Urban Decay Naked3 Review!
NAKED 3!! So, last week I saw on my Facebook feed one of my blogger friends posted what looked like an Instagram photo of this palette that she found from someone else. I hadn’t seen UD’s announcement video yet, so I was shocked and excited! I was especially excited when I found this baby waiting for me in my mailbox, ready to share with you guys!
Naked 3 may sound a bit repetitive at first, because really, how many neutrals does one need? The great thing about this palette is UD made sure that all the shades are brand new and are really unlike the other Naked Palettes. Naked3 is very pink and rose toned, yet just like previous Naked palettes, has a wide spectrum of colors so you can create a ton of different, completed looks. It comes in a case very similar to Naked2, but it is in a rose gold shade to better represent the colors inside.
Strange: pale neutral pink matte-satin. This shade has great color payoff and a sliiiight sheen to it. I love that it isn’t overly frosty, because I love light, highlighter shades to be more on the matte side. has a very slight pinkish tone to it.
Dust: pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter. Dust is really one of the stand-out shades in this palette. It’s such a gorgeous, shimmery light pink with a slight peachiness to it. This would be a gorgeous daytime shade to really brighten up the eyes.
Burnout: light pinky-peach satin. I love love love peachy shades, and this one is no exception. It is slightly more shimmery than a normal satin if you ask me, but not nearly as frosty as some of the other shades here.
Limit: light dusty rose matte. I am really glad that UD included a couple of matte pinky-brown shades in this palette. This one is gorgeous and is nicely pigmented and easy to work with, which is all you can ask for with a matte.
Buzz: metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter. Buzz is a perfect shimmery rose shade. I love the metallic sheen it has and the base color is just beautiful.
Trick: light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle. This shade works well with Burnout, but is much more orangey. Again, a really nice shade (I can’t get enough of orangey/peachy pinks!)
Nooner: medium pinky-brown matte. This shade is quite a bit darker than Limit, and has more of a brown element to it.
Liar: medium metallic mauve shimmer. I can see the mauve aspect of this more in person than this swatch, as the frostiness caught the flash quite a bit. This shade is like a darker, less pink version of Buzz.
Factory: pinky-brown satin. Like Liar, I can see the pink more in person, although you can see it slightly in the shimmer here. really interesting color, as I don’t think I’ve seen a shade that incorporates pink like this.
Mugshot: metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift. The “slight” pink shift is pretty slight, I can only really catch it if I move my swatch back and forth towards a light source. The color payoff and texture of this shade is amazing, though.
Darkside: deep taupe-mauve satin. This shade is really interesting, as its got a taupe base and the mauve is more like an overlay. I do think it’s way too frosty to call a satin, though.
Blackheart: smokey black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle. I always love the idea of a matte with glitter on top, but it rarely swatches as nicely as it looks in the pan. This shade isn’t the darkest black, but that isn’t a bad thing and it isn’t meant to be. The micro-glitter doesn’t apply evenly, but I didn’t expect it to. If you really wanted it to be noticeable, you’d need to use a sticky base, as well as maybe even adding some of your own red glitter on top.
Every shade in this palette has the ridiculously awesome color payoff and texture I have come to expect with newer Urban Decay shades- the mattes are like butter, the frosts are super smooth and shimmery. I like that the shades here are quite different from Naked and Naked2, so the palette is definitely not going to be any repeat colors from those palettes (or anywhere else!).
I will have another post comparing all three Naked palettes and swatching shades that look similar so you can see if this is something you need or can pass on. You can see that blog post here!
This palette will come with the double ended shadow and blending brush shown in the photos, as well as an Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler that has samples of each of UD’s four primer potion samples.
Available for $52 from Urban Decay late November; Sephora, and Ulta in December.