Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

I was in Toronto over the holidays, and of course, could not resist popping in to a Sephora. Not having a Sephora near where I live means I don’t actually get to shop there live, in person and usually rely on online shopping. Being in a Sephora in December of 2013 naturally meant having to buy a new UD Naked palette. I mean, what choice did I have? 🙂
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

I, like most makeup enthusiasts, already have the original Naked and the Naked 2 palette. Although I liked the original Naked palette, it did contain mostly bronze-toned neutrals, and not all of the shades worked well with my cool-toned fair skin. I actually much preferred the Naked 2, with its cooler-toned neutrals (taupes and greys).

Here are the Nakeds, side by side:
The Naked Palettes

The Nakeds. Top-bottom: Naked 1, 2, and 3.

The Nakeds. Top-bottom: Naked 1, 2, and 3.

The Naked 3 is very pinkey-rosey toned which I am loving! I think it might be my favourite. I am finding all of the shades very wearable, likely because they work well with my pink undertones. I would caution though, if you are not a pink eyeshadow lover, and you find pink-toned shadows don’t flatter you or work with your skin tone, then this palette might not be for you.

I didn’t want to swatch all 12 shades (there are tons of swatches all over the internet, so it seemed unnecessary) but I thought I would swatch my favourite shades out of the Naked 3:

Naked 3 palette swatches. L-R: Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Strange.

Naked 3 palette swatches. L-R: Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Strange.

  • Nooner: A matte mauve that is beautiful in the crease
  • Liar: Chocolatey brown with a rose-gold sheen
  • Factory: Rosey-brown with a subtle shimmer
  • Mugshot: Cooler-toned taupey-brown with a really pretty rosey sheen. Similar to MAC’s “Patina”.
  • Strange: Finally a great, matte blending/highlight shade in a Naked palette! This one is similar to MAC’s “Brule” (one of my long-time favs), but more pinkey-peach toned.

A lot of the reviews I have read have commented on the packaging. People don’t seem to be a fan of the hard metallic cases and favour the original fuzzy, velvety one. I really like the Naked 2 and 3 cases though. I think the pink Naked 3 case with its faux, crinkely metal finish is super pretty.

Whats your favourite palette – Naked 1, 2 or 3?


Filed under Eyes, Eyeshadow, Reviews

11 responses to “Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

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  5. Archie

    I love finding new Canadian content beauty blogs 🙂
    I adore my Naked 3 (for my green eyes) and don’t own Naked 1 but rather the more economical Quo dupe (for my warm skintone).


    • Thanks Archie! I haven’t tried any Quo shadows (although I love their cotton pads). I will have to give them a try.


      • Archie

        I only have two pallets but Quo is a bit hit and miss in my opinion. One pallett is very dusty/chalky and mostly a grand disappointment, but the BtB really is quite lovely. Not as pigmented or smooth as the Urban Decay shadows but still good quality for the pricepoint.

        (not sure if this is just the computer I’m using, but this is the second time Google + hasn’t let me sign in for commenting.)


      • Good tips! Sorry to hear you’re having trouble with Google+. I will look into if there an issue on my end 😦


      • Archie

        aaaaand by “BtB” I mean the Back to Basics pallet 🙂


  6. ahhh I need this palette in my life!


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