I have never before been as excited to try an eyeshadow palette as I was with the Lorac pro palette. The Lorac pro palette is a much talked about, much hyped, and much loved palette among many beauty bloggers. It is a said to be a must have for any beauty lover and a great palette to suit everybody. Sadly since getting my hands on it in July, I have been decidedly underwhelmed by this palette.
The Lorac pro palette consists of 8 matte shades and 8 shimmer shades. Each colour has a reasonable amount of product and the palette is very lightweight, thin and travel friendly. The palette contains a large mirror and comes with a decent size primer in the box.
The quality of the shadows in the Lorac pro palette are excellent. They are extremely pigmented and there is excellent colour payoff. Some of the matte shadows are a little chalky, but the shimmer shadows are like butter.I am a big fan of matte shadows, so it was good to see so many in one palette. So if they are that good, what is the problem I hear you ask?
Well for me, the problem with this palette is the colours themselves.The colours range in shades from the very light to the very dark and are said to compliment each other. I disagree with this completely. While every other blogger on the planet seems to love the colours in this palette, I just find them very hard to work with on my skin tone. Every single time I use them and try to create a look, all the colours seem to blend into each other and tend to look very muddy. I have tried different combination, different brushes and still I get the same thing. One or two of the colours, such as Garnet and Gold work well on their own, but there is absolutely nothing about this palette that blows me away. I have tried it again and again. Each time I hear someone raving about it, I pull it out and give it another go, only to get the same result.
I have held off writing this review for months, as I neither love nor hate this palette. I do however feel that this palette is incredibly over hyped and it is not as perfect as everyone is saying it is. I find the colours don’t suit my pale Irish skin. On the plus side, for those of you that do want to try this, as I do know this will suit some of you and you will love it, you can now get Lorac products direct to Ireland form Amazon.com and I believe the customs is paid at the check out , so no need to worry about a surprise bill on arrival.
If you have tried the Lorac pro Palette I would love to hear how you got on.