Today’s post is a bit different than usual, but definitely very exciting! I’m stoked to be a part of a giveaway where one person will receive the new Lorac Mega Pro 2 palette! Plus, the winner will receive a Nyx Liquid Suede lipstick in “Sandstorm.” This giveaway will end this week, so make sure to enter, and share this with your friends if you want! May the odds be ever in your favor 🙂
Have a great day!
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Hello, today I have a swatch post with review! I’ve had this palette for awhile now, and I’ve been meaning to review it and just kind of…forgot. I get distracted easily, mostly by lipstick. I feel bad that I forgot because this is a really cute little palette! If you’re interested, just keep reading!
So, this is my second every Lorac product ever. I bought the Vintage Vixen palette on Black Friday, and that palette is my baby. I keep that little gem in my “everyday” acrylic case so that it’s by my side at times that I’m sitting down doing my makeup.
I got an email saying that Hautelook was having a sale on Lorac products again, so I made sure to be at my computer when the sale started because I had my eyes on this palette. I went to go put it in my cart and got the dreaded “on hold” message and my heart stopped. I thought I had missed out on the one thing I wanted, but I was able to add it into my cart about 5 minutes later.
Hautelook really knows how to play with my emotions during makeup sales.
Anyway, this palette is so cute and compact. It comes in a nude shaded snakeskin case, and is the perfect size for traveling. There is a mixture of 7 shimmer and matte shades in this palette, and that in general makes my heart swell. I love a palette with a good balance between shimmer and mattes.
Personally, I feel that any smaller palette meant to travel needs a few matte shades and a few “bam” shades to take a look from day time to night time. It doesn’t take a ton of shades in a palette to achieve that, it’s just about finding the right shades that truly compliment each other in multiple ways.
This little Lorac palette definetely delivers in that area. This is a very warm toned palette, so if warm tones aren’t your thing then you may want to steer clear.
Pigmentation: These shadows are very pigmented, that was one of the first things I noticed when I swatched them on my arm. They all applied very smooth, and they are super buttery and creamy. Even the lightest matte shade showed up on my arm, and that rarely happens when I swatch cream shades on my skin. Color me impressed.
Blendability: Pretty sure that word doesn’t exist, but we’re going to use it anyway today. These blend beautifully! I’m not too surprised after using the Vintage Vixen palette though. One of the reasons why I reach for that palette so often is because even though it’s all matte shades, all of the shades still blend like a dream. That and Lorac shadows are always constantly raved about on blogs and on youtube. It’s one brand that I understand why people are always hyping up in terms of shadows. These are very high quality.
Versatility: This palette can create a great range of looks! From matte day time looks to shimmery glamorous looks, the colors are there. I live for that camel brown and warm light brown shade in the palette. So damn gorgeous. I’m a neutral kind of person, whether it’s warm or cool tones, and this palette just makes my neutral little heart so happy.
Overall thoughts: I probably gave this away throughout the post, but I love this palette. It’s very high quality and the shadows are incredible. There is a great mixture of matte and shimmer shades to create both day time and night time looks, and the packaging makes it easy to travel with. I got this on sale off Hautelook for $15, and I know they’ve been on there several times before when Lorac was the featured brand. So, if you’re drooling over this pretty arrangement of eyeball colors, then definitely snag one during their next sale!
As always, thank you so much for reading and I hope you are all having wonderful days!
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I almost squealed when I got this in the mail today. I’ve never tried anything from Lorac, but I’m always seeing bloggers use the pro palettes on Youtube, so I figured this is a quality brand. I waited patiently for this to go live on the Ulta site and was able to order one, along with some other things that I needed anyway. I still can’t believe this palette was only $12? Such a steal.
Here are the swatches from the Vintage Vixen palette, and oh my gosh. Matte/Vintage lovers dream right here. The lightest shade would not swatch on my skin at all, but it’s just because I am super pale. These shades glide on so easily though. I can tell why so many bloggers love Lorac so much. Very high quality, and the amount of product in this palette is great as well.
I did not get the other palette simply because I didn’t see myself using it. I didn’t want to order something just because it’s “limited edition” and then not use it. I collect makeup to an extent, but I do use what I buy (or at least try to).
Did anyone else snag one of these beautiful palettes? I can’t wait to play with it more and create some vintage/pin-up looks with it. I already have a cut crease look in mind 🙂