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LORAC Mega PRO Palette Swatches

LORAC Mega PRO Palette Box

Ever since I saw the first photo of the LORAC Mega PRO Palette floating around on Instagram, I’ve been giddy with excitement! Seriously, I don’t think I was ever as pumped for a makeup release as I was for this palette. Some  of you may have noticed that I use my LORAC PRO Palettes 1 & 2 religiously and that’s because I think LORAC eye shadows in general are really lovely. They’re usually well pigmented, have a nice texture and are easy to blend. So when I realized a new 32 shade palette was being released, I sort of lost my cool.

The LORAC Mega PRO Palette ($59) was an online exclusive and was released on October 7th, 2014 at loraccosmetics.com as well as amazon.com. At the time of writing this, both websites are currently out of stock and I’m not sure when, or if at all, there will be more of these palettes available but Amazon has an option to be notified when this palette is back in stock so here’s to hoping that there will be more restocks!

Also, if you were unable to get your hands on this palette, hope isn’t completely lost! In appreciation of all of my amazing followers, I’m hosting a giveaway on Instagram and the prize is the LORAC Mega PRO Palette! Check out full details here.

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LORAC Mega PRO Palette Giveaway!

Hello hello!

In honor of reaching 5k followers on Instagram, I’m hosting a giveaway as my way of saying thank you! I truly appreciate all of the kind words and support that I receive here on my blog as well as on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, BlogLovin’, Reddit, etc.  SO VERY MUCH! I’m always blown away by how sweet, encouraging and awesome my followers are. I also want to say that while I can’t always respond to every single comment, message, etc. that I get, I do read all of them and they always put a smile on my face! =D

I decided to get a LORAC Mega PRO Palette for the prize because I use their PRO Palettes 1 & 2 so frequently and really love them. So surely 32 shades of LORAC eye shadow goodness must be a good prize, right?! 😉

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So without further adieu, here is the official rules for a shot at winning the new LORAC Mega PRO Palette!

1. Must follow @sultrysuburbia on Instagram.

2. Repost this pic on IG with #ss5k and tag @sultrysuburbia.

3. Open internationally!

4. No private or giveaway accounts.

5. Max 3 entries per person but only one per day.

6. Winner will be chosen via random.org.

7.Contest ends Oct. 23rd at 10pm EST.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! And just once more, THANK YOU! <3

 

This product was purchased directly by me and is in no way affiliated with LORAC Cosmetics.

Purple Smokey Eye Tutorial

Some of you may be missing summer but I couldn’t be happier that Fall has made its way to Ohio! The first chilly day we had, I grabbed my Lorac PRO Palette 2 and got to work on this Fall inspired purple smokey eye tutorial.

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I always begin by applying an eye shadow primer. Today I’m using the Lorac Behind The Scenes primer that came with the Lorac PRO Palette 2.  Then, using a large blending brush, I’m going to apply Nectar (light peach matte) all over, starting with my lid and ending a little below my brow bone. Blend this out really well.

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What I’m Packing for Vacation

As some of you may already know, I’m leaving for vacation to Austria tomorrow and I’ll be away for about two weeks! This is kind of a big deal for me. I’ve never been out of the country before and I’ll be meeting my in-laws and the rest of my husbands family for the FIRST TIME!

With that being said, replies to comments, emails, etc. will be slow for a while but I’ll try to get back to everyone as soon as I can. I also have  a couple of posts, including one tutorial, set to publish while I’m away so keep your eyes peeled! O_O

So on to what I’m packing! These are some of my favorite products, “necessities”, and some things that are just really versatile/useful. I obviously could have packed much lighter but we’ve got room in the luggage and I like variety.

I’m not ashamed to admit that lip products are my weakness. I often have half a dozen lipsticks just hanging out in my purse so it was kind of hard for me to narrow it down to this many (I added NYX Sweet Pink afterwards! Oops.) but I think I’ve got my bases covered. NYX Matte Lipsticks in Butter & Forbidden, NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel & Tiramisu, NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Hot Red & Plum, Maybelline Color Elixir in Signature Scarlet, MAC lipsticks in Ruby Woo, Diva & Please Me and finally Too Faced’s Lip Insurance for a little extra help on long days.

