As you well know by now, I always prefer a neutral look for eyes, and like to play in the brown-taupe-goldy/bronzey colour range when it comes to eye shadows. I already have the Clarins Essentials Palette and the cult Naked Palette by Urban Decay, so when I heard that the Naked 3 was coming out, I fantasized about how it would look in my makeup drawer as well as the beautiful looks I could create with it. The Naked 2 didn’t really blow my hair back, because I felt that it was just more of the same, but the Naked 3 offers something different. Rose gold toned eye shadows. WHAAAAT?!?!?! Yes. Incredibly beautiful rose toned eye shadows. Now I don’t know about you, but I love me some rose gold. I think it is the prettiest metal around. Immediately after the e-mail notification landed in my inbox, I hopped straight onto Rubybox to get my hands on one. On to the review…
Strange is a neutral-pink matte satin, the very lightest colour, and I haven’t worn that much of it. I do use it as a highlighter for under my brow bone when I use other shimmery shadows, to define my brows.
Dust is a pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter. The colour itself is really pretty, but the texture is almost chalky and you don’t get any colour payoff whatsoever from it. It really is like pink fairy dust, as you’re left with a light pink glitter. Despite its prettiness, I don’t use this shadow at all and I think it is one of Urban Decay’s worst!
Burnout is a light pinky-peach satin that acts as a very pretty, shimmery eyelid colour.
Limit is a gorgeous dusty rose matte . It’s a purple-based pink matte shadow and is one of my favourite shadows in this palette.
Buzz is a metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter, and is also a very pretty eyelid colour.
Trick is a light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-glitter. It’s definitely not my favourite colour because I feel like it’s a bit too gold. Maybe for night time looks this will be good.
Nooner is a medium pinky-brown matte and I use it in my crease. It is so smooth and and it blends really well. I love it!
Liar is a medium metallic mauve shimmer and also gorgeous. When I use this on my lids, I pair it with a red or fuchsia lip.
Factory is a pinky-brown satin and I normally use it on my lower lash line for creating a slightly smokey day look.
Mugshot is a metallic taupe shimmer that can be used to create a smokey eye.
Darkside is a deep taupe-mauve satin, and is just beautiful! It looks like it is made from brown, grey, purple and pink.
Blackheart is gorgeous! It’s a smokey black matte with rosy red microsparkle and is so intensely pigmented. Wonderful for a dramatic eye!
All in all, I love the palette and its beautiful pink, rose-gold toned eye shadows. When I was doing my research on the palette (before I bought it) I came across lots of advice to the tune that if you don’t like pinks you shouldn’t get this palette. Based on this, I almost never purchased the Naked 3, because I don’t like pink eyes. I’m so glad I didn’t listen! The only thing that I can tell you is that this palette is exquisite and that if you enjoyed either the Naked 1 or 2, then this will be a welcome addition to your makeup collection because of the different colours. If you don’t have any of the Naked palettes, you will also love the rose-gold neutrals that the Naked 3 has to offer. Barring the weird and useless colour called “Dust”, all the other eye shadows are definitely worth it.
Price: Around R650
Would I buy again?: Yes, yes, yes!!!
Where to buy: online at Sephora, Amazon and check out Rubybox often (link on my blog – top right hand corner)