Summer Beauty Challenge: Lorac Pro Palette Day to Night Eye Shadow Looks

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2 different eye shadow look tutorials using the lorac pro eye shadow palette, quick and easy!
So, remember recently when I shared with you what I would buy with $25 at ULTA? (Shopper Files) I wrote that post in preparation for this post. Oh yes, this is a long awaited post my friends!

The nice people over at gave some friends and I each $50 to spend at one of three on-line beauty stores. They were some of my favorite stores, ULTA, Sephora and Our mission? Either create 2 looks or come up with some great dupes to share. Oh yes, and be sure to use one of the coupon codes, I used the ULTA Coupon Codes.

We had a lot of fun shopping, and you should have seen some of our Facebook messages showing what was in our carts! I fully admit that I went crazy and spent a lot of my own money over the $50. I got some great deals though at ULTA! I was so happy to finally pick up the LORAC Pro Palette (check out my Lorac PRO Palette Review & Swatches post). I also grabbed another L’Oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner in black. I knew I’d be needing more black liner, and that’s one that I haven’t written about enough. I kind of love it.

Read on to see the 2 looks I created, find links to see what my friends did with their $50 and to enter a contest to win $300 to ULTA!

simple day eye shadow look using the LORAC Pro Eye Shadow PaletteFor my first look, I kept things very simple. I was planning on spending the day doing not much of anything special at home, especially since I was on-call the night before and didn’t get much sleep!

I prepped my lid using the eye shadow primer that came with the palette. Note that while it is a light nude color, it doesn’t really offer any coverage, so if I’m not going to be doing a darker shadow look, I often will start with concealer all over my lid to cover up blood vessels (I did that this day), and then I used the shadow primer.

Next I used a fairly large brush to use the matte Light Pink over my entire lid in a wash. I went a little over my crease and blended it out from there. Next I used a crease brush to apply Taupe into my crease. I blended this out as well. I finished with a pretty decent application of black liner to my upper and lower lash lines, really working the liner into the base of the lashes. I finished up with Too Faced Better than False Lashes mascara.

Lorac pro palette easy day eye shadow look

Easy transition to a night time shadow look with the Lorac Pro eye shadow paletteAfter doing some things around the house for a few hours, I was a super lucky girl, and got to have a date with my husband, something which rarely happens in our toddler-centric household. (Ok, yes, it was lunch out at Panera. But! We were adults sans children!)

I opted for a golden smoky eye look, just something a bit more intense and with a lot of eye liner, which is something my hubby likes. I put this on directly over the day look above.

I started with Light Bronze on the inner half of my eye lid, and then added Gold to the outer half. I blended the two together in the center, and they did go up and over my crease. I still had Taupe in my crease, but it wasn’t enough contrast now that the lid was a bit darker. I put a little Garnet into my crease and then smudged this under the out half of my lower lash line as well. I finished up with a little more black liner on both lash lines.

Bronze and Gold Smoky eye with the LORAC Pro Eye Palette

The nice people at have offered a contest for all of our readers! It only lasts a week, so enter now! You could win a $300 GC to Sephora. That’s a lot of fun makeup shopping!

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  1. June 14, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    I own this palette, but it's been sitting in a drawer. I'll have to get it out and play with it again!

  2. June 14, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    I own this palette, and it's my go to look almost everyday!

  3. June 14, 2013 / 3:00 pm

    I'm dying to try the liquid pencil liner! Wish I could afford the palette!

  4. June 14, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    I would love this palette! Your day look is so simple and beautiful. Ulta is the best!

  5. June 14, 2013 / 3:36 pm

    I think I need that palette… Looks like you can do a whole lot with it. I'd love a Sephora gift card – wish there was an ULTA near me, weird how we don't have one in NYC!

  6. Barb H
    June 14, 2013 / 3:37 pm

    I love your blog. The palette has some great colors.

  7. June 14, 2013 / 4:08 pm

    SO tempted by that palette!

  8. June 14, 2013 / 4:10 pm

    I love the second look especially but they are all simple and lovely

  9. Anonymous
    June 14, 2013 / 4:27 pm

    Love that the looks you come up with are not too time consuming, thanks! šŸ™‚

  10. June 14, 2013 / 4:35 pm

    I love shopping at sephora. I really like the second look you did. Even though that was a "night" look for you, that sort of look is what I wear pretty much every day.

  11. Anonymous
    June 14, 2013 / 4:44 pm

    Would love the sephora gift card! My favorite place

  12. June 14, 2013 / 6:10 pm

    I love both looks and adore how many option you have with that palette! Also in awe of your pencil lining skills. wish mine were better. I prefer liquid because I'm an old woman with crepe-y lids. LOL

  13. June 14, 2013 / 6:27 pm

    I really like this palette.

  14. June 14, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    This is so pretty on you!

  15. June 14, 2013 / 7:40 pm

    That palette looks like it can create some awesome smoky eyes! Love it!

  16. June 14, 2013 / 8:24 pm

    Geez that's a pretty palette. If I didnt have so many I would go get that one!

  17. June 14, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    I really like that palette! But I've got enough right now that I can't justify myself getting another one.

  18. June 14, 2013 / 11:54 pm

    Great giveaway and great palette! Seems like it would be comparable to the naked palette?

  19. Anonymous
    June 15, 2013 / 12:24 am

    Only have 1 Lorac item, would love to have more!

  20. June 15, 2013 / 12:29 am

    Primefri! Code obtained. Hope I win!

  21. June 15, 2013 / 1:25 am

    You beat me to the punch on the Lorac for the challenge but I bought it anyway! It's such a great palette. Your looks are perfect for this.

  22. June 15, 2013 / 1:45 am

    I would use this code: BENEFITFAN
    to get a free Benefit makeup kit with purchase. Love this palette and I'd love to own it!!!

  23. Anonymous
    June 15, 2013 / 3:27 am

    I like this palette i dont have it but would like to .i like the second look you did.You are a lucky girl!

  24. June 15, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    I've read so much about this palatte, I'd absolutely love to buy it for myself!

  25. Wendy A.
    June 15, 2013 / 7:24 pm

    WOW never realized the L'oreal liner was so pigmented!
    Great Look.

  26. June 16, 2013 / 1:27 am

    i love the looks i really want the pallete

  27. June 16, 2013 / 4:24 pm

    I would use the code for free shipping of $50 or more! I can't seem to find the code for it but I know it's there

  28. June 16, 2013 / 5:22 pm

    I would use free shipping/over50$…

  29. June 16, 2013 / 10:43 pm

    I need this palette! Great looks by the way šŸ™‚

  30. June 17, 2013 / 12:59 am

    I LOVE the gold/light bronze smoky eye! I've been dying to experiment with lighter, more metallic smoky eyes this summer (having already had a ton of fun with colorful eyeliner!), so a palette like this or some of the MUFE waterproof cream sticks would be perfect!

  31. June 17, 2013 / 4:56 pm

    I finally got this palette recently on my birthday & I couldn't believe how long I was missing out on this. This palette is a must-have!!!!

  32. Megan
    June 18, 2013 / 8:18 pm

    This looks like a great palette! I've loved everything I've tried from Lorac so far!

  33. Ariel
    June 19, 2013 / 10:23 pm

    I would use the coupon code for free shipping over $50.

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