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Friday, December 13, 2013

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Review

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette


Yes, like the majority of the beauty loving world I have caved and now own the rather beautiful Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. The question on most peoples lips are do I need it? Truthfully if you already own the first two Naked palettes or any other neutral eyeshadow collection then the answer is no. What the real question should be is can you resist it? Nope.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

As you can see the packaging for the third naked offering is more akin with Naked 2 - a large, weighty tin like palette that in my opinion wears better with time opposed to the velveteen offering that was the original Urban Decay Naked palette. A little part of me is hoping that sooner or later Urban Decay will repackage said palette to match its younger siblings. Much like Naked 2 inside the palette is a great duo ended synthetic fibre brush which I personally rather like - one packs on the colour the other blends out harsh lines. You also receive four sachets of various Urban Decay Primer Potions - honestly I don't know how I feel about this, I mean the palette isn't cheap at £37.50 and as the other two Naked offerings came with a more substantial mini product I do feel a little let down. Sure you can try out all four primers once maybe twice but as they are a sachet they will dry out quickly once open and truthfully don't contain enough product for you to gauge a real opinion. A mini primer potion like the original palette contained would have been much better. The Naked 3 palette also offers a well sized mirror and it goes without saying as this is a tin style container it is fairly robust.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Okay enough grumbling and on to what shades are inside and what to expect in terms of formula.
As you may have noticed by now the third Naked instalment has taken the rose gold route with many of the shades have a slightly pink tinge. Yes the palette is neutral and fairly suit all but where as the Naked palette had plenty of shades to make blue/grey eyes pop, the second Naked looked wonderful on brown eyes this time around green and hazel toned eyes are in for a treat. All the mauve based shades will really allow green/hazel eyes to dazzle. Oddly I would say that Naked 3 is the most neutral of all three palettes it has an equal distribution of both cool and warm toned eyeshadows and for that reason alone I would recommend it over the other two as your first Naked purchase if you have yet to dip your toe into such waters.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

The shade line up is as follows:

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Strange - Very light pink, almost beige (matte) - a little powdery/chalky but well pigmented with a soft texture. One of the better matte eyeshadows I have experienced.

Dust - Light metallic pink (metallic) - a little prone to product fall out I recommend applying with a damp brush, not the most pigmented of the bunch but great for the inner corner highlight.

Burnout - Almost peachy pink (satin) - smooth, soft, silky with great colour pay off.

Limit - Pale dusty rose (matte) - great for evening out skin tone on the eye lids and as a gentle wash of colour, a little powdery but other than that no complaints.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Buzz - Metallic light rose gold (metallic) - silky soft with brilliant colour pay off a joy to apply, although somewhat glittery this does not affect the texture.

Trick - Warm pink peach (metallic) - same formulation as Buzz above.

Nooner - Medium pink brown (matte) - the name makes me cringe but there is no denying that this is a brilliant finely milled matte eyeshadow that applies wonderfully and has great pigmentation.

Liar - Cool toned rose gold (metallic) - the same texture as Burnout only this was slightly more pigmented.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Factory - Light toned mauve (shimmer) - applied similarly to Liar above only I would say this had a slightly drier texture.

Mugshot - Metallic taupe (metallic) - soft, buttery, silky soft texture with amazing pigmentation no complaints what so ever!

Darkside - Deepest taupe (matte) - perhaps the driest textured eyeshadow out of the palette but nothing a good primer can't solve. On the plus side it does offer great colour pay off.

Blackheart - Almost black with red glitter accents (glitter) - again it has a slightly dry texture which may be due to the glitter, it is a little prone to product fall out but much like the other shades it has brilliant pigmentation.

So yes the Naked 3 palette has been hyped up to death and I imagine blog feeds up until mid January will be full of reviews (sorry not sorry) but in my humble opinion it is a great palette especially if like myself you wear neutral toned eyeshadow on a daily basis. The beauty of Urban Decay eyeshadows is their formulation - they tend to be soft, easy to apply and blend, offer great pigmentation and when teamed with a primer last all day long even on oily lids. All in all a huge thumbs up from me.

My new question is will there be a Naked 4 palette? I'm betting on yes and holding out for a pastel coloured offering or even an all matte palette (yes I know we have the Naked Basics but something grander). What do you think?

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

You can find the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette via House of Fraser and on their counters now - link
and on the 16th of December it will be rolled out nationwide.


