In honor of award season kicking off with the Golden Globes this Sunday, I’ve been wearing Lorac’s Red Carpet Reveal Eye and Cheek Palette and Breakthrough Performance Lipstick all week. After all, Lorac founder Carol Shaw paints many a faces in Hollywood and creates products that help bring the glamour of the red carpet to women everywhere in their everyday life.
Lorac’s Red Carpet Reveal Palette is what I call turnkey beauty. The three eyeshadows are beautiful, simple neutrals and are so smooth and easy to blend. Debut, a shimmering cream with gold pearl; pose, a shimmering taupe; and Interview, a shimmery dark brown. Anyway you use them, it’s just pretty. It’s kind of hard to not to like pretty, right? The blush, Main Attraction, is a shimmery rose and is the perfect complement to the eyeshadows. I’ve been layering Debut over my beloved Stila Kitten Smudgepot on the lid and adding in Pose into my crease. To step it up for more oomph, I add Interview into my outer V and use a smudge brush (I use the NARS 15) along my lower lash line.
I’ve also been testing out Lorac’s Breakthrough Performance Lipstick in Premiere, a rosey nude with a twinge of brown. It take a lot to get me excited about lipstick because I am more of a gloss girl but this formula is good stuff.
It’s very creamy but glides on very sheer so it doesn’t feel caked on to the lips. It’s long-wearing but not drying, and contains Vitamin E and other anti-oxidants. It’s easy to wear and looks and feels great on – which are all must-haves, right?! . I am constantly drinking coffee and water during the day and I noticed it stayed on a little longer than usual – maybe 3-4 hours.
And can I just add that I love the packaging? Both the palette and the lipstick tube are made of this slick platinum and the boxes are total red carpet glam! In my dream world where I host amazing parties with ridiculous swag bags, I would invite my friends over for a red carpet viewing party and include a tube of this lipstick in each gift bag.