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LORAC PRO Metal Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

LORAC PRO Metal Palette
LORAC PRO Metal Palette

LORAC PRO Metal Palette ($28.00 for 0.144 oz.) includes eight eyeshadows with all but one being very shimmery (Onyx is more of a satin). If you’re a big fan of shimmer, frost, or metallic finishes, you may enjoy this. The quality is there, and none of the shades were difficult to use, even on bare skin. They’re soft, pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing; they are less powdery compared to some of LORAC’s eyeshadows but seem in line with their more shimmery/metallic shades (like Unzipped and Unzipped Gold). The only downside is that all of the shades are dupable, so you may have several similar shades already in your stash.

For pricing, the LORAC PRO palette retails for $42 and contains 0.32 oz. worth of eyeshadow (but also comes with a travel-sized eye primer, so it’s not as easily compared). Ignoring the primer, the eyeshadows cost $131.25/oz. in the full PRO palette, and this palette is $194.44/oz. The eyeshadows appear to be the same physical size as the ones in the full 16-shade PRO Palettes, even though these are 0.018 oz. each and the PRO palette lists each shade as 0.02 oz.

Quartz is a brightened, white gold with warm, buttery yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, dense, and buttery, but it’s a shade that could easily thicken on the lid so use less than you think you need, as it is very pigmented and stretches quite a bit. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing. Too Faced Snowflakes (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Nylon (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Opal (LE, ) is less shimmery. Chanel RΓͺve d’Orient #2 (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Cashmere (LE, ) is darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Unlocked (P, ) is darker. Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Rose Gold is a medium, muted copper with hints of rose and brown and a metallic sheen. It had great color payoff with a really soft, smooth consistency that was easily blended on the skin. The eyeshadow lasted for almost nine hours before fading. MAC Tan (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler. bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Unbelievable (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Unattainable (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Sleek MakeUP Scheherazade’s Tale (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $24.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $24.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is warmer. Hourglass Exposure #3 (P, ) is lighter. Buxom Bold Bling (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer. Viseart Camille (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Graphite is a dark, taupe brown with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had intense pigmentation that applied beautifully to the skin with really smooth, even coverage that wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. Sleek MakeUP Lust in LA (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Deeper (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Silver Dawn (P, $20.00) is cooler. bareMinerals Embellish (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Tarina Tarantino Delightful #2 (P, ) is less shimmery. Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Bracken (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE, ) is lighter. Urban Decay Reign (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, cooler. MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Moondust (P, $5.99) is lighter. Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Onyx is a medium-dark black with neutral undertones and a matte finish paired with subtle, silver sparkle. The sparkle doesn’t bind well with the underlying color, so it looks and functions primarily as a matte black eyeshadow. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that was a little powdery but blended well on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. Kat Von D Oddfellow (LE, ) is less shimmery. LORAC Indigo (LE, ) is less shimmery. LORAC Caviar (LE, ) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Black Star (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (P, ) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (P, ) is darker. Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery. Viseart Charbon (P, ) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Penthouse (LE, ) is darker. MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (P, ) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Gilded is a light-medium, yellow gold with a metallic sheen. It had good color coverage with a soft, blendable consistency that was a smidgen powdery. The eyeshadow was easy to work with and blended nicely on the skin, and the color started to show signs of creasing after eight and a half hours of wear. Inglot #403 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, brighter. Chanel Blazing Gold (LE, $29.50) is less shimmery, darker. bareMinerals Remix (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is darker. Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is darker. L’Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) is darker, cooler. MAC Dreammaker (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted. theBalm D1 (LE, $16.00) is brighter, cooler. MAC Captivating #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Golden Hours #3 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Divergent Golden Honesty (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Brass Knuckles (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler. Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Amber is a medium, copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a soft, creamy texture that adhered well to the skin and blended out with ease. On me, the color started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. This is one of the most dupable shades, so there are plenty to choose from. bareMinerals Louder (LE, ) is darker. Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $18.00) is more shimmery. theBalm Manic Maribel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #10 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #7 (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Nude #2 (LE, ) is warmer. Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is lighter. Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is darker. Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Caramel (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Bon Bon #2 (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer. Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Unleashed (P, ) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Clover is a muted, medium-dark olive green with warm, golden undertones and a frosted sheen. It had great color payoff with a soft, buttery, dense texture that applied evenly and smoothly to the skin. On me, it wore well for nine hours before creasing. theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is darker. bareMinerals Flicker (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. Urban Decay Mildew (P, $18.00) is darker. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE, ) is darker. Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted. Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Hourglass Color Field #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani Green Iron (06) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Mirage (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Gucci Beauty Mosaic (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter. Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker. Gucci Beauty FumΓ© (Left) (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Jester (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Cobalt is a brightened, medium-dark navy blue with a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff with a slightly thinner, drier texture compared to the other shades, though I didn’t notice issues working with it in practice. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading. Buxom Backstage Pass (P, $12.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Etiquette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Center Stage (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler. Kat Von D Estrella (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Moonshadow (P, $18.00) is more muted. Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. Kat Von D Entombed (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Tonight’s Temptation #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Evidence (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Love Cycle #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

