I like to have names for my looks (such as “The Elsa Look”) because it makes it easier when I’m discussing looks with my sisters. Yeah, that’s how often I discuss makeup with them.
I wasn’t sure what to call this look at first but I decided that it should be called The Ombre Look because it goes from light to dark. I went with something lighter in my crease which is a bit unusual for me.
Anyhow, let’s talk about this:
The LORAC PRO 2 palette. The worst thing about it? It makes me want to go buy the original, which I don’t own. But I can’t. I have sworn off palettes! For now.
Anyhow, in case you haven’t guessed, I am loving this palette. (You can read my original thoughts about it here.) It is so pretty and so versatile.
One of the things I particularly appreciate about this palette is that the fallout from the shadows is significantly less than some of my other favorite brands. (You know who you are!)
If I had one complaint about this palette, it would be this: I wish it had a dark brown matte shade. That would make it perfect, I think. I like to use dark browns frequently and obviously I can just grab one from another palette, no big deal. But I think a dark brown would make this palette totally complete on its own. It’s a minor issue, really. But I thought I’d mention it.
So, let’s talk about this “ombre” look!
Light to dark, see? Get it?
- Buff goes over the entire eye area, from lash line to brow bone.
- Cocoa is applied to the eyelid, from lash line to crease. To make the dark to light a little more dramatic, keep it just below the crease.
- Mocha and Rose are both applied to the crease area. I ended up blending them out quite a bit, but again, to make it more dramatic, layer Mocha more toward the lower part of the crease and Rose above that. But still blend. You don’t want to have stripes on your lid.
- Lastly, Jade goes along the lash line. I used it as liner along both the top and the bottom lash lines. On my upper lid, I also dabbed it very lightly above the lash line and blended it upward, into the Cocoa shade.
Jade is an interesting color. In the palette it looks a bit sickly-green, but it is actually very pretty on. It turns out to be more of a coppery greenish-brown. I like it a lot!
The finished look.
Wait—did you notice? Yes! I took a decent serious picture! I literally could not believe my eyes when I saw it. I’m pretty excited about it, I’m not going to lie. I may never be able to repeat this, so soak it in, folks.
Considering buying this palette? Great news, it has been released into stores, so you can enjoy it without having to wait for it to show up in the mail! That is definitely a reason for fireworks. Well, that and independence day which is awesome too!
Have a fantastic day and an amazing 4th of July!