Sunday, January 26, 2014

Makeup Review: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Okay, so this palette was pretty much at the top of my Christmas list last month.  I was dying to have it and I couldn't wait to play with all the new shades.  I was a daily user of the Naked 2 palette, and as a lover of all things pink, the Naked 3 was after my own heart.
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I'm not one to use darker eyeshadow shades.  While I know how to blend, the "smokey eye" looks absolutely horrible on me.  That may also be the reason why I don't own the original Naked palette.  The last four shades in the Naked 3, while gorgeous, I have been too scared to even try.  The Blackheart shade actually has red flecks of glitter but it's just too dark for my extremely light skin tone.  I may experiment with the three deep browns in the future, but I've stuck mostly with the remaining eight shades.

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My favorites are definitely the Buzz and Dust shades.  I love a light rosy hue with lots of shimmer.  I had a conversation with Jessica (who also owns the Naked 3) and she mentioned that she wished Buzz were a little darker.  I have to agree.  All the shades I've tried tend to show up lighter on the lid than they show on the palette.  It's a little disappointing but not a deal breaker.  Like all Urban Decay eyeshadows, they last all day without reapplication.  At least the quality of the product hasn't been compromised :).

So what's the verdict?  Well, I'm still a daily Naked 2 user (mainly for my eyebrows).  While I love the new shades, I just don't think they match up to the previous palette.  Maybe I just need to play with it a little more but I'm leaning strongly towards the Naked 2.

Do you own the Naked 3?  What do you think?




  1. Thanks for this great and honest review, I have yet to try either. Hope you're well sweety.

  2. this look likes a nice Palette!

  3. I have store credit with money for Naked 3 from Christmas so I'll be getting it sometime. I really like the pink-y shades. You can definitely use those darker colors though! Just try them on the very outer corner of your eye and blend into the lighter ones. They won't turn out as dark looking after you blend them out.

  4. I love the palette and I agree with your completely. I didn't think I would like the darker colors, but they actually work insanely well with the lighter shades. If you blend them together, they create a really nice middle color of the two. I've been using a white eye shadow pencil under the pinks and it works so much better that way. Also I was thinking of doing a post just like this. We're on the same wave length, always!

  5. I love Naked 3! The only other naked palette I have is the basics one so I really don't have much to compare it too but I really love it!

  6. I honestly didn't even know Urban decay made eye shadows! But their primer potion is absolutely the best and I use it every day. The eye shadows look like great tones though, and I would absolutely try them out (especially if they are as good as the primer potion).


  7. I want. this palette. I don't have any of their full palettes, just the Basics one and I use it every day. I'd like the original Naked palette, too. I just can't condone the prices!

    xo Ashley


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