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Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Review and Swatches

December 23, 2013

Fourth in the Naked series, Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette is inspired by the “golden hour” vibe during sunset and features a dozen never-before-seen rose-hued neutrals that claim to flatter every skintone.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Review

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

The Naked 3 palette comes in a metal 8 inches by 2 3/4 inches case a lot like Naked 2. You get 12 shadows, a Double-ended Crease and Shadow Brush and an Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler which contains 4 resealable 0.025 oz of the Original, Sin, Eden and Anti-Aging formulas, each good for 1 week.

While the shadows come in a nice variety of finishes – shimmer, pearl, matte and glimmering metallic – the color selection overall seems to be less broad and lighter than the previous Naked palettes. They also tout a Pigment Infusion Systemâ„¢ for a velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

Strange is a very light chalky pink with a matte-satin finish. It is very similar to Virgin from Naked 1, only with less shimmer.

Dust is a metallic pale pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter. It is lighter and just a tad pinker than Sin from Naked 1. It felt very gritty and even with a primer underneath, I ended up with fallout everywhere.

Burnout is a light warm peachy pink with satin finish.

Limit is a matte light dusty rose.

Buzz is a metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter.

Trick is a metallic copper with tonal micro-sparkle. It is lighter and brighter than Chopper from Naked 2.

Nooner is a medium pinky-brown with matte finish. It is warmer and pinker than Tease from Naked 2.

Liar is a medium metallic brown with mauve undertones. It is a warmer, pinker version of Toasted from Naked 1 and has a similar finish to Burnout.

Factory is a satiny pinky-brown.

Mugshot is a metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift. While it looks a little gray in the pan, it applies much warmer and browner.

Darkside is a satiny deep taupe with mauve/gray undertones. It is the most unique shade in the palette.

Blackheart is a smoky matte black with rosy red micro-sparkles.

The shadows – except Dust – have lived up to Urban Decay’s reputation of having a smooth, buttery texture and excellent pigmentation. I was also very impressed that even the mattes applied easily and with such great color payoff. Plus despite the warm undertones, they all worked surprisingly well on my NC30 skin without making me look tired. Definitely both thumbs up!

Urban Decay Naked 3 Strange, Dust Burnout and Limit Eyeshadows
Strange, Dust, Burnout and Limit swatches
Urban Decay Naked 3 Buzz, Trick, Nooner and Liar Eyeshadows
Urban Decay Naked 3 Buzz, Trick, Nooner and Liar swatches
Urban Decay Naked 3 Factory, Mugshot, Darkside and Blackheart Eyeshadows
Urban Decay Naked 3 Factory, Mugshot, Darkside and Blackheart swatches
Urban Decay Naked, Naked 2 and Naked 3 Palette comparison

Top to Bottom: Naked 3, Naked 2 and Naked

A quick eye look using the palette. I used Burnout on the entire lid, Strange on the center, Darkside on the outer corner and lower eye and Dust on the lower inner corner.

Wearing Urban Decay Burnout, Darkside and Strange Eyeshadows from Naked 3 Palette

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette is available at Sephora for $52.

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  • Reply Khymm December 24, 2013 at 6:57 am

    I’m in love with the shades!

  • Reply Julie December 26, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    This palette is so pretty. Love the colors and the packaging. This is a great gift idea for my mother who really loves makeup products.

  • Reply Izzy January 31, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Woah so you used eyeshadow to line your lower eye? That’s not black eyeliner?

    • Reply Phyllis Li February 5, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      No for eyeliner, I used MAC Blacktrack Fluidline. The shades I listed above are only colors I used on the lid, crease and lower eye area.

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