So there is a lot of hype at moment about both the Urban Decay Naked 3 and the Lorac Unzipped palettes as well as many people comparing the two and saying they are similar.
I recently purchased both of them and thought I would review them both and do a comparison with swatches showing the differences.
The Lorac Unzipped palette retails for $40.00 USD (I had purchased and shipped over from America by a friend) and contains 10 shades. It comes in a pale yellow card board packaging with a magnetic closure and has mirror inside.
The shadows in this palette are quite warm pink, gold and bronze tones. These eye shadows are very pigmented and smooth and blend very nicely. This palette contains four matte shades and six shimmer shades.
The Urban Decay Naked 3 palette retails for $52.00 USD (I purchased from www.tarazz.com and paid around $65 for it and then around $17 shipping, however this website no longer stocks Urban Decay) and contains 12 shades. This palette comes in a rose gold colour tin that had ridging on the top and a snap shut closure. This palette also comes with a mirror inside and a duel ended brush that has a blending brush on one side and a shader brush on the other side.
This palette contains more cool tones pink shades and some taupe shades. The shades in this palette are nicely pigmented and most of them a quite smooth, some are a little chunky which I’ll talk about below and I don’t find these shadows to have the same pigmentation as Urban Decay shadows normally do however they are still very good quality. This palette contains three matte shades and the rest are shimmery/glittery.
(All shadows are swatched and listed from left to right)
Lorac Unzipped Top Row – Undercover, Unbelievable, Unattainable, Unconditional, Unbridled
Undercover is not very pigmented
Lorac Unzipped Bottom Row – Undiscovered, Unreal, Uncensored, Unspoken, Untamed
Urban Decay Naked 3 – Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick
Strange is quite chalky, Dust and Buzz are very chunky and Trick does not apply very pigmented to the lids
Urban Decay Naked 3 – Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart
Overall I think both of these palettes are beautiful but I don’t think they are similar at all, I mean yes they both have rosy tones to them but the Lorac one is more warmed tone and has more golden/bronze and burgundy shades and the Urban Decay Naked is very cool toned and has more pale pinks and taupe shades.
They both are great in regards to quality however I do think the Lorac on is more pigmented and smoother and I do prefer the shades in the Lorac on over the Naked 3 as I have blue eyes and I find the warmer tones bring out the blue in them and also suit my skin tone better. For me personally I like the Lorac one way better than the Urban Decay one but I am glad I own both and due enjoy them both for different looks.
If you are tossing up which one to get I would recommend looking at the shades and deciding if you would prefer a more cool or warm toned palette depending on your skin tone, eye colour and general preference.
All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money. I am not being paid or sponsored to do this review and all thoughts are my own.