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Lorac Mega Pro Palette – Review & Swatches

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Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all doing well.

Today I am going to be doing a quick review and some swatches of the limited edition Lorac Mega Pro palette. I purchased mine from Amazon as Lorac is not available in stores here in Australia and it has been in and out of stock since it was released so I am not sure how easily you will be able to get your hands on this palette. Because it is limited edition and could be difficult to get I debated whether or not to post about it but I really wanted to show it to you guys and give you my thoughts.

I am not going to go into full detail about every shade as I am sure you all have probably read heaps of blog posts or seen a tonne of YouTube videos going into great detail on this palette already. I just wanted to do some swatches and give you my two cents worth.

Lets start with the packaging; So this palette comes in the same thin but sturdy cardboard packaging that the Lorac Pro 1 and 2 come in and is a festive maroon colour with gold writing. There is a large mirror inside which is great especially if you are travelling and there are 32 eye shadows in total inside the palette.

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The packaging does show up finger prints and marks terribly as you can see from the pictures. You may also see from the pictures where I have tried to clean off the marks and it has almost made it worse. Whilst I love the compactness of the palette, how dirty it looks is a downside for me.

As with the Lorac Pro 1 and 2 half the shades are matte and half the shades are shimmer so you get a great range of shades and finishes. This palette is twice the size of the 1 and 2 and therefore has two rows on the top that are all matte shades and the two bottom rows are all shimmer shades.

Again following the theme of the two permanent palettes the shades are mostly neutral although there are a couple of pops of colour however to me these are still quite neutral shades….I guess it depends on your definition of neutrals! 😉

The formula of these shades is just like the other two pro palettes (well I only have the first one but apparently the second one is the same formula as the first and as this palette), the shades are extremely buttery and smooth and blend like a dream. Because they are so pigmented and creamy they do give off a lot of kick up when you put your brush into the pan which does result in a lot of wasted product which is the only downside to the formula. However you can not expect eye shadows to not give some kick up when they are so pigmented and creamy and despite the wasted product I still absolutely adore the formula especially for how easily the eye shadows are to blend out.

This palette would be fantastic for a makeup artist as it contains such a great variety of shades but is also great for any makeup enthusiast and I would highly recommend picking this palette up if you can get your hands on it.

Top Row – Matte Shades

Swatches from left to right – Cream, Fawn, Camel, Sepia, Dusty Plum, Orchid, Mulberry, Espresso

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Second Row – Matte Shades

Swatches from left to right – White, Khaki, Brown, Stone, Lilac, Wisteria, Gray, Black

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Third Row – Shimmer Shades

Swatches from left to right – Opal, Sand, Copper, Sienna, Apricot, Blush, Merlot, Indigo

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Bottom Row – Shimmer Shades

Swatches from left to right – Vanilla, Cashmere, Smokey Topaz, Dusty Rose, Granite, Maroon, Deep Teal, Caviar

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Let me know if you have tried this palette and what your thoughts are on it, I would love to hear from you.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money.

Lorac Pro To Go Palette – Review and Swatches

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Hi Everyone!

Today I am going to do a quick review on the Lorac Pro To Go palette. If you are from Australia like me you will not be able to purchase this palette in stores as Lorac is not stocked anywhere here.

I got this palette off a makeup sale facebook page as someone was selling it brand new on there and had proof of authenticity so I just had a lucky find. I have heard of people getting it off Amazon or eBay but I don’t know if there are fakes on those sites or not. You may be able to purchase it somewhere online in America and use a shipping forwarding company to ship it to you but I am not sure about that either as I haven’t tried it.

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This palette comes in the same black cardboard rubber sort of packaging as the normal pro palette and besides the fact that it shows up finger prints really badly I really like this packaging as it is very sleek and compact. It folds out and has a mirror on the eye shadow side and also comes with two small brushes, one blending and one angled.

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This palette comes with six eyeshadows and like the original pro palette one row is all matte and one row is all shimmer which I love because you get a great variety of shades and finishes. This palette also comes with two blushes and a bronzer on the other side so it makes for a perfect travel palette because it is small but has so many products in one.

The top row of eyeshadows are all shimmers and it contains the following shades;

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Swatches from Left to Right – Pearl, Chai, Mink

Pearl – This is a pinky pearl highlight shade

Chai – I love this shade, it is a really pretty warm bronze shade, perfect for all over the lid

Mink – This is a cool toned dark taupey/gray shade

The bottom row is all matte and has the following shades;

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Swatches from Left to Right – Shell, Cafe, Black

Shell – This is a cream shade

Café – This is a warm mid toned brown that is perfect for the crease

Black –This is just a plain matte black which is perfect for smoking out looks or to use as liner

The two highlight shades, Pearl and Shell are larger in size than the other four shades. This seems to be becoming a trend in palettes now to make the highlight shades larger as most people use them more than the other shades.

The quality of these eye shadows will not disappoint, it is the exact same smooth, buttery and highly pigmented formula as the original pro palette and I have never found eye shadows like this anywhere before. They are so creamy and blendable it is amazing and I highly recommend Lorac pro eye shadows.

The blushes on the other side of the palette are also an amazing quality, very smooth and blendable. There are two blushes and one bronzer in the following shades;

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Swatches from Left to Right – Bronze, Pink, Coral

Coral – This is a peachy, pink coral shade with some very fine gold shimmer. It looks similar to NARS orgasm and would be a very flattery shade on so many skin tones.

Pink – This is a matte mid toned pink, I like this one as it is not too warm or too cool, it’s a nice in between.

Bronze – This is a matte bronzer that again like the pink blush is not too cool or too warm toned, it is a nice in between and I think it would look good on so many skin tones.

Overall I love this palette, the quality is amazing and the shades are beautiful and it is perfect for everyday or for travelling. Let me know in the comments below what your favourite Lorac products are.

Disclaimer:

All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money. I am not being paid or sponsored to do this review and all thoughts are my own.