Monday, May 25, 2015

Lorac Alter Ego Eye Shadow Palette - Dream Girl

Hi!
**purchased

Long time, no post!  While I'm still not quite mentally focused, I know that if I keep skipping blogging, I'll have an even harder time getting back into the groove of blogging.  Right now, I'll try to post as often as possible, but no guarantee that there'll be a post every day...especially with a busy summer gearing up (2 trips that I know of, probably more).  And of course, there's the ever-present need of working with/training/exercising the crazy Kozmo, speaking of...this past week I've been treadmill-training him and so far so good!  This will be perfect for too hot or stormy days - basically days that I want nothing to do with going outside as much as possible.

Anyway, I thought I'd share some swatches of the Lorac Alter Ego Eye Shadow Palette in Dream Girl, which is a Kohl's exclusive.  I used some cash I found in one of my purses that I hadn't used for a while to purchase this a couple weeks ago.  Ulta has a different version of this, which I feel leans more cool toned.

 The actual palette is a cute melon colored plastic packaging (my pictures turned it orange).

 Left side of the palette, one swipe each:
 Right side of the palette, all but one are one swipe each ("highlight" color is 2):
I did not use primer on my hand for these swatches - I didn't even put lotion on first.  Yay for the furnace not sucking all the moisture out of me!  What I'm trying to say is that nearly all of the shades are super pigmented and swatch well.  The blue did swatch a tad patchy, but I think that's a color I would use with a stiffer brush anyway which will probably pack on the color.  I swatched the right-side highlighter a couple of times so it would show up better in my pictures, but unless I was going for a concentrated chunk of that shade on my lid, I wouldn't want it that pigmented for an under-brow highlight.

The only thing missing in the palette is some matte shades.  There's a couple that are more satin, but the rest give either a metallic or almost frosty feel.

Based on my first impressions of the swatches, I'm impressed with the palette and can't wait to start playing with it on my eyes!  I might end up reaching for an outside-the-palette matte shade for the crease, but that isn't a deal breaker for me.  I do think I want to purchase the Ulta version (Heartbreaker) of this as well - I played with it in store a bit and it's gorgeous!

Do you like the quality of the Lorac smaller limited edition palettes?  Do you prefer cooler or warmer tones in your eye looks?  Is the Lorac Alter Ego Dream Girl palette something you want to add to your collection?

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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