Lorac announced that this new 32 eyeshadow holiday palette was going to be sold exclusively on their website and Amazon. The Mega Pro Palette contains 16 matte and 16 shimmer shades. The quality and texture of these eyeshadows is the exact same as their two pro palettes. They are extremely pigmented and buttery to touch but also powdery. Not chalky-dry powdery but powdery because of the very delicate soft formula.
The eyeshadow palette predominantly contains warmer shades but also a hint of cooler colours as seen mainly in the second row. I prefer warmer toned eyeshadows so this was a plus for me. The Mega Pro Palette basically feels like two pro palettes in one. The layout of the eyeshadows and finishes are very reminiscent to that of the previous pro palettes. The first two rows of the Mega Pro Palette are matte eyeshadows with the shimmer eyeshadows being placed in the third and fourth rows.
Packaging is also virtually identical to Lorac's previous pro palettes. It has the same matte rubberised material and is very thin and sleek. I added a photo of the two previous pro palettes with the Mega Pro as size comparison. As you can see, two of the older pro palettes basically equates to the Mega Pro when it comes to size. All pro palettes contain a decent sized mirror and has a magnetic closing.
Lorac Pro vs. Lorac Pro 2 vs. Lorac Mega Pro
One very important question is, are there any eyeshadow repeats? Yes. The Mega Pro also contains the shades "Cream" and "Espresso" which are some of the matte eyeshadows in the Lorac Pro palette as well as "Black" which is already in both the Lorac Pro and Pro 2 palettes. Seeing that there are only 3 repeat shades, I personally think the Mega Pro is definitely worth investing in if you love Lorac's eyeshadows or want to try Lorac's eyeshadows for the first time.
I absolutely adore the shades available in the Mega Pro but I do have one disappointment. I feel that there are two too many "black" shades in the palette. There's "Black", "Indigo" and "Caviar" which I think all swatch very similarly. Yes, "Indigo" does have that flash of purple glitters on top of the matte black shadow but it doesn't show up very well when applied. I was really hoping for this eyeshadow to work but the purple glitters unfortunately didn't bind very well on the eyeshadow and therefore gets lost when applied on the skin.
- Great selection of eyeshadow colours
- Very lightweight and sleek packaging
- Doesn't take up a lot of storage space
- Easy to travel with
- Smooth, buttery and fantastic pigmentation
- Nice range of warm and cool tones
- Long wearing
- Limited edition, difficult to get your hands on it
- Too many "black" shades
- Soft formulation makes some shades powdery and messy to use
- A few are repeated shades from the previous two pro palettes
The Mega Pro Palette retails for $59USD but for those in Australia, I purchased mine for around $78AUD (includes shipping) from Amazon and it only took 7 working days for it to arrive!
What do you think of this palette? I personally think it would make an amazing gift for any makeup lover or for yourself if you're the makeup junkie!
* Disclaimer: This is a non-sponsored post and I am in no way affiliated with Lorac Cosmetics. The product mentioned was purchased with my own money and as always my reviews are 100% my honest opinion *