Review + Giveaway | Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Want to know my thoughts on the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette or fancy winning yourself one?
Review + Giveaway | Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

What is it?
It’s a palette that contains 12 rose toned neutral eyeshadows.
Review + Giveaway | Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Price
The Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette retails at £37.00 and is available to purchase on the Look Fantastic website.
Review + Giveaway | Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Packaging
The Naked 3 Palette comes in a very sturdy rose gold metal tin. I personally think the design is great and the overall packaging is effective.
Review + Giveaway | Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Review + Giveaway | Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Review + Giveaway | Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Swatches
All swatches are dry without primer
Review + Giveaway | Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Swatches
All swatches are dry without primer
My thoughts
When I heard Urban Decay were releasing a Naked 3 palette that would be made up of rose toned neutral shadows, I was super excited. I was even more excited when I actually got my hands on it. It contains 12 eyeshadows in total which include Strange – A very pale matte pink, Dust – A glittery baby pink, Burnout – A peachy satin pink, Limit – A matte dusky rose, Buzz – A glittery metallic rose, Trick – A metallic copper, Nooner – A pink toned matte brown, Liar – A metallic pink gold, Factory – A deep pink bown, Mugshot – A rose gold toned metallic taupe, Darkside – A deep mauve toned taupe and Blackheart – A matte black which contains red sparkle. So yeah, it has a nice variety of finishes. I’m personally a big fan of Satin and Metallic shades and usually hate matte shadows with a passion but this palette has changed my opinion on the sparkle free shades. Quite often I find mattes to lack in pigmentation and be quite chalky/powdery but the quality of those that are in the Naked 3 palette are top notch. They have fantastic colour pay off (like the majority of shadows in the palette) and aren’t at all powdery. As for the other shades in the palette, they’re very, very pretty, flattering and like most Urban Decay eyeshadows I’ve tried in the past, have very good longevity and blended easily (they last around 8 hours before fading without a primer and obviously with a primer wear time can be prolonged) I love how with this palette you can create both day and night looks as you have really pale shades to the deeper shades which are fab for creating a nice smoky eye look.  My only issue with the product is the shade Dust. In the pan it looks gorgeous but on, it’s a little bit of a let down. I found it to lack pigmentation and be quite dusty. It’s basically just glitter that struggles to stay in place even with primer. Speaking of primer, you get four generous primer potion samples with the palette. The Original, Eden, Sin and Anti-aging. I’ve personally only tried the Original but I’m a fan so no doubt I’ll get some use out of that at some point as well as the other shades in the little sample pack. Oh yes, I almost forgot, you get a really decent brush too. Normally when I get applicators and brushes with makeup nine times out of ten they’re really bad quality but the brush included in the Naked 3 is an awesome crease and shadow brush which makes application easy peasy.
Review + Giveaway | Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette | Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Pros
  • Great packaging
  • Contains gorgeous shades suitable for both day and night
  • Contains a nice range of finishes
  • Majority of shades have fantastic pigmentation
  • Majority of shades have very good longevity
  • Blend easily
  • I found the shades flattering on my pale cool skin
  • Contains four generous primer potion samples
  • Contains an awesome crease and shadow brush

 

Cons
  • A little on the pricey side
  • The shade Dust is a let down, especially in comparison to other shades in the palette

 

Review + Giveaway | Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette | Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Overall
Although Dust isn’t as good as I’d like it to be, the palette is fab and I can tell is going to be used A LOT!
Want to win yourself a Naked 3 palette?
As a little thank you for an amazing year of blogging, I picked up another palette for one of you beauties to win. If you’d like to win yourself a Naked 3 palette all you have to do is follow these simple rules:
  • To be in with a chance of winning, enter the Rafflecopter widget below
  • The giveaway is open internationally
  • All mandatory entries MUST be complete or you will be completely disqualified
  • The giveaway will run from Friday 20th December 2013 until Monday 20th January 2014 12:00am GMT
  • Once the giveaway is over I will contact the winner. Once an email is sent the winner will then have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen

 

Good luck!
Shannon xo
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