Hello all, I'd first like to apologize for my absence the last week or so. My household has been getting over a batch of colds/stomach viruses, but I'm back and healthy!
About a week and a half ago I received the Lorac PRO 2 for my birthday from my mom, and today I bring you a review of said palette. I have lots of thoughts and I'd love if you would all stick with me and read on.:)
Without further delay lets jump right in;
First things first:
The packaging. It comes in a cardboard-fold type "case" with a decent size mirror on the inside and closes via magnetic closure. It's easy to open, but when you close it it feels solid and gives that satisfying "click" noise. On a similar note, if you travel with this I don't think it'd pop open in your luggage, but I wouldn't throw it into a purse where it'd be banged around a lot. Full disclosure; I did recently make a cross-country move and placed mine (not very strategically) in my moving box and the mirror cracked, but didn't shatter all over the place. I fault myself for that more than the packaging. 8/10
Layout: As noted above, I adore the layout of these shadows! They're organized by finish, and loosely stick to the rule of going lightest to darkest, right-to-left. I love that they're not organized in patterns. I feel that when a palette is organized in "quads" or "trios" of shadows that work well together it makes it difficult to think outside of the box, kind of restricting your outlook on creative possibilities with the shades. However, that can be a double-edged sword, some people will like that like myself, but beginners with probably hate it. All about personal preference! 10/10
Pigmentation/colors: The pigmentation on every single one of these is amazing! The only negative thing I can say about theses colors is that when I go pick up White with my brush it doesn't want to grab it. Which I don't mind at all because swatched, White is really intense and stark which isn't a look I go for, but if you are into that life then slap a white eyeshadow base underneath and boom! intense white. Navy is just a hint harder to blend than the other colors (which are easy as pie!) but with a little extra work I have no trouble achieving the blended look I desire. Other than those two things I find every single coor is buttery, smooth, HIGHLY pigmented, and blends like a MUA's dream. Also, be noted, Buff is just as highly pigmented as the others, it is just an almost exact match for my skin tone so the swatch is almost invisible. 9.5/10
Shade Selection: Nectar, Buff, and Lt. Brown are all great transition/subtle crease shades, which is awesome to have in a palette, especially being so truly matte. Beige is my perfeccct highlight color, it really brightens everything up really well without being disco-ball-y. Navy, Plum, and Jade would all make really nice not-your-everyday-black smokey eye. 9.5/10
Overall: I adore this palette and have used it every single day since receiving it. I would highly recommend it to beginners and professionals alike, I think it is easy to create everyday looks for beginners but has a great shade selection to add to your kit if you're more advanced! 10/10
I hope you all enjoyed this post and will come back again soon, I have some more reviews and FOTD's coming in the near future! I might even get my hands on the Sephora All Stars Kit soon, and you can bet your bottom that I'll be doing lots of reviews if that wish comes true!
Thanks for reading!:)