Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette | First Thoughts, Pics + Swatches

So, I got my hands on probably the most beautiful makeup palette of 2013...

When I first saw the rumoured pictures of the Naked 3 palette, I'm not gonna lie, I wasn't too excited. I thought it looked very similar to the other palettes. But that didn't stop me going to buy it on the day of its release from my local Debenhams... and I'm so glad I did.

It's packaged in a similar tin palette as the Naked 2. I loved the Naked 1's packaging, but this is much easier to keep clean and you know you're less likely to crush or damage your eyeshadows when it's in such a sturdy case!

I have to say, its rosiness and the pinkie undertones of the whole palette is what makes me love it so much... I love these sort of colours and I totally didn't realise how beautiful the shades were until I looked at them in person. Everything has a somewhat pink or rose undertone to it and whilst that won't be everybody's cup of tea... it's most definitely mine.

Here are some palette pics and swatches:

All of the eyeshadows have beautiful colour pay off. 
Urban Decay's eyeshadow formula is one of my all time favourites; their mattes aren't chalky and dry, their shimmers feel like butter. They have the odd chunky, glittery shadow thrown in their palettes now & again, but I can get over that. Overall, I think they have one of the best eyeshadow formulations on the makeup market & definitely are a brand worth investing in!

The only two negative things I can point out about the Naked 3 are;
  • Liar and Factory are so similar... they look pretty much the same to me & I definitely think another colour could have been used to replace of one or the other. 
  • Dust is very chunky. It's a lot easier to work with and much smoother when applied damp, but if you're applying dry you're probably going to get a lot of "dust" (terrible pun I know) on your face!

Inside the box you also get a 4 sachets of Primer Potion, each one claiming it will last you one week. So a months worth of primer!

I've not opened these because they'll dry up, but you get the Original, Sin, Eden and their new Anti Aging primer potion! 

You also get a double-ended shadow brush which I think is an awesome extra. It's a proper, good quality brush and not the usual cheapo that some makeup brands throw into their palettes. The fluffy side is brilliant for applying and blending crease colours, but it's also firm enough to pack on your lid colour too.

At the other end it's a standard looking shadow brush, but it's very stiff. So whilst it does do the job of putting your shadows on, it's not the best brush I've used & I've found this type of brush to work amazingly well for cream eyeshadows/bases! :)

Which is your favourite Naked Palette?

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*Palette bought with my own money

I just want to wish everybody a Happy New Year! I hope whatever 2013 was like for you... bad or good... that 2014 is even better!! <3


  1. This looks absolutely amazing! I ordered my Naked 3 on Friday so it should be here any day now, your post just made me even more excited. It's a shame about Liar and Factory though... x

    1. aww, thank you! haha. I haven't stopped using it, it's amazing! I don't know if it's because I wasn't as excited about it that I've had such a pleasant surprise so am loving it more or what! But it's amazing and I'm sure you'll love yours.

      It is a shame but at least there's no Half Baked in this one! hahaha

  2. Ugh, so pretty! I'm still waiting for mine. I jumped on the bandwagon late and got the Naked II for Christmas this year.. I'm obsessed. Urban Decay makes the most fabulous shades! Hope you had a wonderful New Year's :)

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  4. I was thinking of buying a Naked Palette which one do you suggest for a first timer? I feel overwhelmed by the choices Urban Decay has with their palettes. Part of me wants to buy them all but I think one is good to start haha.


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