The holidays are right around the corner and beauty brands are coming out with all their festive seasonal collections. These holiday sets are usually great bargains and can actually save you money in the long run. This article might help you decide if the Lorac The Royal Eyeshadow Collection is right for you or your loved ones.
Lorac The Royal Eyeshadow Collection Review
The price on The Royal Eyeshadow Collection is $38 for 16 eyeshadow or 4 eyeshadows per palette. Which means each palette is roughly $9.50 each or $2.37 a shadow. This is great if you plan on breaking this palette up between 4 friends or family members. Also, the names fit certain personalities. So, Mom would get the palette “Queen”, youngest sister would get “Princess”, and your vampy aunt would get “Countess”, and your prissy cousin would get “Duchess.”
Each palette has a velvety fabric over cardboard packaging. They are adorned with gold details. They all have a nice sized mirror and magnetic closure for secure travel. None of the eyeshadows are named so I will just describe the shades as best as I can.
Let’s take a look at the individual palettes.
“Queen” is the first palette up for review. I would describe it as a pinky/mauve color family with 3 shimmers and 1 matte shade. Pigmentation in this palette is sub-par from what I’ve come to expect from Lorac. I find the formula dry and patchy especially with the matte shade. Disappointed in these shades.
“Countess” is also on the pinky/mauve side but with a little bit more warm brown and a navy matte shade. Pigmentation is better than the “Queen” palette, but still not the same quality as other Lorac palettes i.e. Lorac Pro 1 & 2. The first 2 shimmer shades; a white gold and pink were both smooth and creamy. The shimmer brown is powdery and blotchy. The matte navy was extremely powdery and blotchy.
“Princess” is a golden brown palette. There are 3 shimmers and 1 matte white shade. The shimmers shades are a very warm yellow gold, warm sable brown, and a warm chocolate brown. The pigmentation on this palette is great. All shades are silky and buttery. Each shadow is high quality apart from the gold which is on the sheer side.
“Duchess” is the cool toned palette and the star of the collection. Of all the palettes this one is the most impressive. There are 2 metallic, shimmer shades on the left. A bright white and silver. The next shade is a dusty grey with satin finish. This one is a bit sheer but buildable. Finally the creme-de-la-creme is the matte navy. Can we take a minute to enjoy its beauty? OMG.
As you can see, this collection is kind of a mixed bag. Some eyeshadows are high quality while others are poor. That is very typical when buying eyeshadow palettes in general. Some shades will always outshine another. However, this is not typical for this brand. I think better quality palettes should be considered before buying this one.
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