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LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette
LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette ($59.00 for 0.45 oz.) includes 32 (!) eyeshadows split across two finishes–matte and shimmer. The palette is an earthy take on neutrals; a little smokier, not quite as overtly warm-toned, and some colors have a subdued/muted quality to them. There are a few cooler-toned shades in the palette as well. I have found that LORAC mattes, while often silky and very soft, are powdery or dusty, which makes them harder to use in practice, as they’ll sheer out, appear dry/dusty on the lid, or fade more readily. I think the matte formula used in this year’s palette is better than last year’s–it is not as prone to kicking up a ridiculous amount of product in the pan with the barest touch of a brush, but it is still a softer, dustier formula that benefits greatly from a primer for better adherence as well as longer wear. LORAC shimmers are better and more consistent, as they are soft, a little dusty or thin, but they tend to be rather pigmented and apply fine to bare skin and last seven to eight hours. If you’re normally a fan of LORAC’s eyeshadows, I think you will enjoy this palette. If you feel like your eyelids eat LORAC matte eyeshadows, this might be better than the normal, but it might still be an issue. The Mega Pro 3 Palette should be available today exclusively at Ulta.

You can use our palette vs. palette tool to compare this palette against other neutral ones, but I have also pulled out two to get you started: Mega Pro vs. Mega Pro 3; Mega Pro 2 vs. Mega Pro 3.

