LORAC Pro Palette 3 Review, Photos, Swatches

LORAC Pro Palette 3
LORAC Pro Palette 3

LORAC Pro Palette 3 ($44.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes a slim palette that contains 16 eyeshadows along with a miniature-sized eyeshadow primer. It’ll be available on June 12th online and in-stores on June 26th. I liked it, but it is par for the course with most of LORAC’s palettes–warmer, neutral–and will likely feel repetitive for anyone with the two prior Pro Palettes and/or the Unzipped palettes. The mattes applied better in this palette than the past Mega Pros and tended to go on fairly evenly with decent to good pigmentation, though wear was below average (a primer should help that). They seemed to adhere a bit better and had less fall out compared to the last Mega Pro palette. On my skin tone, I did find the shades ended up looking similar applied–the two looks I showed in the review are using different shades but look quite similar!

Blanc is a light, yellowed beige with a matte finish. It had a strong white base, so it may look chalky/ashy on some complexions–just a heads up. The consistency was very smooth and finely-milled with some powder kicked up in the pan, but I found the eyeshadow to have less fall out and better adhesion on the lid. It lasted for seven hours before fading. Zoeva Nighthawks (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). Sydney Grace Queen of the North (PiP, $5.00)(95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 01 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Heaven (PiP, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Undress #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). NYX I Have a Headache (P, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). KKW Beauty Decade (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Amen (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Biarritz (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced BFF (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild The Night's Quad #2 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Lueurs Ambrees #4 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Base Coat (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Rock Candy (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Hero (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Porcelain (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Vanilla (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Canvas is a light-medium, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a very soft, finely-milled texture that was somewhat dusty to work with. It wore well for seven hours before fading on me. MAC Totally Obsessed (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Mimosa (LE, $19.00) is brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Ciate Honey Bunny (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #328 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Lap Dance (P, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Flounder (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Stila Pale Peach (LE, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Walking in the Sand (DC, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). Inglot #330 (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Peche (Rosé Edit) (PiP, ) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Pink Nude (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Skimp (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Sheets (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE, ) is warmer (80% similar). Sephora Sandcastle (DC, $10.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cool Taupe is a muted, medium-dark taupe-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was good, but it wasn’t fully opaque, and the texture was dusty, even though it was silky to the touch, which resulted in it sheering out slightly. It was very blendable, at least, and I think it built-up better than some of the other dusty mattes in the palette. This shade wore well for seven hours on me. Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Burro (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Creased (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Unwind (PiP, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Vintage (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Absinthe #3 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #8 (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins Brown #2 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Bedrock (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Sweet Tea (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Fawn (Contour) (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Lumieres Naturelles #3 (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S642 Sahara (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, better quality (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Nest Egg (PiP, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pink Nude is a light, muted peachy-beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. While the texture is very, very silky and finely-milled, there is a fair amount of powder kicked up and a tendency to sheer out on the skin. It was hard to use this as a lid color as it tended to look dusty and drier. I had better luck using it on my brow bone, which seems to have less texture. The color started to fade after seven hours. Sephora Walking in the Sand (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Framed (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Pale Peach (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Ciate Honey Bunny (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Fawn (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Brulee (PiP, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Inglot #330 (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Lace Teddy (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Peche (Rosé Edit) (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Empress (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Nudie (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Flower Child (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Nude Tea (PiP, ) is brighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace Summer Magic (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheets (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Blurr (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Magnolia (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Plank (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Catch Me (PiP, $4.50) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Canvas (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clay is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish tones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was smooth and finely-milled with some dustiness, but it was minor compared to the other shades. It blended out well and applied with nearly opaque coverage. This shade stayed on well for just under eight hours. Viseart Jasper (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Inglot J323 Walnut (LE, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Tarte View from the Taupe (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Hazelnut (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cobblestone (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild My Glamour Squad #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Moleskin (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bad Habit Mona (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Lula (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Painkiller (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Feel #3 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Terracotta is a muted, medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was slightly dusty. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Kat Von D Glasswing (DC, ) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Wilshire (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Feelin' Nutty (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Fur Baby (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Sandy (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Marina (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dimmer (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Bel Air (P, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Huda Beauty Warm Browns #8 (PiP, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Praline (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Tawny (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Incense (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia HOE (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Mousse (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Saddle (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bucked (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cocoa Truffle (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dark Brown is a dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was semi-opaque with a soft, blendable consistency that was also dusty, so it sheered out somewhat on the skin but applied fairly evenly for me. It started to show signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. Tarte Style (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Namaste (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Tutti Cutie (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Saddle (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Earth (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Secret Service (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Woodie (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Cedar (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Fall Collection 2012 #3 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Ash Brown (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Aromatic (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Lancome Couture (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Cedar (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Cashmere #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Faint (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Schemer (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jet Black is a deep black with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, finely-milled texture that was firmer than the other shades but not stiff. It could have been slightly more blendable overall. