Thursday morning of last week, I checked my email while leaving an early meeting at work and there it was-- UD Naked 3 arrived! I immediately logged into urbandecay.com and placed my order. It arrived on Wednesday afternoon this week and I immediately cracked it open and did some swatches. I was so excited to give it a try!
|Right to left: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart|
|Swatched in order, as above|
So right off the bat, the shades are all rosy hues and a majority are in the mid-tone range. I think that the shades cater to light to medium complexions. If you're dark complected you may find that these tones aren't visible on your skin. There's a variety of finishes in this palette: 3 mattes (Strange, Limit, and Nooner), 4 glitters (Dust, Buzz, Trick and Blackheart), 4 shimmers (Burnout, Liar, Factory and Mugshot) and 1 satin (Darkside). Packing is most similar to Naked 2 but in a rose-gold tone and the lid is slightly wavy.
Let's talk formula. Out of the glitter formula shadows, Dust is a fail for me-- just not pigmented enough and slightly flaky. Blackheart is more of a satin base with rosy glitter that aren't too noticeable upon application. Buzz and Trick are glittery yet creamy upon application with pretty decent pigmentation. Out of the matte formulated shadows, Strange is a little dusty but it's not bad for a brown/inner corner highlight. Limit and Nooner are great-- Nooner is just a deeper version of Limit-- both are awesome crease/transition colors. The shimmer shadows are awesome mid-tone lid color. Darkside is a great outter corner/outter crease shade
I really like this palette. I've been into warmer tones lately so this palette provides a nice compliment to what I've been using (hello Ladybird orange & milk-chocolaty shades). I feel that this palette is different enough from the Naked and Naked 2 palettes making it a must-have in my book (see my side by side comparison shot below). Also, there's no duplication of shades with the other Naked palettes.
|Top to bottom, Naked, Naked 2 and Naked 3|
As you can see there no overlap but a lot of tones that could work together. I'm really looking forward to playing more with this palette. I used it yesterday in combination with my Kat Von D Ladybird palette and LORAC 3D Luster drops in Topaz and was really happy with the finished looks-- very natural and warm, perfect for a fall holiday. All in all, this was a really great buy and a wonderful addition to my Naked collection.