A few weeks back, I wrote about an amazing sale that was going down at Lorac…the VIP Discount to be exact. Well, I’ve gotten the products in and have had many opportunities to try them out so now I’m going to share my opinions on what worked, and what thankfully didn’t cost me full price.
To drive my point home, I’m rating the products best to worst.
Lorac Lip Polish: This stuff is A-MAZING. The two colors that I got, Groovy Fruit and Sizzle, are beautiful and so wearable. Groovy Fruit (strawberry guava sparkle) is great for everyday and Sizzle (berry with gold shimmer) is perfect for a night out. The consistency is a little thicker than most glosses I’ve worn, but definitely not a lipstick. The color has great staying power, doesn’t stray from lips, and is void of anything sticky feeling. The bottles themselves look like mini nail polish bottles…and pretty much are, minus the nail polish. The brush applicator makes applying the lip polish easy and helps to keep the polish on your lips. Another bonus is that the lip polish smells amazing and yummy. Talking about bonuses, the lip polish is on sale from $17.50 to $3.00…stock up on this one for sure (and amazingly enough, all the colors are in stock!).
Lorac Lotsa Lip Lipstick: I was really excited about this lipstick for two reasons. One, I was excited to try out the color I purchased, Spankin (sheer pink), because it was a step away from what I usually wear. Two, I haven’t really played with lip plumpers and this lipstick just happens to have MAXI-LIP, a natural tripeptide that is supposed to visibly enhance lips by stimulating lip collagen. When I tried on the color, it was very sheer, so I didn’t get that pretty nude lip I was hoping for. In terms of plumper lips…I had actually forgotten the lipstick was supposed to plump up my lips until just now when I looked over the product description. Maybe a different color would have sweetened the deal, but at $4.00 from $18.50, I’m not too shook up about it.
Lorac Oil-Free Foundation: I had high hopes for this one, I really did. I had fallen for Lorac Breakthrough Performance foundation, but with a price tag close to $40 (ouch) I just couldn’t justify not trying out the discounted foundation. Sadly, it wasn’t a love…or really a like…it was more like a meh. The foundation color was fine, no orangey after glow, but the coverage was so sheer and I had the dreaded sinking into pores action that I am just not okay with. Original price $30, sale price $7.50 (still cheaper than many drugstore brands).
Lorac Under Cover Lover Undereye Concealer: Out of all the products that I bought, I wanted to love this one the most, but as you can see this has made it to the bottom of my list. I’m usually pretty simple when it comes to concealers…one product better do a bunch of things, but I really wanted to try out this undereye concealer because it promised to de-puff, brighten, and basically solve all my undereye problems. Yeah, all lies. First let me start with how teeny, tiny the tube was…I would never, never ever pay full price for something so tiny…let alone $11! But, I let this slide at first, thinking how amazing the product was going to be. Wrong, wrong. This stuff was less like concealer and more like spackle. It was impossible to blend, dried too fast, and the color was like 15 shades too light and I have fair skin! Once on it looked dried and cracked and settled into every fine line…and lines that I didn’t even know existed. At first I thought I might have put too much product on, but I found out that it was impossible to control the amount of product that came out of the pump. No matter what I tried I always got way too much concealer, so I was left washing almost half off it off my hands…such as waste. Original price: $22, discounted price: $11.
So even though there were some misses, there were also some hits…and at a total price under $30, I really couldn’t go wrong. There are also tons of other products that I didn’t purchase that were on sale, so make sure to stop by Lorac to do some perusing…and most likely, some shopping!