Thursday, January 29, 2015

Review - Lorac Vintage Vixen Palette

This palette was apart of the Ulta Black Friday sale this past year. I had a bit of trouble with getting this, as Ulta did not have enough stock for the amount of orders that were placed. However, they re-listed the palette for sale again at the beginning of January, and I was lucky enough to snag it!

Lorac Vintage Vixen palette
Lorac Vintage Vixen Palette

Vintage Vixen Palette swatches over bare skin

I must say, I love the packaging for the palette. It's cardboard, but it is compact, light, and the pattern is very cute. I like longer pans, since it allows you to easily just swipe your brush on it. I also like the inclusion of the mirror on even such a small palette, as this is a very good palette to just toss in your bag for touching up. 

The palette contains five unnamed matte eyeshadows:

  • creamy beige
  • pale taupe
  • warm light brown
  • warm burgundy
  • deep brown
The shadows themselves weren't as smooth as what I've come to expect from Lorac, they were a little on the powdery side. I'm guessing they were powdery due to the matte formula. As you can see from the swatches they are a little patchy. They did wear better over a primer. The Lorac formula, though a little powdery, was still very blendable.

I am a little disappointed that the burgundy shade looks great in the pan, but swatches and wears to be more brown. The burgundy was pretty much the main reason I picked up the palette (that, and the price!) so it's a little bit of a letdown. Since it comes out as more of a brown shade, it can easily be muddied with the darker brown shade of the palette if you are not careful with your blending. 

Overall, for $12, the palette certainly isn't a bad deal. I could definitely see it being a nice travel palette, or something to keep in your bag for an emergency look (don't laugh, you know there are days where you don't do an eye look and suddenly you need to look good.)

  • Great price point
  • Shadows blend nicely
  • Compact packaging
  • Burgundy shade not true to pan
  • Shadow formula is somewhat powdery
  • Limited edition! (but they have brought it back once! It could happen again!)
Lorac Vintage Vixen Matte Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition) - $12.00 for 0.058 oz x 5
Review - 3/5

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