Friday, December 6, 2013

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

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It's finally here! Took about 2 weeks to get to me, but it seems like makeup companies get really backed up with big releases lately. (I ordered the new Pink Velvet Velvetine from Lime Crime on Black Friday and they haven't even processed my order yet). BUT here it is in all its rose-gold glory, and I'm going to review it today!
Inside the box, you get samples of all 4 of their primer potions:
The original, Eden (cream colored), Sin (pinky shimmer) and Anti-Aging. I can tell you I wish they would have included a lipgloss or something like they did with Naked 2, instead of this, because it's pretty pointless (for me anyway). I've tried them all and although the original formula is my Holy Grail eyeshadow primer, all the rest of them crease on me. I think I have the most oily lids known to man! 

The packaging itself is gorgeous - I love the box it comes in, and the palette itself. It's rose gold with a rippled pattern across the front.
The back of the box just shows what you get inside.

Inside, the palette is set up just like Naked 2. Nice big mirror (plastic is still covering mine lol), 12 new shadows, and a brush.

The brush included is quite nice.
There is a fluffy shadow brush:
And a flat shader brush:

And for the shadows...

Without flash:
With flash:
Strange - pale neutral-pink matte
Dust - Pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro glitter
Burnout - light pinky-peach satin
Strange, Dust, Burnout
Strange is a great highlight shade. Dust is the only letdown in this palette - it looks so pretty in the pan but is just more of a glittery overcoat than anything else. Chunky glitter = lots of fallout. Burnout is just an all-around great shade.

Without flash:
With flash:
Limit - light dusty rose matte
Buzz - metallic rose shimmer with silver micro glitter
Trick - light metallic pinky copper shimmer with tonal micro sparkle
Limit, Buzz, Trick
Limit is a great transition/crease color. Buzz is one of my favorites in the palette - I notice I never see metallic rose shadows that much, so it's nice to have. Trick is cool because in some lights it just looks gold, but then it takes on a totally different look in other lights.

Without flash:
With flash:
Nooner - medium pinkish brown matte
Liar - medium metallic mauve shimmer
Factory - pinky-brown satin
Nooner, Liar, Factory
Nooner is another awesome crease/transition color - another one of my favorites in the palette. Liar is just another color that compliments the palette nicely. Factory is described as a satin but definitely has sparkles in it.

Without flash:
With flash:
Mugshot - metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift
Darkside - deep taupe-mauve satin
Blackheart - smoky black matte with rosy red micro sparkle
Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart
Mugshot and Darkside are a taupe-lovers' dream! Blackheart is described as "smoky black with rosy red micro sparkle" but in the pan it looks dark purple with pink and copper sparkles. If you're blending it out, it just looks black. The best way to get it to work to its full potential is to use it in a dark look where you pack it onto the eyelid over a sticky base. Otherwise, its gorgeousness is lost in blending.

All in all, I really enjoy this palette. It may seem overkill for those who are sick of the Naked palettes, but I feel like this one is different enough from the first two that it's justifiable. If you are a Sephora Beauty Insider/V.I.B. the palette is now available on the Sephora site and you can use your holiday gift card towards it to make it $32 instead of $52. Enjoy!!

Here is my first impressions video from the day it arrived:

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