Throwback Thursday | Lorac Pro

If you count yourself as part of the beauty community (and general makeup lover) than you know that there is always a fresh “hot new product”. Other beauty influencers are always talking up a new and exciting product. Does anyone else get caught up in the hype of all the new products? I know I do. You forget about the old “hot new products”. So I’m introducing a new series on the blog, Throwback Thursday, where I will shower some love on an old favorite. Starting with the OG Lorac Pro Palette. 

I’ve always been drawn to the beauty aisles of the drugstore and target. My mom sold Mary Kay when I was little and I remember being mesmerized when she would host make over parties and spy on the women from the hallway. But I didn’t really become obsessed with make-up and beauty until I discovered the make-up and beauty world of YouTube. I remember watching Carli Bybel‘s Tinkerbell Halloween tutorial and I was convinced that if I used the same Maybelline concealer I would look just like her.

One of my first high end make-up purchases was the Lorac Pro Palette. I bought it because it was the biggest product on YouTube at that moment. It was my first foray into creamy and buttery eyeshadow – and I’ve never looked back. But like most hyped up products, the Lorac Pro palette doesn’t get much love now-a-days.

The Lorac Pro has 16 shades, 8 matte and 8 shimmer. For a beginner this is a great palette. There are not crazy or intimidating colors, these are all great everyday shades. This is a great palette to travel with because you have everything you need in one palette.

The Lorac Pro formula is heaven and one of my favorites. I don’t know how they make their mattes that creamy. The shadows all blend beautifully and are very pigmented. You will get some dust up when you put your brush in the shades, but as long as you tap your brush before you apply then you will get minimal fallout.

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You can see that my palette has seen better days and has been well loved.

I primed my eyes with Too Faced Champagne eye primer (not my favorite) and set it with the Cream shade from the palette. I buffed a little Mauve in the crease and deepened it with Taupe.

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Next I applied Garnet on the lid. I used my finger for this instead of a damp brush because I wanted a softer look instead of a metallic look. I also deepened the outer v with Espresso.

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I applied my foundation and did my brows. Its amazing how much that can help pull a look together! I used Espresso on the lower lash line and Garnet on the inner 1/3 of the lash line.

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(Sorry the sun decided to finally come out in the last few pictures, hence the lighting shift)

I used NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Coffee to line my upper lash line. It’s a nice subtle shimmer brown liner. I used NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Silk on the inner lash line. I added Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.

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Voila! Done! What do you think? I really do love this palette, its perfect for everyday use. But sometimes it gets pushed aside for the newer more exciting things.

What do you want to see next for Throwback Thursday?

K&A

 

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