Urban Decay's latest addition to the Naked family is the Naked3 Palette ($52 for 12 shades, 1.3g each). The theme of Naked3 is rose-gold. It's a warmer palette compared to Naked and Naked2, but still neutral. I'm a huge fan of the other versions. Urban Decay makes amazing shadows with impressive pigment and wear. Naked3 comes with a double-sided brush and a sample packet of their primers. The brush is very well made however I prefer softer hair brushes for powder shadows (versus synthetic material) mainly because it's what I'm used to.
The colors in the palette vary from matte to shimmer to sparkle and tiny micro-glitters. I'm on the conservative side when it comes to glitters and find each and every shade in this palette wearable and suitable for everyday. The pigment on all the shades is really incredible. The only color I had issues with is the Blackheart which applied a bit chalky alone but works well when applied over a creamy liner with a tiny detail brush. There was no fallout with any of the glittery colors. Most of the shades in this palette appear to be new colors:
- Strange is a soft matte ivory pink
- Dust is a glittery light pink
- Burnout is a warmer pink shimmer
- Limit is a matte mauve-pink
- Buzz is a pink mauve shimmer
- Trick is a coppery pink glitter
- Nooner is a matte mauve
- Liar is a warm taupe
- Factory is a darker brownish taupe shimmer
- Mugshot is a neutral taupe shimmer
- Darkside is a satiny purple brown
- Blackheart is a dark black with red shimmer
Close ups plus swatches:
After my Instagram picture a few weeks ago many emailed me asking for comparisons to Naked and Naked2. I do think Naked3 is different enough to justify owning if you have either of the other two. Naked3 is the warmest and pinkest of the three options but has the most universally flattering colors. Here are the palettes photographed and swatched:
I really love the Naked3 palette. The color options are simply stunning and combinations endless. It's priced well for the size and quality. The packaging is well designed and sturdy. I think it's a definite must-have and will make an amazing holiday gift for beauty lovers.
Naked3 was a quick sellout online at a many locations but keep checking back - they are restocking frequently. You can find it online at Macy's, Sephora, and Urban Decay.