Does the LORAC Multidimensional Beauty Collection Come with 3D Glasses?

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LORAC Multidimensional Beauty Collection

The only real 3D thing I’ve ever watched was Captain EO, and I really liked it when I was 8. πŸ™‚


The word “gimmicky” springs to mind when I look at LORAC’s new Multidimensional Beauty Collection.

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It’s a spring release, but the gobs of glitter, shimmer and dark hues remind me more of fall and winter than spring. Products in the eight-piece release for the eyes, lips and face come in a variety of finishes, including shimmers, mattes and glitters, and some of them (like the shimmers and glitters) seem to fool around with light (hence the 3D).

Today I took five of them out for a spin.

Multiplex 3D Lashes, $22

Like sugar free YSL Faux Cils. I like how it thickens at the base, but I’d love a little better curl hold.

3D Liquid Lustre Shimmering Top Coat, $16

I had high hopes for this sheer multipurpose liquid and its golden glitter. Designed to be applied on top of eyeshadow (that’s how I tried it), worn alone or dabbed atop areas of the face for extra shimmer, it suffers from MAD fallout. And the packaging could stand being revamped. The base of the bottle is so narrow that it tips over easily. I knocked it over by accident, and the liquid gushed out! There went half the bottle before my very first use…

3-in-1 Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils in Chocolate and Eggplant, $18 Each

Matte brown Chocolate and matte reddish purple Eggplant glide along lash and waterlines like prima ballerinas. I just wish LORAC had made the pencils thinner (or maybe harder) because the tips are easy to break.

Multiplex 3D Eye Shadow Palette, $38 (a Sephora Exclusive)

How cute is this packaging (I want the same print on a pair of shoes!)? Some of these six shimmery powder eyeshadows could be smoother (the peachy gold on the upper left feels very grainy), but I think LORAC did a pretty good job with the duochromes. The green in the upper right of the first row flashes from red to brown at certain angles, and the aforementioned peachy gold flashes to/from pink, which is rather cool.

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Clockwise from the tube of mascara on the left: Multiplex 3D Lashes, Multiplex 3D Eye Shadow Palette, 3D Liquid Lustre Shimmering Top Coat, 3-in-1 Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Eggplant and 3-in-1 Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Chocolate

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Multiplex 3D Eye Shadow Palette

lorac multiplex 3D eye shadow palette
Multiplex 3D Eye Shadow Palette

3D Liquid Lustre Shimmering Top Coat

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3D Liquid Lustre Shimmering Top Coat applicator

lorac waterproof eyeliner pencils
3-in-1Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Chocolate (left) and Eggplant (right)

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Multiplex 3D Lashes

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Swatches from the left with flash: Multiplex 3D Eye Shadow Palette (swatches one through six), 3-in-1 Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Chocolate (swatch seven), 3-in-1 Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Eggplant (swatch eight), unblended 3D Liquid Lustre Shimmering Top Coat (swatch nine), blended 3D Liquid Lustre Shimmering Top Coat (swatch 10) and Multiplex 3D Lashes (swatch 11)

lorac multidimensional beauty collection swatches without flash
Swatches without flash

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Multiplex 3D Eye Shadow Palette, 3-in-1 Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Chocolate, 3D Liquid Lustre Shimmering Top Coat and Multiplex 3D Lashes

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NARS Blush in Sex Appeal on cheeks and NARS Lip Gloss in Super Orgasm on lips

I gotta hand it to LORAC for trying something different. These are almost holiday colors for spring, but I can’t help but miss my corals, violets and pinks. Although I’m not sold on the whole 3D thing, the shimmers and shifting colors make for some eye-catching effects.

Multidimensional Beauty comes at ya in 3D! to Sephora stores and online on February 3 and to Ulta stores on February 6!

A Great Excuse to Eat Fruit

I’ve been trying to increase my fiber intake lately, so I’ve been eating sliced apples…with Nutella. I know, I know. I’m probably canceling out most of the nutritional value in the apples, but it is what is is, which is DELICIOUS! πŸ™‚ I’m starting to see all fruit in general as a “Nutella delivery system.”


I love it with Gala apples, but Granny Smiths are good too.

In other completely unrelated news, Tabs may be getting another assistant. This afternoon one of El Hub’s coworkers inherited a box of six stray kittens and asked if we wanted to adopt one (or two!). We’re still talking it over…and by we I mean Tabs and I.

