Lorac Soleil Eyeshadow Palette Review

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I bought the Lorac Soleil Eyeshadow Palette randomly when it was on sale. This palette had been on my radar since it released but wasn’t something I was desperate to try. I am SO glad I bought it, though, because it’s currently my favorite from the brand. 

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The Soleil Eyeshadow Palette is $39.00. It contains eighteen shades: nine mattes, five shimmers and four metallics. All of the shadows can be used wet or dry. The packaging is cardboard with a sturdy magnetic closure and a mirror. All of the newer, large Lorac palettes come with a key that allow you to remove and rearrange the shadows. With the basic info out of the way, let’s talk pros and cons!

😄Pros:

  • I love this color story even more than I thought I was going to. It’s the perfect blend of neutral and warm toned shades. There’s a lot of color options: from red to pink to orange to brown.
  • The Lorac mattes and what they call their diamond shine formula, have always worked perfectly for me but their original metallic formula contained citrus oils that I’m allergic to. Their newer palettes do not contain those oils (that I’m aware of) so I’m able to use them. I am still slightly sensitive to one of the shades, but I’ll talk about that in the cons section.
  • The matte formula has been consistently great across all the palettes that I’ve tried from the brand and it’s no different with this one. They’re pigmented but incredibly blendable. I had no issues with fallout as long as I tapped off my brush. 
  • Lorac shimmers are almost always super sparkly and these are no different.
  • While I found the shimmers and metallics in the Lorac Fairytale Forest Palette to be repetitive, each one in this palette stands out. They complement each other and the mattes very well. 

😣Cons:

  • I am still sensitive to an ingredient in one of the metallic shades, Mojave. It slightly burned my eyes but it was nowhere near as bad as the original metallic formula. The stinging only lasted for a few seconds and I was able to wear the shade with no issues but it’s something to be aware of if you have sensitive eyes.
  • All of the shimmers and metallics had to be used wet or else my face would be covered in fallout. The Lorac formula in general tends to create kickup and fallout. 

Swatches & Shade Descriptions:

These eyeshadows do have names and shade descriptions so I will copy them from the website. I’ll be going from left to right, top row to bottom row. This photo was taken with flash to show off the sparkle.

  • Warm Vanilla- soft beige matte
  • Pink Beige- warm ginger matte
  • Nectar- light peach matte
  • Opal- champagne shimmer
  • Soft Pearl- warm pink metallic
  • Aurora- soft copper metallic
  • Sand Dune- light camel matte
  • Morocco- soft terracotta matte
  • Cinnamon- warm brown matte
  • Quartz- golden brown shimmer
  • Mirage- bronze with an emerald shimmer
  • Desert Rose- rose gold shimmer
  • Red Cedar- warm reddish brown matte
  • Saffron- dusty burgundy matte
  • Ash Brown- dark chocolate brown matte
  • Mohave- copper metallic
  • Warm Honey- golden metallic
  • Euphoria- bronze with pink shimmer

Eyeshadow Looks:

I created four looks using this palette. I almost always use an eyeshadow primer and set my primer with a cream or white colored shade, which this palette does contain.

This is definitely the most basic look I created with the palette but I still love it. It was so easy to do and I feel the shimmer on my lid added a nice, soft “pop.” 

  1. I set my primer with Warm Vanilla.
  2. I blended Pink Beige above my crease.
  3. I blended Red Cedar into my crease. 
  4. I deepened my crease with Ash Brown and smudged it on my lower lash line.
  5. I applied Mirage on my lid.
  6. I applied both Opal and Soft Pearl in my inner corner.
  7. I applied Soft Pearl on my brow bone. 

I feel that this is such a perfect summer look and I love it. I used the L.A. Girl Shockwave Metallic Eyeliner in Ocean on my lower lash line. If you’re interested in my lip color, you can see that review here.

  1. I set my primer with Warm Vanilla.
  2. I blended Nectar above my crease.
  3. I blended Sand Dune into my crease.
  4. I deepened my crease with Cinnamon and applied it on my outer lid.
  5. I applied Quartz on my lid.
  6. I applied Opal in my inner corner and on my brow bone. 

This is my kind of pinky red look! I’m not into vibrant pinks and reds but I really enjoy them when they’re more muted. 

  1. I set my primer with Warm Vanilla.
  2. I blended Pink Beige above my crease.
  3. I blended Saffron into my crease.
  4. I deepened my crease with Red Cedar.
  5. I applied Euphoria on the outermost part of my lid.
  6. I applied Mojave in the center of my lid.
  7. I applied Desert Rose on the innermost part of my lid.
  8. I applied Aurora in my inner corner and on my brow bone. 
  9. I smudged Red Cedar and Ash Brown on my lower lash line. 

This look is similar to the second one I did but it’s more warm/orange toned. I used the L.A. Girl Shockwave Metallic Eyeliner in Dragon on my lower lash line. 

  1. I set my primer with Warm Vanilla.
  2. I blended Morocco into my crease.
  3. I deepened my crease with Cinnamon and applied it on my outer lid.
  4. I applied Warm Honey on my lid. 
  5. I applied Soft Pearl in my inner corner and on my brow bone.

Brushes Used:

If you are curious about any of the other products on my face, you can find these looks in my recent posts on Instagram.

Final Thoughts:

This is my ideal neutral palette. I can create a simple one or two shadow look or I can create something with depth and a ton of shimmer. I really love it and it’s one of my favorite products that I’ve tried, so far, this year. As always, let me know what you think. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

 

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