Guest Post By Samannita
Okay so finally urban decay naked 3 is mine….I mean yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…! Happy dance….finally I can judge and find out all the truth behind the myths like “if you have UD , you don’t need anything” or “UD is the ultimate palette” or “the rosy neutrals in UD naked 3 are all meant for all”….etc.etc.
Price: – approx… 52 dollars
URBAN DECAY describes the palettes as “Experiment with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN (and insanely beautiful) rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter.”
The long-awaited follow-up Naked and Naked2 (two of the industry’s all-time bestselling palettes)! And this time around, we’re giving you a dozen NEW ways to get Naked. (Yes, we loaded this palette with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN shades.)
Choose from every finish imaginable: ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics. From the palest, shimmery pink to deep, warm black, these neutrals will make you want to get Naked all over again. Every shade features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.
Naked3 includes a NEW double-ended shadow/blending brush AND an Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler with resealable samples of all four formulas (original, Sin, Eden and Anti-Aging). Each sample holds about a week’s worth of Primer!
Our art-school-inspired tin case is a gorgeous rose-gold color (a subtle hint at the shades inside). Embossed on top with a big “Naked3” and cool facets that beg to be touched, it’s sure to inspire lots of jealous stares.
What You See Is What You Get: Strange (pale neutral pink matte-satin), Dust (pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter), Burnout (light pinky-peach satin), Limit (light dusty rose matte), Buzz (metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Trick (light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle), Nooner (medium pinky-brown matte), Liar (medium metallic mauve shimmer), Factory (pinky-brown satin), Mugshot (metallic taupe shimmer w/slight pink shift), Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin) and Blackheart (smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle).
The very first day I got the parcel it was just a dream come true for a beauty blogger or you can say for a makeup lover. I just took first whole week to make myself calm that “okay I got it…now it turn for reviewing it “…seriously the packaging of the palette is so cute that I seriously want to keep it intact as a brand new….hahahahahahhaha silly of me I know… As you can see from the pictures the package of the Naked 3 palette comes in a rosy pink cardboard box that has the name “NAKED 3” printed in gold above it. Like the color of the outer package the inner case of the palette is also rosy pink in color with “naked 3 “name written above it with golden shade. The case is really sturdy and pretty travel friendly as the palette has sleek packaging.
The palette comes with a mirror and a dual ended brush which is far better in quality than any other brand of palette having the brush in it that I used till now. The mirror is really enough for your touch ups and so the brush in the palette. The bristles of the brush are really soft and not scratchy at all. The brush body is also rosy pink in color. I mean once you hold the palette you will lost in the world of rosy neutrals…From package to brush to shades of the palettes all are related to rosy pink.
Okay so coming to the shades…the palettes consists of shades of twelve rosy pink neutrals. The shades are:-
- Strange – “a 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-Â – “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“.
The shades are pretty pigmented and staying power is awesome without any fading. The palette contain versatile shades, the shades are just perfect for daily use to party purpose as it has from pale neutral pink shades to smoky black matte. The palette contains both shimmer and matte shades. The matte are quite pigmented while the shimmer ones has no fallouts at all seriously don’t understand why the name of the shades are so strange, it sounds really funny but still it is a great way to remember the name of the shades if you want ….like I tried to create an eye makeup look with the shades Strange, Dust, Limit and Blackheart.
Now coming to pros and cons of the palette:-
- Nice packaging.
- Mirror and the brush in the palette are really helpful for touch-ups.
- Travel friendly.
- Sturdy case.
- Shades are very versatile, from pale pink to smoky black.
- Staying power is awesome.
- No fallouts of shimmer shades.
Now the cons:-
- Availability in India.
- Pricey no doubt.
My rating is: – 5/5…no no I am not bias, come on! Its UD after all how can I rate it low when I have no complaint regarding the packaging or shades or the pigmentation or the staying power of the palette.
My recommendation: – Yes yes yes! I mean UD the brand itself says everything, I know it is pricey and hard to get it but still if you have the opportunity to grab it then don’t think much just have it like I did without giving a second thought !