~Weekly Product Highlight~
~Lorac Unzipped Palette Review and Swatches~
I received this palette for Christmas and instantly fell in love! It is a neutral to warm toned rose gold themed palette. I love Lorac products and especially their eyeshadows, this is no exception! These shadows are soft and smooth and blend so easily!
“Get UNZIPPED and unleash your natural beauty with LORAC’S universally flattering nude eye shadow palette.Create unlimited head-turning looks with the MINI Behind The Scenes Eye Primer for long-lasting color and 10 ultra-rich, shimmering and matte shadows in a super sexy, nude palette. LORAC: UNZIPPED, UNCENSORED and UNBELIEVABLE!”
This $42 Lorac Unzipped Palette includes
- Unzipped Shimmer & Matte Eye Shadow Palette (0.39 oz.)
- Mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer (0.19 oz.)
The packaging is simple, thin, and lightweight. It is made out of a heavyweight sturdy cardboard with a glossy finish. It has a pretty good sized mirror. One of the things I really enjoy about this palette is the larger pan sizes.
There are 9 shimmer/satin shades and 3 matte shades.
Matte: Unconditional, Unspoken, Unbridled,
Shimmer/Satin: Undercover, Unbelievable, Unattainable, Undiscovered, Unreal Uncensored, Untamed.
All of the shadows in the Unzipped palette have names that start with UN:
Undercover– Pink-toned white with a satin finish.
Unbelievable– Medium rose-toned copper with a metallic finish.
Unattainable– Bronzey mauve with a shimmering metallic finish.
Unconditional– Dusty pink matte.
Unbridled– Warm-toned burgundy with a matte finish.
Undiscovered– Tangerine-toned bronze with a frosty metallic finish.
Unreal– Peachy pink pearly beige with a frosty metallic finish.
Uncensored– Medium-deep bronzey brown with a pearly, shimmering finish.
Unspoken– Warm earthy clay brown with a matte finish.
Untamed– Purple based deep brown burgundy with a shimmering glitter finish.
These swatches were applied with a dry brush onto a primer. These shadows apply beautifully when applied both wet or dry. They have great lasting power. I haven’t noticed any fading even after 8 hours of wear time.
The matte shades are easy to work with and blend, the shimmery and glittery shades are beautiful and easy to use and apply. I do find that the shimmery shades work best with a primer or some sort of base. These shadows can have a bit of fallout. As with most shadows, I notice more fallout with the darker shades and a bit more the more shimmery the shade is.
The only shadow that I don’t find to be as amazing as all the others are is Unreal. It is a bit stiffer and less creamy than the other shadows. Don’t get me wrong, it is still beautiful and it still works well, it just isn’t as easy to apply and blend as the other shadows in this palette. Too bad because it is actually my favorite of all the shimmer shades.
The shade that I have gotten the most use out of so far is Unconditional. It is a beautiful neutral matte rosy mauve shade. I have been using it as a contouring crease/transition color. It is perfect for when I want something a little softer and don’t want to use a brown.
In a way, Unconditional somewhat reminds me of Tease from my Naked2 palette and Sweetheart from the Tarte Tartlette In Bloom. (my other favorites as a crease/transition shade). Sweetheart is medium peachy-orange with warm undertones and Tease is a matte mushroom taupe with purple undertones. Unconditional is the combination of the two of them, a matte dusty rose pink mauve.
As I mentioned, I got it for Christmas, used it Christmas day. I used it over and over every day and didn’t put it down again for several weeks. Despite the fact that I got a few other makeup palettes for Christmas, this is the one that I found myself reaching for every day.
I talked about this palette non-stop to my sister in law, I’m sure she is so sick of hearing about how great it is and how much I love it. The shades are gorgeous and can create so many beautiful looks.
I don’t know if it is just because I enjoy wearing it so much and love using these shadows, but I find that every time I use this palette someone will compliment my eye look.
Overall, this is a must-have palette! I think it would be great in any makeup collection beginner or more advanced makeup wearer.
What about you, what do you think? Do you have this palette in your collection? Are you drawn to the beautiful rose gold shades like I am? Let me know in the comment section below.