Urban Decay NAKED3 Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

urban decay naked 3 eyeshadow palette

It’s here! FINALLY! Urban Decay NAKED3 has landed stateside, and I’m so happy to have it in my hot little hands. I’ve played with it for a few days, and here’s what I think…

urban decay naked 3

NAKED3 is a little different than its NAKED predecessors, NAKED1, NAKED2, and NAKED Basics. NAKED3 contains 12 all-new and exclusive eyeshadow shades that take on more of a rosy hue. From pale shimmery pinks to the deepest black matte with red micro-glitter, these are as insanely gorgeous and wearable as the other NAKEDs. There’s a good mix of mattes, pearls, and metallics, which I think Urban Decay does really well.

It’s encased in a sturdy metal palette that snaps shut like NAKED2, and the front is textured with a raised NAKED3 emblem. The case looks a little more rose gold in-person than it does in my photographs. Inside, there’s a mirror, and a nice double-ended eyeshadow brush. (It’s also rose gold and says NAKED3 on it.) It’s not like in most palettes where the brush is an afterthought, this is a full-size Urban Decay eyeshadow brush that I would use even outside of the palette.

Also included is a nice sample package of four of Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potions; you’ll get about a week’s worth each of Original, Sin, Eden, and the new Anti-Aging formula.

Shades included:

  • 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)
  • Blackheart (smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle)

In terms of quality, I didn’t really have any issues with pigmentation or performance. Perhaps Blackheart had a little more fallout than I would have liked—but I cut it slack because for one thing, it’s nearly black, and second, it has glitter in it. At first I worried Strange would be too powdery, but it glides on my lids like a dream. All of the shades feel exceptionally smooth and buttery to the touch—with Factory feeling maybe just a little gritty to my fingertips, but no real issues.

urban decay naked3

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ud naked 2

urban decay naked3 eyeshadow brush

urban decay blackheart eyeshadow urban decay darkside eyeshadow urban decay mugshot eyeshadow urban decay liar eyeshadow urban decay nooner eyeshadow urban decay trick eyeshadow urban decay buzz eyeshadow urban decay limit eyeshadow urban decay burnout eyeshadow urban decay dust eyeshadow urban decay strange eyeshadow


All swatches are over Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Original). While I’ve done my very best to provide the most accurate swatches for you, I have very fair skin, and some of the more pale shades don’t show up as accurately as I would have liked. I still hope these are helpful for you!

urban decay naked3 strange dust burnout limit buzz trick swatches

urban decay naked 3 swatches nooner liar factory mugshot darkside blackheart swatch

I wanted to show you one more swatch of Blackheart alone, because it’s such a complex shade to capture, but so pretty.

urban decay blackheart swatch

ud primer pack

ud primer pack inside

Price & Availability…

$52; sephora.com, urbandecay.com, ulta.com, beauty.com

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  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    So gorgeous! Beautiful swatches and pan pics, Amber. Mine is slated to arrive tomorrow and I’m screaming with glee (internally)!

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    YES! Enjoy dollface!

  • estypearl

    Beautiful palette and wonderful post! I along with half of the female makeup wearing population can’t wait to get this too!!!

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Olivia Frescura

    I like cooler shadows, so I don’t think I’d like this, but it is really pretty!

  • Cat

    I kind of want to get this when it’s inevitably on sale somewhere (if not Urban Decay then Sephora or Ulta) or just buy individual shadows as I’ve been hearing underwhelming things about the lighter shades.

  • amy cosgrove

    Hi could you help me please? I want to buy a naked palette but I can only afford one. I live the look of this one but I want to get the palette that will suit me best. I have very pale skin, blue eyes and blonde hair could you give me any advice? Thank you for writing this post it’s very informative and I will be subscribing!

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    I’m so glad it’s helpful! Honestly, I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them, but a lot of people tend to prefer the 1st one. It’s a good place to start!