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. Huda Beauty Smokey #1 (PiP, )(100% similar). Smashbox Deadline (PiP, )(100% similar). Tarte Punk (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Silhouette (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (PiP, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Persona Limitless (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Black Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Let's Do It (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Black Coffee (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Obsidian (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Black (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Beast (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Caviar (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Radical (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light Gold is a light, bright peach with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was incredibly soft and smooth, but it did kick up a lot of product in the pan and had some fall out if I didn’t pat it into place (and that’s after tapping away excess prior to getting near my eye!). This shade started to fade after six and a half hours. Colour Pop Moony (PiP, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Lovestruck (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #393 (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Dune (186S) (PiP, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Straight Up (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Flow (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Gilt Trip (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Amanecer (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Moonstone (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Almond Pearl is a light beige with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a very soft, dusty texture–this one sheered out almost instantly and was hard to build-up without a lightly tacky base (LORAC’s primer was not tacky enough). It started to fade after six hours. MAC Pretty (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Autumn Blonde (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Apricot Blend #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Exposure #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Seduction #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Greenluxe #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Yo-Ho (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Mixologist (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Quadrille #2 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Vermeer (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Throttle (LE, $4.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Givenchy Tentation #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Supermodel (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Tea Time (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #3 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Amberluxe #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Ounce (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Ricepaper (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Medallion is a sparkly, medium-dark bronze with warm undertones anda glittery finish. This is sort of the “are you joking us?” shade in the palette, and I can’t recall coming across such a chunky, glittery mess of a shade from LORAC before, so it was a surprise. Instead of being a denser, creamier formula like some of the high-shimmer shades in the Unzipped palettes, it’s loosely packed and dislodges a ton of product with the merest touch of a brush. The particles are quite chunky and really separate from the base color. It’s a mess to use, results in a lot of fall out (even if you manage to get any of the glitter to stay!) over time. You would need to use a glitter adhesive to get any value out of this one. Colour Pop Nillionaire (P, $5.00) is more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Taupe (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Utopia (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Satellite (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Archetype (PiP, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Light Pewter is a light-medium beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had really good pigmentation, though the consistency was thin and dusty enough that some of the shimmer pulled away from the base color when blended. On my skin tone (light-medium), this one gets lost if I blend it too much as there’s no shimmer to differentiate it from my skin tone (this is a note; it doesn’t affect the rating). It lasted for seven hours on me before fading. MAC French Clay (PiP, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Rock Candy (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Chemical Bond (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Silent Treatment #4 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Trait de Caractere #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Moonlight #1 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Uncommon (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Divine Rule (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Chroma #4 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Nox (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Cashmere (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Entropy (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Chanel Talpa (14) (P, $30.00) is darker (80% similar). Coloured Raine Glamour (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NARS Centerfold (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amethyst is a deep plum with warm, brown undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm. This shade lasted for eight hours before fading noticeably. Dior Feel #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Rococo (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Magic Carpet (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Iris Bronze #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #4 (LE, ) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Go Wild (345) (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Plumifique (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Photosynthesex #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Pop (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Black Currant (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Lancome Colour du Jour (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S832 Ash Plum (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Bronze is a light-medium brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation seemed quite good, actually, but the texture was thin and dusty, which led to some of the shimmer separating from the base color as well as the color itself sheering out when blended. I would use a tacky base to help this one stay in place. On its own, it lasted for six hours. Tarina Tarantino Agate (DC, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Rivoli #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sweet Satisfaction (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Misty Mauve (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Eternal Optimist (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Ego (DC, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sweet as Candy #3 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Palace (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Selfie Portrait (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Scheherazade's Tale (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Mystere et Intensite #1 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC Ms. Personality (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). theBalm Stand-offish (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Inferno (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #4 (DC, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dark Mocha is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. The color payoff was opaque, while the texture was soft, denser than most of the other shades in the palette, and easy to apply without losing intensity. It lasted for eight hours before fading on me. Urban Decay Nevermind (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #8 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Inglot #402 (P, $7.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Plum Brown (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Noontide (PiP, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals A-Ha (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Been There, Done That (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca (P, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics CEO (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Cinder (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Ursa Major (LE, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Ember (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Ritualistic (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Kitty Kat (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Smoke and Mirrors (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Sinful (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #6 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Truffle is a blackened taupe-brown with subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones and a satiny sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a slightly firmer consistency that made it harder to blend out on the lid as it looked somewhat patchy without a primer or base underneath. This shade wore well for eight hours. Hourglass Atmosphere #5 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Permanent Press #3 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Dark Chocolate (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Dipped in Chocolate (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Cup of Joe (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Infusion (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Apropos (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #08 (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). theBalm #15 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins Nude #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #3 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rising Passions (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S622 Black Brown (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
Blanc
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Canvas
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
Clay
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Jet Black
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total
Medallion
1
Product
5
Pigmentation
3
Texture
4
Longevity
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32%
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10
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7
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9.5
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9
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8.5
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5
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9
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Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
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10
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5
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8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
83%
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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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It’s so weird to me that Lorac failed on shades like Medallion and Rose Bronze! Those are the types of shades that so many companies can and do produce well, and even Lorac has done it before in the Unzipped palettes. How is it possible that they made a good purple but a bad bronze??

