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