Pink Cream is a pale pink with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, creamy consistency that was a smidgen dusty in the pan due to how soft it was. It wore well for seven hours before fading. Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Baptism (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Stila Pale Pink (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Pale, Please (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Elementary Pink (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M870 Yogurt (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Truth (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Studio (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Yogurt (P, $17.00)(100% similar). LORAC Chiffon (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Parfait (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Ballet (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Birthday Suit (P, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tan is a muted, light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was great, while the texture felt so soft that it was a little powdery, it was a lot less powdery and prone to clumping as some of LORAC’s past matte shades have been for me, so it was easier to work with. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. bareMinerals Beautiful (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Totally Nude (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Sorbet (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). KKW Beauty Tree (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rose de Mai (P, $29.50) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cleavage (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Nine Lives (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Hit Reply (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Rose to the Occasion (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Silent Treatment #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Laced (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Cordial (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Lullaby (PiP, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Caramel (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Lure (LE, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Unconditional (PiP, $19.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). theBalm Feisty (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Choc-ful (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Tartetini (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pecan is a muted, medium-dark pinky-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which wasn’t really buildable unless you had a lightly tacky base under it. The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and blendable. This shade wore well for seven hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dog and Pony (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Nude Mauve (144CM) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Stardom (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Made to Last (P, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Sydney Grace Treasure All (PiP, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pink Sienna (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Contigo (PiP, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop T-Cup (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Choc-ful (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Pinky Promise (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). KKW Beauty Tree (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Syrup (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Fresco (PiP, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Caramel (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Lure (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Strapless (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dusty Rose (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Tan (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Kalahari II (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Walnut is a medium-dark, yellowed brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was finely-milled and silky to the touch. This shade lasted for just over seven hours on me before fading noticeably. MAC Mocha Minded (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Taupe (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Picnic Basket (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Coco (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Toffee Crunch (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #342 (P, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). Sephora Hot Chocolate (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Heartbreaker (LE, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Coloured Raine Duchess (PiP, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Bengali (DC, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Suckerpunch (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Faith (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Look Closer III (DC, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Toffee (Dark Matte #1) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Angles (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Coco (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Mocha (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dusty Mauve is a muted, medium-dark lavender purple with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft enough that it had some powdery kick up when used, but it adhered better than anticipated and did not sheer out immediately upon blending it out. On me, it lasted for six and a half hours. Tarte Skipper (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Bill (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Gigi (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Romance (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Matte Mauve (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Ciate Jet Setter (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Countess (PiP, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Clubhouse (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Overcast (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Violet Hour (LE, ) is more muted (85% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #3 (DC, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine Purpleberry (LE, $6.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior Ombre Sculpting Powder (002) (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Sundown (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Circle (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Heather Grey (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Enchanting (P, ) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Lace (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Orchid (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violet Gray is a dark mauvy purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff with a soft, finely-milled texture that was just barely dusty at times. It wore well for seven hours before fading. Persona Chic (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Exquisite (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). LORAC Tell No Tales (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Raspberry Cocoa (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Wood Pink #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Tuile (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte I Think I Cannes (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ribbon Realness (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Jouer Mauve (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). YSL Paris #9 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Jouer Aubergine (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Dreams (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Silk (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Wisteria (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Heather Grey (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Tang (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Contour) (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarte For Realism (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Coloured Raine Purpleberry (LE, $6.99) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Eggplant is a dark, reddish burgundy with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which applied fairly evenly and wasn’t too challenging to blend out (it could have been more forgiving, though). This shade did last longer than others at almost eight hours before it started to break down. MAC Hell in Heels (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Drama (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Velvet (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte BFF (LE, ) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia All Star (DC, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Divina (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Baie (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Mixed Berries (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Boss Lady (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Deep Damson (DC, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Laura Mercier Aubergine (PiP, $28.00) is glossier (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Opera (PiP, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC I'm Into It (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Right) (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Velorio (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Fur Elise (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Huda Beauty Nude Rich #9 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Donut (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Voodoo (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dark Navy is a subdued, blackened navy blue with subtle, cooler undertones and barely-there satin shimmer over a matte finish. The shimmer really wasn’t noticeable on the lid, and as a result, it looked and performed as a matte finish would. The texture was silky in feel, but it was dusty and more prone to sheering out, so this is one that would benefit from a primer. It wore well for eight hours before fading. MAC Switch Me On (LE, $20.00) is brighter (95% similar). Inglot #389 (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Midnight Kiss (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Harbor (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Grey Horizon (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Inked (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Apres l'Ondee #5 (DC, ) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #6 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Deep Night (PiP, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Tornay (DC, ) is lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Zodiac (PiP, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Maven (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #02 (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crepe is a light beige with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The powder felt silky and very smooth in the pan, but it had a very strong white base and tended to look whiter against my skin tone, so it’s one of those shades that might appear chalky on some complexions. It had good pigmentation with a touch of fall out during application. