Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Birthday Palette: Lorac Pro

Hey pandas!

What? I'm back? You all thought I had fallen off the face of the planet now didn't you? Well...I sort of did. The last month has really been crazy. I am gearing up to take my first international trip next week, finishing grad school finals, working a ton to save for said trip, and enjoying festivities such as Easter and my birthday. I hope you all have been having a good last few weeks. I have missed you guys!

Speaking of my birthday, remember when I asked you guys for an opinion on a palette to get? Well, I finally made up my mind and it is Lorac Pro!

lorac pro palette

It was a tough decision and you guys gave me so many choices and good ones, at that! It came down to a few things--a mix of matte and shimmer and easy to travel with. 

I have had some time since my birthday to play with it and I am loving it so far! 

lorac pro palette

I love the thin, sleek look of the Lorac Pro Palette ($42), the fact that it comes with a small Behind the Scenes Eye Primer, and the range of neutral colors. The buttery soft feel of them, lack of fallout, and ease of blending make this my new favorite palette!

lorac pro palette

The left side of the palette has a range of sheerer creams, whites, beiges, taupes, and golds...as the names suggest.

lorac pro palette

Above is the matte top row from left to right. These are very light swatches (just one quick dip of my finger into the pan and then onto skin and no primer) so yes they are light, but I am fine with the opacity here.

lorac pro palette

Some shades really stand out, like the gold, and others make for great subtle highlighting and blending shades. The above photo is the shimmer (bottom) row on the left side of the palette.

lorac pro palette

To contrast the lighter half of the palette is a row of mattes and shimmers in darker colors, including a great brown and black that can be used in so many ways (liners, brows..)

lorac pro palette

The mattes are a bit patchy in swatching but blend just fine on my eye. I really, really love the espresso!

lorac pro palette

The shimmers in this section of the palette are so gorgeous! The garnet is definitely a favorite of mine to use in the crease!

I know this palette has been reviewed and loved by so many, but I wanted to show you guys my thoughts and swatches. I created a simple eye look from it below...

lorac pro palette

For this easy, literally one minute look, I patted Light Bronze all over my eyelid and blended Taupe into the crease. I highlighted with Cream.

Glad to be back you guys! If you have the Pro Palette, tell me your favorite combinations!


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23 comments:

  1. AHHHHH you got a LORAC palette yay :D Love the quick & easy look you did here, hope you have lots of fun playing with this one!

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    1. Thanks MM! I have had a lot of fun so far!

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  2. I love this palette - I've done a few tutorials with it on my blog if you want to check it out. My favorite shades are probably Garnet, Gold, Taupe and Sable.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kate I will definitely be checking them out :) I love Garnet as well!

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  3. Beautiful! Have fun on your trip - and now you have the perfect versatile palette to pack! :D

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    1. Yes I do! Which was half the reason I got it, haha. Thanks Larie!

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  4. I have this palette too and it's great for travel! Have fun on your trip!

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  5. I'm so glad you love this palette!!! It's definitely one of my favorites :)
    Are you going to London next week??? So exciting!

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    1. Thanks Ashley, no, next week I will be in Hong Kong! And then London later this year!

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    2. Wow girl!! Have fun in Hong Kong!! That's so amazing :)

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  6. Good choice! All, except slate, are my kind of shades. :) I'm so excited for you for your trip!!! My graduation is tomorrow evening. EEEK! I'll write to you this weekend - fingers crossed!

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    1. Thanks Meesha!! Good luck at your graduation, I am proud of you!! Enjoy the moment!

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  7. Sounds like you've been super busy Margo! I'm glad you're enjoying the palette! Good luck with finals and I hope you have an amazing time on your trip!

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  8. Yay Lorac Pro! I hope you love it! Have a safe trip!!

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    1. I love it! Used it throughout my trip and did everyone's makeup with it as well!

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  9. Wow. You got Lorac Pro. Amazing look created by you.
    Have a great vacation. See ya soon :-)

    http://naturelbellefemme.blogspot.com

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  10. that is so pretty !! have fun doll :) xx
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  11. really beautiful palette and great colors.
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