When L’Oréal Paris asked us to style outfits around their Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads we thought it would be easy. Little did we know at the time that there were so many to chose from! L’Oréal Paris recently expand its Colour Riche franchise to include a new, curated collection of twenty eye shadow quads that have been customized with trend-driven, wearable hues and specially developed to create not just one eye look—but endless statement looks for your every mood. Available in both pearl and matte finishes, the sophisticated shades in the new L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads vary from softly shimmering to bold and intensely rich. These powder-based eye shadows have a creamy, silky texture for easy, blendable application.
Needless to say this turned out to be quite the challenge, but one that really made us re-evaluate our closets. Let’s see how we fared:
Lauren: I was inspired by the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad Shopping Spree #560 palette from The Bold Collection and NOT just because of the name, although it’s perfect. Anybody who knows me, knows I have a lot of black in my closet, so obviously the dark greys in this collection caught my eye, but I also loved the pop of pink. So I based everything around these pink spring silk pants…and of course added black. Lots of black.
Leather Jacket: ADAM by Adam Lippes (no longer available). This J Brand Aiah Leather Biker Jacket, $980.10 is similar.
Sweater: Autumn Cashmere Sweater (no longer available), but this 360 Sweater Cashmere Bree Sweater, $220 is close.
Pants: Zara (no longer available), but these 3.1 Phillip LimSilk-crepe Pants, $375 are almost an exact match.
Shoes: Alexander Wang Liya Ankle Strap Pumps, $495
Necklace: Mixology NYC, courtesy of mixologynyc.com.
Carol: I am looking forward to spring and wearing bright colors! The emerald green in L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad Neon Skirt # 313 from The Bold Collection is one of my favorite colors. This palette reminded me that green, lilac and gold metallic make an unexpected, yet fresh color combination. These colors are very Studio 54 glam.
Top: Intermix Exclusive Silk Top (no longer available). This Ramy Brook Paige Satin Tie-Neck Top, $295 is the same emerald color.
Sash: My own from the 1980s. Add a similar pop of color with this Club Monaco Reversible Ava Belt , $40.
Jacket: Zara, (no longer available). See this Barneys New York Leather Sleeve Coat, $1395
Pants: Cynthia Rowley, (no longer available), but similar to these Theory ‘Sienna’ Crop Pants in Black, $85
Shoes: Wythe NY Darby Suede Pumps, now $59
Bag: Banana Republic, (no longer available). See this Rochas 24 Hour Metallic Gold Clutch, now $600
LET’S GO #COLORSPOTTING CONTEST
Do you have an eye for style? Are you up for a challenge? L’Oréal Paris presents Let’s Go #Colorspotting! Just show Marie Claire your fashion Spotting Skills and you could win a collection of L’Oreal Paris products.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads offers a wide shade range that includes neutral essentials, bold brights and dramatic, smoky shades in blendable hues. Each compact is designed to create endless looks. Wear one shade of the compact alone, or any combination of the 4 shades for a high-impact eye look. If you are not sure how to wear them, no worries. Instructions on how to use the quad are found on the back of each pack. The formulas are gentle and dermatologist and opthalmologist-tested, as well as safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Simply remove with soap and water of eye-makeup remover.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads are available for $7.95, at food and drug retailers nationwide.
– Lauren Dimet Waters and Carol Calacci
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by L’Oréal Paris and Style Coalition but the opinions expressed are our own.