June 16, 2015

Lorac Pro Metal Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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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!

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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.

Lorac Pro Metal Palette

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Lorac Pro Metal

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 Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Lorac Pro Metal Palette Swatches (Amber, Gilded, Clover, Cobalt)

Lorac Pro Metal Palette swatches

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!

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Lorac Pro Metal fotd

Lovely stuff to say the least.

You can grab the Lorac Pro Metal Palette exclusively at Ulta and Ulta.com.


This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Robin

    ooh very pretty!!! I wonder if there is going to be another eye palette for fall to work with this one? You know how Urban Decay does Naked and then a Naked Basics kit. Do you think they will release a larger eye palette for the fall colection?

    But did you have to rub it in???? It feels like fall???? Going to be 101 today. Please send snow. 🙂 lol

    • Isabella Muse

      They actually launched the news of their Fall Collection already Robin so I don’t think they’ll have anything else releasing until Holiday 2015. You can see the Lorac Fall 2015 Collection here: https://www.musingsofamuse.com/2015/06/lorac-fall-2015-coming-soon.html They have the Pro Matte Palette launching as well so you can definitely pair up the two to create looks. I wish. It’s dreary and rainy again here 🙂

  • Christina D.

    You’ve just confirmed my suspicions that I need to buy this. Can you please confirm that this is indeed not one of those cheapie made in China palettes that they occasionally do? I think the Pro line is always a good bet but those other ones are taking advantage of the Lorac name!

    Now if I can just figure out what else to buy since I do NOT want to pay $6 for shipping.

    • Isabella Muse

      hey sis! This one is a little weird it says “assembled in the us of us and non-us materials) nothing about China though! haha! can’t blame you! How about using the $3.50 coupon? You’ll only pay $2.50 for shipping!? 🙂

    • Rebekah

      I think you mean the non-pro shadow palettes, like the ones that came out for Black Friday. Those have a completely different, not-so-amazing formula. This palette definitely look like the amazing pro formula.

  • Christina D.

    The $3.50 coupon doesn’t work on “prestige brands” like Lorac, so I’d have to buy some drugstore brand cosmetics to get the $3.50. There’s always a catch.

  • Heather G

    Obviously I’m going to *need* this lol. That Graphite shade is a stunner.

    • Isabella Muse

      haha I hear ya 😀 I THOUGHT I didn’t need it. Swatched it and was all “Oh god!”

  • Natalye

    thanks for the review and swatches! I can’t wait to get this palette!

  • Katherine T.

    Thanks for the swatches muse! Glad to see they are improving their already nice formula. My only concern is that I have the Lorac Pro 2 and some of the shadows are so soft, they have problem sticking on my oily lids, even with primer, so hope this new formula fixes that

    • Isabella Muse

      Hmmm! I don’t have oily lids to be honest, but I can see how that would be an issue Katherine! 🙁

  • Simone

    Oh come on! I thought I wouldn’t need this one, but I do! I do.

  • Rebekah

    Oh no… It’s SO BEAUTIFUL. I thought it looked nice on Ulta’s site but it looks even better swatched.

  • Gabby Anne

    Do you think its worth buying this palette if you already have the pro 1 and pro 2 palettes from Lorac? Im still on the fence on whether it will be worth the money or not since the colors are similar to ones in other palettes.