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (PiP, )(100% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (PiP, )(100% similar). Too Faced Rock Candy (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Queen's Lace (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Take a Memo (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Sand (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Cool Taupe (Mega Pro 4) (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (PiP, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Givenchy Delicate #4 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #4 (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Melanie (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Nude #1 (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Sephora Secret Boudoir (DC, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Dream On (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek So Pale (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Classic (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Toffee is a light-medium, subdued orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was moderately dusty–one of the looser shades in the palette–so it sheered out noticeably when applied to bare skin; I would definitely recommend using a primer to make this shade apply and adhere better. It had so-so color coverage and lasted for six hours. Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #3 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). NYX Blame It On Midnight (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Morphe Silk Crรจme (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Werk It (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Apricot Nude (GPV1 #2) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Chaser (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Booty (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Fawn (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Flawless (332) (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Hammamet I (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Pastel Melon (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Natural Peaches (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Angel Face (P, $6.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Look Beyond (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Vibrate (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Sandcastle (DC, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Weekender (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Antidote (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Heir (PiP, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mist is a light, bluish gray with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, which applied fairly well to bare skin, though the softness meant some dustiness, which tended to make it sheer out just a bit on the skin. It wore well for seven hours before fading noticeably on me. LORAC Valet (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Ash (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Lost at Sea (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Inglot #324 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Stone (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Grey Stroke (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Black Milk (DC, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Stone Face (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Smoke (LE, $29.00) is darker (80% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #22 (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vintage is a medium brown with warm, olive undertones and a satin finish. It might be in the row of mattes, but it has a distinctive satin sheen when used, particularly as it is blended and worked onto the lid. The eyeshadow had great pigmentation that covered the skin well and lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Clarins Brown #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Noble Spirit (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Faint (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Taupe Smoke (19) (P, $39.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Primal (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Camelot (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Hot Stone Massage (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Saddle (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Ghiradelli (Cool Mattes 2 #9) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Burro (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Star Treatment (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sandstone (PiP, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Americano (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Navy #3 (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Magnifique (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Jetta (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hickory is a deep brown with subtle, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, lightly dusty texture, as it was thinner than some of the other shades, but I felt like it built up well in practice. The color seemed to start fading at the seven-hour mark. Inglot #363 (P, $6.00)(100% similar). Persona Fearless (PiP, )(100% similar). Tarte Don't Turn A-Brown (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Sephora #tbt (DC, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Delete (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Morphe Central Park (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Ground Brown (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Undercover (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Coffee Blossom (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #7 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Played Out (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #326 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Stone (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Malted (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Java (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maple is a medium-dark brown with warm, orangy undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow was intensely pigmented, while the consistency was soft, silky, and blendable without being too powdery or too firm in the pan. I noticed fading with this shade after seven and a half hours of wear. Pat McGrath Throwing Shade (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Tan Lines (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Rustic (PiP, $12.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Unspoken (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Crenshaw (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Thorn (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild To Muse and Carouse #2 (DC, $2.29) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Whiskey Neat (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cafรฉ au Lait (PiP, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (DC, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Puree (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bark is a deep brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was firmer in the pan, so the color tended to adhere well to bare skin but was harder to blend and diffuse around the edges. It had good color payoff, though, and it wore well for eight hours. Colour Pop Bonfire (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Leader (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Noche (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Define) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Edgy (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Undercover (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte A Beautiful Degas (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Peach Tart (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Fudge (DC, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Violeta (LE, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Pat McGrath Deep Velvet (P, $25.00) is more muted (90% similar). Smashbox Angles (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Makeup & Chill (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Mea Culpa (PiP, $8.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Disobedient (PiP, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Cocoa (PiP, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jet Black is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It was soft, lightly dusty, but it was blendable overall and didn’t have much fallout during application. The color wore nicely for seven hours before fading on me. (This shade is a repeat.) Smashbox Deadline (PiP, )(100% similar). Huda Beauty Smokey #1 (PiP, )(100% similar). Tarte Punk (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Don't Stand Black (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Is It the Beat (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Santa's Stilettos (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Devotion (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (PiP, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Sabbath (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Silhouette (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Loverboy (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia D5 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (PiP, )(100% similar). Hourglass Black (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Licorice Rope (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Snow is a light, bright white with neutral-to-warm undertones and a frosted finish. The consistency was soft and fairly smooth, but it could have been less dry overall for smoother results on the lid. It had good pigmentation and wore for seven and a half hours on me. (This shade is a repeat.) BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #15 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Camelia #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Dreamy #1 (DC, ) is darker (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Smoky Black Friday #1 (LE, ) is lower quality (95% similar). Natasha Denona Ice Gold (122K) (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Jardin #2 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Luna Llena (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Vapor (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Lancome Blanc Scintillant (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Rue Allent (Left) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Permanent Press #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Break Free (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #1 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Gluten Free (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cava is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color coverage with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan. This shade was easy to use and apply to the eyelid. On me, it wore for just over seven and a half hours. Colour Pop XO (LE, $6.