Lorac I Love Brunch Pro Palette | Review + Swatches

As promised, I've got my review of the Lorac I Love Brunch Pro Palette today. I had been questioning whether or not to get this for weeks, pretty much since the day it launched. I knew I'd theoretically wear the shades, but I had been in such a no-eyeshadow rut that I wasn't sure I'd actually reach for it in real life. I ended up not having to make a decision because my sister surprised me with it a couple weeks ago! I was so excited to finally get my hands on it. Also a quick plug for my sister - she's just as beauty-obsessed as I am, and she's started her own beauty account on Instagram! You can find her at taybeaute1.

Anyway, the Lorac Brunch Palette, as I'm going to call it from now on, is a palette containing sixteen shadows, most of which are pastel matte shades. I normally don't go for any color at all, but the muted tones of the pastels really spoke to me. If you know and love Lorac's eyeshadow formula, then you'll love these, too. They're a little powdery in that they kick up a little bit of dust when you put a brush in the pan, but it's not overly messy, and I haven't had any issues with fallout so far. The shadows are all so soft and smooth, even the lighter mattes - nothing feels chalky in the slightest.

Lavender, Eggs Benny, Gluten Free, Hot Sauce

Lavender, Eggs Benny, Gluten Free, Hot Sauce

Jelly Donut, Pancakes, Sorbet, Valet

Jelly Donut, Pancakes, Sorbet, Valet

Bloody Mary, Blueberry Scone, Moonlight, Avocado Toast

Bloody Mary, Blueberry Scone, Moonlight, Avocado Toast

Mimosa, Smoothie, French Toast, Sunday Funday

Mimosa, Smoothie, French Toast, Sunday Funday

Usually pastel shades are notoriously lacking in pigment, but these are great - you're not going to get a huge whack of color in one go, but it doesn't take layers upon layers to get anything to show up. I'll have to pat on around two layers to get a super bright color, but using one layer gives such a lovely wash of color. They blend so nicely, as I've found with other Lorac shadows I've tried, and it's super easy to create a gradient of color without things going muddy. I'm no expert at all when it comes to eye makeup, but I've been able to create some super cool looks with one color fading into another (I posted a look using Avocado Toast and Blueberry Scone on my Instagram). I love that there are a few neutral shades still included so I don't have to go too far out of my comfort zone and can keep things grounded. They also last throughout the day without creasing or fading - I wasn't expecting pastel shadows to last as long as these do!

Have you tried the Lorac Brunch Palette yet?