Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

I’ve had this palette for a good six months now so I thought I’d review it. I was initially very sceptical about how the cool toned colours would look on me but I guess it can work if you balance it out with darker shades. For me, it also depends on the outfit and the kind of jewelry I’m wearing. Gold? Nope, won’t be using this. Silver, rose gold? Yes!

Anyway, moving on, the palette itself like the other Urban Decay palettes is great quality wise. There are a few shades that aren’t so great but overall you get consistently good pigmentation, blendability, minimal fallout and long wearing eyeshadows. Also, I’m just putting it out there, If I had to choose, I’d prefer my original Naked palette over this. But if you are big rose gold fan or want to try a different avenue of neutral looks, you will like this.

One thing I am glad about is the packaging. Naked 1 with it’s velvet packaging is a dusty mess and I like this one much better and it’s sturdier as well. You also get a large mirror and a dual ended brush which isn’t completely useless. I don’t like it for blending but it does apply colour well.

The eyeshadows stay put and you don’t end up with glitter all over your face. It lasts well for 7-8 hours without a primer and then start to fade. It’s always best to use a primer underneath to extend the longevity uniformly. The shimmery shades are very intense and very smooth. It’s all very densely packed so they glide easily over the lid and don’t crease either.

I’m just going to quickly run through the shades. All are satin pearlescent finish wise unless I mention that they are matte.

Strange – Matte off white shade. Good for inner corner or brow highlight despite being matte.

Dust – Very glittery light pink.

Burnout – More pearl, less glittery. Colour is similar to Dust but darker.

Limit – A really good matte shade and overall lid colour for lighter skintones. It’s light pink-taupe shade.

Buzz – when you say rose gold, this is the colour I expect. Very pearlescent rose gold shade.

Trick – Warm golden bronze shade. The inclusion of this colour is great because you can still create a warm toned eye look with this. It makes the palette more versatile.

Nooner – The last matte shade in the palette. It’s a good overall lid colour for deeper skintones and the one I usually go for.

Liar – Plummy brown pearlescent shade

Factory – Warm dark brown

Mugshot – Taupe brown

Darkside – Cool toned dark brown

Blackheart – Very dark brown, almost black with with copper shimmer

The Favourites : From the limited matte shades, Nooner works well for my skintone. I love Buzz and Lair for my main lid colours. I always use Darkside for a smoked out look. Apart from rose gold looks, I also like playing with just the browns. Factory and Mugshot are well loved as well.

Slightly Disappointing Shades : I feel quality wise, Dust is the only terrible eyeshadow. It’s very gritty and not as pigmented. Strange appears a bit chalky at first but it actually blends really well. Burnout is also a bit less pigmented compared to the rest but the colour shows up well when layered. Personally, I don’t use the first 4 shades much.

I haven’t used this palettes as much as the original Naked or Lorac Pro but every now and then I do use it when I want to create a cool toned look. Each eyeshadow pan is 1.3g and the palette costs $52 which comes to a little more than $5 per eyeshadow. I think for the quality you get it is reasonable and not completely obscene. Of course, there are tons of alternatives now so it’s really depends on your personal choice.

If you’re in India, BeautyBay.com is the best way to get hold of Urban Decay. :)

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette 1

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette 2

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette 3

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette 4

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette 7

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Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette 6

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette 9

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette 10

  Look : Nooner all over the lid, Strange in the inner corner, Buzz in the middle and Darkside on the outer corner.



Name: Naked 3

Brand: Urban Decay

Product Amount : 12 x 1.3g

Fall Out : Minimal fallout

Smudge-proof: No

Waterproof: No

Durability : 8 hours

Shelf Life : 12 months

Price : $52 ~ Rs. 3500

Available at : BeautyBay

Overall : 5/5


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  • http://boxytown.wordpress.com/ Paro
    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Haha thanks! Though that’s mostly thanks to the mascara! 😉

  • http://itskrisworld.blogspot.in/ Krithi Marla

    i don’t own any of the UD palettes but if at all i want to buy one then it would be naked 3
    nice review gal

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thanks Krithi! Glad you liked it! :)

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Hey girl, thanks for the review! I decided to skip because I just don’t use my big palettes often enough to justify the purchase, but there are some shades in there I’d love to own as singles (Nooner and Darkside, for example)! I have both the original and 2. I still use the darker shades to go over my lower lash line often, because the shades are pigmented and hold up well. However, my tastes have changed since the original came out. I no longer use very shimmery shades as an overall wash. That’s probably part of the reason why my Naked palettes are not as loved as they should be.

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Definitely, I was more of a shimmer everywhere person but I like mattes a bit more now. Like you said it’s not a necessary purchase the way Naked seemed when it first came out. There are just so many options now. :)

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Urban Decay is finally available in Switzerland and I am SO happy with this palette! It’s so versatile. Great review.

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      That’s great! You do a lot of soft and shimmery looks, this would be perfect for you. :)

  • http://www.hellojaa.com/ Jaa

    So happy you chose to review this one. It’s my favorite Naked palette of all! ^_^ I never thought I’d ever say that about any pink eyeshadow palette but UD definitely knows what they’re doing with this one! Buzz is my all-time favorite pink. I can wear it day in and day out without ever getting bored! 😀

    • http://herandmakeup.com/ Agata

      Jaa, Buzz is my favorite shade too! I can already see the bottom of the pan :-(

      • http://www.hellojaa.com/ Jaa

        Waaah already?! Let’s hope UD comes out with a single pan!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Yes, I’m definitely more comfortable trying out pinks with this in hand, so many transition colours. Thanks Jaa! xx

  • http://herandmakeup.com/ Agata

    I love this palette and I use it all the time! Dust is my least favorite shade from the palette too, it is gritty and super glittery but the rest-I love!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Cool toned eyeshadows look great on you, I can see why you love it! :)

  • http://adorableshe.com/ nausheen

    i always wanted to have this pallate but i think it is not available in India!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Not directly no, you can get it on BeautyBay or Elitify.