The Lorac Mint Edition palette contains 4 x matte eyeshadows, 4 x shimmer eyeshadows, 1 x blush and 1 x highlighter. It also comes with a nude coloured lipgloss which is quite thick and a lovely suit-all shade. I haven't swatched the lipgloss in this post but if you're interested in seeing a swatch let me know in the comments.
The left hand side consists of 4 x matte shades in off-white, nude, mint and black. The middle section contains a highlighter in pink champagne shimmer, and a blush in shimmery coral. The right hand side consists for 4 x shimmer eyeshadows in white, pale shimmery taupe, reddish brown and dark brown. It's quite a large palette, the size of a small clutch.
|On my nails I'm wearing Orly "Pretty Ugly" from the new Mash-Up collection|
Now to the bad bits. The eyeshadows. Yes, all 8 of them. I found the pigmentation very poor, with lots of fallout and chalkiness. They're the sort of colours that if you apply 3 shades on your eyelid within an hour all 3 will merge into one flat shade because of the fall out. It's such a pity, because the colours are very pretty and the mint shade especially is what got me to buy it in the first place. They do perform somewhat better when applied over a primer, but seriously I'm not a primer user so if I can't get an eyeshadow to work without additional prepping then I'm not using it.
Anyway, lets have a look at some swatches shall we? You can see how chalky the eyeshadows are from my swatches even though the colours are undeniably pretty.
If I could go back in time I would not purchase this. The blush/highlighter are not enough for me to warrant the AUD $52 price tag. And as much as I adore the packaging, I can't really get much use out of it can I?
Have you tried any Lorac products? Any favourites?