|UD Naked 3 on top; Lorac Unzipped on bottom|
|Urban Decay Naked 3 in indirect light|
|Urban Decay Naked 3 in direct sunlight|
|Urban Decay Naked 3 in indirect lighting again. I would like to point out the fact that, yes, I did swatch over my tattoo. That should help give people an idea of how dark Blackheart actually is.|
|Lorac Unzipped in indirect lighting.|
|Lorac Unzipped in direct sunlight.|
This is mainly for my sister, Brittany. She texted the other day asking which palette she should get and since she didn't like my answer of "Both!" I thought I would try and be a helpful sister by swatching the two. At first glance, they do seem to be very similar, but as I told her, they are actually different. Sometimes it's a subtle difference, but it's a difference nonetheless. Naked 3, despite being touted as a "rose gold" palette, is NOT, in my opinion. I own rose gold jewelry and the metal doesn't look like anything in UD Naked 3, except for one eyeshadow: Trick. That being said, though it is a beautiful, neutral, pinky-brown-taupe palette that definitely leans cool, whereas the Lorac Unzipped is undoubtedly a true rose gold palette with very warm tones.
I can't say which is "better" or which I would prefer, since I obviously own both of them. I think they're good for different things. Naked 3 is very springy and Victorian romance (because I'm a history nerd), whereas Unzipped has more of a beachy/summery feel with golds and bronzes.
If price is a factor, consider this: UD Naked 3 has 12 eyeshadows (0.05 oz each) for $52 vs Lorac Unzipped has 10 eyeshadows (0.39 oz each) for $40. I'm not a mathematician, so this breakdown is more for the people that like numbers... I just look at pretty colors and go from there. :)