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  1. your skin looks extra pretty/flawless in this photo πŸ™‚

    the eyeshadow palette is gorgeous! love the blue eyeshadow and the packaging is lovely.
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    • Karen says:

      Thanks! I buffed the crap out of it with my kabuki brush and MAC Prep+Prime powder. I swear that stuff is a miracle worker for pictures… if MAC ever discontinues it I will cry some serious tears.

  2. Rads says:

    Loved the lip gloss…and Tabs tweeted about that already πŸ˜€
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  3. Laura says:

    I saw Captain EO for the first time in November, they have put it in at Disneyland Paris. Total cheese fest but I loved it!

    I like how you did your eye make up on the photos above Karen.

    • Karen says:

      Captain EO was the ride to go on back in the ’80s! I can’t believe they still have it running. They took the one out of the LA Disneyland a while back…

  4. Jen W says:

    Those duochrome shades look great!

    And NARS Superorgasm looks amazing on you. I must have it. πŸ™‚
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  5. gio says:

    The eyeshadow palette looks great! Love the shades and the packaging is very pretty too.

  6. Kim says:

    Oh, I just see the name LORAC and immediately think mad fallout now! πŸ™‚ It’s a shame because the colors are beautiful, if not very spring-like. I really love the packaging too.

    The only 3D movie that I really thought was worth it was How to Train Your Dragon. It was fabulous but I should have been wearing waterproof mascara.

    I’m not a kitteh expert by any means, but I’d highly recommend getting 2 from this litter!! That way, if Tabs decides he simply has no time or patience for a newcomer (as our #1 did), at least #2 will have someone to play with. I’ve also heard that you should get girls so Tabs won’t feel *as* threatened about his territory being invaded. I hope you do it – they’ll be very lucky to have you!

    • Karen says:

      I totally cried when I saw that movie too. Did you take the boys to watch it?

      • Kim says:

        I did! One of them sat on my lap and turned around with his sad little face about halfway through and asked “oh, Mommy… are you crying?”. I nodded yes and he gave me a big hug and said “it’s OK, I almost cried for Toothless too”. πŸ™‚

        How’s Tabs feeling about some potential sistahs in the house? You don’t really have to answer that. I think I know. πŸ™‚

        • Karen says:

          What a cute story! I bet both your boys have the sweetest hearts. πŸ™‚

          As for the kittehs, I have mixed feelings. On one hand my inner cat lady says yes… but I can’t help but think that three cats = three times the cat poop.

          Tabs is a very territorial kitty and I’m pretty sure having another cat (or cats) going to annoy him. Then again, I think he could use the stimulation. I think he really misses his adventures in the great outdoors, and having some siblings would at least give him something to do, you know?

          • Kim says:

            I don’t blame you at all. Three was a huge change for us (even over 2). The litter is definitely an issue, and so is the hair! Our oldest has never warmed up to either of the others but we’ve seen a big change in Harriet (#2) since Sophie (#3) has come along. They play together all the time now and are best buddies. It turned out that H really needed a friend to help her to be less timid, so we lucked out. It did take a few months for that to happen, though. Emma (#1) would never warm up to any newcomer. Sophie tries to play with her 100 times a day and gets hissed at every time! It definitely depends on the kitty, and you know Tabs better than anyone! πŸ™‚

  7. Tiffany says:

    I am intrigued by the palette! I love how you did a springy eye look even though the shades themselves don’t scream SPRING. I love the pop of color on the lower lash line!

  8. Love the eyeshadows. The choice of colours work really well as a palette – the perfect choice for experimentation.

  9. Jen in VA says:

    Love the palette but especially the glimmer top coat gloss to give a cool touch to any lipstick I put on.

  10. Fieran says:

    If you want something less evil than Nutella, try apple slices with a wee bit of organic peanut butter πŸ™‚ Not as tasty as Nutella, but it might help with the fiber intake.

    I love that shade of blue that’s in the LORAC palette – shame LORAC is not available here. But in a way, it’s actually a good thing πŸ™‚
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    • Karen says:

      Oh good idea! Or maybe some almond butter!

      How’s the weather out your way, Fieran? It’s still foggy and cold here… but what else is new for the SF Bay Area in January, LOL!

      • Fieran says:

        It’s snowing a bit – quite icy on the ground. Walking around is a bit of an art πŸ™‚ I can’t wait for Spring. I keep chanting that to keep myself going. Take care and have a great weekend ahead, Karen!

  11. Amber says:


    I think I have seen a very similar print on shoes. I’ll link them if I find them again. πŸ˜€
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    • Karen says:

      Ooh! (Both to the kitten and the shoes.)

