Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Review, Swatches!

Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches

Ever been afraid of using pink eyeshadow for fear of looking like you've got pink eye? The Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette gives you the chance of wearing the beautiful feminine shade without the social misconceptions! 

Being a fan of the original Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette, I jumped at the chance to get a hold of the 3rd installment of Urban Decay's palette series. The Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette is a pink and rose-theme of neutral shades that looks promising for the majority of skintones. Keep reading for more photos and swatches!

The Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette has 12 eyeshadows with varied matte, satin and shimmer finishes. It is housed in a somewhat clunky metal palette, I much preferred the velvet-coated cardboard original as it felt better and more solid in quality. This comes with a dual ended brush (pictured), which is somewhat useful on the go, but I still prefer my own picks for eyeshadow application. It was also advertised to contain samples of the much loved UD eyeshadow bases, but to my dismay I found sachets of eyeshadow base testers (come on UD - sachets - really?). Previous releases contained mini versions of the actual eyeshadow bases.

I suppose those can be seen as minor prints as the main attraction here are the eyeshadows themselves. Lets get on to the individual shades!

  • Strange is a satin dusty white colour that's so-so for pigmentation. It is great on the browbone to blend out any harsh lines from the crease shadow. It is a good subtle highlight.
  • Dust is a glittery shimmery light yellow pink. This is a beautiful shade for the eyelids.
  • Burnout is a shimmery yellow pink. A little less glittery than dust.
  • Limit is a pinkish neutral nude. This makes for a great crease colour.
  • Buzz is a glittery rose gold.
  • Trick is a shimmery tanned gold.
  • Nooner is a pinkish neutral, a shade darker than Limit.
  • Liar is a frosty pink-brown.
  • Factory is a shimmery pinkish brown.
  • Mugshot is a frosty golden taupe.
  • Darkside is a shimmery brown-grey.
  • Blackheart is a very dark brown base with red sparkles - they don't translate well when swatched, but will probably stand out more on top of a black base.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches

Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches
Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar

Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches
Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart

Overall, I do think this palette is good value for money and not to mention has gorgeous colours. The colours are on-trend for the upcoming spring with rosy hues. But for year-round wear, I do prefer the original Urban Decay Naked Palette however for its better versatility and the colours do look more stunning on olive skintones (such as yours truly's). The Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette will perhaps look better on those with fairer skins or with pink undertones. It's still a wonderful neutral palette nonetheless!

Has the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette tickled your fancy? Did you pick this up?

The Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (£37) is available from your local Urban Decay counter, Look Fantastic, and Debenhams websites.
What do you think? ♥
Livia | The Skin and Beauty Blog



  1. i really like ! :)

  2. Soccerrocker12348 January 2014 at 01:37

    I totally agree with you on the sachets. I'd rather have one primer in a mini tube than 4 in sachets.

  3. I may have to break down and pick this one up.... ;)
    I wish they were just a bit more pigmented though.



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