Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Product Alert -- LORAC Romantic Eyes Collection

Between the holidays and my birthday, I've had a couple of Ulta gift cards burning a hole in my pocket.

Now, I definitely had a few items in mind as must-haves, but I also spent a little time exploring the Ulta website for hidden gems and stumbled upon the LORAC Romantic Eyes Collection.

I'm not going to do a full review because I've only used the kit a couple of times, but the set is an Ulta exclusive and limited edition so I thought I would give a quick rundown in case anyone might be interested.

The collection contains three items:
  • Limited Edition Romantic Eyes Eye Shadow Palette
  • Mini Cobra Mascara
  • Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil in Black
LORAC Romantic Eyes Collection contents
I haven't tried the Mini Cobra Mascara yet because I already have a few mascaras open at the moment, but the formula is meant to lengthening, volumizing, and curling, which sounds pretty great. The mini size contains .14 oz and a full size has .25 oz, so it's larger than half size.

LORAC Cobra Mascara

The Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil is full size and is a retractable style liner. The formula is creamy but not overly so, which means it stays in place pretty well. 

The shade in the kit is black, which is obviously a classic option -- but every brand always seems to make the liners in these kits black. In this kit, it might have been nice if they'd made the liner a dark purple or even navy.

(Sure, I have liners in those shades too, but not 50 of them, as I seem to with black liners.)

LORAC Front of the Line Pro Eye Pencil

LORAC Front of the Line Pro Eye Pencil

LORAC Front of the Line Pro Eye Pencil in Black
The star of the kit is the Romantic Eyes Eye Shadow Palette, and honestly, I purchased the kit pretty much for one shade -- the shimmery purple-y pink. 

It pretty much screamed to me. 

But you get seven shadows in all: a shimmery white, a matte cream, a satin peachy beige, a shimmery peachy pink, the shimmery purple-y pink, a satin taupe, and a matte navy. 

It's an interesting color combination for sure, but it creates a really pretty look on the eyes -- and the purple-y pink is just as lovely as I hoped. I like to use a fluffy duo-fiber crease brush to softly blend it along the edge of the taupe shade in the crease to add a little extra oomph to my eyes.

I've also used the shimmery white and peachy beige as face highlights, so it's a pretty versatile palette.

LORAC Romantic Eyes Eye Shadow Palette

LORAC Romantic Eyes Eye Shadow Palette

The entire kit retails for $35 at Ulta, which I think is a pretty great deal. 

All in all, I definitely this set is worth checking out if you're a fan of LORAC shadows.

Have you tried the LORAC Romantic Eyes Collection? What's your favorite look to do with the palette?


  1. First off: a late happy birthday to you!! :D

    I can totally relate to the burning gift cards - they never survive for too long in my purse either. I´m also a bit afraid of forgetting them and them becoming void.

    The set you chose is really pretty - I´d have gotten that too if I were you. Especially since sets with mini mascaras are always hard to resist for me.

  2. Thank you! :D

    I usually tend to use a gift card within 48 hours of getting it. The only exception is that if I know a sale is coming up and I want to get the most bang for my buck... but even then, I'm dying to use the gift card as soon as possible. ;)

    1. Same here!! Although I´m always waiting out for the maximum of deluxe samples since there really isn´t a big sale in any of the bigger make-up selling shops.


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