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LORAC: Close up Kit- Review, Swatches and Day Look

Close Up: Real Life To Red Carpet Natural To Dramatic Face Tutorial $39 ($120 Value) 
What it is:
"A kit by LORAC creator Carol Shaw to give you all the tools you need to easily create any look you desire. A tutorial look book is also included with steps on how to create and transform a day look into a night look".
This set contains: (all products are full-size)
- 0.15 oz Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in LORACstar
- 0.02 oz Front Of The Line Pro in Black
- 0.43 oz Multiplex 3D Lashes Mascara in Black
- 0.12 oz Blush in Soul
- 0.17 oz Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Trend Setter
- Tutorial Look Book 
Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in LORACstar

What it is: A set of three colorful baked eyeshadows
Verdict: LORAC eyeshadows are shimmery, smooth and easy to blend. With a primer/base underneath they wear beautifully throughout the day. 

Front of the Line PRO in Black 

What it is: "A long-wearing, water-resistant liquid eyeliner". 
Verdict: My first impression with this eyeliner was disappointing. It seemed to be dry and achieving an even line was impossible. I thought that I might have picked a defected one. However I decided to store the eyeliner upside down and the next time I gave it a try the performance was excellent. The color is a true black and wears for hours with no flaking or budging occurring. The flexible tip gives you control for creating a very fine to dramatically bold line. 
Multiplex 3D Lashes Mascara in Black

What it is: "A buildable, smudge-resistant, multidimensional mascara".

Verdict: A mascara that does not clump, flake or smudge is what I look for in a mascara. This LORAC mascara fits the bill with an added plus at lengthening lashes. 

Blush in Soul

What it is: LORAC describes this as a blush that "brightens your face and accentuates your features". Soul is a dusty rose.
Verdict: One of my favorite products from the kit is this blush. The color is perfect for defining your cheekbones without needing bronzer or a highlighter. The satiny silver sheen brightens cheeks. I have used this blush since I bought the blush and have found how versatile it is because it works with many eyeshadows and lip colors. 

Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Trend Setter

What it is: LORAC describes this as "a nourishing liquid lipstick". Trend Setter is a warm pink champagne. 

Verdict: I have found a new lip product that is really comfortable, has a pleasant smell and wears beautifully. These Couture shines feel smooth on the lips leaving them well nourished. Jojoba oil and sweet almond are among some of the ingredients included, which help maintain moist. Couture shines can be worn alone. For more intense color and wear they can be added on top of a lipstick. 

LORACstar Trio, Blush in Soul, Couture Shine in Trend Setter, and Front of the Line  PRO

Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes! It is a great way to get introduced to some of LORAC products!

Day Look: 

-LUSH Colour Supplement in Dark Pink-mixed with Korres moisturizer
- Chanel Loose Setting Powder
LORAC Blush in Soul
-E.L.F. Eyelid Primer
-LORAC Starry-Eyed Trio in LORACstar
-LORAC Front of the Line Pro Liner
-LORAC Multiplex 3D Lashes mascara
-Revlon Soft Rose Colorburst
-LORAC Couture Shine in Trend Setter

Available at Sephora and Ulta stores and websites

What products have you tried from LORAC? Any favorites?

Thanks for stopping by!
Xx Anel


  1. natural and sophisticated look!
    i love the lip color. it looks very soft but the opaque color payoff is great. :)

  2. nice products! lovely makeup too!!!

    not dramatic but looks great for everyday!


  3. You look a lot like DulceCandy from youtube! :)


    1. I have been told that a couple of times. I can see the resemblance we may have. Thanks for following :)

  4. This set looks absolutely gorgeous! I have heard a lot about LORAC lately and its quality, so I'm really thinking about trying something from their line. Is there a certain item from this set that you would consider repurchasing on its own? Thanks for the swatches and reviw! Great job! <3

    1. I will definitely be repurchasing their blush in Soul. It is so beautiful and really compliments the cheeks. A little goes a long way with the blush. Aside from the blush their eyeshadows are great if you like shimmer. And thank you the nice comment ;)