Thursday, June 30, 2011

LORAC Limited Edition Hot Off The Red Carpet Kit Summer 2011

Remember that awesome bag from the LORAC Multidimensional Beauty kit that came out this spring? Well, they've just released another one for summer, but sadly this one isn't a crazy holo-multichrome color like the last one. This one is shiny gold, though, and it's pretty sweet despite not being holo. Those fish scale-esque metal plates are really fascinating and so shiny. Oh yeah.. it also comes with makeup in it!

This one's called the Hot Off The Red Carpet kit, and it includes:

  • The awesome bag, naturally.
  • Tempt Me Baked Mineral Eyeshadow Duo (gilded ivory/brown)
  • Tease Me Baked Mineral Eyeshadow Duo (bronze/blue)
  • TANtalize Me Baked Bronzer
  • Multiplex 3D Lipgloss in 3D

Here's the Multiplex gloss in 3D. You've probably seen this one before. Nevertheless, it's an amazing color, so it's not so bad that they've included this one.

Two shadow duos for four shadow shades total plus one TANtalizer Baked Bronzer in TANtalize Me (exclusive shade). The bronzer doubles as a gorgeous glowy eyeshadow, too.

Baked Mineral Eye Shadow Duo in Tease Me. The left half is a super shiny/reflective metallic copper/bronze shade and the right half is a pale blue/seafoam duochrome shimmer.

Baked Mineral Eye Shadow Duo in Tempt Me. The left half is a very light ivory or pale champagne with gold highlights and the right half is a rich neutral dark brown with a hint of plum shimmer.

TANtalizer Baked Bronzer in TANtalize Me. This is so cool. It's a light white gold shimmer swirled with bronze and rose gold. Reminds me of this old brand I used to see at Ulta- Ultima III I think it was called?- they always did these cool duochrome swirly things.

Swatched with fingers over bare skin: Tempt Me, Tease Me, TANtalize Me, 3D.

I'm actually really impressed with the quality of the baked items. Normally I'm not a fan of baked eyeshadows because they tend to be flaky, poorly pigmented and weird to apply, but not these. These are super pigmented, soft, smooth, easily blendable, great payoff and very shiny looking. All the shades apply like a dream and look very light and bright on the eyes.

The Baked Bronzer is also incredible. It's not overly pigmented so it doesn't apply too strong or streaky. It is shimmery, but the good kind of shimmer. When this is applied, the shimmer makes your skin glow (not look greasy or glittery) and the color is extremely flattering and natural on my pale, cool-toned complexion. I love the smooth, glowing, airbrushed perfect cheekbones look it gives me and it's not muddy or overly shiny, it's absolutely perfect. If it looks good on me without a tan, I can only imagine how flattering and gorgeous it will look on someone with a tan or someone with a dark, warm skintone.

You already know how much I like the Multiplex glosses, and I've already reviewed the 3D shade at least twice on here, so not much to say about that. Cool color, good formula, love the smell.

I did a really quick look with this using only my fingers for the most part:
This was:

LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
Tempt Me (left side) on lid
Tempt Me (right side) in crease
Tease Me (right side) on lower lashline (applied with a small brush)
Stila Smudgestick in Damsel as liner
I don't remember which mascara I'm wearing

This is an extremely quick (two minutes flat), simple, easy look you can do with these shades using almost no tools at all- just (clean) fingers. The blue shade really compliments the browns and bronzes in this set. I didn't think I was going to like it because light blue and I don't get along, but it looks so pretty and breezy that I've grown fond of it.

Overall, I think this is a great summer set. The quality of all the items is top notch, even better than any LORAC shadow I've tried so far (I'm still a bit of a LORAC newbie), the colors are wearable, flattering and fun and the value is very good. Every item in the set is full size. The Hot Off The Red Carpet kit is $36. The Multiplex gloss is $22 by itself, the TANtalizer Bronzer is $32- so even without the eyeshadows it's already a good deal. Plus, you get that kick ass gold bag. So, yeah, it's pretty much a steal. I'd buy this again.

This set only seems to be available on LORAC's website and it retails for $36 (a $104 value). It is limited edition.

(This was sent to me for review.)


  1. I like how you were mesmerized by the bag. My eyes were drawn to that first, too!

    Even though you look great with bold colours, you really pull off natural colours so well, too. So pretty!
    - Mary

  2. Why you gotta be making me want makeup?

  3. I just want the blue shade LOL I don't really pull off the bronze look that well >_< but the set does look very good! =D

  4. This is such a pretty look on all the goodies and the bag!

  5. I don't necessarily go for baked products either. I have one baked item: MAC Gilt by Association Mineralize eye shadow from the Style Black Collection. That one isn't bad in terms of application. However, I had some other baked items in the past that kept getting hard on top. It drove me nuts.

  6. I bought this at Sephora about a month ago. I haven't seen it in stock since. I've been using at least one product from here on a daily basis. AND I use the gold makeup bag as a clutch when the bf and I go dancing. Such a great deal for all these items.

  7. Gorgeous colors! Ahh! I love the EOTD you did with them as well. So pretty!

  8. I like baked products. I use Laura Geller's baked shadows and Balance and Brighten foundation. Really like them. This is a gorgeous set. I just look at their emails and don't check out the specials. I have so much makeup that it's ridiculous if I buy anymore. I did just pre-order a TSV from Tarte from QVC. I'm hopeless!


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