LORAC Mega Pro Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

LORAC Mega Pro Palette
LORAC Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro Palette ($59.00 for 0.62 oz.) includes 32 eyeshadows–16 matte, 16 shimmer from white to black to plum to teal. The palette is very warm-toned–only a handful of shades are neutral to cool–and it is a more light to mid-tone palette, but a lot of the shades run together. I don’t think the color composition is as good as it could be. Overall, the formula used in these eyeshadows had a very soft, silky feel, but it was soft enough that it is powdery and lots of excess product gets kicked up in the palette but also drops below the lid if you aren’t careful.

I found the eyeshadows in this palette didn’t apply as well to bare skin as the ones in Pro 1 and Pro 2; many eyeshadows had a tendency to blend away to a very sheer layer of color, so I would recommend using a primer with this. Even the more shimmery shades seemed to have this problem. There were a couple of shades that had a drier consistency that showed on the skin. I was able to use the eyeshadows both wet and dry (including the mattes), but blending some of the matte shades out when damp was more difficult than dry. I would just use a good eyeshadow primer underneath rather than use them with a dampened brush. Though they often looked faded from the get-go, it didn’t fade much from there, so wear time clocked in around eight hours on most shades.

The palette is the size of two Pro palettes, and it is very slim. Interestingly enough, but as a reader had asked about where it was made, I couldn’t locate the information. The palette only indicates that it was assembled in the U.S., but it uses U.S. and non-U.S. materials. It has a large mirror underneath the lid, but it doesn’t stand up, so it may not be that useful.

It’s a limited edition, holiday palette that will only be available on Amazon–LORAC confirmed that there is a shipment “in transit” that is Amazon’s, so there will be more available, but it seems like it goes in and out of stock, so it may be difficult to get. It’s been disappointing to see how the launch has been handled (confusion with launch dates, limited availability, slow to ship/communicate, broken palettes galore), and I really wish LORAC would simply do another run of the palette and earn some goodwill with customers.

On comparison to Pro 1/Pro 2: There are some shades that are more similar than not (from Pro 1: Lt. Brown, Black, Beige, Rose, Cocoa; from Pro 2: White, Cream, Taupe, Espresso, Black, Gold, Lt. Bronze). If you like the formula of Pro 1 and Pro 2, you’ll probably find the formula of Mega Pro to be comparable–at most a little more powdery/soft.

Cream is a pale, brightened beige with a matte finish and soft, warm undertones. It was mostly opaque but was stiffer–it had a thinner, less silky texture compared to most other shades in the palette. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fawn is a light, peach-beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff but was somewhat powdery, though it was very silky. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Camel is a muted, meidum-dark orange with hints of tan/brown and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage and was powdery. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sepia is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, terracotta undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, and it was nicely balanced between soft and blendable without being powdery. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dusty Plum is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, though it was somewhat powdery. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Orchid is a lavender-pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was somewhat powdery, and it had decent to good color payoff. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mulberry is a medium-dark, berry red with cool undertones and a matte finish. This shade was very powdery and sheer applied to the skin–it just refused to adhere well, so it really needs something to help it stay on the skin. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Espresso is a dark brown with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish–there is a tiny, tiny amount of shimmer that’s not really noticeable applied. It had good color payoff, but it was somewhat powdery and didn’t adhere well to bare skin (it sheered out a lot). The version in my Mega Pro is lighter and more shimmery (in the pan) than in my Pro palette. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

