LORAC Unzipped Gold Eye Shadow Palette: Review, Pics & Swatches!

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Purchased by me

 

The minute I got the email that LORAC was releasing a NEW Unzipped Eye Shadow Palette ($42) , I ordered it. The original LORAC Unzipped palette is one of the BEST in my collection. The new palette, Unzipped Gold is similar to the original but with more warm and gold shades. While taking pics of the palette and swatching it, it seems the shadows are equal to the original in texture: smooth, buttery soft and pigmented.

LORAC Unzipped Gold

LORAC Unzipped Gold

Eye shadow is my makeup obsession and palettes are like eye shadow on crack. They are convenient, color coordinated and travel easily. LORAC’s  Unzipped Eye Shadow Palette is all those things AND gold!  Having all these coordinating colors in one place makes makeup application a no-brainer and believe me at 5 AM my brain is not functioning at full capacity. Opening the Unzipped Gold palette and seeing all those pretty, shimmery neutrals got me…well… a little verklempt.

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There are 10 shadows in the palette, seven shimmery and three satin. This palette is warmer than the original with only a few cool-ish shades.

  • Undressed –  warm matte creamy beige with a yellow undertone
  • Uninhibited –  cool shimmery pale pinky/peachy
  • Unpredictable –  shimmery rose gold
  • Unlocked – shimmery white gold
  • Unlimited – shimmery pale peach/orange
  • Unleashed – shimmery copper

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  • Undeniable –  satin camel tan
  • Unedited –  satin cool medium fawn brown
  •  Unwind – satin griege (grey/beige)
  • Unafraid – slightly shimmery chocolate brown

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The packaging is a cardboard container with a full mirror, which is fine, but for travel you might want to add additional padding.  The palette comes with a mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer which I love.

For comparison, Original Unzipped on top, Unzipped Gold on the bottom:

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For this look I used Undressed as a primer and under the brow bone, Uninhibited on the lid, Unleashed in the crease and a touch of Unwind on the outer corners. Uninhibited looks like a rose shade in the palette, but it actually gold when applied on the lids. I did get some fallout from this shade but not enough to be bothersome. Undressed is a great base or under brow shade–very creamy and not chalky at all like matte shadows can be. Unleashed REALLY brings out blue eyes. Do NOT be afraid of the shimmery shades–they are not glittery at all, they have just the right amount of shimmer to make eyes really gleam without being overdone. All the shadows are über creamy and super blendable.

I used Marc Jacobs Brown Out on the upper lash line and Pixi Cafe Gold on the lower lash line. Tarte Light, Camera, Lashes is the mascara I used.

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Bottom Line: the LORAC Unzipped Gold Eye Shadow Palette  is a beautiful bunch of warm neutral eye shadow shades that make eyes gleam.  This palette is high quality, wearable and long lasting.  The addition of the A+ eye shadow primer is a nice bonus for the price.

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Comments

  1. I’m a sucker for these shades. I’m wondering if this palette was included in the Ulta 20% off coupon. Online, it says excluded but there’s no mention of it on the coupon. I’m heading there soon to find out

  2. I love metallic shadows, and palettes are a weakness of mine!

  3. Loving all the gold tones, especially Unleashed and Unlimited. Great swatches!

  4. Love the look of unafraid, it’s so beautiful!

  5. This is a nice palette. Unafraid is my favorite.

  6. The first half of the palette I am seriously liking. Soo gold!

  7. Jess Scull says:

    Oh I totally need this – Beautiful swatches!

  8. I FEEL VERKLEMPT TOO!!! So much beautifulnesssss

  9. I love all the golds

  10. OHHH I am loving these!

  11. I like the warmth of this palette. I’ m considering to buy it…

  12. OMG, how I miss Coffee Talk! This palette is stunning.

  13. These colors are meant for you!! They look so so good on you!

  14. Genevieve says:

    This is the only one of Lorac’s palettes that I am seriously tempted by. Love, love, love the golds and coppers.

  15. These are nice colors! Love this palette!

  16. I just know I’ll be picking one of these up in the future!

  17. This looks beautiful on you! Love it!

  18. That palette will be mine! Oh yes. It will be mine.

  19. Yet another neutral palette that I NEED! I looove Uninhibited, what a gorgeous shade! I have yet to try any LORAC products but their palettes just look so amazing, I think it’s about time. 😉

    Thanks for linking up to Best of Beauty! xo

  20. The shades in this palette are so gorgeous. Drooling over here 🙂

  21. I saw this palette at Ulta and passed it up on Friday. I purchased the Urban Decay Naked 3 instead, and I’m kind of regretting it now, haha. I may go back for it. I have the original Unzipped, so I didn’t think I needed it, but now I think I might. Great review!

  22. Stopping by from the Link Up and am loving these swatches!! LORAC always has the most buttery smooth shadows, I’m definitely going to pick this up!

  23. Visiting via the Best of Beauty Link-up – great review! The colors are beautiful and look amazing with your eye color! Definitely a palette on my wishlist!

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