Sunday, 5 January 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette & Swatches

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