LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/11

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Unzipped Mountain Sunset

LORAC Unzipped Mountain Sunset Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes ten shades in a “cooler” set of neutrals with a few less neutral shades. I wouldn’t describe it as a genuinely cool-toned palette, but they were not nearly as warm-toned as most palettes are these days.

From my experience with LORAC’s formulas, the one in the Unzipped Sunset series seemed more like a hybrid between their Pro and Unzipped formula, as the Sunset palettes did not seem to have the same denseness (particularly in the shimmers) as the permanent Unzipped palettes. The mattes, however, were more substantial (less thin) compared to the Pro formula, which also meant less powderiness/sheering out during application.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

LORAC Storm Eyeshadow
LORAC Storm Eyeshadow
LORAC Storm Eyeshadow
LORAC Storm Eyeshadow
LORAC Storm Eyeshadow
LORAC Storm Eyeshadow

Storm

Storm is a medium, golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had opaque color payoff with a smooth, soft consistency that wasn’t dusty in th epan. The eyeshadow blended out nicely and lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

MICA, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163).

Storm
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

LORAC Ametrine Eyeshadow
LORAC Ametrine Eyeshadow
LORAC Ametrine Eyeshadow
LORAC Ametrine Eyeshadow
LORAC Ametrine Eyeshadow
LORAC Ametrine Eyeshadow

Ametrine

Ametrine is a medium, rosy mauve with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and was buildable on the lid. This shade seemed to fade slightly after initial application so it appeared more muted and less metallic. The color (from there) stayed on well for seven hours.

Ingredients

MICA, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163).

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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01/02

LORAC Mahogany Eyeshadow
LORAC Mahogany Eyeshadow
LORAC Mahogany Eyeshadow
LORAC Mahogany Eyeshadow
LORAC Mahogany Eyeshadow
LORAC Mahogany Eyeshadow

Mahogany

Mahogany is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. The eyeshadow had good color coverage that applied evenly to the lid. The texture was smooth to the touch but was thinner and more firmly pressed in the pan, though I would not have described it was stiff, as it blended out without issue. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

MICA, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

LORAC Earth Eyeshadow
LORAC Earth Eyeshadow
LORAC Earth Eyeshadow
LORAC Earth Eyeshadow
LORAC Earth Eyeshadow
LORAC Earth Eyeshadow

Earth

Earth is a dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. There was nearly imperceptible shimmer strewn through it that I could only detect in the swatch image but not in person. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and blendable, while it yielded opaque pigmentation that was easy to apply to bare skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

MICA, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163).

Earth
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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01/02

LORAC Blackout Eyeshadow
LORAC Blackout Eyeshadow
LORAC Blackout Eyeshadow
LORAC Blackout Eyeshadow
LORAC Blackout Eyeshadow
LORAC Blackout Eyeshadow

Blackout

Blackout is a muted, blackened green with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Again, there was barely-there shimmer throughout the eyeshadow that wasn’t noticeable in person. It was richly pigmented and had a velvety texture that was soft, blendable, and easy to work with, though it appeared less greenish in practice. This shade wore nicely for seven and a half hours.

Ingredients

MICA, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163).

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

01/02

LORAC Stone (Mountain Sunset) Eyeshadow
LORAC Stone (Mountain Sunset) Eyeshadow
LORAC Stone (Mountain Sunset) Eyeshadow
LORAC Stone (Mountain Sunset) Eyeshadow
LORAC Stone (Mountain Sunset) Eyeshadow
LORAC Stone (Mountain Sunset) Eyeshadow

Stone (Mountain Sunset)

Stone (Mountain Sunset) is a light peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, while the consistency was smooth, soft, and more substantial than most LORAC matte eyeshadows so it never felt thin and did not sheer out too readily on the skin. The eyesahdow started to fade on me after seven hours of wear.

Ingredients

MICA, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163).

01/02

LORAC Cliffside Eyeshadow
LORAC Cliffside Eyeshadow
LORAC Cliffside Eyeshadow
LORAC Cliffside Eyeshadow
LORAC Cliffside Eyeshadow
LORAC Cliffside Eyeshadow

Cliffside

Cliffside is a soft, golden brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly on bare skin. It felt soft, smooth, and moderately dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

MICA, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163).

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

01/02

LORAC Burnt Sienna Eyeshadow
LORAC Burnt Sienna Eyeshadow
LORAC Burnt Sienna Eyeshadow
LORAC Burnt Sienna Eyeshadow
LORAC Burnt Sienna Eyeshadow
LORAC Burnt Sienna Eyeshadow

Burnt Sienna

Burnt Sienna is an intense, medium-dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, almost cream-like consistency that was denser but not firm or stiff to work with. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

Ingredients

MICA, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163).

