Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette Review
I’d been eyeing the Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette for months. The first time I saw it, I was in Ulta, and I was instantly drawn to the sixteen well-curated shades it contained, which ranged from light neutrals to deep, smokey, pigments. At $42, it is not a cheap palette, so I didn’t buy it on the spot. But I did think about it often, and if eyeshadow could read, I would have written it some Civil War style love letters filled with pining declarations and grand visions of our future together. Last week, at 4am one insomniatic morning, just after cooing over some beauty forum photos of various looks someone created with the palette, I decided it was time for Lorac Pro to come home.
When the palette arrived, I was ecstatic. The colors were more beautiful than I remembered. There are an equal number of shimmer and matte shadows in this palette, and every single one of them, including the lighter matte shadows, had a lovely, buttery texture.
The palette comes with a small tube of Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer. It’s a nice little primer – it’s very similar to Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, but the consistency is a little thinner. It spreads easily and you really only need the tiniest bit to cover your eyelids. Be careful not to use too much – if you get too crazy with it, it can crease, which I’ve found to be true with the Urban Decay primer as well.
In terms of versatility, this palette is fantastic. There are no brights in the Lorac Pro color line-up, but I seldom wear bright shadows anyway. The reason I was willing to spend so much on this palette is that all the colors are neutral enough that I can easily wear them daily. But make no mistake – the colors aren’t boring, and the deeper shades are perfect for creating more glamorous, smokey looks.
I think this palette is perfect, although there are a handful of people that complain that the shadows are too soft. I am not one of those people, and actually, I think the softness of the shadows is one of this palette’s advantages. I love that I barely have to touch my brushes to the shadow to pick up enough color to work with, and because a little goes such a long way, I think that this palette will last me a very long time. The other nice thing about the velvety texture is that there really isn’t any fallout – the powder is so creamy that it easily sticks to my lids without showering my face in makeup soot.
In less than a week, I’ve used every single shadow color at least once, some multiple times. Because of its versatility and amazing texture, the Lorac Pro Palette is easily the best eyeshadow palette I’ve ever owned. The only other palette I have that comes close in favor is the Lorac Unzipped palette, but that’s another review for another day.
Where to Buy
Both Sephora and Ulta carry this palette in store and online. I bought mine from Beauty.com after finding a $5 off $25 coupon with free shipping for first time customers, so I was able to get it for $37. For the $5 off $25 coupon, enter 3EBA903C at checkout. Beauty.com also has an ongoing $10 off $50 coupon code. To use that one, enter 30D476A2 at checkout. It’s worth noting that I ordered this palette at 4:30 in the morning, and by a little after 5, it had already shipped. That was my first time ordering from Beauty.com, but it won’t be my last. My palette came with a $10 off $40 coupon that I’ll be using the moment my no-buy ends!
Skin & Tonics Rating:
Performance: 5/5 – Great color payoff, no creasing, almost zero fallout, easy to blend
Quality: 4/5 – Amazing texture, and very long-wearing. Packaging is okay but I kind of wish it was made of something sturdier than cardboard.
Value: 4/5 – $42 is expensive, but still a good price considering the palette contains 16 shadows that will last a while.
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