Thanks for joining me today as we head to the final & last lap of the ‘NAKED’ run! Today we’ll be joined by none other than the greatest & most-coveted eyeshadow palette from the Urban Decay Naked Line…
*Please check out Part I & Part II of the ‘Naked’ series by clicking on the links*:
I’m not going to bore you guys today or give you a novel-like description, instead I’m gonna try & keep it crisp & to-the-point. So let’s see!
Once again, Urban Decay has given some thought into the packaging of the Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette & made it look more ‘Girly’ & flirty….the basic tin-like case has been replaced with a GORGEOUS rose-gold (tin) case with a wave-like patten on it, which in my opinion has taken this palette to another level completely…making it so ‘vanity-display worthy‘!!!
The closure is the same as Naked 2 palette (hinged), plus the dual ended eyeshadow brush is also featured in this palette. You get the standard 12 shade collection in this baby & I’m glad that they’re all new shades (well-done UD!).
Coming on to the shades/colours- The Naked 3 leans more towards ‘cooler’ tones & is kind of on the ‘pinky/rose’ side of the shade spectrum. However, I’d like to add here that this palette DOES offer you a fantastic selection of browns, taupes, soft golds & even plumps all thrown in there so you can create a HUGE array of looks with just this one palette- be that a smokey eye or a rose gold look or a daytime look or even a shimmer-heavy, sultry night out look!
As you can tell by this image, the first 7 shades will work great for a brisk, cool tone look (thanks to the rose, cream, beige & plum shades), whereas the last 5 shades will work beautifully for a darker look with the chocolate, dark plummy & taupe shades.
The shade that took my breath away was ‘Blackheart’ (extreme right bottom row)….a gorgeous black with the most finely milled specs of red glitter thrown in….like OMG!
Here’s a closer look at the palette (as always!):
- Strange, nooner & limit are the 3 matte shades you’re getting in here…so one of those will have to be your workhorse depending on what kind of look you’re going for.
- Limit & Nooner work well as transition shades, though I feel that the matte shades are pretty weak in pigmentation in the Naked 3 Palette (sad face), so you’ll find yourself going over & over to build that colour.
- To define the crease, neither nooner nor limit work for me, so I always scrummage through my palettes to find a good crease colour. (Another downside, in case you couldn’t tell!)
- Naked 3 by Urban Decay is not a cool-toned eyeshadow palette….look above & beyond, & you’ll see it is more of a cool to neutral leaning towards warm palette… you literally have everything here.
- The one shade that disappointed me in the beginning & I’m sure would have disappointed you as well is ‘Dust’ as I find it was more powdery & there was too much fall-out for my liking. Fret not & hate not…just use the same technique I talked about yesterday- Dampen you brush with some Fix-plus or eyedrops before you go into the colour & you’ll see what a dream it is!
For me, the Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette by Urban Decay undoubtedly embodies the ‘Naked’ eye aspect the most…as you can create a no-makeup makeup, natural look ever so effortlessly with it.
There’s no doubt, if you are a ‘smokey-eye’ lover- be that a soft brown smokey eye or an all-out dark smokey eye, the original Naked & Naked 2 Palette is for you, but I feel Naked 3 is a completely different ballgame.
Then again, how can a girl have the Naked & Naked 2 only to miss out on the Naked 3…tch tch…such a shame that would be! ;P
That’s all for this week gorgeous people, until we meet next…much love! xoxo