Thursday, July 10, 2014

REVIEW: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

I know, I know, it's been crazy long since I've last posted anything but honest to God, I have a genuine reason. I've moved houses and across countries and it's been really hectic but now I'm finally settled in, so hopefully I won't be taking any breaks from you lot any time soon! For all you curious Georges', I've moved back to Canada. 


Anyway, let's get back to the real deal. Today, I'm coming at you with a much- awaited review of the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I know everyone and their moms have already talked about it but I thought I'd just throw in my two cents. 





WHAT IT CLAIMS:


Experiment with 12 NEVER- BEFORE- SEEN (and insanely beautiful) rose-hued neutrals- from pale, shimmery pink to deep matte black with rosy- red micro- glitter. It's finally here: the long- awaited follow- up Naked and Naked 2 (two of the industry's all- time bestselling palettes!). And this time around, we're giving you a dozen NEW ways to get Naked. (Yes, we have loaded this palette with 12 NEVER- BEFORE- SEEN shades.) 




WHAT I THINK ABOUT IT:


Urban Decay has given a very long and somewhat repetitive description of this palette (yes, we get it, this palette has 12 new shades). I haven't written the whole product description over here but you can check it out on Urban Decay's official website. Along with the palette, you also get a dual ended brush and some samples of their primer potions. I really like the dual ended and the samples are generous enough to last me a week if used regularly. 



I really like the packing, it's very nice and sturdy making it a perfect travelling companion. It comes in the same metal casing as the Naked 2 palette although it has some grooves on the front. The mirror inside is a handsome size so you don't need to worry about using a separate compact mirror with the palette. 


I was initially hesitant to try this out but after seeing some swatches and reading some reviews, I decided to get it. Urban Decay was right- this palette is insanely beautiful! The rose- hued neutrals did look really stunning in the palette, but I wasn't so sure about how they'd fare on my South Asian skin tone. 





I think the colors in this palette look okay with my skin tone and coloring (for reference, I'm about a MAC NC30-40). They're not the first colors that I would choose to put on my eyeballs but they look alright once they're on. 


All the colors in this palette are really soft, pigmented and very easily blendable, although I find that the matte shades (Limit and Nooner) are a bit harder to blend. You will get some fall out with these eye shadows, but that's to be expected of the Urban Decay eye shadows anyway. The colors last a long time on the lid and I'm especially impressed with the way the colors in this palette really compliment and work with each other. 


The shade which I disliked the most is Dust which looks really pretty in the palette but it's a pain in the behind to work with- you'll get a lot of fall out and the color won't be as pigmented as it is in the actual palette. My most favorite shade in this entire palette is Trick- it's a very unique shade and is a dream to use. 


All of the eye shadows in this palette are full sized eye shadows so they're definitely cheaper in this palette than if you were to purchase them individually, which I don't really think you can.




FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: STRANGE, DUST, BURNOUT 


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: LIMIT, BUZZ, TRICK, NOONER, LIAR 


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: LIAR, FACTORY, MUGSHOT, DARKSIDE, BLACKHEART





Although this palette is really pretty, I don't think it's for me, mainly because I don't reach for it as much as I would like to. However, I think if you have pink undertones or are pale, this would really work for you. Priced at $54 USD, it's definitely expensive and in my case, not really worth it. You can purchase this palette directly from urbandecay.com


Have you tried the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette? What do you think of it? Don't forget to comment and follow me via GFC! :) x 


Below are two looks that I created with this palette. For more makeup looks, follow me on my instagram @theprettylilthings




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12 comments:

  1. very nice review =) and love the eye makeup =D

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  2. these look lovely on you :)

    Following you and would love to see you too !

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  3. soo beautiful yawwr :* very nice review dear

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  4. At last the long awaited review from a dusky damsel. Buzz and Liar seem so pretty :)

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  5. it might not be your favourite, but coming from someone who doesnt own anyyy of the nakeds, it looks stunningg!

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    1. I guess it's just one of those things. It is very beautiful but I don't think it's for me, although I really, really wanted it to work for me. x

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    2. Great review. When it was launched, I knew this is not I will drool over as much as I loved and drooled over NAKED. But when I received it, oh boy I fell in love with the shades. IT is a perfect summer palette.
      Love the look you created x

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  6. Love your pix. You have done an amazing job :)

    www.noragouma.com

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