I’m a huge fan of Lorac’s shadows. If you read my post about my favorite eyeshadow formulas, you’ll know just how much I love them. So when I heard they were coming out with a new palette, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I decided to hold off until a sale, though, because I was trying to be good with my money. So when Ulta sent me a coupon for $10 off Lorac, I knew I had to get it.
The packing of this palette is on par with the rest of the Pro Palettes, same design and sleekness, just with a beige packaging. There are 16 shadows in this palette, all warm and neutral toned colors. The shadows definitely lean pink, with most colors being a shade of pink or purple, but there are a few browns in there, and even two blacks.
For the most part, the formulas are the same as in the other Pro Palettes. The only exception is the color Medallion, which is super chunky and patchy. The swatch of the color is also way lighter than it appears in the palette, which is a shame because the color looks so gorgeous in the pan.
When I was looking up reviews of this palette before I had bought it, I noticed a lot of people talking about the versatility it. Most had dubbed it the ‘pale girl palette.’ And honestly, I would have to agree. This palette has so many light and sheer colors in it, that if you have medium to dark skin, the colors either won’t show up on you, or they’ll all look the same. It’s such a shame because these colors are gorgeous, but because of how light most of them are, they won’t really show up well on a lot of skin tones. So that’s a downside to this palette, or a plus if you’re fair and looking for a good palette for you!
As far as the similarity between this palette and the Naked 3, I think they are pretty different. The colors in the Lorac palette lean more pink and brown, where as the ones in the Naked palette lean more purple, rose gold, and taupe. If you have one, the other isn’t a total necessity unless you really love this palette and love pinks. They’re similar enough that you don’t need both, but different enough that you could easily get both and not have a ton of dupes.
So would I recommend this palette? Yes if you have pretty fair skin. It’s gorgeous, and aside from the one dud of a color, the formula in the palette is amazing. If you have medium to dark skin, maybe give it a try and swatch it in store to see if the colors all show up on you. If they do, then definitely go for it, but if only a few of them show up, skip it. There are a lot of pink toned palettes out there, so there’s definitely one that’ll suit your skin better than this one.
Also, a little bit of a side note, but I apologize about the weird lighting in these pictures. I’m back at school and my room here is not designed for pictures. So the next few posts might have pictures that are weird in lighting. So sorry!