LORAC PRO Palette Review

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This review is so long overdue! I hauled the LORAC Pro Palette last year for my birthday and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since! Naked who? I almost completely abandoned my original Naked palette because the PRO palette is soo good! I’ve already made dips in several shades and actually hit pan on shadow. It’s become my go to palette!

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The packaging is simple yet chic. The PRO palette comes in an incredibly slim magnetic casing with silver accents. It’s very lightweight and easy to travel with. The LORAC PRO palette is one of the few eyeshadow palettes I pack with me for EVERY gig! It’s so portable and versatile! Inside you’ll find a nice sized mirror and 16 neutral eyeshadows in a variety of finishes from shimmer to matte. The top half of the palette is completely matte while the bottom half contains the more shimmery shades. I’m completely impressed with the color selection and the fact that there are just as many mattes as shimmery shadows. I prefer to keep the shimmer to my lid (and maybe brow bone) so it’s refreshing to have a palette that isn’t overrun by glitter.

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Now here’s where all the magic happens! All of the eyeshadows in the PRO palette are very pigmented, buttery and blend very well. Including the mattes! They’re some of the best matte shadows I have ever tried! Although the shadows are buttery soft I don’t get much fallout and they don’t feel powdery. Each shade is silky to the touch and easily picked up with both natural and synthetic hair brushes. Without primer I easily get over 8 hours of wear before I notice any fading. I do have drier lids though so oily gals will probably fare much better with a good ol’ primer underneath! On top of primer, these shadows have carried me through a long night and the next morning! LORAC definitely knows how to do eyeshadows! I honestly can’t think of one bad thing to say about the LORAC PRO palette. It has 6 more eyeshadows than the Urban Decay Naked palette and is $10 cheaper ($42). I just hate that the brand is being phased out of Sephora so it’s no longer available there. But there’s always Ulta and Nordstrom!

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White, Cream, Taupe, Light Pink, Mauve, Sable, Espresso and Black

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Nude, Champagne, Gold, Light Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Deep Purple and Slate

BH Cosmetics 264 Color Steal!

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* cue Finn the Human voice * HOLY COW! BH Cosmetics have been putting together some pretty amazing bundle deals lately but this one is bananay! Excuse the Adventure Time lingo. I’ve been too busy to catch it lately and I’ve been having major withdrawals lol. But BH Cosmetics is seriously going insane for this bundle deal! You get 3 88 eyeshadow palettes for just $25. I really like the 88 eyeshadow palettes and find them to be pretty nice quality so nabbing 3 for such a low price is an amazing deal. The only downside is that you have to pay for shipping which is a flat rate of $8 I believe. I wish the shipping was a bit cheaper but you still can’t beat this deal!

MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review

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I fell in love with MAC’s Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula last year when I hauled Whisper of Guilt from the Glamour Daze collection so I couldn’t wait for In Extra Dimension collection to be released! These highlighters are so beautiful it’s impossible to buy just one! They’re similar to the Mineralize Skinfinish highlighters except they’re more metallic and they feature this beautiful wave design. Not to mention they give the most gorgeous glow!

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MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review

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I fell in love with MAC’s Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula last year when I hauled Whisper of Guilt from the Glamour Daze collection so I couldn’t wait for In Extra Dimension collection to be released! These highlighters are so beautiful it’s impossible to buy just one! They’re similar to the Mineralize Skinfinish highlighters except they’re more metallic and they feature this beautiful wave design. Not to mention they give the most gorgeous glow!

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Nars Foreplay Cheek Palette Swatches & Review

I was so mad that I missed out on the Nars Joie de Voire limited edition cheek palette at Nordstrom back in July! Lucky for me Sephora also received a limited edition cheek palette from Nars called Foreplay. Rather than the usual 6 pan design this palette has only 4 pans and includes just 3 blushes and a highlighter. I still want one with a bronzer but there was no way I could pass up this beauty!

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Nars Foreplay Cheek Palette Swatches & Review

I was so mad that I missed out on the Nars Joie de Voire limited edition cheek palette at Nordstrom back in July! Lucky for me Sephora also received a limited edition cheek palette from Nars called Foreplay. Rather than the usual 6 pan design this palette has only 4 pans and includes just 3 blushes and a highlighter. I still want one with a bronzer but there was no way I could pass up this beauty!

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