As much as I love Urban Decay’s Naked and Naked 2 palettes, I am always still on the hunt for a great neutral palette. It’s just my eternal quest and I’ve finally accepted that it’s going to be a lifelong thing – I’m never NOT going to look for one when I’m out makeup shopping. Right now, my love for them is being met by LORAC’s PRO Palette. You guys, this one is a definite can’t miss! The palette has 16 different shadows in it, ranging from super light shades (like the aptly named White, a shade I’ve been using as a highlighter) all the way to Black (exactly what it sounds like). In between, there is pretty much every neutral shade you could think of in both matte and shimmer finishes. There’s a Gold shade that’s super, super pretty and very “in” for fall. The really nice thing about the palette though is that they also include a few shades that at first glance seem out of place, like Deep Purple and Slate, but once you start playing around with the colors, you realize that you can use them to create a gray smokey eye or even a purple one. (You can also blend them well and make them daytime appropriate, but who doesn’t love a good smokey eye? That’s always my go to). The palette also comes with a mini Behind the Scenes Eye Primer perfect for travel. And since I’m obsessed with makeup that can travel well too, this palette is amazingly easy to throw in your bag and go. It’s so flat and portable that it takes up no space at all. If I was heading off on a fabulous two day trip this weekend (and really, why aren’t I?) this would be the first thing in my makeup bag.
Also new for the fall is LORAC’s Couture Shine Nudes Duo. I love their Liquid Lipsticks and this pair works great alongside the shades in the PRO Palette. For $28, you get two shades – Vintage, a light neutral beige, and Muse, a soft pink mauve with pearl. Both of them are shiny and moisturizing and great neutral shades that won’t compete with your shadow choice. Well worth picking this up to reach for whenever you grab the PRO Palette (or any other shadows).