Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lorac Nude Necessities Palette Review and Swatches

The newest release from Lorac is an Ulta exclusive.

It's this beauty, The Nude Necessities Palette.

It comes in pretty reflective packaging that can look either gold or silver depending on the angle at which light hits it (or maybe it's just my eyes).

It's a great magnet for fingerprints.

Here's the inside of the palette modeling with its cute self.

Just another excuse to put two of my Starbucks tumblers in a picture.

All up close and personal with the palette before I got swatch happy.

Here's another picture getting the palette's good side.

Swatches of the palette from top to bottom and left to right over NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.

I usually try and do swatches on only my bare arm so that you can see how the shadows truly look without any primer or base.

Some of these shades were so nude or light that I wanted to make sure they could be seen.

I swatched each one about three times to build them up.

More swatches next to the palette for reference.

Deja Vu? Possibly the same picture, but most likely not (just more of a close up).

One more picture of the swatches for the road.

A look that I created using the palette.

Same look different angle

Same angle, same look

I created this look using, using oh wait, the shades don't have names. I don't know if I paid attention to that.

I guess they would have had to have called them brown 1, brown 2, brown three, and more browns.

I'll get to the review in a second (it isn't that bad I promise).

I used the white as my brow bone highlight.

I used the 1st shade in the 2nd row (light beige) as an all over the crease as a transition shade.

I layered the 3rd shade in the last row over the transition shade above.

I blended the last shade in the 3rd row in the outer corner of my eye.

I used my Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded on my lid as a base. I topped that with the 1st shade in the third row it is a champagne shimmer (that looks strikingly similar to Stila's Kitten, it is beautiful). I also applied this shade to the inner corner of my eyes.

I lined under my eyes using the 4th shade in the 1st row (that I used above in my crease).

My lips are Colourpop's Ultra Matte Lip in Stingraye.

The Review:

Overall, I like the palette.

It is nothing new or overly exciting, but it is a great palette when you want an everyday nude look.

Basically if you feel like you want to wear makeup, but don't want to look like you are wearing makeup, then this palette is for you.

If you want a palette that is going to be great for everyday natural looks then this palette is for you too.

The back of the box even states "achieve the no makeup look with Lorac!"

I think this palette embodies that perfectly.

There are 12 shades total.

The 4 shimmers are very pigmented and pretty.

It looks like there are 8 mattes, but I feel like 2 of those might be satins.

There is a white, a white gold, a gold, a champagne, a beige, a taupe (maybe pink champagne?) 

I feel like sometimes I am the worst at describing shades. 
Sometimes it is so hard to tell what color they are. 

Then there are 50 shades of brown. I mean 6 shades. They could have really called this palette the Brown Palette or the Half Brown Half Other Colors Palette (that's a horrible name, but you get the picture).

I think there is a slight difference between each one, but some of them look very similar upon first glance.

So besides being mainly brown which can be a plus or a minus depending on your preference, the shades blend amazingly and are buttery smooth.

They are pigmented, but some shades are more natural (lighter) than others. 

It is very affordable at $30 and great for travel. 

Again the shimmers are gorgeous and all of the shades blend like a dream. 

I like the palette and have been using it a lot lately.

Plop a brown in the crease, maybe not plop, blend a brown in the crease and pat a shimmer on the lid and you are ready to take on the world!

If you plan on purchasing it online, don't forget to go through Ebates first prior to purchasing.

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It's genius really.

Below is the link to the set if you already have an Ebates account.

Do you need it? Maybe not.

Do you want it? Maybe.

Would I judge you?

Heck, no!

Check out my review of the Lorac Nude Necessities Palette on my Youtube Channel at

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