Review: Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette

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If you’ve read my reviews on the Naked palette and the Naked 2 palette, then you’re already aware of how obsessed I am with the “Naked” range of products Urban Decay has put out. After much speculation, Urban Decay decided to put out a third installment of the “Naked” palette, focusing mainly on rose-hued neutrals (which includes mattes, shimmers and glitters). Like the other two palettes, the set up of the Naked 3 palette is the same. This palette is filled with 12 never-before-seen shadows and a double-ended brush. Each of these shadows are infused with UD’s special “pigment infusion system”, which blends ingredients to give you the perfect shadow that is velvety in texture, rich in colour, blends easily and stays on your lids for hours. Like the other palettes, this has been created so that you can create subtle daytime and extravagant nighttime looks. I picked this palette up merely because I was extremely impressed by Urban Decay and the other Naked palettes, plus the colours looked extremely gorgeous!

My Verdict?

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This has to be one of my go-to palettes for situations that start with the question “What the heck will I do with my eyes?”. As always, Urban Decay does not disappoint with this palette at all. First of all, the quality of these shadows are incredible. If you’re an avid reader of this blog, then you already know my obsession with Urban Decay eye shadows and why I love them. They’re seriously one of the best out there. The texture of these shadows are incredibly smooth and super blendable. They’re buttery soft to touch, including the glitters, and it glides on your lids perfectly. Also, there’s no fall out from these shadows. I find that with glittery/shimmery shadows, you have to always be careful when applying because you don’t want the shadow to be all over your cheeks. But with these shadows, I had no problems like that whatsoever. Second of all, the pigmentation of these shadows are amazing! With one swipe, you get a great deal of colour. You can also build the colour up without it looking cakey, which is important for creating specific types of smoky eye looks. The colour selection is also pretty. The rose-hued shades look gorgeous on any skin tone and each of these shadows can be worn alone or with one another. Thirdly, the packaging is super adorable. It’s a metal hinge case, like the Naked 2 palette. It comes with an enormous mirror. Lastly, I love that there’s a good mixture of mattes, shimmers and satins. This makes the palette super versatile and easy to use for transitional makeup looks. All in all, this is one amazing eye shadow palette that I think every makeup addict should own. It sells for $64 (CDN) and includes a double-ended brush (which is seriously the only eye shadow brush I use now) as well as a packet of one week’s supply of 4 different primer potions. I got mine at Sephora but you can pick it up at any Urban Decay retailer!

The Colours

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  1. Strange: Pale matte-satin pink (I use this as a base & highlight for the brow bone)
  2. Dust: Light dusty pink micro glitter (love this in the inner corners of the lids)
  3. Burnout: Light pink shimmer/satin (amazing as a base for a smoky eye, can be paired with any eye shadow)
  4. Limit: Matte dusty rose/mauve (perfect as a transitional colour in the crease)
  5. Buzz: Metallic rose shimmer with silver microglitter (can be used on its own with a dark liner)
  6. Trick: Light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal microsparkle (I love this shade for nights out)
  7. Nooner: Medium pinky-brown matte (I use this shade all the time for my crease no matter what eye look I wear)
  8. Liar: Medium metallic mauve shimmer (this is the perfect base for a dark shimmery smoky eye)
  9. Factory: Pinky brown satin (this is great in the outer corners, perfect for lining the lower lash line)
  10. Mugshot: Metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shimmer (this is one of my favourite colours in the palette because it’s so unique)
  11. Darkside: Deep taupe-mauve satin (perfect for a smoky eye)
  12. Blackheart: Smoky black matte with rosy red microsparkle (this is the best eye shadow UD has put out. Period.)

 Happy Shopping Dolls! x

Pros:

  • Amazing quality of shadows
  • Versatile palette, cute packaging
  • Great longevity on the lids, buttery smooth, blends extremely well
  • Beautiful colours

Cons:

  • None at all

Rating: 10/10 (If you already don’t own this, then what are you waiting for? Seriously, this has to be one of the best eye shadow palettes I own)

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6 thoughts on “Review: Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette

    1. I know! This is one of the prettiest palettes UD has put out! I can’t wait for the Smoky Palette though! Thank you so much for reading, I really appreciate it! 🙂

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