I received the LORAC Palette for review a while ago, but every time I was getting ready to review it, my brain was UNcooperative and UNfocused. It's not that the palette was UNexceptional, or anything like that. It's just...I think I have written so much about other neutral palettes that I might have been UNbearably overloaded with neutral shadows. I mean how many times can I describe the color beige and make it sound interesting, right? OK. I have described the color taupe over 130 times but that's TAUPE. Well, I finally cleared away the UNavoidable cobwebs and found a unique way to approach this review.
First let me say that LORAC had the UNenvious task of bringing a neutral palette to market after the UNprecedented success of Urban Decay's Naked 1 & 2 palettes. How would they makes the Unzipped palette UNforgettable? Well they started with the UNsurpassed quality of the shadows. The LORAC Unzipped shadow quality is UNparalleled. They are UNbelievably soft and creamy and UNcommonly. The matte shades in the palette blend UNquestionably well and never seem chalky. And in my UNprejudiced opinion, the inclusion of my new favorite eye primer, LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer, make this an UNquestionably better palette than I had expected.
Let's talk about the colors. I think this is the UNambiguous elephant in the room. The shades available in the LORAC Unzipped palette, at first glance, seem UNdeniably similar to the Urban Decay(UD) Naked 1 & 2 palettes. In fact, while I didn't photograph them, I believe there are 2 or three UD dupes in the Unzipped palette. However, the LORAC Unzipped palette has an UNequivocal warm tone, red tone centric focus. That's right. I said red. There are at least 3 or 4 shadows that have an UNcommon red base that I, personally, find UNbelievably attractive. However, that being said, red based shadows are UNapologetic and are not unanimously flattering. You can learn to apply the red based shadows strategically and sparingly but some people will just end up with an UNcanny resemblance to albino rabbits if they apply these types if shadows. However, those that found the UD Naked palettes too cool toned, too expensive or too overwhelming will find the LORAC Palette more to their liking.
There are 10 shades, three of which are matte. One of which, Unconditional, is THE PERFECT eyebrow fill in color for redheads. I UNduly implore LORAC to make this a single shade, a stand alone color. I will UNdoubtedly buy it for a few of my red headed friends. It is THAT perfect. OK. I digress. Back to the shades. 10 Shades, three of which are matte. They are all UNdeniably warm toned shades and will work better on those with warm toned skin, golden skin and dark skin tones.
But you are really reading this review for the breakdown of the shades...so let's not delay any longer, shall we? Here are close ups of the shades in the pan
Here are swatches of all the shades (applied with a foam tip applicator over LORAC BTS eye primer)
Here are close up of the shades
In this picture we have:
Undercover - A sheer and slightly shimmery champagne color (similar to UD bootycall from Naked 2)
Undiscovered - A titian gold frost. (similar to UD Half Baked in Naked 1 &2)
Unbelievable - A copper frost. (Much more pink/red based than UD Chopper in Naked 2)
Unreal - A peach/pink frost. (similar to UD Sin in Naked 1)
Unattainable - A pinky copper frost.
In this picture we have:
Uncensored - a rich rust colored frost.
Unconditional - A matte pinky copper perfect for my red hair brow fill in! Also a matte version on Unattainable.
Unspoken - A matte rust color. A matte version of Uncensored.
Unbridled - A red based matte burgundy rust color.
Untamed - A shimmery red based deep brownish copper.
Notice a trend? Every shade is an UN-word. Yes. I know you did. You readers are UNimaginably smart. You get stuff like that. In fact. It would be UNthinkable of me to even assume that you didn't get the UNderlying joke of all the UNdeniable references to UN-words in this whole post.
Do you NEED this? Well I'm UNsure. If you already own Urban Decay Naked 1 or 2 you probably do not need this. But if you had the UNcommon experience of not purchasing the UD palettes and have an UNbridled and UNyielding love of warm and red toned shadows, this is the palette for you! Yuo can purchase the LORAC Unzipped palette for $40 USD at Sephora, ULTA and other retail outlets.
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