PRO Metal
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Quartz
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Rose Gold
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Graphite
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Onyx
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Gilded
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Amber
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Clover
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Cobalt
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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LORAC PRO Metal Palette
LORAC PRO Metal Palette

LORAC PRO Metal Palette
LORAC PRO Metal Palette

LORAC PRO Metal Palette
LORAC PRO Metal Palette

LORAC PRO Metal Palette
LORAC PRO Metal Palette

LORAC PRO Metal Palette
LORAC PRO Metal Palette

LORAC PRO Metal Palette
LORAC PRO Metal Palette

LORAC PRO Metal Palette
LORAC PRO Metal Palette

LORAC PRO Metal Palette
LORAC PRO Metal Palette

LORAC Quartz Eyeshadow
LORAC Quartz Eyeshadow

LORAC Quartz Eyeshadow
LORAC Quartz Eyeshadow

LORAC Rose Gold Eyeshadow
LORAC Rose Gold Eyeshadow

LORAC Rose Gold Eyeshadow
LORAC Rose Gold Eyeshadow

LORAC Graphite Eyeshadow
LORAC Graphite Eyeshadow

LORAC Graphite Eyeshadow
LORAC Graphite Eyeshadow

LORAC Onyx Eyeshadow
LORAC Onyx Eyeshadow

LORAC Onyx Eyeshadow
LORAC Onyx Eyeshadow

LORAC Gilded Eyeshadow
LORAC Gilded Eyeshadow

LORAC Gilded Eyeshadow
LORAC Gilded Eyeshadow

LORAC Amber Eyeshadow
LORAC Amber Eyeshadow

LORAC Amber Eyeshadow
LORAC Amber Eyeshadow

LORAC Clover Eyeshadow
LORAC Clover Eyeshadow

LORAC Clover Eyeshadow
LORAC Clover Eyeshadow

LORAC Cobalt Eyeshadow
LORAC Cobalt Eyeshadow

LORAC Cobalt Eyeshadow
LORAC Cobalt Eyeshadow

LORAC PRO Metal Palette
LORAC Eyeshadows: Quartz (inner tear duct, lower inner lash line), Clover (inner lid),
Gilded (middle of lid), Amber (middle of lid), Rose Gold (outer lid, above crease),
Graphite (crease), Onyx (deep crease), Cobalt (outer lower lash line)

LORAC PRO Metal Palette
LORAC Eyeshadows: Quartz (inner tear duct, lower inner lash line), Clover (inner lid),
Gilded (middle of lid), Amber (middle of lid), Rose Gold (outer lid, above crease),
Graphite (crease), Onyx (deep crease), Cobalt (outer lower lash line)

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Product Availability

LORAC Pro Palette (8-Pan) $28.00/0.14 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Wow, all of these colors are gorgeous, especially Clover and Cobalt! I do wish they had added in a matte brown so this palette is more one-and-done but still, it’s a nice palette. Glad to hear the formula isn’t as powdery as other Lorac shadows.

I’ve been really enjoying mine so far. Glad your experience with it was positive too! The colors wear and blend so well on bare lids. And Quartz really does STRETCH! You need only the tiniest little bit to use as an inner corner highlight. Lovely shade. Graphite and Clove work together beautifully. It’s a dream for travel.

When it first came, I did two quick looks with just my fingers. Cobalt+Quartz and then Clove+Graphite+a little Gilded. Even just hastily patted on, everything went on perfectly and blended wonderfully. So easy to use! And Cobalt has mixed really nicely with all my other Cobalts so far. While Onyx’s glitter didn’t stick around for me either, it was kind of nice since the mostly-matte look you get from it balances out the palette a little bit for ease of use. I was surprised how easy it was to create a full look from such a small, shimmery palette. Zero effort necessary. So far I think it’s actually my favorite texture Lorac has ever come out with including Pro 1 and 2. Definitely less powdery.

