LORAC Pro Palette - Review & Swatches

Some products are so highly raved and reviewed on the web that I almost stop from sharing my experience but then, I cannot stop myself from writing about things I try. Today you will read my take on LORAC Pro Palette along with some yummy swatches.

LORAC Pro Palette - Review & Swatches
LORAC Pro Palette
LORAC Pro Palette - Review & Swatches
LORAC Pro Palette

LORAC Pro Palette (Company's Description & Claims):
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.

PRO Palette Contains 16 Eye Shadows and a Mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer for stay-true color that lasts, a PRO must-have!

LORAC Pro Palette - Review & Swatches
LORAC Pro Palette
LORAC Pro Palette - Review & Swatches
LORAC Pro Palette
LORAC Pro Palette - Review & Swatches
LORAC Pro Palette

Product Description & Packaging:
Just like I am a big sucker for packaging, I know many of you are as well. The box, inside and out, is a beauty and it was really hard for me when I decided to recycle the box along with hundreds of other boxes I hoarded over time.

The packaging for Pro Palette is gorgeous without any doubt. It has a velvety smooth exterior with embossed silver letters, a decent sized mirror inside and the whole thing is pretty sleek & travel-friendly.

The palette has a total of 16 shadows, top 8 are matte and bottom 8 are shimmer and it comes with a mini eyeshadow primer (5.5g), named Behind The Scenes. Each shadow has 0.55 grams of product. I like how all the shadow names are pretty straightforward, no color-naming-efforts there. Good or bad? You decide.

LORAC Pro Palette - Review & Swatches
LORAC Pro Palette
Swatches:
These swatches are taken with LORAC's eye primer in natural daylight. Like always, I tried to do my best to give you as accurate swatches as possible.

LORAC Pro Palette - Review & Swatches
LORAC Pro Palette - Swatches
LORAC Pro Palette - Review & Swatches
LORAC Pro Palette - Swatches
LORAC Pro Palette - Review & Swatches
LORAC Pro Palette - Swatches
LORAC Pro Palette - Review & Swatches
LORAC Pro Palette - Swatches

Overall Experience:
First and most I would like to jump & scream about this gorgeous eyeshadow primer. It holds the shadows on my oily lids for a long long time. Being able to try Behind The Scenes primer with Pro Palette was definitely a steal for me.

Where the packaging for the palette look amazing, it also attracts dust pretty easily and if you are anything like me, you will be constantly wiping the surface. $44 for 16 shadows (and a primer) is a good deal but 0.55 grams of product in each pan means that if you use this palette for everyday wear, you are going to hit pans pretty soon. Considering that some of us end up using only half or even fewer shades from the palette for our no-makeup-makeup looks, you are surely going to end up with half empty palette. Or will it be half full? >.<

Since Lorac claims that shadows can be used both wet and dry, let's get over with the wet part. I tried them with a damp brush and the shadows worked fine as an eyeliner but I am not comfortable using them wet for an eye makeup look where I am blending a few shadows. For me, wet shadows get a lot harder to blend, especially with darker shades.

As for using it dry, most of the matte shadows are super duper chalky. You absolutely have to use a very light hand with the brush to pick up the product and then tap the excess or else you will have the fallout of your life. It is not same with the bottom shimmery ones though. Both light and dark shadows are highly pigmented and I love how they have all mattes in one row and all shimmery ones in another.

Even though the top row is supposed to be matte, White & Lt. Pink has speckles of gold in them. You cannot see that once the shadow is applied so what is the point of confusing me? All the shades blend nicely but lighter matte shades kind of slide off when blending, making sense?

Moving on to my most used and favorite shades; Cream, Taupe, Mauve, Sable, Black, Champagne & Lt. Bronze. Champagne is, however, my love from this palette, the shade looks absolutely gorgeous as a face highlighter too. Longevity completely depends on the conditions, skin type and whether you are wearing an eye primer underneath or not. I did not have any creasing or dulling issues with these shadows but I also always wear eye primer for my oily lids.

Overall, I have a love & less-love relationship with this palette. I always carry it in my travel bag but I avoid using darker shades when I am in a rush because no matter what, the fallout kicks me off. This is a great palette for another main fact that if you want just one palette in your collection which can be used for a super light to super heavy eye makeup look, you can think about investing in this one. And again, a great eye primer and 16 shades, is a good deal for the price.

Cost & Availability:
LORAC Pro Palette costs $44 and you can buy it online from Lorac's Official Website and/or on these links: Amazon, Nordstrom, Ulta, Kohls, Dermstore.
Some of these website ships mainly to US & Canada but some ship internationally on reasonable rates.

Thank you for your time.
*Stay Beautiful


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8 comments

  1. While I am not a make up person, these colors on this swatch is pretty cool. I think it's cool that you also use it as a highlighter. Thanks for sharing your review with us.

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    1. You are welcome <3 I love all multi-purpose products. I have actually forgotten my highlighters and bronzers at home once and such shadows came to the rescue.

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  2. i have never used this brand before but i have heard of it... im hesitant as i many have spoken that it falls off, and that is a first no no to me... unfortunate because i really lve the colors especially garnet

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  3. Loving the shades from this palette, they all look very wearable. I haven't tried Lorac before but have heard good things about it!

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  4. This brand isn't available in my country yet.

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    1. You can try the links I mentioned. I am sure one of them ships to many countries.

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  5. I love the shades from the palette especially the purple. I may have to branch out and try out this brand.

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  6. This palette looks like a great give for my wife. I don't have a lot of experience shopping for makeup stuff, but it seems like a fair price.

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