Lorac Pro Palette:Review and Swatches

Being makeup obsessed it is not very often that a beauty product comes along that really impresses but the Lorac Pro Palette really knocked the wind out of my sails (in the best possible way of course)!! I had heard so much about this on other blogs and on Youtube but never in a million years did I expect it to be this wonderful.

Lorac pro

The Lorac pro palette on first glance is simply another neutral nude toned eyeshadow palette…..but what makes it so different???

Well let me begin…

The shadows themselves are super pigmented and feel like butter to touch which makes them super easy to blend. The shades are the usual basic browns and golds etc. but there is something very different. They all have their own little “je ne sais quoi” that makes them stand out above all the other brands on the market. If someone asked me “what is the best eyeshadow palette in the world” I would simply say this beauty as it genuinely is just that.

Lorac Pro Palette full

In the palette you receive sixteen different shadows. Eight are matte while the other eight are shimmery or contain sparkle in some form. So let’s see what each shade looks like 😯

First up is the matte shades (well some of them do have a slight amount of glitter in them but this is undetectable on the skin):

Lorac Pro swatches 1

White as the name suggests is a matte white shade. It can be built up to be a very opaque white which is very difficult to find as the whites in other ranges can often be very washy looking. It can be a little bit chalky at times but if you pat it on the eye it doesn’t look as bad.

Cream is a beautiful beige shade with some pinky peach warm undertones. This is stunning used as an under brow highlight if you have a really heavy glittery eye and want to balance the eye out with a more matte shade.

Taupe is a medium brown with warm undertones. If I am doing a smokey eye I like to pop a bit of this shade above the darkest crease shade to blend out any harsh edges. This is also a great crease colour for a neutral everyday smoky eye.

As the name suggests Light Pink is infact a light pink shade but with cool undertones and again another matte finish shadow. This is lovely used in the inner two thirds of the eye along with Mauve to create a very subtle washed out eye.

Mauve is a favourite of mine. It is a pale pinky plum shade. I love to use this in an everyday makeup look and to smoke out the lower lash line.

Sable is a medium to dark warm toned brown. This shadow feels like butter and is definitely one that I reach for most often from this palette. It blends like a dream and looks stunning on all eye colours.

Espresso is one of the most pigmented of the matte shades. It is a brown based taupey shade with a slight hue of plum. This can be difficult to blend so I tend to just apply this in the outer V of the eye and maybe on the lower lash line if creating a dark eye.

Black is a medium black matte shade. This is amazing for creating a full on black smoky eye but it definitely needs an eye base first and then pat the shadow on over the base to create a look like I have created below.  If you want to see all the other products I used to create the below look then click here

Smokey Black eye face of the day




So now on to the more shimmery shades…..oh wait until you see them, they are to die for:

Lorac Pro swatches 2

Nude is a champagne beige shade and is my go to highlight shade from the entire palette. This brightens up any eye look you have created and adds a little shimmer to even the mattest of looks. The texture of this shadow is so soft so very easy to work with.

Champagne is very similar to Nude except it has a more pinkish undertone. This doesn’t seem as shimmery as Nude and tends to have bigger glitter particles but this is still a shade that I do reach for.

Gold is by far my favourite shade in the entire palette. This is a really rich, medium copper shade that is almost metallic looking when patted onto the lids. This is my go to shade for a copper smoky eye and is well loved by anyone I have used it on.

Light Bronze is a peachy shade with some warm undertones. This is again lovely for a light smoky eye or for use all over the lid during the day with a light shade in the crease.

Pewter is a shimmery taupe medium to dark brown with some cool undertones. Another beautifully buttery shades which makes blending a doddle.

Garnet…..oh what can I say? Just simply stunning. This is a medium copper shade with reddish undertones. This is to die for all over the lid and lightly blended into the crease. It looks great on alot of eye colours but especially on lighter eye colours. This shade is very pigmented and like gold is almost metallic looking on the eyes.

Deep Purple is a very blackish purple shade. It does have some warm undertones though and some plum glitter flecks running through it. This can be a little powdery so patting is the best application for this baby.

Slate is the final colour in the palette and one that I don’t reach for too often and I am not quiet sure why as it’s a beautiful shade. This is a dark cool toned grey with some micro glitter particles running through it. Definitely need to make use of this shade in the future.

So there you have it the sixteen beautiful shades in summary, so what do you think is your favourite shade? Mine have to be Gold, Garnet and Nude. Oh wow!!

The only downfall for this palette would have to be the packaging. It is impossible to keep clean as it has an almost matte velvet feel to it and to make it worse it is black. It is somewhat Narsesque which for me is not a good idea at all. The palette itself is really thin and it looks very sleek but it just does nothing for me. Another downfall would have to be the inside of the palette. The eyeshadows simply sit into the packaging and have the same type of material that the rest of the palette is made from and so there is no protection to keep the shadows messing up the inside of the palette and hence this can get very messy. Only for the quality of these shadows are soooo amazing I would be seriously turned off by the non practical packaging.

IMG_2910You also get a mini Lorac eye primer free with this palette which is a great extra as it is a lovely product.

So now I know you are all curious to know where I bought my Lorac pro palette? Well, short answer is Ebay. Lorac is available from the USA and even for people visiting the states it can be difficult to get your hands on. The seller I bought it from no longer has them for sale but there are many people selling these on Ebay at the moment (just be sure to check for positive feedback from previous people who bought it before you buy it). Depending on the seller this palette will set you €45-€60 including packaging. Even at the higher end of the price scale I think this is well worth the cash for sixteen shadows that will change your eye makeup forever.

So what do you think of the Lorac Pro palette? Will you be purchasing this or have you already tried it out? Let me know what your favourite eyeshadow palettes are and why in the comments below.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post and I hope you found it useful in deciding if you want to buy this or not. I have to be honest and say everyone needs a Lorac Pro palette in their collection, especially makeup artists.

Have a great day

Anita XXX




  • Reply
    June 8, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Wow, this was such an interesting post. Really love the colours of the palette. Now I’m considering of buying new eyeshadow. Looking forward to read more posts from you.
    Really enjoyed reading this.

    Have a nice day!


    • Reply
      June 8, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      Hi Margot,
      Thank you so much for your comment. This is my favourite palette ever and I have a lot of makeup. Glad you enjoyed the post and thank you for your lovely comments. Have a lovely day too xx

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