Lorac Pro Palette {vs. Urban Decay’s Naked Palette}

I LOVE my Urban Decay Naked palette (review here), but often wished it had more matte shades. My wish has come true with Lorac’s Pro palette! It comes with 8 amazing mattes and 8 beautiful shimmer shades! A total of 16 super soft shadows with great color payoff. Love it!

LORAC PRO PALETTE $42. (Available at Sephora or Ulta)

“Go PRO with the LORAC PRO Palette! Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this PRO artistry palette is packed with 8 Shimmer and 8 Matte Eye Shadows in all the shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the Red Carpet. LORACΒΏs velvety-smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanicals and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO. PRO Palette Contains 16 Eye Shadows and a Mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer for stay-true color that lasts, a PRO must-have!”

Mattes

  • White is a creamy white. My least favorite color. A bit too white for my taste.
  • Cream is a very pale pinky beige. Amazing highlight without the shimmer.
  • Taupe is a great deep beige-brown similar to Buck from Naked. The perfect natural contour color.
  • Lt. Pink is a very pale pink that instantly brightens the eyes.
  • Mauve is a subtle mauve. So pretty.
  • Sable is a reddish brown.
  • Espresso is a deep dark brown.
  • Black is a true black.

Shimmers

  • Nude is a frosty pale pink similar to Sin from Naked.
  • Champagne is a sparkly pale beige pink (also) similar to Sin from Naked.
  • Gold is a shimmery copper.
  • Lt. Bronze is a medium pinky bronze. Love this color.
  • Pewter is a dark plum chocolate much like Hustle from Naked. My favorite color from the palette.
  • Garnet is a deep reddish copper.
  • Deep Purple is a super deep purple. Almost looks black with a beautiful purple shimmer.
  • Slate is a deep shimmery gunmetal.

SWATCHES

LORAC PRO vs. URBAN DECAY NAKED

The Lorac Pro palette is amazing (!) but let’s see how it compares to my (all time favorite) Urban Decay Naked palette. Here’s the breakdown.

  • Color Payoff: Both are great.
  • Consistency: Both have great consistency and are super blendable but the Lorac Pro has a softer, creamier texture.
  • Packaging: The Lorac Pro palette feels more compact. The Pro palette is flatter but a little bit taller (see photo below). I was never a fan of the Naked palette’s tiny mirror so I really appreciate the large mirror that the Lorac Pro comes with. Both have the same type of magnetic closure.

  • Similar Colors: Below is a photo of the 2 palettes side by side (Top: Urban Decay Naked. Bottom: Lorac Pro). I’ve highlighted the 4 colors that are very similar to each other.

Swatches of the similar colors (3 shimmers & 1 matte).

FINAL THOUGHTS…

Do I recommend the Lorac Pro palette? 100% YES! I’ve been using it more these days than my Naked palette which is saying a lot.

Which palette do I recommend more?… Honestly you can’t go wrong with either one. Both have great colors, color payoff, and consistency. The main difference in my opinion is the number of matte shadows. Urban Decay’s Naked has 2 mattes (Naked & Buck), while Lorac’s Pro has 8 mattes. So my simple answer would be… If you love shimmers, go with Naked ($50). If you love mattes more,Β  go with Lorac Pro ($42). Or, if you’re like me and love eyeshadows…Β  just get both! πŸ™‚

Β Do you have the Naked and/or Pro palette?! What are your thoughts?!

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27 Comments

  1. Tina
    July 16, 2015 / 9:01 am

    Love your reviews, they were very helpful. Have you tried or heard of Zoeva? Their Rose Golden and Cocoa Blend palettes are just beautiful. I think we have a real battle here. If possible, can you please do a review on them as well? Thanks so much.

  2. D.
    June 30, 2015 / 12:51 am

    gyah thank you for this! i was on the fence about UD’s Naked, but knowing that Lorac has more mattes has really sold this one for me. thanks again!

  3. Linhnguyen
    October 10, 2014 / 2:50 am

    I’ve been reading your posts on different palettes like Lorac, Naked, Nude tude, etc., and I dont know which one to pick. Your amazing posts make me want to buy all of them but unfortunately I cannot.

    I’m Asian and I’m looking for both everyday look and occasionally glamorous look. Which one should I go with?
    Thank you!

    • October 11, 2014 / 10:27 pm

      I think you will be happy with either the Lorac or the original Naked palette. Those are my go to palettes for everyday and for those special occasions πŸ™‚ Let me know what you decide to go with! I’d love to see photos on Instagram. Just #prettygossip!!!

