The Urban Decay Naked 3 was one of those very hyped-up beauty releases that I knew I really wanted but didn’t end up getting for one reason or another. Instead, my sister attempted to get this for me for Christmas… and she did, but with a very long delay.
Which is fine, because I still like it and now I have it! (P.S. As of today, I haven’t bought a single lick of makeup for a month and a half. There is a threshold for new makeup and I have reached it.)
True to the Naked tradition, the Naked 3 has twelve neutral eyeshadows, bumping the count of Naked neutrals to a total of 40. The Naked 2 has overlapping shades from both the Naked 1 (Half Baked) and the Naked Basics (Foxy). The booklet contains samples of 4 of their primer potion variants, two of which I already have.
The eyeshadows are fixed in a lightest to darkest type of arrangement, sort of.
— Strange: perhaps ironically~* named because it’s your standard matte off-white, very slightly pink-toned.
— Dust: a gritty, glittery pink, as annoying as actual unwanted dust. This is widely regarded as the worst shade of the Naked 3, and I can see why. I think everyone is better off using this shade as a “glitter topcoat” or under a sticky, colored base that we endeavor to look a bit rosy-hued. Anyway, I haven’t tried this much, so I have no real mad opinions about it, but it is the grittiest shade of the entire bunch.
— Burnout: a pretty midtone peachy rose, like the surrounding area of a baked burnout’s eyes.
— Limit: a beautiful light rosy mauve, one of the mattes in this palette. It is lighter and more pink-toned than Naked 2’s Tease, which is one of my absolute favorite shades.
— Buzz: a medium mauve-y rose with a bit of silver sparkle. Very pretty.
— Trick: a rosy copper that translates a bit orange-y on me.
— Nooner: a matte midtone taupe-y mauve, which looks exactly like the Pantone color, “purple mauve”.
– Liar: a really pretty metallic old rose.
— Factory: a deep warm chocolate brown with a satin finish
— Mugshot: a cool frosty medium brown
— Darkside: a grey-toned brown, with a satin finish and slightly purple leanings
— Blackheart: a blackened deep brown (almost black) with a suspension of red sparks. So, freaking pretty. I think this made me want this palette the most.
I’ve used this palette a handful of times since getting it, but I want to use it a bit more to facilitate my opinion-making for the Urban Decay Naked comparison post that I’m planning to post later this week. As luck would have it, I have access to all the Nakeds (1, 2, 3, and Basics). Please let me know if there is anything specific you want me to address in the post.
For the purpose of this post, though, here are two looks I’ve done using this pretty palette:
I’ll play with this some more, and maybe do a One Week Naked 3 (series of looks), like I did with the original Naked and the Naked 2. I ultimately really like the kind of variation that this palette offers. It might be my favorite one (among the Nakeds), but I’m holding off making that declaration since this is a new palette + I am probably just really excited about it.
The palette also comes with a dual-ended brush that’s similar to the one you get with the Naked 2. Naked 3’s brush is a bit different, though, since the “blender,” fluffy side is more pinched (at the ferrule) so the shape is quite different, and the bristles are shorter. The other, flat side is less tapered than the Naked 2’s flat side with very slightly shorter bristles, but they are basically the same.
Instead of a deluxe sample size of the Urban Decay Primer Potion, that comes with the original Naked, or a deluxe sample size of the lip gloss, that comes with the Naked 2, the Naked 3 comes with 4 samples of their different kinds of Primer Potion. I currently have the original and Sin, but the Naked 3 also comes with the anti-aging variant, as well as Eden.
The order also came with samples of their new lipstick line, Revolution, which is extremely cool:
The Naked 3 palette retails for $52, which is a $2 from when I bought my other Naked palettes early last year.
Like I mentioned earlier in the post, I’m putting together a comparison post of all the Naked palettes. Please leave a comment if you have a specific question you would like me to answer about any of the palettes. I’ll do my best to address them in the upcoming post!
Thank you for reading!
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