Urban Decay has taken the Naked theme and has made it a phenomenon. They have eye shadow palettes, blush, lipsticks, eye liners and more…all geared toward the idea that we can look good with a minimal amount of color but still all dolled up.
I adore all things Naked. This time Urban Decay has done it again! The Naked3 palette has12 eye shadows that are all based on a rose hued neutral theme and one double ended shadow/blending eye shadow brush designed to give your eyes glamorous appeal. These shades are never before seen and have what they describe as every type of finish imaginable: ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics! The eye shadows feature the Pigment Infusion System™, which is the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and bendability. The Naked3 palette also includes a weeks worth of Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler, with resealable samples of all four formulas (original, Sin, Eden and Anti-Aging). The case is a lovely art-school inspired rose-hued tin that also houses a great mirror for application.
Shades in Naked3 Eye Shadow Palette:
STRANGE – pale neutral pink matte-satin
DUST – pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter
BURNOUT – light pinky-peach satin
LIMIT – light dusty rose matte
BUZZ – metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter
TRICK – light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle
NOONER – medium pinky-brown matte
LIAR – medium metallic mauve shimmer
FACTORY – pinky-brown satin
MUGSHOT – metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift
DARKSIDE – deep taupe-mauve satin
BLACKHEART – smoky black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle
(below: swatches of the eye shadow shades for Naked3. I did the swatches dry.)
I really, really like this palette. The only shade I had an issue with is Dust. It did not go on very well. All of the others go on well, are very soft and have great pigment. Even the lightest ones have good pigment, look at Strange. You can see it on my arm and it is extremely light. I wore them over Eyeshadow Primer Potion and they lasted all day long, which I expect.
I did two looks with the Naked3 palette. I think that they are great eye shadows for my eyes, as they bring out the green in my eyes.
This look is accomplished with the following: Nooner in the crease to add depth. Then I took Blackheart and used it on the outer edge of my lid and under my eye to line. I took Darkside and used it just under Nooner to add more depth for my heavily lidded and small eyes that turn downwards. On the upper lid I used Trick and blended it with Blackheart. Under the brow I used Strange and blended Blackheart up and made it look softer. I lined with 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion ($19.00). I used Big Fatty Mascara ($20.00) to really make my eyelashes look lush.
For this look it is a little bit more of a smoky eye. I used Factory in the crease to really make my eyes standout. Then I used Darkside on the outer edge of the lid and underneath my eye as a liner. I tried Dust on my lid, but it is not really pigmented at all, so I used Burnout instead (this color is better and definitely more pigmented and softer). I took Darkside and blended it up into the crease to add just a little bit of depth and make my eyes really stand out. Finally, I used Strange under the brow to blend out Factory. Again I used 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion to line the top of my lid. I used Big Fatty Mascara for a lot of volume on my lashes.
This palette is definitely one you NEED to get! As of this date it is sold out but when it gets back in stock, pick it up right away. The rose shadows will go great with any eye color and complexion. I think they outdid themselves this time. I am a huge Urban Decay fanatic and I adore just about anything they put out!
The Urban Decay Naked3 Eye Shadow Palette retails for $52.00 and is available from www.urbandecay.com right now and also from Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s stores. Or, online at www.sephora.com, www.ulta.com, www.macys.com, www.beauty.com.. It will be in store December 12th! Like Urban Decay on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbandecaycosmetics; Follow Urban Decay on Twitter: @UrbanDecay; Follow Urban Decay on Instagram: http://instagram.com/urbandecaycosmetics#; Follow Urban Decay on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/urbandecay/ and Follow Urban Decay on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+urbandecay/posts.