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? 🙂
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).
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:
- 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?