Rated 4.47 out of 5 stars
This new Lorac formula seems to be hit and miss with people, but I love it! I like that you get two more shimmers than mattes instead of 50/50 like the other pro palettes.
The mattes are buttery, though slightly powdery, and they do kick up a bit in the pan if you go in hard. I don't, however. No tapping off "excess." Instead I dip my brush once into a matte, blend onto my lid, then repeat to build up. I get zero fall out or mess this way.
The tones of these mattes are the kinds of tones I use everyday; from light neutral transitional browns to midtoned cool-leaning mauve to cool taupe to reddish browns. The palette lacks deepening mattes, but I can pull out singles for that purpose.
The shimmers! Perfect tones for me. They are gorgeous and I love this formula. Some are glittery, others are smooth, bright metallic. The glittery shades are more loosely pressed and are proned to hard pan, so I never use my finger to apply. Brushes only. I use a Glitter glue or setting spray with the Glitter finishes as well, otherwise I'll experience fallout. They're still very pretty and wearable dry, I just prefer to prevent any fallout. The metallics don't need Glitter glue or a spray, they apply almost true to pan onto the lids with a brush.
I can make the prettiest eye looks with this palette. Unlike some palettes out there, not a single shade is a dud and I will use every single one of them. Some more than others, like the pinky Duochrome which is my favorite shade of Duochrome eyeshadow (similar to the 2018 limited edition Stylishly Merry from M @ c, which I own three of). Now I have something very similar in this palette to choose from. Other brands have released shades like this over the years and it has become very popular for good reason.
All in all its a great value for this well-executed color story of lots of high quality eyeshadows in varying finishes in one sleek, compact palette.
Yes, the quality of the mattes are wonderful and the shimmers look beautiful and have that sparkly texture I want in my shimmers! ---> BUT the shimmers are actually not as good as I thought they would be. When comparing side by side to other shimmery formulas I love - these ones just didn't do it for me. And there are way too many shimmers in the same color family & saturation value for me to want to keep the palette. I actually wish there were more mattes because they are so buttery & soft. But I found most of the shimmers to be repetitive and didn't hold a candle to the Glam Shop shimmers or even Huda.
One great thing is that the pans are removable! If I could get this palette for half price, then it may be more worth it to me. Would love for them to come out with palettes with more matte shades, in a wider variety of dusky colors, with a more shiny shimmer formula (they are so close!). For a mainstream brand - this isn't bad and I understand all of the ☆☆☆☆☆ ratings, but if you have a larger collection and have tried some nice Indie makeup - this one may not do it for you either.
Mysitia from Tucson Arizona
I truly have found my holy grail! this pallette has everything I want and more.
it blends out with no effort. having a 1 year old running around the less work I have to do the better! the color story is truly perfect. there isn't one color in the pallette i will not be using.
Tiffany C from Midland Tx
I've always been a morphe girl but decided to buy these on the 21 days of beauty and i dont regret it they lasted, they were blend able, the shimmers were amazing! I love these pallets for a night look! Or even a simple day look. I read comments were ppl thought it was to glittery but I honestly feel like there perfect I will be purchasing again❤️
JC from California
Smooth, but the colors are light and take a lot to build
tash from WA
Melissa from Louisville
I am a HUGE Lorac eyeshadow fan. I have almost every pro palette, and Lorac's shimmer formula is my absolute favorite. I loved Soleil and Noir (minus a couple of Noir shades.)
I was so disappointed in this palette! The mattes are great and exactly what you'd expect from this brand, but more than half of the shimmers are just so glittery - and many of those are translucent and difficult to build. Only 4 of the non-matte shades are actual shimmers that don't get glitter everywhere. I was so disappointed in this palette. If the glitters were shimmers or metallics this would have been a perfect palette!
Steph from Tahoe
I am a middle skin tone. This was a disappointment. I got it because of the glittery shadows but they have very little pay off of any. I have tried a white base, a skin colored base and a black base. Nothing really works. It also doesn't stay for a long time.
