19/08/2015

Dupe: Lorac Pro Palette v Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1

Makeup Revolution have become *the* brand to go to when you’re after a dupe for a high end product. Whether it’s beautiful blushers or the perfect nude eye shadow palette, you can pretty much guarantee they’ll have one and at a price your bank balance will love.

My trusty Lorac Pro palette has become a permanent fixture in my makeup bag, but the US brand isn’t exactly easy to get hold of in the UK. Enter Makeup Revolution’s Iconic Pro 1, which can only be described as the perfect dupe and one you can easily get in your local Superdrug.

Lorac Pro palette and Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 palette dupe comparison
Lorac Pro palette and Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 palette dupe comparison
Lorac Pro palette and Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 palette dupe comparison swatches
Top row comparison - Makeup Revolution on top, Lorac on bottom
Lorac Pro palette and Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 palette dupe comparison swatches
Bottom row comparison - Makeup Revolution on top, Lorac on bottom
When it comes to a shade comparison, both palettes look pretty much identical in the pan. When swatched, there are some very slight differences in a few shades, however I don’t think this is going to make a huge amount of difference once used on the lids. Makeup Revolution has done a fantastic dupe of Taupe, Pewter and Garnet - there's hardly anything to tell them apart from the Lorac shades.

Both brands last incredibly well, even on oilier lids and if I’m being completely honest, a few of the MUR shadows actually have a better texture to them than those of the Lorac version (sorry Lorac). They’re slightly softer, making them just that little bit easier to work with. That being said, Lorac’s matte shadows are definitely the winner out of the two palettes as they’re more pigmented and don’t feel quite so chalky; matte shades can be quite hard to get right, especially for more budget brands.

When it comes to packaging, I do prefer the Lorac case, purely as the plain black of MUR looks a bit basic, but I really am being picky here! Do yourself a favour though and invest in a good brush to use with either palette – Lorac doesn’t include one and the Makeup Revolution brush that’s included is pretty average. Grab a Real Techniques or Zoeva brush and blend, blend, blend!

For a purse-friendly version of the Lorac Pro palette, I really don’t think you can beat MUR’s Iconic Pro 1. At just £6,99 it’s a total bargain and so much easier to find if you’re based in the UK.

You can find Makeup Revolution in larger Superdrug stores and online and Lorac via Ulta in the US.

Have you tried either of these palettes? What's your favourite palette dupe?

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