Oh well hello Lorac Pro Palette wanna be my new best friend forever? The new Lorac Pro Palette ($42) is newly launched for Fall 2012 and includes sixteen fabulous shades of eyeshadow as well as a Mini Behind the Scenes Eye Shadow Primer.
I feel like it’s Christmas! What a surprise for Fall to get such a wide range of eyeshadows in a single compact.
Of course, I instantly had a makeup boner (am I allowed to say that on here?) when I saw it pop up on Sephora. Lorac has a fairly great track record and releases high quality palettes again and again and again. I also feel like they offer enough variety in these palettes that they are worth picking up without worrying about dupes in past palettes you own or have tried from the brand in the past.
Let’s take a look!
At a glance this was smaller than I thought it would be. The palette is about 7.5 inches across and and not quite 3 inches high. It’s quite slim and made of a sturdy cardboard with a magnetic flip top closure. Inside is a full length mirror and the sixteen eye shadows that are smaller than a penny.
Don’t let the size of the shadow wells fool you, each shade is 0.02 oz each (a MAC Eyeshadow is 0.05).
The palette is a mix of matte and shimmer finishes. I like that Lorac organized them in a way that the mattes are on a single line and the shimmers on the other.
Lorac has a range of different eyeshadows in their palettes. Some are light and silky with subtle pigmentation where as others pack more of a punch. In this case, the Pro Palette packs the heat. Unlike Lorac’s more traditional silky formula these are heavily pigmented shades. The mattes are soft, silky, and apply easily without being dry or patchy during application. Even I can get on board with this matte finish. The shimmer shades are more metallic-like without heavy glitter or sparkle. They have a thicker velvety texture that applies like melted butter. I’m happy to report every single shade has a brilliant formula. I think one of the worst things about palettes is sometimes getting a selection of shades that have a hit or miss formula. You get sixteen shades and proceed to love the formula on say six but the others are a bust. Not the case with the Lorac Pro Palette, all the shades have a brilliant formula across the board.
I think maybe $42 might have folks second guessing if they’d like to try this palette. It’s typically not what you’d expect in a Fall Collection and feels more Holiday-ish in price and selection. However, justify the cost because you’re getting a TON of product here with good quality across the board. You won’t be disappointed.
A big yay from me.
Muse Approved for purchase.
A super value, plenty of shades to choose from, and a great formula should secure a spot in your stash for the Lorac Pro Palette.
Is it on your Fall wish list?