Thursday, November 21, 2013

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Comparisons (Naked, Naked 2, Naked 3)



Hey guys! I'm sure a few of you are wondering with this new Urban Decay Naked 3 palette release if it's a worthwhile purchase. As this is their third in the Naked series, I feel like it's pretty important to see how this one compares to the previously released Naked and Naked 2 palettes.

Right off the bat you can see that the Naked 3 has an overall rose gold theme with 12 eyeshadows in a gorgeous, wave-textured tin case.




Each palette has 12 shadows generally flowing from light to dark. The current selling palettes all come with a synthetic eyeshadow brush (Naked is single-ended while 2 and 3 include dual-ended brushes).

Generally speaking, Naked has mostly warm neutrals, Naked 2 is in the neutral-to-taupe range with more drastic light and dark shadows, and Naked 3 is distinctly more pink with a lot of mid-to-light shades. Naked 3 in particular has no copycat shadows in any other collection, which is nice for the eyeshadow collector.

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So should you buy Naked 3 if you already have 1 or 2? 

I personally feel that Naked 3 is the most different from the previous Nakeds and neither of the other palettes have significantly overlapping shades with this one. In contrast, I do feel that Naked 1 looks most flattering on warm, yellow-undertoned skin while Naked 2 looks most flattering on cool-to-neutral skintones and you don't necessarily need both 1 & 2. To me, Naked 3 is a new range of everyday wearable shades that would be "naked" only on pinker-skinned gals but still beautiful and office-appropriate for everyone else.


Dupes?

- There are no repeat shades in Naked 3.
- The highlight shade (#1) is matte and light which is fantastic in use. (N1 is shimmery, N2 is darker)
- The darkest shade (#12) is not close to anything in the other Nakeds. (N1 is charcoal, N2 is matte black)
- Trick (#6) is similar to Chopper (N2) and Toasted (N1) but less buttery and pinker.
- Factory (#9) is the lighter, pink-overtone cousin to Busted (N2) and Hustle (N1).

All in all, no real dupes here.


Final Thoughts

I'm personally a sucker for rose gold and found it to be really pretty on my skin. The shades don't read as too cool like some taupes may do and the pinky matte shadow (Limit) works great as an transition color in this shade range.

My one gripe is that I wish Naked 3 had another light satin color to pop on the lid like Half Baked (Naked 1 & 2), Sin (Naked 1), or Verve (Naked 2).  Dust (glittery light pink) seems like it would be good but it isn't highly pigmented and applies a bit crumbly with fallout due to the high amount of glitter. Many of the shadows stay in the medium range which is a little disappointing for someone with a medium skintone where they blend in too much.

Still, it is a beautiful palette and a great value at $52. There are no shades too close to Naked 1 or 2 so if you already have one of those then this palette will complement those colors nicely. If you are brand new to the Naked line I would recommend getting Naked 1 or 2 first before diving into 3 unless you know you love and wear pinks more than any other neutral.

You can find my previous Naked palette reviews & swatches here:
Naked 3
Naked 2
Naked (original)
Naked Basics

Naked 3 is available now at urbandecay.com and will be available at Sephora and Ulta in December.

Readers, what do you think? Which Naked Palettes do you own? Will you be picking up 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. 





64 comments:

  1. i loved naked 3 ...Hi From Turkey ...http://mervelil.blogspot.com/

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  2. Augh, this palette is so pretty! T-T I really want it, it's absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the comparisons! <3

    Junniku blog

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  3. The colors are very similar...the next one should have brighter colors. RoRo’s World

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    1. Naked means nude or neutral...

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    2. They wouldn't name it Naked if it were bright colors. Naked=neutrals.

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  4. oh this looks great, I pray that it's also available in germany ♥

    http://voyagevoyagelamonde.blogspot.de/

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  5. Pretty palette but definitely not for me! Too many pinks I would never wear. I think Naked #1 is still my fave :)

    atelier zozo

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  6. i love all of these palettes, even the naked 3 and im not a pink wearer!

    zofia xo
    littlemisspradaxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Everything is so beautiful. I love these palettes!

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  8. Love the compilation this way u can see which shades u like from each, so far from 1, just 4 from 2 just 5 ,and from 3 just 8 and one for the brows.

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  9. are you going to do a makeup look with the naked 3 palette? anxious to see it!!

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    1. Definitely! I might do a holiday makeup look since the pink tones are so pretty and would look really nice with a deep lipstick. :)

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  10. naked 3 is still my favourite from the comparisons

    yukluistyle

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  11. I have Naked 1 and the basics palette. Thank you for this Jen, so helpful~

    LIVE.IN.LOVE

    ~

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  12. Naked palette 3 looks super pretty! But I still love the 1st one more than the others though :D

    Bella / everythingaboutbella.blogspot.com

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  13. I think it I had to pick, I would go for naked 1!

