Friday, 20 December 2013

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette review

When I first heard that Urban Decay was making yet another variation of their Naked palette, I honestly pondered what neutral shades they could possibly include that they haven't already covered yet. With the first Naked palette housing warmer, gold toned shades and Naked 2 taking the cool toned end of the neutral spectrum, Naked 3 is a collection of rosy, pink wearable eyeshadow shades. I must admit the appeal of having rose gold (my favourite metallic hue) on my eyes is what drew me in, even though I was sure I didn't need anymore neutral eyeshadows in my collection. Firstly, the twelve eyeshadows comes in a hard tin-like container much like the Naked 2 palette which I prefer to the first velvet case, it clicks shut and is much easier to keep clean. The eyeshadows are very pigmented, creamy and easy to work with. There are a total of two matte shades included. For me this is a good balance in an eye palette as I generally only use matte shades to blend and as a transition colour so the two mauvey browns Limit and Nooner are perfect. Strange looks matte in the pan but when swatched, has a definite pearlescent sheen to it. It's a really nice subtle brow bone highlight colour. Burnout, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, and Blackheart are all gorgeous shimmery shades that are a dream to apply and don't look overly glittery on the eyelids. The darker shades in the palette steer more towards taupes and don't really have visible pink undertones but they are lovely colours all the same. My least favourite shades are Dust, Buzz, and Trick which are all super sparkly and look amazing (reminds me of Stila's Kitten eyeshadow) but are rather flecky in consistency which makes them harder to apply and get an even coverage on their own. Also these three do fall out a little under your eyes (especially the glitter). I am a little disappointed in this as I feel the previous Naked palettes had shades like these that were a better formulation. They are still really good eyeshadows but I just find that I reach for them less day to day when I need to get my make up done quickly. Overall I think this is a great palette with colours that should flatter most skin tones (I have yellow undertones and surprisingly it works really well), the pink shades are something a little different in a neutral selection and is great for those who want to experiment away from the usual brown eyeshadow but don't want to worry about working with bright colours. You can get the Naked 3 palette here.

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  1. Ooh, thank you for this review! It was informative and to the point (I simply can't sit through a 20 minute video review). I rarely use eyeshadow (if I do, it's the Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes palette) but now my fringe is shorter I might test out some. There's not much point doing anything with my eyes if my fringe is masking most of my eyelid!
    Can you tell that I'm justifying buying one of the Naked palettes by saying that I will use it enough aha?
    I'm still undecided though! I'm conflicted between this one and the Naked 2 one! xx

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    1. If you're not overly fond of pink I reckon the Naked 2 would be the safe bet for cool skin tones, plus all the eyeshadows in that palette are a better consistency I think!

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  2. Great review! I will always be partial to the matte shades of the first palette though

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    1. The first palette is still my fav too! x

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  3. and cool color xx
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  4. Great post :)

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  5. amazing post!! Do you want to follow each other? let me know!

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  6. great post! would you like to follow eachother?
    xx
    daniella
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  7. great review, the colors look really nice.
    xx http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  8. This look like such a great palette x
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  9. I've been contemplating whether to get this palette after hearing such rave reviews and not having purchased any from the collection I was unsure but I think i'll take your comments on board and maybe purchase the first one :)
    thanks for the useful info x

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  10. Not going to lie. SO jellybelly I don't have this palette yet! can't wait to get my hands on this!

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  11. I've been wanting to get one of their palettes for a while! This new one is gorgeous

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  12. This looks so pretty! I wouldn't have a clue what to do with it though haha xxx

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  13. this is my favorite packaging out of the 3
    xx
    daniella
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  14. I love the other naked palettes, I so need to get this one! The thought of rose gold on my eyes sounds amazing to me too!

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    xx

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  15. These are amazing shades! How awesome!

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  16. Great review Andini. I wash Urban Decay was sold in Australian stores!

    Lauren xx
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  17. great review! thanks for sharing your thoughts...I have been dying to get the Naked 3 palette ever since I heard it came out! eek now im excited

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  18. great review and pictures. I'm new follower :) if you want please follow me http://annydmakeup.blogspot.it/

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  19. thank you so much ria for this great review! :D
    i got a yellow skin tone and still so confused which palette to buy..
    any recommendation? :p
    thanks!

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  20. I wear pink/purple shades so much so i'm debating on whether to buy this or not. Ah decisions decisions! Haha. Great review lovely. Must say you're the first post i've come across where I can see the colours really well.

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  21. I have tried all the Naked palettes and really like the Naked 3 palette. I have found it was ideal for daytime daily use. Here's a video I posted on how I use them: http://youtu.be/H9TmDbe4lpA

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