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LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Review

I think it is fitting that the first makeup product I review on my blog is pirate-themed—the LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette. If you are a long-time reader, you will realize how much I enjoy fictional pirates. (OK—obsessed with fictional pirates is more accurate!)

 

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The Pirates of the Caribbean Collection by LORAC.

I am excited to share with you the Pirates of the Caribbean LORAC Cheek Palette. I did not purchase the whole collection, but the cheek palette intrigued me enough to order it.

Let’s face it—if you have read other posts on my blog, you will realize that I like fictional pirates!

I have been playing with this for a few weeks now. The palette is slim enough that you could travel with it or take it in your bag for a touch up after work. The colors, though, last over 12 hours for me, so I have not needed to touch up. The texture of the power is soft and smooth with very little fallout.

IMG_0935The palette comes with 6 generously sized products and a large mirror. The left row contains highlights and the row on the right contains blushes.

The color on the top right called Lost Souls, a matte dusty peach color, is pigmented enough for me to use as a bronzer. (I have very fair skin.)

Caribbean (center right) is a very nice matte blush that will work for most skin tones. It is pigmented, but can be buffed lightly for fair-skinned folks to a soft rose or applied with a firmer hand for those with a darker complexion until the color appears almost to be a deep plum.

Bold Spirit (bottom right) is a shimmer and could be used as a blush topper. If it is applied with a light touch (sheer), it adds a rosy glow to the cheeks.

The highlights—Fortune (top left), Destined (center left), and Star Reader (bottom left)—are the three shades of highlight. They feel soft and glide onto the skin. The powder is well milled without any chunks or glitter. There is a pearlescent sheen/shimmer to all three shades.

Destined, though, is the color that caught my eye. The highlight does not look “overdone” when applied. People looking at you would not think, “wow—that person is wearing highlight,” but they might think you have a natural glow to your skin.

 

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After wearing it, I realized that it is almost exactly the same shade as the MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder in Sparkling Rose, shown here. The first photo is LORAC and the second photo is MAC. The LORAC shade looks the same on my skin as the MAC and performs equally well. If you are a fan of the discontinued Faerie Whispers collection, buy the LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette. You won’t be disappointed.

This is my first purchase from LORAC and I am looking forward to trying more of their products. I am highly impressed with the overall palette and feel that it will be perfect for the summer months.

Plus it’s a pirate theme. Can’t beat that!

If you have the palette or any of the other items in the LORAC Pirates collection, let me know what you think in the comments below. If you have a suggestion about what I should try for my next “Buy It and Try It,” let me know that too!


 

This is not sponsored. All items in “Buy It and Try It” reviews have been purchased by me.

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Product Links:

The Pirates of the Caribbean collection is available at ULTA: http://go.magik.ly/ml/571t/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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