LORAC Love, Lust & Lace Matte & Shimmer Eye Shadow Palettes for the 2015 holiday season are unfortunately a limited edition! They were an Ulta Black Friday exclusives, and I received them as a gift for Christmas. These little beauties were a sweet deal!
Just like the rest of the Lorac Love, Lust & Lace collection, each of these palettes is decorated with a pretty blue and silver lace pattern. Each one contains five eye shadows and a mirror. I liked both of these palettes but think the shimmer one is just a little bit nicer. The shimmery ones are soft, pigmented and even. Matte shades seem to be a bit tougher for companies to get completely right. While I absolutely love all the matte shades in the Lorac Pro Palette, these mattes are a tiny bit more powdery than the those Lorac shadows and not quite as silky smooth to blend. To be honest, though, I would be perfectly content with these had I not been previously spoiled by the awesomeness of the Pro Palette and the wonderfulness of the Naked2 Palette (reviews of both to come soon).
The matte palette includes five shades: light white cream, pale vanilla, medium taupe, medium gray, deep charcoal.
Both the taupe and the gray make perfect transition shades for the crease. I have been using the white as a base all over my lid
The shimmer palette also includes five shades: creamy white, pale pink, light taupe, medium/deep brown with golden shimmer, deep brown with a red/plum shimmer.
These shimmery shades are pretty impressive. Great color payoff with not a lot of fall out.
Overall, I love both of these palettes. I think that they made the perfect little stocking stuffer gift for a makeup lover like me. I can’t wait to continue to use these shadows. Overall, I really love the products that I have tried from the Lorac Brand.
(Are these shadows as high quality as the Lorac Pro shadows, no, but they are definitely workable and blendable.)