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Lorac PRO Palette 2 Tutorial

Lorac PRO Palette 2 Tutorial

Hey guys! So I was watching this video by the ever lovely Samantha Ravndahl and was inspired to create a tutorial for a similar look using only eyeshadows from the Lorac PRO Palette 2.

If you’d like to read more about the Lorac PRO Palette 2, check out my swatches and review!

Start by priming your eyes. I’m using Lorac’s Behind The Scenes primer that came with the palette. The first shadow we’ll be using is Nectar (matte peach) and I’m using a large blending brush to apply that in and above my crease but not quite to the brow bone.

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Next take Silver (metallic silver) and pat it on starting with the center of your lid and moving outwards in both directions while still leaving the inner most and outer most corners of your lid blank. Patting this color on instead of swiping it on will help reduce fall out and make the silver more concentrated.

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Natural Eyeshadow Tutorial

I had a few requests for a tutorial for the eyeshadow I was wearing in my NYX Matte Lipsticks post and I’ve finally gotten around to doing it! This natural eyeshadow tutorial is pretty simple and quick and looks fabulous and appropriate for nearly any occasion.

For this look, I’ll be using shades from both my Lorac Pro Palette and Lorac Pro Palette 2. If you don’t have these palettes, don’t worry! I’ll also be describing the shades so you can try to match this look with your own products.

From the original Lorac Pro Palette, I’ll be using Cream (pale matte beige), Sable (medium-dark warm matte brown) & Taupe (medium warm matte brown). From the Lorac Pro Palette 2, I’ll be using Beige (light shimmery beige) & Nectar (matte peach).

Natural Eyeshadow Tutorial

In this photo I’m also wearing NYX Matte Lipstick in Nude, MAC Fluidline eyeliner, Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation in 120 & Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Dark Brown.

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Lorac PRO Palette 2 Review

I did a quick post a few days ago with swatches and my first impression and now I’m back with a Lorac PRO Palette 2 review as well as some looks I created with it. If you’d like to see a tutorial using the Lorac PRO Palette 2, you can check it out here!

Overall opinion: Just like with the original Lorac PRO Palette, I’m very glad I bought this palette. The colors are gorgeous, it’s extremely versatile and most of the shadows applied very smoothly and are highly pigmented. A little goes a long way with many of these shades.

The Lorac PRO Palette 2 is now officially a staple in my makeup collection. This palette is so versatile that I can see myself reaching for it often, whether it be for an easy natural look or a full on glam kinda day.

I’ve been using this palette with the Lorac Behind the Scenes primer that was included and I have not been let down! Even with the summer heat and humidity, these shadows have stayed put, stayed vibrant and stayed gorgeous all day.

The mattes – Really nice selection of matte shades. My favorites are Light Brown and Cool Grey because they are so lovely and so easy to work into nearly any look. Light Brown might actually be my favorite eye shadow ever and I just might cry when I hit pan on it. I found a couple of the mattes to be a little difficult to blend, particularly Navy. Navy is a really beautiful color but I found it to be a little difficult to work with. It also stained my eye lids a bit. The Black shade in the Lorac PRO Palette 2 is noticeably softer in hue than the Black shade in the original palette, which can be seen as a plus or minus depending on your style. It definitely comes across as black but if you like your black eyeshadow to be the blackest black available, it might disappoint you. If black intimidates you, you might find this shade more wearable. My one wish was that a matte shade lighter than Buff had been included because when you’re pale and have warm undertones, Buff is not a good highlighting shade.

The shimmers – All of these left me so happy. The shimmer shades were all so smooth, so beautiful and they blend effortlessly. It’s actually really impressive how well they all seem to blend. My favorite shimmer shades are Beige, Rose and Chrome. Beige is a fantastic highlighter shade as well as a pretty all over lid color in natural looks, Rose is a gorgeous rose gold that seems to work beautifully with every other shade in the palette and Chrome is a really unique color somewhere between silver, purple and brown

Here’s a couple of looks that I’ve done using only the eyeshadows in the Lorac PRO Palette 2.

Using Navy, Nectar, Beige and Light Brown

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Using Light Brown, Rose, Beige, Charcoal and Chrome

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Using Light Brown, Rose, Beige and Black

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