Review and Swatches of Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

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One of the most anticipated Holiday eyeshadow palettes is the Lorac Mega Pro 3. I wasn't sure I wanted it at first, but I started to see the swatches pop up and I fell in love with the warm tones. Unfortunately, I am not as wowed by it as a lot of people seem to be. Word of warning: this is going to be a lengthy post because of all the swatches.


Outer packaging of the Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette


Outer packaging of Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette


This palette just doesn't do anything for me for some reason. It isn't bad, but I feel like it isn't as good as the original Pro or even the Mega Pro 2. Some of the shimmers are not as pigmented as I would like and some of the mattes can be difficult to blend. I have also noticed that the matte shades can appear a little bit patchy after application, which drives me absolutely insane. Pigment wise, the mattes are very good. All of the shades, both matte and shimmer, are extremely smooth and buttery. But they are insanely messy. I feel like Lorac shadows have a reputation for being a little powdery, but these are pretty awful in that regard. Usually powdery shadows don't bother me too much, but in this case, it drives me batty. It was honestly pretty crazy to use white packaging for this palette. I have used it about 7 times and it looks like I have had it for years. I think that is the biggest issue I have with this palette. It is so messy to the point where I don't really want to use it. You also cannot load up your brush with too much shadow. If you do, the shadow balls up and has more of a tendency to fall of the brush before it even touches your eyes. The staying powder is good. These do not fade or crease. I love Lorac shadows, but this palette ended up being a miss for me. I will likely end up returning it...if I can ever clean it up. It is difficult to wipe down.

Texture wise, they are very smooth and buttery. In that regard, they are really good.

All of these shadows perform much better when used over a primer. The primer really does amp up the color payoff for most of the shades and I have found that it helps control the amount of fallout.



I swatched these a little differently than I normally would, especially for a palette this large. I swatched each shade individually. The swatch on the left is without primer and the right swatch is over primer. I used Wet n Wild's Photo Focus Primer for the swatches because it doesn't have any color and you can a true representation of the shade.
I also included swatches of shades from the other Pro Palettes. One thing I really respect about Lorac is how there isn't a lot of overlap between the palettes. The shade Snow appears in the Mega Pro 3 and the Pro 2. There is also a matte black in all of the Pro palettes. There are a few similar shades between the palettes, but none are identical.

Tulle is a shimmering champagne with a hint of pink. This shade works equally well as a lid shade or an inner corner highlight.

Tulle from the Lorac Mega Pro 3

Tulle from the Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette




Pink Bronze is a light, shimmery bronze that has a slight cool undertone. This is one of my least favorite shadows. The color payoff is poor and it can look a little patchy. 

Pink Bronze from the Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette

Pink Bronze from Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette

Rust is a beautiful, shimmery true copper.
Rust from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette


Rose Quartz is a shimmery cross between a bronze and a rose gold. This is the best shade out of the entire palette.
Rose Quartz from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Rose Quartz from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette




Olive is a shimmery dark brown with just a touch of green.
Olive from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Olive from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette



Dark Roast is a shimmery, coffee hued brown.
Dk. Roast from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Dk. Roast from Lorac's Mega Pro 3


Pomegranate is a shimmering cool toned red.
Pomegranate from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Pomegranate from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Licorice is a deep plum with multi-colored shimmer.
Licorice from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Licorice from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette



Snow is a shimmery white.

Snow from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette


Snow from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette




Cava is a shimmery, light golden peach.

Cava from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Cava from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Cider is a shimmery copper. It is less red as Rust and not as intense.
Cider from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Cider from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Bellini is a shimmery, light golden peach. It almost has a slight pink duochrome look to it.
Bellini from Lorac's Mega Pro 3

Bellini from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Brown Sugar is a shimmery, warm toned medium golden brown.

Brown Sugar from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette


Brown Sugar from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Sequoia is also a warm toned brown, but it has more red and it is darker than Brown Sugar.
Sequoia from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Sequoia from Lorac's Mega Pro 3

Glacier is a shimmery silver.
Glacier from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Glacier from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Deep fog is a shimmery charcoal. All of these perform better with a primer, but that is especially true for this shade.

Deep Fog from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette


Deep Fog from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette


Crepe is a matte, pale peach. This one is hard to see because the color is almost the exact same shade as my skin.

Crepe from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Crepe from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Toffee is a matte, light tera cotta.

Toffee from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette
Toffee from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Mist is a matte pale gray.

Mist from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Mist from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Vintage is a matte taupe.

Vintage from the Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette

Vintage from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Hickory is a matte chocolate brown.
Hickory from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Hickory from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Maple is a matte burnt orange.
Maple from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Maple from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Bark is a matte warm toned medium brown.

Bark from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Bark from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette



Jet Black is just your standard matte black. Every Lorac Pro Palette has one, which I am glad for.

Jet Black from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Jet Black from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Pink Cream is a matte, well, pink toned cream.

Pink Cream from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette


Pink Cream from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette



Tan is simply a matte tan.

Tan from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Tan from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Pecan is also a matte tan, but it is a little deeper and warmer toned than Tan.

Pecan from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Pecan from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette


Walnut is a matte red brown.

Walnut from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette


Walnut from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Dusty Mauve is a matte gray toned mauve.

Dusty Mauve from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Dusty Mauve from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette



Violet Gray is just that....a matte violet with a touch of grey.

Violet Gray from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Violet Gray from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette


Eggplant is a matte plum.

Eggplant from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Eggplant from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette


Dark Navy is a matte navy blue. That's one of the great things about Lorac: the shade names actually describe the color.

Dk Navy from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Dk Navy from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette


Row 1 Shimmers:

The first row of shimmer shades from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

Row 2 Shimmers:

Swatches of the second row of shimmer shades from the Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette

Row 3 Mattes:

Some of the matte shadows from Lorac's Mega Pro 3

Row 4 Mattes:

Swatches of the matte shadows from Lorac's Mega Pro 3 Palette

This palette is $59. It is no longer on the Lorac site or on Ulta's site. However, when I last went into my local Ulta (over the weekend), they still had plenty in stock.

Maybe I am just crazy, but I don't love the Mega Pro 3. I love all of my other Pro Palettes, but this one doesn't seem to be as good.

What do you think of the Lorac Mega Pro 3?

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