Lorac Mega Pro 2: First impressions

Lorac released their brand new, and ever popular Pro series palette. The Mega Pro 2 palette. The palette itself is not that much bigger than an Urban Decay palette, but there appears to be more color pans than the UD palettes. The colors themselves are all neutral shades. Lorac tends to produce highly pigmented neutrals, but they can easily be worked up into glamorous looks. 

 

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The outside of the palette has such a weird, soft texture to it. It almost feels like it’s made out of pressed powders too. Spoiler: it’s not.

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The inside of the palette. As you can see, there’s a huge variety of colors. The pots are a tad small, but space vs colors? That’s probably a personal preference, but since I like loads of colors and can never seem to finish a palette anyways, it’s not a bad thing. 

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Swatching some of my favourites in the palette. Starting from the top, Goji, Gold Leaf, Purple, Tangerine and Blue Quartz.

As you can see, the colours are really buildable, and can even blend over a dark tattoo if you use two or three swipes. The formulas aren’t chalky, easy to manipulate and very easily blended. To say the least, I’ve got a really good feeling that this palette is going to become a go-tom for me. 

Living Mi Vida Loca

MmmmmmmOMG stop fckin’ buyin’.  No. 

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2015 Kat Von D holiday collection

This palette. Omg, this palette. This palette, omg. Pls.  I’m so in love with it. I had missed out on the Urban Decay Spectrum palette which was available for VIB/VIB Rouge members only while stock lasts. Well, I hesitated a bit too long and missed out. However, KVD released this at the same time and it has quite a few similar colours included in this palette, so all is not entirely lost!

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As usual, our queen produced a very pigmented palette. These colours are arranged in this very attractive colour wheel.  Makes you feel a bit like an artisté.  All of the colours have a blue under tone to them so I am able to wear even the orange and yellow shades which makes me happy. I hate wasting colours, and warm shades with cool undertones are a must for me unfortunately. Which means occasionally, I’ll have pans/pots that go to waste in certain palettes.

ColourPop bubble pop

First off, let me say, I am happy to support local companies; but when I find out your shipping warehouse is up the street from me? You’re gonna have to just cash my checks and send me shit. Just keep it coming. 

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This isn’t

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Told you.

 (this photo gained 232 likes on Instagram, WTF)

To say that I am obsessed with ColourPop cosmetics is to understate how I feel about their products.

When I first encountered their products in a review video, I brushed it off and didn’t look into it. I made one small order and since I am so close to their shipping facility, it only took 1 day to ship/receive. That small order turned into 2 more out-of-control gigantic orders of nearly every color pot under the sun of their eyeshadows (approximately 58 in total), 6 ultra matte lippies, 4 lippie stix + matching lip pencils, 4 bronzers, 6 blushes and 1 highlighter.  My hand slipped, and it wouldn’t stop. 

The reason is, their products are cruelty free, they are made locally within my city (business office being in Santa Monica), and the formulas for the potted pigments are nothing I have ever seen before. They are similar to cream shadows, but at not cream? They have a color pay off that gives Urban Decay a run for its money.  A little goes a long way, and it builds up to fantastic bold looks with little effort.  I’m just so in love and I want to order more.

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