Saturday, 24 January 2015

Lorac Pro Palette | Review

I have been dying to get my hands on this palette for as long as I can remember. It was all over the internet last year and every YouTuber I admire was completely in love with it. This is the original Lorac Pro Palette which is notoriously difficult to get in the UK. By some stroke of luck I managed to nab this for a steal on eBay. So it is well worth keeping an eye out for and I paid a total of £17.95. The RRP is $42.

I love the sleek black packaging it's so thin and easy to carry around. It does get dirty really easily which upsets me. The Lorac Pro is marketed as a basic palette similar to the Naked Palettes, as in you only need one palette for any occasion. I do think the colour selection is better and more varied than any of the singular Naked Palettes. Although, Naked 3 will always hold my heart with its rose gold beauty.

This palette has 16 eyeshadows in total, 8 matte and 8 shimmer. You also get a Mini Behind the Scenes eye primer with the palette. 
Top Row of the Palette: White (Matte), Cream (Matte), Taupe (Matte), Lt. Pink (Matte), Mauve (Matte), Sable (Matte), Espresso (Matte), Black (Matte).
Bottom Row: Nude (Shimmer), Champagne (Sparkle), Gold (Shimmer), Lt. Bronze (Shimmer), Pewter (Shimmer), Garnet (Shimmer), Deep Purple (Shimmer), Slate (Shimmer). Scroll down for swatches and more information.

I think they have a beautiful range of colours in this palette, it's perfect for every day use and the packaging is so sleek and thin you can take it anywhere, ideal for travelling. I love that there are so many shades you can use for both highlight (White, Cream, Champagne and Nude all work brilliantly as inner corner highlights) and transitional colours (Mauve,  Taupe, Sable, Espresso). You can do a smoky eye with Black, Deep Purple and Espresso. A truly stunning selection of shades.

Here are the swatches, the matte shades and top row are on the left and the shimmery bottom row are towards the right. They are all velvety smooth shadows that are gorgeously pigmented. I think the bottom row is my favourite just because the shimmer is so gorgeous. Gold, Garnet and Pewter are my favourite shades from the palette, although I could easily use Taupe, Mauve and Sable every day just to add some definition to my eyes. If you use the shadows wet they become insanely pigmented. Unfortunately, I found them quite powdery and you do get some fall out, so ensure you powder your under-eye area before applying shadow (if you do your base before) and then just sweep away any product that drops down.

I am so glad I got this palette, I haven't been reaching for anything else. I would recommend a primer or base of some sort to place below the shadows, luckily it comes with a primer and that makes quite a huge difference. I usually forget to apply eye primer because I'm more often than not running late in the mornings, and as the end of the day approaches it all but disappears just leaving a light wash of colour which still looks pretty.

Thank you for reading, let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Don't forget to follow and like my Facebook page, all my social media links are to the right and I would appreciate hearing from any one of you. Have you tried the Pro 2 Palette, or the Mega Pro Palette, I would love to hear how you think they compare. And would you buy this palette?

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