After much deliberation, I decided to give the latest iteration of Urban Decay neutrals a try. So today, I waited (not so) patiently for my UPS driver to arrive with my revered new treasure – Naked 3. This is why I don’t have children, people. There’s just not enough sanity to go around here.
After literally ripping into the package like it was my ticket to the chocolate factory, I opened what, in fact, could pass for a Willy Wonka creation. You know, if rose gold chocolate bars made of eyeshadow were his thing.
Out came my camera and “click, click, click”, here’s my first peek at the goodness that is Naked 3.
Upon first swatching, I can tell you there are some definite winners in this palette. I think Urban Decay really outdid themselves with the matte shades in particular. Limit and Nooner will be lovely transition shades and Strange looks promising as a not so over the top brow highlight. All three are buttery and highly pigmented.
As for the shimmers, Dust, Buzz and Trick are a bit more on the glittery side. I think you’ll have to be more careful with fall out than other shadows we’ve seen in the Naked range. Burnout, Factory and Mugshot seem to be closer to the classic Urban Decay formula and Liar falls somewhere in between. Darkside could stand to be more pigmented, but is still a gorgeous taupey crease color. I think Blackheart is one of the more unique shades to come in a neutral palette, so I’m interested to have a little play with it.
Overall, I’d say if you’re in to rose toned hues this is a good choice for you. I can see getting a bit bored with it after a while and wanting to add a bit warmer or more contrasting tones into the mix. For the most part, however, I think the Naked 3 Palette is a great new addition to the line. By the way, if you have green, blue-gray or hazel eyes, this palette will be absolutely stunning on you!
What do you think? Have you had too much Naked or do you think Urban Decay stepped up their game with this one?