LORAC Sweet Temptations Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection

This Holiday season, give in to your sweet cravings without the calories! LORAC has some fantastic gift sets that I happen to think are among the best of all the top brand offerings. First of all, the packaging/theme is so cute and clever! Each palette is wrapped to look like a chocolate bar!  Let’s start with the Blockbuster Eye Candy Full Face Collection ($59).  Available exclusively at Sephora and Sephora Inside JCPenney’s, the collection includes four eye shadow palettes, one cream eyeliner palette and a lip palette:

  • Eye Shadow Palette in Ooh La La Vanilla (Nude Eye Shadow Palette)
  • Caramel Love Affair (Golden Eye Shadow Palette)
  • Tantalizing Cocoa (Bronze Eye Shadow Palette)
  • Blackberry Truffle Seduction (Smoky Eye Shadow Palette)
  • Cream Eye Liner Palette in Mesmerizing Dark Chocolate
  •  Cheek & Lip Tint Palette in Indulge in Berry Kisses
This season, satisfy your beauty cravings with LORAC’s Eye Candy Full Face Collection. Even better than a box of chocolates, this deluxe assortment of sweet, tempting treats contains a luxurious selection of fresh colors for eyes, cheeks, and lips that you simply can’t resist. Open the lavish gold box to reveal six faux “chocolate bar” palettes. The Eye Shadow Palettes, Cream Eye Liner Palette, and Cheek and Lip Tint Palette are all infused with ultra rich color and velvety smooth texture for a variety of eye-enticing looks.
My press sample was of the Sweet Temptations Eye Shadow Collection ($36) exclusive to Ulta, however my sample was a little different that what is actually sold in stores.  Like Forest Gump says “Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”.   What you will find at Ulta stores are these four eye shadow palettes:
  • Indulge in White Chocolate Dramatic Eye Shadow Palette
  • Satisfying Toffee Crunch Natural Eye Shadow Palette
  • Tease Me Truffles Plum Eye Shadow Palette
  • Tantalizing Dark Chocolate Bronze Eye Shadow Palette
I’m not complaining–this is by far the BEST palette/collection of the season in my opinion AND represents an outstanding value.  My collection was missing the Ooh La La Vanilla  and the Tantalizing Cocoa palette but this is what I received instead.
  • Satisfying Toffee Crunch Natural Eye Shadow Palette
  • Blackberry Truffle Seduction (Smoky Eye Shadow Palette)
  • Cream Eye Liner Palette in Mesmerizing Dark Chocolate
  •  Cheek & Lip Tint Palette in Indulge in Berry Kisses
With that settled, lets look at the goodies!! Is this packaging not absolutely adorable?


Each eye shadow palette has four shades; a highlighter, lid color, crease shade and liner shade.  Don’t you DARE be confined to using any of these palettes only in this way though–be creative!

Toffee Crunch is a beautiful warm mix of  neutrals and a bronze/copper shade. I adore it. I’ve come to expect soft, buttery, pigmented eye shadows from LORAC and that is certainly true with these palettes. They perform beautifully.


Blackberry Truffle Seduction is your smoky eye go-to palette. It has a winter white (meaning not too bright) highlighter, a dark plum, a charcoal gray with a blue undertone and an understated black. The plum shade has no red or blue in it, therefore it doesn’t make my eyes look bruised–yay!



The  Mesmerizing Dark Chocolate palette has four stunning cream eyeliners; an electric blue, a very wearable purple, a deep chocolate and a standard black. These are great quality, long lasting and highly pigmented. I do have some concern that being housed in this palette the liners could dry out more quickly than if they were in jars. These can also be used as a base for a smokey look or to make eye shadows last longer.


Indulge in Berry Kisses Cheek and Lip Tint Palette has four shades; a coral, a cool nude pink, a pinky brown and a deeper pink berry. While I’m not fond of lip palettes this is a good mix of colors and the small palette is easy to throw in your makeup bag. I’m also not a fan of using these types of products on lips AND cheeks but that is a personal preference not a reflection of the quality.


 Overall: Whether you choose the Sweet Temptations Eye Shadow Collection ($36) or the Eye Candy Full Face Collection ($59), the quality is exceptional and the value is too!  If cream eyeliners aren’t your forté, see below for the pencil version.

The Eye Candy Eye Pencil Collection ($28) consists of four diamond-etched retractable pencils in these rich shades; Coal, Plum, Cocoa and Licorice. These are velvety smooth, pigmented and budge proof!

Sweet Temptations Lip Gloss Collection ($25) – A limited-edition set of six sweetly scented, hydrating lip glosses infused with nourishing antioxidants.  Pretty colors, good quality and a great value what’s not to love? Read my full review on A Girl’s Gotta Spa! 

 Anything catch your eye?