My New Obsession | the Lorac Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette


I have been after this little beauty for a good year; it was out of stock on Amazon US for ages, my boyfriend couldn't find it anywhere in New York so I thought we may never be together. So when I saw it was back in stock I just had to have it! I know everyone goes on about the Pro Palette but for me personally I already have a lot of shades similar to those, whereas with the Lorac Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette ($42) it was love at first sight...

It cost me in total around £38 for this palette. The UK shipping was £4-ish then the import fee was £6-7. I got this directly from Amazon, not through a 3rd-party seller because firstly there are a lot of fake Lorac palettes floating around and secondly because Amazon calculates an approximate tax/duty charge which you pay there and then. If the actual duties are more than this then they pay the difference, meaning what you see in your basket is the final amount you pay. I was also impressed this was with me just 7 days after I ordered and I received text and email updates on its progress. A lot of people say this is a dupe of the Naked 3 but I would disagree slightly as the shades are definitely more on the copper side than pinks and purples, plus if you're in the UK by the time you've paid all the shipping and duty fees they work out at a similar price. It seems to go in and out of stock constantly so if you want to order it just keep your eye on the listing.

The product was packaged securely and arrived in perfect condition. The palette is cardboard, which isn't my favourite, with a slight magnetic closure. You also get a little sample of the Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer, which is handy. I'm saving this for when I go away as I love the size for travelling but I'll let you know how I get on with it (although I'm not sure I'd be able to get my hands on the full-size even if I do!)


Now, onto the eyeshadows themselves... After all the effort I went to in order to get hold of this palette I was a little scared it wouldn't live up to my sky-high expectations. Well, let me tell you: I had nothing to worry about! The nude, gold and copper tones are just beyond beautiful. Then there's the texture! I feel like I almost love the quality of these more than the Urban Decay eyeshadows. They're so smooth, buttery, pigmented and last so well on me. I have pretty oily eyeshadows but these still look beautiful after hours of wear and are still very much in place until I remove them at the end of the day. If I'm going to nit-pick there's a tiny bit of fall-out, but I'm really clutching at straws to find a negative.


I can wholeheartedly say I use every single shade in this palette, which is something I don't do often with one of this size. There is one shade with a sort of pearly sheen, which is the cream colour Undercover that I use as a base and on the brow bone. It's one of the best quality light shades in any palette I own. There is one glitter shade, Untamed, a deep (almost black) red. Whilst I'm usually not a fan of glitter, this doesn't look like you have huge bits of sparkle on your eyes at all and I love it to add a bit of smokiness. There are 3 matte shades: Unconditional, Unbridled and Unspoken, all of which I like as crease shades. Again, I can't believe the quality of these as mattes are so hard to get right. Unconditional is a taupe, Unbridled a deep plummy-red and Unspoken a warm caramel brown. Finally there are 5 shimmers: Unbelievable, Unattainable, Undiscovered, Unreal and Uncensored. Unbelievable (a beautiful rose gold) and Unattainable (a warm bronze) are two of my most reached-for in the entire palette. Undiscovered is a bright gold, perfect as a highlight in the inner corner of your eye. Unreal is probably the least 'wow' shade in the palette for me however this light pink is another nice one for your inner corner. Uncensored is a deep bronze, which I love on the outer corner of my eyelid.


All in all I'm so glad I went to the trouble of getting this and it actually ended up being really fuss-free in the end ordering through Amazon. If you've been umming and ahhing over this (or any other of the Lorac palettes) you will not be disappointed! If you're not quite sure on this one, I think I've found an amazing dupe for it you can pick up easily in the UK for under £8... After I posted pictures on my Instagram, you guys said you'd like to see a comparison with swatches so that is on the way!

Do you own a Lorac palette? Are they worth the hype for you?

 



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  1. Love the look of the palette and they all look super pigmented and high quality!! xxx

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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    1. Every time I use it I fall a little more in love! xx

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  2. All the shades look so gorgeous, I don't think there would be a shade I wouldn't use!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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    1. It's one of these rare palettes where I use every single one! xx

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  3. The colours are sooo beautiful! Sadly, I have too many palettes that I can't get this one right now, but someday.

    Roxy xox | www.splashesofvogue.com

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    1. Definitely do when you have the capacity! xx

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  4. Great post! I've always wanted a Lorac palette! They just look sooo amazing and this one will totally go on my wishlist!

    X Marjolein
    http://misscocoblue.blogspot.com

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    1. It's well worth getting hold of :) xx

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  5. This palette looks gorgeous! I can't believe i have only just noticed you have changed your blog name! The new header looks lovely x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  6. OMG, I'm absolutely in love with this palette, the shades are stunning and perfect for both, day and night look! The review was awesome, I really enjoyed the post, Jasmine! Thanks for sharing! xx

    http://alemint.blogspot.com/

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    1. You're welcome, it really is wonderful! xx

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  7. I saw this palette too and my jaw dropped, with drool falling out. I so wanted this baby, and will wait until I see a stock!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Hope you get hold of it, I'm sure you'll be just as in love as I am! xx

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  8. Oh wow, I have never thought of picking up a Lorac palette but this definitely changed my mind. The swatches are amazing with each shades looking absolutely pretty!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  9. I have a few Lorac mini-palettes and am overall pleased with the formula. This palette looks amazing (your photos are beautifully taken, by the way) and the swatches you share...!!!?!??! OOOOOOHHH GURL I need this, haha! I totally believe you when you say you use each shadow. I really prefer palette investments like that, one I know I'll use fully! Thank you so much for sharing!! I'm going to look into ordering on Amazon, too!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you :) I hope you get your hands on it as I think you'll love it too! xx

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  10. I actually love the look of this palette - it's absolutely beautiful and all the colours look really beautiful! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  11. i keep meaning to pick up this palette, and the gold edition they came out with. i have the pro palette and it's one of my staple eyeshadow palettes, it's gorgeous. lorac makes a beautiful eyeshadow.

    brooke | brooke elise

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  12. This looks like a palette that is right up my street! I wish it was easier to get your hands on though, but definitely seems worth the struggle x

    Blushhx

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    1. It definitely is and tbh once it was in stock on Amazon it was no bother at all :) xx

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  13. This palette looks so pigmented! I'm sure these colours look fantastic on you :) Plus thanks for the useful info about the tax/duty charges, I didn't know that Amazon covers the difference.

