Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Chocolate and Smokey-Featuring the Lorac Pro Palette

Hi! It's me..
and for the love of my craft, you get to see me at 7:30 am no makeup, fresh out of the shower, blotchy, and  scary. Then, about 40 minutes later all made up looking much less scary. The magic of makeup is a fun and beautiful thing that I love to share, which is why you may see before and afters from time to time here on the blog.  I can at least attribute the yellowish skin tone in the before to the lighting, but the rest is all me. 

Anywho, I picked up this bad boy a little after Christmas...
and I recently used it to create one of my favorite looks, the chocolate smokey eye that you see in the above after shot.  Check it out:

The Lorac PRO palette comes packaged in this cute sparkly box that is drowning in my messy makeup drawer, and includes 8 matte, 8 shimmery shades and a mini Behind the Scenes shadow primer.  I picked this one up at one of the newer Kohl's beauty departments.  It retails at $42, but save up some Kohl's cash and put it toward your purchase to make this more affordable.  

To create this smokey chocolate eye look, here's what I used:

Used this
  1. Apply the mini Lorac Behind the Scenes Primer to the entire lid
  2. With a flat bristle brush I applied the shade Cream on the entire lid for a base
  3. I then combined and packed the shades Sable & Espresso from the lash line to the crease with another clean flat bristle brush in patting motions across lid and smudged under lower lash line
  4. With a blending brush I applied Mauve from the outer corner of the crease and with window wiper motions, swept it back and froth in the crease to soften and blend
  5. I then applied Loreal Gel Liner along the upper lash line to line the eyes.
  6. Applied MAC Veluxe Brow Pencil to brows, then combed through in upward strokes to soften
  7. Curled lashes then applied Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara
  8. I wiped the under eye area with a makeup remover wipe to remove any shadow fallout, then with a flat stippling brush I applied MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation(NC25)
  9. For the lips I used Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick in Blushing Beige
  10. For the cheeks I used Bare Minerals All Over Face Powder in Glee
  11. Not shown- Adrell False Lashes I believe 101 applied with Duo lash glue

I highly recommend this beautiful palette! You can create an endless amount of looks.  The shadows are velvety, high pigmented, and last through the day.  The only con in my opinion is that the matte shades are a little trickier to blend as they seem to say put where you apply them. Overall, a great variety of matte and shimmer, and a beautiful selection of color choices.  Lovely palette!!


  1. This palette looks lovely!! Palettes have really picked up lately and it seems all brands are bringing out their own version - it's so lovely to see as you can find so many variations, shades and styles!
    It's so much fun creating different looks too :)

    Layla xx

  2. That color eye shadow looks so beautiful with the color of your eyes! It gives you a smokey look without being over done and too dark. Love it!


  3. Wow!!! Love how you do your make-up. Your smokey eyes are awesome. I can't wait to join your blog hop this weekend - I just started my first blog ever - could you check it out and follow. Thanks

  4. This is so beautiful- it really makes your gorgeous eye color pop!

  5. I absolutely love this look!

  6. Wow you look so stunning. I super like your eyes! :)
    And I love your blog, btw! Followed you on GFC and on Bloglovin as well. I hope you'd check my blog too and follow-back. :)

    Katherine @ Nested Thoughts