Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Spotted: NEW L'Oreal Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow Collection (and What They're Replacing)

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NEW L'Oreal Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow Collection at Walgreens
(retail: around $9 each)

Several of you have mentioned to me (and you may have seen this yourself recently) that the L'Oreal Colour Riche quads are now on clearance at various retailers. If you don't know which ones I'm talking about, here you go:

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Thanks so much to reader Renate for sharing the above pic of the L'Oreal Colour Riche Quads that she recently spotted on clearance at her local H.E.B. As you can see, the stickers on the display indicate that these are going to be discontinued. I don't know if the square-shaped quads are going away too (THESE), but I think it's just the rectangular ones you see above. 

Well now we know why these quads are going away. There are NEW quads now surfacing at Walgreens and Walmart, and today I have pics of this new collection thanks to reader Lauren, who spotted the new display at her local Walgreens this week:

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NEW L'Oreal Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow Collection at Walgreens
(retail: around $9 each)

There are eight quads in this collection. Here's a closer look:

image credit: Lauren for Nouveau Cheap
French Biscuit, Avenue des Roses. Boudoir Charm, Bleu Nuit

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Haute Hazel, Silver Couture, Avant Garde Azure, Violet Amour

These quads are now listed on the L'Oreal site HERE, where you can view product images, ingredients, and more.

From the L'Oreal site:
Create your color obsession with L'OrĂ©al Paris Colour Riche® Pocket Palette, our first multi-color, multi-finish eyeshadow quad. Create sophisticated looks and make your color statement with specially curated shade families and finishes that range from shimmery to matte. Blends smoothly for easy application.

Reader Krista (@mymonthlyobsessions on Instagram) also spotted these quads at her local Walmart this week, in the permanent wall display. You can view her photo HERE. She mentioned to me that she purchased the gold quad (Boudoir Charm) and the purple quad (Violet Amour) and she liked the gold quad but didn't like the purple one.

Have you spotted these new quads in your area yet? Thoughts?

Thanks again, Lauren and Renate, for the great sightings and pics!


  1. Saw these in my Walgreens here in Champaign, IL, as well. The shades combinations looked nice, but nothing really unusual. The compacts felt very lightweight though, which gives them a somewhat cheap feel.

  2. I saw these today at Walmart! Thought about trying one.

  3. These photos are making me think. I fell in love with a MAC Vibe Tribe palette but for the price I am not buying it because I won't wear it much. It looks like Bleu Nuit has the one color that I love in the MAC pallete! So Yay!

  4. I saw these at Walgreens yesterday and thought, "they are reinventing their eyeshadows again?" I agree with Haru, nothing to write home about but maybe the formula will be better at least.

  5. Is it me, or is there just nothing exciting about these?

    1. I'm inclined to agree, but I wish they wouldn't give them cute names that make me want to buy them anyway. Lol


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