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LORAC's Pro Palette is perfect for us newbies too! - Clumps of Mascara
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LORAC’s Pro Palette is perfect for us newbies too!

I’ve been doin’ some serious eyeshadow palette lovin’ all season. First there was Too Faced’s Return of the Sexy Eyeshadow Palette  and now LORAC’s Pro Palette. Where in the WORLD have I been? Have y’all seen this palette? The palette that single handily had me putting on eyeshadow?!

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Do you see that? That’s me! That’s me wearing eyeshadow. Weeee! But okay, first things first. Say hi to the palette.

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Details about the palette…

This PRO artistry palette is packed with eight shimmer and eight matte eye shadows in all the shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the red carpet. LORAC’S velvety smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanicals and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line, and define your eyes, just like a pro.

This set contains:
– Mini Behind the Scenes Eye Shadow Primer
– PRO Eye Shadow Palette

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

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I never scooped up either one of Urban Decay’s Naked palettes so I was so excited to see this one. After all, it seemed to embody a lot of what the Naked palettes had: pretty neutrals of various textures. I’m more likely to dive into shades like these instead of vibrant colors anyway. The palette includes 8 mattes and shimmers. The mattes reside on the top with the top with the shimmers residing on the bottom.

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And yeah…usually when I get new products that I plan on showing off on the blog, I wait until I photograph them before I showcase ‘em. That so wasn’t the case with this palette. Hence the random smudges. I couldn’t help it, y’all! It was just too beautiful to not touch.

Time for some swatches!

First up, the mattes:

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TOP: White, Cream, Taupe, Lt. Pink
BOTTOM: Mauve, Sable, Espresso, Black

And then the shimmers…

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TOP: Nude, Champagne, Gold, Lt. Bronze
BOTTOM: Pewter, Garnet, Deep Purple, Slate

Impressive, uh? Both the mattes and shimmers apply absolutely beautifully. The mattes provide rich color and appear creamy on the skin. The shimmers are stunning with a nice and subtle sparkle. Of course I’m a matte lover so those were the ones I found the most use out of. I would have liked to see either the White Cream or Taupe removed and a burgundy in its place. I find that burgundy eyeshadows are spectacular for neutral looks. I could have also done without the 3 similar shads Nude, Champagne and Lt. Bronze. Of course they LOOK different but they are also alike enough to where we could have gotten another shade in the mix. Like a shimmery gray, maybe?

Either way, I think this is a fantastic palette for professional makeup artists, makeup enthusiasts and beauty newbies a like. I managed to crank out several looks using both the mattes and shimmers and I just love how easily the shadows applied. The only downfall would be that applying the shadows can mess up the palette a bit.

Examples…

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Yeah, the fall out is intense. But not so much when applying so I’m okay with that. In fact, I think these shadows will do even better when used wet. I’m not bold enough to try that though. Ha!

Overall, it’s a stellar palette that runs for $42. You can scoop it up at Sephora and Sephora.com.

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  • http://lemonpetit.blogspot.com Monica

    I swatched this palette when I was deciding between this or my Naked palette, and I hate to admit that I might’ve been better off with the Lorac Pro palette instead. This is pure texture and the matte’s are amazing! Plus, this palette offers a better color range.

    • Brittany

      I haven’t tried the Naked palette but I am in loooove with this one.

  • http://makeupmew.com Sue Lin

    I’m a matte lover too! I just have to appreciate a palette that names colors as they are, which is pretty rare for shadows these days! I’m drooling over your swatches. Definitely gotta stash this palette.

    • Brittany

      I know, right? Way to go, LORAC!

  • http://www.moxiereviews.com Moxie

    I’ll have to check out this palette. Love your swatches!

    • Brittany

      Thanks lovely!

  • Virginia

    I love the pigmentation!

  • http://kinkycurlyliebe.wordpress.com KCL

    I like how pigmented it is but oi, the price is making my pockets throb in pain lol. Need a dupe STAT!

  • http://eyeshadoweyeliner.blogspot.com Aaliyah

    I have been trying to fight the temptation of buying this palette! I may get it during the sephora friends and family sale though! This palette seems amazing!

    • Brittany

      That’s right! The sale is coming around the corner so that would be a good time to snag it.