    BIFFSQUIGGLED

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  14. Out of all these palettes, Jen which one is your most favorite?

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    1. Naked 1 is my favorite! It's not that the other ones don't have colors I like, it's just that the ones I use most (warm neutral mattes) are in Naked 1. :)

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  15. Which Naked palette would you recommend for a very tanned, warm undertoned skin?

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    1. Naked 1 is great for warm undertones!

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  16. how many shades blend in too much for medium toned people? assuming we're just using a brush and not taking any extra lengths such as using a base color? thanks!

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    1. For me, 2 shades (#5 & #6) are TOO medium toned. Shadow #3 shows up but I wish it were lighter and shadow #4 blends in but that's good since it's matte and a good transitional blending shadow. Hope that helps!

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    2. thanks! that helps. i believe i'm only 1 shade lighter than you (i wear MUFE HD in 120) so it sounds like including the crumbling #2 dust, there's 4 shades that's not lovable. might have to sit this one out...

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  17. Hi Jen, I love eyeshadow and I had Naked, Naked 2 and sure I will get Naked 3. Thanks for this post. Should I get it now or wait till december, hic.. I can't wait...

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  18. Hi Jen, I loved them all!
    They are similar but different :) Which Naked palette would you recommend for fair skin?

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    1. I have the same question. I don't own any Naked pallets & I am very fair with reddish brown hair & brown eyes? Which pallette would you recommend?

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  19. Hi jen, thanks for the review:)
    Ive got monolids but my eye lids are quite puffy.
    I havent bought any naked palette since ive already got quite a few brown tones.
    But im interested in naked 3 and im not sure would it suit me since ive got puffy eyes:s

    Look for ure prompt reply and advices:)
    Thank you jen xxx

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  20. Seems that Naked 3 is not for me, since I'm not into pink toned eyeshadows. Thanks for the comparisons, Jen!

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  21. I've always thought that eyeshadows with pink undertone would make the skin look even more pink if you have pink undertone in your skin. So that's not the case? :)

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    1. It can depend on the coolness of the pink. Warm, rosy-gold pinks can make all skintones look glowier, but cooler pinks near the eyes can have the potential to look sickly. Naked 3 has warmer pinks and won't pull more pink out.

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  22. Thanks for the review! I was going to pass since I love my naked 2 palette but it looks different enough when swatched to make me want it. :)

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  23. Thanks for the review! great, the pink toned eyeshadows look romantic and sweet!

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  24. Hello!
    I really don't know if I should buy it, Because of the OMG, EXPENSIVE! price..... maybe UD should think of some kind of... discount?

    Also, nice blog! Can you tell me how you did like the little icon thing that shows up beside your website bar (that little box where you type in an web address) Thx

    Lin,
    fashionandstylewonderland.blogspot.com
    PS: Please check out my blog : )

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  25. Wow the swatches are beautiful! But I've never used the Naked Palettes so maybe I should try Naked 1 first! What do you think Jen??

    http://happilylingfish.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Naked 1 or 2 is definitely the best place to start!

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  26. Thanks for the swatches! Great comparison!

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  27. Thanks for sharing the great comparisons!

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  28. Thank you so much for the gorgeous review Jen! The pinks look so lovely but I doubt they'll show up well on my medium skin... I'm probably a shade or two darker than you and I feel like the colors already barely showed on your arm :( can't wait for your tutorial though! These kind of pinks can make eyes look so sweet and gentle if one can pull it off. Sorry for a totally unrelated question, but what is a good tightlining product you would recommend? I've tried all the ones that people rave about like UD 24/7, MUF aqua eyes, bobbi brown, but they all transfer to my lower lid horribly and I'd look like a panda by midday > <

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  29. I need this now! Hope it arrives in the UK soon!

    eviesstyle.blogspot.com

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  30. Hi Jen! I got naked basics months ago and I'm OBSESSED with it - I literally use them 5 days/wk. I really want to get a N1 or N2 - and somehow from the swatches I keep feeling I have the repeat color EVEN I'm sure there must be small difference here there. I kinda battle between N1 or N2...and fav N1 a little. Any suggestion? My skin tone is similar as yours.

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    1. Naked 1 is my favorite and it's also slightly warmer than the shades in Naked Basics (as well as a ton of other beautiful satin-finish shades) so I think you will really love it!

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  31. i have the naked 2 palette and i use that one a lot.. i really like it. i haven't tried the 1 either. you think that one looks better on asian skin?

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    1. Naked 1 is my favorite on warm complexions (which most Asians fall under) and it's my personal favorite!

