9.01.2012

LORAC PRO Palette = ❤


Hello, everyone! 
Remember me?! Sorry I've been gone for so long, but I'm back now because I have to share this new find with you!

I got the LORAC PRO Palette a few weeks ago, and SERIOUSLY?! Seriously, you guys, it's ah-mazing!


Size-wise, it's a tiny bit shorter in length than the UD Naked Palette, but it's also a tiny bit taller (taller?) ...you know what I mean. It's also thinner.

Like all good palettes, it comes equipped with a mirror.

She's a beaut!

This palette retails for $42 and comes with 16 eyeshadows, half matte (top row) and half shimmery (bottom row). It also comes with their mini Behind the Scenes Eye Primer (not pictured), which works well, much like TFSI and UDPP. 

Unlike the Naked Palette, which comes with 12 full-size eyeshadows that are 0.05oz each, each of the LORAC shadows is 0.02oz. It's quite a bit less than the UD, but for people who have more eyeshadows than they know what to do with and rarely ever hit pan on any of them, it's not really much of a factor. Personally, for me, I'm kind of one of those people, so it doesn't bother me so much that these contain less shadow since it's unlikely that I'll ever hit pan on most of them. I'm willing to sacrifice the amount of product I get in exchange for getting more shades to play around with.

I love every single shade in this palette, and what initially drew me to it is the fact that it includes so many matte shades, which can be often hard to find in palettes. The shadows are ridiculously soft and buttery, almost to a fault. I find that no matter how gently I pat my brush in them, there always seems to be a bit of eyeshadow flying into the air. That's pretty much the only con I can find with this palette though! Besides that, the shadows are extremely pigmented, blend effortlessly, and have excellent lasting power, although I almost always use some sort of a primer first.

I really love my Naked Palette and I really hate to jump the gun, but I think it's safe to say that I love the LORAC PRO Palette even more! Seriously.



The matte shades (top row)
Note: For some reason, the last 4 shades look a bit chalky in this swatch, but I can assure you they don't apply that way at all! They are so pigmented normally! I may have still had a bit of makeup remover on my fingers when I swatched them :-/ My bad.

The shimmery shades (bottom row)

And here's my FOTD!




Face:
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light/Medium
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light
Maybelline DreamLumi Highlighting Concealer in Ivory
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Dior Matte Bronzer in 002 Honey Matte
Burberry Blush in Tangerine

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige
LORAC e/s in Pewter
LORAC e/s in Garnet (lashline and mixed with Pewter in crease)
LORAC e/s in Nude (highlight)
L'Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner in Bronze
Milani Shadow Eyez in Brown Deluxe (waterline)
Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara

Lips:
NARS l/s in Dolce Vita


Since I haven't blogged in so long, a lot of these products may be new to my blog. Lately, I've really been loving the Maybelline BB Cream (fresh, dewy finish but with decent coverage), Burberry Tangerine Blush (can you say, worth the hype?!), Rimmel Sun Glow Bronzer (I've worn it almost everyday for the past month and a half, so I decided to change it up today and go with the Dior), and of course, this palette!

Also, it was my birthday this past week, and I just wanted to share with you guys my favorite gift!

:)


Hopefully I won't be gone for so long again, but my new apartment gets close to no natural light, so finding a way to take photographs has been a challenge, to say the least. But I love blogging too much to just give it up, so I will find a way to make it work!


What's your favorite eyeshadow palette?


Disclaimer: The Eyeko mascara was sent to me free of charge for review purposes only. I am not affiliated with the company, nor am I getting paid for featuring it on my blog. The opinions expressed in this post are honest and based solely on my own experience with the product.

45 comments:

  1. wow thats a pretty palette. i have to agree that although the pans are smaller in the lorac one, since i hardly hit pan anyway, it doesnt matter. more shades to choose from weighs more to me that more qty per shade.

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  2. great neutral palettes and idd, I love that they included so many mat shades! I also like the names they have given to the shades, very simple and logical. I think this is a great palette for everyone :)

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  3. wow this palette looks amazing!....i want it haha xx great post xx


    www.mrajbx3.com xx

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  4. Great review. I just added this to my wish list. Not that I need anymore eyeshadows but this does look great.

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  5. This does look gorgeous! I love the inclusion of the mauve and purple shades--two of my favorite colors to use on my eyes!!! I really wish this had come out before the Naked palette because now that I do own the Naked palette*, I feel like to get the Lorac Pro palette now would be a bit overkill. Of course I'm just talking out of my butt and this will probably be mine sometime in the near future--cuz when did having a lot of similar shades EVER stop me from purchasing another?!? :P


    *in addition to ALL my other neutral eyeshadows

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  6. This looks sooooo gorgeous! And I love your EOTD, too! :)

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  7. great post! glad your back! :)


    http://confessionsofacanadianwallflower.blogspot.ca/

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  8. I'm glad you're back! I missed reading your posts! This palette looks amazing! It kind of looks like the best of both of the naked palettes all rolled into one. The palette that I've been obsessed with lately is my inglot palette!

