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naked 3 urban decay

Never has a new palette conjured up such happiness and apathy in equal measures from the beauty buying public. As soon as the Naked 3 palette was confirmed and a few images were released, it instantly divided girls as to whether it was another must have neutral palette to add to their collection or too similar to it’s predecessors to warrant the price tag. Personally, I adore my neutrals so I was dying to see this up close and now I have it safely in my mitts, I can give you a proper lowdown.

naked 3 palette open1

This is definitely a close cousin to the Naked 1 and 2, the difference here being the slightly rosier tone to shades that didn’t exist in the first two palettes. I found the Naked 1 quite warm in tone, probably a little too warm in fact, the Naked 2 cooler (and this is the palette I turn to the most) while Naked 3 has a subtle rose tone to some of the shades while the rest have a more cool neutral tone. You can see pictures below with a flash and in (dull) natural light to get more of an idea of the shades and their many facets plus one of my badly taken photos at the event showing all three palettes together.

naked 1 2 and 3

naked 3 part 1 flash

naked 3 part 1 no flash

Personally, as soon as I laid my eyes on this I was sold and I had gone in with a very cynical eye as I wanted to give a fair review. As you would expect, all the shadows are beautifully made, carefully chosen and packaged like a dream. But if you’ve tried Urban Decay before you know all this so what you really want to know is if it’s worth buying if you own the other two Naked palettes.

naked 3 part 2 flash

naked 3 part 2 no flash

Well this is where I have to say it’s down to personal choice. For me, I don’t think I’ll ever tire of palettes like this simply because they’re the types of shades I love to see and wear the most. There’s enough variation here to make this a good step away from either of the other palettes, a much bigger step than exists between 1 and 2. If you’re a neutral addict like me, this is a dream palette, the shades are simply divine, full stop, and Urban Decay eyeshadows are a dream to use.

naked 3 swatches 2

naked 3 swatches 1

It’s a safe palette in the sense that it’s not going to shock you, but the Naked Palettes aren’t about shocking colours, they’re about the perfect neturals. In that sense, this does exactly what it says on the tin. I don’t think Urban Decay have copped out with this as I love it and I think the third palette is completely justified. I just think 3 palettes in, some girls may feel one palette like this is enough and that’s a completely valid point. But for me, I can’t get enough of these types of palettes and this addition is everything I’d hoped it would be. It may in fact turn out to be my favourite with it’s beautiful mix of pink and purple tones and golds and browns and it’s huge value for the size and amount of eyeshadows you get for under €50.

naked 3 palette open

AND, if that isn’t enough for you Urban Decay addicts, there are also a new range of double ended 24/7 glide on liners to match the Naked and Basic palettes and some brand new nail varnishes for Christmas. The eyeliners are a sure fire winner, they’re €16 (€2 cheaper than the regular liners) and in an absolutely gorgeous range of shades you can view in my shoddy phone photo below!

urban decay double ended 247 pencils

So girls, that’s your lot for now! If you’re dying to get your hands on one of these palettes (and I’d really encourage you to check it out once it hits the shops) this baby hits Debenhams on December 16th for €44.

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  • Avril Joanne

    Gaaah, its so pretty. I want one so bad :(

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      It’s really beautiful, pics don’t do it justice!

  • AgentSmyth

    Amazing, sooo beautiful! I’ve pre-ordered mine and can’t wait for it to arrive :)

    Claire | AgentSmyth

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah brill Claire hope you love it!

  • http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/ Emma Be Beauty

    Glad you liked it. I was nervous that it would be too pink but I’m buying it anyway because it just looks so lovely.

    http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      It honestly isn’t, I was afraid the pinks would be unflattering but they’re lovely!

  • Megan Daly

    I’m kinda torn on this… due to my colouring I tend to avoid really pinky tones as it makes me look very Barbie-ish… but I am tempted to buy it for the final four colours!! <3

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      The colours are very classy if you get me, they don’t look Barbie-ish at all!

      • Megan Daly

        Oh no I’d say they are lovely like all UD eyeshadows are, I just don’t like pink on me very much!! Well light pinks anyway :D

        • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

          No I know what you mean I’d be the same but these are quite muted or shimmery so there’s nothing really babyish that looks wrong on anyone over 12:)

  • http://glittersmitter5.blogspot.com/ Nida Moughal

    Colors are gorgeous you are right perfect neutrals may check it out…

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Brill Nida!