Quality seems very nice, as I’ve come to expect from LORAC. Amber and Rose Gold are stunners. Part of me likes the idea of the two being separated into two palettes based on finish and part of me just wishes that all the shadows were just in the same palette. Marketing. πŸ™‚

I actually don’t like frost or shimmery finishes, but I can work with mettalic. Besides, I love LORAC’s Pro palettes (the ones NOT made in China), so I’ve ordered this from Ulta. I can’t wait to get the Matte palette that, I think, is a companion to this one.

Beautiful and fairly priced, in my opinion. I just prefer palettes with a mix of finishes, a full metal look is a bit hard to pull off for me and my dry eyelids that tend to look crepe-y when I wear heavy shimmers.

It’s beautiful ! I’m a sucker for anything that’s shimmery. But I missed on where can I purchase this palette???

Hi Christine,

Is the packaging sturdy enough for travel or popping into a handbag ?

Thanks for the review, they do look very gorgeous ! πŸ™‚

I think it’s fine, but it doesn’t have a true clasp (it’s magnetic, I believe), so you might want to make sure it is in a smaller makeup bag. The packaging is just like the other Pro palettes, though.

Well I’ll be, I think I really like this one! Not sure how many shades in ere crossover to Visart Nude Paris palette, because I don’t parlais vous francais?!? So I cannot put Visart’s shadow names with their proper palette, LoL!

Yeah, I haven’t got to,play with mine yet. So happy it looks like a good pick. Mine was missing the primer though and one of the shadows was slightly dinged. Not too bad . That goes back to Ulta’ s poor shipping. But, I guess we had no choice on this one sadly. Nice eye look Christine.:)

I’m glad this turned out great! I own way too many from Lorac, singles and palettes,, Paula Dorf, Cargo, Ardency Inn, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Guerlain, MAC, NARS, UD, Chanel, Dior, Aucoin, Longo, Stila, Mally, Hard Candy, Lancome, EstΓ©e Lauder, and onward to ever possibly need these dupes! So I was good and said no. I’ll purchase highly unique things that I don’t have and could use or I try to use what I have now… Find 10, find 10 more.. Thanks, Christine! πŸ˜› (You broke my hoarding!) πŸ˜€

This is the best autumn palette that I have seen in a long while. Thank goodness it has excellent quality and I love the range of autumnal colours. I am seriously tempted with this one – every colour (apart from the black matte) is fabulous and I would use it in my winter looks. Paired with some marsala coloured lipstick – it would be fabulous.
Your eye look is stunning Christine and these colours really suit you too. This palette is on my wish list.

Omg YAY!!! I ordered this from Ulta a few days ago on a whim before your review (a rare thing for me) and I literally was holding my breath until I saw your score for it! Soooo happy and relieved that I’ll be getting a quality palette in the mail! This is my first Lorac palette, though I’ve been tempted by the other pro palettes, I never bought. So I’m excited! Thanks Christine!

The colors are definitely pretty & good for adding in with a Naked Basics. I wish there was a purple or burgundy instead of the gilded or amber…bump one of them. πŸ™‚

Love the gorgeous colors and finish, but I need lighter colors for my deep set, hooded eyes. Any suggestions for a cool tone palette with more neutral shades? I save the color for the lips. Christine, based upon your reviews Colour Pop and Nars are fast becoming my BFFs.

This is a nice palette but I’d rather they had omitted either Gilded or Clover and added a matte highlight.

I would REALLY LOVE a small palette with clover, graphite, rose gold and quartz. I’m going to try to search my stash for dupes…

This looks like a really nice palette. I love the look of the green. How does Lorac compare to mac eyeshadows? I’ve really been stuck on Mac and also Bobbi Brown for everyday wear for a while now. I’m intrigued to see if these live up to the likes of Mac. I keep seeing that the texture is buttery would you say that it is comparable to the Marc Jacobs eye textures? I love those and I kind of suspect that perhaps Lorac may combine my love of Mac and the texture of MJ … here’s hoping. The price point is great too!

πŸ™‚ Think I may have to give it a whirl. I am currently exploring the world of Nars eyeshadows and so far loving it!

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