LORAC Pro Palette 2 Full Review + Comparisons to Pro Palette 1

Read ALL about my review process including how I take swatches, photos, and more here.

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OK—I’m back with the full scoop on the LORAC Pro Palette 2! I gave you a sneak peek into the second coming of LORAC’s uber popular Pro Palette (the first one is loved by the makeup artists on set at Scandal because it works well on so many skin tones and gives such great DC chic—it’s perfect for the show).

So about Pro Palette 2. The shadows are really rich in pigment which is always a plus. And while you should wear some sort of base underneath your shadows to get them to last longer (both Pro Palettes come with a deluxe sample of LORAC’s primer), they can stand alone for a few good hours without creasing. Another plus.

Also the shades mostly run neutral in undertone meaning they’re not too warm and not too cool toned. Another plus since this makes it wearable for virtually everyone. You can also get a good range of both day and night looks from this palette which—you guessed it—is another plus.

Pro Palette 2

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lorac pro palette 2

lorac pro palette 2 swatches on dark skin

lorac pro palette 2 swatches on dark skin

lorac pro palette 2 swatches on dark skin

lorac pro palette 2 swatches on dark skin

lorac pro palette 2 swatches on dark skin

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So how does it differ from the first Pro Palette? They’re both different enough to justify owning both but for my current style of makeup right now, I’m team Pro Palette 1 (which I wound up buying this weekend after LORAC sent the second one…lol). Pro Palette 1 has mostly “skin tone” nudes—and by that I mean there’s at least one shade that more than likely is close to your skin tone, one lighter than it, and one darker than it which is perfect for contouring and shaping the eyes. I almost always find a need for a good dark brown matte and soft matte neutrals and Pro Palette 1 has them all. The light matte nudes in Pro Palette 2 work as well—but these are more blushy and dove gray-type nudes…light pinks as opposed to fleshy-tones you see in Pro Palette 1. I also feel like you can get more dramatic looks with Pro Palette 2 thanks to the matte plum, navy, and shimmers in silver, green, and cocoa brown.

Pro Palette 1

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lorac pro palette 1 swatches on dark skin

lorac pro palette 1 swatches on dark skin

lorac pro palette 2 swatches on dark skin

lorac pro palette 1 swatches on dark skin

lorac pro palette 2 swatches on dark skin

lorac pro palette 2 swatches on dark skin

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Pro Palette 1 vs Pro Palette 2

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Pro Palette 1
lorac pro palette 1 swatches on dark skin

Pro Palette 2
lorac pro palette 2 swatches on dark skin

Bottom line: Both are really great palettes—high quality shadows and both have great ranges of colors to suit all skin tones. Whether or not you get one depends on the type of looks you prefer with your makeup (and even then you can still have both and justify doubling up…lol).

Price and where to buy:
Pro Palette 1: $42 at Ulta and Beauty.com

Pro Palette 2: $42 launches exclusively on Ulta.com on June 15th. Check out this teaser video from LORAC :)

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, StyleBlazer.com, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style expert on CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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12 Responses to LORAC Pro Palette 2 Full Review + Comparisons to Pro Palette 1

  1. Based on these pictures, both palettes are really good and you can tell that the quality of the shadow is great. However, I think I really like pro palette 2.

  2. Cindy says:

    I don’t have the pro palette 1 but after viewing your comparison. I like the lorac pro palette 2 for my skin tone. Thanks for your review.

  3. Joanna says:

    Both palettes have their unique shades as too which I prefer, simple both! If I was to pick one up it would have to be both because they’re different in so many ways.

  4. I need to get both Pro Palettes! They are fantastic looking! Thanks for the swatches! :)

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  6. kinkycurlyliebe says:

    Yaaasss!!! Finally a review on it! I have Too Faced chocolate palette and even though I am fully satisfied with said palette, I kinda want to venture out. I would love the LP2 Sounds like this is down my lane.

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  11. Sifon says:

    They are both lovely palettes. I had to choose 1 palette because I could only afford 1. I went for the Pro 2 palette, mainly because It has more interesting colors. Pro 1 has shades I can find in other palettes. Thanks for these swatches. It was really helpful.

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