Hello Day Dreamers. How is your January going? Mine has been off to a bit of a bumpy start, and we have not gotten much down time. It has been one of those months where it is one thing after another. I am sure you have had them and can relate. I have also been busy working on making some enhancements to Day Dreamer, which includes changing platforms. It’s a fun process, but a long one. Stay tuned.
Today I wanted to share with you something that I purchased in early December, and have been totally loving. The Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay. This is my first Urban Decay purchase, and I have to admit I am impressed. The quality is excellent and the shadows have proven to be very wearable.
The packaging is beautiful, and sturdy. It’s made out of a heavy tin, and has a secure closure, making it perfect for travel. The letters are embossed, and the shiny finish gives it a stylish look. Who doesn’t love stylish, right?
In addition to the shadows, the case houses a mirror and a double ended shadow/blending brush. The brush is definitely high quality. It’s super soft and comfortable to hold. The tight end does a great job at packing on the shadows, while the loose end makes blending easy and does not remove the color.
The color palette consist of 12 rose-hued neutral shadows. Three of them are matte (Strange, Limit, and Nooner), and the other nine contain a shimmer, and or a sparkly finish. I found them all to be richly pigmented, smooth, and easy to blend.
I love to use strange as a brow bone highlighter, and dust works beautifully around the corner of the eye. Trick looked a little bold in the pan, however, it is gorgeous on and gives just enough pop when used on the crease.
Strange–Pale pink with a matte finish
Burnout–Pink with a peach undertone and a bit of a shimmery finish
Limit–Dusty rose with a matte finish
Buzz: Rosy metallic with a shimmer finish
Trick–Light pink and copper with a combined shimmer and sparkle finish
Nooner has become my best friend when I am in a rush. I love it because I can pair it with any one of the lighter shades from the first half of the palette, and it looks like I spent a lot of time on my make-up. For those times when I am in even a bigger rush, Liar is beautiful for a one shadow look. Blackheart works great as a water line liner and for creating a smokey eye.
Nooner-Pinky brown with a matte finish
Liar-Mauvy metallic brown with a shimmery finish
Factory-Pinky brown with a satin finish
Mugshot- Metallic taupe with a pink undertone and a shimmery finish
Darkside-Rich, deep taupe with a satin finish
Blackheart-Smokey/warm black with a red sparkly finish
It is not often that I purchase a shadow palette and use every single color. That is not the case with the Naked 3 palette. All of the colors are very wearable, and I have been able to create so many different looks. I normally stay away from anything with shimmer and or sparkle for my everyday looks, however, these are an exception for sure. The shimmer is in no way over bearing and since the colors blend together so nicely you get a very nice balance. They also have an amazing staying power. When I would wash my face at the end of the day the shadows looked like I had just put them on. My only complaint with the pallet is the inside packaging. The plastic that the pans lay in is slightly warped, and a few of the shadows had some nicks in them. It really did not bother me, so I did did not take the time to exchange it. Other than that, this is winner for me. I am sure I will be hitting pan soon with some of my favorite shades, so I am hoping that Urban Decay releases the single shades for purchase. Do you own any of the Naked Palettes? What are your thoughts on Naked 3?
The Urban Decay Naked 3 palette is available here