Monday, January 6, 2014

A Review: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

So as the title states this is a review.  To be honest, I wasn't really excited about the Naked 3 palette.  I saw photos and seen the YouTube videos from the people who received press samples and I wasn't impressed.

I have both the original Naked palette and the Naked 2 palette and my love for them has diminished, so I didn't see how this palette was going to be any different.  Now the first few reviews that I viewed were from people with fair skin, I'm a brown girl and I needed to see the review from another brown girl. Once I did, I still wasn't in love.  It wasn't until I seen some swatches on Instagram, that I realized that I NEEDED this palette.

I had obviously missed the first launch, and I when I tried to purchase it during the second Urban Decay launch, it was also sold out.  So I asked for it for Christmas, but as a makeup enthusiasts, I didn't want to wait.  Once I swatched it in Sephora, I was officially in LOVE. I did receive it as a Christmas gift :)

I have been on a rose gold kick for many months, the color just compliments my skin tone so well.  Most of the colors in this palette are great swatched and look great on.  I had seen many reviews where it had been stated that this is not brown girl friendly.  While a few of the first colors in the palette really don't compliment our skin tone well, the other colors are great.

The only real problem with this palette is the amount of fallout, no matter what I do, how many times I tap my brush off, I always have fallout.  This happens mainly with Trick and Buzz, I haven't had any problems with any of the other shadows. The formulation of Trick could have been so much better.  This color would have been the "star" of this palette, as it is a beautiful rose gold hued color.  But as I stated above, it has terrible fallout and it just doesn't feel as soft as the other shadows

Strange, Dust, Burnout,Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart

The palette contains three matte shades, Strange, Limit and Nooner.  Three shimmer shades, Dust, Buzz and Trick.  The rest of the shades in the palette are a satin finish.  The palette retails for $52.00, comes with a dual ended brush and three generous samples of the four Urban Decay Primer Potions (Original, Sin, Eden and Anti-Aging). 

I think it's safe to say that this is by far my favorite Naked palette, I have to stop myself from using it everyday.  

Do you own the Naked 3 palette?  What are your thoughts? Leave a comment and let me know.