Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Naked 3 Palette by Urban Decay

Urban Decay - Naked 3

I am pretty sure most of you have heard of Urban Decay and the Naked 3 Palette, but for those who have not yet.. It is time for you to be introduced to one of my favorite beauty brands, especially so for eye products!

Urban Decay is an American beauty brand that aims to produce cosmetic products with an edge for women who love unique and fun colors and who are not afraid to show their individuality. This brand is very popular in the world of beauty lovers and the Naked Palettes are one of its major current successes. As you have read, we are going to discuss the Naked 3 palette, which means there are 2 previous palettes as well. Naked (1) consists of bronze-hued neutrals and Naked 2 has more taupe and grey/beige neutral eyeshadows. I also have the Naked Palette and it is one of my favorites, but I will write about that another time.

Urban Decay - Naked 3 package


I think the colors of Naked and Naked 2 are quite similar, but Naked 3 really stands out. The palette comes in a rose-gold case with golden writing and it looks really sleek and pretty. The 12 eyeshadows of Naked 3 are all pink-hued going from from pale, shimmery pink (that is perfect as a highlighter) to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter (which will work beautifully with smokey eyes). It is obvious that there is a lot to choose from.. so let us have a closer look at the shades:


Urban Decay - Naked 3 sneak peek


At a first glance the 12 different eyeshadows all look gorgeous. There is some variation available from shimmery to matte eyeshadows and the darker the colors are the more brown you will find in them. Urban Decay's eyeshadows have a special velvet formula making them soft to the touch and easy to apply to your eyes. If your eyelids are rather oily you should be careful of this, but I really love the eyeshadows for their intense colors, beautiful shine and amazing durability.   


Urban Decay - Naked 3 double-ended brush


Each Naked Palette always contains a brush and primer potion. The latter I will talk about in a separate article, but I will have a closer look at the brush right now. The brush in Naked 3 is new a double-ended brush for being, well..., double-ended (doh). The flatter brush is called the Good Karma Shadow brush and you can use it to apply your eyeshadow. The other brush is the Blending brush, which is made for blending colors so the eyeshadows look more fluid and softer. Now let us have an even closer look at the 12 eyeshadows:


Urban Decay - Naked 3 swatch

The first eyeshadow is called "Strange" and is described as a pale neutral pink matte-satin eyeshadow, well that is a complex way to describe a color I will mainly be using in my inner-V and my browbone. It is a simple and matte color and I like it, but it is not very special. The second color, "Dust" is the complete opposite. It just looks so magical with its pale metallic pink shimmer and the micro glitters. They should have called this "Pixie Dust" and I would have agreed! "Burnout" is a peachy satin color that gives off a smooth and soft shine; quite a beauty! A more rosy-pink is "Limit", which did not give off a lot in this swatch but I applied it with my pinky, so let that count for something.
   

Urban Decay - Naked 3 shimmer

It might be my crappy photo skills, but "Buzz" looked rather OK in the case. However, once applied to my skin I noticed what an amazing metallic shimmer came off. This is a deeper shade of pink with silver micro glitters. "Trick" has some major sparkle in there as well, but has a more copper shade. Now "Nooner" might look like a boring matte in comparison to all those shimmery colors, but it is not!! Just look at how deep that pink-brown eyeshadow is. There is nothing wrong with matte! We are back to shimmery shades with "Liar", which is more mauve toned. Out of these four colors... I am unable to pick a favorite.. this is getting tough!! 


