The Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Collection is a new, limited edition Lorac Holiday 2015 Vault that includes 10 full size shades of Lorac Alter Ego Lipstick and 10 matching full size shades of Lorac Alter Ego Lipgloss. The Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Collection launches today for Cyber Monday exclusively on Lorac’s Website. How long it stays around is anyone’s guess but I suspect it’ll sell out fast especially consider the price tag of a mere $75 (that makes each item inside $3.75 each!).
The set comes housed in a gorgeous faux leather casing that has a removable tray so you can use it to store other items after the lipsticks and glosses have been removed. It also includes a thank you card from Lorac’s founder, Carol Shaw!
What makes this set even more special is the fact it contains seven brand new shades of Alter Ego Lipstick and Lipgloss (three are permanent shades) so you likely won’t get a range of rerun shade that you may already own.
Let’s take a look!
The Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Collection includes the following shades:
- Dominatrix (permanent)
- Free Spirt (permanent)
- Secret Agent (permanent)
- Beauty Guru (new)
- Bombshell (new)
- Celebrity (new)
- Hot Shot (new)
- MUA (new)
- Party Girl (new)
- Visionary (new)
Each lipstick features limited edition 20th anniversary dark gray metallic caps. The lipsticks have a Lorac embossing on the sides and also have Carol Shaw’s signature located on the inside tube. I think there are quite a few Holiday Makeup and Beauty Vaults this year to crave but many contain a rehash of products you might already own plus nothing in the way of special about the packaging. This is one reason I like the Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Collection as they really did a great job of creating not only new shades for us to try but also packaging them extra special. Plus let’s not forget the affordable price tag versus some vaults that are going for $200 and upwards right now!
Lorac introduced their Alter Ego Lipgloss for lorac summer 2015 and it remains one of my favorite gloss formulas from the brand. These are formulated with a soft vanilla fragrance and contain antioxidants such as Acai Berry, Pomegranate, Grape Seed Extract, and Vitamins C and E. I find the name slightly misleading since Lorac Alter Ego Lipsticks are matte where as their glosses are not. These glosses have a soft, plush formula with a glossy gel-like texture that feels quite hydrating on my lips without being sticky, tacky, or heavy. They give my lips a nice full, pouty finish with excellent color payment that isn’t sheer in the least and a wear time of at least three to four hours without migrating, feathering, or drying out. I love how moist they remain through the wear and how nicely hydrating they leave my lips. They are by far my favorite item in this set. Not to mention how much I love trying seven brand new shades in this set.
To go along with your lipgloss Lorac has included ten full size Alter Ego Lipsticks in this set that can be paired up with the matching Alter Ego Lipgloss shade or worn alone. Alter Ego Lipstick launched for Summer 2014 and was promoted as a highly pigmented, long wearing lipstick with Vitamins C and E for hydration. This a classic creamy matte finish with a fairly dry formula. You do have to be careful with these as you wanna apply them on smooth, softened lips so exfoliating prior and using a lip balm will help them look their very best. They are SUPER packed with pigment and wear very long at around eight hours without migrating, transferring, or feathering however, they are a drier lipstick formula so that should be taken into consideration if you’re not much of a matte lover. They have an easy, smooth glide during application with a smooth, soft finish even on my drier, flakier lips. For those sensitive they do have a very light vanilla taste and flavor. I can’t express how much I love the fact Lorac included matching glosses to wear with each shade. It is rare that I just wear lipstick without lipgloss so I do love the fact they include a perfectly matching shade of gloss. Alter Ego Lipgloss add light hydration to the finish of the lipstick and tips the already pigmented finish of the lipstick into an even richer, more bolder finish. Apologies for the lack of lip swatches but I’ll be updating this post shortly with them!
As I mentioned above there are a lot of different mega sets launching this Holiday sets but I honestly can’t say that any are as great as this one. The Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Collection brings together two outstanding lip products in a variety of shades in gorgeous presently packaging at a very, very affordable price tag.
Needless to say the Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Collection is an absolute must for lipstick and lipgloss lovers out there and would make an excellent gift for giving or getting.
The Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Collection launches today at loracosmetics.com.