Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share the much anticipated review of the brand new Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably already know that the Naked line is not just Urban Decay's strongest offering, but it's a concept that has been duped by nearly every major makeup company out there so it's nice to see UD expanding it to fit a wider variety of preferences and skintones.
The packaging is quite similar to Naked 2 which is very sturdy and snaps shut. Inside the case are 12 all brand-new eyeshadows and a well for the shadow brush as well as a large mirror.
Strange / Dust / Burnout / Limit
Buzz / Trick / Nooner / Liar
Factory / Mugshot / Darkside / Blackheart
Here are my own short descriptions and a mega close-up of each shade:
Strange: matte beige with slight pink undertone
Dust: very shimmery, pale peachy-pink with glitters
Burnout: satin pinky-peach
Limit: pink-tan matte
Buzz: satin rose with tiny microglitters
Trick: pinky-copper shimmer with microglitters
Nooner: cool matte taupe
Liar: satin pinky-mauve
Factory: satin warm brown
Mugshot: satin taupe
Darkside: satin plum-taupe with a lot of depth
Blackheart: sooty, matte dark chocolate with copper glitters
This being such a pink-heavy palette, I had a few reservations as to how wearable this set would be on very warm skintones but I actually found it to be quite flattering on. Will it be more dynamic and "naked" on someone with blue eyes and pale skin? Possibly, but I would not rule out this looking effortlessly pretty for every skintone as well. The difference is that 50% of this set gives a distinctly pink look versus calling it a truly naked palette. I actually get tons of requests for everyday pink looks so it just depends on color preference.
For those who already own a Naked,
I'll have a blog post up soon with side-by-side comparisons of all 3 Naked palettes and a run down of how they differ. No worries, I gotcha so keep checking back! ;) Comparison blog post is up here!
Naked 3 will be available
later this month (no exact date yet) now for $52 at urbandecay.com and at Sephora and Ulta in December.
Readers, do you love pinky-neutrals? Will you be picking up the Naked 3? Let me know in the comments below!
Disclaimer: This post contains product provided by the company's PR for consideration. For more information please see my review policy.