Urban Decay Naked 3 – £37.00
I’m pretty sure most of us had this beauty of a palette on our Christmas lists this year, me included, and well luckily for me my good friend Tash knew i was looking at this pretty rose gold themed palette & well ask you can tell she is just the best ever!! One day just before Christmas a pretty parcel arrived and inside was this very neatly wrapped Christmas present! – To be honest i did already know what was inside so not opening it until Christmas was a real struggle, Although i must say i think i did very well in doing so! Now even though you have probably read so many reviews of this palette already, i can’t help but throw in my two cents about it, its only necessary!
So first things first the packaging, it comes in a big weighty rose gold tin, which i must say i have no complains about, i know i have read how a few people haven’t been keen on the packaging of the Naked 2 & 3 palettes but i just don’t mind it either way – it also comes with a with a big useful mirror and a duo ended synthetic fibre brush one side of the brush applies on the colour and the other side is great of blending out harsh lines. (like the one in Naked 2) – which i must say is much better than the one you receive in the first Naked palette. Now in this palette you also receive 4 little sachet samples of various urban decay primer potions (not pictured, sorry!) – call me a snob but i think this is abit of a letdown compared with the offering what come with the first two palettes, although you get to try out all four different types of primer potions, the sachets don’t come with a lot to begin with and then after one or two uses they tend to dry up, in my opinion it would of been much better coming with a miniature version of the primer potion like the first naked palette.By now you may have realised that the Naked 3 palette has taken on a rose gold theme, although it still is very neutral based a lot of the colours have a pinky tinge to them (which i do love!). This would be a great palette if you hadn’t tried and was wanting to give one of the naked palettes a whirl. (like me not so long ago) It is the most neutral of all three and it has equal distribution of cool and warm tone eye shadows, where as the first Naked palette took on warmer tones better suited for green/hazel eyes and the Naked 2 took on cooler tones better suited to blue eyes. I think one of the things i love about all the urban decay eye shadows is the quality and their formulation, they tend to be full of pigment and colour, yet soft and really easy to apply and blend – even for beginners!
The colours go a little like this:
Strange – pale neutral pink (matte-satin)
Dust – pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter (metallic)
Burnout – light pinky-peach (satin)
Limit – light dusty rose (matte)
Buzz – metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter (metallic)
Trick – light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle (metallic)
Nooner – medium pinky-brown (matte)
Liar – medium metallic mauve (shimmer)
Factory – pinky-brown (satin)
Mugshot – metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift (metallic)
Darkside – deep taupe-mauve (matte-satin)
Blackheart – smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle (glitter)
Overall, the naked 3 palette is absolutely beautiful, and yes i would recommend you rush out and go buy it, It is just great for creating day time looks and perfect for if you wear neutral based eye shadows on a daily basis. I have created endless looks from this palette and everyday i continue to find new combinations! – it’s great! although throughout this post i feel the word ‘palette’ has become awkward through saying it way to much! Don’t you agree, palette, palette… palette!
So have you got the Naked 3? Or would you like it, What are your thoughts?