Hey all beauty geeks!!! Today I am going to review the cult favorite Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette. I find it really overwhelming that my make up collection has grown immensely since joining Wiseshe. And not just in numbers, I have started collecting high-end and cult brands as well. Thanks to all the makeup savvy people on the blog, a genuine interest has developed to research and explore more about make up brands and techniques. I am so grateful to Anamika to let me be a part of this wonderful place.
Well, about today’s review – Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette. There is only one word to introduce it – ‘DRUMROLLS’. Lorac pro palette has done the unthinkable. It has given a very tough competition to the unbeatable Urban Decay Naked palettes. No brand has probably been able to dethrone the Naked palettes. But Lorac pro palette has almost done it, at least for me.
About Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette:
Lorac Cosmetics is a premium brand of cosmetics made popular by its eye shadow palettes. The company describes the palette as:
‘Go PRO with the LORAC PRO Palette! Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this PRO artistry palette is packed with 8 Shimmer and 8 Matte Eye Shadows in all the shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the Red Carpet. LORAC’S velvety-smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanicals and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO. ‘
Price : $42.
Ingredients: TALC, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, MINERAL OIL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, BORON NITRIDE, SILICA, METHICONE, KAOLIN, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, METHYLPARABEN, WATER(AQUA), LAUROYL LYSINE, PROPYLPARABEN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, CARUM PETROSELINUM (PARSLEY) EXTRACT, ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR: MICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), CARMINE (CI 75470)
My take on Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette:
Lorac Pro eyeshadow palette is a dream palette to own for any eye makeup enthusiast. I love that though the eye shadow palette is a neutral palette, but still does not have just browns. You can easily make three- four different color co-ordinated eye looks viz. brown, plum, gray, gold, etc. This makes it a very versatile palette to have for both beginners as well as experts. The Lorac Pro eyeshadow palette has 16 eye shadows – 8 matte and 8 shimmers. Again, a plus point as it does not incline more to matte or shimmery eye shadows. Can be used daily and as well as on special occasions.
All the swatches are without using a primer. The first row comprises of following matte shadows:
- White: White with cooler undertones.
- Cream: Warmer pale beige.
- Taupe: Greyish brown with little warm undertones. A good transition color.
- Pink: Cool-toned light pink.
- Mauve: Pinky plum shade. My favorite transition shade.
- Sable: Medium brown with warm undertones.
- Espresso: Deep brown with strong grey undertones. Almost a blackened brown.
- Black: Medium black.
The second row comprises of following shimmery and frosty colors:
- Nude: Frosty warm beige.
- Champagne: Very similar to Nude with slight rosy undertones. More shimmery.
- Gold: Copper-ish gold with metallic finish.
- Bronze: Warm golden peach with frosty finish.
- Pewter: Taupe brown with less frosty finish.
- Garnet: Copper with strong red undertones and a metallic finish
- Deep Purple: Very dark plum, almost black, with brown undertones. Does not have lot of shimmer. Satin finish.
- Slate: Charcoal gray with slight shimmers.
Texture: Super buttery and creamy shadows. Shimmers are very fine and not at all gritty. Mattes are smooth, may have a bit of fallout. Blends perfectly and without much effort.
Pigmentation: Beautifully pigmented colors. Dark shades are more pigmented than the light colors.
Staying Power: Lasts for 7-8 hours without a primer. Do not crease or fade.
Packaging: The palette is made of thick black cardboard-like material. The finish is matte. The palette gets stained very easily.
What I like about Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette:
- A perfect neutral palette with just not brown eye shadows.
- Very versatile.
- Both matte and shimmery colors.
- Extremely pigmented.
- Smooth and creamy texture.
- Blends very easily.
- Long staying power.
- Stylish packaging.
What I do not like about Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette:
- Little less quantity as compared to the price.
- Packaging may get dirty soon.
- Very little fallout.
- Unavailability in India.
Final Impression: Lorac Pro palette deserves to be in every eye shadow lovers’ collection. The shadows are known for their buttery texture and I can vouch for that. You just need to tap your brush to get a good color pay-off. Extremely long lasting and very easy to blend. Very highly recommended!!!
Have you tried Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette?
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