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). MAC So, So Saucy (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Kitties (PiP, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Pep Talk (DC, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Champagne (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Cuteness Overload (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Moonstone (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Butter Pecan (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Indian Moon (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Ball Gown (V2) (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Vivacious (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Ready or Yacht (P, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Natural Vigor #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Cherish (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Relight My Fire (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Ciate Dainty (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Grounded (Right) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Moony (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cider is a rich, medium-dark reddish copper with warm, rusty undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, denser than other shades, and very blendable on the skin–but it didn’t lose its richness easily. It had excellent pigmentation, which lasted well for eight hours. Smashbox Liquid Fire (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). YSL Scandal #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Uninhibited (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Louder (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). The Estee Edit Swerve (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Stardream (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Sunset (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Legend (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Level Up (PiP, $4.50) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Butterscotch (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Borrowed Bling (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Friendspiration (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Fire (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Hotline (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Pure Ganache (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Duchess (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bellini is a soft, light-medium orange with warm, yellowy undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation, which was fairly easy to apply as the texture was soft–just a smidgen dusty–and blendable on the lid. The color started to fade noticeably after seven hours of wear. NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Birthday Suit (P, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Forward March (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Lick the Spoon (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Wanderin' Free (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced XOXO (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Lueurs Ambrees #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Organica (Right) (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Platonic (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Latergram (DC, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gingerluxe #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d'Hiver #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Shell (003) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Galore #2 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Surface of the Sun (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Brown Sugar is a rich, mahogany brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented and had a very smooth, slightly dense, and creamy consistency that blended beautifully on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. Stila Metallic Bronze (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Reflection (Eye Color) (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Influence (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Budding Passion (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Howdy (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Maroon (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Shadow (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Whiskey (LE, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Driftwood (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Pretty (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Comfort (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Spoiled (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Dart (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Bronze (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Papilio (DC, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sequoia is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It was brighter and more shimmery compared to Brown Sugar, though they aren’t as differentiated once blended in a look. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while it had opaque color coverage that stayed strong for eight hours. Chanel Ebloui (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Illicit (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Spoiled (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Take Root (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Roasted Chestnut (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Senso (10) (P, $39.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Ever Elegant (LE, $32.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bad Habit Frida (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #14 (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Boy Band (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #421 (P, $7.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Dethrone (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Genie (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Maroon (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Fuller Fudge (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Bronze (24) (P, $4.49) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glacier is a light-medium silvery gray with a soft, frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly dusty, thinner texture that was prone to sheering out. On me, it lasted for just over seven hours before fading. NARS Underworld I (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Milani Bella Silver (20) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #17 (DC, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #17 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Free Folk (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Misfit (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Trompe L'Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Rock Icon (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Beam Me Up (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #1 (PiP, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Silver Coin (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX Tin (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #2 (PiP, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Deep Fog is a dark gray with subtle, cool undertones and satiny shimmer. It looked more like a matte eyeshadow in practice, as a lot of the shimmer got lost in the application process. The texture was thinner, dustier, and seemed to fade faster than other shades (five hours). LORAC Black (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Do Not Disturb (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Genre (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Indigo (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Gunmetal (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Dagger (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Revolver (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Architectonic #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Claudia (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Gris Exquis (LE, $29.50) is lighter (85% similar). Bad Habit Siren (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Slate (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Diane (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tulle is a light-medium peachy-pink with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. This shade had good color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that adhered well to bare skin and blended out without sheering out immediately. It wore well for seven hours on me. LORAC Blush (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Bois des Indes #2 (DC, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Liar, Liar (P, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Rose Quartz (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Parfait (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #4 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Bouffant (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Ksar (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Vivacious (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #10 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Glitz (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop My Treat (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Champagne (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Most (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Seashell (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pound Cake (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC MACnificent Me (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pixel (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pink Bronze is a medium, coppery brown with warm undertones and subtle, golden shimmer. It had decent pigmentation, but it was thinner and a bit dusty, so it sheered out when I used it on the lid. It was somewhat buildable, but it needed a primer to help the payoff. The color started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. Tarte Metal Work (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Glimpse of Flesh (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Tint (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Femme Fatale (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel City Lights #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Chiang Mai (Right) (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cedar Wood (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Iris Bronze #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Right) (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia RTW (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Dune (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Off Duty (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Romeo (PiP, $8.