Friday, 9 January 2015

A Lorac Pro Dupe? Soap & Glory's Perfect 10 Review

I departed 2014 with a review of the coveted Lorac Pro - a palette I've been cooing over since summer, however seeing as January tends to be the month of austerity, I thought I'd kick my budget-friendly month off with a limited edition offering from Soap & Glory - The Perfect 10.

Hi guys - I'm currently away at the moment and brought the wrong SD Card with my photos of this palette on! I wanted to get this post up ASAP as it is limited edition so I am using - for now - the image from Soap & Glory's website.

Let me start off by saying that this palette is limited edition - but the colours are available in their quads all year round, so if there is a particular shadow you like and Boots shelves are bare then I'd scout the permanent collection. The 10 shades picked for the palette can cater to a multitude of looks, from light and matte to sparkly and smokey. As the title suggests, there are 10 shades - with a 3:7 matte:shimmer ratio. 

Vanilla: As you would expect and what most palettes contain, this is your light matte all-over-the-lid shade. It's leaning towards the yellowy side of things and is a staple for a lot of looks.

Minky: This is a pink/champagne shimmery colour which is one of those beauts which can be a great stand alone, quick wash of colour shade or could work well as part of a look and really brighten things up.

Pink T: This is Minky's matte counterpart, and the transition shade in the palette. This is a lovely shade to blend out the crease.

Aubersheen: By the title of this shade you'd think it would be purpley - but it isn't. It's a browny taupey, pewtery type shade which is fab for both a daytime wash or an amped up evening.

Gold Coast: This is a yellow based, almost antique-esque gold. Another shade which would be subtle but bright in the daytime, or be a great base for a heavier, smokier look.

Taupe Cat: If I were to pick holes in this palette I would say this colour is quite similar to Aubersheen, but that being said it is lighter so the two could work well together, and it still is a really nice shade!

Sunset: Sunset is a burnt orange, coppery type shade. If paired with Gold Coast I think the two would look great on blue eyes!

Brownie: As the name suggests, this is a brown shimmery shade. Great to deepen a smokey eye or run through the bottom lash line.

Black Gold: The last matte in the palette, this is a cool, mid-toned grey. I think this shade is a bit of a different shade and could work well in the crease or even at the lash line!

Smokin': And finally number ten - a dark glittery shade, although when swatched I don't think the glitter really shows up but this would work great paired with other brighter shades such as Sunset!

Not a single shadow is a dud, in fact all are blendable, buttery joys to wear. I think would be a great dependable palette which many would turn to when stuck for ideas. My gripes? Well, that it's limited is one of them but also the packaging is sturdy enough but the rubbish included brush means it makes the palette bigger which I wish they would have omitted like they do with their quads - a small gripe, but a gripe all the same. If I were you I'd be scouring the shelves of either flagship stores or quieter out of town Boots to get this puppy whilst you still can. Soap & Glory have a limited range of gift sets all year round so I am keeping my fingers crossed that it makes a permanent stay on the shelves. Now, back to my big bold statement in the title of this post - the coveted Lorac Pro Palette is something few of us brits get the pleasure to have in our stash but I do think this is a reputable dupe - hear me out: sure, there are way more mattes in the Lorac, and there aren't any shades comparable to Garnet and Deep Purple, but that aside there are many comparable shades, Sunset/Gold, Taupe Cat/ Lt Bronze just to name two. And look at that packaging? I can't have been the only one to see this? Your thoughts on the matter will be greatly appreciated in the comments!

Which shade is your favourite?
Do you have a favourite holiday palette?
Let me know in the comments!

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