After recently going through a bit of an obsession with rose gold, it just became clear that I needed Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette in my life. I’d had the second palette for a while, and when I hit pan I decided I’d try one of the other palettes. I actually bought the original palette first of all, then a few days later my love for rose gold hit and when I was out, I slipped and accidentally bought the third palette. Whoops.
Priced at £38.50, they are one of the more expensive ranges of eyeshadow palettes around, but the great quality pigment means you don’t have to use very much at a time, making your palette last longer. So really, if you think about it, it’s more of an investment, right? At least that’s what I tell my fiancé. The packaging is also very good, it reminds me of a pencil tin you’d have at school, and it has a great mirror for if you’re on the go, but personally I never use mirrors which are included which any products unless I absolutely have to. This palette comes with a dual-ended shadow/blending brush, plus four samples of the eyeshadow primer potions – Original, Eden (nude matte), Sin (shimmer), and Anti-Aging.
At first I was worried that I was going to look like I had pink-eye, but luckily that’s not the case. There’s a great mix of matte and shimmer, and light to dark shades to create any kind of look that pops into your head.
– Strange: Pale Neutral Pink Matte-Satin
– Dust: Pale Metallic Pink Shimmer with Iridescent Micro-Glitter
– Burnout: Light Pinky-Peach Satin
– Limit: Light Dusty Rose Matte
– Buzz: Metallic Rose Shimmer with Silver Micro-Glitter
– Trick: Light Metallic Pinky-Copper Shimmer with Tonal Micro-Sparkle
– Nooner: Medium Pinky-Brown Matte
– Liar: Medium Metallic Mauve Shimmer
– Factory: Pinky-Brown Satin
– Mugshot: Metallic Taupe Shimmer with Slight Pink Shift
– Darkside: Deep Taupe-Mauve Satin
– Blackheart: Smoky Black Matte with Rosy Red Micro-Sparkle
It’s quite difficult to capture the shimmer on camera (especially on iPhone as opposed to my DSLR, I suppose I was just being lazy!), but it does give a great idea of what the shades look like. I would have liked a more shimmery darker shade, but not quite as dark as Blackheart, as I’m not a huge fan of the more matte shades, but that’s just personal preference. One of my favourite looks is Dust on the inner corner, Burnout or Buzz in the centre of the lid, then Factory on the outer mixed with Blackheart. Then I highlight the tear duct area and brow bone with Strange.
One of my concerns was that it would look almost too pink to do a natural, everyday look with. Of course it does look rosier than the other palettes, however, it’s a great alternative for days when you’re feeling a bit more feminine and want a subtle difference in your make up.
Also, if you have green eyes like I do, it looks fierce as hell.
Thanks for reading! I’d love to see some of your looks!