Sunday, 12 January 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3!

Guess what guys? Another post about a Naked palette! I don't care if you've read these a million times, because I'm super excited I finally own one of these. I contemplated dropping the money on the other 2, but after getting MUA's Undressed palette, which I love, I couldn't see the point. But when I saw the shades in Naked 3, I knew it was a game changer. I'm a sucker for rose gold shadows, and this palette is full of them. And why not buy it while I'm here in England and it's a bit cheaper?
I ordered off Beauty Bay and it arrived in less than a week. It is as pretty as the pictures! Number 3 comes with a mix of matte, shimmer and glittery shades, along with 4 sample pots of different primers (these will have to wait till I get home, using them while traveling could get messy) and a double ended brush. I'm a little disappointed with the brush. The blending end is absolutely fantastic, but the 'shadow' side is a little to long for my liking. The shadows are all amazing! So fine, soft and pigmented. I didn't think I would actually notice a difference between it and the high street shadows I usually use, but there really is a difference. These are so much easier to blend! They last too! I'm a chronic eye rubber, I can't help it. But these didn't budge all day at work, without any primer either, which is a serious feat. Usually I end up with the shadow of at least one eye completely rubbed off.
The shade selection is perfect for me. Here is an attempt at describing the shades from a person who is not very good with colours. You could just look at the swatches below. Or someone else's swatches, because England has no sun so taking photos is hard. (Sandra at The Black Pearl has done eyelid swatches, I would probably go and look at them)

Strange: light highlight, almost matte.
Dust: Glittery light pink
Burnout: Light pinky brown shimmer
Limit: Matte dusty pink
Buzz: dark pinky brown shimmer
Trick: The perfect gold glitter
Nooner: Dark matte dusty pink
Liar: Copper Brown shimmer
Factory: Chocolate brown shimmer
Mugshot: Taupey brown shimmer
Darkside: Dark taupe, almost black shimmer
Blackheart: Matte black with rose gold glitter.

Natural light  - Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick
With flash - Same as above.
Natural light - Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart.
With flash, same as above.

My favourites would have to be Limit and Nooner - the pair are perfect for a matte eye look, and Dust, Buzz and Trick. I'm surprised how much I like Blackheart, although I doubt I'll get much wear out of it (I'm scared of really dark smokey eyes) but I'll most likely pull it out when I go partying in Europe.

I have a feeling this is going to be my go to palette for the next little while, and certainly for my trip around Europe (why would I need to bring any other shadows?!) and I'm totally not disappointed with the money I spent on it. That being said, as soon as MUA release a version of it (hopefully before I leave) I'll be snapping that up.

What's you're favourite Naked palette? Are you getting number 3 too?


  1. It's so pretty! I want to get it but beautybay is charging way too much for australians :(

  2. Wow I'm so jealous, it looks amazing! xx