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Dormouse (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Burberry Pale Nude #2 (DC, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rust is a medium-dark, reddish copper with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The color payoff was opaque, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin. It lasted for just over seven and a half hours on me. Kat Von D Doce (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Crush (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Warning (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Coloured Raine Vintage (P, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Atmosphere (120M) (PiP, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Outfoxed (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Leopard Sun #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop DJ (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop BPM (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Star Myth (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Clueless (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Coppering (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Bling (PiP, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar). Huda Beauty Blood Moon (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Rose Gold (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Loose Change (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Toffee (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Gemstone #7 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Brule (128) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (PiP, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Quartz is a dark bronze with warm, rosy undertones and a metallic finish. It had a much denser and more cream-like texture compared to the other shades; it felt different from past LORAC eyeshadows (even their metallics). There was no fallout or powderiness with this shade, and it was extremely pigmented. I had no trouble applying or blending it on the eyelid. On me, it started to crease after seven and a half hours of wear. Stila Grace (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Cherish (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Night Life (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Almost There (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Antique Rose (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Banana Cream (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Daydream (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dreamy Beams (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Amaretto (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Smoke and Mirrors (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Dreamlight (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop DTR (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Demo (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bake It Til You Make It (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Lucky Penny (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Dose of Colors Double Take (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Olive is a dark, olive brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that applied evenly to the skin and blended out with ease. This shade started to show signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. (This is a repeat.) bareMinerals Ritzy (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Vivid Smoky Quartz (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Biscotti (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Luxury Cachet (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Hell Ya (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #15 (DC, $33.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Deeper (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Brokedown (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Conquer (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Darkhorse (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Snakebite (P, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Haute Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Subtle Blend (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Golden Bronze (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Smog (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Golden Petals Scattering (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Paramaribo #2 (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Dubai (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dark Roast is a muted, blackened brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a frosted sheen. It was richly pigmented and had a soft, lightly dusty consistency that didn’t kick up too much excess in the pan, and it did not lose its intensity when applied and blended out on the skin. This shade wore nicely for eight hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Never Never (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar). Jouer Midnight Swim (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Clarins The Essentials #10 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Coffee Chip (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #15 (P, $23.00) is better quality (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hello Kitty The Original (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (P, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Beautifully Charred (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME624 Black Gold (DC, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Embellish (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #2 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Copper Cocoa (LE, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Cinder (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Thunderbird (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Steampunk (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced SaveThemAll (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pomegranate is a bright, medium-dark red with warm, coppery undertones and a satiny sheen. It had good color coverage, but it appeared lighter and less intense swatched and applied to the lid than it did in the pan. The consistency was thinner and a bit dusty, but it was workable and wasn’t fussy when I used it. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Tarte Revel (P, $14.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Brick (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #8 (PiP, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Mauve #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Red Bronze (141K) (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Claret (274M) (LE, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Mars (GPV2 #16) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Nuance #6 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sephora Miss Minnie (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Swoon (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Salazen Grum (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Afterparty (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Huda Beauty Turkish Delight (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Coloured Raine Noblewoman (PiP, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel ร‰clat ร‰nigmatique #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Curtain Call (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Coloured Raine Passion (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Licorice is a blackened purple with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was looser in the pan, so you’ll want to make sure to tap the brush off prior to applying to the lid to avoid excessive fall out during application. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied well to bare skin and blended out fairly easily. I noticed the color faded after seven and a half hours of wear. LORAC Boots (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Tatar (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D830 Black Rose (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Black Matter (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Evil Stepmother (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Smoked Amethyst (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Debauched (Right) (DC, $25.00) is more muted (90% similar). Ardency Inn Purple Hearts (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #3 (DC, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Starless Night (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Illusion (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mega Pro 3
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Tan
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total
Pecan
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Walnut
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
Crepe
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Toffee
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
72%
Total
Mist
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
Vintage
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total
Hickory
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total
Maple
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Bark
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Jet Black
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Snow
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Cava
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Cider
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Bellini
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Sequoia
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Glacier
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
5.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total
Tulle
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
Rust
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Olive
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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I plan to get this as a birthday gift for myself today! I always wear Lorac eyeshadow with primer which helps its performance, so I have a feeling this palette will fall into the B+/A- range for me. I tend to not have problems with 95% of their shadows and love them!

