Hey everyone! If you read my thoughts on the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, you’d know how much I like it. So, once I got my hands on that one I couldn’t wait to try out the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.
The Naked 2 palette was quite similar to the original Naked palette (which is why I only got the second one), however I was really happy to see that the Naked 3 palette was completely different to the others. Instead of just neutral brown and purple shades, this focuses a lot more on rose golds and pinks as well as purples. Absolutely beautiful!
Like the other Naked palettes, its also consists of 12 shades that are shimmery, satin and matte.
Packaging: A 1.3g tin palette that comes in a cardboard packaging. The palette itself opens upright – on the top half you have a mirror and the bottom half has 12 powder eye shadows and a double sided eye make-up brush, much like the Naked 2 palette.
Texture: As already mentioned, this palette also consists of shades that are shimmery, satin and matte. However, I did notice that there was a lot more fall out with this palette.
Brush: The brush in this palette is also similar to what the Naked 2 palette has. Not the best of quality, however it isn’t the worst either and does the job. One end is a medium sized blender brush and the other is a shorter, more precise applicator brush.
Left to Right:
Strange: A beautiful satin pale pink shade that’s great as a highlighter.
Dust: A highly pigmented and shimmery baby pink.
Burnout: A shimmery dusty rose pink that’s great as a transition shade.
Limit: A light lilac matte shade.
Buzz: A deep purple with a slight shimmer to it. This will make blue and green eyes pop!
Trick: Absolutely gorgeous colour – a highly pigmented shimmery golden rose shade.
Nooner: A deep lilac matte shade – a darker version of Limit.
Liar: An even darker purple shade than Nooner, with a slight shimmer to it.
Factory: A super intense sparkly-metallic deep brown with rose gold.
Mugshot: Another intense metallic shade with a hint of deep taupe.
Darkside: A dirty purple colour that’s matte. Great for defining the crease.
Blackheart: An intense matte black shade with tiny bits of sparkle. Gorgeous colour but has a lot of fall-out.
Cost: Urban Decay is a high end brand so it is on the pricier end. I got this from Amazon UK for about €45.00 – not the cheapest of palettes however you are getting 12 shades with this one. The shades are also highly pigmented so a little goes a long way.
Verdict: The shades in this palette are just beautiful and complement so many skin tones. They’re also quite neutral however the range of colours are more exciting that the typical earthy tone type of shades.
The rose golds and the soft pinks and purples help create striking looks that are also subtle at the same time. It’s good to note that even though there are a mix of finishes, the majority of the shades are shimmery so do consider that before buying.
Just like with the Naked 2 palette, for the price paid, I would have expected some nicer packaging however this is not really an issue for me. Overall, I’m very happy with this palette and think it’s a great addition to any make up collection.