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?!
Do you see that? That’s me! That’s me wearing eyeshadow. Weeee! But okay, first things first. Say hi to the palette.
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:
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
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.
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:
TOP: White, Cream, Taupe, Lt. Pink
BOTTOM: Mauve, Sable, Espresso, Black
And then the shimmers…
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.
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.