Yes, yes and YES! If you can add another palette to your collection, or just want something to play with this is it. I am an NW45 for reference, and the colors are gorgeous. There are many different looks to be created and the pigment is phenomenal. I pull this palette out more than I do my Urban Decay Naked palette, thats how good it it. The colors are half matte, half shimmer and they correspond well with one another. Smokey or daytime looks can be created with this. You get a good amount of shadow within each color square. There is some fallout so tap your brush lightly over the color before applying. The shimmery colors are not obnoxiously so, and will look good even on a more mature face. This hands-down the best palette to come out in a while. I especially like it because its a step away from "naked" overload! Seriously, I love browns too but come on! You can play it safe or do it up with the Lorac Pro. Pricepoint is medium for an eyeshadow palette and the primer is good. My shadow stays on all day and night.
I really love this palette!!! I like the variety of matte and shimmer shades and I love how buttery and pigmented they are! Be careful though because I bought one at sephora and got home and realized a shadow was shattered and had to go back and exchange it so I feel you have to be careful with this. The packaging gets dirty really fast and is like cardboard. I personally prefer this over both naked palettes! I wasn't a fan of the naked palettes and like more matte colors. I feel this palette can do so many mote looks then the naked palette. To get this range of shades from naked you would have to buy both of the naked palettes. I found myself reaching for both palettes for every look and I like that the lorac pro palette has everything I need in one palette!!! I actually think I will be buying a back up once they are back in stock!
After using it continuously for one month, I think it's time to chime in my opinions on this product. I won't be discussing the colours individually since they have been reviewed beautifully by other people here.
*) Seriously buildable & blendable. You can go for subtle, you can be shocking if you want to, and whatever way you choose, those colours will just blend.
*) You can't go wrong with the colour selection. Even if I close my eyes, pick up 3 colours randomly from the palette, I'm sure I can make it work.
*) Minimum fallout.
*) This palette can bring you from daytime to nighttime.
*) Crappy packaging. This is what I get for the price? For the lack of the proper term, I'll just call it cardboard wrapping. The slim size makes it perfect for travelling but that cardboard can't withstand too much shaking.
Will I recommend this product? Yes, under the following circumstances: 1. you are just starting to build your eyeshadow collection, 2. there is a particular colour here that you just can't live without, 3. you are considering this as a gift. Otherwise I'd have to say it's not a must-have item because at the end of the day it doesn't compare favourably with its peers. It is a good product on its own but in the world of makeup, comparison is inevitable. I can find substitutes for most of the colours, both glitter and matte, within Wet & Wild and Sleek palettes collection and still get about the same quality of eyeshadows. *gasp*. Did I just compare drugstore brands with Lorac? Yes, I did. And no, I'm not sorry.
This is a great palette to purchase if you are looking for a good starter neutral palette since you get slightly less product than average, but more color variety with the mattes and shimmers. Here are a few things I noticed:
1. This palette varies depending on where you purchase it from. Some palettes do not have all mattes on the top and all shimmers on the bottom. The WHITE color in my palette has shimmer in it so I really have 7 mattes and 9 shimmers even though the box claims that WHITE is matte. I've heard from several people who purchased this at Sephora who also had a shimmery WHITE. Even though the color is pretty, it's either a production error or false advertising.
2. The quality is good but not the best. I saw various amounts fallout with almost all colors. Some, especially the mattes, apply a bit chalky and uneven. These shadows kick up A LOT of pigment when you grab product onto your brush. I usually have to blow excess off my brush and off the palette - kind of a waste.
3. I love the light, slim packaging but rubber material it gets dirty easily. The outside is prone to smudges and wear. The inside gets dirty with pigment fallout. That might not bother some people but I like my palettes to stay neat and clean.
4. Is the better than the UD Naked palettes? Yes, in terms of color variety. No, in terms of overall quality and packaging. I like because it's perfect for travel.
I'm really happy with this palette. The quality is consistenty good for all shades. One row is all shimmers, and the other is all mattes. They are all well pigmented, smooth and buttery, and can be worn in so many combinations, for both day and night looks. Sable, Taupe and Espresso make good brow fillers, too, for a range of blondes to brunettes. It's a very well rounded palette, and being very sleek and thin, it may just be the only shadows you need for travel, unless you like to have bright colours too. My only complaint is that Champagne has terrible glittery fallout, but I just stay away from it because Nude is a very similar shimmery nude, but without the glitter. Slate seems out of place, being a dark blue-grey. I just don't see this combining naturally with any of the other colours, as they lean more brown than cool grey. I've been absolutely loving Lt Bronze and Gold, paired with Sable or Expresso in the crease. For a quick daytime eye, Nude with Sable is quick, easy and pretty. I do agree that the shadows are very soft, and if you have a heavy hand, you will make a mess. This isn't an issue for me, I'm generally very gentle on my makeup. I personally like the packaging - it's super thin and sleek. I'm generally very clean and gentle with my stuff, so I'm not likely to destroy it or get it dirty and gross. Overall, this is a solid buy, and a classic palette that I think I will often take with me for travel, in addition to frequent home use.
As for the primer - I wasn't impressed. I did experience some creasing and fading by the end of the day. With my usual NARS primer, the looks easily last all day.
