Lorac Pro Palette 3 is a new Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette featuring 8 shimmer and 8 matte shades of Lorac Eyeshadow for a total of 16 gorgeous shades packed into one slick palette.
The Lorac Pro Palette 3 is the third edition from Lorac’s bestselling Pro Palette Collection and focuses on more lighter nude and neutral shades. At a glance it reminds me most of the cooler toned Lorac Nude Necessities Eyeshadow Palette. So, if you felt like Pro 1 and Pro 2 were a little too dark for you, you might find more friendly shades in this palette for fairer skin.
Let’s take a look!
The Lorac Pro Palette 3 launches at Ulta.com on June 12 and Ulta stores June 26th. Apparently everywhere else will be getting it in July so I imagine that includes kohls.com as well as Nordstrom.com. I notice Ulta has early access to quite a few products lately and exclusives from brands like Lorac, Too Faced, and Tarte. I purchase mine during the one day sale on Ulta that was open to Platnium Members.
For some reason, this palette feels a little lighter and looks a little smaller to me but it still includes the same 0.32 oz of product that the originals did and still costs the same amount as well ($44). It comes in a slim line, sturdy, creamy beige cardboard compact with a mirror. The eyeshadows all have their names printed directly under them on the palette itself. The palette comes with a 0.19 oz Mini Behind the Scenes Eye Primer but I sometimes wish they would axe the primer and just include a well made double-ended eyeshadow brush with these palettes. Unfortunately, I cannot confirm where this is exactly made as on the box it simply states “Assembled in the US of US and Non-US Materials”. It’s a little vague if the packaging is made in the US and the contents outside the US or vice versa.
I tend to hold a special place in my heart for Lorac as they truly have some of the softest most buttery eyeshadows around and the Pro Palette 3 does not disappointment in this aspect. These all have a beautifully formulated formula and you’re either going to love or hate. Personally, it’s a love for me as I love how smooth and silky these are but I can see some people disliking them since they are a powdery formula that kicks up a good deal of powder when you stroke a brush through them. Although that powdery consistency never translated to chalkiness or dryness in my opinion. I did experience fall out during application on a majority of the shades due to the loosely packed, silkier consistency. But I only had major issues with two shades where as the other shades all had a beautifully soft, buttery texture. Blanc I felt was very, very sheer and disappointing and I thought Truffle applied patchy and uneven and I also felt the formula was dry. Aside from these two shades I was not only impressed with the formula on the rest of the colors but also the pigmentation which was quite good across the board. I do think many of the palettes lighter shades won’t be terribly appealing to darker skin tones though since these colors are a bit sheerer. More than half of the palette contains lighter colors that would look best on fairer skin tones. If you’re expecting bold, rich looks from Pro Palette 3 it’s not to be had here. This is more about softer, nude looks in my opinion. I think the palette can be potentially disappointing for those who expect the boldness of Pro 1 and Pro 2. This palette contains warmer, lighter, neutral shades. Personally, I think it’s exactly what I hoped for from the Nude Necessities Eyeshadow Palette.
As for dupes I don’t think there any exact dupes here but shades that are similar to both Pro 1, Pro 2, and of course, both Mega Pro Palettes. For example Canvas is very similar to Buff which appeared in Pro 2 but a bit darker where as Clay is a lot like Sable that appeared in Pro 1 and of course, Jet Black is identical to the black shadow that has appeared in a majority of the Pro and Mega Pro Palettes. Sure, there’s similarities but I wouldn’t say any of the shades are exact dupes.
I would say the Lorac Pro Palette 3 is worth a pick up if you’re a fan and user of the original. I’m doubtful fans of the originals will be any less than pleased with the Pro Palette 3 as it is a consistently formulated palette with the texture we all know and love from the originals. However, if you’re not a fond fan of the originals or have had issues with the past palettes I don’t see this being something you’ll need to pick up since Lorac has not changed anything or did anything differently formula wise that you haven’t already experienced in both Pro 1 and Pro 2.
For my look below I started with Pink Nude all over my lid and highbrow and placed Dark Brown all over my lid and blended into my crease with Dark Mocha smudged from my outer v into my crease.
Personally, I loved the palette. As I get older I appreciate eyeshadows that have a soft, buttery texture that blend easy on my drier eyes and this palette is packed with a selection of wearable shades for my medium fair skin tone. I do think if you’re expecting the boldness and richness of the originals you might find Pro Palette 3 disappointing as these shades are a little lighter and nuder in comparison.
You’ll be able to get your hands on the Lorac Pro Palette 3 soon at Ulta.com.
Did you indulge during the one day sale?
Do you plan on indulging when it officially launches?