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  9. the palette looks amazing! i'm such a sucker for neutral eyeshadows D:
    missed your posts c:
    a-la-foliee.blogspot.com

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  10. Missed your posts too, so I'm glad you're back! I never really look at lorac, so I think I will have to look at this palette next time i'm at sephora... or not, as I have both naked palettes and the balm's nude tude + more eyeshadows than i would ever need... Anyway, It looks great on you! Looks like you found success with some other products too! :)

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  11. wow! I didn´t know this brand, love the palette! thanks for sharing!

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  12. Thanks for the review! The palette looks beautiful! I will definitely have to check it out! My favorite palette is the Naked palette. So if you say this is better than that then I really want to check it out now! Lol


    Rosie xo

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  13. This is a really great looking palette, I love the equal amounts of matte and shimmery shadows!!

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday!!! Love the necklace. Ooo that palette looks so good! Do you happen to have theBalm Nude Tude? I've been wanting that one. That eyeliner looks so pretty too! Hope school is going well for you.

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  15. Seriously... Seriously?! This palette is what I want from a neutral shadow palette! Hold on a sec... okay, I'm back. Just wish listed it. I was looking for a neutral palette a year or so ago and bought both Nude 'Tude and Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral, but this one is what I was really looking for!

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  16. Nothing but oooh's and ahhh's while scrolling down the post, gorgeous eyeshadows!
    Happy bday! :)

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  17. Thank you so much, Betty! :D

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  18. In all honesty, this palette is close to perfection to me, in terms of a versatile neutral palette. It doesn't get much better than this! I hope you end up getting it too at some point. I want to know what you think! :)

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  19. Thank you, Lindsay! And no, unfortunately I don't have theBalm Nude Tude....sorry I couldn't be of more help!

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  20. Let me know what you think if you end up checking it out!

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  21. No problem :)

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  22. I usually don't look much into LORAC either, but this palette just caught my eye. And I know what you mean about having too many eyeshadows (and just makeup in general) :-/

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  23. I love neutrals too! :)

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  24. Ooo, I have an Inglot palette too! I haven't shown much love to it in a while though :-/ Thanks for reminding me :)

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  25. Thanks! Glad to be back :)

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  26. Thank you, Aly!

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  27. Hahahaha, best comment ever :) But yeah, I'm on the same boat as you....I definitely didn't need another neutral palette, but hey. I'm not known for my self-control :P

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  28. Yup, it really is a fantastic palette :)

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  29. Thanks so much! :)

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  30. I agree! I think the shades would look good on everyone :)

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  31. That's exactly how I feel!

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  32. Happy Belated Birthday!


    I need this palette sooo badly. Do you know a shop that ships it to Germany at considerable shipping costs?

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  33. I would be really happy if you replied to my question. Thanks.

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  34. Thank you!


    I'm not sure since I'm in the US. I buy LORAC from either Ulta or Sephora over here, and neither of them ship internationally. I'm not sure if Sephora is available in Germany too....sorry! If I were you, I'd google the palette in order to find a retailer that may ship to Germany.

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  35. happy belated!!!!!!
    i swatched this in the store bc i rem ur raves on twitter maybe? and i ran bc it had so many matte shades i ESP loved garnet which u so beautifully showed off!
    I read your FOTD and thought, Tangerine??? you got that too? isnt it AH mazing??
    and u got the new color tattoo!! ack need that asap!!
    Loved the FOTD and have missed u!
    glad u are doing well and happy bday again! the necklace is so swt :)

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  36. I want this palette so very badly, Lorac was an early high end make-up love of mine. The palette has the perfect mix of shades and textures.

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  37. Yes, I agree with that Lorac is really amazing! I actually tried the product and it really amazed me because of the quality.

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  38. Great review and swatches! I've been looking into buying this product, but I'm still on the edge! :)

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  39. LinasBeautyDiary.blogspot.comSeptember 21, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    I would love to try some Lorac products (especially the unzipped palette), they seem lovely!! Thanks for this amazing review, you created a wonderful look :) xx

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  40. this palette is so addictive!! i desperately want to get my hands on it :) awesome review. xo

    http://www.chriissydollxo.com/

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  41. That Lorac palette looks like it might be even more versatile than either of the Nakeds!

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  42. I must have this!! I love LORAC eyeshadows and blush! I love my Naked palettes, but I think I still need this! :)

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  43. i still can't get over how much I want this.

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