November 30, 2015

Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Collection Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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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!

Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Collection

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!

Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Gift Set

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!

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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.

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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!

Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Collection Swatches (Visionary, Secret Agent, Hot Shot, MUA, Party Girl

Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Collection Swatches (Visionary, Secret Agent, Hot Shot, MUA, Party Girl

Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Set Swatches (Free Spirit, Beauty Guru, Bombshell, Celebrity, Dominatrix)

Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Set Swatches (Free Spirit, Beauty Guru, Bombshell, Celebrity, Dominatrix)

Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Swatches (Visionary, Hot Shot, MUA, Party Girl, Secret Agent)

Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Swatches (Visionary, Hot Shot, MUA, Party Girl, Secret Agent)

Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Swatches (Beauty Guru, Bombshell, Celebrity, Dominatrix, Free Spirit)

Lorac 20th Anniversary Alter Ego Lip Swatches (Beauty Guru, Bombshell, Celebrity, Dominatrix, Free Spirit)

Lorac Beauty Guru Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Beauty Guru Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Beauty Guru Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Beauty Guru Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Bombshell Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Bombshell Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Bombshell Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Bombshell Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Celebrity Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Celebrity Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Celebrity Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Celebrity Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Dominatrix Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Dominatrix Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Dominatrix Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Dominatrix Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Hot Shot Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Hot Shot Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Hot Shot Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Hot Shot Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac MUA Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac MUA Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac MUA Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac MUA Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Party Girl Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Party Girl Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Party Girl Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Party Girl Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Secret Agent Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Secret Agent Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Secret Agent Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Secret Agent Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Visionary Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Visionary Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Visionary Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Visionary Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Free Spirit Alter Ego Lipstick

Lorac Free Spirt Alter Ego Lipgloss

Lorac Free Spirt Alter Ego Lipgloss

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.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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Comments

  • Marisa

    Good morning,

    Do you know what time does this go on sale? I have been checking the Lorac website since 12am EST and the set still has not shown up for purchase?

    Thank you,

    Marisa

      • Olivia

        OMG me too!! I’ve been looking since last night midnight EST!!! It’s still not launched yet!

          • Isabella Muse

            It could be noon PST Marisa, I’m not sure though, they didn’t give me a time.

  • zVintageFashionizta

    I placed my order less than 10 minutes ago, YAY, I’m going to get one!!!!

    Great Swatches!

  • Kayla

    I really wasn’t going to do this since I just bought a million other things from Black Friday but I had to after seeing the swatches. I absolutely love the Alter Ego lipsticks. And really if you think about it, it’s like getting 16 lipsticks free so I think that justifies it a little bit!
    I just placed my order so now I just have to wait! Thanks Muse!

    • Isabella Muse

      I think you’re going to real love it Kayla. It was a super cheap in humble opinion and the Alter Ego Lipstick formula seems to have approved since the last time I tried it, very smooth, very creamy 🙂 I hope you like it! xoxoxo!

  • Toni

    I was only going to get one set. But, after seeing this review and swatches, I had to order 2 sets.

  • Katherine T.

    Wow, a great mix of colors, and some unusual ones too, like those purples! And yes, I agree, love how they have a matching gloss for each one . Well done, Lorac

  • zVintageFashionizta

    I received my set today and after inspecting the tubes of lip gloss I noticed that some of them appear to have shimmer, am I correct?

      • zVintageFashionizta

        I just looked at the tubes again and bombshell, secret agent, beauty guru & celebrity (on this one it’s really obvious) have a light amount of micro shimmer. 🙁

          • zVintageFashionizta

            I contacted Lorac and they confirmed it, 4 of the glosses have a micro shimmer, its faint on 3 of them but the in the color Celebrity it’s very obvious.