Urban Decay Naked 3

Naked 3 Palette ($52) - Sephora

I'm a bit late to the bandwagon. Not in the sense of owning it, but waiting for forever until I finally posted my review of the new Urban Decay Naked 3 palette! A gorgeous 12-shadow palette, I think UD keeps getting better and better, unlike many of those Hollywood sequel movies that should not have happened (Hangover 3? Eh. Step Up 2, 3, 4? No, thanks.).

In rose-gold packaging, this palette features many shades that seem to be a part of the rose-gold "craze" that so many people love, myself included. Four of the shades are matte -- Strange, Limit, Nooner, Darkside -- while the rest boast beautiful, largely subtle shimmer.

Strange: matte, neutral pale pink
Dust: very shimmery neutral pink with some fine glitter
Burnout: satin-finish rose-gold 
Limit: matte mauve with a neutral undertone

Buzz: very shimmery rose gold with some glitter
Trick: gold/copper-based shimmer
Nooner: matte pink/brown deeper mauve
Liar: mauve/brown shimmer

Factory: brown-based satin
Mugshot: warm taupe shimmer
Darkside: dark taupe/brown satin
Blackheart: warm black with pink shimmer

I am just a huge Urban Decay fan in general so I guess I could come off a little biased when I talk about how much I love this palette. The pigmentation of every shadow is fantastic and you're easily able to create a beautiful neutral day look or amp up something darker for the evening. While I don't think that the rosy eyeshadow shades will look great on every skin tone, I think that there is enough variety that allows this to be an accessible palette for most. The price remains the same as the other two palettes and I'd consider investing in one of the others before this one if you are new to the "Naked" franchise. However, if you have the money and already own the first or second palette, I'd definitely recommend adding this to your collection when you get a chance. 


  1. I love the 1st palette but I don't wear eyeshadow enough to warrant another nude palette!

    Jenn www.BarelyThereBeauty.com | UK Beauty Blog


  2. i really want this palette! so pretty

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