      BTW, I’ve been looking for over-the-knee boots and none seem to compare to Maddy boots you told me about the other day. All the ones I’ve been seeing look very Jack Sparrow/Pirates of the Caribbean.

      • Amber says:

        Yep, it’s hard to find that sweet spot between pirate and prostitute.

        (File under ‘phrases I never thought I’d write’)
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        • Karen says:

          And there is a sweet spot!

          The only way I seem to be making any progress in Boot Hunt 2011 is by find pairs I wouldn’t want to wear.

          Too Jack Sparrow: Diba Will Oh

          Too Mary Poppins: Not Too Coy Jagger

          Too BeDazzled: Black Rooster Aurora

          • Amber says:

            Zappos has been trying to push me toward those Diba boots for weeks now! I don’t want them, Zappos!

            I am frustrated by how hard it is to find boots made of actual leather for under $400. In my experience, that stretchy faux leather is too slouchy and slippery over tights, and too easily marred, plus the top of the shaft tends to be finished with a stitch that just looks cheap to me. Every day I curse myself for not buying those darn Via Spiga boots!
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          • Fieran says:

            Have you considered Aldo? They have some nice boots – and are quite reasonable when they are on sale πŸ™‚ Another place where you might find wearable (and comfy) shoes is Clarks. I bought a pair a few years back in the UK – was very comfortable.

          • Karen says:

            Yeah, you should have! I wish I knew I about ’em when they were on sale too. Shoot…

            Anywho, I have a pair of faux leather below the knee boots and they’re just okay. They don’t keep me warm for squat!

  12. Nina says:

    whc reminds me – im craving for fruit today …. shd get to whole foods and get some!

    you know i <3 me some lorac …. i want that palette!

    • Karen says:

      Haaay Nina!

      I have a love/hate relationship with Whole Paycheck. Everything in the produce sections looks SO GOOD, and I often buy with my eyes, LOL! I’ve more than once walked out of there with $10 bag of apples.

      If you get this palette you could easily rock that bronze with your Siahi liner.

      • Nina says:

        i used siahi today with just a gray smokey eye. OMGOMG – so pretty!

        im the same w/ whole foods … i once bough a 10 dollar container of sliced watermelon there – i was sick and they were the only one that had watermelon. silly me.

        butbut – try buying their premade pizza dough. i get that and top it with some marinara, some cheese, artichokes and spinach and bake for around 15-20 mins – so good!

        i have almost all of the lorac palettes — ill end up getting this too, im sure. πŸ™‚

        • Karen says:

          Cute! I’ve been into gray liners lately… maybe I’ll try doing gray on the waterline with a little pop of Siahi along the top lash line.

          Yeah, once I went into Whole Paycheck to buy a cup of soup and ended up leaving with a $20 lunch. It sure tasted good, though…

          Where do you get the pizza dough? In the freezer section?

          Oh, and speaking of LORAC Palettes, this one’s cute and on sale:

          Pink Python

  13. So pretty! The eyeshadow swatches are gorgeous, and they look so different on skin than they do in the pan.

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    • Karen says:

      His co-worker’s husband has a pet store and somebody dropped the kitties off in the front in a box. πŸ™

      I’m waiting on pictures of the them… I have a funny feeling once I see them it’ll all be over. I have a soft spot for the animals that nobody wants.

      • Me too! Well, me and my whole freakin’ family … My sister has a one-eyed dog who was abused by a former owner, plus another dog from the pound and a cat who was raised in a lab. My mom has one dog from the pound and one that’s a puppy mill rescue. And I have a formerly feral cat that my mom found starving and drove out to me in CA from CO. Um … we’re suckers. πŸ˜›

        Can’t wait to hear how many kittens you end up with!!
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  14. bluematilda says:

    so now i’m intrigued by the nars blush in sex appeal, everyone (and i mean all the blogs that i read) said how light it was, didn’t show up etc, but it looks so nice on you!! ps. apples dipped in a little bit of honey are AMAZING and frankly the only way i can eat them! :o)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Bluematilda,

      Oh, that’s a good idea! I just finished off the last of my honey (gotta have my cup of morning tea!), but when I get a new jar I’ll be sure to try it.

      What are your fave types of apples, btw? I love Gala and Honeycrisp.

      About NARS Sex Appeal — it looks light in the pan, but it’s very beautiful and natural-looking on the skin. I have to do a few layers but I don’t mind!

