Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette & Swatches

Sunday, 5 January 2014



I feel like I'm a little late to the party with this post as so many of my favourite bloggers have already posted about the Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette before it even came out! I didn't get the third palette from Urban Decay's Naked collection until Christmas but I was so happy I did. I'm so excited to play around with this palette. This is my first Urban Decay palette. Ever. I've had their eyeshadows in the past, which I loved, but currently I do not have any other products from this brand.


At a quick glance, the colours in this palette are so gorgeous. I wasn't sure how these would suit my skintone (medium with a yellow undertone) but the rose-gold tones are so flattering. There's a mix of matte and glittery shades in the palette. From swatching I think Trick, Factory and Darkside are going to be my favourites. I found the right side of the palette which contains the darker shades a lot easier to swatch than the left side and coincidentally they showed up better on my skin. Dust in particular I found really hard to pick up and I think this would be hard to work with. In all though, considering I don't generally like to wear pink unless it's on my lips, I'm really surprised how much I like the shades in this palette.


The palette comes with a useful double ended brush so you can apply your eyeshadow and blend them out. It also comes with samples of the Urban Decay Primer Potion in the 4 different formulations. I really love the packaging of this product, which feels very durable and is similar to the Naked 2 palette. A lot of the eyeshadow palettes I own already are on the cheaper side and the packaging has broken or feels quite flimsy.

Overall, my initial impressions are that this is a great palette with a wide range of shades that work well together. I can now sort of understand the huge hype around the release of this product and the previous Naked palettes.

Have you tried anything by Urban Decay?

Lesley x

12 comments:

  1. This sold out so quickly when it first came out. Those shades are so pretty and i'm sure we will see some makeup looks on you from this palette. This palette is a must have.

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  2. I love those shades. I haven't gotten naked yet, but I am planning on it. Lol!

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  3. I have the original naked palette, primer potion, face primer,a few eyepencils and a single eyeshadow. They unfortunately dont sell urban decay anymore here in The Netherlands :(

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  4. I have the original Naked palette and have been eyeing this one, but since I'm a bit remedial when it comes to eyeshadow application I'm still debating on if I want to purchase it or not. Beautiful swatches!
    Courtnea of Finally Growing!

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  5. Thank you ladies for commenting
    @TomesEdition I'm not sure how I ended up with one as it sold out in the UK too!
    @V that's a shame! It's only in department stores in the UK and some online retailers. The choice is pretty limited too. I can't get the first palette anywhere :(
    @Courtneat thank you lovely. I really need to get the original

    Lesley
    x

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  6. I really like the last four shades but that's about it! Not saying the others aren't nice, just no idea how I'd wear them, bit clueless with the left shades on my first Naked palette!

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  7. Those shades are really pretty.
    Abbi of http://belowthawaist.blogspot.jp/

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  8. Thank you all for your comments!
    @Kristabel they're pretty but I definitely preferred the other end of the palette. I really want the first one, hopefully it's not the same thing with that one as I'm hoping to get it at some point! :)
    x

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  9. Love this palette; it's so pretty.. I'm used to darker shades, but I'm glad I have this because I don't have a lot of pinkish shades in my collection.

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  10. This palette definitely looks gorgeous!! I just purchased the Naked palette and the Vice 2, along with the Naked Basics. Haven't really had too much UD in the past but I am absolutely loving the buttery eyeshadows =D

    Jess- sweetandsourmakeuphour.blogspot.com

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  11. The shades are beautiful..great post
    x

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