This is one of my top two palettes. (The other is also a Lorac palette, but I’ll get into that one on another day.) I have been using this for at least 6 months and you can hardly tell. (Snow got dented by a fingernail- let’s don’t judge her.) The packaging is very flat and light cardboard, I’d bring it on a trip if I was very careful because it doesn’t have a super strong closing mechanism, just a couple of magnets I’m guessing. I do appreciate the good-sized mirror! Let’s go through this fantastic collection of eye shadows.
The top row is all mattes. They are creamy, not powdery or chalky, and they blend extremely well. I never used to understand what people meant when they said powders were “powdery”. I mean, they’re POWDER, right? Shouldn’t you expect some chalkiness? Well, no. Once you start dipping your fingers into a variety of makeup products you start to get acquainted with the difference in textures between powder products. You want something that feels smooth and silky, not chalky and definitely NOT grainy. The more finely milled a powder is, the better it is going to blend on your skin. But I digress- back to the palette! I haven’t used the blue on my eyes, but I’ve used every other matte color.
The bottom row is all shimmers, from white to black, and they are AWESOME. I use Beige, Rose, Mocha, and Chrome all the time. The silver is intense and I haven’t really had much reason to use it yet. I haven’t used the jade much either. But everything else is very wearable for me. Getting a palette where you actually use 13 out of 16 colors is impressive.
The Lorac Pro 2 palette is my go-to. It rivals any of my Urban Decay shadows for sure. And is definitely better than the samples I’ve had from Lancome or Clinique (talk about chalky). The shades are so pigmented that I’ll be using this for a long time- a little goes a long LONG way- at least until it gets too gross to use. Then I’ll probably buy another one. It is worth it. You can find it at Ulta for $42, and I know it is sold at Kohls as well.