The packaging isn't fancy, but it is sturdy and does not betray its $20 price tag.
In the pan, the shadows are gorgeous. The mix of wearable neutrals and bright colors makes the palette appear both practical and exciting. It contains two highlight shades: a cream with a hint of a shimmer and a glammed out ecru. The shadows include a warm, matte brown (the only matte in the palette), a tan, a carroty orange, a Princess Jasmine's pants turquoise, a denim blue, a mauve, a blue/gold duochrome, and a dusty purple.
Unfortunately, their virtues are less evident when you actually try to use them. Although (weirdly) they swatch perfectly nicely, their pigmentation is very much lacking on my face. If you press your brush into the hard shadows firmly and drag the brush in a hard, strong line against your arm, they look totally fine. Use a delicate crease brush, though, and you'll find your eye didn't acquire any color at all.
|Two swipes of each color, no primer.|
LORAC GLOgetter retails for $20 for 0.6oz ($33.33 per ounce). Certainly, in comparison to LORAC Pro, which is about $107.50 per ounce (three times the price!), this seems like a steal. Indeed, I have seen a substantial number of bloggers specifically observe the low quality and poor pigmentation of these eyeshadows and then recommend this palette anyways because LORAC is normally expensive. That is a totally invalid reason for purchasing a palette. It doesn't matter if LORAC is normally the bee's knees when it comes to eyeshadow. If these shadows are shitty, they are shitty, and you should save your money. End of story.
One could make the argument, though, that this is worth $20, and I am not sure if I would adamantly dispute it. If you are willing to really layer on the color and you'll put up with substantial fading throughout the day, this product may still be worth your cash. However, claiming that this is up to the standards of normal LORAC eyeshadows is completely false. If you are looking for LORAC-quality shadows at a discount price, this is not the place to look.