If there is anything not to like about this palette, I haven’t found it yet! Here’s what to love:
If you’re new to makeup, the shades are all neutral enough to practice with for day or night time wear, and they’re so easy to blend that they practically do it themselves! Unlike some other popular neutral palettes, multiple undertones and complimentary colors are represented here. Garnet and Sable are amazing to pop blue eyes. For green or hazel eyes, Deep Purple offsets your eye color very nicely, while the amber color in brown eyes is perfectly brought out using Gold and Cream. There are smoky colors and highlighting shades, as well as a variety of textures to create virtually any natural look desired.
For the pros, the packaging is awesome. These shadows are housed in super slim, compact packaging. Let me emphasize: it’s totally unobtrusive in a professional kit! Anyone who does makeup professionally can attest to the struggle of making all the things you think you need to bring to a job fit inside of a zip or train case. The matte shades are beautiful, buttery smooth, and never chalky or dry in texture. They make perfect transition shades and truly work on a huge range of skin tones. In fact, this palette is one of my go-to’s for a deeper skinned client, because the color payoff is so brilliant that you never have to worry about blending away your hard work.
This palette has been available for awhile, but every time I use it, I feel like I’m swatching for the very first time! I’ve felt for quite awhile that Lorac is a severely underrated brand. Their products are high quality with great ingredients, sturdy packaging, and fair price points. At $42, this product is a steal compared to palettes from other mid-range brands with a similar quality! Don’t hesitate to add it to your collection – available at Ulta and Lorac.com.