White is a bright white with cool undertones and a matte finish. It is quite powdery, as it is almost like a loose powder in the pan–it just gets everywhere. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Khaki is a softened, light-medium brown with a hint of gray and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, and it applied without too much trouble. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Brown is a medium, yellow-toned brown with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, and the texture was on the powdery side, so it didn’t stick well to skin and just blended away on the skin. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stone is a muted, grayed purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, and the texture was only a little powdery. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lilac is a light-medium, cool-toned lavender with a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation but was powdery. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wisteria is a muted, medium plum with a hint of gray and a matte finish. It was sheer and very powdery–it is not a shade that can be workable on bare skin whatsoever. It is still challenging to use even with a primer, but a primer is the only way to save this (NYX Milk, in particular–LORAC’s was pitiful paired with this shade). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gray is a muted, msoked bluish-teal with a matte finish. It is not what one would think of as traditionally “gray.” Like Wisteria, it was quite sheer and quite powdery, so little color stayed on the skin, and what did, went on unevenly. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black is a medium-dark black with a matte finish and subtle warm undertones. It was semi-sheer, a little dry and stiff (similar to Cream), and it was difficult to blend and apply. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Opal is a warm-toned, white gold with a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, though it was still on the powdery side like the matte shades–it had a softer, almost crumbly texture. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sand is a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had fairly good color payoff, and it wasn’t too powdery to work with. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Copper is a medium-dark, golden copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had good pigmentation, and it was a little dry but blendable. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sienna is a medium brown with warm undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. It had nice color payoff, and the texture was soft without being powdery. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Apricot is a brightened pop of tangerine orange with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It seemed to have good color payoff, but the texture was rather powdery, which made it hard to apply on bare skin. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blush is a light pink with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had decent pigmentation, but the texture was somewhat powdery to work with. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Merlot is a medium-dark, warm-toned plum with a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff, and the texture wasn’t powdery, so it went on smoothly and evenly. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Indigo is a blackened navy blue with blue sparkle over a matte finish. The sparkle sits on top, so it doesn’t bind with the eyeshadow, and as a result, it’s mostly just a matte black eyeshadow on the lid. It had good color coverage, and the texture wasn’t powdery. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vanilla is a warm, white with yellow-y undertones and a frosted finish. It had nice pigmentation, and the wasn’t powdery, so it was easy to use on the skin. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cashmere is a muted, yellow gold with a metallic finish. It had a slightly dry, crumbly consistency, so it didn’t go on smoothly as one would like. It seemed to emphasize texture on the eyelid. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smokey Topaz is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had nice color payoff, though it was a little dry and dusty. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dusty Rose is a muted, rosy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation and was powdery. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Granite is a rich, dark bronze brown with a frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation, and the texture was soft, smooth, and buttery–best eyeshadow in the palette, easily. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maroon is a medium-dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft without being powdery. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Deep Teal is a blackened green-leaning teal with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nice color payoff, but it had a drier texture–it takes a lot of buffing to work away those dry edges on the skin. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Caviar is a medium-dark black with a very subtle sheen. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was only a little powdery. It was easier to use than Black. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

LORAC Holiday 2014 Pro Palette Mega Pro
Mega Pro
Mega Pro
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Cream
Cream
Cream
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Khaki
Khaki
Khaki
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Brown
Brown
Brown
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Stone
Stone
Stone
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Lilac
Lilac
Lilac
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Wisteria
Wisteria
Wisteria
D

Limited Edition

6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
66%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Gray
Gray
Gray
F

Limited Edition

4
Product
4.5
Pigmentation
5
Texture
7
Longevity
3.5
Application
53%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Black
Black
Black
F

Limited Edition

5
Product
4.5
Pigmentation
5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
57%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Opal
Opal
Opal
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Sand
Sand
Sand
B+

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Copper
Copper
Copper
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Fawn
Fawn
Fawn
B+

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Sienna
Sienna
Sienna
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Apricot
Apricot
Apricot
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Blush
Blush
Blush
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Merlot
Merlot
Merlot
B+

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Indigo
Indigo
Indigo
B+

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Vanilla
Vanilla
Vanilla
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Cashmere
Cashmere
Cashmere
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Smokey Topaz
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Dusty Rose
Dusty Rose
Dusty Rose
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Granite
Granite
Granite
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Camel
Camel
Camel
C+

Limited Edition

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Maroon
Maroon
Maroon
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Deep Teal
Deep Teal
Deep Teal
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Caviar
Caviar
Caviar
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Sepia
Sepia
Sepia
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Dusty Plum
Dusty Plum
Dusty Plum
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Orchid
Orchid
Orchid
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Mulberry
Mulberry
Mulberry
D+

Limited Edition

6.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
69%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow Espresso (Mega Pro)
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
LORAC Eyeshadow White
White
White
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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LORAC Cream Eyeshadow
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LORAC Dusty Plum Eyeshadow
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LORAC Orchid Eyeshadow
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LORAC Espresso Eyeshadow
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LORAC White Eyeshadow
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LORAC Khaki Eyeshadow
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LORAC Brown Eyeshadow
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LORAC Stone Eyeshadow
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LORAC Lilac Eyeshadow
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LORAC Wisteria Eyeshadow
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LORAC Gray Eyeshadow
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LORAC Black Eyeshadow
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LORAC Opal Eyeshadow
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LORAC Sand Eyeshadow
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LORAC Copper Eyeshadow
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LORAC Sienna Eyeshadow
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LORAC Apricot Eyeshadow
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LORAC Blush Eyeshadow
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LORAC Merlot Eyeshadow
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LORAC Indigo Eyeshadow
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LORAC Vanilla Eyeshadow
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LORAC Cashmere Eyeshadow
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LORAC Smokey Topaz Eyeshadow
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LORAC Dusty Rose Eyeshadow
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LORAC Granite Eyeshadow
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LORAC Maroon Eyeshadow
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LORAC Deep Teal Eyeshadow
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LORAC Caviar Eyeshadow
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Sepia, Orchid, Dusty Plum, Merlot, Espresso, Fawn+Cream (brow bone) (No Primer)

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Blush, Apricot, Copper, Maroon, Fawn+Cream (brow bone) (No Primer)

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Cashmere, Stone, Deep Teal, Gray, Fawn+Cream (brow bone) (No Primer)