    Have an awesome day!
    Anna x
    Pattern Of Taste | Our Youtube channel

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  14. This palette is stunning, all the shades look incredibly pigmented! Now, after your great experience with buying from Amazon US I am so tempted to do it myself :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. It was 100x easier than expected! xx

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  15. Oh my this is a beauty and the shades are just stunning. Lorac is onto another winner. Just wish they weren't so pricey for us in the UK though x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Yeah it's a shame but I also think it was so worth it! xx

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  16. OMG Jasmine - this palette is breathtaking! No wonder you have been hunting high and low for it. You have passed the bug onto me because I will definitely be looking out for this now. The copper shades are just...no words!! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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    1. Haha that was exactly my reaction! xx

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  17. Omg this is such a gorgeous palette - really nice, warm shades!

    sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. This looks AMAZING! You're always making me fall in love with expensive makeup, but it just looks so good!!

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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    1. Well if you're going to splurge you could do much worse than this ;) xx

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  19. This looks like a stunning palette. I have my eye on the unzipped gold!

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

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    1. I think that'll be next for me haha xx

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  20. This palette is so gorgeous. It blows my mind that it was so widely lusted after! It is seriously such a great palette, those swatches are amazing!
    Ivory Avenue

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    1. I know, every time I swatch the shades I find myself swooning! xx

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  21. This looks and sounds like the most beautiful eyeshadow palette!

    shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I absolutely love rose toned eyeshadows at the moment. I've been holding out on purchasing his product, but they look GORGEOUS!!
    xx
    Caked To The Nines

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    1. Me too - I love these kinds of shades! xx

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  23. Unreal & Unsensored are such lovely colors. They color payoff is ridiculously good. I'd say it's a fantastic deal for the price & pigmentation. :]

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  24. i love nude and smokey eyeshadows! i really like the packaging of this product! great reviews :)

    http://lovepeaceandshimmer.blogspot.com/

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  25. that is such a wonderful palette :)

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow ! This palette is AMAZING!

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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  27. Oh my god I can't believe how gorgeous this palette is! Why are the Lorac Palettes next to impossible to get here in the UK... A friend of mine is going New York, I could bribe him to see if he can find this for me haha!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. Seriously gorgeous shades, love the palette, agree with Emma why is soo difficult to get hold of Lorac Palettes in the UK.

      Beautydetour

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    2. If you can get it in stock on Amazon it's pretty fast and fuss-free :) xx

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  28. Just when I think I can be good and not buy make up for a while, I see this!
    This would make a good wedding day makeup palette though, right?! Haha!
    Love your Swatches!
    Emma
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    http://www.peacelovevintage.com/

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    1. This would be a lovely romantic wedding palette :) xx

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  29. All the shades in this palette look so pretty!
    I really love your blog
    x
    http://ohthatsbethany.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. This palette is absolutely gorgeous! Definitely something I would like to get x
    han //emandhan xo

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  31. Hey, do you know that LORAC website offers 35% off these couple days? ;) I'm intrigued to buy the Skinny palette in Nude but apparently it was out of stock :( But LORAC Pro palette is forever wishlist item, I've been wanting to purchase that but kinda hesitate since it's quite pricey and I'm no pro eyeshadow user either. This palette looks pretty as well, kinda in dilemma in which to choose LOL!

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    1. Well if you're not that big on eyeshadow maybe it's a good idea to invest in one that will do it all for you :) the Pro seems to have a good mix of neutrals vs. smokier shades and mattes vs. shimmers! xx

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  32. You convinced me to buy MUR's chocolate palette and now this...-sigh- It really does look amazing and the pigmentation is mind blowing. :)

    So many posts from you today, it's like a little party for me! :D Congrats on the new blog name and design! :) Looks amazing. x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    1. The quality is insane! And thank you so much I'm glad you like it :D xx

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  33. As I'm reading through this blog post, I'm like "sounds great, I don't know... whatever..." Then I come to the swatches and I'm like "I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW!"

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. The pigmentation an texture is just WOW xx

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  34. What a beautiful palette, the shades are to die for!

    lillies and lipbalm
    xx

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  35. This palette is so lovely! The colours are so pigmented as well.
    Georgia | The Weekend Attic - Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

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  36. Oh my!! This palette is stunning! I'm in love haha xx

    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. Love the shades in this palette. £38 is not bad for a palette that came all the way from the US. I was thinking of getting the Lorac Pro via Amazon, but it's £50, so I'm still deciding... as I think it's quite a lot for what it is. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Oh wow is that Amazon US? If not check there! xx

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  38. Unbridled, Uncensored, and Unbelievable, ohh my! I clearly NEED the Lorac Unzipped more than the Lorac Pro. Certainly looking into this, £38 is so reasonable, especially if its coming from the US.
    Amazing Palette.
    -Rumbie Love - xo

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  39. Looks good but I'm still not too sure, I think I'd try out the dupe?

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    1. Yeah if you're not sure try then MUR one :) xx

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