For about a year I lusted after the Lorac Unzipped Palette (£28, full review here)! I finally got my hands on it however after closer inspection it seems I already had something very similar in my stash in the form of Makeup Revolution's Naked Chocolate (£7.99, full review here).
First things first: the packaging. The Lorac Unzipped comes in a cardboard packaging which I personally do not care for at all. The Makeup Revolution palette is mocked up to look like a white chocolate bar and is much sturdier and secure. However, I'm more concerned about what's on the inside...
Lorac 1 - Undercover, MUR 1 - Smoothly, Lorac 2 -Unbelievable, MUR 2 - Divine, Lorac 3 - Unattainable, MUR 3 - Mocha Lover, Lorac 4 - Unconditional, MUR 4 - Milky. Lorac 5 - Unbridled, MUR 5 - Choc-Fest
Unlike the other dupe palettes from Makeup Revolution this isn't a shade-by-shade replication as you actually get a few more shades in the Naked Chocolate, however the shade that do match up look veeery similar. There was only one shade in the Lorac Unzipped I couldn't find an equivalent to which was Unreal. In my opinion that's the least remarkable shade in the Lorac palette anyway, however it's worth noting.
Lorac 6 - Undiscovered, MUR 6 - Double Dip, Lorac 7 - Unreal, MUR 7 - Adorable, Lorac 8 - Uncensored, MUR 8 - Frosted Choc, Lorac 9 - Unspoken, MUR 9 - Sweet Shop, Lorac 9 - Untamed, MUR 9 - Suger
The quality of Lorac eyeshadows is second to very few, however Makeup Revolution's offering really isn't a bad alternative. The Unzipped shades are beyond buttery and so intensely pigmented, also lasting on my eyelids far longer than 99% of the eyeshadows I own. The Makeup Revolution palette isn't quite as gorgeous to work with, however the quality is still really good, with the shades having good colour pay-off as well as a lovely texture. I do find however that the shades from the Naked Chocolate don't last quite so well throughout the day. Don't get me wrong; the Naked Chocolate palette is one of (if not the) best quality palette I've tried at this price point, however Lorac is just another level.
All in all the products are definitely comparable and I use every single shade in both of them; the coppers, roses, golds and warm browns just do it for me! If you really want to own a Lorac palette or you think you will get so much use out of the shades you'd rather invest in the superior quality then go for the Unzipped. I really didn't find it any trouble to order it through Amazon US and it arrived without any additional duties less than two weeks later (though postae and tax bumped the price up by £10). However if you'd rather save your money or don't feel comfortable ordering from abroad then the Naked Chocolate is a really nice alternative. Plus you get a few extra shades in it!