They’re FINALLY BACK! Lorac is releasing three new additions to their Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette line on Friday, 7.14 @ 9 pm PST/ 12 pm EST on Lorac’s website. The new palettes include Ocean Sunset, Desert Sunset, & Mountain Sunset! Each palette features 10 shades and will be $42. As you may have been able to tell, the palette names & shade selections were inspired by colors unique to Southern California’s various landscapes and breathtaking sights when the sun sets over them.
We OBV need to talk about the packaging first like…… yes. yes and yes. We LOVE that they chose to switch things up from the previous Unzipped packaging of the first two palettes – these are WAY more beautiful! The outer design is a perfect reflection of the shades contained inside! So cool! Plus, they come with a mirror and that’s a big deal. Does anyone else feel how necessary mirrors are in palettes??
Each palette has a very distinct vibe that we totally dig. Even the names reflect the theme! The Sunset Mountain palette features mostly cool tones & deeper, earthly shades. That Earth shade looks like the perfect medium clay type color and Burnt Sienna would be SO BOMB all over the lid if you wanted to bring in some warmth. Ocean Sunset definitely leans a bit more neutral and contains mostly lighter, softer shades. Sundown is like asking me to swatch it, it looks so creamy and beautiful – imagine layering that with High Tide, ahhhhh. That would be the start to a serious sunset eye look! Some Sandbar in the center of the lid and you’ll match the sky. I think my fav, though, is Desert Sunset. Something about oranges and purples together gets me goinggggggg! A little bit of Sandstorm, that warm orangey brown, topped with Meditation, that incredible purple (it’s shimmery, which is even BETTER), blended out with Dunes would be my GO TO with this palette. But the options are nearly endless, especially if you pick up all 3! Which you should totally do if you haven’t tried Lorac shadows before – they’re truly some of the best (up there with ABH & Colourpop for sure). They are a super powdery formula, though, because they’re so soft & finely milled, so you can often find lots of kick up and even fallout at times but the quality cannot be beat so it is worth the struggle (i’m being dramatic, it isn’t that much of a struggle but you know). At $42, it’s not an incredible value, especially considering the Pro Palettes are only $2 more at $44 but contain 6 more shades (16 shades in the Pro vs 10 in the unzipped). However, the pan sizes are larger in the Unzipped palettes so I suppose they have that going for them. The selling point really is the shade combos though. Which are you thinking of trying?? And have you tried the previous Unzipped palettes?! What did you think??