Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3 is a new, limited edition Holiday 2016 eyeshadow palette that contains 32 shimmer and matte eyeshadow shades. The Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3 was available last week as an Ulta Platinum Perk for one day only but the palette will launch at Ulta.com for everyone else on October 2nd! Now seemed a good a time as any to share my review and swatches of this palette which will hopefully help you decide if you need it.
The Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3 comes housed in a white palette with Lorac’s emblem in rose gold. It happens to be my favorite palette presentation from the three Mega Pro Palettes but it gets dirty so, so, so fast. The Mega Pro Palette has always paid home to very soft, powdery eyeshadow shades and that creates quite a big mess against a background of white. No bueno! Love the packaging but sadly it was a bad idea to house these shades in a white palette. None the less the presensation is awesome as the palette is slim with a massive mirror tucked inside and will travel quite easily without taking up a ton of space and allowing you to have 32 shades of eyeshadow on hand. It’ll also store easily enough since it is very thin. Each eyeshadow name is printed below their well in the palette and the palette is apparently assembled in the US but with non-US materials. The total size of the palette is 0.45 oz and will set you back $59. The price remains the same but the original Mega Pro contained 0.62 oz of product where as Mega Pro Palette 2 and 3 got a little smaller over the years.
The palette contains two rows of shimmer shades and two of mattes but I don’t always feel like I can fit the shades into two single finishes as some shades feel metallic, where as others are satins or even frosts. I don’t feel like Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3 revisits or rehashes shades although you’ll find some similar shades but not exact dupes of colors that appeared in both 1 and 2. This palette follows along the cooler nude theme of Lorac Pro 3 but also contains many, many warmer nudes as well. It’s a mix of both warmer, richer nudes as well as cooler nudes. Thankfully the warm outweigh the cooler because certain shades like Toffee, Pink Cream, and Snow are shades that I can’t really use all over my lid since they appear chalky on my skin tone. I reserve these shades as high brow highlighters. It’s an interesting line up to say the least as you can easily do a variety of looks from brown smoky to a traditional smoky look, a burgundy or mauve look, and even a rose gold one too! There’s a wide variety of shades here to create many different looks.
Lorac’s formula is one I’ve loved and appreciated for a long time as a girl with drier eyes and finer lines. These shades all very smooth and almost creamy in texture. But they are very, very soft and powdery but not chalky nor dry. The colors tend to crumble when a brush is swiped across them and release a ton of powder everywhere which is why this white packaging is a nightmare. I always feel like this is a bit wasteful as I have to dust it away after and none of it is ending up on my eyes.
None the less, I love the formula and I got a lot of use out of last year’s palette so, I’m happy to have purchased this one. The mattes in particular stand out as beautiful, easy to work with shades. They are soft, powdery, and quite easy to blend. You do need a good base with these too to minimize fall out and also this allows shades to adhere better to lids. MAC Paint Pots are a great prep for this formula as the formula is thick and a little bit tacky which helps the shadow to stick to your lid well plus it minimizes fall out in a major way. No doubt though, these can prove messy to work with. The shimmers are beautiful here and some look almost metallic in finish. Rust, Cide, Brown Sugar, and Olive are all shades that stand out for me! These are soft, velvety, and pigmented. Some of lighter shades apply sheer but all the others are richly pigmented with excellent color pay off.
Like past releases, the Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette is messy to work with but the assortment of shades, pigmented formula, and gorgeous looks you can create using this palette make it a buy for me. This is an excellent selection of colors that will offer endless work friendly and evening looks. I liked it and think it is worth a pick up without fearing that the shades in it are duplications from 1 and 2.
The Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette will be available at Ulta.com.
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