27 Jul Review, Swatches: LORAC Cosmetics Pro Metal Eye Shadow Palette, Front of the Line Pro Eyeliners Fall 2015 Makeup Collection
LORAC, one of my favorite makeup brands, brings us the LORAC PRO Metal Palette and Front of the Line Pro Eyeliners!
Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, the limited edition LORAC PRO Metal Palette, $28, is packed with 8 eye shadows in all the metallic shades: Quartz, Rose Gold, Graphite, Onyx, Gilded, Amber, Clover, and Cobalt. LORAC’S velvety-smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanicals and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a pro. The palette is small, sleek, and perfect for travel.
Below, I used Quartz on the inner corners, Gilded on inner third of eyelid, Clover on middle part of eyelid, Graphite in the crease and on the outer third of the eyelid is Rose Gold. Onyx is on the lower lash line. These shadows blend like nobody’s business! The pigmentation is amazing on all of the shades – I would highly recommend it! This palette has a metallic shimmery finish! If you are into more of a matte finish with your eye shadows, try the LORAC PRO Matte Eye Shadow Palette, $28.
The sequel to the original best-selling Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner, this long-lasting, waterproof eye pencil comes in a variety of highly-pigmented, ultra-smooth, matte and metallic shades to easily create any look you desire. The attached sharpener helps you achieve clean, precise lines from very fine to dramatically bold. This versatile eye pencil comes in a whopping 14 shades so there’s no limit to the looks you can create. The colors include: Black, Dark Brown, Bronze, Charcoal, Navy, Aqua, Dark Green, Plum, Violet, Black Pearl, Nude, White, Gold, and Silver To use: Line top and bottom lash lines to enhance and define your eyes. Use a light touch for a soft, natural line. Use a firmer touch for a bolder, more dramatic line. Smudge along top and bottom lash lines for a smokey effect. Apply on eyelids to create a pigmented, long-lasting base for any LORAC eye shadow.
(Images via loraccosmetics.com)
I tried four shades, below: Gold, Plum, Navy, and Black Pearl. Below, I used Plum on my waterline. As you can see, Plum looks the most matte out of the four shades I have. Navy is slightly matte but more metallic. I found that Gold was the most metallic and Black Pearl, the most glittery.
These liners really stay all day. I could not be happier to find that they work perfectly on the water line. The formula is really soft and super creamy so these will glide on without having to tug on the delicate skin of your eye area. The one thing I can really appreciate is the fact that these are retractable eyeliners.
I am a huge fan of Lorac’s entire line of makeup. I have not tried anything I haven’t liked. The Pro Metal Palette will easily become a staple in my makeup collection because the shades are so pigmented, easy to use, and perfect for the Fall season. I absolutely love the liners and I think I will get loads of use out of these.
-Dawn Santamarina, Editor