Eyes on Brunch | Review

With the forecast telling me that it’s going to be 90+ this weekend in Sacramento, it makes me miss Spring. Somehow we blew right through it and are speeding into Summer. But with all the Spring and Summer fashion trends of yellows and pastels and embroidery – I wanted to channel some of that into makeup.

I was inspired to create a pastel eye look. I didn’t really own any pastel eye shadows so I went on a search to find some. I came across the Lorac I Love Brunch Pro Palette.  Now this came out a few months ago and is limited edition but you can still find it at Ulta. It also came out with coordinating lipglosses, lipsticks, blushes, and a highlighter.

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I featured the original Lorac Pro palette in my first throwback thursday posts and I talked there about how much I love the Lorac Pro formula.  So I was expecting the same from this palette as well. Unfortunately that was not the case.

This palette came with a brush (decent) and a deluxe sample of their Behind the Scenes primer (which I’ve used before and do like). I’ve swatched the shades below, and as you can see a lot of the shadows barely show up on my skin. And not because they are close to my skin color, but because they are severely lacking pigmentation. Now you might be thinking well, they are pastels maybe that’s why! And I disagree. Almost all palettes come with some light nude/white/beige shade and I have the same expectation of those shades just as I do for the darker deeper shades. A shadow can be pastel AND pigmented.

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Top to Bottom: Lavender, Eggs Benny, Gluten Free, Hot Sauce, Jelly Donut, Pancakes, Sorbet, Valet
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Top to Bottom: Bloody Mary, Blueberry Scone, Moonlight, Avocado Toast, Mimosa, Smoothie, French Toast, Sunday Funday

I did create two eye looks with this palette, but I used the shadows that were the most pigmented. This is also WITH eyeshadow primer.

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I used Lavender on the inner 2/3 of my eye and Blueberry Scone on the outer third. Used the same on the lower lash line. Mimosa in the crease. 
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Used the NYX white eyeliner and Smashbox X-rated mascara
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Avocado Toast on the lid and Hot Sauce on the lower lash line. 

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I actually ended up returning the palette because for the 3 or 4 shades that I really liked I just couldn’t justify keeping the whole palette. I figured for the same price, or less, I could go to MAC and purchase similar shades.

What makeup or beauty purchases have been a fail for you? Let me know in the comments.

K&A

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