Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Review

Hello everyone!

This week I have a review of some more items I got for my birthday! As a huge Disney fan, I love when they partner with cosmetics companies because, as Hannah Montana would say, it’s the best of both worlds! I get to play with amazing makeup that is themed with some of my favorite Disney movies.

First, let’s talk about the eyeshadow palette. It retails for $52 and comes with 18 shades. According to the Lorac Cosmetics website:

This palette features 18 brand-new PRO-formula eye shadows inspired by the film and a deluxe mini Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil in black to craft a smoky, sultry, Captain Jack Sparrow-inspired eye.

Whether you’re a collector of our legendary PRO Palettes or navigating uncharted territory, you’ll decode mystical beauty secrets with our best-in-class PRO formulas.

Velvety-smooth shadows are hyper pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line, and define your eyes like a pro. Our Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil is long lasting, highly pigmented, and ultra smooth to outlast every adventure. Plus, an attached sharpener helps achieve a precise line every time.

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I hadn’t tried Lorac eyeshadows before trying this palette. I’ve been wanting to purchase the other PRO palettes but never got around to it. When I swatched the shadows for the pictures above, I was very impressed with how smooth and pigmented every shade is. And they didn’t disappoint when I applied them to my eyes with brushes. They blended out effortlessly and wore beautifully. I ended up wearing the look I created below to go apple picking and it lasted through the heat without losing pigmentation or creasing. And to give these shadows a fair chance, I did use an eyeshadow primer.

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Also, I applied the mini Front of the Line PRO eyeliner pencil to my tight line and waterline. I was also impressed by the staying power of this liner! As a contact wearer, my eyes tend to water throughout the day. Most eyeliners don’t last in my waterline for more than an hour or two. So, I was pleasantly surprised to find out this liner was pigmented and stayed put for quite a while longer than any other liner I’ve tried.

Next in line, the cheek palette. It retails for $30 and comes with 6 shades.

According to the Lorac Cosmetics website:

The fearsomely beautiful palette includes six brand-new shades of our Color Source Buildable Blush and Light Source Illuminating Highlighters, inspired by the beauty and brilliance of the film’s new heroine, Carina Smyth. Our silky-smooth matte and satin blushes and highlighters are paraben free and infused with anti-aging antioxidants such as Pomegranate, Acai, and Vitamins A, C, and E. These complexion-enhancing formulas can be dusted on lightly for a soft, natural look or layered for dramatic results.

At the time I tested this palette out, I was not aware that the two matte shades on the top right side of the palette were intended to be blushes. So, I tried applying the lighter shade as a bronzer shade and was very disappointed in the pigmentation. It didn’t show up at all on my skin tone and instead of trying the darker one, I just put my normal bronzer on. I haven’t been wearing blush for most of the summer so I just assumed that bronzers would be paired with highlighters. Boy, was I wrong! I’ll have to try them as blushes to see what I think.

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As for the highlighters, they are stunning! I also hadn’t tried any Lorac highlighters before trying this collection and I was highly impressed by the pigmentation! The formulation is velvety and provides an amazing, luminous glow. These highlighters can be worn as a sheer, natural look or built up for a more dramatic look. I opted for the more dramatic intensity since I went for more of a darker eyeshadow look. Even though I always set my face with a setting spray, not all highlighters stay pigmented for a full day. These highlighters stayed pigmented all day, even through apple picking like the eyeshadows!

Last but not least, the lipsticks. They retail for $26 and come in 6 shades. I tested the shade Risk It All.

According to the Lorac Cosmetics website:

Created exclusively for our collaboration with Disney, the MOD Lip Cream Duo features a creamy, moderate coverage lipstick on one end and a non-tacky, moderate-shine gloss on the other end. Whether you’re wearing the lipstick on its own, going simple and shiny with only the gloss, or pairing the two for the full effect, be fearsomely beautiful from the horizons of L.A. to the high seas of the Caribbean.

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I was shocked by the lipstick formula. It’s smooth, pigmented, and lasted so long! I wore it without a lip liner and after application, I noticed that I felt it slightly drying. It’s not a liquid to matte lipstick but it felt like it was drying or setting. The crazy part is that even though it felt like it was drying, it was still very moisturizing!

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As for the lip gloss, I was disappointed by this shade. Since I didn’t test all the colors, my review will only be on the shade Risk It All. It appears to be an amazing, metallic lip gloss but when I applied it, the shimmer and glitter seemed to disappear and just left behind a clear gloss. The camera was able to pick up a little bit of glitter but in person, I had to look very close in a mirror in the right lighting to see the glitter. It was a pretty addition to the lipstick but not in the metallic, reflective way it’s advertised. I’m curious to see if the other glosses are the same.

Overall, I highly recommend the eyeshadow palette and cheek palette. They apply beautifully and last all day. As for the lip duo, test them in person before buying. I would recommend the lipstick end but this formula was created exclusively for this collection.

Have you tried any of the items from this collection? What did you think of the lip duos?

Until next time,
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