Thursday, December 12, 2013

Urban Decay Naked 3 Swatches and Review


I finally finally got my hands on the UD Naked 3!!!

If you have read my previous post, I have been stalking the Sephora Singapore FB page like an absolute psycho. I got my palette from the pre launch on the 11th December at Sephora Ion.

The pre sale started at 7pm, the first 3 in line would get the Naked Vault which both Naked 1 & 2 with a purchase of the Naked 3. The first 50 in line would get a deluxe size gift from UD. Needless to say I went to queue for it, I got there at 6pm and thankfully I was the 43rd in line hehe. There is also a complimentary full-sized Urban Decay Lip Junkie with purchase of the NAKED 3 palette for Sephora White Card members.

Okay enough talk, lets go into the swatches now~

Like the Naked 2, it comes in a sturdy metal tin which I do prefer over the Naked 1 packaging because it is so much more travel friendly.

Here's the product description from the Urban Decay Website:

Experiment with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN (and insanely beautiful) rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter.

It’s finally here: the long-awaited follow-up Naked and Naked2 (two of the industry’s all-time bestselling palettes)! And this time around, we’re giving you a dozen NEW ways to get Naked. (Yes, we loaded this palette with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN shades.)

Choose from every finish imaginable: ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics. From the palest, shimmery pink to deep, warm black, these neutrals will make you want to get Naked all over again. Every shade features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

Naked3 includes a NEW double-ended shadow/blending brush AND an Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler with resealable samples of all four formulas (original, Sin, Eden and Anti-Aging). Each sample holds about a week’s worth of Primer!

Our art-school-inspired tin case is a gorgeous rose-gold color (a subtle hint at the shades inside). Embossed on top with a big “Naked3” and cool facets that beg to be touched, it’s sure to inspire lots of jealous stares.

The Naked 3 comes with 4 sample sized primers, and each sample pod holds a week's worth of primer.

Close Up Pictures:

*I took these after swatching the shadows!

The Naked 3 Palette also comes with a dual ended synthetic brush, I think the blending end is a tad too flimsy for my liking. But the is pretty handy and convenient especially when travelling.

My favourite colours of the palette!


I love how this palette incorporates the rose hues without being too pinky, which makes it much more flattering and easy to wear. Like the previous 2 palettes, all the colours are very complimentary and it makes matching the eyeshadows very easy and foolproof.
I have to say that the texture of the darker half of the palette is better as they are smoother and also very pigmented. The lighter half of the palette tends to have abit more fallouts.
My favourite colours of the palette would have to be Buzz and Trick because they are shimmery without being overly glittery. The micro glitters are gorgeous!! These 2 shades are also the most unique IMO I don't think I have any dupes for these. The matte shades are also very pigmented and creamy, I think they would be perfect for blending!
The most disappointing shade in the palette would have to be Dust, it looks like a gorgeous light pink in the palette, but it is not as pigmented as the other shades, way too much chunky glitter bits and the texture is too chalky for my liking. I would say Sin from Naked 1 would be a much better version of Dust in terms of colour payoff and texture.
As for which of the Naked Palette to get, like I always say, Naked 1 is warm, Naked 2 is cool, Naked 3 is pink hued. It all boils down to personal preferences. Do you need all 3? Maybe if you are a naked fan like myself.
Gifts from the Pre Sale:
Since I was the first 50 in line, I got a sample size of the anti aging eyeshadow primer and a sample size of the prep spray which I have been dying to try!! So yay!

All Sephora white card members get a complimentary  full sized lip gloss. This is such a pretty colour! 
The Naked 3 retails for 83 SGD and it is available at all Sephora outlets islandwide from today 12th December 2013. I am expecting it to sell out vey quickly so do get one ASAP if you want one!