Lorac Pro Palette 3 Review & Swatches
I'm sure most of you know that the original Lorac Pro Palette is my favorite, go-to eyeshadow palette. It ranks above any of the Urban Decay Naked palettes in my opinion. It has the perfect variety of usable colors in a few different finishes, making it extremely beginner-friendly. Seriously, I could rave about that palette for a week and a half. With that being said, I was SO excited to hear about the release of the Lorac Pro Palette 3. Although the Pro Palette 2 isn't my all-time favorite palette, it still holds up as being a very high-quality product. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about the Pro Palette 3.
I purchased the Lorac Pro Palette 3 from Ulta.com for $44. I'm sure it will be available in stores soon. This palette comes in the exact same packaging as both of its prequels. The only difference is the coloring- this palette is a light, beige nude as opposed to the black or gray of the previous versions.
There are 16 eyeshadow colors in the palette (8 mattes and 8 shimmers). The total net weight of ALL 16 eyeshadows is 8.8g or 0.32oz. This breaks down to 0.55g or 0.02oz of product in each pan (roughly one-third of a full-size MAC or Urban Decay eyeshadow).
Now onto some swatch pictures...here are the swatches in indirect sunlight:
And here are the swatches in direct sunlight:
Here is my personal experience with each of the colors included in this palette:
1) Blanc- Matte, cream white. Chalky and patchy on the skin.
2) Canvas- Matte, light nude. Needs a few layers for (almost) full pigmentation.
3) Cool Taupe- Matte, medium taupe brown. Lacks pigmentation.
4) Pink Nude- Matte, light pink nude (these names though...lol). The only light, matte color in this palette that actually performs well. Not chalky and fairly pigmented.
5) Clay- Matte, pink-toned brown. There's hardly ANY pigmentation in this color. Such a disappointment.
6) Terracotta- Matte, orangey-brown. This one is okay...it could have been more pigmented though.
7) Dark Brown- Matte, dark brown (surprise!). Hardly any pigmentation. Applies chalky and patchy.
8) Jet Black- Matte, dark black. Not the best black eyeshadow in my collection, but not the worst either.
9) Light Gold- Shimmery, light cream white. Decent pigmentation and easy to use.
10) Almond Pearl- Shimmery, light cream taupe. Looks like a less-pigmented version of Light Gold.
11) Medallion- Metallic, medium bronze. The texture on this one was flakey and hard to work with. I expected MUCH more out of this color.
12) Light Pewter- Metallic, light taupe. Needs a few layers for (almost) full pigmentation. Again, a disappointment.
13) Amethyst- Shimmery, medium reddish-plum. Decent pigmentation and nice texture.
14) Rose Bronze- Shimmery, light rose nude. Hardly any pigmentation.
15) Dark Mocha- Metallic, dark brown. This is my favorite color in the palette, although that isn't saying much. It has a great texture and one-swipe pigmentation, but it's not necessarily a unique color. Despite that, this is the only color in the palette I wholeheartedly enjoy using.
16) Truffle- Sparkly, charcoal black. This color also has very good pigmentation and a decent texture. I like this one a lot.
So as you can probably tell by the swatch pictures, this palette is SUCH a disappointment. I'm not sure if I happened to get one from a bad batch or something. The pigmentation is awful, the textures are inconsistent, and the colors are ordinary. If you can, I highly recommend swatching this palette in person. Had I swatched it prior to purchasing, I'm not sure that I would have taken the plunge. There are so many other neutral eyeshadow palettes on the market. I couldn't see anyone actually NEEDING this one.
If you haven't checked out the original Lorac Pro Palette or the Pro Palette 2, those are definitely worth a look. This new palette is such a disappointment, it almost tarnishes the "Pro Palette" name. It's so unfortunate!
xoxo Eshani a.k.a. TotalMakeupJunkie101