Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Swatches and Review!

IMG_8117Its HERE!! I haven’t been this excited over a palette since the Lorac Pro palette was released last year.  I was so excited for this palette that I called my local Ulta when they opened at 8 am yesterday when the palette was set to release in stores.  I ran out and got it and have been playing with it ever since.  After doing several looks, and playing with the shadows for 2 days, I think I can give you guys a proper review!

IMG_8118The packaging: the packaging is a tin pencil case container, that is similar to the Naked 2 palette.  The top of the palette has a wavy detail that is unique from the Naked 2 and gives it more of a luxurious look.  The palette clicks closed and the rose gold really looks nice.

IMG_8119The palette also comes with samples of all 4 of the Urban Decay Primer Potions.

IMG_8120I was kind of annoyed that Urban Decay included 4 pouches of Primer Potion rather than a mini container.  The mini PP’s that they supplied in other palettes were closeable and would last me a good 2 months.  With these, once you open one of these, they’re open for good.  I think it will end up being a huge waste of product because they may dry out.  I’ll have to put them in another container, but this was a fail in my eyes.

IMG_8125The palette also comes with a dual ended brush.  Since I passed on the Naked 2, I didn’t have one of these brushes before.  The quality is amazing and the bristles are nice and soft.  Both sides a little dense, so if you like really fluffy brushes, this may not be your cup of tea.  But you can easily keep this in the palette and use it when traveling.

IMG_8121Now onto the colors …


IMG_8126Strange, Dust, Burnout and Limit

Strange: strange is a very light pink matte.  Even though it does have a slight pink tone, it isn’t noticeable once its on the eye, so its a great brow highlight shade.

Dust:  dust is a metallic pink shimmer with microglitter.  This shade was a little patchy, with a lot of fall out.  I love this shade, but it will require some work to get it nice and even on the lid without a bunch of glitter under your eyes.

Burnout: burnout is a peach shimmer.  This shade is gorgeous and my photos don’t do it justice! Its very pigmented in real life.

Limit: limit is a dusty rose matte, with a slight mauve tone.  I love this shade! It went on really smoothly and evenly.  This is a great transition color.


IMG_8127Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar

Buzz: buzz is a metallic rose shimmer with microglitter.  Even though this is the same type of shadow as dust, this shadow is awesome.  There is some fallout but its extremely pigmented and goes on really nice.  This is the most “pink” in the entire palette.

Trick: trick is a cooper metallic.  Cooper shades are my favorite shades to wear, especially for a night out.  So I was immediately drawn to this color! Go figure it’s one of my favorites and I wore it all day today.

Nooner:  nooner is a medium pink toned brown.  I was so excited for this shade but this went on really patchy.  All my swatches are over primer, and that is how it turned out.  I still think this is the most useful shade in the palette, as its has a strong brown tone and is matte, but wish it had a better application.

Liar: liar is a metallic mauve shimmer.  This is so gorgeous! Very buttery and smooth. I’m picturing a mauve smokey eye with this, nooner, and blackheart in my very near future.


IMG_8129Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart

Factory:  factory is dark pink toned brown shimmer.  This was a surprise love of mine! I didn’t really think too much of this shade but when I touched it, it was sooo buttery, smooth and pigmented.  It was probably the best quality shade in the whole palette!

Mugshot: mugshot is a pink toned taupe metallic.  This was a another great quality shade, but very similar to factory.  Both are gorgeous shades, but because they’re so close I think they would get muddy on the eyes if worn together.

Darkside: darkside is a dark taupe/mauve shimmer.  I thought this was gray based on how it looks in the palette.  But its really nice and warm once on the skin.

Blackheart:  blackheart is a black matte with burgundy shimmer.  This one was also patchy, but nicely pigmented so you can use it as a liner or to darken up any look.  Also, once you get it on, the burgundy shimmer is not that noticeable.

Overall, I really really like this palette and so happy that I bought it.  Some of the shades are a little patchy, but on the whole, its amazing.  My stand out shades are Limit, Trick and Factory.  The shades that kind of disappointed me are Dust, Nooner and Blackout.  The primer potions were just stupid and hopefully Urban Decay will change that in the very near future. However, if you’re a girl who likes cool pink tones on your eyes, I think you need this in your life.

Grade: A-

Price: $52.00

18 thoughts on “Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Swatches and Review!

  1. Wait what?? 4 pouches of Primer Potion? What’s that all about? They didn’t find a spot to fit a potion in? I’m surprised. Love the darker color swatches, very pretty.

  2. Awesome review! Mine is on it’s way to me in the mail 😀 I love rose gold so hopefully I’ll like it :p Also, you should take part in my new collab series!! I’d love to have you 🙂

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