LORAC PRO Palette 2: Review, Pics, Swatches

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Purchased by me


The LORAC PRO Palette 2 is the stunning sequel to the original PRO palette created by LORAC founder and celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw.  

LORAC PRO Palette 2  ($42) is jam-packed with 8 Shimmer and 8 Matte eye shadows in both warm and cool shades to create a myriad of looks from everyday office to a night on the town. LORAC’s velvety-smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanicals and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO.

The entire PRO Palette 2 Contains 16 Eye Shadows and a Mini Behind the Scenes Eye Primer for stay-true color that lasts, a PRO must-have! By the way, Behind the Scenes Eye Primer is easier to apply than Too Faced Shadow Insurance and not as thick as Urban Decay Primer Potion. It rivals them both!

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Top Row: Buff (Matte), Lt. Brown (Matte), Cool Gray (Matte), Nectar (Matte), Plum (Matte), Navy (Matte), Charcoal (Matte), Black (Matte)

Bottom Row: Snow (Shimmer), Beige (Shimmer), Rosé (Shimmer), Mocha (Shimmer), Chrome (Shimmer), Silver (Shimmer), Jade (Shimmer), Cocoa (Shimmer)

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Buff is a matte, pale, yellow-toned beige with a soft silky texture, but it is a bit powdery. This shade is perfect as a highlight shade.

Lt. Brown is a matte warm tan shade which is great for contouring or a transition color.

Cool Gray is matte cool toned gray with lavender undertones. It was a bit stiffer in texture than the others but still performed well.

Snow is a lovely cool shimmery bright white, again great for highlighting or to brighten the inner corner of the eye or even (applied lightly) under the eye to brighten.

Beige is a shimmery warm peachy beige. This one is a bit powdery.

Rosé is a warm metallic peachy copper–one of my favs of the palette, it really brightens the eyes.

Buff, Lt. Brown, Snow & Beige

Buff, Lt. Brown, Snow & Beige

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Nectar is a medium matte peach with good color payoff.

Plum is a dark jewel-toned purple with a matte finish.

Navy is a matte medium blue with veeery subtle shimmer.

Mocha is a shimmery medium brown with bronze undertones.

Chrome is a warm medium taupe with a soft, buttery texture.

Silver is a bright, light shimmery silver with a metallic finish.

Cool gray, Nectar, Rose & Mocha

Cool gray, Nectar, Rose & Mocha

Plum, Navy, Chrome & Silver

Plum, Navy, Chrome & Silver

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Charcoal is a matte medium gray. It’s a bit sheer upon application.

Black is a matte black that is not too harsh.

Jade is a shimmery emerald green with an olive undertone and a metallic finish. This shade is highly pigmented and a bit powdery.

Cocoa is a shimmery deep chocolate with slight shimmer.

Charcoal, Black, Jade & Cocoa

Charcoal, Black, Jade & Cocoa

I did a smoky eye look using a few shadows from this palette. For this look I used Beige on the lid all the way to the brow bone, Snow at the inner corners, Jade on the outer third of the eye up into the crease and Lt. Brown to blend. I lined my eyes with Cocoa used wet and then Black (also used wet) on top of that. I’m pleased with the look, though I have to admit I think it’s more appropriate for fall; it’s a bit heavy for summer!

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Bottom Line: The LORAC PRO 2 palette has a great mix of neutral, jewel tones, matte, shimmer, warm and cool shades. It really is versatile and easy to wear. I appreciate that this palette has a lot of darker shades rather than the same old neutrals in every palette. The pigmentation and color payoff is fabulous, the shadows are long wearing (especially with the included mini eye primer) and they blend and perform well. If your looking for an all-purpose eye shadow palette that fits all your moods and is perfect for travel, you’ve found it!

Have you tested this palette? I’d love to hear your thoughts!