Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Product Review and Swatches: LORAC Croc-Case Full Face Collection Palette (Sephora Exclusive)

Product Blurb: LORAC Croc Case - Full Face Collection is packed with all the products you need to capture the spotlight this season. Armed with an arsenal of shimmering eyeshadows, highlighters, bronzers, and lip glosses, you'll be able to create enough gorgeous looks to match your every mood. The luxurious Croc makeup case can be used strictly for beauty business or as a party-perfect clutch for a night on the town.

This Sephora-exclusive, limited-edition collection includes:
- Sixteen Eyeshadows
- A Highlighter
- Bronzer
- Two Blushes
- Three Lip Glosses

(source: Sephora.com)

Price: $56

Available at: Sephora and Sephora.com

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5


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Size comparison

Swatches

Eyeshadows
(Row 1, top)

(Row 2)

(Row 3)

(Row 4, bottom)

Blushes

Lip Glosses

What I Like About it: This palette has everything in it. Sixteen eyeshadows, four blushes, and three lipglosses that compliment each other to create any looks whether it be for day or night. It's a pretty good palette to stow away for those quick weekend getaway that doesn't really require you to bring your whole traincase with you.

The eyeshadows have a pretty decent and buildable pigmentation. The eyeshadow colors are pretty flexible to mix and match with anything on the palette that'll appropriate for any occasion. If you're looking into getting the NARS Bohemian Gold, the colors on the first row (second and third swatches from the left) are pretty close and good dupes for it although it's not as vibrant as the NARS eyeshadows. The eyeshadows also blends pretty well as far as I am concerned.

I love the blushes in this palette. The colors are buildable but they apply really nicely on your cheeks. I also like how the palette comes with a highlighter. The blushes give you that nice glow on your apples of your cheeks and it's not blotchy when it comes to application. I also noticed that the color lasted much longer compared to my other blushes.

As far as the lipglosses go, I love how they came in tubes instead of a palette form. It makes it easier just to take the lipgloss instead of the whole palette. If the gloss came in a palette form, I probably wouldn't have picked this up just because I hate glosses or lipsticks that are in palette form. I just don't like using a separate lip brush or using my finger to apply lip color. The lipgloss tubes also has brush applicators which makes it even better! All glosses should have brush applicators, period. Brush applicators just makes it easier and makes application more even on your lips. The lipgloss was also not sticky like MAC lipglosses which I found really surprising.

What I don't like about it: Some of the eyeshadows are a bit chalky. I did experience some fall outs on my face because of this. The eyeshadows are not as pigmented as the Urban Decay eyeshadows in the Book of Shadows palette. It's not necessarily all that bad since the colors are buildable and it gives you room to go for a lighter look. The eyeshadows has some glitters on it, but they're not so chunky and there's not much on one eyeshadow.

And for the lipglosses, don't expect good pigmentation on these because they're pretty sheer. You kinda have to layer them if you want the colors to show.

The palette is also only secured by magnets, so it'll be better to keep them in the case it came with to secure the palette not opening in your bag or luggage just to avoid any accidents with it.

Final Thoughts: Overall, I actually like this palette. First of all, I really like it's packaging and how it's also comes with a case which has enough room to probably pack some other makeup essentials. It has a pretty good selection of eyeshadows and blushes and the lipgloss comes in a tube form with brush applicators. I'm definitely bringing this to Vegas for our mini getaway this Thanksgiving weekend. Just throw it in your luggage and you're good to go with what you'll need for the weekend. It also makes a good gift for this holiday season!

And here's one of the many looks I'll be doing using this palette.

Eyeshadows: Row 3, 2nd e/s (inner lid), Row 3, 4th e/s (outer V and crease), Row 1, 1st e/s as highlight

Blush: Highlight color (1st) and the 2nd blush from the left.

Lip color: First lipgloss






I'm gloooowing!




PROS:
* palette has everything you need
* creates day or night looks
* lipglosses that come in tube form as opposed to palette form
* lipgloss has brush applicators
* cute case, cute palette
* blushes have good lasting powers, and no blotchy application

CONS:
* some eyeshadows tend to be chalky that can cause fallouts on your face
* may not be a good palette for those who want vibrant and bold colors
* lipgloss colors are sheer
* eyeshadows has some glitter
* palette secured with magnets only.

*I didn't use any foundation, just like in my other looks unless stated otherwise.

10 comments:

  1. that palette is so cute! i love the look you did its so pretty!

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  2. Looks like a great palette!! I like that teal color especially.

    Pretty FOTD! I like the inner pink shade! It's gorgeous!

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  3. I've never tried Lorac, but this pallet looks really cute!

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  4. i saw that palette then i thought to myself i have enough crap...

    but to answer your question it takes me 10 minutes to do makeup in the morn!...i don't contour...but i do wear blush...liquid liner a grey black or brown shadow some chapstick and im done!!!!....

    super easy

    now when i go out that is a whole diff. story.....

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  5. I agree that some of the colours are chalky! I actually did buy it because I couldn't find the tester until after I had already paid. But anyways afterwards I noticed from the tester that the texture is not as good as some of their previous palettes...so I'm probably returning it.

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  6. I regret not getting this! -_- The colors look beautiful, and varies more than I thought it would.

    You look beautiful with this look!!!

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  7. cute look! and thanks for the swatches!! i have that af shirt too! haha yay for pinks :]

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  8. that turned out smaller than i thought but the colors all look good

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  9. never tried lorac either, but the case is so cute! i think with any eyeshadow palette like this though, you can expect the colors to be more sheer, that's just the way it is it seems

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