When Lorac released the Mega Pro palette last year it sold out within days and I missed out on it. So when I saw that even after a few weeks of the Mega Pro Palette 2 being available at Ulta, with many more in stock, I knew that I wanted to give it a shot this year. For $59 you're getting 32 eyeshadow shades, which is a bargain since the original Pro palette and Pro 2 palette have only 16 shades for $42. Plus the pans are the same size as the original pro palettes.
The packaging goes with this year's Lorac Holiday color scheme with the palette being a cobalt blue with silver letter detailing. It's made with that same rubbery slick material on the outside as other Lorac palettes, so a little harder to keep it from getting dirty in your stash. It has a nice full sized mirror inside which is also a welcome addition to eyeshadow palettes.
The formula of the eyeshadows are amazing, like Lorac is known to have. They are buttery smooth and blend out effortlessly. I'd recommend just barely dipping your brush in the pan though, as they can get a bit powdery since they're so soft. But again, they are super blendable and really good eyeshadows for a beginner to work with.
There is a pretty even mix of warm and cool shades, thought the whole palette is pretty neutral with only a few pops of color thrown in. But what I do like is that the whole top two rows of shadows are matte and the bottom two are frost/shimmer shades. Lorac did a great job with color selection too. There's some good matte highlight shades (Bisque, Porcelain, Custard), matte transition shades (Tawny, Burlap, Melon), deeper crease shades (Saddle, Cabernet) and a black, though it is a little ashy and not a deep black like I'd like. For shimmers there's a nice blend of frosty lid/highlight shades (Sugar, Moonligjt, Chiffon), bright pops of color (Blue Quartz) and some gorgeous metallics that would look bomb when applied wet (Gold Leaf, Penny, Gunmetal).
First Row: Porcelain, Custard, Tawny, Burlap, Melon, Tangerine, Saddle, Forest
Second Row: Bisque, Lavender, Purple, Sorbet, Goji, Cabernet, Ash, Black
Third Row: Sugar, Chiffon, Prosecco, Soft Plum, Cinnamon, Sandstone, Gunmetal, Blue Quartz
Fourth Row: Moonlight, Seashell, Peony, Dk. Sienna, Penny, Olivine, Gold Leaf, Black Ivy
Overall I really like the idea of this palette. It's a neutral lover's dream, though I would have liked a bit more color selection as far as some more bright colors thrown in. It's definitely a versatile palette though and I think it'd be a great addition to any makeup lover's collection. This baby is limited edition so once it's gone, it's gone. I know last year's palette immediately went up on Amazon and eBay for two or three times the price, so if you're interested in the Lorac Mega Pro 2, I'd run out and get it while you have a chance. It is $59 and exclusive to Ulta available in stores and online.
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