LORAC Mega PRO Palette: The MUST-HAVE palette of 2014 | Review.

When pictures first leaked of the upcoming LORACMega Pro palette ($59, available here), I immediately joined the throngs of beauty lovers who said “I need it, now!” before anyone can say “Another palette!?” Sadly, LORAC is no longer carried at Sephora (which was to be the only place to get LORAC in Canada), and given that this palette is limited edition, and exclusive for the holiday collection, October 7 (the official launch date) immediately became the most important date on my calendar.

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Let me tell you, if there is only one thing you should splurge on this holiday season, it should be this palette! I’ve heard mixed things about the availability of the palette, so if you see it back in stock, either on the LORAC website or Amazon (the only retailers that carry the palette), buy it first, and think about it later!

For those of you curious about how I managed to purchase this palette, I have a friend in the US who wanted to order one and was kind enough to help me get one! I’ve had this for a couple of days now and I cannot wait to share this review with all of you! Be warned, this review is incredibly picture-heavy as I wanted to share how the shades look on different skintones

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Keeping the packaging as similar to the existing Pro Palettes, the Mega Pro features a crimson, slim cardboard packaging. Not as easily toted around for a weekend, but perfect for occasions when you want to recreate a variety of looks for yourself and others (i.e. for a wedding!) The packaging is very much LORAC Pro through and through.

Featuring 32 eyeshadows of which 28 shades are brand new shades exclusive to this palette, the LORAC Mega Pro Palette is a palette for any beauty lovers, whether they already have a vast collection or simply looking to build one. I wish LORAC would make this palette permanent because it would still be a best-seller! I’ve been a fan of the original LORAC Pro Palette for the amazing quality, great selection of colours, and overall product that truly caters to any occasions! I personally think even if you already have the original Pro palettes, this is still a great addition to your collection.

Among the 32 shades, 16 are matte and the other 16 are shimmers. The quality across the matte shades are some of the best I’ve come across, and consistently outperformed shades from other brands that cost more. The shimmers naturally have a much better colour payoff and are eye-catching. The eyeshadows are incredibly soft, buttery smooth and powdery – so expect quite a bit of fall out, and smudging around the area of your palette.

For USD$59, each shade costs a mere $1.84 which makes this palette a huge steal. With so many variety of colours, finishes, and ease of blendability, this has everything any beauty fanatic out there would want.

Do You Need the Mega Pro Palette?

Given the difficulty in sourcing this palette nowadays (it’s sold out on the LORAC website and no longer showing on Amazon), I know there are a lot of disappointed people out there. What really stands out from the Mega Pro Palette compared to the Pro 1 and Pro 2 palette is really the colour variety. Everything about the quality, texture remain the same. I think if you already have either or both of the Pro 1 and Pro 2, you already have very similar colours to the ones in this palette. I think a brand that offers a great alternative in terms of both price and variation of shades is Inglot. I’ve raved about their eyeshadows before and am a huge fan of the colour selection. I think you might be able to find some really great alternatives through that brand!

Swatches

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Matte Shades: Cream (from the PRO Palette), Fawn, Camel, Sepia

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Matte Shades: White (From the PRO Palette), Khaki, Brown, Stone

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Matte Shades: Dusty Plum, Orchid, Mulberry, Espresso (from the PRO Palette)

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Matte Shades: Lilac, Wisteria, Gray, Black (from PRO Palette and PRO Palette 2)

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Shimmer Shades: Opal, Sand, Copper, Sienna

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Shimmer Shades: Vanilla, Cashmere, Smokey Topaz.

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Shimmer Shades: Apricot, Blush, Merlot, Indigo

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Shimmer Shades: Granite, Maroon, Deep Teal, Caviar.

Now it’s your turn! Have you tried the LORAC Pro Palette? Were you able to get your hands on the Mega Pro palette? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Share with me comment section or through Twitter or Instagram!

The shades selection is so beautiful, I so wish they sold it here in Italy! Love your swatches! xx

I agree! I wish it was more readily available!

Ho lucky you! Sadly I haven’t even tried any Lorac palettes as they are not easy to buy from Europe. This is a very nice palette indeed! The huge mirror also comes very handy when traveling!

Alexandra
Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

Ohh! I totally understand how that feels! Ever since LORAC stopped beingn available in Canada, they’ve been coming out with even better stuff, which only serve to increase its desirability!

Beautiful pictures!! I purchased this palette last week — can’t wait to receive it in the mail ????

Thanks Katie!! I am sure you will love your palette as much as I do!!

I’ve always heard great things about LORAC, and this has a great variety of colors!

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LORAC definitely makes some of my favourite eyeshadows! Have you tried any of their palettes?

Ah, that palette is to die for! Thanks so much for the swatches ????

I figured since it sold out quickly, many would want to see what it looks like and compare it with other brands’ offerings!

I saw it when it was available on Amazon but didn’t pull the trigger to purchase, especially because I can’t see it in person first. I really want it, but with shipping it would have been $85 or something and there are a lot of other things on my wish list at the moment.

OH NO WAY! Shipping always kills any deal ???? Don’t worry though, if you already have similar colours from LORAC or Inglot, you’re basically set ????

I love the darker shades in the pallette. I bought the first PRO palette a few months ago so I’m kinda all set in the eyeshadow department. I hope they re-release this at some point in the future. ????

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