The Lorac Disney Beauty and the Beast Pro Eyeshadow Palette hit Ulta yesterday! There was some dispute about how limited edition this eyeshadow palette was and if and when it would launch at Ulta but I’m happy to report it is now available so, if you have some Ulta points stored up now might be a good time to spend them. The Lorac Beauty and the Beast Eyeshadow Palette is inspired by the film that recently launched on DVD. It seems a little late coming around now post movie release but since the DVD just recently arrived I guess that would be why Lorac decided to launch this now.
I think most of us would probably agree that we’d buy it ten years after the movie release! I know I would! As a Beauty and the Beast fan it’s a very appealing collector’s piece of makeup. Some feel it’s a bit childish but I thought it was a pretty cool release from a collector’s stand point. From a makeup users one thought it might not be that grand a release.
Let’s take a look!
Like the Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette, I had some down falls with the Beauty and the Beast Eyeshadow Palette but let’s discuss packaging details before we get into performance and color round up.
The Lorac Beauty and the Beast Collection arrives to us in rose gold boxes and packaging with gorgeous gold accents. The eyeshadow palette looks like a book or a diary with a gold clasp to hold it closed. Inside there’s a print of a gilded mirror frame that surrounds a smaller mirror and the sentence, “Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind” printed on the bottom portion of the palette. There’s a red ribbon bookmark in the middle of the palette and the right side holds 16 Lorac Pro Eyeshadows inspired by Belle, her Beast, and other characters and locations in the movie with the words, “True Beauty is found within” printed in gold at the top right hand corner. You also get a dual-ended gold eyeshadow blending brush with the palette which had stiffer bristles but still did a fairly good job blending.
The shadows are fantastic! Quite smooth, silky, and pigmented. I wasn’t disappointed in the least with their application, performance, and color pay off. Lorac has a super silky formulation that’s a bit powdery but blends and applies very well on my drier eyes. If you own Pro Palettes already and love the formula the eyeshadows in this palette won’t disappoint you. However, if you’re not a fan of Lorac’s Pro line of eyeshadows, you’ll likely not like them in this palette. There are two shades, Swept Up, and Spell Breaker, did have some glittery fall out which is worth mentioning for anyone who hates chunky glitter.
One thing I have to admit hating about the palette is the fact it had absolutely no rhythm or reason for me. I’m not terribly creative combining shades to create looks and with this palette I felt it was arranged in a way that left me really lost. There was no connection between a lot of the colors. I experienced this same probably with the Pirates Palette! Not to mention none of these shades quite reminded me of Belle unless you count Enchanting which was a soft buttery gold that might be inspired by her gown.
Here’s the good news…
Some of the shades used individually are really quite nice on my eyes but I felt compelled to bring in other shades from palettes I own to get a nice contracting eye look because a lot of these colors were mismatched and didn’t quite jive well together. But again, I’m not terribly creative either so, you might need a lot more imagination and creativity than I have to get a solid eye look from the colors here.
As for dupes, well, there are quite a few that aren’t quite identical to past Pro Palettes but pretty much will create similiar looks. Like Beast Mode, Enchanting, My Castle Look, Look Beyond, and Chip In we’ve all seen some variation of in past Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palettes. So, I wouldn’t say this is a complete unique line up of colors.
I think Lorac did a beautiful job with the Beauty and the Beast Eyeshadow Palette. It’s packaged in a way that should be very appealing to fans of the film and Disney. It’s a very nice collector’s piece of makeup but I think the actual eyeshadow contents might be disappointing for some not only because they are a rerun of shades you might already own but also because they aren’t quite shades that will remind you of Beauty or her Beast.
Lorac Beauty and the Beast Eyeshadow Palette is available now at Ulta.com.
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