nude 02 palette! I love the idea but am overwhelmed with the options!
I have that the nude 02 palette as well. You can type “L’Oreal la palette nude 2 tutorial” in the YouTube search bar and watch a few videos for ideas. I found a few to watch and really like the palette. I am definitely more of a cool toned person.
Thanks, Caty. I’ll check those out but I’d still love to see Kate’s take on the palette.
My friend has this palette and loves it! Looks great on you!
What lipstick are you wearing?? It is the perfect nude shade and I have been looking for just that color!
I haven’t used drugstore eyeshadows (besides cream shadows) since I started using Urban Decay a few years ago. This one looks like a great option though. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it.
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I actually really like Mabeline “The Blushed Nudes” palette. I was at Ulta deliberating over UD Naked 2 or 3 and the sales associate suggested trying the Mabeline palette. I have been very pleased, I find it’s a nice combination of matte and pigmented shades. At $12 it was worth a shot! It’s worn nicely even through the Ohio humidity this summer! Very happy with it. Love your blog, thanks for sharing this.
Hi Kate, I would love to try a palette like this or Urban Decay’s sometime but I have olive skin and dark hair, do you think this palette could work? Thanks!
OH I love how you broke it down, this look is great on you!
Ulta makes a very nice similar palette that I really like. Rosy undertones!
Have you tried Jamberry nails? Wondering if they’re worth the price.
I agree with many other commentators that your hair looks great! Is this just with a blow dryer and straightener or was there more to it?
I have both La Palette Nude 1 and 2 and I love both! The shadow quality is great especially at a drugstore price. I think shade 3 in la palette nude 1 is my favorite because it’s such a beautiful soft rose shade, and it’s matte!
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Like everyone, I love your hair! I’m also a blonde, fair coloring, which is how I stumbled upon you two years ago- your hair tutorials. I also live in Raleigh, but am much older. 🙂 I agree with you on the pigmentation issues and longevity of less expensive shadows. One of my all-time favs is Bobbi Brown petal, a pinky peach. Like so many, I also really want to know the beautiful lip color you’re wearing! Many of the colors that work on you also seem to work on me.
Sooooo pretty I can’t even!!! Gorgeous yet subtle make-up & stunning hair! You look gorg girl! xox N.
I love you hair! Do a tutorial on how you styled it 🙂
YOUR HAIR!!!! Do it straight more often!! It’s beyond fabulous!
I love your hair cut/style. Can you tell me what I need to tell my stylist to get your hair cut/style?
Do you have a Naked 2 tutorial?
I love the look you created with this palette! I have the Naked 2 palette and would love to change it up with some different options. I am also in love with your blush!
I absolutely loved the finished look and you did not look angry at all! More like, “I’m a mom and I’ve got this!”
Loved the hair color, style, and cut. It’s very flattering on you!
Off subject, I am dying to know what nude color lipstick/gloss you wore for this tutorial. I have been on the ever evasive search for that perfect nude lip color. My coloring is neutral, so I’m hoping it would maybe work for me.
I appreciate any feedback and appreciate all your time and effort into this wonderful blog!
Keep up the great work!
beautiful! what lipstick are you wearing?
FYI you do not have an angry resting face. You actually have an astonishingly pretty resting face. 😉
I also love the subtle lip color you chose for these looks.
KATE! Honey. Your hair. Amazing. Can you please share a tutorial with the class???
Can you do a tutorial on the best eye shadows/blush colors for people with yellow undertones?
Are you using any of the tips you learned in the Maskara makeover? Your eyes have more definition in the photos above, so I’m wondering how you did the liner and lashes? That makeover was amazing!!!!!
New to the whole blogging world so feedback from those who are frequent readers is welcome. Are blog authors good about responding to questions or is the “comments” section really just for stating what you like and do not?