Aww, sorry to hear that your eyelids have an appetite for LORAC eyeshadows! I have had that experience with some brands (more so than with these), and it sucks!

This product is the launch I look forward to every year – I wished Lorac was still carried in Canada, but it’s such a shame it isn’t anymore. I would imagine this white packaging would get dirty fairly quickly too…

It’s so weird to me that LORAC doesn’t have a Canadian retailer lined up! But yes, the white packaging definitely gets dirty!

How do you feel these compare to the Lorac Pro 1 and 2 in terms of the formula? I always hear people say that the mega releases are lower quality than the original.

The wear is better for me (without primer) for the Pro 1 and 2 palettes. In terms of texture/feel, I think they’re comparable to the Mega Pro 3, but the wear of the Mega Pro 3 is lower. If you normally wear primer, though, I think you would be fine!

soo, if i own the nakeds, too faced chocolate pallets and the anastasia modern Renaissance i probably don’t need this then? Ive never used Lorac before so im not sure of their formula either.

If you have no problems with Too Faced’s formula, you’ll probably like LORAC’s, IMO! Of course, with that many neutral palettes, you don’t NEED this.

Great advice. I told myself this very thing. I have more than I will ever need or use.

Then I still bought it along with 3 other things I don’t need.

I just promised myself a no buy/low buy for the next 6 months.

This looks more interesting reviewed than it did at first glance, by far. It’s not relentlessly warm-toned, thank goodness, and you made a beautiful look with it, Christine. The fact that the silvers and grays didn’t perform very well is holding me back, however. Do you think the fact that I always use primer would make much difference?

Yes, it definitely will, Fran! LORAC’s formula is one that definitely benefits from primer across the board – longevity, application, pigmentation, etc. They are pretty easy to work with on bare skin, and they adhered better than last year’s palette for me, but the wear was still a bit short. Primer definitely fixes the longevity issue!

I like some of the colors in here, and I can see someone getting many great eye looks out of this palette. And it’s not all 50 shades of brown either, as I see plums, black/grays, reds, etc. But I already have the Lorac Unzipped and Lorac Gold Unzipped (both of which I love dearly), so I think I’m covered for many of the neutral shades, and I prefer smaller palettes anyway. And of course, I have many, many colorful shadows in my stash, but great job reviweing this! It must have been a huge undertaking

Reviews like this feel endless, since after I write the review, look for dupes, then I have to enter the dupes, so there’s a feeling of, “Oh, it’s done,” followed by “just kidding! Now you have to enter in how each shade compares x200!”

This is a gorgeous one! And the looks you did above, especially those 1st two, gave me some inspiration to shop my stash!
With the sheer amount of neutral shades in my stash, I only spotted several must-have shades in this palette that I do not as yet own. But there’s MUG Steampunk, UD Gash or MAC Ruddy, and possibly could get away with using MUFE Black Rose for Licorice, although I would rather have something more a blackened purple like Licorice.

I think you have plenty of options to get close to Licorice! You could even take a purple and add a bit of black eyeshadow on top ๐Ÿ™‚

Not interested in this guy (for me it’s too warm, too mid-tone, too earthy, too dupable from my stash and the Lorac formula is on the soft side for my liking) but holy wow, CHRISTINE!

How did you get this up so quickly??? You must sleep as little as I do to get this in-depth, fantastically-done review (as always). That is the incredible part of this for me. So appreciate your amazing work ethic but also hope you got to rest a bit after the testing sessions for this! Good thing for testing that it’s such a soft formula since a palette this large with a longer wearing formula would be impossible to test that quickly. By the Seven you are SO talented <3

I only allotted four hours to sleep since I got it, so I could for sure do two longevity tests per day (on two eyes, so that’s four sets of eyeshadows I can test per day) – especially since LORAC runs 7-8 hours and now 10+! I normally get 5-6 hours of sleep, but I usually TRY for 7-8 hours (like I give myself the time to do so, getting into bed, not setting the alarm, etc.).

You need an extra set of testing eyelids my dear, haha. I figured you must’ve broken it down to something like that to get this in so quickly. Your dedication seriously always inspires me to do more work. I usually get 4-5 so at least going from your usual 5-6 to a couple 4-hour nights isn’t too much of an adjustment. But still, hope you get a good chunk of resting time soon since holiday madness is in full swing AND there are so many huge releases now. Everyone and their mother making 100+ lipstick collections haha.

