Beauty: Lorac Pro Palette Review

The Lorac Pro Palette has been a staple item in my makeup routine since purchasing it over in the states in September. I’d heard incredible reviews on the Lorac Palettes, so I knew I had to hunt down an Ulta in Florida just to pick up this palette! At $42 (£30), It’s a pretty reasonable price for a palette with sixteen shadows. The palette also came with a sample size behind the scenes eye primer which I still haven’t used (I know, bad blogger!).

I have a love/hate relationship with the packaging of the palette, it’s so thin and compact meaning it’s brilliant for travelling and packing it in a suitcase. I really dislike the matte finish of the packaging, it gets so messy with finger marks and even when I wipe it clean it still looks pretty grubby.

I have tried to swatch the palette, forgive me as for some reason I find it so awkward to photograph swatches! As you can see, all of the shimmers are incredibly beautiful and highly pigmented. On a whole, I really like the matte shades but I find the lighter shades such as ‘cream’ and ‘lt pink’ are just not for me and are too alike to my own skin tone. 

Like I said there are sixteen shadows in total with eight matte shades (top row) and eight shimmers (bottom row). All of the shadows are really pigmented and long lasting when applied, I do however find the matte shades (especially the lighter ones) slightly powdery although I’ve had no problems with fallout once applied. 

The shimmer shades are just absolutely incredible, I love and have used every single one. ‘Nude’ and ‘Champagne’ are quite similar shades but ‘Champagne’ has a golden glitter in it – These shades are both great for the inner corner. The shade ‘Garnet’ is my standout shadow of the palette, it’s a beautiful reddish brown which was perfect for autumn and I still continue to reach for this shade on a daily basis. I think I’ll cry the day I hit pan on this. 

I’m so pleased with this palette and wish I’d bought the Lorac Pro 2 or the Unzipped Palette too. I really wish Lorac was available in the UK, but if you are heading over to America I would recommend adding this to your shopping list!

6 Comments

  1. March 29, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    I haven't tried anything from Lorac before but this palette has some gorgeous shades in it. It's such a shame about the two that are really similar to your skin tone to use, but I agree about that 'Garnet' shadow being the standout colour, what a beautiful shade! xx

  2. March 29, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    This is the first time I have heard of the brand but I like the pigmentation of the colours. Sorry to hear about the packaging though.

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