Today seemed like a good day to review and swatch the new Lorac Pro Metal Palette ($28) because this weather outside feels Fall than Winter. The Lorac Pro Metal Palette is a new eyeshadow palette featuring eight metallic Lorac Eyeshadows and gets an early launch at exclusively on Ulta.com!
Let’s take a peek!
The Lorac Pro Metal Palette comes at us a little early as this little palette is part of the Lorac Fall 2015. This is a small travel friendly palette housed in sturdy cardboard compact featuring a generously sized mirror and eight shades of Lorac Eyeshadow all of which have a metallic finish. The palette weights in at a total of 0.144 oz for all eight shades.
I believe people had a fear that these shades were a rerun from palettes like the Lorac Pro Palette 1 and 2 and I’d say there are likely a few dupes here for example Amber looks a lot like Rose from the Pro 2 Palette and Clover looks like Jade (Lorac Pro 2). Gilded in this palette is a lot like Gold in the original Pro 1 Palette. So yes, there are a few dupes here but I think the main difference you’ll find in this palette is the texture of the shades. Lorac’s eyeshadows have always been super pigmented and with a velvety texture. Truly they haven an outstanding formula but for the Pro Metal Palette it seems they did something a little different.
As you can see in my swatches the shades are highly saturated with color! They seem even more pigmented, intense, and vibrant compared to past palettes. I did a single swipe on my arm using a sponge applicator and the colors look so incredibly rich and gorgeous. I thought the texture was a bit different as well. This is a hybrid formula with a very, very creamy texture so although they are a powder they feel quite like a cream of sorts. The shades all have a liquid metal finish but no worries this doesn’t translate as chunky glitter or shimmer. These shades have more of a foiled effect that relies on highly reflective pigments but not hardcore glitter or shimmer. The shadows glide on easily with a smooth, even finish but there is fall out to contend with as these are a bit powdery (no worries they aren’t chalky, they are just very loosely packed so they kick up a bit!). Metallic sometimes comes across frosty on my eyes, if this is the case for you I just recommend blending, blending, and blending some more! For my look below I actually used a very light hand as these colors are just loaded with pigment and are easily over done. I used them with and without primer and had no issues with creasing or fading. Colors wore strongly on my dry lids without losing intensity or creasing throughout the day.
Lorac Pro Metal Palette Swatches (Amber, Gilded, Clover, Cobalt)
Lorac Pro Metal Palette Swatches (Onyx, Quartz, Rose Gold, Graphite)
Honestly, if you love metallics or foiled eyeshadow looks you are going to adore this palette. Yes, there are more than a few dupes here from past Lorac Palettes but I think you’ll find the formula is where things get very, very different. Lorac has improved upon an already great formula and made it even better. The creaminess of these shades just boggles my mind and the intensity of the pigmentation!
Lovely stuff to say the least.
You can grab the Lorac Pro Metal Palette exclusively at Ulta and Ulta.com.