Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Review :: LORAC PRO Palette

As you guys very well know, I am not one to run to my closest Sephora (or Ulta or drugstore) to buy a product as soon as it comes out. I am more of a let's-wait-for-the-dust-to-settle kind of girl. It's not that I am not curious about whatever everyone else is talking about. It's just that if I see a beauty guru using or adding the product to their favorites after a while, it has more value and credit to me than just telling people "go buy it because it's new." This is pretty much what happened when I found out about the LORAC PRO Palette: I heard/saw reviews, I stayed away, I saw/heard some more reviews, I got curious, I checked it out at Sephora, I stayed away again, I went to PHAMExpo, I gave in & bought it, I tried it on, and I L♥VE IT!

Lorac claims, "Go PRO with the LORAC PRO Palette! Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this PRO artistry palette is packed with 8 Shimmer and 8 Matte Eye Shadows in all the shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the Red Carpet. LORAC’S velvety-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. PRO Palette Contains 16 Eye Shadows and a Mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer for stay-true color that lasts, a PRO must-have!"

Will they live up to their claims? Let's take a look...☺
Price point? 
This palette is $42; however, according to the LORAC website, this palette is a $110 value. That would mean, each eyeshadow is worth about $6.88 but they are selling them for $2.63 each as part of this kit. Not a bad price per eyeshadow, considering most high-end single eyeshadows are about $10+ and drugstore single eyeshadows are anywhere between $2-9.
I also think the price is fair as a palette in comparison with others (like Urban Decay's Naked, Naked2, or Smoked Palettes) that are $50 & come with 12 eyeshadows. The LORAC PRO comes with 16 eyeshadows.

Where can you find it?
You can find it at LORAC's website, Sephora, and Ulta (and their respective websites, of course). 

How's the packaging?
The packaging is made of thick cardboard that is simple yet chic with a black cover that feels almost leathery. It's comfortable to hold because it's very thin in width & depth. Also, it's very convenient to travel with as it does not require much space in a makeup bag.

LORAC Pro Case