One of the few names that you hear often when it comes to neutral palette is the Lorac Pro Palette. The very fact that it has a good balance of matte and shimmer finish eyeshadows makes it very appealing to most.
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!
How it fared:
Lorac Pro Palette is one of the thinnest Palette I own. The cardboard casing is slim but durable. The black outer casing though is very much prone to dirt though. There is a handsome sized mirror within which does a good job.
The Pro Palette come with a mini sized Primer that supposedly helps the shades stay true to color and long staying. With respect to this claim, the mini primer does perform well. Though it is mini sized, the primer will last for a long time as a little goes a long way.
Now coming to the Palette itself, the first row has a series of matte shades and the bottom row series of shimmers/frosts. The eyeshadow pans itself are tiny when compared to most Palettes. While the Naked Palettes have around 0.05oz per pan, Lorac Pro Palette has 0.02 oz. per eyeshadow. Suffice to say, the pans are tinier and it isn’t difficult to hit the pan if you tend to use a shade often.
The texture of the eyeshadows though smooth, tend to be slightly powdery. These tend to be quite powdery in the pan and the touch of the brush tends to pick up more product than usual. The best way to work with the shadow is to tap the brush before application to avoid massive fallouts. The powderiness associated with the eyeshadows though do not translate once applied. These blend smooth and the color payoff is excellent. In fact the color payoff of the eyeshadows are one of the best in the league. The shades chosen for the palette is brilliant. There are enough shades to play around with and it isn’t really difficult to imagine a multitude of looks.
Top Row: White (Matte), Cream (Matte), Taupe (Matte), Lt. Pink (Matte), Mauve (Matte), Sable (Matte), Espresso (Matte), Black (Matte)
Bottom Row: Nude (Shimmer), Champagne (Sparkle), Gold (Shimmer), Lt. Bronze (Shimmer), Pewter (Shimmer), Garnet (Shimmer), Deep Purple (Shimmer), Slate (Shimmer)
Overall Verdict: Lorac Pro Palette is one of the best options for a neutral palette. There is a perfect blend of matte and shimmer eyeshadows with excellent color payoff and smooth texture. The only factor that I am not a big fan of is the powderiness within the pan. But since it doesn’t affect the overall performance of the eyeshadows once applied, it isn’t a deal breaker per say.