Dood, I don’t like chocolate scents but I love the idea of Yankee Candle Chocolate Bunny. Aw! Kawaii!
’nuff about home fragrance, my makeup today consists of the new Lorac Unzipped The Nude Collection. A fabulous little kit that consists of four full size products for the stupid cool price of $34.
Domo arigato Lorac! We likey values!
Take a look!
This little set contains a low calorie, four shade palette version of the new ten shade, full size Lorac Unzipped Palette (that one is $40 and available now for Spring). I think the set is an absolute steal if you’re on a budget and didn’t want to splurge on the Unzipped Palette as this gets you a little preview of that palette plus three other full size Lorac extras. Wicked right? Granted, I do highly suggest indulging in the full size Unzipped Palette for Spring, it’s a gorgeous little selection of nudes.
What you get:
- Lorac Eye Shadow Palette
- Lorac Plum Blush
- Lorac Visual Effects Mascara
- Lorac Lips with Benefits Lip Gloss in Andy (Exclusive shade to the set)
Not only do you get that little preview of the Unzipped Palette but also a full size of the new Lorac Lips with Benefits Lipgloss in an exclusive shade to this kit. I think sets like this sometimes step back in the past and end up including products we may already have so it’s refreshing that they included ones of their newest launches for Spring.
Colors are a bit of an interesting mesh up for me. They are all warm, inviting shades but I think the gloss and blush aren’t quite what I’d personally pair up with the shades of the shadows in the palette. The shades in the palette are made up of nude, natural colors versus the berry, plummy shades of the gloss and blush. I dunno…I’d probably go with a warmer shade of peach blush and lipstick to pair up with the browns, coppers, and creams of the palette not plum….
- Undercover (matte creamy beige)
- Unrevealed (bronze copper)
- Unlaced (muted taupe-y brown)
- Unapologetic (dark matte chocolatey taupe)
The shadows have a creamy powdery formula that blends easily and applies like a dream. Lorac excels at creating a very wearable, easy to apply eyeshadow texture and this little palette features much of that excellent quality. I wouldn’t call these the more traditional Lorac formula, they have an almost Stila-like formula to them in the fact they feel like a creamy powder hybrid. The glide across eyes without a skip. I also love the fact they blend together so easily for contrast as sometimes Lorac shadows get a little muddy when combined but these suffer no such issues. The palette features a selection of shades for a natural and a dramatic look, instructions to get each look are located on the back of the set’s box. I would have liked to see them on the palette itself or a small cardboard slip out of some sort, as I really don’t want to keep the box, I have WAY too make makeup boxes laying around.
As I mentioned earlier the shades of the blush and gloss aren’t really what I’d typical choose to pair up with such warm shades of shadow. The blush is a soft, finely milled formula with lovely pigmentation that’s not too dramatic. It’s a shade that gives cheeks a contoured appearance that’s warm and elegant. I don’t have nearly enough shades like this in my collection (many of my blushes are quite vibrant and in your face) so this is a bit grown up for me. I won’t go into great details about the new Lorac Lips with Benefits in this post since I have a separate review planned for them but I will say they look mighty cool don’t they? Sadly, the shade Andy, was a bit too nude for me so I avoided using it in my look. It’s a cream shade that’s a cross between rose, pale purple, and berry, very odd and wasn’t in my favor sadly.
Perk alert, they also threw in a full size Visual Effects Mascara, I’ve reviewed it before and it happens to be one of my HG (holy grail) mascaras so I was every so delighted about the addition of the full size in the set! Click here to read the review.
Overall, the Lorac Unzipped Nude Collection misses a beat with the color selection for me, it’s a tad mismatched, but still earns extra points for the value and quality of each product included. It’s a lovely little selection of products at an incredible price and shouldn’t be missed if you like getting more for your buck. Plus if you feel like you simply own too many nude shades of shadow this is a nice way to get the mini size of the Unzipped Palette plus some great extracts for a value price.
It’s available now exclusively at Ulta and Ulta.com
Anyone try it yet?
Wanting to purchase?