It’s about time that I share with all of you my love for the Lorac Pro 2 Palette. I have had this beauty in my collection now for a year and I actually filmed my review video for this product (which was not released till now) several months ago. If you have been a long time follower of this blog, you know that the Lorac Pro Palette (the original) has been a favorite of mine for years and a go-to and Holy Grail Must Have. When the Pro 2 Palette was released, I didn’t think that I “needed” it and I actually didn’t even look twice at it. But, after looking at the shades, swatches and just overall tones of each shade, I decided to pick this palette up and it’s been one I’ve been pulling for over the last few months and during this warm summer heat.
The Lorac Pro 2 Palette retails for $42 and you can find it at your local Ulta or Ulta.com. I purchased mine online and it came with a mini Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Shadow Primer. This palette like it’s sister the Original Pro Palette has 16 eye shadows, 8 matte and 8 shimmery shadows in a range of gorgeous shades. As many know, this sequel to their original, best-selling PRO Palette was created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Carol Shaw (Carol = LORAC “if you didn’t know”) and is the perfect addition to any makeup collection. These gorgeous velvety shades are smooth and silky, infused with soothing botanicals and are VERY pigmented. These shadows work well wet or dry and you can use the shades in this palette for shadows or to line and define your eyes… like a PRO.
So – why MUST you have this palette? Well, it’s no secret that the Lorac Pro Original palette is what I use for travel, what I take with me when ever I need a makeup palette for a trip, overnight stay or what I turn to for any reason. But the Lorac Pro 2 Palette gives the original palette a little twist. You certainly don’t need the original palette – though I do suggest it. But if you are someone that loves a soft wearable makeup look or smoky eye from time to time, you can create a plethora of gorgeous looks with the Pro 2. I originally thought this palette just had too many cool tones for me, so that is why I didn’t jump to buy it right away – but I realized almost immediately that the shades in this palette compliment my brown eyes so well and creating a look is effortless, easy and the colors basically choose themselves. One of my favorite combination of shades include: Rosé, Mocha, Nectar and Plum.
Top Row: Buff (Matte), Lt. Brown (Matte), Cool Gray (Matte), Nectar (Matte), Plum (Matte), Navy (Matte), Charcoal (Matte), Black (Matte)
Each shade is very buttery and pigmented – Even the matte shades which can be difficult to come by. Because of this, a light hand is always best when working with this palette and when you pick up too much product, tap your brush off to remove the excess before applying to the eyes. A little goes a long way and I find that the shades can definitely get muddy if you use too much. Again, I stress… a little goes a long way. I have been doing makeup for years and still love how easy the Pro palettes are to work with.
Bottom Row: Snow (Shimmer), Beige (Shimmer), Rosé (Shimmer), Mocha (Shimmer), Chrome (Shimmer), Silver (Shimmer), Jade (Shimmer), Cocoa (Shimmer)
Some of the shimmery shadows can be a bit powdery and sometimes they can leave a little fall out. I suggest patting the color on and taking your time working with each. While I mention some of the issues this palette can have, overall – I still continue to consider it one of my favorites and love that each of the colors within this palette work so well with my brown eyes – it makes my eyes really shine. The shades are so pigmented, soft and buttery that I love to work with the palette overall and don’t even pay attention to the issues. You know what they say – when you enjoy something, the negatives tend to not be prominent.
Overall I think this palette is a definite must-have. I now own Lorac Pro, Lorac Pro 2 and Lorac Mega Pro and I’m just a fan of Lorac’s shadows in general. I’m definitely impressed with this one and I’m glad I picked it up. Why do you need this palette? Why not? It’s pigmented and offers a fun selection of shades to create any eye look. I love it.
On my eyes in the look pictured above: Lower lash line – Chrome, Lid – Rose, Crease – combination of Mocha & Nectar, Highlight – Beige
So tell me… do you own the Lorac Pro 2 Palette? If not, do you think it is something you need to have and if you do own it, do you love it? Get a quick review and run down of the palette in my video review posted here.
Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased. There may be affiliate links through out this post which I do make money on.