I recently found this cute little LORAC eye shadow palette at Nordstrom Rack, which has become one of my favorite places to snag beauty products. I believe these palettes are exclusive to Nordstrom Rack, and there are two varieties available: the cool-toned Downtown Drama, and the warm-toned Uptown Allure. I think both are lovely options for autumn looks, and at $12, they’re very reasonably priced.
I purchased Uptown Allure because the colors just looked really lovely to me, and I couldn’t resist the price.
The palette itself is pretty no-frills. It’s very slim and has a magnetic closure, and opens to reveal 5 unnamed colors.
We have a shimmery champagne, a light shimmery peach, a shimmery golden light brown, a satin mauve, and a matte brown. From left to right the shadows progress from the strongest shimmer downward toward matte, as well as light to dark in value.
As you can see in the swatches, the two lightest colors are pretty similar to each other, but that’s really my only significant complaint about this palette. All five shadows apply really nicely, blend smoothly, and last throughout the day without any fallout or creasing (I wear them over the Urban Decay Primer Potion). The mauve and matte brown are especially nice, I think.
I can’t say whether the colors in Downtown Drama are equal in quality to this one, but if the warm colors of Uptown Allure are calling your name I’d suggest giving your local Nordstrom Rack a call and seeing if they have these in stock. It’s super easy to create a pretty look with this palette, and you’re getting plenty of product for your money.
In the photos, other products used include: Revlon Colorstay liquid makeup (180 sand beige), Benefit They’re Real! mascara, Maybelline gel liner (blackest black), Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow (10 light blonde), L’Oreal True Match crayon concealer (N1-2-3), Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer, Too Faced Pink Leopard blushing bronzer, and Korres cherry oil lip gloss (33 natural).
As a side note, I bought the Chocolate Soleil and Pink Leopard bronzers at Nordstrom Rack this summer, too!
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