I think at this point it’s safe to say that my addiction with Lorac is a real thing; if I am lucky enough to be somewhere where Lorac products are sold, I can’t help buy pick something up. Such was the case a little over a month ago so I added another of their palettes to my collection – this time it was their Pro Matte Eyeshadow palette.
From Lorac’s website:
“This Pro artistry palette is packed with 8 eyeshadows in all the matte shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the Red Carpet. Lorac’s velvet-smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanicals and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes just like a pro.”
$28 USD for 0.144 oz / 4 grams; includes 8 matte eyeshadows
Lorac is quite consistent with their packaging – any Lorac palette I’ve seen has always been made of the same thin yet sturdy cardboard. This one has the same matte black packaging as the original Pro Palette yet is about half of the size, making it compact for travel. I don’t typically like using cardboard palettes for travel because even though they’re nice and light, I find the palette itself gets damaged easily, but I’m making an exception for this one.
No noticeable scent.
SWATCHES & SHADES
Top Row: Bare; Latte; Corduroy; Chocolate
Bottom Row: Linen; Pink Mauve; Burgundy; Jet Black
There’s only one complaint I have about this palette – and it’s the fact that they included two very similar brown shades in it. There really isn’t much difference between Corduroy and Chocolate shadow-wise and I think one or the other would have been sufficient.
What I love about Lorac is their consistency – I own three of their palettes now (including this one) and the mattes in this palette are exactly the same as they are in the other two. Super soft, smooth, easy to blend and build. They are pigmented but not enough that it can cause problems. I do experience a bit of fallout as per usual, although I find the fallout is less with the mattes compared their shimmer formula.
As I’ve stated in my previous eyeshadow reviews, I always pair my eyeshadow with a primer. I have super oily lids and there isn’t a shadow out there that will survive them.
When paired with my eyeshadow primer of choice (Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance), I get approximately 10 hours of wear, after which I start seeing some fading and creasing.
I feel the same way about this palette as I do about the other two I own – I love it. I will be using this mainly for travel as I like how compact it is and it has everything I need to do create basic eye looks. I do feel like it would be a great palette for anyone who likes neutral matte shadows as well and would definitely recommend it.
What’s your go-to eyeshadow palette for travel?