I really can’t remember LORAC ever having a texture like Medallion. They have a dustier texture but rarely chunky?

Covered and somewhat disappointed. Curious, without doing the math, how much better would this palette be, without the bring-down of Medallion?

Maybe marginally better? It’s only one out of 16, so it’s not impacting it as much as it would if it was a smaller palette!

It seems like Lorac palettes vary greatly in quality, so I won’t buy anymore without reviews first. I have the Lorac Pro 2, some of the shades are great, but others are so soft that they produce a lot of fallout, even with primer. But the Unzipped is great. This is a skip for me.

And the award for the most boring, plain, indistinct palette of the year goes to Lorac Pro 3 Palette!!!
Not much enthusiasm on my part for this. You definitely nailed it when you said that your 2 eye looks you did using different shades each time look indistinguishable. I hear a lot of people saying this is the “fair girls Pro Palette”, except that I don’t think being “fair” is a reason to settle for blah shades for neutals.

I couldn’t believe it, Nancy! I did them on separate days, so I didn’t even realize that I was basically dupiing myself there until I was editing photos and went… wait… what…

When I saw your eye looks, I thought you had accidentally posted the same pic 3x LOL It’s crazy how you’re wearing 5-7 different shadows in each pic, and it all looks like the same brown

‘I hear a lot of people saying this is the “fair girls Pro Palette”, except that I don’t think being “fair” is a reason to settle for blah shades for neutals.’

