Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (review + swatches)

Naked 3 is officially here (ink UK) and you can now buy it in store from House Of Fraser and place an order online tomorrow (Wednesday, 11.12). I received mine last weekend and I fell in love with all the gorgeous shades already. I have the original Naked and Naked 2, but the new one is definitely my favourite. It features 12 stunning neutral shades with pink and rose gold undertones. The colour selection is less varied than it was in the first two Naked palettes, but it makes it much more wearable for daytime.

Naked 3 includes a nice selection of matte, pearl and metallic finishes, all super pigmented and easy to apply. Like all Urban Decay eye shadows, they feel almost buttery  ans stay put all day. As usual, you get a good quality brush with your palette and a big mirror inside. You also get four resealable samples of the UD Primer Potions.

The colours include:

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

You can see all the detailed swatches of Naked 3 on the photos below, including swatches on my eyelids. I thought it was the best way to show you how the colours look like on :) I will be creating some makeup looks with Naked 3 soon, so keep your eyes peeled :) My favourite shades from the palette are: Liar, Buzz, Blackheart and Dust. The last one is the only shade in Naked 3 with a bit of fallout, but it is absolutely gorgeous anyway.

Overall, I am totally in love with Naked 3 and I would recommend ordering it asap, because it will sell out fast. It is on everyone's Christmas wishlist this year!

L-R- Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart
top row- in direct daylight, middle- in darker ligh, bottom- with flash
L-R: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit
L-R: Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar
L-R: Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart

*PR sample



  1. This has just made me even more excited to get my hands on it! love that you included pictures of it on your eyes can definitely get a better idea of the colours from them!! :) xx

    An Uninventive Name

  2. Your swatches are by far the best I've seen of this palette! I love this palette, I can't wait to get my hands on it :)

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  3. I'm falling in love with this palette everytime I see more swatches +.+

  4. This palette is on my Christmas wishlist :) I like Naked! Especially Naked 2

  5. The more I see pictures of this the more I fall in love with it... Oh woe is me :(

  6. AMAZING!!!! I do not own Naked 1 or 2 but i MUST get this palette. This is an awesome review!!

  7. Such a beautiful palette, I keep telling myself I don't need it, but I feel like I'm going to have to give in, it's crying out to me haha! Love the pictures by the way, it must have taken ages to apply every shade, that is dedication :)

  8. All the colours are gorgeous! Blackheart looks amazing just on its own so I'm sure it has to make a beautiful smokey eye <3

  9. Amazing photos and swatches! This is at the top of my christmas list! x

  10. Thanks for the swatches on the eyes! They were super helpful! I can't wait to purchase this palette.

  11. Gorgeous colours :) Would love to try this! x

    Telina | Love, Telina

  12. Great idea swatching the colors on your eyes! Just picked mine up and can't wait to test it out. Great post!

    Megan x | Meganopoliss

  13. lovely post hun. I love the shades but not sure how flattering they'd be on my skintone. I had the original naked palette & ended up giving it to my sister as I never used it. I probably wont buy this but I'm sure it will be a complete sell out xx

  14. I am almost crying, best swatches I've seen so far thank you!

  15. Those swatches. Must have taken quite a long time to take photos of them, what with applying them separately on your lids but my God it's very useful. They all look lovely and I can tell a dark sultry smokey eye is easy to achieve with those shades. Thank you so much Sandra for the effort. I don't know any other blogger who would go through the trouble of posting such useful swatches, that's why I love you. :* xx

  16. Favourite review of this, ever! Thank you for the individual eye swatches, amazing! :) x

  17. Well this is a rather fabulous post, love the eye swatches! I think I deffo do need this palette now after reading this!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  18. This palette is beautiful, the shades are so stunning and the brush looks great quality x

  19. Hooray! Finally, a review with some decent swatches :) I have to say even though I dont have any of the other Naked palettes, (i have the Theodora one which is lovely) Naked 3 one looks to be far and away my favourite. It shall be mine :p

  20. It's such a lovely palette. I've only just invested in the Naked 2 and I'm already telling myself I need this one.

    Great post! Love how you really showed the true colours of the shadows!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic


  21. WOW - these shadows look pigmented. I love the swatches on your eyes!
    Great post. I really want this x

  22. I love it!
    Thank you for showing how it would look on your eyelids too, it is a ton more helpful than than only looking at swatches on the arm.
    Now I'm so tempted to go out to buy the palette!

  23. Swatching that must've got crazy, I love mugshot and factory xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  24. Sandra, stopppp! You're making my heart ache will all the beauty of this palette! I'm so happy I've pre-ordered mine, it's going to be the best 'me to me' gift ever! Your pictures are phenomenal and the swatches are all so clear and helpful :) Loving 'limit' and 'buzz' xxx

  25. I absolutley love the darker colours. Once again Urban Decay don't disappoint!

    Beauty Challenged

  26. It is just too beautiful! Great review and swatches :) x


  27. everyday i have used this lately, and i drool over blackheart every time.

  28. So, so pretty! Thank you so much for the review! :))


  29. Great post. Love the pictures of the shades on your eyes. xx

  30. I need this palette in my life! And the best swatches that I've seen of it too! Thanks!


  31. This palette looks lovely and I really hope I get it for Christmas! The pictures are amazing as well!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  32. Sandra. You're an enabler. Fab review... off to order!


  33. I want this mainly for the shade 'Trick' - it looks so perfect!


  34. I've never used any urban decay makeup, let alone the naked palettes, but I do like the look of this one x


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