I'll start with my general thoughts about the L'Oreal LA Palette / Lip product, then I'll work my way through all 8 shades.
As a disclaimer, this particular palette probably wouldn't be great if you have a fair skin tone. I have olive skin and love a natural lip color; in my opinion, at least, darker skin tones would work best for this specific color profile.
You get 8 colors, all on the same color spectrum - 3 matte shades, 4 cream shades, and one highlighter. You also have one applicator brush that can be cleaned and re-used for all of the colors.
If you don't like bold shades of lipstick, this is the right palette for you. For me, bolder and darker lip shades are so much harder to manage throughout the day. I often find my self reapplying constantly, just to keep the color up, so I prefer something with less maintenance. These are great throughout the day, and last a good while before needing to reapply. Highly recommended for an every day lip! Sometimes creams can be too cakey and mattes can dry too fast and look unnatural. These blend very nicely into the lip, and don't lose that initial freshly applied feeling throughout wearing it. Some lipsticks can smear easily, but these did not.
Creams are easier to get a darker color from. The mattes more layers to get a deeper color.
The mattes are definitely easier to apply than the creams are, but none of them are difficult to get on. They're all very easy to create a shape with, especially with the soft applicator brush. With the matte colors, the stamina is much better than other mattes that I have experienced in the past, as these shades are lighter and don't harden like others do.
I really do enjoy everything about this lip palette. To me, the only downside is that the colors are so similar to each other. It'd be nice to have more of a spectrum / range of color, maybe a darker brown or something along those lines.
Now, for the 8 shades:
1 - CREAM: Goes on smooth - Need to apply a couple layers to a darker color (this is the darkest of the bunch) - Very minimal upon the first application - Very natural looking but still adds a bit of a different color to my natural lip tone - Goes smooth onto the brush.
2 - MATTE: Goes on really nicely - Feels almost silky to the touch - A light, natural looking color - Feels soft after application doesn't harden like a lot of mattes do (important if you want to keep a natural look all day)
3 - MATTE: Very close to my natural color - Adds a little bit of a peachy / tan tone - Nice sheen - This color would be great on a really tan / dark skin tone.
4 - CREAM: Easiest to get an immediate color from upon first layer application - Sheen and a little bit of sparkle - very subtle but still there.
5 - CREAM: This color happened to nearly match my skin tone, which is always an interesting look if you apply a bold eye - Of all shades, this has the stickiest consistency - Subtle shine.
6 - CREAM: Lighter nude / more on the pink side - nice application.
7 - MATTE: Very natural color - Smooth going on - Favorite of the 7 shades.
8 - HIGHLIGHTER: Goes on smooth - adds a nice sparkle without being obnoxious (as natural as a lip highlighter can be) - Looks great on top of the shades or in the center of the lip.
OVERALL: I absolutely recommend this palette to anyone looking for easily applied, natural, long lasting lip colors! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]