Beauty, Beauty Review February 25, 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Review

110|| Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – £37.00 ||

I adore all the Urban Decay ‘Naked’ palettes, like any make-up lover…when I discovered the new ‘Naked 3’ palette (I know it’s quite obvious that I have been living in a bubble given that I didn’t know about this and it came out in December 2013…sorry!), I was super thrilled. Especially considering that it is made up of rose toned neutral shadows, which I adore!


Firstly, one of my favourite things about the new ‘Naked 3’ palette is that it comes in a solid tin-like container much like the ‘Naked 2’  palette. In my opinion I prefer it to the ‘Naked’ velvet case, given that the flimsiness of the case always made me fear that all the eye shadows would be crush at the bottom of my bag once I had piled it all of my bits (and I have a lot of bits…don’t we all?) on top of it. It simply clicks shut and the tin-like casing makes it is much easier to wipe clean.


Inside the case there is the regular mirror, which personally I rarely use as I have a preference of large mirrors to do my makeup, and a dual-ended ‘Good Karma Brush’ for application and blending.

121122 || Dual-ended ‘Good Karma Brush’ ||

The brush is soft, flake-free, and has two sides which you can use to create a variation of looks. Although I do have a whole heap load of eye shadow brushes, when I’m stuck for space having the dual brush with a blending brush and an eye shadow one, is perfect!

In regards to the eye shadows themselves the palette doesn’t let you down from what we expect from ‘Urban Decay’ eye shadow palettes; the eye shadows are very pigmented, creamy and easy to work with.

116117118||Close Up of the 12 Eye Shadows||

The ‘Naked 3’ contains 12 eye shadows in total which include:

  • Strange – A very pale matte pink which I think is a perfect highlighting colour.
  • Dust – A glittery baby pink.
  • Burnout – A peachy satin pink.
  • Limit – A matte dusky rose, that is great to be in the crease of your eyelid. This colour can easily be blended for any smokey eye look.
  • Buzz – A glittery satin rose.
  • Trick – A metallic copper.
  • Nooner – A pink toned matte brown.
  • Liar – A metallic pink gold.
  • Factory – A deep pink brown.
  • Mugshot – A rose gold toned metallic taupe.
  • Darkside – A deep mauve toned taupe.
  • Blackheart – A matte sooty dark chocolate which contains red / copper sparkle.

Ok…rose toned colours aren’t everyone’s taste, as I have heard many other beauty bloggers saying these colours are unwearable making them look a tad ‘zombified’.  I can see that, especially when you have darker skin or are on the other scale of the colour spectrum, pale. They just don’t seem to show up the same way the bronze neutrals of the ‘Naked’ palette and the taupe neutrals of the ‘Naked 2’ do! See I personally adore these pink-ish toned colours, but I do have a tanned / bronze toned skin they are extremely flattering.

Which Urban Decay palette is your favourite?


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  • Reply Katie Matthews February 27, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    My sister recently got this palette and I tried it at the weekend, it is lovely and the colours look so good. Love the golds and browns!

    Katie <3

    • Reply MothLoves February 27, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      It’s just beautiful but what else would we expect from the lovelies at Urban Decay! The only palette I’m missing is Naked 2 I must save up hehe xxx

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