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November 03, 2012

LOTD: Smokey Matte with Lorac Pro Palette

Hi hi!

I will try to do at least 3 different looks with the Lorac Pro Palette.  The first one is a dark smokey matte eyelook.  Mattes can be tricky to work with, so here, I build up each layer, and try to blend softly so I don't end up with patchy streaks.  The shadows are super smooth, and didn't have any fallout at all. 

On the rest of the face, I keep the cheeks and lips to a very pale pink, all the more to emphasize the matte brown smokey eyes.  I love love love mad  love this palette, and if you could, try to get it! 

For pictures and swatches of this palette, click on this entry here

For your information, I only used ONE brush to create this look, so I started with the lightest shade first. I used my new Hakuhodo brush, in J142.  It is a dense soft fluffy tapered brush.  It is amazing.  

I first applied the Lorac eyeshadow primer which comes with the palette.  Then I lightly brushed Nude on my brow bones.  This is followed by the Taupe shade, which I used on the crease and also to sort of outline how high I want the eyeshadow to go. 

Then I intensified the color on the lids by using Sable.. a warm brown.. and closer to the lash line, I used Espresso.  I patted on Espresso... and with the same brush, the tapered tip, I used Black as a liner.. (Do note in the following pic, the colors are very washed out... the black is really a matte JET BLACK, and not brown as shown in the pic.. Espresso is a blacken coffee brown). 

This is the completed look.

All products used: 

Base - YSL Touch Eclat foundation, Chanel Ultra Fine translucent loose powder

Cheeks - Dior Zenith, Dior Rosy Glow, Diorskin Nude Shimmer 

Lips - Makeup Store Redwood lipstick 

Eyes - LORAC Primer, LORAC Pro Palette 

Liner - Makeup Store Chocolate Cheesecake 

Lashes - Shu Uemura Farfarllina 


That's all, and thanks for reading!

posted by

Love this look on you! I've been wondering about the Lorac Pro Palette, trying to talk myself down because I really really don't need another neutral eyeshadow palette, though!

posted by

looks amazing!!

posted by

Lovely look Sophia.The Lorac palette looks just divine.

posted by Preciousgift

Hi! Is Lorac pro palette sold in HK?

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My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

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I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

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I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

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Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

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