Exactly! If it had been good, I’d be all over this. Even with the dearth of very fair skin friendly neutral palettes, there are much better options IMHO: UD Gwen Stefani (on sale everywhere for $39 right now), Naked 3, MUFE Nudes You Need, Tarte’s three Tartelette palettes, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea.

Hi Christine – I heard from another blogger that this isn’t coming to Sephora until July. Do you know if that’s still true? Thanks for the excellent review!

Really have no idea. LORAC would not provide any info to me when I asked – the only info I have is what was on Ulta. I checked LORAC’s Instagram, but I didn’t see anything with respect to dates/availability. Ulta’s listing didn’t seem to say exclusive, so my guess is it will be at other retailers, but I’m not sure.

Thank you for reviewing this. I wonder if the Medallion could be a dud? your swatch and pan picture seems different from what I have seen other places.

I have the Lorac Pro Metal, and I really love it. I have been looking for some soft rose shadows, and I wonder if this palette is worth it.

I like the Pro Metal a lot better than this, IMO. I have seen several people mention that Medallion is very chunky – have not seen anyone say it was good yet myself (Reddit/this blog), though!

I think I just saw one swatch that looked a little less chuncky, so I was hoping. Seems like everyone says it applies bad though.

Pro Metal are the best shadows I own.

I have this palette and my Medallion both swatched, used with Lorac primer and used over a very tacky primer looked exactly like Christine’s. I could not make it work for me. I do like the rest of the palette and found the remainder of the shadows to work well for me with a primer. In my personal experience, Lorac shadows have more often than not kicked up dust in the palette but I don’t get fall out when applying so not sure what that is about. I do tap them off but that’s about it. My complexion is very fair and I have seen others remark that this is a “fair” girls palette. Maybe that is why I like it, I don’t know. I have the Lorac Unzipped palette and love that one also. I don’t do really complicated eye looks and generally use only two or three shadows and mostly with a lot of contrast between the shades so that may be another reason why I like this palette. There are enough very light and very dark shadows for me to accomplish that type of look.

Thanks Deborah. I am very fair too, so this is why I was drawn to this palette. The other PRO look quite dark.

Since I don’t have any of the unzipped ones, those might be a better purchase.

Other than Medallion (pressed glitter in an eyeshadow formula never works for ANY brand…..) this is a lovely palette but it also looks like the Pro and Pro 2 but merged to me?

I could see that! I feel like it’s like Pro 1 and Unzipped together, because it does seem to have a warmer/rosier tint to it.

Wow, this did worse than I thought, even though I could tell it would need primer. I’m going to skip this one and stick to Unzipped and Unzipped Gold. I don’t use the Pro 1 and 2 very much, and they’re better looking than this one.

Primer will definitely help, but I think that the result of some of the shimmery shades have the texture where the shimmer sort of blends away makes them appear more similar to the mattes!

Awww man. I ordered this on the platinum perks thinking it would be awesome. These colors are underwhelming. I foresee a trip to return this as soon as it arrives in the mail.

Such a bummer. I don’t have the 1 or 2, and was hoping to get the 3 but now I’m not so sure. I wanted to experience the joy that is LORAC shadows (or so I hear). I think I’ll probably end up going with the 1 after all.

PS – makeup companies everywhere, STOP PUTTING BLACK IN PALETTES. It’s such a waste of a shade to me! I have enough black shadow to last a lifetime now it seems.

Totally agree with your PS. I’m very pale and never do smoked out/dark looks. I force myself to use black and other dark shades and liners, but I’d love to not have them at all.

Christine, I wanted to say thank you so much for including the closeup packaging pictures in all your reviews! They are so helpful when the counterfeits inevitably start coming out. I know Amazon is a legitimate Lorac retailer, but I am still paranoid about that.

I’ve always wanted to try some Lorac shadows in general, but this palette’s colors just look so boring! I don’t wear that many lighter, neutral colors and I already have enough neutrals that I’d need.

