Review: Lorac Eye Shadow (single)

Some of my all-time favorite eye shadows were in a LORAC set I got as a gift years ago.  Admittedly, I held onto that set for WAY longer than I should have, just because I loved the eye shadows so very much.  (It was almost physically painful to throw it out!)  So, when I saw this lonely eye shadow in my recent raid of the clearance section of a Sephora-inside-JCPenney store, I couldn’t resist – especially since it was in a nice golden color I like to use to “highlight” the area under my brows…

Pros:  Contains botanical ingredients (cornflower, calendula, and cucumber).  Can be used wet or dry.  Texture is very smooth, soft, and light-weight.  Shimmery, but not sparkly.

Cons:  Contains parabens (high in ingredients list, indicating a larger percentage of them than some eye shadows).   Expensive – if not on sale.

In Summary:  Considering the (regular) price, I feel like this item should be paraben-free, cruelty-free, etc.  I would never pay $19 for a single eye shadow that contains parabens.  Quality means a lot to me, but if two items are equal in quality, I will always choose the one that speaks to my conscience, even if it costs a little more.  If I were in the market for a $19 single eye shadow, I would buy one from Urban Decay instead. (Read my review of the one I recently purchased here:

Note: If you love Lorac eye shadows, check out the new “Dazzling Dozen” set at Ulta for $35.  The shadows contain parabens, but the price is reasonable.

Rating:  3 out of 5 stars   3-stars

Price:  $19 (when not on sale)

Available at:,*,, 

* currently on sale here for $6

LORAC eye shadow single

Shown in the color I bought: “Serenity”.

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  1. Great review! Have you tried the Lorac Pro Palette? Hope you can check out my blog and follow as well! Thanks! Xoxo!

    • No, I haven’t tried the Pro Palette. I love Lorac’s stuff, but it’s a little pricey for me, and I don’t like that it contains so many parabens. I think if it’s going to be that expensive, it should be paraben-free.

    • Do you have the Lorac Pro Palette? If not, I saw they have it at They just sent me a promo code for 30% off – BBSPECIAL30 for new customers, which would lower its price to $29.40. (free shipping with $35)

      • No, I don’t own it. Lorac is a brand that is not available in the Philippines. A few online sellers sell it but at a very expensive price! I’ll check out Thanks for the info! 🙂

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