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

Posted on January 22, 2013

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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. LORAC¿s 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,  go with Lorac Pro ($42). Or, if you’re like me and love eyeshadows…  just get both! :)

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

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In this post: Lorac Pro Palette $42: Available at Sephora or Ulta
Urban Decay Naked Palette $50: Available at Sephora