There was absolutely no reason for me not to get the Lorac Mega Pro 2 after seeing sneak peeks months before it was released. I was one of the lucky few that got my hands on Lorac Mega Pro last year and it has been a palette I have enjoyed and well loved so I just knew I needed to get my hands on its sister. Being a fan of Lorac Pro palettes – I also own 1 and 2, I felt that I would really enjoy this new one and decided it was a great idea to get my hands on it. A great friend, Kiley – waited in line and picked one up for me so I could add it to my collection and it’s been a palette I have been using consistently since.
The Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette was released in October this year as an exclusive palette to Ulta.com and Ulta Beauty stores. This gorgeous thing retails for $59.00 and sports 16 shimmer and 16 matte shadows for a total of 32 gorgeous beauties all in one palette. If you recall the Lorac Mega Pro palette (see my review and swatches of this palette that is no longer available here), this palette has a similar layout and packaging of the first and really looks great when compared to its sisters in the Pro family. This sequel to the Mega Pro Palette is double the size of the Original Pro Palettes (1 & 2) and has a gorgeous blue packaging which I think is very appropriate and eye catching. Like with any of the Pro Palettes from Lorac, the shadows are gorgeous and buttery, offering a velvety-smooth feel that is infused with soothing botanicals for easy application. These shadows are very pigmented and do well wet or dry. You can use each shade to apply to the lid as an eye shadow, wet a liner brush and apply wet as an eye liner or wet to increase the vibrancy.
With such a wide and versatile range of shades, this palette would make a great holiday gift for that makeup lover in your life. There are a few shades that are repeats from some of the Pro palettes like Black since they are essentials for an eye look. The matte shades blend and apply really nicely and while they are all buttery, the shimmer shades can kick up some dust or fall out so for those that don’t work well with them, I suggest taking your time and patting each shadow on before blending.
1st Row: Porcelain (matte), Custard (matte), Tawny (matte), Burlap (matte), Melon (matte), Tangerine (matte), Saddle (matte), Forest (matte)
2nd Row: Bisque (matte), Lavender (matte), Purple (matte), Sorbet (matte), Goji (matte), Cabernet (matte), Ash (matte), Black (matte)
3rd Row: Sugar (shimmer), Chiffon (shimmer), Prosecco (shimmer), Soft Plum (shimmer), Cinnamon (shimmer), Sandstone (shimmer), Gunmetal (shimmer), Blue Quartz (shimmer)
4th Row: Moonlight (shimmer), Seashell (shimmer), Peony (shimmer), Dark Sienna (shimmer), Penny (shimmer), Olivine (shimmer), Gold Leaf (shimmer), Black Ivy (shimmer)
Whether you are a neutral lover or love a little pop of color – this palette will offer a wide range of shades and the price point can’t be beat. I’m a huge fan of Carol Shaw and the Lorac Pro line so I knew I would enjoy this palette and all the gorgeous shades that it offered. The bottom row of shimmer shades is probably my favorite, Dark Siena and Penny offering colors for me that easily work with my skin tone. I think overall this palette not only gives you a wide range of shades to play with but the textures are nice and very blend-able. As I mentioned before, if you have a little trouble with the dust kick up or fall out in these shades, make sure to tap the excess off your brush and apply in patting motions to the eye lid. Also – a little goes a long way with these, so take your time when applying to the lid. You can build the shades up to the intensity you want – so pick up a little color at a time. You can always build up your shades, but removing color once it’s placed is near to impossible without starting all over again. Used over an eye shadow primer, you can get all day wear from your shadows and so many of the shades make great “washes of color” to use all over the lid for those days you just want a little “something” added to your looks.
I’m so glad that even with the hype around this palette, it is still available at Ulta.com giving other beauty lovers an opportunity to get their hands on it. Last years launch of the Mega Pro palette was a huge fiasco and while I was lucky to get my hands on one of those, I felt so bummed that so many didn’t have an opportunity since it sold out in a matter of minutes. If you are looking for a gift to treat yourself this holiday or one for the makeup lover in your life, I highly suggest picking up the Lorac Mega Pro 2 palette. With so many options to choose from, hopefully my little suggestion will give you a little ease with shopping.
So what about you? Did you get your hands on the Lorac Mega Pro 2 when it was released? If so – are you loving it? If not, will you be adding it to your collection or giving it as a gift – or both?
Pick yours up today (or a gift for someone else) at Ulta.com or Ulta stores.
Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post and featured was purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts on this product. Affiliate links are posted through out.