After three or four years passing by this palette and deciding between it and Naked or Kat Von D, etc. I finally said yes to it! And… I’m very glad I did.
This palette contains 16 eyeshadows- half mattes, half shimmer.
The palette is about $45, so it’s a little less pricier than Naked palettes. It is thin and easily fitting bags when traveling. Not too heavy weight.
Matte– White, Cream, Taupe, Lt. Pink, Mauve, Sable, Espresso, and Black.
Shimmer– Nude, Champagne, Gold, Lt. Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Deep Purple, and Slate.
Why I finally chose this palette?
I chose this palette mainly for three reasons:
1. I did not find Bismuth Oxychloride in their ingredients list. I have heard this is a Nickel releaser. I wanted to know if this will irritate my eyes.
2. Garnet shade. I wanted that garnet shade so bad!
3. I wasn’t satisfied with the Too Faced Natural Matte palette and wanted more colors than neutral brown tones. Lorac Pro gave more variety in color. I could have gone with the Too Faced Chocolate, but there were some shades in that palette I was iffy about. There are a lot on here I like more.
Too Faced palette wasn’t easily blendable for me as this palette was.
Back to Lorac. Lorac Pro is more warmer. The Lorac Pro 2 is more cooler. I don’t have the Lorac 2 to show what the differences are. But researching these two palettes, one is cooler, the other warmer.
Lorac Pro has a little buttery texture. It is very pigmented. The palette comes with a sample of Lorac’s eye primer, which I tried today.
Some say the primer doesn’t blend well. With its silicone texture, the primer is very soft and applied easily on my eyelids. It also blended well for me.
I tried this Lorac on my eyes. Though I am not a pro, I find it was easy to apply and blend these shadows.
Today, I used: Espresso in my crease. I figured my natural hair color has espresso in it, why not try espresso? On the outer corner, I have espresso as well. I tried to make a V-Shape with it. The middle of eyelids, I placed Garnet. I really love this shade. Inner corner, I applied Gold. Lining my eyes with Deep Purple, but I don’t think it showed on the top lash line. It showed a little on bottom when applying. I did place Clinique’s Kajal eyeliner in Blackened Green on both top and bottom lash line. Finally, I applied Bobbi Brown’s Eye Opener mascara in Black on my lashes. This mascara does have Bismuth Oxychloride, but I decided to try it anyways because my previous Smokey mascara by Bobbi Brown did not irritate my eyes. Top this look off, on my lips I applied Tarte’s Tartiest lip liner in Mood Ring and its complementary lip paint in Hangry.
When I went to purchas this from Ulta, they only had three or four palettes left of Lorac Pro in the front entrance. The middle where they keep Lorac cosmetics, Lorac Pro 2 had some, Lorac 3 had few left over, but a lot in the main entrance, and none of Lorac Palette with Lorac cosmetics. The Lorac Pro’s are selling out quickly even though it’s not brand new.
I switched from Naked and Kat Von D palettes to this Lorac Pro 1 because the other two irritated my eyes a lot. I am hoping this palette doesn’t. The color payoff is great and there’s not much fall out, which made it more easy for me to work with this.