With the news of the Naked3 palette from Urban Decay, I can only assume one of the first questions most people will have is “How does it compare to the previous Naked Palettes?” With the three palettes having a similar layout and color scheme, it’s understandable to assume that if you have one, you’re good. Personally, I have used both the Naked and Naked2 Palettes equally since owning them, and in my opinion Naked3 is a nice breath of fresh, neutrally goodness air and really helps round out the Naked Palette collection.
Below I have taken photos of the three palettes together, as well as swatches of shades that looked the most similar to me. You’ll definitely be able to tell from the palette photos that Naked3 is quite different from the previous two, but a few shades do look similar, so swatches are the real test!
Naked1, Naked3, Naked2
Naked1 (top), Naked3
Naked2 (top), Naked3
Virgin (N1), Bootycall (N2), Strange (N3)
Virgin has a beige shimmer, Bootycall is much more gold, and Strange is muuuuuch more matte and has a slight pink tone to it.
Limit (N3), Nooner (N3), Tease (N2)
Limit and Nooner are from the same palette, but are varying shades of rose. Tease is much more brown and has more of a satin texture than matte.
Toasted (N1), Suspect (N2), Mugshot (N3)
Toasted is more coppery, Suspect more gold, and Mugshot is more brown with a slight mauve.
Toasted (N1), Liar (N3)
Toasted is much more coppery than Liar. You can really see the mauve shimmer in Liar here.
Chopper (N2), Trick (N3)
Chopper and Trick are definitely similar. but Chopper is more gold while Trick has more of a pinky aspect to it. Both are very frosty.
Busted (N2), Darkside (N3)
Busted has a much more brown element, as well as micro-sparkle. Darkside is much cooler and has almost a gray overlay to it.
Creep (N1), Blackout (N2), Blackheart (N3)
These are all the darkest shades in each palette. Creep is more of a smokey charcoal, Blackout is a flat, matte black, and blackheart is a smokey black with red micro-glitter. It’s darker than Creep, but not nearly as dark as Blackout.
As you can see, I didn’t swatch every shade in each of the palettes together, and that’s because a lot of the colors in Naked3 don’t have similar shades in the other Naked palettes, which is a good thing! If there are any other comparison shots you want me to do between the three palettes, let me know and I can add to this post.