A little follow up from this post announcing the start of ULTA‘s twice yearly 21 Days of Beauty – I will be sharing some of my favorite products from the prize pack I am giving away below over the next couple of days. While I have always liked LORAC, it isn’t a brand that is heavy in my rotation. That all has changed now that I have my paws on their Dazzling Dozen 2 Eye Shadow Collection.
Exclusively at ULTA, the set includes twelve shadows that are silky and pigmented. I love using my fingers to play with all the wearable shades. For work, I have been wearing a wash of neutral colors from the top row. Last weekend, I added some glam with Gilded just at the center of my lids. Black Light makes for a stunning, glittery smokey eye.
Shades include (left to right):
- Top Row: Blanc, Bone, Soft Pink
- Second Row: Caramel, Rose, Acai
- Third Row: Gilded, Denim, Sage
- Bottom Row: Ecru, Storm, Black Light
Each day through 4/4, ULTA will feature a “Beauty Steal” and a “Beauty Focus Day” – Beauty Steals are special offers on top beauty products & Beauty Focus Days feature demonstrations like customized makeup lessons, expert beauty tips, and one-on-one appointments. 21 Days of Beauty brands include Stila, Urban Decay, IT Cosmetics, Bare Minerals, Benefit, Too Faced and more. This beauty extravaganza is celebrated in all ULTA Beauty stores nationwide with special offers also available here.
To celebrate, I’ve teamed up with ULTA for a huge giveaway! The exclusive ULTA beauty prize pack includes kits from brands like LORAC, bareMinerals, stila, Becca and more. Enter using the widget below (sorry again international friends, US Only).
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Samples and giveaway prize have been generously provided by ULTA. As always, opinions are my own.
I snagged this little gem in a gift bag at NYFW and never could imagine how much I would come to cherish my LORAC PRO To Go Eye/Cheek Palette! While I had my eye on the LORAC Pro Palette for months, I actually am more thrilled with this travel friendly and nimble version.
Not only does it have everything you need for loads of looks. The LORAC PRO To Go Eye/Cheek does it well. Powders are finely milled, blendable, natural-looking and long-lasting. Plus the packaging is well made. The sturdy exterior solidly closes via magnet. The included brushes, one small eyeshadow and one eyeliner/brow, are high quality albeit a little short.
On the eye side, there are two rows of three shadows – one matte and one shimmer. The base shades are generously sized. A matte black works perfectly as a liner. And the darker brown works well on my brows. On the cheek side, three wearable shades are nicely spaced with large wells of pigment. The coral has a little bit of shimmer. Pink is decidedly cooler and on the matte side. And the bronzer is perfect for contouring with its matte finish and rich pigment.
Specifically designed by Lorac Creator Carol Shaw to keep celebrity clients looking fabulous, I love this for regular folks just like us. It is an amazing value at $38. Available at Sephora.
For my recent trip to Los Angeles for LuckyFABB, I brought along this summer kit by Lorac. I knew for a conference that was held literally at the shore, I needed a summer look that was still natural.
The set contains:
The bronzer is on the darker side but still worked for my light-medium skin. I used it under my cheekbones, forehead and neck. It would also look great on the collarbone and décolleté. This is on the shimmery side of bronzers and gave a very healthy glow. The eyeshadows were a subtle range of shimmery taupe. The lightest (Fierce) is a great highlighter. Both middle shades work on the lid, and the darkest (Saber) makes a great, natural liner. I love the gloss – nurturing and perfectly nude. It does have a slight cake batter smell. Wish they had gone with a more tropical coconut or vanilla flavor, but I don’t mind the baking scent.
Okay, I admit when I saw this product, I thought it was eyeshadow! Because I tend to only use a base eyeshadow and great liner, I went ahead and put the Spotlight shade all over my lids. To my glee, it look fabulous! It actually stayed on the whole night and I got compliments from my friends on my eye makeup. But next time around, I did use the product as directed. It did brighten and even my complexion, and the result was a shimmery glow. I would use it, in this way, for special occasions. My fortunate accident, although, led me to a new favorite “eyeshadow”.