Did anyone else see that coming? I don't think I did. I mean, we all know Urban Decay wouldn't just STOP the Naked Collection when it's become an incredible line . . . but I had no idea NAKED 3 was all ready to be released! Maybe I'm wrong, but I think I was only notified one week before it was available for purchase! Not much hype. But I must say: This palette is well worth hype.
If you know the story, then you know how it all started with the Naked palette 1 - the warm-toned neutrals. That palette seemed to take the beauty world by storm. It was THE palette. As soon as we recovered from that excitement a couple years later came Naked 2 - the cool-toned neutrals. The next palette, Naked Basics, began the craze of many brands including matte eye shadow into their palettes; but that doesn't compete with the 5 all-matte shades and 1 beautiful shimmer you get in Naked Basics! After Naked 1, 2, and Basics, Urban Decay took the neutral Naked idea into other areas than just eye shadow - Naked Flushed (Blush/Contour/Highlight palette), Naked 24/7 Glide-on Double Ended Eye Pencils, Naked Skin Liquid Make Up, Naked Skin Beauty Balm, Naked Illuminated (gorgeous highlighting powder), as well as Naked shades in their lip glosses and lip colors. Just when I thought the Naked Collection had released all the amazing products they could dream up - Naked 3 popped up out of no where - 12 never-before-seen shades! The ROSE-TONED neutrals!
The Naked 3 comes with a double-ended eye brush that has a flat shader side and a flat blending brush on the other end. It's different than the normal round-top blending brush that the Naked 2 palette had, but gives more control to the area you are trying to buff out. This palette also comes with rather generous samples of each of the Urban Decay Primer potions: Original, Eden, Sin, and the new Anti-Aging formula. Each little pod is said to come with a week's worth of primer - but I'm thinking they will stretch a little farther than that!
Strange: pale pink satin-matte
Dust: metallic champagne pink with silver micro-glitter
Burnout: peachy-pink satin
Limit: dusty rose matte
Buzz: metallic rose with silver micro-glitter
Trick: copper-peach with subtle glitter
Nooner: medium pinky-brown matte
Liar: medium pink-brown satin
Factory: Deep red-brown satin
Mugshot: pinky-taupe satin
Darkside: cool grayish-brown satin
Blackheart: matte black with red micro-glitter
These shadows somehow seem even more butter-y than before! All of the shades swatch wonderfully. Even Blackheart (the black with red micro-glitter) is creamy and smooth as it applies. I think this might actually be my most favorite of all the Nakeds! There's just something about the metallics in this palette - they're extremely eye-catching and gorgeous but still wearable for every day! This palette also has great mattes to really pull together any look you decide to put together. Versatility, great formula, gorgeous shades, ability to create neutral everyday looks or glamorous evening looks - this palette is A+. Sorry Naked 1 and Naked 2 - I think you've been outdone!
Let me know if you plan to get Urban Decay's Naked 3 or if you already have!