Friday, May 7, 2010

Product Review: Little Black Palette by LORAC


LORAC has recently introduced a new shadow palette (quad) named Little Black Palette. Having had the occasion to use it on a client yesterday, I thought that it would be the perfect time for a review.

The palette comes in a small black and gold case that protect its contents: four shadows and a mini Behind the Scenes Eyeshadow Primer. I'd estimate the product's casing to be about 4" by 5" and 1" H.

Primer: Quite a small container, but the product should last about two months, I'd estimate, because you need very little. The consistency is similar to that of Urban Decay's Primer Potion. It emulsifies nicely, no clumping, rubs into the lid area becoming translucent. I'd say this primer size is perfect for the palette because it's concise enough to take with you on an overnight trip, or longer, and all you'd need to pack alongside it would be mascara and your brushes.

Shadows: Four shimmery shades: a very light gold, a soft beige, a dark gold with red-brown undertones, and a dark brown (sans red undertones) wearable for day and night looks. The shadows are well-pigmented, smooth to apply and are all you will need to create a smokey eye for the office or, if applied more dramatically, a night out. The shadows, as with any, can be applied wet or dry. The dark brown can be used wet with a hard angle brush along the lash-line as liner.

Overall: The product is a great deal as it has all the shades needed to create a neutral smokey eye. The lightest will be a great highlighter for the inner eye and along the brow bone. As far as cost, a single baked shadow by LORAC is $22, so at $32 this is not a bad deal by any means. The colors are wearable for any skin tone and any event! Although this product isn't very exciting, the colors are classic, I'd say it is a basic staple that you will find useful - hence "Little Black Palette."


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