Lorac Dazzling Dozen Eyeshadow Collection Review, Photos and Swatches
Oh hey beautiful! I hope you’re having a great start of your week. Today I’m going to review a limited edition eyeshadow set that was featured in my September Collective Beauty Haul. If you’ve followed this blog for quite some time now, you must already know that the Lorac Pro Palette is my all-time favorite palette thus far so I thought this eyeshadow collection would be a great addition to my vanity.
WHAT IS IT? The Lorac Dazzling Dozen Limited Edition Eyeshadow Collection contains 12 full-size individual eye shadows in Lorac’s silky-smooth, high-pigmented, and long-lasting eye shadow formula. (source)
PRICE: $35 USD ($228 Value)
AVAILABILITY: Exclusively sold at ULTA Beauty. (Limited Edition)
PIGMENTATION: The color payoff isn’t up to par from what I expected; the eyeshadows that contain glitter like Luxury and Starlight (swatched below) were not as pigmented as the others. I found the most pigmented eyeshadows are the ones that have a sheen or slight shimmer to them. Side note: I don’t own any other eyeshadows from Lorac besides the ones included in the Lorac Pro Palette so my review is going based off of what I’m used to from the Lorac Pro Palette.
TEXTURE: Creamy. All of the eyeshadows felt creamy and buttery to the touch. As you can see from the first photo in this post, one eyeshadow shattered and I haven’t had it for more than a week… so being creamy and buttery to the touch can be a con because they are more fragile than other eyeshadows.
*Third eyeshadow on the top (Luxury) was shattered so I fixed it a touch of alcohol…
APPLICATION: Easy to apply but since the eyeshadows are so creamy, the application process gets quite messy. If you don’t mind fall-out (eyeshadow falling on cheeks) when doing your eye makeup then the application process should not bother you at all. If you find that fall-out is a hassle, I would recommend tapping off the excess product on the brush before applying the shadows to your eyes. Tapping off the excess product off your tools will help the application process be less messy and will make your life much easier.
*Swatches below are swatched with no primer or base.
PACKAGING: Not going to lie, it’s not my favorite kind of packaging. The twist-off cap and the overall packaging seems cheap in my opinion. I do love eyeshadow packaging that has an attached lid since I tend to get clumsy and misplace things. When I opened the kit to swatch and play, I noticed that some of the eyeshadows were almost about opened in the packaging which is quite disturbing. I’ll probably have to depot the eyeshadows and place them in a palette just for the sake of convenience, traveling and keeping the eyeshadows in a place where they won’t get ruined.
LASTING POWER: Long-wearing just like the eyeshadows in the Lorac Pro Palette. Like all other eyeshadows from my experience, if you are having trouble keeping the eyeshadows in place, use a primer and/or base underneath the shadows. By using a primer and/or base, it will extend the life of the eyeshadows and helps prevent creasing.
[ C ] The overall quality and my overall thoughts about this collection was so-so. It’s not super bad and at the same time it isn’t to die for so my rating is a flat C. The packaging and pigmentation (on the glittery eyeshadows) could be better in my opinion. The color selection of these individual eyeshadows are decent and would work for all skintones. There is no doubt that the price of $35 is reasonable for 12 full-size eyeshadows (about $2.92 per shadow). I say, if you’re looking to build your eyeshadow collection or looking for a great gift for a beauty lover, this kit will be your best bet. If you’re looking for super great quality or something a little more luxurious, you can pass on this collection. If you own the Urban Decay Naked 1 and Naked Basic Palette, Lorac Pro Palette, Stila in the Light Palette and a ton of MAC eyeshadows, you can definitely skip out on this collection. Below, you’ll see dupes I found from the mentioned palettes and eyeshadows that are similar to the eyeshadows in this collection.
(based on my personal eyeshadow collection)
- Gleam – Nude from the Lorac Pro Palette, Kitten from Stila in the Light Palette, Sin from Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette and Naked Lunch Eyeshadow from MAC
- Bronze – Garnet from the Lorac Pro Palette and Sunset from the Stila in the Light Palette
- Luxury – Luster from Stila in the Light Palette
- Starlight – Creep from the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette
- Au Naturel – Virgin from the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette and Venus in the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
- Serenity – Light Bronze from the Lorac Pro Palette, Toasted in the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette and All That Glitters Eyeshadow from MAC
- Smokin’ – Taupe from the Lorac Pro Palette and Buck from the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette
- Dazzle – Deep Purple from the Lorac Pro Palette and Beauty Mark Eyeshadow from MAC
- Shimmer – (haven’t found anything close to this shade in my eyeshadow collection)
- Mango – Paradisco and Girlie Eyeshadow from MAC
- Celebutante – Aquadisiac and Haunting Eyeshadow from MAC
- Sapphire – Prussian Eyeshadow from MAC