Hi lovelies! Today I’m here to give my view on the popular LORAC Pro Palette. I bought this a few weeks ago but wanted to give it many, many trials before reporting back my thoughts. I’ve used each color enough by now to really be able to explain how they wear and apply! When I first bought this I was under the impression that it was going to be better than my Naked 1 and 2 palettes because of the color variety and the creamy(even though they are powders) shadows. It’s a little different than I thought but I’ve concluded that I do like it better than my Naked. I shall explain why below!
|(From L to R: White, Cream, Taupe, Light Pink, Mauve, Sable, Espresso, Black)|
The first group that I will talk about will be the matte shadows. Now, for both of these swatching photos I swatched a very simple finger swirl. I didn’t try to do it too heavily so you could see how they naturally are. One of the big redeemers of the Pro Palette is that it has a stark white and black. Simple. Necessary. Every look can benefit from having those two colors in it and it’s nice to have it in the same palette so you don’t have to keep switching like I usually do (to my Naked 2 for black, NYX single shadow for white).
Most of the matte shadows are good for all-over-the-lid application but of course since they are matte, they work well in the crease as well. The best colors that I have found for the crease are Taupe and Mauve. Taupe being a slightly darker version of Urban Decay’s ‘Naked’ and Mauve being a slightly warmer/red version of UD’s ‘Taupe’. Confusing. Same name, very different colors.
Espresso is absolutely beautiful in the outer corner and as you can see in the photo it is incredibly pigmented. Black does not work as well as I had hoped as it’s not really as intense of a black when applied on it’s own to the corner or lash line. To solve that, I have been layering it overtop of my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean to deepen the color.
|(From L to R: Nude, Champagne, Gold, Light Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Deep Purple, Slate)|