Anytime I can consolidate my makeup bag with 2-in-1 products is a major plus, especially while traveling or when it’s necessary to touch up or change my look during a busy work day. But at the same time, I want a variety of options depending on my mood. So I love finding palettes that allow you to do a variety of looks but are compact and light. I’ve been using LORAC Cosmetics for years now and their eye shadow formula is amazing – ultra pigmented, buttery, easily blendable and long-lasting! I recently tried out the Pro To Go Palette and it has everything you need for creating soft to dramatic looks for your eyes, including 2 blushes and a bronzer. TYSM!
- 6 Eye Shadows (Matte: Shell, Cafe, and Black; 3 Shimmer shades: Pearl, Chai, and Mink)
- 2 Blushes (Matte: Pink; Shimmer: Coral)
- 1 Matte Bronzer
- 2 Eye Shadow brushes (small shader brush and angled brush)
- A decent sized mirror
Price: $38 ($210 value), loraccosmetics.com
Shell is a matte vanilla shade nice for either a highlight on the inner corner and/or brow bone. Perfect for when you are wearing shimmery shadows on the lid and want to contrast the look with a matte highlight shade.
Cafe is the ideal soft brown transition shadow for the crease, which is necessary for creating the perfect smokey eye! TIP: Layering colors from light to dark will help you blend darker colors more seamlessly and achieve a nice smokey gradient.
Pearl is a just as the name suggests, a pearlescent white shimmer shadow with small flecks of silver glitter. It catches the light beautifully as an inner corner and brow bone highlight. And it can double as a highlighter on the top on the cheekbones, the cupid’s bow and on the bridge of the nose. But keep in mind that a little goes a long way when using it as a highlighter on areas other than the eyes!
Chai is a beautiful bronze-coppery shadow that looks great as an all-over lid color. The color is very pigmented but soft enough for a day look and can easily be amped up with a darker color (Mink or Black) on the outer corners for a more dramatic look. TIP: To make it even more intense, wet your brush before applying.
Mink is a dark cool brown shadow with gold flecks. This shade is best if used to create a dark smokey eye and applied to your entire lid. It packs more of a punch if it’s packed onto the lid. You can also use it to add dimension to the eye by placing it on the outer corner (“outer V”) or on the crease. It’s also a nice shade to use to smoke out eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line.
Black is matte black color. What sets it apart from other black shades is the formula – it’s soft and highly pigmented. TIP: If you have trouble creating the perfect winged liner, using an angled or small pencil brush, create a cat eye with this shadow instead of using eyeliner. The result is much softer and this technique is much more forgiving.
Blush & Bronzer
The bronzer is a matte neutral brown that can be used for contouring as well as warming up the entire face. The coral blush is a peachy shade with a pink undertone and golden flecks. While the pink blush is a matte bright pink shade.
Honestly, what more could you ask for? This is such a travel-friendly palette. Especially since Lorac is a high-end line, you get so much for a reasonable price of just $38. Overall, I highly recommend this palette since you can create so many different looks without hauling a heavy makeup bag with you to work or on vacation. If you have any questions or want me to create a look on my YouTube channel using this palette, please leave a comment below! xo Sarah
Product photos: loraccosmetics.com