  15. Sarah says:

    OMG!!! Tabs would be such a great big bro’. And then wed get to see ridiculously adorable pics!!!!

  16. Oooh those eyeshadows are pretty. Except I don’t need another eyeshadow… Well, I do need a good single “throw it on” neutral shade because both drugstore ones I had crumbled on me. I’m also trying to figure out what I want to spend my Sephora gift card on and I am seriously debating on trying out the Time Balm Concealer (I have read your review multiple times). I’ve been using Benefit Erase Paste and it’s OK but I feel like I’d use less of it if I actually had a GOOD concealer. If only Sephora also sold MAC products. πŸ˜‰
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    • Karen says:

      Time Balm is great! I’ve been using MAC Prolongwear lately, but Time Balm is still one of the best o’ all time.

      How about stocking up on some NARS?

      • So I ended up with the Time Balm Concealer, the face cleansing clothes from Sephora’s new skincare line, and a makeup palette by Sephora with lots of shadows including neutral ones. Figured I’d get my $$$’s worth because the palette was “valued” at like $120.

  17. joanna litte says:

    When do these come out?

  18. Lucie says:

    Good luck on the kitty front! There’s always room for more fur babies. πŸ˜€ Go for it!

  19. Vonvon says:

    OK, so the 3D is a multi-purpose thingy……

    But I think the eyeshadow palette is the best from this collection.
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  20. Heidi says:

    Really interesting colors for the season! I always love the packaging on the LORAC palettes.

    Back when I was still living with my Mother (which I am again now that she’s elderly and needs help with things), we added to our cat collection with the reverse scenario. We started by adopting two litter mates and then a few years later a stray moved in with us. The stray got along just fine with one of the cats, and couldn’t stand the other one. She was always picking on him. So, it was good to have the two brothers be close and love eachother. They were adorable cuddled up together at night when they slept. So, I definitely think that getting littermates is a good idea, it’s going to be an adjustment for Tabs either way.

    • Karen says:

      In my past discussions w/El Hub (and Tabs, LOL!) I’ve pushed for two kittens, but I go back and forth. On one hand I think it would be great to get a bonded pair so Tabs can’t be too much of a bully (he’s very territorial), but then again… three cats is a whole ton of cat poop.

  21. miléna says:

    Hi Karen !
    I was about to ask you about their release because I have a big crush on this palette but I see you’ve already told what you know – gorgeous colors but actually I think I might be too influencial on the packaging side ! – anyway
    Have a nice evening (no idea how late it is for you in the US) ! hope Tabs will get along all right with your potential new cat ! πŸ˜‰

  22. Emma says:

    Definitely try Tabs out with a friend. He may love the new addition to the family πŸ™‚

  23. Joyce B says:

    Kittens! Post pictures. Tabs will learn to live with them. Eventually. How exciting.

    • Karen says:

      It’s still up in the air! We may or may not get them… Tabs has lived as an only kitty for so long that I’m afraid he’s gonna harass the crap out of a new cat, you know?

  24. Laura says:

    The palette looks interesting I may have to check it out. :p The third shadow in the top row looks gray in the pan, but then very purple in your swatch – is that duochrome I’m seeing? Also, in reference to your boot search, you might want to check out:,default,pd.html (AK Anne Klein Ari – there’s better pics on zappos but these are cheaper) (Enzo Angiolini Randies)

    Funnily enough I was just on the hunt for black suede boots too. I ended up buying both so I could try them on and decide, and I’m still unsure! Hope this helps!

  25. joanna litte says:

    The eye palette is available at sephora right now πŸ™‚

  26. Rachel says:

    Speaking of Captain EO, they brought it BACK to Disneyland in LA. We were just there and it’s now called “Captain EO-Tribute”. I LOVED it back in the day, but seriously…it’s SO bad. Anywho, it’s a serious must-see if you go back…if only for the laughs.

  27. Brooke says:

    your skin looks flawless here! What foundation do you use?

  28. Megan says:

    Happy to see this. LORAC is one of my top 5 favorite brands. In case you haven’t tried their baked shadows, they are to DIE for. The pigmentation easily beats MAC and Urban Decay. The shadow palette is so pretty, and I actually have the Multiplex gloss in 3D, which I noticed isn’t part of this collection, but is so pretty and gives a nice holographic “3D” effect. πŸ™‚

  29. Amee says:

    i am not very much impressed with other stuff but the 3D Liquid Lustre Shimmering Top Coat is something diff innovation… good one
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