Price/Quantity: $42 USD for 8.8 grams. Includes a 5.5 gram eyeshadow primer.
Availability: Amazon, Lorac.com, Sephora, Ulta, Departments Stores
Color Range: 16 colors (8 matte / 8 shimmery)
- White – stark white, matte base with very fine white sparkles
- Cream – pale cream, matte
- Taupe – warm light brown, matte
- Light Pink – very pale pink, matte
- Mauve – light purplish brown, matte
- Sable – medium brown, matte
- Espresso – dark brown, matte
- Black – pitch black, matte
- Nude – light beige, shimmery
- Champagne – light pinky beige, shimmery with silver micro glitter
- Gold – bronzy yellow gold, shimmery
- Light Bronze – medium beige, shimmery
- Pewter – taupey bronze, shimmery
- Garnet – redish bronze, shimmery
- Deep Purple – very dark purple (almost black), shimmery
- Slate – blueish steel grey, shimmery
Smell: These are not fragranced but they do have a very light and inoffensive powdery smell.
Packaging: The palette has a rubberized texture (similar to Nars blush packaging), is thin (1 cm) and lightweight, and clasps shut with a magnet. Overall the palette feels sturdy and the magnet works well at keeping the palette securely closed. The inside of the lid has a large good quality mirror (no distortions) and it also folds all the way back. The names of the eyeshadows are pretty straightforward and are labeled right underneath each pan. All the matte shades are found in the top row and all the shimmery shades are in the second row. I’ve had this palette for a few months and so far it holds up pretty well against fingerprints and eyeshadow marks. What marks do end up on it clean up pretty easily.
Application: These look great without a primer but do look a bit more vibrant and blend more easily over a primer. They don’t cling too much to dry skin or irritate my eyes. When going into the pans with brushes, there is a tiny bit of kick-up from the eyeshadows. The variety of colors offered coordinate well and offer great versatility.
Pigmentation: All the eyeshadows in this palette have excellent pigmentation. Just tapping my finger lightly over one of the eyeshadows leaves a significant amount of color on my fingertip.
Texture: The texture feels buttery smooth and sits smoothly on the eye. When worn with the primer, the matte and darker shades are a bit easier to blend. They are not packed too loosely in the pan but they are somewhat soft. There was a little bit of fallout from the very dark shades but nothing unmanageable.
Longevity: I noticed minor creasing at the 4 hour mark when worn without a primer. When I wore it with the included primer I noticed very slight creasing (hardly noticeable unless looking up close) after about 3 hours and it remained that way till the ninth hour. One little thing about the primer though – it started to separate after having this palette for a few months. In general, the matte shades last a little bit longer than the shimmery ones.
- 16 colors, half of them are matte
- Packaging is compact and lightweight but still feels sturdy
- Large mirror inside lid
- Good Value – $2.625 USD per eyeshadow
- Buttery smooth texture and highly pigmented
- Versatile color and texture range
- The individual eyeshadows are a bit small
- The included primer started separating after a few months
- A little fallout from the very dark shades
Would I buy this again? Absolutely. I personally prefer this over any of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes because the variety is amazing. The Naked Palette contains colors that are a bit more flattering on warmer complexions (not to say that cooler-toned beauties couldn’t make them work) and they don’t have as many matte options. The Lorac Pro Palette has something for everyone and for every occasion. Work, Parties, Traveling, etc. If you love makeup but either don’t have much of a budget to splurge on it or don’t like to have a bunch of clutter then this would be a worthwhile “investment”. The value is amazing considering the variety and excellent quality.