Swatches and Review: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (FIRST IMPRESSIONS)



I am an Urban Decay Naked pelette junkie. After buying the Naked 1 palette last year, I have fallen in love with the shade range and amazing quality from Urban Decay. It is my favourite palette of all time and I use it for every single makeup look. So to diversify my daily looks (away from my browns), I wanted to try the Naked 3 palette for their rosy hues. Here are the shades and their swatches! Also a few comments on my first impressions of the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.


Brand: Urban Decay
Name: Naked 3 Palette
Size: Same size as the UD Naked 1 Palette
Price: $US54
Where can you get it? In Australia, you can get it from Mecca Cosmetics! I got my Naked 1 palette from feelunique.

"Experiment with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN (and insanely beautiful) rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter. Our art-school-inspired tin case is a gorgeous rose-gold color (a subtle hint at the shades inside). Embossed on top with a big "Naked3" and cool facets that beg to be touched, it's sure to inspire lots of jealous stares." - from UD

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 "Dare to get Naked all over again with Urban Decay’s latest shadow palette. Naked3 debuts 12 insanely beautiful rose-hued neutrals in an impressive range of shades—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with red microglitter—in ultrasmooth matte, pearl, and glimmering metallic finishes. Each shadow features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability." from Urban Decay

There are 12 NEW eyeshadows, 1.3g each. In quotation marks is how Urban Decay described each shade.

4 mattes, 5 shimmers, 3 satins.

1. Strange: "pale neutral pink matte-satin" Strange is matte shade from the Naked 3 with a pale pink tone just as described. However the formula feels slightly chalky and barely appear on the lid. I consider this a matte.

2. Dust: "pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter" Is this fairy dust or an eyeshadow? The glitter is very fine and the pale pink shimmer blends beautifully. But there is a lot of fall out so be careful when applying.

3. Burnout: "light pinky-peach satin" Burnout is a lovely smooth pink peach satin eyeshadow. Moderate pigmentation but beautiful in it's own right.

4. Limit: "light dusty rose matte" Limit is a matte rose brown, perfect for everyday looks.

5. Buzz: "metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter" Buzz is also a shimmer but does not feel as chalky and grainy as Dust when swatching when my fingers. It is more pigmented than Dust with less fall out.

6. Trick: "light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle" Trick is a dark copper gold eyeshadow that applies more friendly than Dust. Dust is a glitter bomb while Trick tones it down with micro-sparkles instead. Very smooth to apply.

7. Nooner: "medium pinky-brown matte" Nooner is the favourite of mine for the beautiful pigmentation and matte finish. Described as a pinky-brown, it does have purple tones as well. Perfect as a base or to blend out your eyeshadows with.

8. Liar: "medium metallic mauve shimmer" Liar feels very satin in its finish and has a lovely metallic sheen to make the eyes pop. A pink mauve is the perfect description.
 
9. Factory: "pinky-brown satin" A pink taupe with a slight gold sheen. Very pigmented.

10. Mugshot: "metallic taupe shimmer w/slight pink shift" A taupe brown with a slight rose gold sheen. Very pigmented and great to use to blend out your eyeshadows.

11. Darkside: "deep taupe-mauve satin" Chalky, dry and not pigmented. It looks great on the pan but doesn't blend as effortlessly as the other shades in the Naked 3. Good for the outer v.

12. Blackheart: "smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle" A very pigmented black matte, that blends into a smokey dark grey. The red micro sparkle can barely be picked up on the eyelid.

I like all the shades except Strange and Dust.

I hope you guys found this post helpful!

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