My 1st LORAC Experience - Just in time for NY Fashion Week!

I recently attended a NY Fashion Week beauty event sponsored by online sample sale mega site, at the beautiful Bryant Park Hotel.

LORAC Cosmetics was one of the participating brands featured at the Hautelook Suite, and it dawned on me that even as a beauty blogger for several years, and avid lover of all things beauty, I had NEVER tried LORAC cosmetics before. There was no particular reason - it had just never happened...

So imagine how happy I was when I was approached by LORAC makeup artist Dana Beil for a makeup session!

For those of you who may not be familiar with the line, LORAC (which is founder and Celebrity Makeup Artist Carol Shaw's first name spelled backwards) was born. The line launched with 10 shades of oil and fragrance-free foundations (which was totally revolutionary back in 1990).

LORAC specializes in unique treatment-based makeup made from plant extracts, emollients, skin rejuvenators, and conditioners. They create products without like oil, fragrance, and other harsh ingredients.
After my session I could not believe how fantastic and fresh the colors looked on me and how well they worked on my skin tone! I received compliments throughout the day and at all my NY Fashion Week events I attended...

So, do you want to know the fabulous LORAC products that I'm now obsessing over? Keep reading below for the full list!

P.S. Although I wasn't able to get a picture of myself with my new makeup look, to get a feel for what she did, please view a similar look she created for a model here. - RLB

Products used:

LORAC Red Carpet Reveal Eye & Cheek Palette ($100 Value) Red Carpet Reveal Eye & Cheek Palette - This is a must have palette with 3 super flattering shimmery plummy bronze/brown eyeshadows and a blush (seen far right) that can also be used as a fourth eye shadow, which Dana did on me.

LORAC Front of the Line Waterproof Eyeliner, Pro-Black (Liquid Liner) - Incredible! One of the best liquid pen eyeliners I've ever experienced. This is a "click-buy and don't wait" product ladies and gentlemen!

LORAC Visual Effects Mascara Jet Black - The uniquely shaped brush grabbed on to my every lash and left me with super lush, defined lashes that didn't smudge, flake or run (and I was in a rain storm that day!).

LORAC Bronzer Bronzing Powder, Glow - This bronzer has beautiful tone and texture and it is perfect combination of brown/gold/orange shades.

LORAC Baked Matte Satin Blush , Hollywood - This pinky/brown blush was applied on the apples of my cheeks and gave me a really healthy, natural glow.

Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup in #5 - Fantastic, buildable coverage and smooth and light on my skin. Great option to apply wet or dry too to create different looks.

LORAC Lip Pencil #14 & Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Sheer Luxe - These two products gave me a glossy plumy/wine colored lip. My lips felt moisturized, but has a satiny, light feel all day.

LORAC Take A Brow Dark Brown - Beautiful mix of browns for a very natural, sophistical brow effect.

Some other facts that I learned about the line that you may not know:

  • The correct pronoucation of LORAC is LA•ROCK.

  • LORAC is a line especially created for people with sensitve skin.

  • LORAC's focus in on RED CARPET looks (rather than New York catwalks and haute couture fashion).

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