A look and review of the Naked 3 palette from Urban Decay


Close up look of naked 3 palette from Urban Decay

Swatches of the naked 3 palette from Urban Decay

a look created with the urban decay naked 3 palette

First off, Happy New Year, hope you all had a great Christmas and are all ready to take on 2014. Today I have a small review of the Naked 3 palette from Urban Decay. I don't want to drag it out as there are a zillion reviews circling the blog world at the moment and It can get a little annoying seeing the same thing over and over, but I wanted to let you know my thoughts on the palette.

I received the palette for Christmas off my brother. When it came out I really had no interest in it as I found out it was very pink based, I knew I wouldn't like it. Then I kept seeing it all over blog lovin, my subscription feeds and I was convinced I needed it.  The palette retails for €44 or £37 which in my opinion is pretty good considering 12 eyeshadows from Mac would cost you a grand total of €150 (pan form) so a mere €44 is good and since Urban Decay reformulated their shadows they are a dream to work with. 

The palette itself comes in a hard case, that is grooved or however you would describe it, I actually don't like the design, but that's personal preference. I do however like the colour of the case, a pretty rosey gold shade to match the theme of the shadows. Inside the case you get 12 shadows ranging from light cream to a dark violet black. The left hand side of the palette is on the pink side and this is where people may be turned off. Warm toned ladies may find this a little difficult to work with however when I first started to work with it I was pleasantly surprised at how nice they looked once paired with the brown/ taupe shades. There are 4 glitter shades, 2 mattes, 1 satin matte and then the rest are more of a bit of mixture. Personally one of two of the glitter ones are a  bit meh, but the rest of the shades are lovely. Of course like I mentioned above Urban Decay are amazing when it comes to shadow quality so these didn't disappoint in the pigmentation, staying power and texture departments.

With the palette you get a duo ended brush, slightly different from Naked 2's brush, the brush is more flatter and would be use for more packing colour on rather than blending. You also get 4 samples of the eye primer potions, which I think was a little bit of a let down, I mean once you open one they will probably dry up, so a little disappointed about that and would have preferred a small version of one of them. 

Overall I think I would get a lot of use out of this palette. I think the left hand side teamed up with the right hand side is totally me, I  just maybe wouldn't use the left hand side on its own. They are very pink and can give you that 'pink eye' look, which I can't seem to pull off but other skintones may be able to. Some of my favourite shades are Burnout, Buzz, Liar, Mugshot and Darkside. I like how Urban Decay did something completely different from the last two, it means having something different in your collection, hence you will get more use out of it. I do really like the palette and I am happy I got it and didn't get turned off by the pinks. I really think its a palette you must play with a little before you make your mind up. So if your buying this maybe get one of the counter ladies to try it out on you, you may be surprised how lovely the pink, rosey shades will look on you. 

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette is available now for €44/£37 from here and here