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. Sephora Clash (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Persona Sassy (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Pin-up (LE, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). NARS Newbury Street (DC, $25.00) is more muted (95% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom Born Glam (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (95% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #2 (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Helia (PiP, ) is more muted (90% similar). MAC It's About Shine (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Absolution (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Valley Girl (PiP, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Telepathic (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Rager (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Honey Drip (PiP, ) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Nylon (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Blurred Lines (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Oh-Zone (LE, ) is more shimmery, more muted (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. Colour Pop OG (LE, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (PiP, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Push-up (2018) (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Scheherazade's Tale (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Bellatrix (103M) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (PiP, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Rose (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Luscious (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Baby (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop 20 Something (P, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Camille (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Old Church Street (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Weenie (PiP, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Crave (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Splendor (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Icon (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (Prime) (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #3 (PiP, ) is lighter (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. MAC Bye Bye Bahamas (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Splendor (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Moondust (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Madrid (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Lust in LA (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bracken (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Silver Dawn (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Drunk Text (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Embellish (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kaja Tiger's Eye (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #2 (DC, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Moonlight #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Silver Screen (822) (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #19 (PiP, ) is cooler (85% 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. Viseart Tuxedo (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Soul (PiP, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #2 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D 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). Colour Pop Knight (LE, $5.00) 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). NARS Heraklion (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Carbon (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Black Water (-, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Black Star (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Les (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Woof (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% 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. Too Faced Dearest (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Divergent Golden Honesty (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Sandcastle (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Butter Cake (PiP, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Sunset (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Inspire (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Golden Hours #3 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #1 (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Dreammaker (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Gemme Doree (844) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine St. Germain Cocktail (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Moonlit (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). NARS Bayadere #3 (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Fun in the Sun (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #3 (LE, ) 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. Too Faced Bonjour (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (DC, $21.00) is lighter (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). Sephora Some Like It Dot (LE, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Pat McGrath Entice (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). theBalm Manic Maribel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Save It For Later (P, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Day Spring (PiP, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 12 Copper (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Unleashed (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Ambient (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Bronze Gold 003 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #5 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Minx #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (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). Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fumé (Left) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Recruit (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Mildew (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Sleigh (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Quintessence #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Spruce (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Fyrinnae Elf Owl (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Jester (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Fallen Star (DC, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Color Field #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Vivid (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Flicker (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Crowbar (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Making a Scene (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (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 (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). bareMinerals Nightfall (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Blue Black (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Moonshadow (P, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #3 (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Kat Von D Entombed (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Australia (DC, $10.00) is lighter (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). 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 (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay 501 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Etiquette (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chill Out (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #8 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Onyx
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Gilded
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Amber
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Clover
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Cobalt
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
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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)

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LORAC Quartz Eyeshadow

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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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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

This is a nice one if you like your shimmers! I find LORAC mattes are less solid (they can go either way, sometimes they are just too soft) but have much better luck with their shimmers!

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. 🙂

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?

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!

Considering that any and all dupes that I own for most of the shades shown are contained within much larger palettes, this is a definate “maybe”. Looks good for versatility, too. One could do an olive & rose-gold combo or go very dark with a navy/ black/white-gold thematic. I do wish it had a matte warm brown included, though.

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.

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.

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.

It’s been some time since I wished we could buy LORAC here, seeing this, although dupeable, palette makes me wish for it again. Enjoy it those of you who buy it.

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….

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!

I’m thinking I might have to get this and give in to Lorac shadows once and for all. I don’t know why I’ve been resisting this long anyway…

I hope I can get to the US and to Ulta to buy this (sadly, no more Lorac at Sephora in Canada….waaaah). If I miss out, the sad state of affairs is that I have several dupes for each of the shadows I like best.

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.

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!

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?

Naked3 is going to be more “appropriate” in the traditional sense of the word, but the PRO Metal would give her more to play with.

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