LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00 for 0.144 oz.) contains eight matte eyeshadows in neutral shades ranging from white to brown to black. I think if you have all of the PRO palettes released, you probably have neutrals close enough to these. It’s a good palette, and it applied fairly well over bare skin, which isn’t always the case for LORAC’s eyeshadows, but it is very dupable. I would have liked to see one or two more mid-tone shades, as the overall look of the palette is quite dark and smoky.

Bare is a light beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture is very smooth and silky, though it kicked up excess product in the pan. It had good pigmentation and lasted for eight hours on me. Laura Mercier Vanilla Nuts (P, $23.00) is darker. theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is warmer. LORAC Nude #1 (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is cooler. Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P, ) is lighter. Hourglass Graphite #1 (P, ) is cooler. Too Faced Coconut Crème (P, $16.00) is lighter. Too Faced Coconut Crème (P, $16.00) is lighter. Hourglass Color Field #1 (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Laetus (P, ) is warmer. Givenchy Delicate #4 (P, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Glow (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Makeup Geek Baby Face (P, $5.99) is cooler. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Latte is a light-medium brown with a hint of gray and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, silky texture that was a smidgen powdery in the pan. Applied, it lasted for eight hours before fading. NARS Yamal (LE, $24.00) is darker. Kat Von D Vanish (P, ) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever M536 Milk Tea (P, $21.00) is warmer. theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lower quality. Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Hello Kitty Hot Cocoa (LE, ) is cooler. LORAC Brown (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Merci You Later (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Urban Decay Fix (LE, $18.00) is darker. Tarte Wanderer (LE, ) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE, ) is darker. Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P, ) is warmer. Too Faced Nudie (P, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is less pigmented. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Corduroy is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, but it was one of those shades that seems really pigmented but seems to fade almost immediately upon hitting the eye–it appears softer applied than in the pan. The texture was very, very finely-milled but powdery (perhaps why it is prone to fading/sheering out). It wore for almost eight hours before fading. Inglot #342 (P, $6.00) is lighter. MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Faint (P, $18.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is lighter. Chanel Charming #4 (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Leather (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is lighter. LORAC Unedited (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is more muted. Tarte Picnic Basket (LE, ) is warmer. Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is darker, more muted. Kat Von D Sytry (P, ) is darker. Urban Decay Whiskey (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted. Viseart Taupe (P, ) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Chocolate (P, ) is more muted, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate is a muted, dark brown with subtle, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had decent to good color payoff that was buildable on the skin, but like Corduroy, it had a tendency to sheer down and look a bit faded applied. On me, it started to show signs of wear after eight hours. Inglot #363 (P, $6.00) is darker. MAC Cross-Cultural (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. NARS Coconut Grove (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Embark (LE, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Ground Brown (P, $16.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. Laura Mercier Coffee Ground (P, $23.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Shadow Box (P, ) is darker. Tarte Don’t Turn A-Brown (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Anastasia Chocolate (P, $12.00) is warmer. Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is darker. MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Linen is a bright white with a matte finish. It had a very smooth consistency, but it was a little powdery to work with and turns chalky on my skin tone, so it will be more appropriate for fairer skin tones or layered over a good base for darker skin tones, I think. It had semi-sheer color payoff and lasted fors even and a half hours on me. Bobbi Brown White (LE, $22.00) is brighter. NYX Milk (P, $4.50) is brighter. Inglot #318 (P, $6.00) is brighter. LORAC White (P, ) is cooler. Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is cooler. Too Faced Coconut Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer, better quality. Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P, ) is warmer. Kat Von D Banshee (LE, ) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Pink Mauve is a dusty, muted, medium mauve with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery. The color stayed on well for eight hours before starting to fade. Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is darker. MAC Quarry (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Quarry (P, $16.00) is darker. Inglot #344 (P, $6.00) is darker. MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Laced (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler. Urban Decay Nooner (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler. Chanel Hasard (99) (P, $29.50) is darker, cooler. LORAC Mauve (P, ) is cooler. bareMinerals Velvet Mauve (P, $14.00) is brighter, warmer. Laura Mercier Cashmere (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler. Tarte Rose to the Occasion (LE, ) is brighter, warmer. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (3) (P, $23.00) is brighter, cooler. LORAC Unconditional (P, ) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Burgundy is a muted, dark burgundy with warm, red-brown undertones and a matte finish. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that kept most of its color when applied, but it could have been easier to blend. On me, it started to fade after eight hours of wear. Too Faced Cherry Cordial (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer. NARS New York (P, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter, cooler. theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter. LORAC Dusty Plum (LE, ) is lighter, cooler. Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever M822 Plum (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is darker. Tarte You Look Mauveless (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