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

01/02

LORAC Graphite (Mountain Sunset) Eyeshadow
LORAC Graphite (Mountain Sunset) Eyeshadow
LORAC Graphite (Mountain Sunset) Eyeshadow
LORAC Graphite (Mountain Sunset) Eyeshadow
LORAC Graphite (Mountain Sunset) Eyeshadow
LORAC Graphite (Mountain Sunset) Eyeshadow

Graphite (Mountain Sunset)

Graphite (Mountain Sunset) is a dark, grayish taupe with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. There was that imperceptible shimmer in it that I could see in the pan and in close-up photos but not in person. The texture was thinner with moderate dustiness, and it was reflected in the sheer coverage. I tried to build this shade up, but I was not successful–even over primer. It lasted for six hours on me.

Ingredients

MICA, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163).

01/02

LORAC Smoke Signal Eyeshadow
LORAC Smoke Signal Eyeshadow
LORAC Smoke Signal Eyeshadow
LORAC Smoke Signal Eyeshadow
LORAC Smoke Signal Eyeshadow
LORAC Smoke Signal Eyeshadow

Smoke Signal

Smoke Signal is a muted, medium-dark blue with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color payoff with a moderately dense texture that was almost cream-like and quite smooth. The eyeshadow applied evenly to bare skin and stayed in place well for seven and a half hours.

Ingredients

MICA, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163).

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I am so torn about this palette. I received last night and tried (twice!) to do my eyes with it today. No matter what placement I used, it turned into a borderline muddy smokey eye on me. (To be fair, I think that is more my eye shape and amount of lid space than anything to do with the quality of this palette.) The colors individually are gorgeous though! (Speaking of Lorac, if anyone missed the OG Mega Pro 1 palette, Lorac is releasing a limited run on their website on July 28 starting at 9:00 am PST and it is $59.)

Thanks Christine! I have never needed to use primer with Lorac (one of the only eyeshadow formulas I can do that with) but I might try that. Since Mountain didn’t work, I have been wearing the Desert Sunset all day and it is divine!

I feel like the formula is the same across the three Sunset palettes but isn’t quite the same as the original Unzipped palettes… so interesting that Desert Sunset worked for you fine but not Mountain Sunset!

I suspect it’s a case of my body chemistry doing weird things, much like how it turns all of Tom Ford’s Orchid perfumes into a smell similar to a zombie rolling around in rancid fruit. 🙁 At least Desert works for me! 😀

Oh no! I was scrolling down, so happy to see Lorac doing well, getting out of their comfort zone with some colors in purple/green/blue, then I hit Graphite 🙁

I’m really glad to see Mood Exposure getting love. That blush is amazing. It looks wrong for me in the pan, but I put it on my skin and it transforms into magic

Sometimes if I’m going to swatch one brand’s lipsticks all in a go, I’ll try to use their products for the rest of the face… but I remembered how much I loathed their eyeshadows, so it just ended up being the cheeks, haha.

I do believe that had it not been for Graphite rating an “F”, this palette most likely would have graded a solid “A”. And I would have readily bought it, too. I actually love this softer shade combo sometimes instead of my usual!

This is so pretty for the Fall. Love the look you did. Ametrine, Earth, Blackout and Smoke Signal are very pretty. Shame about Graphite.

Mine arrived today. Didn’t swatch as an F, more like. C… but tomorrow will tell, when I use it. It’s kind of remarkable that a palette with an F shade can turn out overall to get a B+. Maybe the F can be minimized by using it as a crease shade, just to get a little depth. Smoke Signals is surprisingly good. I had Nicole’s problem with UD N1, and every other brown based palette, except kvd monarch. Palettes can be tricky that way. Sometimes underblending works, sometimes not.

This is actually a lovely little palette with some gorgeous and different shades to all the oranges, reds and pinks of late. It’s a shame that graphite was such a dud, because otherwise it would have been really great. I love Mahogany and Smoke Signals the best.
A beautiful eye look Christine.

You know, I just got this but I actually like graphite because it can be used over another shade for gradual, subtle deepening without overdoing it like I might be prone to with a more pigmented dark… but I’m one of those weirdos that liked carbon too (for the same reason/purpose) hahaha

Such a terrible shame when an otherwise good, bordering on impressive palette (quality-wise) is killed by a single shadow. How does that happen?

This is really pretty (despite having one dud). I would have totally gone for it, if not for the fact that i already have dupes of all the colors. As always, thanks for your thoughtful review!

I think this is the one of the collection I want to get. Graphite does look like a terrible eyeshadow, but that is the colour of powder I like to use to fill in my brows on a natural day! So I think this would end up being a palette where I could realistically use every colour. Thank you Christine as always for your wonderful reviews!

My local Ulta finally got the three Lorac Sunset palettes in stock and I was able to play with the testers. I got this Mountain one and am happy to say that the Graphite in my palette is very pigmented with amazing coverage. Love the whole palette so much; only wish I had the coin for all three!

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