I will be back to my regular hours tomorrow, I think! Trying to get the Kat Von D palette finished up a little faster as well ๐Ÿ™‚ At this point, I just need to start knocking out reviews before they stack up to the point where it’s overwhelming!

^^Of course as always no offense meant to those really digging on this palette! If I didn’t have a lot of dupes/liked the Lorac formula bit more/needed more neutrals or mid-tones I could definitely see this being worthwhile. Probably doesn’t need to be stated but of course don’t want anyone feeling downer about a purchase because it isn’t for me. There are definitely some very lovely colors.

There are a few colours in the palette I really like, and have no dupes for, so I’m going to study the dupelists carefully. I do have dupes for quite a lot, I think, so I’m not going to try to get this, it’s hard anyway as it’s not available in Europe, or at least not in my part.
You did an excellent job, reviewing and making lovely eyelooks. Thank you for all the hard work!

Thank you so much for the hard work you put into these reviews. Your reviews are my go-to.

I picked this up today, couldn’t resist with the 3x points for platinum, 2x points for birthday month, $10 off, and gift with purchase!

angels are singing and I have tears in my eyes. I was waiting for your swatches and review on this!! lol I am such a sucker because I definitely don’t need another PRO palette. But it’s so pretty…

Cannot believe you have this done already! Oh, wow, but you always push to the limit. Thanks! I was surprised that this was so dupable, esp given my stash preferences. Many of the shades I enjoyed fared more poorly. Would I use it? Def. Would I have to pull a bunch of palettes to get the dupes? Yes. Does it violate my new 2 dupe rule? Only very occasionally. But many shades have single dupes. Think I will back burner this, because I need it like we need another day of rain. #2 lasted for a while; maybe later. Doubt I would regret it, if I didn’t get it. Funny, bec it initially impressed me a lot. Echo Nancy’s sentiments about really only wanting to get something unique. Maybe they should include TMS (too much stash) in the dsm. Maybe with my pic. Not good. Sometimes you just have to quote Nancy Reagan. Just say no. Takes a lot of weighing pros and cons to do that.

I’m waiting to catch up on Zzzs tonight! Haha!

I always find the idea of putting something on the backburner, revisiting in a week (or month, whatever) and weighing whether I still want it then helps any immediate feelings of want from overriding reason!

This is one HUGE palette with shades lots of similar and a few different shades. Personally i am not into these mega palettes, but I can see how this one would be valuable if you didn’t have any Vices or Pro Palettes.
Not exactly sold on the quality of all the shadows. -eg Dark Navy.
Thank you for your hard work in testing and assessing all of these shades. It was a mammoth effort.

Mega palettes like these are definitely not for everyone! I can’t even decide if I’m a big palette user or not (normally), lol, at times.

Wow Cider and Rose Quartz are stunning!!! I’m still undecided on this palette…leaning towards maybe yes after this review it’s a little better than I expected! I just ordered KVD Matte Metal last night, and EL Modern Mercury today!!! Soooo excited about that. This one, is just a maybe. I do really like it. But it’s not a must have. Christine I cannot believe how quickly you reviewed this. 4 hours of sleep to get this up for us. Amazing. You are inspiring!!!

Quick question, I just got the new KVD palette and am picking up the Mario/Anastasia tomorrow. Is this a must have or a pass? I’m a MUA and just a makeup junkie in general. Just trying to decide what to pick up this holiday season. Thanks so much!!!!

I don’t think it’s a must-have, but it really depends on you! Do you like LORAC’s formula? How many palettes do you already have? Would you use this one often?

I purchased this palette when Ulta made it available for Platinum members and I was so excited. I received the palette, swatched it, and found that I would not be able to use half of the matte shades because they come off ashy on my NW50 skin. (run-on…lol) I’m a firm believer that mattes are the backbone of a pre made palette. It’s easy for most companies to do a shimmer, but mattes are really tricky. So when I was trying to decide if I was going to keep this palette, I decided to do an all matte eye. While it came out decent, I was not impressed. I promptly returned it to Ulta. There was too many smaller and indie brands out there that do a much better job then this palette did. (i.e. Colour Pop, MUG, and Coastal Scents)

I am bummed to hear that they did not work well on your skin tone, but I appreciate you letting us all know so I can keep your feedback under my cap should someone with a darker skin tone ask me about that!

