I wanted to put up some Holiday Gift Guides this week, but something unexpected popped up. That added to all the Thanksgiving preparations has made it virtually impossible to finish what I was working on. But, I did receive my Naked 3 Palette from Urban Decay yesterday, so I thought I would do a post going through the shades and showing you just what it has to offer instead! I haven’t actually had a chance to use the palette yet, so this is not really a proper review, but a nice peek at the colors nonetheless. Anyway, let’s get on to the fun stuff and see what Naked 3 has in store!!! 🙂
We’ll start with appearances. It’s gorgeous (of course!). It’s packaged must like Naked 2 in a metal tin and contains 12 shadows, a dual-ended brush and a sample-size set of all 4 of their Eyeshadow Primers. The pink-based hues are packed in rose gold that has a wave-like texture, as well as an embossed logo. The texture kind of reminds me of rumpled satin or something. It very pretty, relatively compact and sturdy.
Now on to the fun part – the shadows!!! 🙂
Now for some swatches! I tend to be a light swatcher and some of the lighter shades are a tiny bit washed out from the light, but you get the general idea.
The first shade is a matte pale pink-toned white called “Strange.” Very pigmented and great quality!
Next is “Dust” which is a rather chunky light rose pink with lots of micro-glitter. It swatched kind of chunky with a lot of fallout.
Then we have “Burnout,” a pretty, slightly metallic rosey pink. This color actually looks almost identical to “Dust,” but without the fallout and the sparkle. The color looks pretty close.
“Limit” is a matte rosey pinkish-brown. It would be a beautiful transition shade. Love this color! 🙂
“Buzz” is another slightly metallic shade. I guess I would call it a medium mauve or rose. Very pretty, and I think quite wearable!
Next up, “Trick!” “Trick” is a gorgeous sparkly peachy-rose. This shade looks phenomenal when swatched.
Next is another matte shade called “Nooner.” It is a medium brown with a pinkish tint. Also very pretty and would be great for deepening the crease. It reminds me of “Swiss Chocolate” from MAC…well, the way I remember that shade because it’s not in front of me.
Then, we have “Liar,” which is a slightly metallic medium brown with a touch of rosy pink. It makes me think of a rose bronze if that’s a color! 🙂
“Factory” is one of the more neutral browns. It is a medium-dark brown that looks kind of standard, but is still quite pretty. I would say it has a satin finish when swatched.
Next is “Mugshot,” which is also more on the neutral side of brown. It has a slightly metallic finish and is a medium-deep tone.
Then we have “Darkside.” This shade is a chocolatey brown that is almost matte when swatched. It’s probably really a satin, but it seems almost matte to me.
And finally, there is “Blackheart,” which is a either a super deep brown, or black with reddish micro-glitter. The glitter doesn’t show up too much when swatched, which will actually probably make for less fallout, so it’s all good in my book! 🙂
The colors are all really pretty and this will probably end up being my favorite of the Naked Palettes, but I’m sure it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Do you need it if you have the others? Absolutely not, but it’s a beautiful addition and adds some stunning new shades to the neutral family! To see how it stacks up, I photographed all three together. Naked 3 is on the Top, with the Original Naked on the left and Naked 2 on the right. You can see that there is a definite difference from the prior Naked palettes – it is clearly much pinker in tone.
There is also a dual-ended brush included, also like Naked 2. One end is a flat shader brush.
The other end is a fluffier blending brush or something that could be used for a sheerer wash of color. It’s a pretty decent quality brush that’s definitely worth keeping, unlike so many other palette brushes!
The Eyeshadow Primer sample packets are pretty generous sizes, but I’m not a fan of how they are packaged. There is certainly enough product to test each one out though. There is a packet of the Original, Eden, Sin and the new Anti-Aging Primer.
Overall, I think I will be very happy with this palette. You can never have too many neutrals in my opinion, and these shades, though pink-based, are still stunningly beautiful neutrals! If you have either of the other palettes, you certainly don’t need this one, but it is a wonderful addition and I think it is a necessity if you tend towards warmer shades like I do.
The Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette retails for $52 and is currently available (though sold out last I checked) from Urban Decay, and will soon be available in Sephora and Ulta stores as well.
I hope you enjoyed this look at the Naked 3 Palette and I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday season!!! 🙂 And congrats if you actually made it this far! 😉