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34 comments:

  1. Your review hasn't helped my lust for this ;)

    Danniella x | www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  2. I got it and yesterday I tried to use the eyeshadow wet: best idea ever.

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  3. Great review... so good^_^

    www.beautyfrontline.com

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  4. I have this on my Christmas list and threw into conversation with my mum when she head into London yesterday that it was available - just in case she was interested in having a look herself of course!

    Fingers crossed it's under the Christmas tree.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  5. I have this and I love it! Did I need it? Of course not! But it's so pretty! I agree I think there will be further palettes, maybe a brights collection?? xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  6. Something that really annoys me about the Naked palettes or anything else that is ridiculously expensive is how badly the eyeshadows are actually put in the tin! Your Burnout looks so wonky! :( x

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  7. All these naked 3 reviews just makes me need one even more! :D
    Flashes of Teal

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  8. This is awesome! I've been looking at reviews/thinking about getting the naked 4 (thats if I can find it somewhere), for awhile now. Love that it will look good with green eyes!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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  9. I love the colours but im not to sure if i want this because ive got the others but then again this is pink based :p

    www.andrewjamesblog.com

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  10. I don't own any of ud palettes but because I'm in love with shades they put in naked 3 I had to order it :-D :-D gorgeous.

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  11. I can't wait for my palette to arrive. Buzz looks gorgeous!

    Kah-Feh Yen

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  12. I can't handle the perfection of this palette and as a makeup artist I have to say when I first saw it I thought of bridal makeup and how handy this will be for those type of jobs!

    Just perfect!!

    xx

    http://analeote.blogspot.pt/

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  13. Well mine is in the post, according to the email today, and on reading this excellent review, I am looking forward to receiving it even more! Having always had a penchant for the rose gold shadow (a colour which goes particularly well with my steel grey eyes) I think that this will be the UD naked palette that will steal my heart. Well done again for a really top notch review.

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  14. I bought this yesterday and I'm in love!

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  15. Nooner phaha what a name, I caved also and bought this palette not because I needed it but because I wanted to jump in the bandwagon and felt I was missing out lol. All pretty shades, I am always rather disappointed with the matte shades for some reason. I wonder if they will do a naked four, I'd love an all matte palette but with a better texture a little more buttery.

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  16. I've pre-ordered and can't wait for it to arrive!!!!

    http://ambertypes.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  17. The only thing that's bugging me is that the price of this series seems to be going up every time they release a new one? wasn't naked 1 like £34/35? then naked 2 was a quid more, now... I know it's a quid or two but it annoys me. What justifies such a paltry increase? At least with 1 to 2 the tin packaging was different but what are we paying an extra quid for now? the textured lid?

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  18. your swatches came out a lot more pigmented then I've been able to get any from my palette! I think I'll have to keep playing around! x

    morerebe.com

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  19. This Naked 3 Palette has lots of lovely shades but I think I prefer the Naked 2.
    Great pictures and post!

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  20. Trick and Mugshot - YUM!

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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  21. Wow, I'm definitely craving this in a major way. Such a versatile palette. Thanks so much for the helpful swatches! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  22. blackheart ,limit and nooner very good <3 :)

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  23. I was skeptical at first and thought what's the point, but I actually really love it! Beautiful pink tones!
    www.lost-in-wonderland.co.uk

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  24. I really want to try this palette!!

    Victoria ♥
    http://victressvic.blogspot.com/

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  25. I really want this pallet, I added to my Christmas list but I think they are sold out:(

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  26. I'm in love! Can't wait fot it to arrive at portugal...

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  27. Such neutral everyday wearable shades..Loving it but not it's price though :/

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  28. This is such a good review, the swatches and descriptions of the shades are really helpful. I don't own a Naked palette but am seriously jn love with this one, the metallics are gorgeous!

    Heather xx

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  29. Thanks so much for the close ups, and the close up of the brush.

    For naked 4, I am wondering about blues (silver blues, darker blues) and/or purples, but we shall see.

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  30. Love the look of the palette and your review has been really helpful :) Wish I'd have asked for it for Christmas now but will definitely save up for it! xx

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  31. I been loving your posts. This palette is just a beaut! It's definitely worth hype as it's so pretty.
    I have a funny story about how I got mine. http://weegiewonders.blogspot.co.uk/ :)

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  32. This looks so nice! Think i'd particularly like the right hand side of this

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  33. This palette is everything. I love it. It's a must-have.

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