I’m sure as you all know by now Urban Decay has released yet another addition to their Naked line: the Naked3 palette. So of course since I have Naked, and Naked2 I was practically legally obligated to purchase this as soon as it came out. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to purchase this in the first shipment but I was able to snag it in the first shipment at Sephora, and I was able to use my $20 off $50 purchase coupon with it, so it only came out to be about $35 with shipping and everything. Quite a steal if I do say so myself!
Anyways, I thought since it was a new and quite popular product, that this would be a great item to review for you guys.
The UD Naked3 palette is being marketed as a palette of rosy and pinky neutrals shadows ranging from pale to deep with every kind of finish. I would describe this as a palette of rose and mauve toned shadows, all of which are beautiful. Something very unique about this palette is that all the shadows are brand new. So that means if you own every other palette and shadow UD has made you still won’t have these exact shades (that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find something close though!). This is really rare for Urban Decay, and you’ll know if you’re a collector of their palettes then you probably have at least 5 Half Backed, Midnight Cowboy and other various shades. So here are the 12 new shades descripted according to Urban Decay, all descriptions are very spot on.
Strange: pale neutral pink matte-satin
Dust: pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter
Burnout: light pinky-peach satin
Limit: light dusty rose matte
Buzz: metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter
Trick: light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle
Nooner: medium pinky-brown matte
Liar: medium metallic mauve shimmer
Factory: pinky-brown satin
Mugshot: metallic taupe shimmer w/slight pink shift
Darkside: deep taupe-mauve satin * this one was exceptionally soft and buttery!
Blackheart: smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle)
All shades have the same wear time, which for my moderately oily eyelids, without a primer last roughly 5 hours, with a good primer, I notice no wear or fading. All the matte shades (strange, limit, and nooner) were very soft and pigmented, not at all dry and chalky. The only shades with fallout were Dust and Trick, though with a good base and application of patting instead of dragging the brush can limit the fallout to almost nonexistent.
If you are at all familiar with the packaging of the UD Naked2 palette then you are already familiar with the packaging of this palette. With the release of the Naked2 palette UD stated that the metal, snap closure packaging was inspired by an artists pencil box. I know some people really dislike this form of packaging and prefer the original cardboard, magnetic closure of the first Naked Palette, I actually have no preference, though I imagine that the first palette would be more forgiving if it was dropped, however the newer ‘pencil box’ style packaging is easier to keep clean.
Underneath the row of shadows there is a small pencil sized well that houses a dual sided brush. One side is a small, tapered, synthetic eye shadow brush, and the other side is a small paddle blending brush, which is also synthetic. I’m quite the fan of synthetic brushes normal, but for some reason I’ve never really been a fan of Urban decay’s brushes, they just don’t seem to pick of shadows or blend them the same or as well as natural bristles brushes. Usually I just remove these kind of brushes and set them aside and leave the well empty unless I’m traveling, in which case it’s a great place to store your own brush, or something like an eyeliner.
All of Urban Decay’s palettes are great deals, and the Naked palettes are no different. Each palette holds 12 full sized eye shadows, 1.3 grams of product. At the cost of Urban Decay’s single shadows, $18, getting this many shadows would cost you $216, whereas just buying the palette only costs you $52, which is a savings of $164. And that is just the savings from the shadows alone, I’m not sure how much the brush would be valued at.
A great addition to any avid eye shadow lover’s collection, but also a great starting palette for someone who is just now getting into eye shadow and makeup. I really love this palette and I’ve been reaching for it a lot ever since I bought this!
And now onto the swatches!
Close up of the first six shades
Swatches of the first six shades in the same order as above
Close up of the second half of the palette
Swatches of the second half of the palette in the same order as they are above
Well I hope you all enjoyed this post! Do any of you have this palette, and if you do do you enjoy it? Until next time . . .