Friday, January 21, 2011

Lorac Box Office Sensation Xmas '10

The Lorac Box Office Sensation has been out for close to 2 months now but it's brand new for me ... so here's swatches and what-not about it anyways :D Be warned that this post will be pretty picture heavy.


Lorac Box Office Sensation (2010 Xmas)
Full Face Train Case
Retails: $56 -- "a $660 Value"
36 Eye Shadows (0.05oz / 1.4g ea)
3 Blushes (0.15oz / 4.3g ea)
1 Bronzer (same as above)
9 Lip Gloss(0.04oz / 1.2g ea)
@ Sephora


The case is beautiful. It is PVC (i think) and made to look like metal with croc-leather accents, kind of like a makeup train case. The top lid does not hold up by itself which makes the decent sized mirror pointless.



The individual trays can be propped under the bottom layer to keep them open - but they still tend to swing back closed. The trays have magnets at the back so they snap in perfectly each time.



The palette does take up quite a bit of space on the table, and I am having trouble finding a place for it. Dimensions: 7" width x 5" depth x 4" height closed. You may need an extra 5 - 7" on each side to swing out the trays.

Eye shadows - top left

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Eye shadows - middle left

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Swatches - top layer

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1st row - top left layer
2nd row - middle left layer
swatched L-R, top row to bottom
primer - MAC Prep+Prime Eyes

Eye shadows - top right

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Eye shadows - middle right

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Swatches - middle layer

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1st row - top right layer
2nd row - middle right layer

Eye shadows felt very smooth but as I have yet to try them out, can't quite comment on them yet. This is my first Lorac product. The only thing I disliked about the eye shadows was the repeating white-eggshell (highlighter?) in each square. They all looked fairly similar with the only difference being matte or shimmer. The plus point is definitely the variety of colors you get in this palette, all nicely segmented into 4 'complementary colored' trays. Perhaps each tray can be detached and taken along for travel instead of packing the whole case?

Bottom layer - left (lip glosses)

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Swatches

few very transparent so doesn't show up even with flash

Bottom layer - right (bronzer + 3 blushes)

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Swatches

L-R as above

On the side of the box there are 2 looks each for left side shadows and right side shadows. It's not really helpful as there are no real directions. A tutorial for 4 different looks was released on Lorac's website sometime during the release but it's not available there right now. Instead you can view it at this post at Musings of a Muse. I'm definitely going to try one of the looks.





Ingredients


Phew .. that took awhile! This post took 2 hours+ to get done on my tiny netbook ... eeek. The good news is that we have a PC coming in the next week. The husband decided to get one just yesterday - not at my prompting btw :) - as the 4-year-old laptop is on its last legs. Our netbooks simply cannot do the stuff we would like to do with our respective hobbies. So .. I promise that I will be back to blogging regularly then.

Thank you for sticking around!

2 comments:

hevn said...

Damn, I drooled all over the keyboard..

Whoo-hoo, reviews please. Actually I meant FOTD pleaseeeeee! With cherries on top! Can't wait to see you with new looks

nicole said...

Those eyeshodows look really gorgeous!!!!! Miss your posts!!! :D