jet Black is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too powdery and blended without trouble. It started to fade after eight hours of wear for me. MAC Carbon (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Blackout (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is darker. Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is darker. Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Shax (P, ) is . LORAC Black (P, ) is lighter. Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE, ) is darker. Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery. theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is darker. Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is darker. Divergent Dauntless Ink (LE, ) is darker. Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

PRO Matte
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Bare
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Latte
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Corduroy
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Chocolate
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Linen
7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Burgundy
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Jet Black
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Bare Eyeshadow
LORAC Bare Eyeshadow

LORAC Bare Eyeshadow
LORAC Bare Eyeshadow

LORAC Latte Eyeshadow
LORAC Latte Eyeshadow

LORAC Latte Eyeshadow
LORAC Latte Eyeshadow

LORAC Corduroy Eyeshadow
LORAC Corduroy Eyeshadow

LORAC Corduroy Eyeshadow
LORAC Corduroy Eyeshadow

LORAC Chocolate Eyeshadow
LORAC Chocolate Eyeshadow

LORAC Chocolate Eyeshadow
LORAC Chocolate Eyeshadow

LORAC Linen Eyeshadow
LORAC Linen Eyeshadow

LORAC Linen Eyeshadow
LORAC Linen Eyeshadow

LORAC Pink Mauve Eyeshadow
LORAC Pink Mauve Eyeshadow

LORAC Pink Mauve Eyeshadow
LORAC Pink Mauve Eyeshadow

LORAC Burgundy Eyeshadow
LORAC Burgundy Eyeshadow

LORAC Burgundy Eyeshadow
LORAC Burgundy Eyeshadow

LORAC Jet Black Eyeshadow
LORAC Jet Black Eyeshadow

LORAC Jet Black Eyeshadow
LORAC Jet Black Eyeshadow

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
Latte (inner lid), Corduroy (middle of lid), Chocolate (outer lid), Pink Mauve (above crease), Burgundy (crease),
Bare (brow bone), Linen (inner tear duct), Nude Front of the Line Pro Eyeliner (lower water line),
Aqua Front of the Line Pro Eyeliner (inner lower lash line), Dark Green Front of the Line Pro Eyeliner (outer lower lash line)

LORAC PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette
Latte (inner lid), Corduroy (middle of lid), Chocolate (outer lid), Pink Mauve (above crease), Burgundy (crease),
Bare (brow bone), Linen (inner tear duct), Nude Front of the Line Pro Eyeliner (lower water line),
Aqua Front of the Line Pro Eyeliner (inner lower lash line), Dark Green Front of the Line Pro Eyeliner (outer lower lash line)

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LORAC Pro Palette (8-Pan) $28.00/0.14 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Mmmm I love warm neutrals, but I’m 99% sure I have dupes for all of these! It’d be a good “starter palette” for someone just getting into makeup I think.

I like the look you created though the palette does nothing for me. I prefer my mates to be thicker and velvety yet producing a thin yet intense color payoff. Speaking of dupable, what colourpop highlighter would you say is closet to Benefit’s Watt’s Up? I’m wondering if the JH Collab with Becca is exactly that.. Seems it.. Still curious if Coloupop got close though, please and thank you! <3

ColourPop Whisp is duped for Becca Opal on one site, and the swatches look identical to me. Whisp does not look like Champagine Pop to me. I agree Opal is like Whisp. But they are pretty darn close. The one I’d go with is Lunch Money, and the formula is, for me, WAY better. Lunch Money is just freakin’ beautiful.

Wet n’ Wild Fergie looks just like CP to me. e.l.f. baked eyeshadow in Enchanted.

