First Impressions: Naked 3

I'll admit, when Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette came out, I was a it hesitant to purchase it. When they stated it was more of a rose-gold, cool palette, I was a bit wary. Cool toned pinks never look right on my complexion. In fact, I either look like I have pink eye or I got punched in the face. Neither are good looks in my opinion.

However, I succumbed to purchasing it, especially after my friend, LC raved about it. It also didn't help I was bombarded with tweets and YouTube videos of the palette as well. So when Sephora sent me their VIB giftcard for 20 dollars off a 50 dollar purchase I jumped on the opportunity to pick this little palette up. In the end, instead of spending the original price of $52 USD, I got this palette for 36 dollars and some change after taxes.

Now is it money well spent? As of right now, I have only used it once and swatched the colors. I will admit they are very, very pretty and of course with the choice of 12 colors, there are endless looks you can achieve with this. I will say that I do not look like I got punched in the face this palette which makes me very happy. Haha, I know, what standards I have. Seriously though, this palette is suitable for most, if not all skin tones. I have to say, the colors do evoke a romantic sort of feeling to it.

The packaging is lovely, though I do wish that they did change up the tin case a bit. The embossed top is quite pretty and adds a bit of snazz to the packaging. I have to admit that even though the first Naked palette velvet box is a magnet for dust and lint, I loved it and wish perhaps they went back to that route. It's not a major factor when it comes to the quality of the shadows so I'm too not worried about it. In the end, it still looks nice among my makeup stash.

As for pigmentation and quality. Urban Decay never skimps on their shadows but some of the colors in this palette do have some fallout. Dust and Buzz are the two biggest culprit when it comes to fallout. Otherwise the quality of the shadows are excellent and the assortment of matte/satin and shimmery shadows can please most people.

If you are a fan of Urban Decay's Naked line, I'm pretty sure you will be a fan of this palette. If this is your first time looking into the one of the Naked palettes, I would suggest this palette because it is more unique than the other two palettes. However, if you are not a rose-gold or cool-toned shadow person, I would suggest the first Naked palette.


  1. i hope you like it as much as i do! i would feel so bad if you didn`t cause i kept enabling you! it`s so nice to have extra colors to play with..i`m so surprised i liked it this much cause the colors are so not me!

  2. From the outside it looks like a candy bar...now I want a Hershey's bar!!! :)

  3. I can't believe I still don't own a Naked palette yet! I rarely wear eyeshadow now, so I can't exactly justify the purchase.. but when I do, these are the kinds of colours that I've been gravitating towards lately!

  4. I have to agree! I thought it would not be my sorta thing but the colors are so pretty! So thank you for enabling. I know you only do it on really awesome things! <3

  5. It does look like a Hershey bar!! nom nom


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