December 30, 2009

Introduction to LORAC Eye Shadow

Lorac has an amazing deal in their Everyday Eye Collection. I picked this up about a month ago along with two other colors not in the collection, Persuasion, and Innocence.

Pictured from left to right: Persuasion, Beige, Mesmerize, Joy, Innocence, Cappuccino, Cocoa, Suede, Kiwi, Lush, Jade

*Swatches done over NYX Concealer in a Jar

Beige, Cocoa, and Suede are Matte while the others are between a satin and pearl finish (the camera flash makes the swatches appear more frosty/ shimmery than they are in person). All of these shadows are buttery, blend effortlessly, and look beautiful on the eye. They last all day over a variety of bases (from a NYX Jumbo Pencil to Urban Decay Primer Potion). My favorite shade is Kiwi- it is a beautiful, slightly green mid-tone silver that is gorgeous all over the lid and on the lower lash line by itself. The pots that hold these 26mm, 1.7 gram filled pans in place have a twist- off lid. A de-potting method for these shadows would be the same as the MAC or Smashbox method.

This eye collection came with a calligraphy style pen liner, called Front of the Line, in the shade black. I personally prefer gel liner, and think a pen like this would be best suited for detailed eye or face makeup (for theatre/ photo shoots) as opposed to an everyday liquid liner. I also think that as an individual product, the product is way overpriced at $22.

Lastly, everything came in this very cute makeup bag!

As of today this collection is still available. I HIGHLY recommend picking it up. I have always been a fan of LORAC makeup, but never wanted to give in to an $18 shadow. Now that I have tried these, I can see myself splurging on a LORAC shadow single from time to time. Sometimes spending a little extra for luxurious application is worth it!

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