LORAC Unzipped Swatches

I have had the LORAC Unzipped Palette for several weeks now.

The Unzipped palette has ten perfect nude/neutral  eye shadow shades that includes a sample size of LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer. All of the shadows are very flexible in terms of color, so this one will work for a wide variety of skin tones. Nothing is too overly warm or cool. Also, for those of you who love the Urban Decay naked items but dislike the heavy shimmer to them, unzipped includes a number of matte shades that are rather nice, which is why I love it so  much over the Urban Decay options. The quality and pigment of these shadows are also very high. The primer isn’t too shabby either!

The LORAC Unzipped palette comes in a decent enough case. I won’t rave about the look, but it is good quality and does its job.

LORAC Unzipped Palette


LORAC Unzipped Swatches

Below are photos of swatches form the palette.  The shown shades from left to right are Undercover (a matte nude), Unbelievable (pretty copper shimmer), Unattainable (a bronze shimmer), Unconditional (a nice matte fawn that I just love), and Unbridled (a matte merlot).

LORAC Unzipped Palette Swatches


Next up are unzipped swatches from bottom line of the palette in the shades Undiscovered (bright gold shimmer), Unreal (a lovely champagne shimmer), Uncensored (a striking chocolate shimmer), Unspoken (a matte sable), and Untamed (a deep bordeaux shimmer).

LORAC Unzipped Swatches

This is a limited edition item that I suspect will go rather fast! I love it and hope that the whole trend of natural and nude palettes sticks around. I just can’t get enough of them!

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MAC Glitter and Ice Collection Swatches

The 2011 MAC Glitter and Ice Holiday Collection includes a group of Dazzleglass and lipstick shades. Here are a set of MAC Glitter and Ice Collection swatches of just a couple of the shades that are available.

First up are MAC Lipstick swatches of Eloquent air, a cool silver, and Such Flare, a nice vibrant red. The first swatch on the left is a combination of the two. I put the red on first and topped it with the silver, which resulted in a pretty nice berry shade. That can be a great ways to alter a lipstick shade, and using silver is great for my cool skin tone.

MAC Glitter and Ice Lipstick Swatches

Next are swatches of the holiday Dazzleglass in what are essentially matching shades to the lipsticks. As with the lipstick swatches, the first one on the left is a combination of the two shades. She-Zam is the silver and Love Alert is the red.

MAC Glitter and Ice Dazzleglass swatches

The MAC Glitter and Ice Holiday Collection is on shelves now!

You can see more swatches from the collection at Beauty and Fashion Tech.

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2011 MAC Holiday Swatches, Ice Parade Cool Face Kit

The 2011 MAC Holiday Collection includes a number of makeup kits that would be great as gifts. I decided to order one from Ice Parade Collection to swatch that looked like it might also serve a good neutral kit that would be good for traveling. I definitely am not disappointed!

MAC Holiday 2011 IceParade-FabulouslyFestiveFaceKit-Wintercool

The Fabulously Festive Face Kit in winter cool from the MAC Ice Parade Collection brings together a good basic set of neutral shades that would work well for a large number of people. The kit itself is packaged in an interesting clear case with a large silver pocket. It includes three brushes, a lipstick in the shade Hot Gossip, a lipglass in Emancipation, Blush in Mocha, and four eye shadows: Phloof!, Quarry, Dance in the Dark, and Brun.

2011 MAC Holiday Swatches, Ice Parade

Below are swatches of the Ice Parade cool face kit. The photo is taken indoors with flash. I’ll try to get some sunlight photos at some point down the road too.

MAC Ice Parade Swatches

I do really like this kit as an easy to carry kit of basic shades. I could wear these in just about any situation and the palette portion of the set is a convenient way to carry both shadow and blush.  MAC’s holiday kits are always a great ways to get some good MAC brushes as well. I also personally prefer the shorter handle brushes that they include in the kits. This set would be an excellent gift.

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