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.