Naked 3 Palette | Review

Saturday 4 January 2014

I don't own any of the Naked palettes, I've been tempted by the original Naked and Basics palette quite a few times but could never quite justify the cost. When I unwrapped this on Christmas Day, needless to say I was thrilled. When I heard that Naked3 was being launched, I knew I'd definitely have to get my hands on it, I was instantly drawn to the rosy tones in it as I find they work well with my skintone and hazel eyes.

The packaging is lovely and definitely my favourite of the collection, I hate the texture of velvet so thats always put me off from the first Naked. However, I do find that it feels flimsier than I expected it too - I thought it would be more of a sturdy tin but it feels quite light and plastic-y. The shadows are lay out in the same style as the other palettes, 12 in a straight row.

 Another couple of minor things I noticed were that occasionally when you come to close the palette, one side sticks down before the other has clicked into place and my Darkside shadow has been put in wonky so that some of it sticks out above the rim but like I said, they are only minor issues and don't impact on how the palette functions in any way.

The palette comes with a double ended brush, one end for applying and the other for blending. The quality isn't fantastic and I wouldn't use this brush solely for applying my makeup - I'll leave that to my trusty 239 and 217. What I do like the brush for though is using it as a spare blending brush, I only have the one and it does a fine job of just softening the edges when my 217 is covered in a darker shade.
You also get 4 little sachets of Urban Decay's famous primers to try out, each one supposedly lasts you a week. I've only tested out the original primer so far and it's a nice little bonus to be able to try all of their primers out.
The shades are light to the left of the palette and gradually get darker. I find that the shadows next to each other are always complimentary, so if you're in a rush you can just apply three shadows that are next to each other depending on how intense you want it to look and you're probably good to go.
Despite this, it's a really versatile palette and you can mix and match all of the shadows to your hearts content, they all blend with each other beautifully. I love how you can create a really subtle look for the daytime and then vamp it up for the evening with the darker shades, it makes it the perfect palette to take with you on your travels as you will always have something wearable no matter what you're doing.
Whilst the majority of the shades are shimmer/metallic based, there are three matte shades which are Strange, Limit and Nooner. I love to use the matte shades as a base generally and then add a mediums shade all over the lid and a dark one in the outer corner and in the crease, pretty standard. My favourites are probably Nooner, a matte plummy brown which is a darker version of  Limit, Liar which on me is a coppery shade and reminds me a little of MAC Woodwinked and Mugshot which is a super pigmented metallic taupe shade.
l-r Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick
l-r Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart
On the whole, the quality of the shadows is fantastic. I do have a little fall out on some shades, namely Dust and Factory but they are really pigmented and the lasting power is brilliant. I do use a primer with them but I don't have any fading or creasing and they are very smooth and buttery to apply. When I layer them up they all blend together without a problem and they look seamless on your eyes.
Overall, I am so impressed with the palette and I have worn it every day since I received it and plan on doing so for the foreseeable future! There are so many looks that you can create with it and despite £37 sounding like quite a lot to splash out on a palette, you do get 12 full size eyeshadows for that price which are high quality.

If you fancy treating yourself and you love a little bit of rose gold (who doesn't?) then I don't think you can go wrong in grabbing yourself this palette.

What do you think of the Naked3? Do you like rosy tones or do you prefer the other Naked palettes?


  1. I'm beyond jealous! I have the naked 2 and really want this!

    Corinne x

    1. If you fancy treating yourself, it's definitely worth it! x

  2. This palette is so gorgeous! I love all the rosy tones and like you I have hazel eyes:) <3

    1. I think it works so well with Hazel eyes, it brings out the green in them so nicely :-) xx

  3. It's such a lovely palette! I could never justify the price of the Naked palettes, but now that I own the Naked 3, I'M HOOKED! I'm ordering the Naked 2 now :)
    Great post, love the blog :)

    1. I know, I really want to try the others now too! Thanks :-) x

  4. I'm a massive fan of the first palette and skipped the second but was so glad when I saw this one. I love the pink shades as I have hazel eyes too so this palette is perfect!
    I need to get my hands on this!

    Hannah x

    1. I'd quite like to get the 1st but I'm not bothered about the 2nd one either! It's so lovely xx

  5. My Naked Palette is the only palette I ever bring with me to places, you can create so many versatile looks with it!

    The 3nd one looks really lovely!


  6. This is on my wishlist! Love it, so many gorgeous shades :) x

  7. This looks so gorgeous! I can't wait to get my hands on it. I think pinks just look so fresh and pretty on the eyes!

    Gem x

  8. At first I wasn't too bothered about having another naked pallette ( I have the 2nd) but the more I read reviews and look at the colours the more I want it! The first few shades are sooo gorgeous! Great review :) definitely sold it to me xxx


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