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Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Review

Oh no she didn’t! Yes, yes I did. I managed to get my hands on the illusive Naked 3 palette from Urban Decay. I was adamant I wasn’t ever going to own an Urban Decay Naked palette, especially not the third edition due to all the pinky colours. However after reading a few reviews and seeing it was perfect for blue/green eyed girls.. I caved. I bought it from House of Fraser as they were offering 10% off the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial toner I needed and it was free delivery over £50. I know normally you buy the more expensive item and then top up with the cheaper one, I did it backwards and was browsing for the cheaper item and bought a more expensive item to make up the free shipping cost. I bought it on Thursday night and it arrived yesterday afternoon, and that’s only standard shipping! Since seeing it in the flesh, I have absolutely no regrets. 

In case you didn’t already know, Naked 3 is made up of 12 never before seen eyeshadow colours by Urban Decay. Within the 12 shades there are different from mattes to metallics I already know I’m going to enjoy creating different looks with this palette. I already own the Urban Decay Book of Shadows 3 New York Pallet which is filled with bold bright colours, and I also have the Urban Decay Theodora palette that was released earlier in the year and I reviewed it here. Theodora is filled with earthy colours, browns, nudes and greens. So Naked 3 is actually a pretty smart buy as I have no other colours like these and I can already see a lot that will be getting daily use.

Naked 3 RRP £37, House of Fraser

Now that I’m done justifying my purchase, lets look at the palette. For starters I think it’s the best boxed of the three. This gorgeous metallic rose gold tin looks very much like some material from a dress. It’s gorgeous. Of course it probably won’t stay clean for long and will end up coated in finger prints, but for the time being, it’s beautiful. Inside you have the 12 shades along with a double ended brush, one end for application, the other for blending. It also has a mirror in the lid which is great for on the go applying. 
The shadows seemingly feature Urban Decay’s trademarked Pigment Infusion System which I know from my Theodora pallet is something that holds the colour fast to your eyelids. Have spent the whole day with Naked 3 shadows on my lids and CRIED on more than one occassion, I can tell you whatever this “system” is, it works. My eyes look as good as when I first applied them at 10pm this morning and the colour has barely faded at all. Apart from the odd stray bit of mascara, should I have been venturing out this evening, my eye make up would be ready to go (the rest of my face, and outfit… not so much!) 
So far, my favourite shades have to be the metallic ones although I think the matte ones are great for bases. I’m particularly loving Dust, Factory and Mugshot. It probably will take me a little bit of time to get used to the more pinky shades as in the past i’ve worried that over use of pink eyeshadow will make you look like you have an eye infection. However I’m sure with the right about of blending I can make them work. I think Mugshot, Darkside and Blackheart will make a brilliant trio for putting together a warm smokey look and there are some brilliant neutrals for every day wear down the other side of the pallet.

Today I went for Dust all over the lid, with Mugshot in the crease and outer corner and Factory under the eye and swept over to finish. I’m so impressed with how well everything blended together and I received a few compliments on how the finished lids looked.

Have you got your hands on Naked 3 yet? If not, is it something you’re hoping to find in your stocking?
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