Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches
Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette ($52) is the latest and greatest shadow palette in the Urban Decay Naked family! The Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette is packed with twelve (0.05 oz each) full size Urban Decay Eyeshadows and includes a dual-ended brush plus they even give you a week’s worth of samples of each of their popular Primer Potion Primers (four total samples) with your purchase.
The Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette is becoming highly coveted by beauty junkies do to the rose gold element of the shades as well as being called the “cooler nude” palette of the three Naked Eyeshadow Palettes.
Here’s a peek!
Naked 3 is beautiful inside and out! It comes in the same metal pencil case that the Naked 2 came in but this time it’s a rose gold casing with a wavy indent along the top. The interior has a generously sized mirror and a dual-ended Good Karma Brush for application and blending. I know many expressed loving the dual-ended 24/7 Eyeliner that the original Naked 1 came with but I actually prefer the brush! It’s soft, shed-free, and has two sides I can use to create a variety of looks. I have so many brushes but really all I need is a blending brush and an eyeshadow one and this includes just that.
The palette is gorgeous, did you really think otherwise? The shadows are pigmented with a soft, easy to blend formula and almost all of them applied and wore extremely well. Urban Decay has a way with eyeshadow and these shades pair up beautifully together and just work. Add to the fact that the mattes are just as soft and buttery as the satins and shimmers and you have a great palette. The worst offender in the palette was Dust. It was such a pretty shade and I was so excited about it but it has a lot of glitter and ends up falling out crazily. That glitter means I’m not seeing as much pigment from the shade as I hoped for. Aside from this I felt all the other colors were quite excellent!
I’m unsure if I’d called Naked 3 the cooler palette. There’s still a lot of warm in this palette and it seems to be broken down into soft rose gold nudes with a few browns, taupes, and even plums thrown in. The first seven shades are very dedicated to a cooler, brisk look. These are the roses, the creams, the beiges, and the plums. Move down the palette to the last five shades and you’re getting more bark, chocolate, taupe, and darkened plum (Blackheart like the polish). I think yes, cooler skin tones are going to find a lot to like here but darker ones might feel like half the palette might not necessarily work for them but honestly, I’ve never been one to limit what I can wear on my eyes and none of you should either!
If you’re talking about the naked eye I think Naked 3 probably embodies that look the most out of all three of the palettes. Sure, naked could mean that perfect brown smoky eye which is mostly what you saw from Naked 1 and Naked 2 but Naked 3 takes the naked eye to a whole other level!
All in all the Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette is packed with soft, easy to blend shadows with plenty of pigment (and not a ton of chunky glitter or shimmer by the very way). This is well worth your fifty bucks and is an absolute must have for fans of the Naked Collection!
It’s stunning to say the least.
Below I created a rather basic look but I’ll follow up with some other looks shortly. I used Buzz in my crease and a bit of limited all over my lid and Strange to highlight my highbrow!
And it gains a Muse Approval.
I’ll be following up with Naked 1, Naked 2, and Naked 3 comparisons shortly. I haven’t yet compared all three palettes but will do in a post shortly.
It launches later this month (I suspect Cyber Monday or maybe Black Friday!? We shall see) at urbandecay.com and will become available in December from retailers like Sephora, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Ulta, etc…
So tell me, honestly, will you be adding the Naked 3 Palette to your collection?
I mean you can’t just own Naked 1 and Naked 2 and NOT get 3 right?
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