My father bought this in New York for me while he was on holiday as I live in New Zealand, and I was so happy with this product! While I don't like the primer (I only like Clarins Instant Light and won't use anything else) the eyeshadows are of amazing quality. It is my go-to palette at the moment as it has an equal range of matte and shimmery shades (unlike palettes such as the Naked and Nude 'Tude palettes which have an uneven selection of matte, shimmery etc) and a wide range of neutrals and versatile colours. The eyeshadows are extemely blendable, lasting and pigmented. I think that if you are the sort of person that doesn't use a lot of bright colours, this would be the only palette you'd ever need! You can create all sorts of different looks with the Pro Palette. Highly recommended (:
Lorac really WOWed me with the PRO palette! I usually just buy UD palettes for their pigmentation and variety, but not necessarily for their functionality. So.... when I saw the PRO Palette it was love at first swatch! :)
For my NC50 skin it is important to only buy quality shadows with superior pigmentation. The PRO palette achieved this! I can easily use this palette every single day with a new look! I sometimes feel like I have a million shimmer shades, so I was ecstatic to see the choice in the palette.
The color payoff in each shade is high and it is as soft as butter. You must be lighthanded when picking up color.The matte shades are my favorite part. I even use Espresso for my eyebrows. love it! Taupe is a great shade for cleaning up the edges of my look. Sable is an amazing transition shade. The black is dead on, love it! I have never used every color but one in any other pre-made palette! The shimmers shade are interesting choices that I love! I use Pewter the most, but Garnet, Deep Purple and Lt. Bronze are all completely unique shades. (I hate how some palettes have 10 golds, with no variety)
The packaging is sleek and feels nice to the touch. Problem is that it is cardboard and I don't see it being super durable. On the other hand, you have to be super gentle with this palette. I have gotten into depotting all my pre-made palette and I know I cannot do this with the PRO palette bc I'm afraid the shadows are too fragile. :-/ I wish Lorac would sell individual shades in pans. But I can't have it al!
Overall: This should be in the arsenal to any MUB! Wonderful quality awesome price of $42 for all the color choices. Amazing combination of matte and shimmer shades. I would recc for anyone who has to get one palette, it is so versatile, you can't go wrong!
This review may be 'flamed' incredulously, but here goes...
I really, really disliked this palette. I pined over it for months but when I got it , I was disappointed at how powdery the shadows were. The slightest tap of my brush created a plume of e/s dust all over the palette and my vanity.
The colors themselves are also not too exciting. The first two of the second row look too similar on the lid. The rest of the colors were nothing out of the ordinary.
I liked the matte shadows but I felt that when worn on the lid the matte and shimmery shadows turned into a muddy mess.
The only thing I Have no complaints about is the primer. Really liked the formula and would consider buying a full size.
I returned this after giving it my best attempts to make it 'work' for me. I'm glad to hear its such a hit with others, but my experience was a bust.
I like but don't absolutely love this product. That being said, it is a great overall product for those of us who like toned-down, soft looks. It's NOT a replacement for UD Naked 1, which has much more rich, shimmery tones.
As always, Lorac's e/s are very soft and blendable. At first, I was disappointed at how small each square e/s is, but each color is richly pigmented so you only need a tiny bit of each when you use them. The packaging is lovely, it's light, thin (perhaps half the thickness of the UD Naked palettes) and made of durable plastic, so it fits nicely against the side of a bag if you need to travel with it. I like that it's not fuzzy or rubbery like other palettes, so it doesn't get dirty as easily and is easy to wipe down.
The color range is well-balanced with good light, medium and dark shades, although I think there's at least 4 different browns in this palette so it leans sliiiightly warm. I love some of the shades more than others. The mattes (top row) are my favorite because they are buttery and well-pigmented without being OVERLY pigmented. The most unique color has to be the "Mauve" e/s because it's a beautiful, light, plummy color. The shimmers (bottom row) range from shimmery to satin-finish, which suits me because I like understated colors that don't look like a glitterfest.
However, am taking off a lippie because despite the great color range, the 4-6 lightest shades tend to look the same on my NC25/30 skin. I think this palette suits fairer skin types more because you can use ALL the colors and get them to show up true to the pan shade, whereas if you're medium-skinned or darker, you may only get good use out of 2/3 or 1/2 of the palette.
EDIT: Bumped this up to 5 stars. Traveling with this palette was a dream because of the packaging's thiness, and I recently fell in love with the dark purple shade. It's an AWESOME smokey and/or crease color.
This is a very nice palette, great quality buttery shadows, great packaging,,,,BUT
If you are like me and already own the 2011 Bejeweled Day & Night palettes, you already own most of these colors already. I really wish Lorac had been more original and gone with different, even slightly different colors. Also the Day & Night palettes were a MUCH better Value for the money (at $56 comes with 32 shadows, 2 blushes, a huge bronzer, 2 eyeliners, and 2 lip glosses). It kinda puts the $42 price tag on the Pro palette to shame.
Here is what is duplicated EXACTLY--same EXACT shade:
Taupe - is in the Day palette (top row 3rd one over)
Black - is in the Night palette (3rd row down 4th one over)
Nude - in Day palette (top left)
Champagne - Night (4th row 1st one)
Lt Bronze - Day (2nd row 2nd one over)
Pewter - Night (2nd row, 2nd one over
Garnet - Day (2nd row , 3rd one over)
Slate - Night (3rd row, 2nd one over)
Here are the shades that are not exact but close enough:
Cream - Day palette (2nd row down, 1st one)
Espresso - Day (1st row, 4th one over)
Gold - Day palette
So in sum, 11 out of the 16 you already have if you have the Bejeweled Day and Night palettes from holiday 2011. So do you need this Pro Palette when you got a much better deal last year? NO!
I bought the Lorac Pro palette but will sadly have to return it. I just don't need all these duplicates. I have better uses for my money
I think the Day and Night palettes are even more convenient since they come with coordinating blushes. No blushes in the Pro palette.
Hope this helps someone out there.