Urban Decay - Naked 3 brown eyeshadows

The last for eyeshadows have the most brown in them. "Factory" is a brown satin eyeshadow with a bit of pink shimmer in there and "Mugshot" is a more metallic shade with a pink shine! In "Darkside" I am unable to find a lot of pink, but mainly see a taupe-mauve satin eyeshadow. However, the darkest color of them all, "Blackheart" is a smokey black matte eyeshadow with rosy red micro sparkles! The last shade kind of reminds me of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Unfortunately, Urban Decay is not available for sale in any store in the Netherlands or Belgium, but you can find it online via Sephora.fr or Beautybay.com! The Naked 3 Palette will cost you €47,90 but (in my opinion) that is money well spent, because you get 12 amazingly beautiful and intense eyeshadows in a luxurious case in return! You can expect beauty looks with this palette coming up soon, but in the mean time I would love to read your opinion. Have you heard of Urban Decay before? Do you like the Naked Palettes? And have you already bought the Naked 3?
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27 comments

  1. Oh my god, it's so damn pretty! Ik ben echt gek op de Naked Palettes, maar helaas heb ik er nog geen eentje in mijn bezit. Uhu, de palette bevat een roze ondertoon.. SO PRETTY! Strange is echt zo'n prachtige kleur die altijd van pas komt. Mugshot, Buzz en Trick.. GURL. Ik wil die palette nu ook hoor! :O

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    1. I know, right?! Oh, de eerste vind ik ook zeker echt al mijn geld waard! Ze zijn gewoon zo mooi en de kleuren zijn prachtig :D

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  2. Every blog girl talks about this pallet.... I guess it is time I get me one too.... ive read wonder about them :)

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  3. I don't own any of the naked palettes, because I'm just not that into golds and coppers. This one however is calling my name! Happy to hear that you like it!

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  4. Naked palette you say? Never heard of it...

    Kidding ;-) Ik heb deze ondertussen al 1001 keer gereviewed en geswatched gezien, maar het blijft een prachtig palet, mooie swatches!

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    1. Dat kan ik me goed voorstellen, ja! Maar ik moest het alsnog delen :D

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  5. Wow de kleurtjes zijn er echt super uit! Sowieso hou ik erg van goud en nude tinten. Het palet is ook erg goedkoop in vergelijking met hoeveel verschillende tinten je krijgt.

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogpsot.com

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    1. Je haalt de woorden uit mijn mond. Dat vind ik nou ook!

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  6. Prachtig palette é
    ik heb er al wat ooglooks mee gemaakt ondertussen,
    Beste koop van mijn leven ;)

    Liefs,
    Karlien

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    1. Ik vind het leuk om te horen dat anderen net zo enthousiast zijn :D

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  7. Prachtig Palette! Duidelijke review :)

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  8. Ik heb Naked 3 ook, het is echt een prachtig palette! Ik word helemaal nostalgisch als ik denk aan hoe ik hem voor het eerst open deed, ik dacht echt van: wauw die kleuren zijn perfect <3

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    1. Ik liep echt meteen naar de UD sectie in de Sephora haha. Ik zag verder niks behalve de Naked 3 die me riep.. en toen had ik nog wat andere leuke dingetjes gehaald ^^

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  9. Supermooi palette he! Ik ben ook zo blij met het mijne :)
    Ik kijk uit naar de mooie looks die je er allemaal mee gaat maken!

    X Sara

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    1. Yay leuk om te lezen :D vrijdag komt de eerste... een erg zachte look :)

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  10. Over dit palette heb ik al superveel gehoord! Een vriendin van mij heeft de eerste 2, maar heeft het 3e niet meer gekocht. Zij is er ook echt weg van!! xo

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  11. ik blijf Naked 3 zo'n prachtig palette vinden! De kleuren zijn zo mooi en romantisch! ^^

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  12. Oef het is en blijft een prachtig palette. Ooit heb ik er ook 1 in mijn bezit hihi. liefs x

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  13. Oh you got 3! I have both 1 and 2, but I am passing on this one for the moment. I don't reach for my big palettes as often as I should! There are some shades I'd happily purchase as single though, especially Dark Side!

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    1. I understand. I remember you telling me you prefer singles! I tend to go for palettes, haha, and my favorites are all by Urban Decay!

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  14. Hij is zó mooi. I'm in love! ♡

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  15. i like your comments on the shades name :) totally agree that dust should be called pixie dust, and blackheart does remind me of AIWL! UD should hire you in their marketing department :)

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