The LORAC Pro Palette was the first “high end” palatte that I purchased. I was orginially going to purchase the original NAKED palatte but changed my mind because I felt that the Pro palatte offered a greater variety of color choices. There are six matte shades and six shimmery shades that complement and blend well with each other. It has been one of my best purchases as an aspiring MUA because is allows me to experiment with creating a variety of looks with out have to go out and purchase several different products. Plus, it is great for travel. My only complaint would be fall out. The colors are super pigmented and if you get some fall out on your cheeks and try to swipe it away with a powder brush you may get some streaks of color on your cheeks. Other than that it is a great investment.
LORAC Pro Palette ($42.00 for 16 x 0.02 oz.; 1 x 0.19 oz.) consists of sixteen eyeshadows (half are shimmery, half are matte), plus a travel-sized Behind the Scenes Eye Primer, which comes in a squeeze-tube. The eyeshadows are supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” and can be applied wet or dry. What I like is that they’ve included the primer so you can get “stay-true color that lasts,” rather than tout the eyeshadows as forever-wearing on their own. Overall, the palette has good pigmentation, soft and smooth textures, and has a good mix of finishes (mattes and shimmers) in a neutral spectrum of colors–though there are a few bolder/richer shades included so it’s not merely a mix of beige and brown. When I wore the eyeshadows over LORAC’s primer, they lasted for ten hours without creasing or fading. When I wore them alone (and this is for reference and did not impact the rating, since it wasn’t a claim), they lasted eight hours well and showed some light fading after nine hours of wear.