As mentioned in my makeup haul post, a few weeks ago I was in Ulta which = Lorac for me; I picked up a few things, including this limited edition, Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette and today I’m reviewing it!
From Lorac’s website:
“The fearsomely beautiful palette includes six brand-new shades of our Color Source Buildable Blush and Light Source Illuminating Highlighters, inspired by the beauty and brilliance of the film’s new heroine, Carina Smyth. Our silky-smooth matte and satin blushes and highlighters are paraben free and infused with anti-aging antioxidants such as Pomegranate, Acai, and Vitamins A, C, and E. These complexion-enhancing formulas can be dusted on lightly for a soft, natural look or layered for dramatic results.”
$30 USD for 0.54 oz/15.42 g of product total.
This design of this palette is a lightweight but sturdy cardboard and has a very similar design and feel to their Pro eyeshadow palettes. It opens book-style and inside you’ll find a nice sized mirror. While I’m not the biggest fan of cardboard palettes, I do like how compact this one is and think it would work well for travel.
None of the powders have any noticeable scent.
OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFO
- Assembled in the U.S. of U.S. and Non-U.S. materials (interesting…)
- Limited edition
SWATCHES, FORMULAS & SHADE DESCRIPTIONS
- Fortune: Shimmer; pearly white highlight
- Lost Soul: Matte; warm beige blush
- Destined: Shimmer; peach with a slight gold shift highlight
- Caribbean: Matte; neutral mauve blush
- Star Reader: Shimmer; gold with a slight blue/green shift highlight
- Bold Spirit: Shimmer; warm rosy pink blush
Prior to this, I had never tried any of Lorac’s face products but I had high expectations of them, given my positive experience with their eyeshadow palettes. I’m happy to report that they have lived up to those expectations – they are super soft, buttery and smooth and very pigmented. I’m not always a big fan of pigmented blushes and highlights as I tend to use a heavy hand when applying both; that said, in this case these practically blend themselves so if I apply too much, it’s an easy fix. In addition, I think anyone with a deeper skintone is really going to appreciate the level of pigmentation and colour payoff on these.
Lasting power was decent as well – I got around 8 hours of wear with all of these before they started to fade away.
In terms of shades, there isn’t anything in this palette that I don’t really like. If I had to complain about anything, it would be that Lost Soul isn’t really a blush shade I would normally wear and I do find it looks a little muddy with my skintone. That said, I can easily use this as a bronzer. I also find I have to use a very light hand with Star Reader, otherwise that blue/green shift can look a little odd on me. Otherwise, I find I can wear all of the other shades with ease.
Lastly, similar to their eyeshadow formula, these are super soft and a little powdery, meaning you need to tap your brush off if you want to avoid fallout.
I am super happy with this purchase; I think it was a phenomenal deal and I’ve really been enjoying using this over the last few weeks. Unfortunately this palette is limited edition; it’s no longer available on Ulta’s website but it still showing as in-stock on Lorac’s website and you may still be able to find it in-store. Now that I’ve gotten a taste for Lorac’s face products, I only want to try more! I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to pick up another of their cheek palettes or single blushes or highlighters the next time I’m at an Ulta!
Thanks for reading!