This Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3 is actually my first Lorac palette and I have had it since this morning after being able to buy it online last Sunday during the one day early access at ULTA. I’ve only had it less than a day so I definitely need to play with it a little more so this is just my initial Lorac Mega PRO Palette 3 review.
Lorac Mega PRO Palette 3 Review
As my first Lorac palette, I’m thrilled that I got this particular palette. I wanted the first Mega PRO palette but it sold out very quickly. I wasn’t interested in last year’s Mega PRO Palette 2. I love everything about this Lorac Mega Pro Palette 3. Don’t forget that this is limited edition.
This initial Lorac Mega PRO Palette 3 review starts with the packaging. The white packaging sets off the shades beautifully with rose gold lettering. I think last year’s blue packaging may have hurt the sales of that palette since I don’t think the blue showcased the shades very well.
But although the white packaging is fabulous, it will of course look dirty compared to if another shade was used. It has a large mirror on the inside and a magnetic closure. It’s also light and thin making it highly portable. As far as where it’s made, it states “Assembled in US of US and Non-US Materials.”
This palettes contains 32 shades (16 mattte and 16 shimmer) weighing 0.45 oz in total. Of course there are varying degrees on how matte and how shimmery the different shades are. The top two rows are matte whereas the bottom two rows are shimmer.
On with the rest of my initial Lorac Mega PRO Palette 3 review.
Go PRO with Lorac Mega PRO Palette 3! This limited edition PRO artistry palette is packed with 32 eye shadows in all the matte and shimmer shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from Hollywood. Lorac’s velvety smooth shadows are ultra pigmented with maximum payoff to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO.
While I love the shades in this palette, I think I bought this for the Eggplant shade and it’s as beautiful against my skin as I had hoped!
After the previously mentioned Eggplant, I was intrigued surprisingly by Mist although with my dark skin, I though it would look ashy.
Although this Lorac Mega PRO Palette 3 is aesthetically pleasing, I was a little worried that some of the lighter shades would not work for my dark skin and instead look ashy. But after playing with some of the lighter shades including Snow and Mist, I’m glad to report that they do not leave an ashy look on dark skin. I’m especially pleased with Snow which makes a great highlighting shade for the center of my lid without looking ashy. Mist is also great. I have finally found a white/silver shade that does not look ashy on me!
The other lighter shades also make great shades for the center of my lid or highlighting my brow bone so I’m happy that most of this palette will not be unusable by me with my dark skin.
But about the actual shades themselves, they are so incredibly buttery soft. I thought my Too Faced eyeshadows were soft but these Lorac eyeshadows beat them in the softness category. They are also quite pigmented. The above swatches are finger swatches and when using a brush, I got almost the same intensity or required about two swipes of the brush to get the same intensity especially with the lighter shades.
The first 3 rows of the swatches above were applied against bare skin whereas the last row was applied over an eyeshadow primer and the primer definitely helped the shadows adhere to my skin better and prevent fall out, application was smoother and they looked a little more intense with primer but you can certainly apply them to bare skin if you prefer.
When I applied them to my eyelids, using a primer first obviously helped the shadows last a lot longer on my lids. I also found that the creasing was minimal on my naked eyelid (especially since I have hooded eyelids), but a primer certainly helped eliminate any potential creasing.
What I especially loved besides how buttery soft these shadows are is that they blended like a dream. None of my current eyeshadows blend as smoothly and flawlessly as the shadows in this palette that my blending time was cut short significantly.
This initial Lorac Mega PRO Palette 3 review would not be complete without some cons. While I love this Lorac Mega PRO Palette 3 overall and highly recommend it, some of the cons I noticed include the fact that the shadows are very powdery but the formula is not dry. It’s not chalky either. But be careful when picking up the product especially when using a brush because they kick up in a major way.
One other issue I noticed with these eyeshadows is that they fade a lot quicker than my other eyeshadows even with primer. Granted the less intense look from when first applied still looks good but I still didn’t like that they faded so quickly.
The last thing is that I while I am happy with the shades in this palette, I wish there was a deeper brown shade in this palette which would show up on my dark skin especially because while I love the navy and black shadows, I’ve been loving creating smoky eyes with a dark brown shade lately especially for day time.
Overall, the pros of this palette far outweigh the cons so I’m very happy that I bought this Lorac Mega PRO Palette 3 and I highly recommend this palette. There are enough warm and cool shades in here to create complete looks for day and night even on very dark skin like mine. That’s my initial Lorac Mega PRO Palette 3 review for ya! Definitely looking forward to playing with it a bit more including seeing how the shades perform when applied wet.
After the one-day early release last week, this limited edition Lorac Mega PRO Palette 3 will be available to everyone October 2 at ULTA for $59 online and in store.