  • Guest

    Love your review, and as you know from our twitter conversations I am so excited about this. So you have me sold on the Naked 3 so this will be my first Naked palette Yay! x

    • Lilliwhiterose

      Um thought I deleted this because it went up in my husbands account! Oopps!!!

  • Lilliwhiterose

    Love your review, and as you know from our twitter conversations I am so excited about this. So you have me sold on the Naked 3 so this will be my first Naked palette Yay! x

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Aww really hope you like it missus!

  • Lisa D

    I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited about an eyeshadow palette! Just looking at them all lined up, I have 2 and a dupe of 1, I rarely use 1 and dip into 2 every so often, but 3 seems like it has far more of my kinda of colours. I have it on pre-order and I’ll be stalking my post man until it arrives! :D

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Aww let me know what you think of it when you try it!! The brush it comes with is great too!

  • Kate Spitz

    I have the original Naked palette and definitely want to get the 3 palette.
    katespitz.blogspot.com

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      It’s a beauty Kate!

  • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

    Actually yes must think of it for my wedding although it’s 2015 so a bit down the road!

  • Roisin R

    Hi :) I was just wondering how I can pre-order this palette (like where from) thanks :)

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Hi Roisin been trying to see for you, they were available on Feel Unique on pre-order but think they reached their limit! Where abouts in Ireland are you?

      • Roisin R

        Hi, I’m from mayo and I was thinking about going to Galway(about 30 mins journey)to get it in debenahms because there are no major department stores in mayo! I’m really confused because the girl working there told me it would be in on Friday the 20th and then other places I am hearing it will be in on the 16th. Thanks for helping :)

        • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

          The 16th is meant to be the day, I’d ring in advance again and double check just to be sure!

          • Roisin R

            Ok thanks a million for all the help :)

  • Lyndsey Clarke

    Wow this looks so good! The pics are so clear too. Love this post :-)

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah great Lyndsey!

  • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

    Ah brill Marta!

  • http://scribblewithliner.wordpress.com/ Siri Lovise Eliassen

    I can’t wait for my next paycheck so I can order this beauty!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah brill Siri you’ll love it!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    I am convinced, it really IS worth the hype! If only UD were more easily available here :-(

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Well delighted you like it but sorry it’s not more readily available there! Definitely check out online once the hype has died down and it’s back in stock!

  • Nurse Fancy Pants

    Delighted you reviewed this, your swatches are fab! I have to say, I was a bit meh when it first came out but every time i see another shot of it I just think i have to have it! So many gorgeous shades!! Love the look of the liners too!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      It really is lovely! And the liners are fab I definitely want one of the brown combos!

  • Nora

    I have to I’m not that tempted by it to be honest, but maybe I just need to see it in person. I keep thinking the packaging looks like the tin got smashed up because of the grooves!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      The tin is actually very pretty in real life and VERY sturdy, even if you drop this baby nothing is going to happen!:)

  • http://polishedandprimed.com/ Stephanie Barry

    So torn over this! I was way behind on picking up the first Naked palette and still haven’t gotten my hands on the second but I this one seems more my style :)

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Honestly my vote would go for 2 and 3, you really need to see them up close to see what suits you best!

  • Ah Sure Tis Lovely

    I’m so tempted, I don’t have any of the other naked palettes so maybe I’m due to buy one.

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Honestly I’d go take a peep at it, have a look up close and swatch it, it’s really lovely!!

  • Bloomzy

    I love that these are more rosy but I also know it wouldn’t suit me, so I’ll guess I’ll give it a miss. Great review though!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah thanks missus, I thought the pinks may not suit me but they’re far more usable than they might look!

  • http://makeupblast.blogspot.ie/ Leanne Broderick

    This is definitely on my wishlist. I’ve loved it since the first time I seen it. The colours are so much more me than the first two. Have to get my hands on it ASAP! Great review!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Hope you get it soon!

  • http://www.kmakesithappen.com/ Kassandra Fairhall

    I just bought this palette, last weekend and I have to say well done urban decay, a seriously amazing palette, probably my favorite palette out of the bunch.

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah delighted you like it!

  • Anna-Leigh

    I have had my eye on this palette since it came out, I am obsessed with urban decay, but I’m torn between the naked 3 or the two face chocolate bar palette!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      I don’t blame you, the Too Faced palette looks gorgeous!