When I saw this Lorac for Fall 2012 palette on Sephora, I immediately knew I have to have it. It’s a wonderful mix of colors not necessarily nude or neutral but can be made nude or smoky.
According to Lorac…
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.
The palette comes with a primer…
I think it’s brilliant that they grouped the matte shades on the top row and the shimmery shades are grouped together as well.
The matte shades are pretty pigmented. Blendability is not an issue. Texture wise, all matte shades are pretty smooth with the exception of white and black. I would say that the colors are not at all that unique. It can be duped but overall as a palette, it deserves a triple look. This palette does have the ability of being that one thing you can take on your vacation.
Moving on to the shimmer shades. The shades are some of the most gorgeous colors one can pop on the eyelids. The texture is better than the matte shades (no shock there). It’s really divine to apply them to the eyes. And the range of shades is really good to achieve a barely there look to a dark smokey look.
I love this palette. I feel that this can be the ultimate one thing you can stash in your makeup bag for any kind of trip. With 16 shades, you can definitely create a variety of looks. They did include a primer potion but I feel like it didn’t really help when it comes to the staying power of the eyeshadows. In California 103 degree weather, it didn’t even stand a chance. By the 4th hour there was already significant fading. Using NARS Smudge Proof Eye Primer did help extend it’s staying power to 7 hours before I had to remove it. I’d say that’s really good. Packaging is pretty solid (if you can call it that), considering it is made of paper/cardboard with a magnetic closure (reminiscent of the original Urban Decay Naked palette). It is thin enough so it is definitely travel-friendly.
And for those needing the ingredient list …
PRO PALETTE/ PALETTE PRO: 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)
BEHIND THE SCENES EYE PRIMER/ BASE À OMBRES À PAUPIÈRES EN COULISSES: ISODODECANE, TALC, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, POLYETHYLENE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ISOPROPYL LANOLATE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, PEG-40 STEARATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, BEESWAX (CERA ALBA), DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, 77491, 77492)
And on to my favorite part… getting to actually play with it! This picture is taken with an iPhone under fluorescent lighting. I chose this picture versus the photo I took outdoors in the shade because it shows the eyeshadow better.
list of products used:
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation in B60 (sample)
Ben Nye Banana Powder
NARS Smudge Proof Eye Primer
Lorac Pro Palette (Lt Pink on brow bone; Lt Bronze on inner half of lid; Garnet on outer half of lid; Sable on crease; Deep Purple on outer v)
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eye Liner in Twilight Shimmer Ink
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
Le Métier de Beauté Eye Brightening and Setting Powder in Revive (under eye area)
NARS The Multiple Stick in Luxor
Illamasqua Blush in Hussy
Le Métier de Beauté ‘Dualistic’ Lip Pencil in Nudite
Chanel Roughe Coco Shine in Boy
I bought mine at Sephora for $42. Also available online at Loraccosmetics.com and Sephora.com.