Molly's Take from Gibraltar, Mi
I have used this palette twice and I am so happy with it. The colors blend so beautifully and don't muddy up into each other. I can't wait to create more looks!
k from tacoma, wa
I was pretty excited for this palette to arrive but when I opened the box, I realized the shimmer shades are a lot more glittery than a true shimmer. The colors are pretty but it's just a bit too sparkly for me, so unfortunately I'm gonna be returning this one
Christi from La
I have always loved this brand. and this palette is great for someone more experienced or a beginner that needs a go to
PENNI from AZ
This is my second time ever trying lorac and the first time being the soleil palette which was amazing, it was pigmented and blended like a dream so when this palette was released I knew I would purchase it. The color story is a lot more neutral and not warm neutral like the pic shows and some of the shimmers are not as good as the soleil. Out of the the top row almost every shade looks the same. At least this palette is magnetic and I can create the perfect palette between the 2 that I already own.
Twinma13 from Wisconsin
I waited sooo long for this palette to come back in stock online. I finally got a hold of it and I'm sadly NOT IMPRESSED and ultimately decided to return it.
Lorac used to be one of my favorite brands. The shades are pretty, but it doesn't look like it's picture!
Amanda from Ohio
Mattes are pretty typical buttery lorac mattes. shimmers can be a little tricky as a lot of them have loose glitter that kinda gets everywhere. Shimmer formula seems pretty different than the other new formula lorac palette I have. Color story is very pretty though imo
Charmed By Meghan from North Carolina
MysticRuby from DFW
The colors really attracted me to this palette and it's pigmented quite well (always use eyeshadow primer before applying). Overall super happy with my purchase 😊
catbutt from seattle
love it. some are glitters, others are true shimmers, and I usually mix this with another palette. however formula is great and everytime I wear it I get compliments.
Denise from Tampa,Florida
This palette has a well thought out color story. The quality of the shadows are superb. Great pigmentation,easy to blend and long lasting. I use a good primer always. I own a lot of eye shadow palettes and recognize a winner. Sold out most places.
aka Sophia from Mesa, AZ
I have always loved Lorac's eyeshadow formula and get excited when they come out with a new palette/s, which are few and far between. The formula of the mattes is easy to apply (blends, builds and pigmented). I think it's one of those underrated brands and if more people actually tried it they'd be wonderfully surprised. I especially love the variety of the shimmer formulas because they range from satin which I prefer on my mature lids to beautiful shimmers and high shine metallics. This palette I'd wonderful. Love they added some color to this palette. I highly recommend it.
Amy Lynn from Milton, PA
Really enjoying all the new pro palettes! This palette is absolutely stunning! The new formula is wonderful. Shimmers are beautiful and mattes are blendable and buildable. I've created some great looks. The palette also folds out and comes with a key to pop shades out to re arrange or put in another palette. The pans however are smaller than most normal shadow pans so you can only really use lorac pro shades in the palette.
Paige the Cosmetologist from Akron, OH
I really love Lorac's palettes. They're so easy to blend and great for all skin tones. This is my 3rd one! I love this one because the color story is gorgeous. The green in the palette is my FAVORITE!!! Ugh I love it. Perfect night time palette, perfect for date night.
Jill I. from Springfield, OR
I love Lorac eyeshadows. The colors are highly pigmented and apply great.
Era from USA
I'm not really a neutral girl but something about this palette really called to me. It's neutrals but with a twist and a surprising amount of dimension. A beautiful palette. The formula is so easy to use and blend, I can already tell this is going to be a favorite.
DD from Oregon
I bought this as a gift. Colors are beautiful. Sad that you are no longer including the eye primer sample in the package.
Brenda P from Pittsburgh, PA
I have always been a big fan of Lorac products and these shadows did not disappoint!
Hannah from MI
These shadows outperform my Natasha Denona shadows!
Ceci from USA
This palette is amazing. These muted but still-interesting neutrals are my JAM. I've never tried Lorac's formula before, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but the mattes are very buildable and much easier to blend than the super-pigmented formula that so many hot brands seem to do (and I dislike). The shimmers are a variety of formulas—some smooth metallics, some sheer glitter toppers, some sparkly duochromes! All of them work nicely with a dry brush (not sure if that other reviewer was expecting the sheer ones to go on opaque and foiled or what, but I've used every shimmer in the palette with multiple flat brushes and they apply dry super easily). I especially love the bronze-green duochrome, the super-sparkly olive, the metallic bronze, and the sparkly pink-gold duochrome.
A lovely surprise was that the pans are magnetic and a key's included to pop them out!! I immediately switched mine around to a more inspiring layout and love that it'll be easy to change again when I feel the desire.
5 stars all the way. I hope this is permanent because I'll absolutely be buying again when I hit pan.