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Day and Night with LORAC “The Private Affair” Collection

$50 Summer Beauty Challenge

Recently, several beauty bloggers, and myself, were given one of two challenges – to create two eye looks or show off some dupes on a limited budget. To do this we were provided with $50 credit to Sephora, Ulta or drugstore.com. I decided I would show two looks, so I took my Sephora giftcard and off I went shopping, with the help of some Sephora coupon codes, as it is easy to go thru $50 quickly there.

The best way to get the most value for your money is to get a complete collection that includes a shadow palette – in this case, I snatched up the LORAC Private Affair collection. It includes eyeshadow primer, a 6-color eyeshadow palette, with a range of shades from light to dark wine, a cream eyeliner in “Plum” and a volumizing mascara.

LORAC Private Affair Collection

The great thing about this palette is that it gives you the ability to have a daytime look with the lighter, neutral shades, and a nighttime look with the darker shades, all from this one palette. And with the eye primer, it will make the light shades appear brighter and your night look will be richer and last longer. The gel liner is silky smooth and is easily applied to really outline your eyes for the night. The mascara does a great job of opening up the eyes for the day and really enhancing that smokey eye for the night with its big volumizing formula.

Summer Beauty Looks (*I would have showed you these on my eyes, but, this stupid weather around here in Oklahoma has got my allergy eyes just weeping up a storm, so there wasn’t any way to give you guys a true shot of it all.)

Summer Beauty Giveaway

And now I have a chance for you to win your own Sephora gift card to create your own day and night looks, only this one is for $300! Just enter in the Rafflecopter widget below:

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And after you have done that – go check out what the other bloggers did with their gift certificates:

*Disclaimer: I was provided with a $50 gift card to Sephora to purchase the products used in this challenge. No further compensation was provided.

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  1. Gouldylox says:

    I think I need to start exploring more browns….

    1. Paula says:

      Browns are severely underrated!

  2. Josie Kwon says:

    I love the night shadows!

    1. Paula says:

      I am such a Plum fan. These make me happy. :)

  3. Pink Sith says:

    I have that LORAC private affair palette and I think I didn’t like it when I reviewed it, but it has grown on me and I even have serious dips in some of the shadows! Love that primer the most tho! I need to heck out that gel liner!

    1. Paula says:

      That primer is ridiculous! When I swatched on my arm with it, the night shadows were still there (*along with the gel liner) and I could even still see some of the neutrals!

  4. Phyrra says:

    This looks like such a great set from Lorac! How pretty!

    1. Paula says:

      I am very happy with it! :)

  5. retrodiva says:

    I love Lorac palettes. They are so gorgeous. Did you really put those bright shadows on your eyelids? I don’t believe it for a minute!

    1. Paula says:

      I for serious did! In fact, the neutrals are a bit shimmery, so when my eye wept, I got royal shiny cheeks – like my own LORAC highlighter! Hence, the need to swatch on my arm! LOL!

  6. Beautiful swatches! <3

  7. marciaf says:

    That’s a terrific set. I don’t know if I even noticed that on Sephora before. I’d love to see the color of the eyeliner.

    1. Paula says:

      Marcia – I don’t know that I have ever seen it in store. It’s apparently been around for a while, tho. The Plum liner is a really deep, almost matte color and it LASTS!

  8. Brittany says:

    Great pics! I adore everything LORAC. And that mascara is awesome!

    1. Paula says:

      I don’t have hardly any LORAC, but I am really liking this mascara, too! The brush is a nice separating curve!

  9. Paula says:

    The Platinum is so great, even on its own!

  10. nerdnereid says:

    I’ve never used Lorac – how is it on oily skin?

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