LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Palette
LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Palette

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Palette ($28.00 for 0.144 oz.) contains eight eyeshadows, seven of which are rather shimmery, of a palette that was released previously, but now it’s in rose gold packaging (it was limited edition the first time around anyway!). I really enjoyed the palette when it was released before (see my original review), and I’m just as pleased with it this time around (I might argue that I like it more now given how disappointing some of the holiday palettes have been this year)! I also like that it’s a compact palette, so it’s travel-friendly, has enough product that you’ll get plenty of uses out of it, but it has a palatable (ha, ha) price tag. The only “downside” is that it is dupable, but I’ll take high quality and dupable over terrible and unique!

Quartz is a very lite white gold with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that applied well to bare skin and wore for eight and a half hours. Sydney Grace Shooting Star (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Persona Sassy (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). Sephora Clash (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Pin-up (LE, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). NARS Newbury Street (DC, $25.00) is more muted (95% similar). Sydney Grace Web (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). ColourPop Squeezed (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Disco Diva (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Buxom Born Glam (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #1 (DC, ) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Cosmic Blast (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #2 (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Next Season (PiP, ) is more muted (90% similar). Natasha Denona Sparks (PiP, ) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #3 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Pearl Candy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Helia (PiP, ) is more muted (90% similar). MAC It's About Shine (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Gold is a medium-dark, rosy bronze with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was soft, buttery, and dense without being too firm in the pan, so it was easy to work with on the lid and blended out beautifully. The pigmentation was fully opaque, and it felt like a little went a long way. This shade lasted well for nine hours on me. Natasha Denona Bellatrix (103M) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop OG (LE, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Push-up (2018) (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Scheherazade's Tale (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sydney Grace Star Struck (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Rose (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Luscious (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Bubbly (Remastered) (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Buxom Bold Bling (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Wild Out (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Coco Crush (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Stardust (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Baby (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop 20 Something (P, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Old Church Street (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Sucre (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Graphite is a medium-dark, olive bronze with warm undertones and golden khaki shimmer. It was fully opaque with a soft, smooth consistency that was just a touch loose in the pan, but it didn’t present any issues with respect to application. The color started to fade after nine hours of wear. Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Bye Bye Bahamas (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Splendor (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Moondust (DC, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bracken (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Moonlight #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Silver Dawn (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Madrid (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Glam (333M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Embellish (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Jaguar #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Drunk Text (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #2 (DC, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kaja Tiger's Eye (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop La Brea (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Lust in LA (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Onyx is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a touch of sparkle. It performed mostly as a matte black, as a lot of the sparkle got lost during application. The texture was thinner and on the dustier side, so the coverage was semi-opaque but buildable. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. ColourPop Raven (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dark Soul (PiP, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Tuxedo (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). KVD Beauty Oddfellow (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Raven (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Indigo (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Knight (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eyes are Forever Confident Eyes Smoke (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Caviar (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Carbon (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Heraklion (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). KVD Beauty Black Star (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Black Water (-, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Les (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gilded is a bright, light-medium yellow gold with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had good color coverage, though not opaque, with a smooth, denser consistency that was blendable and adhered well to bare skin. It started to fade after eight and a half hours on me. Anastasia Inspire (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Sunset (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Dearest (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Super Blue #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). UOMA Beauty Palm Wine (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Golden Hours #3 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). UOMA Beauty Bahia (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #1 (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Sandcastle (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Moonlight (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Divergent Golden Honesty (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Butter Cake (PiP, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Dreammaker (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Photosynthesex #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty Brass Knuckles (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Beam (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Early Birdie (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amber is a rich, medium-dark copper with warm, golden metallic shimmer. It was intense pigmented with a very smooth, moderately dense texture that was blendable and applied well to the lid. This shade showoed signs of fading after nine hours of wear. Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Bonjour (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Day Spring (PiP, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Genie (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Pat McGrath Gold Rush (LE, $25.00) is more muted (95% similar). Huda Beauty Topaz #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Jewel (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Huda Beauty Smokey #6 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Terra Moons Harvest (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Silk (318M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Some Like It Dot (LE, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). theBalm Manic Maribel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Pat McGrath Entice (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). ColourPop Save It For Later (P, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (DC, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 12 Copper (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #7 (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Huda Beauty Blessed (Remastered) (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Symbiosis (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clover is a soft, medium olive green with warm, golden undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a smooth, soft, and blendable consistency. This shade started to fade after eight and a half hours on me. Inglot #419 (P, $7.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Left) (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mildew (DC, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Recruit (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Sleigh (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Quintessence #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Dragon Scales #4 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Green Iron (06) (DC, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Smashbox Spruce (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Mirage (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Fyrinnae Elf Owl (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Sydney Grace Last Quest (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Fallen Star (DC, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Mosaic (DC, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Hourglass Vivid (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Evergreen (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cobalt is a rich, deep navy blue with cool undertones and a purplish base color. The color coverage was completely opaque, but the texture was a bit firmer in the pan and took a little more effort to diffuse and blend out compared to the other shades in the palette. It wore well for nine hours on me. Urban Decay Evidence (DC, $19.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Australia (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Moonshadow (DC, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Blue Black (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Nightfall (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). KVD Beauty Entombed (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sydney Grace Rendezvous (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #3 (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). Dose of Colors A Moment (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Eternity (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Moskova #4 (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Denim (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Royally Blue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #24 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Sapphire (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Rendezvous (DC, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Etiquette (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

