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!


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  • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

    The more I read about this palette, the more I need it! Rose and Cool Gray look so beautiful to me

  • http://icynails.blogspot.com/ Erika

    Pretty eye look. :)

    I love my LORAC Pro 2 palette. So wearable and the shadows are fantastic quality. It was worth every penny I spent for it. I am also loving the Behind the Scenes primer. I now have three minis, they are keeping me going for a long while. 😀

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      The primer is just as good as other more expensive ones.

  • http://www.makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim

    I’m on the fence about this palette. The colors are nice, and I love my original Lorac Pro palette…. IDK

    Nice swatches

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      Don’t wait too long, I can see this selling out.

  • Jess Scull

    I cant wait to dive into this palette! The shades are gorgeous!

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com Leelo R

    I need this palette in my life!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      I think everyone does!

  • http://www.makeuplifelove.com Jamie @ Makeuplifelove

    The look you created is gorgeous!!!! I so totally need this palette the more I see it. I love the great mix of shades. Lorac did it again!!! Pro Palette 1 is one of my absolute favorites for sure. So I think I need this, its totally calling my name!!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      You def need it Jamie and I know you could create some great looks!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I am obsessed with this palette. I like it even better than the first one. Out of all of the palettes I’ve gotten this entire year I’ve already used LP2 the most.

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      It’s def one of the best of 2014!

  • http://www.libbyspinkvanity.com Kimberly

    This is the type of palette I would take on a trip because it has just about every shade I would need.

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy


  • http://www.hairsprayandhighheels.net Ange

    Mocha & Nectar are gorgeous!

  • http://mynewestaddiction.com Laura My Newest Addiction

    I adore this palette!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      It’s definitely one of my favs this year.

  • http://www.manifesdestany.com Destany

    What a great array of colors!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      I know, neutral and jewel tones–prefect!

  • http://www.justinasgems.com Justina

    I think Jade is my favorite color from this palette!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      It’s so pigmented!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia – Lit From Within

    I don’t think that look is just for Fall.. I really love it, and it makes your eyes pop! As soon as I saw this palette, I needed it. That navy. OMG. I bought it, and I love it.

  • http://www.thefabzilla.com Kath TheFabZilla

    I don’t even have the original palette yet, sad life ha? I I like your eye makeup!

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com Honeygirlk

    I have been in love with this palette, pairing Rose, Mauve, Nectar and Plum together has been my jam last month.

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      I have to try that combo!

  • http://www.theplasticdiaries.com/ Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    I really do want this. I need to stock up on Lorac when I visit the US.

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com Sheila

    I’m in love! Will put this on my ‘buy ASAP” list.

  • http://www.clumpsofmascara.com Brittany

    Yayyyy! You go it. And the swatches look fantastic on you. Love your look!

  • http://glamorable.com Anastasia

    I’m seriously loving all of the colors in this palette, especially Jade [which totally looks olive to me]. Great swatches!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      yeah that one is not named correctly-LOL!

  • http://www.beautyinfozone.com MarciaF (beauty info zone)

    I finally caved and ordered this. I was trying to hold off since it’s permanent but I just couldn’t wait.

  • betzy carmona

    I just order it and can’t wait to see how I like it

  • http://www.CosmeticSanctuary.com Lisa Heath

    I like the look of this palette, but not 100% sure how much I would use it. It looks fabulous on you though!

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  • http://www.mymakeupcollection.com Rebecca

    I love that Jade color – so pretty! LORAC makes great eyeshadows.

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  • http://www.myRitualBeauty.com Dawn

    Beautiful colors! This palette really does have a great mix of neutrals and color, shimmer and matte. The jade and cocoa are gorgeous!

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny

    Love the look you came up with! I’ve been drooling all over Jade since I saw it! I like how these pro palettes have a good mix of matte and non-mattes, because a lot of palettes just don’t include any mattes at all! I don’t bust out my big palettes as often as I should though, so I’ll probably pass.