Up Close & Personal With Urban Decay's Naked 3 Palette : REVIEW

The Naked 3 palette really had me up in arms whether or not I should purchase it. So like many others, I took to the net to do a search and instantly loads of reviews came up. As I went down the list, I started to become really frustrated as whilst they were brilliant reviews, the pictures were limited and I could hardly see some of the shades. Despite that, I decided to get the palette and do a brand new review myself, but one thing I promised myself was I would keep retaking photos until they were the best I possibly could get them.

Happy to say this was something I achieved and this is the finished product!

Packaging as shown in the first photo of this blog is pretty normal compared to the other Naked Palettes. The case itself is metal snap back and is really sturdy. What I did not like about the case was the indentation, of course the text is usually indented but the rippled water effect across the case just reminded me of paper which has been wet and then dried, maybe I am thinking too much.

Inside rather than they being a mini lip gloss or primer potion there was this little booklet which contains a sample of all four primer potions, they state enough for one week usage for each but depending how much you use the primer or how much product you add to your lids you could easily get more usage out of each of them.

Personally, I would have liked a primer potion as I tend to only use Sin really, but the others are just as good, it just really comes down to your personal preference.

The brush itself is double ended, just like the one in the Naked 2 Palette. Honestly, nothing really has changed with the brush.

Other end of the brush, typical Urban Decay brush, fairly heavy, metal component, silky brushes which are gorgeous when applying your shadows, perfect fit with the case.


Whilst all the information before is helpful it is not honestly what you all care about, upon clicking on this blog, your thoughts were to see the shades and great swatches right? So babbling on about each shade separately or how much the dents irritate me no ends, how about we just crack on through the important stuff!

I am not going to say more about each individual shade here because I made sure they all were dark enough to see and that the lighting would not shame the shades.

Strange is a matte based color which is a slight pain to get onto your lids or in my case my arm. Small amounts of the product do come off the brush so in all honesty use your finger, you will save a lot more product and it will apply a lot easier.

Dust is a shimmering light pink, regardless of if you use a brush or your finger the application is really good, not much fall out either of the glitter which makes a change.

Burn Out Is a slightly darker rose pink, not as shimmery as Dust but there is still enough there to keep those who like a bit of shine happy. No fallout again.

Limit Deep dusky rose, reminds me more of a blush rather than a eye shadow. Matte based with no shimmer.

Buzz is a warm pink/reddish overtone shade with a lot of shimmer thrown in. This color can be toned down by adding less product but for this reason this shade looks nicer to me with a bit packed on.

Trick is a gold/peach/orange shade which honestly sounds like it couldn't possibly work but honestly it does, the orange comes out more at first but as the light hits it, it is stunning! reminds me of a sunset.

Mooner is a deep red/brown shade, matte based, bit of fall out on this shade and again reminds me of a darker blush.

Liar is a red/brown with a copper undertone, you will notice this more when the light hits it, shimmer of course has to be with this shade, fallout is minimal.

Factory is a brown with a bronze/copper tone to it, really pretty and one of my favorite shades in this palette, slight shimmer, not too over powering which is nice.

Mug Shot is a gold, brown, copper shade they seem to have literally thrown those three shades together and it just exploded into this shade which by the way is stunning, I loved the golds in the Naked 1, but I waned something a bit deeper in shade and this time they really have matched it perfectly with what I wanted.

Dark Side is not as dark as you would have have first thought as instead of coming out like a deep brown and black like it appears to be it is more a dark brown with a slight black and grey undertone, but that is extremely light, compared to the other shades. I suppose we needed a darker balance and this seemed to have been that shade. Still a gorgeous color.

Black Heart is a stunning black with purple gold specks throughout the shade, I was determined to get these shimmers to show through both photos as this was the main shade which convinced me to buy this palette, but sadly, not many photos picked up the purple. Honestly, I thought it was the normal boring black, yet once I saw it in the store, I literally ran to the counter.


Honestly a lot of people I know are funny with buying this palette because of the cost at £37 it is a bit expensive when there are much cheaper dupes being thrown around, but what you need to think is that your paying for quality and honestly the brand name. Yet regardless that this palette is a good value for it's money, sure I can hear you all scoffing but honestly it is. Your getting 12 highly pigmented shades which are a mixture of shimmer and matte with a sturdy case along with a double ended brush and mirror which will protect your shadows. It will also fit in your handbag with everything you possibly need for applying them. Your also getting a whole month of different primer samples or even longer usage if you do not use too much product. So honestly if you think about it, it is not really that much! Not when you think of MAC at four shadows for £30 or a blush for £20, which I must admit, I have brought as well.

Please let me know if you found this helpful.


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