I only purchased a few eyeshadow palettes in 2018 and one of them was another Lorac palette; I’m sure you’re shocked and surprised given how much I’ve raved about the brand in the past 😉 I’ve been using this off and on since November and today I’m here to share my review and swatches of the Lorac Pro 4 eyeshadow palette!
From Lorac’s website:
“Go PRO with LORAC PRO Palette 4! The fourth edition to our original, best-selling PRO Palette, this PRO artistry palette is packed with 8 shimmer and 8 matte eyeshadows. LORAC’s velvety-smooth shadows are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO. PRO Palette 4 comes with a mini Behind the Scenes Eye Primer for stay-true color that lasts; a PRO must-have!
$44.00 USD for 0.32 oz (16 shadows)
This is the standard Pro palette packaging; a sturdy but lightweight cardboard with a matte finish. Inside is a decent-sized mirror with the matte shadows on the top row and the shimmers on the second row.
The colour of this palette is probably my favourite out of all of the Pro palettes – I love the burgundy colour with the silver lettering.
Chantilly, Brûlée, Pecan, Rose Bud, Warm Ginger, Cognac, Amaretto, Black Currant, Soft Pearl, Iced Rose, Begonia, Candlelight, Merlot, Java, Midnight: Mica, Talc, Boron Nitride, Silica, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Black 2 (CI 77266), Carmine* (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).
Silver Mauve: Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Glyceryl Caprylate, Borin Nitride, Silica, Kaolin, Zic Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Methicone, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Cucumis Sativus(Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine* (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Behind The Scenes Eye Primer: Isododecane, Talc, Trihydroxystearin, Polyethylene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Triethylhexanoin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isopropyl Lanolate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, PEG-40 Stearate, Propylene Carbonate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, 77491, 77492).
No noticeable scent.
SWATCHES & SHADES
- Chantilly (matte light cream)
- Soft Pearl (cool pink pearl)
- Brûlée (matte medium cream)
- Iced Rose (rose pearl)
- Pecan (matte light gray/brown)
- Silver Mauve (shimmery silver mauve)
- Rose Bud (matte light pink plum)
- Begonia (bright pink pearl)
- Warm Ginger (matte light butterscotch)
- Candlelight (shimmery light yellow gold)
- Cognac (matte cool light brown)
- Merlot (deep red pink pearl)
- Amaretto (matte red/orange brown)
- Java (medium brown pearl)
- Black Currant (matte deepest plum)
- Midnight (glitter blackest black)
FORMULAS & PERFORMANCE
As per every Lorac Pro palette released, this palette contains 8 pearl/glitter and 8 matte shadows. “Pearl” is just another word for shimmer, with some having subtle glitter in them and others not.
Lorac’s formula is known to be soft, powdery and very easy to blend and I find this palette is mostly consistent, with one exception. The first three matte shades (Chantilly, Brulee and Pecan) are very, very soft and powdery, more than I’ve experienced with other Lorac palettes. I have to tap my brush very gently into the pans to avoid a cloud of fallout and I feel like I’ve made a huge dent in these shadows, despite not using them that much. It is important to note that the pigmentation and blendability isn’t affected by how soft these are.
The rest of the mattes are a little harder packed into the pan and closer to the standard Lorac formula – very smooth, easy to blend and nicely pigmented. Same goes for the shimmers – they’re creamy, smooth and highly pigmented and very easy to work with.
My favourite shades in this palette are Begonia, Soft Pearl and Candlelight – all shimmery shades.
Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
This primer has a thin, lightweight consistency and the slightest hint of an ivory tint with a touch of shimmer. It states that it is oil-free yet I find it slightly oily once rubbed into my skin. Unfortunately, this does not work at all on my super oily eyelids so I always end up decluttering this.
This is my new favourite Lorac palette and dare I say, favourite palette in my collection period – at least for the time being. Mainly because I love the colour scheme; the mix of warm, cool and neutral shades is perfect for creating a variety of looks. At first glance, it looks quite similar to the Unzipped palette (which I’m also a fan of!) but the Pro 4 is a more of a mix of berries and neutrals and the Unzipped is more rosy tones and neutrals.
In addition, even though I hate to beat a dead horse, I must reiterate how much I love Lorac’s eyeshadow formula. Ultimately, it’s just so easy to work with and I’m always pleased with the end result after using them. Even with there being a few issues with the fallout in this palette, I just find their quality to be very consistent.
I think if you’re a fan of Lorac palettes, you can’t go wrong with this one and totally recommend it!
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