Hope you are all doing well.
Today I am going to be doing a quick review and some swatches of the limited edition Lorac Mega Pro palette. I purchased mine from Amazon as Lorac is not available in stores here in Australia and it has been in and out of stock since it was released so I am not sure how easily you will be able to get your hands on this palette. Because it is limited edition and could be difficult to get I debated whether or not to post about it but I really wanted to show it to you guys and give you my thoughts.
I am not going to go into full detail about every shade as I am sure you all have probably read heaps of blog posts or seen a tonne of YouTube videos going into great detail on this palette already. I just wanted to do some swatches and give you my two cents worth.
Lets start with the packaging; So this palette comes in the same thin but sturdy cardboard packaging that the Lorac Pro 1 and 2 come in and is a festive maroon colour with gold writing. There is a large mirror inside which is great especially if you are travelling and there are 32 eye shadows in total inside the palette.
The packaging does show up finger prints and marks terribly as you can see from the pictures. You may also see from the pictures where I have tried to clean off the marks and it has almost made it worse. Whilst I love the compactness of the palette, how dirty it looks is a downside for me.
As with the Lorac Pro 1 and 2 half the shades are matte and half the shades are shimmer so you get a great range of shades and finishes. This palette is twice the size of the 1 and 2 and therefore has two rows on the top that are all matte shades and the two bottom rows are all shimmer shades.
Again following the theme of the two permanent palettes the shades are mostly neutral although there are a couple of pops of colour however to me these are still quite neutral shades….I guess it depends on your definition of neutrals!😉
The formula of these shades is just like the other two pro palettes (well I only have the first one but apparently the second one is the same formula as the first and as this palette), the shades are extremely buttery and smooth and blend like a dream. Because they are so pigmented and creamy they do give off a lot of kick up when you put your brush into the pan which does result in a lot of wasted product which is the only downside to the formula. However you can not expect eye shadows to not give some kick up when they are so pigmented and creamy and despite the wasted product I still absolutely adore the formula especially for how easily the eye shadows are to blend out.
This palette would be fantastic for a makeup artist as it contains such a great variety of shades but is also great for any makeup enthusiast and I would highly recommend picking this palette up if you can get your hands on it.
Top Row – Matte Shades
Swatches from left to right – Cream, Fawn, Camel, Sepia, Dusty Plum, Orchid, Mulberry, Espresso
Second Row – Matte Shades
Swatches from left to right – White, Khaki, Brown, Stone, Lilac, Wisteria, Gray, Black
Third Row – Shimmer Shades
Swatches from left to right – Opal, Sand, Copper, Sienna, Apricot, Blush, Merlot, Indigo
Bottom Row – Shimmer Shades
Swatches from left to right – Vanilla, Cashmere, Smokey Topaz, Dusty Rose, Granite, Maroon, Deep Teal, Caviar
Let me know if you have tried this palette and what your thoughts are on it, I would love to hear from you.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money.