So this was one of the hottest beauty releases of 2014, a huge Christmas sell out and a highly sort after limited edition item but is it really worth all it is hyped up to be? In short, No! Now I don’t want to be harsh with this palette, I do love a whole lot of the colours, many of them are beautiful but it is a little lack lustre. I have not used any other products but Laroc but I have always heard how amazing their shadows are and how they are equivalent to brands such as my beloved Urban Decay, to be frank I don’t see it.
Colour Range: You can pretty much spilt this palette down the middle, one side with fun unique shades, while the other is a mixture of repeats and dupes of each other, honestly who needs 4 variations of white in one palette. There are a few fun neutrals, ‘Smokey Topaz’ is very similar to ‘Satin Taupe’ by MAC and ‘Camel’ is easily a similar shade to ‘Peanut Butter’ from Too Faced, while they are dupes they are also good basics to have in any kit, so to be the shade range isn’t outstanding but it’s not terrible.
Pigmentation and Quality: This is to me the biggest down fall. While they are pigmented they are quite chalky, most of the shades anyway. They are also very difficult to blend, they either have too much grip and wont blend smoothly or don’t have grip at all and blend away with one swoop, loosing all the pigmentation immediately. I don’t want to trash this palette because I do really like it but I feel it could have a few Improvements.
Packaging: Red Matte Packaging…really?
This is a good palette but It isn’t something I would be trying to hunt down and a need to have item, If you own it, you will use it but otherwise it really isn’t a necessity.
Lorac Mega Pro Palette