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Friday, January 25, 2013

Review: LORAC Mint Edition Palette

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I saw this on the SEPHORA website and immediately had to have it. I adore LORAC eye shadows. They are creamy and have great pigmentation. What I liked about this is that it is all retro, reminding us of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Plus, the mint eye shadow was calling to me, mint green and my red hair look great together (complementary colors on the color wheel). This palette has 8 eye shadows, a blush, highlighter and a lip gloss.

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DSC00950There are 4 matte shades and 4 shimmer shades. The 4 mattes are: cream, taupe, mint and black. The 4 shimmers are: creamy white, mushroom, deep clay and bronze. The blush is a bright coral shade and the highlighter is a light champagne color. The lip gloss is called Retro and is a nice nude pink shade. As you can see from the swatches, even the lightest shades swatched well.

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Above are some looks that are on the back of the box. My look is a little different, because I know what looks good with my eye shape. I took the mushroom shimmer color and used it in the crease, then took the deep clay color and blended it below that to make the crease look deeper. The bronze shimmer color was used in the outer edge of the eye and below the eye. I used mint on the lid (I adore this matte!!!) and then used the shimmery creamy white shade just under the brow. To line the upper lid I used MAC’s Superslick Liquid Liner in Defiantly Feline. I used MAC’s Extreme Dimension Lash in Black. On my cheeks I used the beautiful coral blush that was included in the palette. And above my cheeks I placed the highlighter there, just grazing the cheekbone. The Retro lip gloss, a creamy nude pink, is a perfect complement to this palette.

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I’m not going to lie. I LOVE this palette. It has to be one of my favorites. Why? The shadows are of a very high quality: great pigmentation, soft, creamy, etc. There is some fallout and when the brush hits the shadow there is a lot of powder fallout but these are great LORAC eye shadows. The blush and highlighter are very nice. The lip gloss is nice. Plus I like the color combinations. It will be great for travel too. I think it is a great palette for the money. Ah! How much is it? Well, it is a little more than the usual cost of most of these palettes, $42.00, but for me I don’t mind. The palette is available only online at SEPHORA and Ulta. It might be on the LORAC Cosmetics site later on. Let me know what you think of this palette if you have it!

 

5 comments:

  1. Love!!! I think I need to make a trip to Sephora :) Thanks great blog

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  2. The packaging is just gorgeous! You look lovely!

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  3. Both palette & you are beautiful, thanks for posting!

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  4. Thank you ladies for the sweet comments!

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