Friday, 3 January 2014
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
I don't need another eyeshadow palette. I don't need another eyeshadow palette. I don't need another eyeshadow palette. Oh BUM, I'm in Debenhams at the Urban Decay counter and I'm looking at another eyeshadow palette. Okay, so I bought another eyeshadow palette.
But there in lies the rub, Urban Decay Naked 3 isn't just 'another' eyeshadow palette. It's a rose gold beauty with colours unlike I've ever owned before. If you thought you'd have them all when you purchased the original Naked palette and then Naked 2, then you need to rethink just how little scope there is for the peachy, pink and gold tones. 12 stunning shades, of which 3 are matte and 9 are full of shimmer, all encased in a tin much like Naked 2 which is much easier for transportation and for keeping clean.
I've been using Naked 3 nonstop for the week I've owned it, and it's so transferable from day to night looks. The left side of the palette leans more toward the light, subtle pink and gold hues that can easy blend together with minimal effort. Then you have the right side of the palette, perfect for the ultimate in rose gold smokey eyes. There are a few shades that have bigger fall out than others, but as they're on the lighter side it's so easy to dust them off with a fluffy brush and clean up with a little concealer. Paired with the Urban Decay Primer Potion (of which you get 4 mini samples in the pack) and you've got a potent, long lasting combination that works all year round.
The brush is your standard UD affair, with a fluffier end for blending and closely packed settle of bristles on the other for more rigid application of colour. I find this one slightly easier to work with than the Naked 2 brush, but I'm still going to invest in some newer eyeshadow brushes from MAC to make the process a little easier. With any luck I should do a little tutorial with this palette, as it's so easy to work with and could well be my first Get Ready With Me video!
Have you invested in a naughty pre/post Christmas treat? What do you think of Urban Decay's choice of colours?