The famous Naked & Naked 2 palettes have been compared to the Lorac Pro palette all over the beauty world. I'm here today to compare the two palettes side by side to give you an idea of similar and unsimilar shades to help you decide which you want to get or if you find them different enough to purchase both!
Based on the stats alone, the Naked 2 Palette is a MUCH better deal. Even though it is $8 more than the Lorac Pro, you get FULL sized shadows that are each 0.03 oz bigger than the Lorac ones & better extras. Don't get me wrong, I love both palettes, but, don't be fooled by the Lorac Pro being $8 cheaper & have 4 more shades.
material itself isn't prone to getting dirty, mine still is. Both palettes have mirrors inside, with the Naked 2's mirror being larger & taking up the entire space. As you can tell in the photo, the Lorac Pro comes in 2 rows of 8 square shadows. The top row is mattes & the bottom row is shimmers. This is something I prefer over the Naked 2 Palette, the Naked 2 Palette only has 3 matte shades (Foxy, Tease & Blackout) while the Lorac obviously has 8. The Naked 2's shadows are in thinner, rectangles and have a space to hold the brush that it comes with. Neither one of the palettes wins for me on packaging because while the Lorac's feels less protective, it is thinner and easier to store and bring on vacation. Naked 2's feels more protective but is more bulky and thick.
UD Foxy, UD Bootycall, Lorac Nude, Lorac Champagne, Lorac Cream & Lorac White
The 2 light shades in the Naked 2 Palette are Foxy & Bootycall. Foxy is a matte shadow that is a pretty good mach to my NW20 skin. Bootycall is lighter & more pink than Foxy and is shimmery. The Lorac Pro Palette comes with 4 light shades. Nude is a shimmery color similar to Bootycall, but it is more pigmented. Champagne is darker than Nude and is also shimmery. The 2 matte light shades from Lorac are Cream which is similar to Foxy, but more pigmented and less yellow, and White which isn't similar to either of the UD shades, and is a pigmented white. The wear on all these shadows are very nice and seem to last about the same length (UD being a little longer) with out a primer. Also, the Lorac shadows feel much more buttery.
Blacks, Greys & Silvers
UD Blackout, Lorac Black, Lorac Slate, UD Pistol & UD Verve
The first thing I notice when these shadows are side by side is that Blackout from the Naked 2 Palette is much more black than Black from the Lorac Pro Palette. The other 3 shades aren't very comparable, though. Slate from Lorac is a dark shimmery silver. The two silvers from Urban Decay are much lighter and warm-toned than Slate. Pistol is a medium warm-toned shimmery silver & Verve is a light shimmer silver.
Gold & Bronze
UD Half Baked, UD Chopper, Lorac Gold & Lorac Lt. Bronze
Both of the palettes come with a gold & bronze shadow that makes as a great all over the lid color. The Naked 2 Palette comes with the super popular gold, Half Baked. It also comes with a more bronze color, Chopper. They are both shimmery, but, Chopper contains some of the "obnoxious glitter" that falls out onto your face, like most of the UD glitter shadows. From the Lorac Pro Palette is a much more orange gold, creativly named; Gold. I like to pair Half Baked and Gold together to give more demension to a gold lid. Lorac also has a color called Lt. Bronze. It is fairly similar to Champagne & Nude in the earlier section, but, it is darker. Lt. Bronze is the lightest of the gold/bronzes.
UD Tease, Lorac Taupe & Lorac Mauve
Here is the Naked 2 Palette's last matte shade, Tease. I get a lot of use out of this as a crease color. The two medium browns from the Lorac Pro Palette are fairly similar to Tease, however, Taupe is more yellow and Mauve is more purple. They had the same pigmentation so here it's just a matter of what tone you prefer in your crease.
Lorac Pewter, UD Suspect & UD YDK
These were the shades that I couldn't get to photograph 100% true to color. They also look like this in the entire palette swatch down below. From the Naked 2 Palette is YDK and Suspect. YDK is a medium-dark taupe that is very shimmery and reflective. This color is gorgeous! In real life, it isn't as pink as the photo looks. Suspect is lighter and more yellow than YDK and isn't as shimmery, but it still is shimmery. Then from the Lorac Pro Palette is Pewter. Pewter falls in between YDK and Suspect and is more pink than both of them. This shade is more shiny than it is shimmery.
UD Busted, UD Snakebite, Lorac Espresso, Lorac Sable, Lorac Garnet & Lorac Dp. Purple
Just like the light colors, the Naked 2 Palette only has 2 dark colors, while the Lorac Pro Palette has 4. The darkest brown from the Naked 2 is Busted which is a dark shimmery brown with a purple undertone. The other dark shade is Snakebite which is lighter than Busted and has a yellow-green undertone. The darkest color from the Lorac Pro is Deep Purple which really is just a brown with a purple undertone. It's similar to Busted, but, it's darker and less warm. The other 3 Lorac shades are fairly similar. Espresso is a darker brown that didn't apply as nicely. Sable is about the same darkness as Espresso, but it has a red undertone. This one also didn't apply very nicely. Garnet is more red than Sable, and applied more evenly.
Swatches of Entire Palettes
The Lorac Pro Palette only comes with one extra, a mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer (0.17 oz) It is a fairly light skin-toned color as you can see in the bottom swatch (or maybe you can't because my skin is about as pale as the primer) I would say it is a nice primer, however I haven't tried others like UD's Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
The Naked 2 Palette comes with 2 extras. To the right you can see one of the extras, the Good Karma Shadow/Crease brush. You can't buy this exact brush separately from Urban Decay, but, you can buy the Crease & the Shadow brush separately (both $26). The brush isn't super soft, but it's still soft and doesn't shed. I frequently use it when I use the palette, and it can come in handy when travelling.
The Naked 2 Palette also comes with a mini Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Naked (0.11 oz) It's a neutral pink that will look good on any skin tone. It isn't sticky at all & has a minty smell and taste because it is supposed to be cooling and plumping. I do find it cooling, but, not really plumping. It does have a little bit of the tingly plumping feeling, but, it isn't enough to bother people that don't like the plumping feeling.
In the end, if you don't have either palettes and are deciding between the 2, I would go with the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. I feel that all the shadows are consistent with texture and how they apply, most being an easy one-swipe product. The Lorac Pro Palette has some nice shades that Naked 2 doesn't and I like that it has more matte shades, but, some of the shadows didn't apply evenly or where hard to get opaque. Also you get a much better deal with the Naked 2. If you already have the Naked 2, I think it's worth adding the Lorac Pro Palette to your collection. At first glance of the palettes, they may look similar, but, actually there weren't many super close dupes.
I hope this post helped you out!