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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lorac's Close Up: Real Life to Red Carpet Eye Tuturial REVIEW

 I mentioned this set on my Dermstore Haul post. This set's name is HUGE! So, I'm sorry about the gigantic tittle. 

 Products included in this set
 Total value of the set $93(set retails for $37).

 The value is pretty awesome, BUT at the end of the day, that's not the only thing that matters. If the products don't meet up to your expectations, then it doesn't matter what the value of what you paid for is, right?

Front Of The Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner In Black: This is my HG eyeliner. I've tried others since I got this one and I just keep coming back to it. The tip is felt, the Dermstore site says it's a sponge tip, but it's not. There's not one thing on the description Lorac gives this product that is not true!

Lorac's description:

This high-performing no-smudge, no-budge, water-resistant liquid eye liner boasts a unique automatic delivery system that provides a clean, precise application. The flexible tip provides ultimate control, accuracy and smooth strokes, so you’ll never miss your lines. From very fine to dramatically bold, this versatile pro will take you to the front of the line every time!

Taken from Lorac's official website.
No-smudge/No-budge: Both true, once applied and dried this will stay right where YOU want it to stay and won't move an inch! Unless you go into rage mode and scratch your eyes of course, but then again at that point your make up will be so messy it doesn't matter anymore!

Water-resistant: Yes! I was playing with it drawing on my hand(wasting product!), and tried washing it off with water. I had to scrub a bunch for it to come off, so it definitely is water-resistant.

Clean, precise application/Ultimate control/Accuracy/Smooth Strokes: Yes, yes, yes, YES! That is the thing I love the most about this product! It gives "shaky-hands" me so much precision! It's amazing, from thin lines to a sexy winged look, I can do it all! This liner makes me feel like Wonderwoman! I can take on the world with it! No seriously, you should see me when I don't use this thing, my eyeliner is a mess! I love this thing! It has worked great for me, I just love how precisely it applies the product.

Lorac Front of the Line Pro Liquid Eyeliner swatch

From left to right: Special Effects Mascara, Behind the Scenes Eye Primer, Front of the Line Pro Liquid Eyeliner.

Behind The Scenes Eye Primer: I have combo-oily skin and my lids can and will get oily by the end of the day. With this primer I get no creasing whatsoever, I feel like my eye shadow lasts longer with this than with Urban Decay's Primer Potion or even Too Faced Shadow Insurance. It makes the colors more vibrant, but that's kinda the point of a primer, right? One thing I love about it is- you don't need a lot for it to work, meaning, a little DOES go a long way. It doesn't feel oily, it's actually oil free and it doesn't leave those weird patches of primer I've gotten from Urban Decay's Primer Potion. It's also paraben and fragrance free. I will definitely repurchase once I'm out, though I don't think that will be anytime soon, because mine is .53oz and I know it'll last me a while. 

Another product I recommend for sure :)

Special Effects Conditioning, Defining, & Lengthening Mascara: Meh...That's all I can say, even with a "lash primer" this didn't do much for me. It kinda holds the curl and it coats my lashes with color, but that's pretty much it. It defines them I guess, but no volume at all...I like volume more than length I guess, but if you are after length this might be for you. It doesn't flake off throughout the day and it doesn't give you raccoon eyes which is awesome. Not a favorite, wouldn't recommend it if you like voluminous lashes, but if you already have volume and want length then go for it.

Lorac Front of the Line Pro Liquid Eyeliner
Lorac Front of the Line Pro Liquid Eyeliner

Wearing the mascara in both pictures, my lashes are barely visible :(

Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Movie Star: I LOVE this trio! It's gorge! The texture is super creamy, it has almost no fall out and the colors are pigmented. You can wear it for a daily look with the 2 lightest shades or add the black for a sexy night look. I love love love this trio, so much that all 3 colors have a dent already. I hope all shades for this product are as good as these, if so- I totally recommend this! The packaging is really sturdy. It's definitely dropsey(bf's nickname for me, self explanatory) proof! An awesome plus is the fact that there's a lot of product. The trio is 4.25g.


Lorac Starry Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Movie Star swatch

Natural light, no primer.

Lorac Starry Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Movie Star swatch

Lorac Starry Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Movie Star swatch

Natural light, the ones in the far right(after that tiny black line)- with primer, the ones on the left- without.

 Double ended blending/smudging brush: This brush is meh...the bristles are a bit rough and I doesn't apply eye shadow all that well. 

Overall review: 

 The products I fell in love with are so amazing and some are even HGs, so I don't care for the ones I didn't like that much. At the end of the day I achieved what I wanted, to try different products from Lorac. Overall I'm really really pleased and happy with this kit and I would definitely recommend it if you are curious about Lorac products, or need to stock up on eye make up products. This kit is amazing, several products are amazing, the value is great and it's not too expensive. 

Disclaimer: I purchased this with my own money, and this is my own personal opinion :)