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  32. wow the naked 3 palet is beautiful the packaging is gorgeous too. I have the naked 1 and 2 I want the Nkd 3.

    http://lauramakeuply.blogspot.fr/

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  33. Hi Jen, I'm a Chinese frm Malaysia and would like to get one of these. But my concern is I don't wear makeup often. So is N1 suitable for me? The colours seems quite heavy for N1 and 2.

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  34. I just got my N3 palette yesterday (eeeek)! I have a very fair complexion with cool/pink undertones. Strange (the leftmost color on N3) blends in with my skin exactly, to give you an idea of what I'm working with. I can confirm this as my long-awaited answer to the majority of the shades in N1 being too warm for my skin tone. The N2 wasn't quite right for me either; a friend of mine with a fair but warm skin color swears by this one, though. I am very satisfied with my purchase!

    And just a tip for those high-fallout glittery shadows: apply wet. Dip your shadow brush in a bit of water, pick up your color and go!

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  35. Hai Jen I would like to tell you that you are my inspiration. My name is Jean ^-^, from Indonesia *sorry if i have bad english*. I found your youTube channel recently, and i love it. I am not really know about beauty and make up, but i know how to do simple make up for myself. But I learn a lot from you especially about beauty brand. *I never know about urban decay before*.

    So in 1 month you inspire me to buy naked, naked 2, naked basic, UD eyehadow primer potion, UD cannonball and i will find a way to buy naked 3. I also decide to write a blog http://pinkbeautyheart.blogspot.com/ , i hope you can read my first post there cause i mention about you.
    I loved beauty things but i never confident with my skill. And your channel teach me a lot.

    I just want to said keep doing what you do now, cause you might don't know, but you inspire many girls to be more confident.

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  36. kmcosmetics.net has the naked 3 in stock! Last week i tried to buy one on urban decays website but ofcourse it was sold out and the people on ebay selling them for over 100 is crazy! got my palette today and it is GORGEOUS!

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  37. Thx Jen, I really enjoyed all of your tutorials...very helpful. I love the Naked palate

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  38. This blog was really helpful thank you so much! I recently purchased 1 but am debating if I should purchase 1 or 2 since Sephora has the holiday rewards cards haha
    http://ramyun-pie.blogspot.com

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  39. Thank you this lost is the most helpful and informational post regarding the Naked 3 palette I have found yet!

    http://youarebeaut.blogspot.com/

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  40. Hi Jen! Love your blog and youtube channel! Please please please upload a tutorail using this palette!! I loved my naked 1 but I have puffy monolids and yellow undertone, so I am super uncertain about whether I should get this palette.

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  41. i am a huge fan of rose gold too :)

    http://allthatshelovess.blogspot.in/2013/12/natural-makeup-removers.html

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  42. I really want to buy one of the naked palette and this post has been a huge help. Think I may go for the naked 3 palette now xx

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. Thanks for this review! I've been using my Naked 2 for about a year now and just got my Naked 3 today as a present from my boyfriend. I cant wait to try it out and hopefully it will look good on me!:)

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  44. thanks for this review I lack the number 2, but I la1 and 3 and I'm fabulous!
    I also advice to take the 2?

    I expressed my opinion on this can you tell me conse do you think?
    http://www.uncaffecongiulia.blogspot.it/2014/02/getting-naked-again-naked-3-palette-ud.html

    bye dear, see you soon

    GigiZ by
    Un Caffè con Giulia

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  45. I love all three palettes!!! I hope to buy my own soon!!! Hope they'll still be available!!
    Thanks for the wonderful swatches.....now I know what they look like!! So easy to mix and match!!!

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  46. the next palette is called electric and has every high pigment tone imaginable such as blue, green, purple, red, yellow...etc. comes out in summer.

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  47. Hi Jen,
    As someone who is on a budget and knows next to nothing about makeup (I wear mascara only), would you recommend the Naked Basics palette or the first Naked palette? I'm just looking to do a basic every day eye makeup that is simple and easy.
    Thank you for all of your makeup tutorials and I look forward to seeing more! Love everything you do here on your website!

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    1. Honestly you could go either way but my recommendation would be to splurge on the full Naked palette because there will never be anything missing for any neutral look you may want to do over the next few years. Naked basics will cover you for now but mattes are more difficult to work with in general and there isn't as much range in what you can do. Hope that helps! :)

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  48. Hi Jen, I'm obsessed with urban decay makeup (but I can't buy it very often - I'm a student!) and I was just wondering whether the naked 1 or 2 palette is the best all rounder for neutral shades? I've got medium-olive skin and I want to be able to do simple eye make up for starting work. Basically just want to get a really good value palette that I can wear all the time!
    Thank you so much for all your reviews and tutorials! x

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    1. The original Naked is my recommendation for most people! It has the colors I love using everyday the most. :)

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  49. I'm struggling between vice 3 and naked 3, I have similar skin tone to you any suggestions? Thanks! (;

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