You look so pretty. I agree, I’d like to see a tutorial for how you did your hair today. I love all of your hair tutorials! 🙂
I do not have this particular palette. However, I do have the Naked 2 palette. After having that palette I have tried some of the lower end name brands and the only ones that I have found that tend to do the Naked palettes justice to me judging on pigment, texture, and the one that wears really well is actually the Maybelline Blushed Nudes. This palette runs about $10 and is very buttery, has good pigmentation, and wears well. Granted, I have not tried the Loreal palette and Loreal is a REALLY good brand. It is one that I have often reached for in the past. But since I have the Naked2 Palette I really do not see a need to buy a palette that is close to it. What I am looking for is some similarities to some of the seasonal palettes.
Have you seen a fall palette that has really caught your eye? I am trying to decide on one to get for the fall. I don’t know whether to try and buy some separate colors like from Makeup Geek and add them to my palettes or just purchase a really good palette. Since the colors this fall, are colors that I REALLY like anyway, I tend to lean toward to finding a palette.
Stunning photos Kate, I love your hair! Please can we have a tutorial?!
i agree with Allison!! I love your hair!!
I would love to see a tutorial ?
Kate can you please share where you got that tshirt? It us everything I love in one!
i agree with the comment about your hair!!!
Would love to see a tutorial!!!!
I couldn’t stop staring at your eyes. Eyeliner tutorial Please!! Like everyone else is asking…what shade lipstick are you wearing. You are always beautiful.
Kate, you are very pretty. Your hair and makeup inspires me. Be blessed!
I love both the L’Oreal palettes but this one has some shimmery shades and at my age I can’t do shimmer. With CVS coupons only cost me $6.99 but it’s probably going to my daughter. Agree that UD Naked Basics is on the regular for “need to get it done” days when there’s not enough time to be creative.
I have a question about choosing the eye shadow primer. I noticed you said you use Painterly. Do you use that color because its closest to your natural lid color or because you used various shades of brown for shadow? I’ve never used an eye shadow primer, so I’m not sure if I choose one based on what color shadow I plan to use or what primer color is closest to my natural lid color. I used the Naked palette but have switched back to using blue/gray shadows. Should I buy a primer to match those colors?
Have you by chance tried out this palette? http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11921011
Just ordered it and received it yesterday…and I’d love to hear some different color combinations!
Can you tell us what you used on your face for makeup and coverage? Also, hair products? Thanks!
When it comes to eye shadows I think it’s hard to beat LORAC. But agree if you want a more affordable option, you can always opt for this palette.
This palette looks amazing! Love the way you showed different eyeshadows from it! 🙂
yes I do own it and love it! I use the eyeshadows with L’Oreals de-crease primer and they literally last all day long! Love your look…might try it for a wedding I have to go to today!!
Thanks for the info! Should have just looked up before writing my comment 🙂
Love these colors – however I’ve found there are a few things that buying cheaper brands is just not good, eyeshadow being one of them. Can you give an honest opinion as to how these shadows hold up? I’ve always bought MAC eye shadows and have always been very happy, and they stay on perfectly all day (with their primer). Do these ones actually stay on all day if you use a good primer?
Also I love your hair tutorials – they are so helpful!!
These stay put perfectly well with a primer or a cream shadow base.
I love your hairstyle! My hair is long like yours and I have been stressing over what to do with it. Right now it is long layers but I just can’t seem to decide what to do with the front. How would you say your hair is cut?
You are beautiful!!! I’m thankful for what you share on your blog! 🙂
Love your blog! Learning so much. I may have missed it but, what is the lip color your wearing in the finished look. Its beautiful. Thanks
Can you tell us what lipstick you have on?? It looks perfect!!
I just started using the Urban Decay Basics 2 – and I LOVE it! Thank you so much, Kate, for the recommendation. 🙂
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Kate, you look flat out amazing!! Your hair is unbelievable. Love the makeup, too!!
My friend has this palette, and I’m going to buy it, too. I like the look of it. It’s simple and practical. This palette has a wide selection of colors for you to choose from.