Lorac Pro Palette Review and Swatches

12th January 2014

Lorac Pro Palette is a product I’ve lusted after for at least eighteen months now, after seeing it feature in hundreds of favourites or tutorial YouTube videos. I’m a serious eyeshadow palette fiend and own a ridiculous amount that will probably serve me til I’m 95 but I simply can’t resist an array of beautiful eyeshadows with a palette. Lorac is a brand we can’t get here in the UK which had only heightened my desire to own it, the heart wants what it can’t have.

Image of the palette in the box with the primer
Amazingly enough I was able to get my hands on my very own Lorac Pro Palette thanks to Stacey (Expat Makeup Addict) being able to get it shipped to her from the US then Stacey very kindly posted my previous cargo onto me. I know there are a couple of UK sellers who take advantage sell American beauty goodies, but they are charging £25 more than the products retail price which I wasn’t prepared to pay. Thanks to Stacey I was able to purchase it at the US retail price which I’m absolutely thrilled about.
Image of the palette closed lying down face up
Image of the eyeshadow palette open with the fourteen shadows on show
Eyeshadow palette open showing the shades inside.
Swatch of the eyeshadow primer included inside the palette box

The Lorac Pro Palette $42 is a neutral eye lovers dream, containing an amazing 16 shadows in a range of divine hues. What makes the Lorac Pro Palette so unique is that the top row of shadows all have a matte finish and the bottom row of shadows are all shimmers so you could create an abundance of different looks from the one palette. Included with the palette is a 5.5g tube of the Lorac Behind The Scenes Eyeshadow Primer too, making the palette even more of a fantastic deal with a combined value of over $110.

The Lorac Pro Palette is a long, slim, light palette housed within card packaging which may not be the most robust material, it certainly is lightweight and travel-friendly. The outer casing has a rubberised texture to it which I really like although I envisage it’ll soon get marks all over it through use as it’s very similar to that of NARS.

The lid closes shut thanks to a magnet, which does keep the palette closed quite securely for a card palette but if I was to travel with it, I’d probably put a couple of hair ties round each end just to grip it tight. Within the lid there is a narrow mirror which is always a good inclusion within a palette especially if you do take it away with you. Each of the 16 shadows are individually named, and are spaced out enough that you wouldn’t transfer shadow into the surrounding pans.

I really love and get a lot of use out of my Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette so I was particularly excited to have a palette containing a further 8 matte shades as good matte eyeshadows are quite hard to find. From watching countless YouTube videos I already knew that the pigmentation and lasting power of these shadows is immense and I totally agree.

Lorac Pro Palette Swatches

Lorac Pro Palette Review and Swatches
Lorac Pro Palette Review and Swatches
Lorac Pro Palette Review and Swatches
Lorac Pro Palette Review and Swatches
Lorac Pro Palette Review and Swatches
Lorac Pro Palette Review and Swatches
Lorac Pro Palette Review and Swatches
Lorac Pro Palette Review and Swatches
What I really like with the Lorac Pro Palette is the choice of shade names they’ve used as each of them describe the shade perfectly. Usually I would go through each shade within the palette and describe them individually, but each of the sixteen shades are exactly what they’re called.
Out of the 16 shadows within the palette, 15 of them are out of this world. There is just one shade from the palette which is slightly disappointing and that is Deep Purple. In the palette it looks like such a beautiful, rich, jewel toned purple but in reality it’s a charcoal grey with a slight purple shimmer which barely shows up. However the other 15 are seriously incredible with the most amazing formula.
They’re all so creamy, smooth and pigmented and apply beautifully. The shadows do kick up a fair bit in the pans and have the tendency to cause quite a bit of fall out unless I use eyeshadow primer prior to application. Although that can be forgiven as they’re pretty perfect and I adore this palette.
I cannot gush or praise about this palette enough, it’s genuinely the best eyeshadow palette I’ve ever tried and I’m so pleased I finally got my hands on it. This palette is beyond amazing and if you get a chance to get a Lorac Pro Palette, you must get one – Pure Palette Perfection.
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