  4. September 9, 2014 / 11:31 am

    Interesting comparison.
    I have Lorac Pro and I adore it. I guest I could do without Naked for now, but it is so pretty!

  5. July 9, 2014 / 12:18 am

    Thanks so much for the review…I have been hemming and hawing! Now I feel like I can make a decision!

  6. July 8, 2014 / 8:07 am

    I’ve heard different reviews on the Lorac Pro shadows. Some, like yours, say the shadows are much more buttery and creamier, but other say that their textures aren’t consistent and it’s hard to get some of them to become opaque/don’t apply evenly. Do you experience these problems? Or are the shadows just as easy to apply as the Naked ones? Thanks!

  7. May 24, 2014 / 2:31 am

    your review was extremely helpful for me to make the decision πŸ™‚ i dont have both of them and i want to buy the lorac pro palette first πŸ™‚ thanks!!

    • May 26, 2014 / 11:30 pm

      Thanks for you comment. Both are great so you really can’t go wrong with either of them… just preference. Please visit again soon!

  8. February 24, 2014 / 10:08 am

    Best comparisons ever! Thanks

  9. caryn
    January 6, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    Thanks for all your posts on the UD Naked palettes. You’ve been SO helpful as I obsess over which to get. I got the UD Naked Basics and feeling totally unsatisfied. I’ve noticed it seems to disappear after a few hours even with primer on. I love the colors in the Naked 1 and 2 but really wanted more matte shadows. I looked at this one and passed it up thinking that the UD was the superior quality product but it’s good to know you like it just as much (if not sometimes better). I think I’m going to return the UD Basics to Ulta and pick up the Lorac one. Thanks again!

  10. Julia
    April 14, 2013 / 6:38 am

    Thanks for this comparison!!!! It’s the best one I have found so far for comparing the two palettes!!! Im definitely going to be checking out the Lorac PRO Palette during my next makeup run πŸ˜‰

  11. March 26, 2013 / 3:04 pm

    It’s difficult to get Lorac in Singapore. Our local Sephora dont stock the brand. But i got it eventually after searching over mountains and valleys! Haha, juz kidding! I was lucky i found an online beauty store which carries the brand. It was always OOS!! I didnt get to see or feel the palette prior to buying. It was through reading reviews like yours. And boy, I am really glad i bought it. I use it more then my 3 UD Nakeds. It’s a totally awesome product and the mattes are really creamy and great for office. I adore blogs like yours. Thanks for giving product reviews for consumers like me. It really helps a lot.

    • March 26, 2013 / 4:01 pm

      Thank you for your kind words and so glad you like it!!! Please visit and comment often! xo

    • Serene
      April 15, 2016 / 9:33 am

      Hi there!! Could you tell me where can I buy the Lorac pro palette in Singapore? I can’t find any online stores that has the brand.

      • April 15, 2016 / 6:18 pm

        So sorry, but I’m not sure where to buy in Singapore. Maybe some of the other pretty gossipers know?!? Please comment if you know!

  12. March 12, 2013 / 7:02 am

    What!! Lorac shadows are even creamier than UD? Sounds like a dream – also a matte lover so will def. check this out. Awesome review.

    • March 13, 2013 / 1:41 am

      It’s really a great palette if you need shimmers AND mattes in your life. Thanks for reading and commenting. Hope you’ll visit soon.

  13. Lea Medeiros
    January 22, 2013 / 3:13 pm

    I have the Lorac Color Me Couture palette and LOVE it, so I’m glad they came out with a more diverse eye shadow palette. I’m definitely looking forward to getting my hands on it. If I do I’ll let you know what I think πŸ™‚

    • January 23, 2013 / 2:27 pm

      I think you’ll love this one too! it’s really a great palette. πŸ™‚

  14. January 22, 2013 / 7:11 am

    Great review! Since I like mattes more Lorac would be my choice. I just hope that my Sephora store will carry it soon since I want to see it before buying. πŸ™‚

    • January 22, 2013 / 10:25 am

      Unfortunately most Sephoras don’t carry the full Lorac line of products in store anymore. You might have to just order it.

      • dushyanthi
        April 17, 2013 / 9:13 pm

        I rarely leave comments but from 1 makeup junkie to another- ur blog ROCKS!!!!!!!!

        • April 17, 2013 / 9:55 pm

          Thank you so much for your comment. I really appreciate and hope you’ll visit again soon!~ If you have suggestions, please let me know! πŸ™‚

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