I ordered this as soon as it popped up on Ulta.com. I completely agree it looks like it came straight out of Pro 1 and Pro 2, but Lorac claims the shades are all new — I hope that doesn’t mean just new names for already existing shadow). But I am looking forward to getting it and using it in conjunction with the Pro Metals palette.

I agree, if it had more mid tones I would buy it. $28 is a pretty fair price point. But the left half is pretty light and the right half pretty dark. And those two browns are too similar.

I don’t own any of the Lorac Pro palettes, so this would be perfect for me to get my feet wet. I am living for Pink Mauve and Burgundy!

All of these shades look very wearable, always nice to see an all-matte palette that performs well and is affordable, but I have enough neutrals in my stash

OH, the eye look you did with these sooo reminds me of the smoky warm grunge look I did just about near constantly during the 90’s! Although my liner at that time was always a smudged black or deep brown. My hair was very different then too: heavy blonde highlights until late ’94 when I began my love-affair with various and gradually very intense shades of RED! By ’98, it was straight up burgundy!!! I think I’m all with the resurgence of this eye look!

I swear I’ve gotten so picky with packaging lately! Colour-wise this seems like a good matte palette for me, good range of warmer, darker shades (although it could use something like Mac Soba imo) but the packaging is a dealbreaker for me.
I think it’s that as my collection has been growing, I’m being much more picky with what I keep in my “main” stash (and there’s a good reason Naked Basics is a mainstay despite the fact I don’t even use half the shades).

I think I’m passing. I have Lorac’s pro 1 and 2. Plus,I agree this certainly could use a midtone. Its just slightly incomplete.I really like Lorac’s shadows when they are good. But, the lack of midtones and the fact that this is dupable,I just am not sure if it would be worth it.

I understand! Lots of readers were curious about it, so I did want to review for those who were interested πŸ™‚

I could dupe this one a few times over, but I like it and having basics like these in one palette is always helpful. I love yourthe blend of colours on your lid.. it looks so rich and chocolatey!

One of the toughest things to do for me is a brown smokey eye which is neat and has different transitions still visible without becoming one brown mess.. not that its a bad look but I love the kind you’ve done Christine! It looks “skilled” and beautiful! πŸ™‚

It’s pretty good for mattes, though, since I don’t use a primer and matte eyeshadows tend to be the ones that often need it!

According to the press release, they only listed “Limited Edition” for the Pro Metal and the Romantic Eyes set!

I love it! However I will wait until its in store so I can swatch it, b/c bare and latte seem like they might not show up much on my skin. Hopefully they do so I can take this palette home!

All possible dupes were pulled and listed in the post above, including any that might have overlapped with Naked Basics palettes πŸ™‚

Too Faced’s palette is lighter and warmer. I find Too Faced’s eyeshadow formula to be pretty average/below average, so I’d almost never recommend one of their palettes (there are only a few that I’ve liked). LORAC is a lot better.

The shades of this palette appear more pigmented than those from the Too Faced Matte palette, I wonder how it compares to the Kat Von D palette. I want it but I want to save my money in hopes that the It Cosmetics celebration shadow palette becomes available again.

I really wanted to grab this palette at first but seeing that it does lack in the mid tone department, I guess I’ll have to look elsewhere. I have yet to own a LORAC palette but I know I really do want one cause I love the nudes/browns they offer. I just can’t decide which one to grab. Though, I have been leaning towards the Unzipped and the Pro to Go. Any suggestions for an everyday palette from LORAC?

I really like this palette. Since I have a lot of pigmentation on my eyelids, midtone shades don’t really show up on me, especially on days when I don’t get enough sleep. So this palette having really light to really dark shades actually works out for me LOL! I think my some of my cousins will like it too. Thanks for the review on this! It was super helpful! ?

Hi Christine! Great review. I don’t own a just matte palette yet, and I am wandering if I should get the balm meet matte nude or this lorac pro matte, which one would you choose between that two palettes? And why? Someone else who has tried both and want to give me your thoughts?? Thanks a lot!

So late to reply to your question, Connie! So sorry!

theBalm’s mattes are easier to blend and have less fall out, but if you like really smooth eyeshadows, LORAC has a silkier consistency.

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