Review Lorac Unzipped Eye Shadow Palette is A+

Lorac Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette + Mini Primer
Purchased at Sephora
Price – $40
*Recently it’s also available at Ulta

Let’s end the month of May with a Bang!
This precious palette has been a coveted favorite of mine this month.
It’s everything I looked for in a great palette from pigmentation to texture to package …this is it 🙂

Loraz Unzipped Palette Snapshot Review:

This a absolutely, hands down, amazing palette from Lorac Cosmetics.
I think out of all the different high-end and drugstore neutral palette this is my favorite.
I find that this set is very similar to Lorac’s baked eye shadow collection line.
It was strong pigmentation and silky smoothy buttery texture.

What it is

The Lorac Cosmetics Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette has 10 creamy eyeshadow shades.
It comes with 6 shimmery + 4 matte shadows + 1 Lorac eyeshadow primer

The packaging is amazing for traveling. I took this with me on my carry-on to Mexico.
It’s very slim, the eyeshadow pans are the size of quarters (easy to use) and comes with a mirror.

Swatched on watercolor paper without Primer

This is just for white color background reference.
The colors do lean towards more neutral or nude look.
They would be prefer for work, school and professional environments.

Swatched on arm without primer

This is the full set from Top Row to Bottom Row, Left to Right.

Swatched on arm without Primer ( Top Row)

I can’t possibly rave enough about how excited I was to see that Lorac came out with this formulation.
The shimmer and pigmentation is very close the Lorac’s Little Black Palette (baked) without the bulk.

Undercover – Matte White
Unbelievable – Shimmer Rosy Brown
Unattainable – Shimmer Walnut Brown
Unconditional – Matte Light Brown
Unbridled – Matte Plum Brown

Swatched on arm without primer (Bottom Row)

Did I mention there’s little to no fall out!!!
The matte colors are so pigmented and silky without being chalky.

Undiscovered – Shimmer Gold
Unreal – Shimmer Rose Gold
Uncensored – Shimmer Deep Brwon
Unspoken – Matte Brown
Untamed – Shimmer Deep Dark Brown with Gold Flecks

Overall, I’ve been using this palette non-stop for 2 weeks and I say get it!
At one time they said this palette was limited edition so I really recommend picking it up.
Lorac eye shadows don’t get much hype but they sure do deserve it!

p.s. the mini primer is nice too.

What Sophie Buys – Makeup Haul

So I don’t know what it is about hauls but I always find myself being such a sticky beak.
I’m always interested in seeing what is trending, what people are buying and why they are buying it.

Anyways, these are some recent purchases I’ve made in last 3 months.
Maybe it would be interesting to you to.

Sephora Lorac Unzipped Palette – This use to be a Sephora exclusive but I think you can get it at Ulta now too.
Anyways this palette makes me a very happy girl! It showcases Lorac super pigmented, smooth texture eyeshadow and it has a array of both shimmery & matte shades. I’ve been using it all week and I adore it! More to come!

Anastasia Brow Pencil in Brunette – This is random but I won it on a Facebook Anastasia giveaway. I haven’t used it yet, I don’t know when I will but nevertheless I have it.

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream – Is one word – Amazing! I got this with my Birchbox points because I’ve been looking for a new hydrating cream. This cream has a lovely scent, light, hydrating and overall been great for my skin.

Limited Edition Sephora Mini Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface & Bronzer – This was a sweet deal at the Sephora checkout counter. The duo was $15. I would recommend it for the blush alone because it’s really refreshing pink color.

E got me some Bunny stickers from Ichiban Kan – so very cute!

TheBalm Nude’tude Palette – I’ve had my eye on this palette for some time but it’s rather hard to get because most stores don’t stock TheBalm. I used my Birchbox points and snagged this one. TheBalm has 2 version of this palette’s background – nice / naughty. I wish it was the naughty palette but I suppose that’s a bit risque. I will be doing a review of it soon. But from preliminary swatches I think it’s very pigmented, buttery texture and looks like a winner.

It’s a rare find these days for excellent customer service.
I went to the Body Shop with the full extent of returning some items that didn’t suit me at all.
However, I came out with 3 more. The lovely store manager @ Powell Street, San Francisco, CA help me pick out some new stuff to try after a quick consultation. Oddly, I had never even seen these products before. I’ve been using the Vit E scrub and I really like it. It doesn’t dry out my skin, sensitive but I can still feel the beads at work. I’m trying out the toner. Lastly, I love the Vit E moisture cream but that’s always been a staple of mine. Go Vitamin E! 100% Guarantee!

Vit E Intense Moisture Cream
Vit E Cream Exfoliater
Tea Tree Toner
@ The Body Shop

More goodies from Ichiban Kan which is similar to Daiso so prices ($) – yay for me!
Ichiban Kan Small Eye Shadow Brush
Ichiban Kan Large Eye Shadow Brush
Cute Pencil Case which I’m going to use to hold brushes, other side is mesh
*From Target, ELF Studio Eye Shadow Brush – dense, firm, I’m excited for this one!

@ Ichiban Kan
@ Target

Limited Edition Summer Collection – Sonia Kashuk Brushes
So it’s true I got suckered in by the adorable summer print. However, I’ve always been curious about SK brushes because they are sold at Target and so affordable (sets $10-20). I’m testing these out so I’ll tell you more later.

@ Target

Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV
It’s dangerous right now because it seems like Urban Decay has been having a lot of things on sale that I want to try out.
I was drawn to the book of shadows because it was half priced, nice variety of shades, and cool packaging (though you can’t see it in this photo). I really like the shadow colors – Lost & Bust for their pigmentation and texture.
It also comes with a portable speaker, mini perversion liquid eyeliners, primer potion and mascara!
I got my Hautelook but they are still on sale for $29 on their website and I saw at Nordstom Rack.

@ Hautelook
@ Nordstrom Rack

Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette
I’ve been staring at this packaging for ages. If you don’t know now, you will soon enough…I’m a sucker for cool packaging.  I got this off EBay but you can buy it from Urban Decay site for $13 (super on sale). Anyways, I think this is a great alternative for portable Urban Decay Naked 2. It has similar cooler toned neutrals. The colors are pigmented, smooth and very travel friendly. The set also comes with eyeliner/lip gloss.

@ EBay