I think their Unzipped palettes are my fave, and I also really liked the Pro Metals palette they came out with (I think that might have been LE).

There’s nothing about this palette that says “BUY ME!”, and that says a lot coming from an eye palette addict like me. Even the few shades that I care about in this palette are dupeable, there are WAY too many light shades (which, surprisingly enough, I have dupes for), and I have what seems like a trillion neutral palettes already. This means that the bar is set high for any additional neutral palettes I’m considering adding to my collection.

I would take the original Pro palette or either of the Unzipped palettes (none of which I currently own) over this any day of the week.

It’s like they forgot binder in it, though the sparkle/glitter is a lot chunkier than LORAC has used in the past (to my knowledge) as well.

Wow – lots of those colours really do look like each other – you could really decrease the size of the palette by getting rid of the duplicates. All these colours would work best, I think, on darker complexions as they wouldn’t really show up on someone as fair as me.
I am surprised that Lorac got a few colours, like Medallion, so wrong when they already have the Cinnamon colour from another palette so right. Yes, your eye looks did look very similar even though you used different colours. An easy pass, I think.

They really do! Particularly since some of the shimmery shades don’t retain the full shimmer level when blended.

Kinda sad to see so many negative comments; I love all my Lorac Pro palettes and even the non-Pro palettes from them. I wanted the Nude Necessities palette but missed out on it so I was excited to see this pale set of neutrals in Pro formula. Can’t wait to get mine:)

Enjoy, Rizzles! I don’t think the comments here are about the previous palettes, just this one, as past quality isn’t always an indicator of future quality 🙂

I will always have a first-love relationship with LORAC Pro Palette! I love the rose theme of this palette and wished it was still available in Canada! It’s such a shame that some of the shades didn’t perform as well but still!

this is a boring, lower quality version of UD Naked 3. and it looks like they “streched” the Unzipped Gold to be this collection. the only thing that catches my attention of this palette is the nude packaging, which is cute and resemble the palette’s theme.
i find the original lorac pro is still the winner.

Hmmm.. I love Lorac and have almost every palette, but I think I might skip on this one (for now at least). Would you recommend the new Anastasia palette over this one?

Upon first look, I expected the Black to be too harsh for the rest of the colors. After looking at your swatch and application, it appears my first thoughts are incorrect. I do have all for of the Naked palettes in addition to several other so don’t need this. I love your application, regardless of grade, as always.

This palette is a little too muted for me. The shades I’m drawn to most seem to be similar to some of the shades in the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette. I will have to see them both in person, but I’m definitely leaning more towards the ABH palette.

Well you just saved me $44. I have more than enough eyeshadows but I thought, “A palette with all the matte neutrals I need and some interesting metallics! Dream palette!” Yah…I have yet to purchase a Lorac palette and I thought this might be the one I finally get. So close yet so far… The shimmery shades do not seem different enough from each other or very unique. And I really don’t need any of the mattes.

bingo, I was hoping mine was defective but not so. I have been unable to make eye looks that look any different day to day. The shades should flow together well yeah but they should not all blend info a blob of beige. I’m so disappointed in this palette in comparison to my other lorac pros.

Huh, I mean I have had mine for about a week and I like it, partially because it completes my little lorac pro family. I also saw it as a way of supplementing my lorac unzipped, they work well together. Normally I just read all your reviews, I’m not the commenting type, but my brain had a bit of disjoint when you rated Dark Mocha so high. Dark Mocha is the only one not super working for me, so weird!

I just bought this palette yesterday (before reading your full review). When I saw the first pictures of the eyeshadow shades I died. I LOVE LIGHT SHADES and I am always wishing that I had more or even one whole palette of just light shades. So I think this palette is going to work for me! I have the first pro palette and the second mega pro and I love both of them and reach for them more than any of my other palettes. I am so excited to use this! Thanks, as always, for your honest and in-depth reviews!

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