PRO Metal (Rose Gold)

LELimited Edition. $28.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Quartz

LELimited Edition. $19.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Rose Gold

LELimited Edition. $19.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

Graphite

LELimited Edition. $19.00.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Onyx

LELimited Edition. $19.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

Gilded

LELimited Edition. $19.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Amber

LELimited Edition. $19.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

Clover

LELimited Edition. $19.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Cobalt

LELimited Edition. $19.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Pro Palette (8-Pan)

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Pro Palette (8-Pan)

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Pro Palette (8-Pan)

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Pro Palette (8-Pan)

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Pro Palette (8-Pan)

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Pro Palette (8-Pan)

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Pro Palette (8-Pan)

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Pro Palette (8-Pan)

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Pro Palette (8-Pan)

LORAC PRO Metal (Rose Gold) Pro Palette (8-Pan)

LORAC Quartz Eyeshadow

LORAC Quartz Eyeshadow

LORAC Rose Gold Eyeshadow

LORAC Rose Gold Eyeshadow

LORAC Graphite Eyeshadow

LORAC Graphite Eyeshadow

LORAC Onyx Eyeshadow

LORAC Onyx Eyeshadow

LORAC Gilded Eyeshadow

LORAC Gilded Eyeshadow

LORAC Amber Eyeshadow

LORAC Amber Eyeshadow

LORAC Clover Eyeshadow

LORAC Clover Eyeshadow

LORAC Cobalt Eyeshadow

LORAC Cobalt Eyeshadow

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Andrew Avatar

These shadows look absolutely fantastic! I’ve kinda been sleeping on Lorac lately but I need to start checking them out again. Their latest releases have really been enticing me

Lacey Avatar

Now I’m wishing I’d passed on it last year just for the rose gold packaging! Lol

I really like this as a companion palette, though. I used it a lot around the holidays because it has a nice mix of wearable shimmery shades. I do have to have a couple of mattes in the mix, but that’s just me. 🙂

Tiffany Avatar

Dupable? Yes, but these are my kind of shades, and it is nice to see them all in one palette without any duds. I passed on this the first time it was released, but the rose gold packaging has made me take a second look. I may just have to add this to my list. Am I understanding that this palette is permanent now, or is it still limited edition?

Stephanie Avatar

Wow! I’m so happy it performed well since it is on my Christmas list as the only palette I am interested in as a gift! I got Mega Pro 3 and MetalMattw as birthday presents so I’ll be set with pretty palettes until the next pretty thing comes along and entices me! Thanks, Christine!

kjh Avatar

This one is really solid. For the price, it’ll make a good gift. Not extravagant, covers all the bases, colorful, tasteful. Liked it before and now. And you’re right, of course…with expected and unexpected duds in this season’s palettes, this looks pretty marvelous. I’m sufficiently duped, but great gift.

Satu S Avatar

Oooh, I wish Lorac was better available internationally because this palette looks really tempting! UD Naked2 is my only* proper eyeshadow palette so far and I might be ready to expand my collection 😀

*other than a cheap 88 shadow palette, which despite its shortcomings has been a lot of fun during makeup playtimes.

Hanna Avatar

Cobalt and Graphite are gorgeous! I’ll be checking out your dupes though because I don’t think I’d use the other colors enough to justify the whole palette.

Genevieve Avatar

I LOVE this palette and found it really hard to get the last time, so I am thrilled that Lorac is bringing it out again and giving it more love. I would use every single one of these shades, except for the black. This may make your best list for the end of the year as the colours are all of consistent quality. I have a few dupes for some of them, but I would have to take out 4 palettes to work it out.
Beautiful eye look Christine, I am sold….

Sarah Avatar

I love these shades! They are definitely dupeable, even in my collection, but likely higher quality than some of the dupes I have! This is going on my wish list. The pretty packaging is a plus!

Rebecca Avatar

This palette is absolutely amazing. I own the original and I love every color and there is not a single dud in the group. The only color I can’t wear is cobalt due to my skin tone but I have fun using it on friends when I do their makeup. I will say that if you travel with this palette make sure it is secure because the shadows are soft and an impact can cause them to break.

Jamie Avatar

Have swatched this every time I have gone into Kohl’s for the past month and finally bought it last night with Kohls cash and Yes2You rewards for 8 bucks! Love it. Really wish it was on the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. The price tag is a lot lower than many of palettes out there while still being high quality so it would make a great gift!

Theresa Avatar

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Lorac and own a few of their pallets….I am wanting to get my 14yr old a eye shadow pallet as one of her gifts. She loves rose golds , so it was between this and naked 3. Which would you say is more appropriate for a young girl starting out?

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