Eyeshadow palettes are my weakness and after loving my Lorac Pro Palette and Lorac Pro 2 Palette I was lusting after the Lorac Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette, so I was thrilled to get my hands on it after doing an international swap (here) a couple of years ago. I’ve done a couple of international swaps now and I’ve loved them both but sadly I wouldn’t do anymore as the customs fees are so high that it ends up costing an arm and a leg so I’d rather order a US beauty product I’m desperate for, through a UK retailer even if the price is rather inflated.
I love rosy toned eyeshadows and although I do really like my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, I find the shadows a little chalky in comparison with the other Naked Palettes and I thought the Lorac Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette looked like a perfect alternative as it contained an array of gorgeous, golden and rosy toned shades.
The Lorac Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette itself is made from a slim cream cardboard with gold detailing and a magnetic lid, making it nice and compact but it’s obviously not the sturdiest of packaging but it would appear Lorac favour the cardboard style packaging for their palettes. Alongside the palette, you also get a 5.5ml sample of the Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer which is a nice addition especially as Urban Decay used to offer a miniature size of their primer with their palettes but they no longer do but I knew I liked this primer from getting samples with my Lorac Pro Palettes.
The palette is $42/£32 which I think is amazing considering it contains ten large pans and an eyeshadow primer and it can be purchased from Ulta but Ulta sadly don’t ship to the UK. I really don’t recommend purchasing the palette from eBay as there are so many fakes of the Lorac palettes it’s crazy so I’d recommend using Rose’s Beauty Store if you want this palette where it’s £42, and there are no customs fees to worry about either.
I think the swatches speak for themselves as all ten eyeshadows are amazingly pigmented, buttery soft and smooth. All of these swatches were done without a primer, and with a primer the colour intensity is even stronger. The Lorac shadows are definitely one of the best formulas I’ve tried and I absolutely adore this palette and the colour selection within it and I love every single makeup look I create when using this palette.
The palette contains a good mix of shimmer and matte shadows and my favourite shades are Unbelievable, Unattainable and Unconditional but there isn’t one disappointing shade within the palette. I so want the new Lorac 3 Palette as well as the new Lorac Mega Pro 3 Palette which is being released towards Christmas time but I doubt I’ll be able to get my hands on it so I’ll admire it from afar..