LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

Pirates of the Caribbean

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette ($30.00 for 0.54 oz.) includes three highlighters and three blushes. The palette features the brand’s Light Source Illuminating Highlighter and Color Source Buildable Blush formulas. The highlighter formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous, but my experience with them was that they were quite pigmented–soft enough to blend them out or use a bit less for sheerer coverage, just not what I’d actually describe as buildable. As you might guess from the name, the blush is supposed to be buildable, though two of the three shades were rather pigmented and one was more medium and buildable. The palette’s more amped up pigmentation was why it was rated lower, but if you’re the type of person who wants more pigmented highlighters and blushes, then it should work well for you.

Pirates of the Caribbean

LELimited Edition. $28.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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LORAC Fortune Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Fortune Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Fortune Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Fortune Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Fortune Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Fortune Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Fortune Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Fortune Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Fortune Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

Fortune

Fortune is a light white with warm, creamy undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, smooth consistency that was easy to blend out on the skin and did not appear to emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on my cheekbones before fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Silica, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Kaolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

Fortune

LELimited Edition. $23.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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LORAC Lost Soul Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Lost Soul Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Lost Soul Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Lost Soul Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Lost Soul Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Lost Soul Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Lost Soul Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Lost Soul Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Lost Soul Color Source Buildable Blush

Lost Soul

Lost Soul is a muted, medium beige with subtle, warm, rosy undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, so if you really wanted to build up the color, I would recommend using a more feathery brush and light touch. The color deepened after I applied it over bare skin (and it would likely do the same over damp liquid/cream base products), but if applied over lightly powdered skin, it retained its pan color. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with just a smidgen of excess kicked up in the pan. The blush lasted well for seven and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Boron Nitride, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polylactic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Kaolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

Lost Soul

LELimited Edition. $23.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
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LORAC Destined Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Destined Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Destined Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Destined Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Destined Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Destined Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Destined Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Destined Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Destined Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

Destined

Destined is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a sparklign, metallic sheen. It was really brightening on my skin tone while also illuminating the area that I applied it to. The powder felt soft, dense but not firm or stiff, and was blendable on the skin. When I wore it at fuller coverage, it emphasized my skin’s natural texture slightly, but at medium coverage or less, it did not. It was very pigmented, and it was only “buildable” if I used a light hand with it. The highlighter stayed on well for eight hours before fading.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Boron Nitride, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polylactic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Kaolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

Destined

LELimited Edition. $23.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Caribbean Color Source Buildable Blush

Caribbean

Caribbean is a muted, medium-dark mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque, buildable color payoff, which was in line with the formula’s claims. The texture was on the dustier side, but the powder blended well and sat nicely on the skin. On me, the blush started to show signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Boron Nitride, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polylactic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Kaolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

Caribbean

LELimited Edition. $23.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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LORAC Star Reader Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Star Reader Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Star Reader Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Star Reader Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Star Reader Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Star Reader Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Star Reader Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Star Reader Light Source Illuminating Highlighter
LORAC Star Reader Light Source Illuminating Highlighter

Star Reader

Star Reader is a bright, white gold with almost grayish undertones and a warmer, greenish-gold shimmer. It was intensely pigmented, so use a lighter hand with this for a less intense highlight. The finish was nearly metallic, and it was so bright and reflective that it seemed to smooth my skin rather than accentuate my skin’s texture. It had a smooth, blendable consistency that was easy to work with. This shade wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Silica, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Kaolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

Star Reader

LELimited Edition. $23.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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LORAC Bold Spirit Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Bold Spirit Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Bold Spirit Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Bold Spirit Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Bold Spirit Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Bold Spirit Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Bold Spirit Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Bold Spirit Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Bold Spirit Color Source Buildable Blush

Bold Spirit

Bold Spirit is a medium pink with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer–a little went a long way–while the powder had a soft, lightly dense texture that applied beautifully to the skin and almost blended itself as I applied the color. The finish was very metallic, though, and I did get slight emphasis of my skin’s natural texture. As a highlighter, the powder stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Silica, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Kaolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

Bold Spirit

LELimited Edition. $23.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On lips:
  • Estee Lauder Naked Truth Hi-Lustre Lipstick
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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[sigh] My love for Star Reader just increased, and I don’t see any real dupes. I don’t have anything like Bold Spirit or Lost Soul (and I like them), but I can’t decide if that justifies purchase.

This does have a rather beachy feel to it! Lost Soul is more my type of bronzing (or sunkissed?) blush for that effect, with Bold Spirit blended softly along the tops of my cheekbones would give me that “spent the day by the sea” effect, I believe!

I’d pick up this palette for just the “Lost Soul” shade! It doesn’t look like there’s a lot of dupes to that particular shade either! Seems like a really well-built and really nice palette overall!

Oh gee, I should’ve picked this up with my 20% Ulta coupon. Two of the shades are unique to my stash and I just love them ( Star Reader & Bold Spirit), but I can wear all the shades, the price is very reasonable with 6 products. But I have gift cards, so will use that instead

There are several nice blush/highlighters on the market this spring! I haven’t decided which to buy yet. I was gong to pass on this, but, they all look so good on you. Your photos are also much better than the sites selling this. The price is so reasonable too.

I LOVE the colors in this, oh my goodness. I might need to give up some of my Ulta points for this beauty!

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