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Go Rose Gold with Urban Decay's Naked3

urban decay naked 3

If I have to name my favorite makeup brands, Urban Decay definitely steals a spot on the list. Like everyone else in the world, I’m a big fan of the Naked palettes. So of course, the Urban Decay Naked3 ($52 US) topped my Christmas wish list last year.

I must have been a good girl this year, because that’s exactly what Santa brought me. I’ve been playing with it for a couple days now and already love it. Personally, I consider the Urban Decay Naked palettes collectable items now, and with three already created, I’m hoping we will see another edition in the future!

urban decay naked 3 palette

From left to right: Strange, a pale matte beige; Dust, a frosty light pink; Burnout, a shimmery pale golden pink; Limit, a matte pink-tinted light tan; Buzz, a shimmery silver rose; Trick, a frosty pink-tinged copper.

I had first read that the Urban Decay Naked3 was rose-gold themed, which made me very excited since rose gold is my favorite metal. The Naked3 is encased in gorgeous rose gold metal, with the packaging identical to the Naked2. It is sold with a sample application card of their eyeshadow primers and a double-ended eye brush.

urban decay naked 3 review

From left to right: Nooner, a deeper version of Limit; Liar, a rosy shimmery brown; Factory, a warm brown; Mugshot, a silvery taupe; Darkside, a deep cool-toned taupe; Blackheart, a sparkly cocoa black with pink sparkles

I wasn’t disappointed. The translation of rose gold is very clearly seen in the Urban Decay Naked3. Pink eye shadows don’t usually work well for me, but in the context of this palette with the deeper brown shades, they are very usable.

urban decay naked 3 palette swatches

Row 1: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick; Row 2: Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart.

Urban Decay’s eyeshadow quality never fails to impress. I’m not ecstatic about the loose, frosty formulas of Dust and Trick, since they tend to create fall out. However, largely the Naked3 is beautifully pigmented and smooth, blending easily to allow for sheer or high-impact application.

urban decay naked 3 look

This is one of the many looks I created using the Urban Decay Naked3, but I liked this one especially for the juxtaposition of the silver with the rosy browns. I applied the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Sterling on my lid then started defining my outer V and crease with Nooner. To intensify, I used Darkside and Blackheart, going back with Nooner and Limit to blend and soften darkness.

What are your thoughts on the Urban Decay Naked palettes? Do you care for rose gold?

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