LORAC Frosted Sequoia Mini PRO Eyeshadow Palette Overview & Swatches

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Frosted Sequoia

LORAC Frosted Sequoia Mini PRO Eyeshadow Palette ($15.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new, warm-toned neutral palette that included three matte eyeshadows and three shimmery shades. All six eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing with the lightest matte being more powdery and being the “weak” shade of the bunch.

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Timber

Timber is a light, pinky-beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was somewhat powdery, though certainly finely-milled and smooth, but it was more prone to fallout. It had opaque color coverage that sheered out slightly without the benefit of a primer underneath. It lasted well for seven hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Natasha Denona Malia (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Crave (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Hot Spot (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Tarte Date Night (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).
  • MAC Blanc Type (DC, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Bare (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Nude Light #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Tarte Conch (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • MAC Orb (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

In 2020, the brand reformulated their PRO eyeshadows and released new palettes (and new shades, however new-new they might be). The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” that “last[s] without creasing” and “blend[s] effortlessly.” Each eyeshadow can also be removed from its respective palette–there’s an included tool to do so–to rearrange the palette or depot (nice touch!).

The mattes felt less thin and were not quite as dry as the prior formula–a bit silkier–though the matte eyeshadows are still lightly to moderately powdery with light fallout but are blendable. I think it’s a formula more suitable to someone who tends to prefer buildable coverage and a little more muted color.

The shimmers were slightly creamier, smooth, and blendable with higher color coverage that had good adherence to bare skin. They seemed a little thicker than the prior formula, which I think gave them better hold.

For the most part, they were easy to use with most shades lasting between seven and eight hours, which is average, so the longevity wasn’t any better/worse than most eyeshadows on the market (including the prior formula).

Browse all of our LORAC Pro Eyeshadow (2020) swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lauroyl Lysine, Potassium Sorbate, Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/ Iron Oxides, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Acorn

Acorn is a light-medium brown with warm, more orange-leaning undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which applied beautifully to bare skin and blended out with little effort as the texture was soft, smooth, and not too loosely nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Too Faced Passports and Pineapples (PiP, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Cornelious (PiP, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Unseen (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Lost Gen (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Dubs (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Deja Vu (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Bad Habit Blasphemy (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Atik (117CM) (2020) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Archer (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Ring It Up (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

In 2020, the brand reformulated their PRO eyeshadows and released new palettes (and new shades, however new-new they might be). The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” that “last[s] without creasing” and “blend[s] effortlessly.” Each eyeshadow can also be removed from its respective palette–there’s an included tool to do so–to rearrange the palette or depot (nice touch!).

The mattes felt less thin and were not quite as dry as the prior formula–a bit silkier–though the matte eyeshadows are still lightly to moderately powdery with light fallout but are blendable. I think it’s a formula more suitable to someone who tends to prefer buildable coverage and a little more muted color.

The shimmers were slightly creamier, smooth, and blendable with higher color coverage that had good adherence to bare skin. They seemed a little thicker than the prior formula, which I think gave them better hold.

For the most part, they were easy to use with most shades lasting between seven and eight hours, which is average, so the longevity wasn’t any better/worse than most eyeshadows on the market (including the prior formula).

Browse all of our LORAC Pro Eyeshadow (2020) swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Potassium Sorbate, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 77742/Manganese Violet.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Acorn

LELimited Edition.

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Sequoia

Sequoia is a muted, medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The consistency was soft, blendable, and a little powdery in the pan but not prone to fallout. This shade wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Terra Moons Decadent (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Cool Complement (PiP, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Maple Syrup (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Anastasia B5 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • bareMinerals Vow (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Puppy (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Java (PiP, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Tarte Profesh (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M549 Dark Taupe (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Dogma (PiP, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

In 2020, the brand reformulated their PRO eyeshadows and released new palettes (and new shades, however new-new they might be). The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” that “last[s] without creasing” and “blend[s] effortlessly.” Each eyeshadow can also be removed from its respective palette–there’s an included tool to do so–to rearrange the palette or depot (nice touch!).

The mattes felt less thin and were not quite as dry as the prior formula–a bit silkier–though the matte eyeshadows are still lightly to moderately powdery with light fallout but are blendable. I think it’s a formula more suitable to someone who tends to prefer buildable coverage and a little more muted color.

The shimmers were slightly creamier, smooth, and blendable with higher color coverage that had good adherence to bare skin. They seemed a little thicker than the prior formula, which I think gave them better hold.

For the most part, they were easy to use with most shades lasting between seven and eight hours, which is average, so the longevity wasn’t any better/worse than most eyeshadows on the market (including the prior formula).

