Saturday, May 10, 2014

art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.

In the last few years, Urban Decay has become one of the most buzzed about cosmetics brands out there. And it's all thanks to the Urban Decay Naked palettes. The first palette became a must-have for makeup lovers around the world. Ditto the second palette. And the third.

I've had the Naked 3 palette in my makeup collection for quite some time now...but was holding off on posting about it. I wanted to make sure I had a good feel for the colours, the pigmentation, and the versatility of the shadows first. Now that I've been using it on a fairly regular basis, I can honestly say that I am ready to share my thoughts on their latest collection of neutral shades.

So, here it is: my review of Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette. To start with, let's take a peek at the shades inside. 

Rose gold tones, galore! My gosh, I love it. From left to right, the shades are: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, and Blackheart. In addition to the shadows themselves, this set came with a double-sided eyeshadow brush and a sample of primers. Bonus!

There are plenty of gorgeous shadows here. Some of matte, some are shimmery, and some have a satin finish. While all of the shades are gorgeous - there are some that stand out to me the most. I love Dust (which is a metallic shimmery shade), Nooner (perfect for blending out the crease), Mugshot (my absolute favourite - a metallic taupe shade), and Blackheart (love this as a crease shade!).

Let's take a closer look at the pigmentation and colour quality with a few swatches! (They go from left to right)

As you can see from the swatches above, most of the colours are quite pigmented. The lighter shades obviously come off fairly light, but they are great for blending. In fact, the only shade I was disappointed in was Dust. I didn't find it overly remarkable or pigmented. The rest of the colours, though? Stunning! There are so many beautiful looks you can create. I just love the taupe and rose gold combinations. 

This is the Naked 3 palette in action. For this makeup look, I used Trick, Blackheart, and Nooner. Let me know what you think!

Overall, I absolutely love the palette. This may not be as versatile as the original Naked palette but it is definitely a must-have for makeup lovers. The neutral shades are absolutely gorgeous - and you're sure to love them!

Do you own the Naked 3 palette? What do you think of it?

xo Shannon


  1. I cannot believe I haven't even tried one yet ! Which one do you like best out of all 3 ? Or what do you recommend the most ?

    1. Honestly? I think the original Naked palette is the best for me in terms of versatility. It's got a little bit of everything! But I do really love the Naked 3 palette as well. It's beautiful - I just find it can't be used in as many different ways.

  2. Beautiful makeup as always Shannon. Rose gold eye shadows are my favorites. Have a fabulous weekend.

  3. WOW! This is as good as 1 & 2. Love your makeup Shanon!
    Keep in touch

  4. love your Make up

  5. I really love the looks you can create with the palette! Super super pretty, I'm really loving the pink-tones right now!
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

  6. Love the look! I've been obsessed with the Naked 3 palette since it came out. I'll admit, I haven't played with it much lately because I have so many different eyeshadows!

  7. loving the naked palette!
    kisses from Miami,

  8. Love your look..naked palette is my fav :)

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  9. This palette has amazing shades, so natural!

  10. Amo questa palette nonostante il rosa non sia il mio colore preferito. La trovo estremamente elegante. Mi piace moltissimo il tuo può vedere qualche foto in più ? :) mi piacerebbe molto prendere spunto. Un bacio

  11. I love this palette, Naked 3 is so cool, I want it!
    Thank you for sharing ;-)

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  12. Love the look you created with it! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

  13. Those colors are amazing, prfect for both work& special occasions! X

  14. I love your make up Shannon... great job!!!!!
    Happy weekstart doll!!!

  15. This is gorgeous .. And on my wish list.. It's just super hard to find in South Africa sadly.

  16. I looove this palette!!! You look great! Thank you for stopping by!

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    Evi xoxo

  17. So beautiful palette sweetie..I am your new follower on gfc, I would be very happy of you follow back :)
    nice to connect <3

  18. seriously stunning colors! You can't go wrong with a Naked palette!!!!!

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