LORAC PRO Matte – One Week, One Palette #2

From January 12th through 19th I used the LORAC PRO Matte palette and the Milani Everyday Eyes palette in Must Have Metallics (08). I’m considering the LORAC palette the primary one this week since I can see myself pulling out the Milani palette again later on to supplement other palettes that are more matte-heavy.

LORAC PRO Matte & Milani EE Metallics


LORAC PRO formula is my favorite type of eyeshadows, so when I saw that the PRO Matte palette was on sale at Ulta (40% off!) I picked it up and wanted to use it right away. The LORAC matte formula is very soft and pigmented, so it only takes a tap or two in the pan to pick up what you need. It’s also very buildable and the shades blend together very well. This is true across all of my PRO formula palettes.

LORAC PRO Matte Palette swatches

I highly recommend this palette if you love the LORAC PRO formula and want some great, everyday shades. I also can say this palette travels very well. I went to visit my sister in Colorado while I was using these palettes, and I loved how compact this was. The LORAC Palettes are usually very sleek, but sometimes I worry that the longer ones (PRO 1, 2, & 3) are in danger of breaking in the middle if it wasn’t sitting right in my makeup bag. I didn’t have to worry about that with this one at all. I did our makeup for a mini photo-shoot we did together, and I really liked the looks I came up with for us.

Lorac Pro Matte

Milani Everyday Eyes – Must Have Metallics (08)

I have all but one of the Milani Everyday Eyes palettes that have been released (I don’t own the brights one), and this one contains just as high-quality, gorgeous shadows as its predecessors. The nude pink shade in the top right corner is my favorite of them all. The three smaller pans in the middle are a nice mix of warm metallics that could pair well with a lot of the popular palettes currently on the market. While I know I couldn’t use just this palette alone, Milani makes it easy to use this with maybe just a bronzer/contour shade in the crease since it includes a cream highlight shade and a matte black to add some extra definition or to line the eyes.

Milani-Everyday Eyes 08 Metallics swatches

What’s your favorite palette? Let me know in the comments, and maybe that will be the next one I try!

– Natalie

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