Hi everyone and welcome back to The Coveted Lifestyle.
Today I’m going to review and swatch the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. When I was thinking about what my first ever review post was going to be, I decided to dedicate it to the first ever Naked palette I got. The Urban Decay Naked Palettes were a massive craze a few years ago and at the time I wasn’t that into makeup to justify buying it so when Christmas came about in 2015 my mum asked me if I wanted one. I was torn between getting the Naked 2 or the Naked 3 and I eventually choose the Naked 3 as I felt I didn’t have a lot of shades like that in my collection. .
So I’ll start off talking about the packaging, which I actually quite like. I’ve seen many reviews about the Urban Decay palettes packaging saying they aren’t the best but I do like the Naked 3’s packaging. Its a rose gold metal tin with the Naked 3 in gold writing. The packaging is sturdy and less likely to get dirty compared to the original Naked palette which was Fabric. There is a large mirror on the inside which is good for travelling as it means I don’t need to bring a separate mirror. It comes with a double ended brush and some samples of their Urban Decay Primer Potion, I’ve not actually used my samples as I have tried the primer potion in the past plus I already have good eyeshadow primers that I use regularly. I love one side of the brush to pack shadow on my lid, I usually wet my brush first to make the shades more vibrant.
L to R- Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart
So now onto the shades. The swatches I’ve done don’t do the shades justice plus also editing the photo has made them lighter but all the shades apart from the first 2 swatch really well. “Strange” is so pale that you can’t see it well on the skin and the shade “Dust” is quite chunky and is hard to swatch as the glitter falls out a lot. This palette has more pink and purple tones in it which I like for the spring summer time. On the Urban Decay website they describe the shades as a “rose-hued neutral shades which feature Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System”. The shades are so easy to use, some of the shimmery shades are a tad chunky but with a bit of water or fix plus on your brush it makes them easier to use. I usually use this palette for everyday looks as the shades are more toned down which suit my everyday style looks. I love the shades “Limit” and “Nooner” for the crease, “limit” makes a good transition shade. “Strange” is a good brow bone highlight and a good shade to set your primer as its a neutral colour. My favourite shimmery shades in this palette is “Trick”, “Liar” and “Mugshot”. These shades are more neutral brown/golden shades rather than the pinkier shades in the palette. I do like the pinkier shades for days I want something different.
Overall I do like this palette as the shades are really easy to use and make some simple looks for everyday. Also I don’t have to worry about the shadows breaking as the packing is amazing and very photogenic.
I hope you all like this post and I’ll see you in my next post!