Now and again a product comes along which causes so much hype and gives it (quite rightly) coveted status within the blogging community and that has to be the infamous Lorac Pro Palette. As soon as Michelle said she'd bring me some bits back from Miami last year, this was top of the list, Initially I wanted to order this from the Ulta website with some other items and have it delivered to her hotel, however Ulta won't allow international orders. Luckily for me a quick Google search revealed that this was available to order on the Nordstrom website and I got it delivered to her hotel. Luckily for UK people they also ship internationally - so you can order this yourself.
There's something about the formula of the Lorac shadows which makes these a cut above the rest - it's something to do with the pigmentation, the blendability, the colour pigment - honestly the list goes on and on. The palette itself contains 16 shadows - the top row all mattes and the bottom shimmer/satin. Unlike other brands and their eye shadow names, in the Lorac palette the shadows are literally named after the colour - there's no confusion here.
I do know there have been some comments online about the fallout of these - however I've never had any problems or issues with fall out or the texture being chalky. Personally I find myself reaching more for the matte shades over the shimmer/satin ones. My favourite shadow by far has to be Taupe - honestly if they did this by itself I'd buy it. Sometimes palettes can be hit and miss with the colours, however I think Lorac has hit the nail on the head with this and if you go travelling or wanted to downsize your collection I could easily get away with this (well with the addition of Mac Typographic shadow).
You do receive an eye shadow primer with this, however as I'm still on using my Nars primer, this has remained unopened. I know the price of this may put some people off, however think of how much the Nars or Urban Decay Naked Palettes are - makes it seem more justifiable. Luckily for me Angela is off to Florida in a few weeks and she's going to be going to an Ulta store, so Lorac is on the list. I'm thinking maybe their Matte Pro Palette or their Contour Palette - what would you recommend from the range?