What are some of your favorite mattes, though?

I looked through my stash and these are some of my favorite mattes. Sorry for the long list…lol

MUG- Make Up Geek
CS- Coastal Scents
CP- Colour Pop

MUG- Cocoa Bear
CS – Chocolatier
CS – Oktoberfest
CS – Black Berry
CS – Bronze Peach
CS – Maroon Berry
CS – Paprika
CS – Wild Raisin
CS – Vibrant Plum
CS – Vibrant Azalea Fuchsia
CS – Edgy Eggplant
CP – Central Perk
CP – Bandit
CP – Mittens
CP – Beverly

You’re awesome Christine!! I read your blog almost daily. I remember you having a request by a reader to have this up by October 2. I see you pulled that off!! Very impressive. I got it when platinum perk to get early. I’m loving your eye looks, going to try to recreate these. I especially love the first one :).!

I’m really liking the palette over all. Dusty Mauve , Violent Grey and Pink Cream have been my favorites so far. I’m also loving Cava and Bellini. The overall feel is this palette is so fall. Thanks again for your hard work and congrats on your 10 year mark.

Christine, I have to say you rock! I’ve seen other blogs review this same palette but yours is so detailed. I like how you give just the facts and don’t add in your own personal opinions but you rate the product itself. I know you’ve heard that before, but i really appreciate it. You’re my go to source for reviews. ๐Ÿ™‚

The swatches of the shimmers look great to me, the mattes not much, and they are half of the colors in the palette. I am torn, I liked the idea of this palette and have not decided whether to give it a go.

Bless you for getting this monster handled by release! I ended up getting it because of your swatches and review – – I love it! I only have two other eyeshadow palettes, one being BH Foil and the other TheBalm Nude Tude (which I haven’t used in about a year), so I had a lot of room for expansion! My favorite part is that it’s like two different palettes combined with the equal number of matte and shimmer shades, both of which I was really lacking. I really enjoy the formula and how easy they are to blend – – much nicer than TheBalm and most Mac shadows I’ve tried. Definitely worth it for me vs a lot of the smaller palettes that seemed limiting in one way or another.

Hi Christine,thank you for doing the review so quick .I need some advice to choose between tarte tartelette Amazonian clay pallet and lorac mega pro 3 which one you think you would pick .the formula of tarte is also very powder or chalky and most the shades look same.help me out

if i already have the naked 3, modern renaissance and chocolate bar do i still need this? this is so tempting tho i think i already have most of the shades

Does anyone know if this palette is already sold out? I tried to buy it yesterday and then today but it show as no longer available on ulta’s website. The site desn’t show it as sold out but in the search it appears the massage as product no longer available.

This is my first Lorac eyeshadow palette! I love the colour selection, how blendable the matte shadows are but for some reason shimmer shades fade away from my eyelid/crease quicker than I would’ve expected. I use my Nyx eyeshadow base (in white) as always (I have oily lids). Usually Nyx eyeshadow base makes any eyeshadow I use more vibrant and it stays on longer. Not the case with these Lorac ones. Am I doing something wrong?

This is,by far, the best review of an eye palette that I’ve ever seen. The most detailed along with photos of everything! I just wanted to say kudos and thank you to you, Christine! I wish all palettes were reviewed this way. So helpful!

Hi Christine. I love the mauves in this palette. This was such a great review that i wanted to buy it but sadly it’s not available in ulta anymore. Would you know i can still buy this? Or do you other recommendations of palette that have pretty mauves like this one?
I saw some sellers at ebay but I’m not sure if they are authentic.

I’m super late on this palette and am having trouble finding it on any site. Is it still available for purchase? Was it permanent or not? Thanks in advance for your help.

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