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.
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.
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?