So I thought I would write a post comparing two of my favorite palettes, the original Unzipped, and the Unzipped Gold. I hope this post can help anyone trying to figure out which one is right for them!
This is the original Unzipped palette. Sorry for how dirty it is, it is obviously very loved. I had this palette for about 5 months before buying the Gold. I can say that overall, I recommend this palette over the other one. It is much more cohesive and can create so many different looks, both subtle and intense. I have close up shots below of each shadow, and I will talk a little about how I like to use them.
I don’t reach for this color that often honestly because it can get a little chalky, but when I do, I like to put it right under my brow bone.
This is one of my favorite colors of the group. It is so hard to describe. It is a super pinky rose gold that looks so beautiful swept all over the lid. Whenever I use this palette, I find myself reaching for this color.
This is another one of my favorites for all over the lid. It looks much more subtle and slowly on the lid, and it blends so beautifully into so many different colors.
This shade is the glue that holds this palette together. It is such a stunning dusty rose, and it pulls all of the colors together when put in the crease.
If we are being honest, I am terrified of this color. I want os badly to create a red sparkly smokey eye, but as of yet I am resigned to putting a touch of this in my outer corners.
This shade is best for the inner half of the eye, with a darker brown or bronze smoked out. This is a pretty dupable shade, but it fits great into the palette.
This is my favorite color to put in my inner corner to brighten up whatever look I put together. It is pretty icy so I don’t like using it all over my lid.
This is the best color for the outer v of the eye. It instantly deepens up any look, and transforms it from day to night.
Another awesome crease shade. The two mattes in this palette are so amazing, that is why this palette works so great.
Another shade I am scared of, but I have dug into this one much more. I pat this lightly into my crease and on my lower lash line.
This palette is not nearly as usable to me as the original, but I still love it.
Like in the original, this one shade is pretty chalky, so I only use it under my brow bone.
This is a beautiful all over the lid shade, and also looks great combined with deeper pinks.
This is an almost spot on dupe for MAC’s Melon loose pigment. It looks so pretty patted onto the center of the lid to create a halo look.
This shade is pretty meh. Its just too dark to be a universal crease shade, and too light enough to put in the outer v.
This is another color I find uninteresting. Its nice for the outer v but I have this color in a million other palettes.
This shade is a great dupe for MAC’s Nylon eyeshadow. I really only use this as an inner corner highlight because it is so white.
This is a classic bronze gold shade. It is very versatile and is one of the better shades in the palette.
Though I prefer the original Unzipped, this shade is my favorite out of both palettes. It is a stunning, strikingly intense true gold. It is like sticking gold foil directly onto my eyelids. I wish I could buy this as a single shadow because I would in a heartbeat.
Back to another uninteresting color. I do love cool toned browns like this, but it is such a common shade it’s hard to be excited about it.
I want to love this shadow because the color is so beautiful, but the chunks of glitter ruin it for me. They don’t stay on the eye, they migrate down my face and get stuck in my lashes. No thank you.
Look at that gold. Look at it.
Anyway, let me know if you have either of these and if you have both which one you like best. Thanks for reading!