I, along with everyone else in the beauty world, am obsessed with the formulation of Lorac eyeshadows. I had used my Lorac Pro 1 Palette so much, that I eventually had to get rid of it because it was basically all empty pans with a few bits of shadows left. I had been seriously considering repurchasing the palette, mainly for the incredible matte shades it has. The makeup gods were clearly on my side, because just as I was about to repurchase, Lorac launched the Pro Matte Palette. To no one's surprise, the Pro Matte Palette is just as incredible as Lorac's other shadows. Keep reading for photos and swatches!
The Lorac Pro Matte Palette features eight neutral toned matte shadows. There are four lighter shades: Bare (warm bone white), Latte (soft beige), Linen (bright white), and Pink Mauve (pink mauve - the name truly describes the shade!). And four darker shades: Corduroy (neutral mid-toned brown), Chocolate (milk chocolate), Burgundy (reddish brown), and Jet Black (very dark black).
Bare, Latte, Corduroy, Chocolate
Linen, Pink Mauve, Burgundy, Jet Black
The consistency of each and every shadow is creamy and buttery. They apply evenly and blend like a dream. They work well used alone, over a primer, and layered together. While the shadows do not have much noticeable fallout, they do tend to get a little powdery in the pan. This can get a little messy, but is not a major downside for me.
While it is entirely possible to create many beautiful looks with this palette alone, my favorite way to use it is to pair it with satin and shimmer shades from elsewhere in my makeup bag. I think combining different textures of shadows gives a multi-dimensional, pulled together look.
I recommend the Lorac Pro Matte Palette to everyone! I truly think that this is the type of basic palette every makeup lover needs in her collection. I'll admit that the shades are not the most unique, but having them together in a compact palette is extremely convenient. The Pro Matte Palette is especially great for anyone who travels regularly.
The Lorac Pro Matte Palette contains 0,144 oz. of product and retails for $28. Click here to purchase.