Kitty Blackadder

A Scottish blog about anxiety, minimalism and eyeshadow.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

#ShadowSunday: LORAC PRO Palette Swatches

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches
lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches
lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

Ah, the LORAC Pro Palette, the most hyped palette since Urban Decay's Naked 3 Palette. I picked this up while in the States last month, and was mega excited to get my hands on it, but also terrified that after all the excitement and buzz, it wouldn't live up to it. Fortunately, it absolutely does. The palette contains 16 shades - 8 matte and 8 shimmer and all are of excellent quality; no chalkiness in those mattes, that's for sure. The range of colours is also outstanding; very nude and wearable with a few pops of colour; a reddish shade, a purple, a a pale pink - this palette really has got you covered for everything. It's also so great to work with; pigmentation is brilliant and the consistency is so easy to apply and to blend.

Packaging wise, it's super sleek and compact. It is, however, made from that weird, black material that just attracts ALL THE DUSTS, and grime, and fingerprints, honestly, I tried to clean it before these photos! It's a small price to pay though. There's a big mirror included and no pointless brush or foam applicator in sight, which is great, I'd rather have the palette be more compact.

Let's take a look at the shades, going along the top row first with all the mattes:



Starting with one of my least favourites shades, it's White which is, erm, white. A matte white. I personally like a shimmery highlight and I've just never found another way to wear white shadow - maybe this will encourage me to find a way.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

Then we have Cream which is, you know, cream. It looks like it's not very pigmented; that's not the case, it's a very nice matte shade, it's just pretty close to the shade of my skin, so it's not showing up well in the photo.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

Now we're taupe-in! See what I did there? Anyway,next up is Taupe which is, to me, a slightly warmer shade that I would normally call taupe, but there we go. It's a kind of muted, biscuity brown.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

Then we have Light Pink (or I suppose it could be Lieutenant Pink, but that seems a little odd really doesn't it). This is another shade I'm not wild about, it's a very pale, matte pink - it's a lovely shade to have in a palette, just not sure it's for me.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

Up next in the mattes we have Mauve which to me, is more of a dusky, muted rose; but a lovely shade nonetheless.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

Then we have Sable a very warm toned, matte, reddish brown - this is one of my most worn shades, it feels great for Autumn.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

Then we have Espresso - which is, unsurprisingly, a cool, deep, coffee brown. I wear this a lot, just in the outer corner, love it.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches


And lastly for the mattes, we have black - the pigmentation is great in this, it is actually a black, rather than a chalky grey. That being said I haven't reached for it all that often, I kind of prefer the look of Espresso.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

 And down now onto the row of shimmers, starting off with Nude which is a slightly pinky toned nude shade; I use it in my inner corner, it's awesome for that.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

Champagne is a slightly deeper, slightly more yellow toned shimmer, again, very wearable eyeryday shade.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

Gold is up next and there aren't even words for how much I love this shade; it's so metallic and autumnal and it just goes on so, so well.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

Up next is Light Bronze and again, I wear this one a lot - I love wearing it with Gold for a super metallic, Autumnal look.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

Pewter is a much cooler toned, but still quite metallic brown - love using this along my top or bottom lashes.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

Then there's Garnet which is quite an 'out there' shade for me anyway - it's a kind of metallic, very red, rust shade. Very beautiful, but it does look quite harsh against my complexion.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

 Then we have Deep Purple which basically does what it says on the tin - it's a dark, cool toned purple which can look almost quite grey when blended out.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches

And last of all, we have Slate which again - is basically exactly what it sounds like. I really do like that with this palette you get a dark grey, a dark brown and a black - I like dark eyeshadow and get really frustrated with some palettes that just lack that shade to give things some oomph.

And that's all the shades in there, here's a shot of all the matte swatches together, and below that, the shimmery shades.

lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches
lorac pro palette eyeshadow review swatches


As you can see, the range of shades really covers you for any look you could imagine - it's so well put together. I feel like I'm just gushing about this palette and I'm sorry, I really am, but I just love it so much! I shall go now, since at this point me and the palette probably need to 'get a room' as some have joked, but seriously, if you can get your paws on this (and you can, from Amazon.com) I seriously suggest you do!

Also, check back next Sunday to see a look or two created with this palette - can I make #ShadowSunday a thing? Meh, I'm going to give it a shot!

1 comment:

  1. I actually love every single shade in this and want this palette more then ever. Why does Lorac do this to us beauty obsessives living in the UK. I'm a bit weary about ordering from amazon.com incase of crazy custom charges x

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