Urban Decay announced not too long ago that they would be adding a fourth Naked Palette to their frankly already extensive range of neutral shadow offerings. As a neutral lover, I can’t deny I was over the moon with this but also had to ask the question – after two big palettes (one warmer toned, one cooler toned) plus the cute little Naked Basics palette…what more could they do?! I can ramble on about the subtle differences between one taupe shadow and another more than the average girl, but I was still at a bit of a loss as to what other variations on the naked theme they could do… but low and behold, here is the Naked 3 palette and they have found a new theme to offer some variation. This one has a theme of pinky undertones to it – apparently inspired by the super-flattering pinky golden light of the sunset. Plus it does happen to be rather on trend.
In previous Naked style, the hype around this palette is already pretty insane…so let’s take a look at the shades a little closer… and see what all the fuss is about?!
Left- Right Above:
Strange: Pale neutral pink matte-satin
Dust: Pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter
Burnout: Light pinky-peach satin
Limit: Light dusty rose matte
Left to right above:
Buzz: Metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter
Trick: Light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle
Nooner: Medium pink-brown matte
Liar: Medium metallic mauve shimmer
Left to right above:
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 palette also includes a new double-ended ‘Good Karma shadow and blending brush’ and samples of all four formulas of the Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Original, Sin, Eden and new anti-ageing).
Overall, this is a neutral-lovers dream. I do love pinky based shades as find they suit my complexion and based on the swatches I’m happy with absolutely every single one of these shades – very rare for any palette – there’s usually one or two I’d give a miss to, but this one I think is universally wearable. I predict a bit of a scrum when this hits stores in December…
My personal picks from the palette? I love: Darkside, Factory, Liar, Nooner, Trick and Burnout… see, I wasn’t fibbing when I said there are a lot of amazing shades in there! Let me know which shades catch your eye?!
Naked 3 (£37) is available nationwide from 16th December from Debenhams and House of Fraser stores (from the 12th in some House of Fraser and some London stores – but this is subject to change, so don’t hold me to it!)