I love every single thing about this palette. I mean, the packaging, the feel, the look - there's just nothing like it. The packaging is very sleek, thin, and travel friendly. There is a decent sized mirror on the lid, similar to the ones offered on the Urban Decay Naked palettes. The thing that drew me into this palette was the fact that you get a nice mix of matte and shimmery shades - something that the Naked palettes don't offer. As far as texture goes they feel very velvety, soft, and smooth however they are more on the powdery side so I'd recommend tapping off the excess product on the brush. The blendabillity and pigmentation is great with all of the shadows in the palette. The primer that comes with the palette is quite good and it does seem to help with the staying power of the eyeshadows. Overall I have to say I prefer this palette over any other neutral palettes I own (Naked, Naked 2, The Balm Nude Tude, Etc.)
A bit powdery but you can tap off the excess product and it is so velvety smooth and blends very well!!!! I have ud naked palette 1 & 2 and this palette is definitely my go to at the moment! So amazing. I love that there are matte and shimmer!!!! I spent $42 on it and still cheaper than ud naked 1 & 2 and you get more shadows :) I love to put a shimmery shadow on my lid then blend out with matte colors. Would recommend to anyone :) Great for a simple eye or dramatic. Very versatile
Love this palette. The fact that is has equal amounts of matte and shimmer colors is what makes the difference. They are a tad "powdery" but they apply beautifully and blend really, really well. Very pigmented too.
The only thing I would change is to have more of a matte light brown/tan shade (I am fair skinned, so the matte browns are dark on me) BUT you can't please everyone! I especially love the mauve colors - sooo pretty!! You can make any look with this - simple, smokey, easy, neutral, dramatic....anything really. Love it and SO glad I splurged on this beauty.
I don't own any of the urban decay palettes so I can't compare, but this one is really nice. The colors are beautiful, they go on really smoothly and last a long time if you use the lorac primer underneath. The only thing that annoys me is the messiness of it. The eyeshadows go everywhere as soon as you touch them, and it doesn't help that the palette itself is black. Overall i really like the shadows and have been using them everyday!
I bought this a couple of weeks ago, and I've been playing with it ever since. I love the combinations you can get with this! The shades are half shimmer, half matte, no chunky glitter to be found. It comes with the prettiest highlight shades to some super sexy dark colors to really rev up a look. The only downside, and it's one a lot of other reviewers have mentioned: there's a ton of fallout with these shadows. Be sure to tap the excess off your brush before you apply, or you'll end up with raccoon eyes. Overall, though, the quality is top-notch. You can throw this in your bag for a weeklong trip and be good to go for anything. I like that the packaging is super slim, but I wish it was plastic or metal instead of cardboard. I've gotten a lot of use out of this already, and I'll repurchase if I ever run out.
The only reason I wouldn't buy this again is because it takes me forever to go through palettes, plus when I finish this one I'll want to try something new!
I got this for Christmas this year from my sister and it's probably my favorite thing I received. I think the consistency is great and not too powdery like some have said. It's quite pigmented! They have mostly neutral colors which I like, but the pink and purple in the palette are extremely wearable. My favorite shade in this is definitely Garnet. It's absolutely lovely on blue eyes.
If you're new to high end makeup I definitely recommend this palette. I also have the Naked and Naked 2 palettes, which some people compare to this palette. Perhaps due to the fact that the majority of the shadows are neutral. Now, if you have either one of these palettes or both you can definitely still justify buying the Lorac PRO palette because half of the eyeshadows are matte, which is definitely lacking in the Naked palettes.
One major con for me is the packaging. Like, really? Someone's going to pay $49 for eyeshadow that's packaged in some cheap feeling/looking cardboard material? I think that's kind of ridiculous. Other than that I love this. I just wish the packaging was better.
This palette is just AMAZING. I think if you're just starting to get into makeup and you want an essentials palette, this is a better pick than the Naked 1 or 2 palettes. The Lorac palette has a row of mattes and a row of shimmery colors and they are all gorgeous and apply so smoothly without any creasing on the eyes. They include a range of colors - dark for crease, highlighting colors, lid colors, and even a gray and mauve color. The primer that came with it was nothing special - I don't particularly like or dislike it and I use it occasionally.
An amazing palette worth the money!
Overall, this is a really nice palette. I bought it off a friend that barely used it at all. I LOVE the shimmer shades the most but that being said there is a nice selection of mattes. I find some of the matte shades to be a little on the chalky side but ALL the colors blend BEAUTIFULLY. The black could be a lil more black...it is like a dark grey on my lids. Also the slate grey color comes off with more of a blueish tinge that is pretty but doesnt match the black or the browns as much as I would like. On its own though it is super pretty. The intensity of the shadows is spectacular. The primer that comes with it is decent. It isn't my favorite but is still effective :)
Just picked this palette up this last week and love it! The colors are gorgeous and can be used in a multitude of looks. The mattes are pretty and the shimmer is not too much. There is some fall out but nothing too drastic. The shadows are very buttery in texture and easy to apply and blend. For me the formula used in these shadows seem to near on the side of "a little goes a long way". I foresee me reaching for this palette often.
Bought this palette after watching rave reviews on YouTube. I was really interested in the matte shadows. They are all good quality colors, easy to blend and good color pay off. Just be careful to tap off excess shadow because they do have quite a bit of fall out. I would repurchase.