Browse all of our LORAC Pro Eyeshadow (2020) swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Potassium Sorbate, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 77742/Manganese Violet.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Firefly

Firefly is a darker gold with warmer undertones and a metallic finish. I noticed the color looked a lot lighter and yellower when applied than it did in the pan. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and not overly dense, so it picked up well with a dry brush and yielded opaque coverage. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Too Faced Dear Diary (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness (DC, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Gin Rickey (LE, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Body Language (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Da Coco (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Khaki Haze #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar).
  • Kevyn Aucoin Charge (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Glorious (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • NARS Love Train (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Rustler (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).

Formula Overview

In 2020, the brand reformulated their PRO eyeshadows and released new palettes (and new shades, however new-new they might be). The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” that “last[s] without creasing” and “blend[s] effortlessly.” Each eyeshadow can also be removed from its respective palette–there’s an included tool to do so–to rearrange the palette or depot (nice touch!).

The mattes felt less thin and were not quite as dry as the prior formula–a bit silkier–though the matte eyeshadows are still lightly to moderately powdery with light fallout but are blendable. I think it’s a formula more suitable to someone who tends to prefer buildable coverage and a little more muted color.

The shimmers were slightly creamier, smooth, and blendable with higher color coverage that had good adherence to bare skin. They seemed a little thicker than the prior formula, which I think gave them better hold.

For the most part, they were easy to use with most shades lasting between seven and eight hours, which is average, so the longevity wasn’t any better/worse than most eyeshadows on the market (including the prior formula).

Browse all of our LORAC Pro Eyeshadow (2020) swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Potassium Sorbate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Talc, Methicone. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Ci 77400/Bronze Powder, Ci 75470/Carmine, Ci 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Meadow

Meadow is a light copper with warmer, more orange-leaning undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had opaque color payoff paired with a soft, smooth, and moderately dense texture that worked well with dry brushes. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Sephora Demanding (31) (P, $9.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Fabric (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Crema (Deep) (PiP, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Frost Those Buns (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Illusion (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Sunset Chaser (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Dior Golden Day #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Golden Mink #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Viseart Suede (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Snow Bank (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

In 2020, the brand reformulated their PRO eyeshadows and released new palettes (and new shades, however new-new they might be). The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” that “last[s] without creasing” and “blend[s] effortlessly.” Each eyeshadow can also be removed from its respective palette–there’s an included tool to do so–to rearrange the palette or depot (nice touch!).

The mattes felt less thin and were not quite as dry as the prior formula–a bit silkier–though the matte eyeshadows are still lightly to moderately powdery with light fallout but are blendable. I think it’s a formula more suitable to someone who tends to prefer buildable coverage and a little more muted color.

The shimmers were slightly creamier, smooth, and blendable with higher color coverage that had good adherence to bare skin. They seemed a little thicker than the prior formula, which I think gave them better hold.

For the most part, they were easy to use with most shades lasting between seven and eight hours, which is average, so the longevity wasn’t any better/worse than most eyeshadows on the market (including the prior formula).

Browse all of our LORAC Pro Eyeshadow (2020) swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Myristate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Boron Nitride, Diamond Powder, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol, Silica, Sorbitol, Talc, Tin Oxide, Aqua/Water/Eau, Zinc Stearate. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Ci 75470/Carmine, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Foliage

Foliage is a medium-dark taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t overly dense. The eyeshadow wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Sydney Grace Somber (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Libra (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • LORAC Luna (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Who Has Time (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • Viseart Argente (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Chantecaille Triton (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Opulence (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Too Faced Silent Night (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Dior Soft Cashmere #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

In 2020, the brand reformulated their PRO eyeshadows and released new palettes (and new shades, however new-new they might be). The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” that “last[s] without creasing” and “blend[s] effortlessly.” Each eyeshadow can also be removed from its respective palette–there’s an included tool to do so–to rearrange the palette or depot (nice touch!).

The mattes felt less thin and were not quite as dry as the prior formula–a bit silkier–though the matte eyeshadows are still lightly to moderately powdery with light fallout but are blendable. I think it’s a formula more suitable to someone who tends to prefer buildable coverage and a little more muted color.

The shimmers were slightly creamier, smooth, and blendable with higher color coverage that had good adherence to bare skin. They seemed a little thicker than the prior formula, which I think gave them better hold.

For the most part, they were easy to use with most shades lasting between seven and eight hours, which is average, so the longevity wasn’t any better/worse than most eyeshadows on the market (including the prior formula).

Browse all of our LORAC Pro Eyeshadow (2020) swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Diisostearyl Malate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Potassium Sorbate, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Talc, Methicone. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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