I love Naked palettes by Urban Decay. Frankly, if I have to choose 1 eye shadow palette it will be probable one of those. I already have Naked 2 and Naked Basics and I use them every single day! Even if I wear other eye shadows, I still add some colors from Naked palettes. In the crease, in the eye corners or under the eye brow…So when I’ve heard that they launched the new Naked 3 palette, I was counting down the days to go and get it! Normally I don’t really care about the new collections but this time I just couldn’t resist! So as soon as I spotted Urban Decay Naked 3 in the Instagrams of the French bloggers, I knew which shop I should run to. Here it is:
As well as its younger sister Naked Basics, Naked 3 comes in a carton box. Here is the description:
As well as the last time, there is a brush inside. Also I found this weird thing:
It turned out to be 4 tiny samples for eyeshadow primer. Naked 1 included a primer miniature, Naked 2 – mini lip gloss and Naked 3 only has 4 tiny samples!
This is how it looks like from the inside. You see how tiny they are! If you still don’t know what this is: this is Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in 4 different versions: Original (the one I always use myself, it doesn’t give any color), Eden (matte), Sin (shiny), и Anti-Aging (removes wrinkles).
The palette itself is the same as in the case with Naked 2 in a tin packaging. It also has the same amount of product in it: 12 х 1,3 grams (thus making a total of 15,6g). Or in fl.oz.: 12 x 0.05 US oz making a total of 0.6 US oz.
The packaging do differ a bit in the shade: Naked 3 is more bronze, besides they added some weird design to the top…at first I even thought the box was broken.
Inside nothing has changed: the same big mirror (by the way, on the photo I haven’t removed the protective film yet) and a brush.
The eye shadows look like this! Pink this time! The brush is a bit different by the way. The fluffy part is shorter and has denser bristles. It’s made of the same material as the brush from Naked 2.
A bit closer, the eyeshadows from Naked 3 palette:
Naked 3 comparing to Naked 2 (Naked 3 above, Naked 2 below):
Naked 3 comparing to Naked 2 (Naked 3 above, Naked 2 below). I took a couple of pictures because the sun was shining so brightly today and it was really hard to capture the true colors.
All the three Naked palettes that I’ve got. Naked Basics on the left, Naked 3 above, Naked 2 below.
Now the swatches!
Strange is a very light, neutral pinkish white shade with a satin finish. It is very dense and gives good coverage so it can really lighten out your eye lids.
Dust is a light pinkish beige with a golden touch and white shimmer. Dust has metallic finish. It’s the most shiny shade of all the Naked 3 shades. If we’re talking about champagne color (light shimmery golden white), I would say that Dust is like “champagne rosé“.
Burnout is a pretty light coral beige with pearl finish.
Limit is a matte brown/mauve with a lot of pink. It’s pretty light, too.
Buzz is a medium shade, it’s like copper with a lot of pink and silver shimmer.
Trick is a very intense and pigmented copper shade with golden shimmer.
Nooner is a matte pinkish medium brown.
Liar is a chocolate brown pearl with pink. It reminds me of hot cacao with milk and marshmallows.
Factory: if Liar is milk chocolate, Factory if not dark then with higher cocoa percentage than Liar. It’s darker and more intense, the most pigmented shade of all. Just a tiny bit will be enough for the whole eye lid. It has a gorgeous brown shimmer.
Mugshot is a shimmery brown, lighter than Factory and less pink than Liar.
Darkside is a very interesting shade. Even if it’s less pigmented than some other shades, it got to me: it looks plain grey in the box but once applied it becomes a gorgeous lilac greyish brown with shimmer.
Blackheart finally not just a simple matte black shade! It has a black base with amazingly beautiful pinkish red glitter that look beautiful in the sun. With a flash Blackheart looks dark purple and not black.
Overall, all the shades from Naked 3 are clearly pink.
In the sunlight the eyeshadows look even more beautiful. I tried to take a nice picture of that:
Now let’s compare the shades from Naked 3, Naked 2 and Naked Basics palettes. I tried to choose the shades that looked alike. Here are the lightest ones: W.O.S from Naked Basics, Strange from Naked 3, Foxy from Naked 2/Naked Basics. You can see very well that Strange gives more coverage, the other 2 are more transparent. Strange is lighter and cooler than W.O.S and much less yellow than Foxy.
Here is Burnout from Naked 3 vs. Chopper from Naked 2. Burnout is more pink, like rose gold, while Chopper is more coppery.
Buzz from Naked 3, Trick from Naked 3 and Chopper from Naked 2. Buzz is more pink, Trick is more coppery, Chopper is lighter and less brown.
Now the matte shades. Nooner from Naked 3, Tease from Naked 2, Naked 2 (this is the shade’s name!) from Naked Basics and Faint from Naked Basics. Nooner is much more pink, Naked 2 is lighter and more grey, Faint is a classic matte brown and the darkest shade of the four.
The shiny ones! This was a bit harder to classify. Snakebite from Naked 2, Liar from Naked 3, Factory from Naked 3, Mugshot from Naked 3 and YDK from Naked 2. Liar is the pinkest shade of the 5, Mugshot is a bit more brown and less pink than Liar, YDK is less brown and more coppery than Mugshot, Factory is a darker and more intense brown and Snakebite is a bronze shade, clearly more yellow than the other ones.
Last but not the least, the grey ones. Pistol from Naked 2, Darkside from Naked 3. Pistol is more grey, Darkside is a mauve with lila, it’s a warmer brown.
What refers to the quality, Urban Decay is on the top just as usual. Great pigmentation, durability. If Naked 3 is an unique palette? Well, I think it’s the most unique of the three as it offers a great range of pinkish shades. You either love it or hate it and I love it, I think pinkish shades look great on me and they give me this sophisticated look. There’s no much difference but I can see it on myself, with the eye shadows from Urban Decay Naked 3 palette I look more intriguing…So which palette should you choose? I think it all depends on your complexion and the effect you want to achieve. You want warmer shades? Go for Naked 1. Cooler shades – go for Naked 2. Pinker shades – go for Naked 3. If you want the ‘real nude look’, go for Naked Basics. I love my Naked palettes and I am sure I will still wear them every day, so me – I need them all!
Overall note: A+!
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Now the fun part. I created a quick makeup using a lot of eye shadows from Naked 3 palette (Strange, Burnout, Trick, Buzz, Factory, Darkside and Blackheart):
I love this pinkish tone that these eyeshadows give. I think it looks beautiful on me!
What do you think of Urban Decay Naked 3? Are you going to buy it?