Kitty Blackadder

A Scottish blog about making art, too much eyeshadow and becoming a grown up.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Pan that Palette LORAC PRO - February Update

Pan that Palette Lorac Pro
Pan that Palette Lorac Pro

Regular readers may be aware that I decided to undertake a Pan that Palette challenge for 2015 - here's my intro post. I'm panning (using up) the LORAC PRO palette; which contains 16 shadows; 8 matte and 8 shimmery.

Pan that Palette LORAC PRO

It's funny how much you can change your mind about a palette after using it daily for even just a month. The biggest thing I've noticed is the fallout (dear Lord, the fallout!!). I'm used to Urban Decay shadows and let's face it, they have some fallout issues themselves, but this palette is in another league. I mean, don't get me wrong, you can work round it; tap your brush off (then tap it off some more), (then tap it off some more...) and I tend to do my eye makeup before my face makeup anyway - so yeah, it's hardly the end of the world. But, before using this palette daily, this would have been what I would have recommended to someone looking to buy their first higher end shadow palette and really learn about using shadow, now, I would say to look elsewhere for an easier to work with formula.

Pan that Palette LORAC PRO

White and Cream are being worked on slowly but surely; I use one each day as a browbone highlight, so it's going to take a while but I will get there. Nude I use as an all over the lid colour for work a lot of days - it's really very shimmery but I find if I wear something matte in the crease, it tones it down a lot. And Champagne I am not getting on so well with: it seems to have chunkier glitter in it and that glitter falls on your face, but, unlike the other, finer shadows, it sticks around and you get some 'glitter face' going on.

Pan that Palette LORAC PRO

Taupe, I use daily as a transition shade; I use the softest brush I own (a cheap one from eBay!) and so it doesn't have as obvious a dent in it, but I am working through it for sure. Light Pink I'm still not really any further forward on to be honest; I cannot find a way to make this flattering on me. Gold I haven't worn so much; it is just so, so, so yellow- gold on my eyes and in my new job, I feel like it's maybe pushing the 'minimal makeup' rule a bit much. Oh, what's that peeking out in the middle of Light Bronze?! Why, it's some pan showing through! Yup, I hit pan on the 30th of January, which is a bit weird since it definitely isn't my most worn shadow in here - I guess maybe it's just quite a bit softer than the rest?

Pan that Palette LORAC PRO

I haven't used much of Mauve yet, but planning to just have this take over as a transition shade whenever Taupe finishes.Sable is great, I wear this in the outer corner when I'm at work as it's not too dark but still adds plenty of definition against a shade like Nude. Pewter is basically untouched; only through laziness really, in February I need to make more of an effort with this one. Garnet is the shade I've worn most (though not now that I'm at work). I love how this looks on my lids, which is so weird because at the start of the year I wasn't drawn to this at all - it's just so... red.

Pan that Palette LORAC PRO

Espresso is easily a new favourite shadow of mine: ideal for blending in the outer-v or crease, it is deep but not overpowering and so easy to blend out. However, now at work I feel it's a bit much and so I'm using Sable instead *sigh*. Black I haven't worn. I just don't 'do' black shadows at the best of times and of course not being able to wear heavy makeup to work isn't helping - I need to find a way to wear this though. Deep Purple I was actually growing to love wearing; it's purple, but not purple if you see what I mean. It looks a lot less bold on the lids than it does in the pan, but, once again (all together now class....) I can't really wear it to work. And lastly, we have Slate, which I put off and put off wearing until of course now, well, you know....

So yeah, I am happy with the progress and enjoying the concept of working my way through the palette. Now in this new job I may have to re-evaluate the challenge though - maybe with the four darkest shades I should just aim to hit pan rather than to finish them completely? Or is that just a total cop-out?

2 comments:

  1. i wear gold with slate over it... i don't like either of the colours on their own, but together i can actually wear them. not a good look for work though, as it's quite dark. the black shadow i use to intensify and smudge out my eyeliner, i quite like the look. i love this pan that palette challenge, as i makes me so much more creative in trying to actually use all the shadows in a palette!

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  2. Hello! Woah, you have a lot to hita pan on. Good luck with the challenge. :) I'm also doing this and I can say that the challenge is harder than it seems. I'm also being careful with dark shadows at work because the HR might call my attention. Anyways, you can use a colored dark shadow to top your eyeliner to create accent. :)

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