Monday, February 21, 2011

Swatches: LORAC - Private Affair Palette





This is the LORAC Private Affair Palette.

You can find more info about it on Sephora.

So, for $38 you get the 6 shadows, an eye primer, and a double ended brush.

BRUSH:  I can't speak too much about the brush because pretty much as soon as I got the palette I gave it to my sister.  I'm not a huge fan of double ended brushes because they can't go in my brush holders.

PRIMER:  This is a decent primer, but far from my favorite.  The full sized primer (this set includes a smaller version) is $20, and with the Urban Decay PP being only $18, I'd suggest save your $2 and get that one!  Anyway!  I like the packaging.  It's just a basic squeeze tube which is better than the UDPP packaging.  However, I find the primer to be very chalky.  Also, I feel like the staying power is not as good as other primers I have used.  It does crease after several hours (maybe a full day).

SHADOWS:  The shadows are gorgeous colors!  I particularly love the 4th color in the palette (the taupe color).  ALL of the shadows are shimmery, which isn't my favorite.  I don't like to use ONLY shimmery shadows on my eyes all the time.  In terms of traveling, I wouldn't bring only this because I like to have mattes too.  These shadows are also super powdery.  They give a lot of fallout and they take a bit of work to build up, but once they're built up they're lovely!

OVERALL PACKAGING:  The packaging is convenient because it's got the drawer underneath the shadows which hold the brush and the primer.  The palette feels like it's good quality.  It's got a plastic, purple alligator skin design everywhere on the outside of the palette which is easy to keep clean.  There's a mirror in the lid of the palette.  However, the material around the shadows is fabric, so I've been super crazy about trying not to make a mess when I use the shadows.

My overall rating:  3.5/5



Here's some random looks:

This first look is done using only the first 3 colors in the palette.


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This next look is done using the last 3 colors in the palette.


9 comments:

nessalovesmakeup.com said...

I haven't tried Lorac shadows yet, I'll have to swatch them at Ulta soon :-).

Tracy D said...

Both eye looks are great, I especially love the last one with the taupey grey look...beautiful!

its.natassya said...

i like the 2nd look a lot! and omgg who you have the most gorgeous lashes ever!

Isabel said...

I love the neutral looks! ;) Nice shadows!

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Miss LV said...

love both looks xx

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Sandi said...

This post was both thought provoking and informative. You have given me a lot to think about in terms of palettes and primers, and for that, I am thankful!

Princess Feef said...

colors look gorgeous ,, am ur 300th subscriber =D hehe congrats ,, and cute blog btw

Lola said...

It's a really pretty palette. I love the second look you did.

Vanessa said...

Both looks are gorgeous, and your brows are amazing!

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