If you’re holding onto a shiny new Sephora gift card, you’re going to want to check out the LORAC Box Office Sensation. It’s a compact Cabernet Croc Train Case packed with everything you need for a variety of daytime-to-nighttime makeup looks.
I’m always a little leery of palettes, because oftentimes there are so many shades you don’t use. But in playing around with the LORAC Box Office Sensation Train Case, the colors are so wearable and versatile, I really couldn’t find any that I wouldn’t use. The 36 eyeshadows are organized into 4 trays of 9 shades each, most with a shimmer finish. Many of the shades are neutrals but there are fashion colors included, too.
I found it easy to be inspired and creative just by using the colors in the each row or by combining colors on the diagonal–like a game of tic-tac-toe. It works! In terms of performance, I found the eyeshadows to be well-pigmented and easy to apply with my MAC 239 brush. I always advise using a primer on lids for best results and longest wear.
The bottom two “drawers” of the train case contain a palette of 9 lip colors and 4 full-sized blush tablets. The blushes–a peach, pink and rose shade plus a bronzer, all have a bit of shimmer to them, but like the eyeshadows, are very wearable.
The limited-edition LORAC Box Office Sensation Train Case measures about 6 3/4 inches wide and 3 3/4 inches tall. It retails at $56 and is available exclusively at Sephora. Considering there are 49 products in the case, that’s $1.14 each–a steal!