05 February 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette - First Impressions

Last week I was in my local shopping centre with my friend Mia. I wanted to buy the Naked 3 palette ever since I heard it came out in Ireland, and Mia wanted the Naked 2 palette. So, we literally zoomed down to the Urban Decay counter in House of Fraser as soon as we arrived at the centre. We didn't actually believe they were going to be in stock; they had been sold out for a whole month. We were wrong; we finally got our hands on them!

That day, I spent the remaining of my Christmas money on the twelve rose-hued eye-shadows that literally everyone in the blogging and YouTube world are reviewing. I was so thrilled! But today, I'm going to tell you my initial impression of the third instalment of Urban Decay's neutral shadows, and whether I think it was worth the cash or not. Let's analyse...

"Choose from every finish imaginable: ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics. From the palest, shimmery pink to deep, warm black, these neutrals will make you want to get Naked all over again. Every shade features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich colour, serious staying power and blendability." - Urban Decay

The first two Naked palettes were probably the two most talked about and most loved, in general, in the beauty universe. My sister owns Naked 2, and she uses it all the time. I was really excited when I heard about a third palette coming out by Urban Decay, especially when I heard the colours had pink tones. Pink shades of shadow definitely suit blue/grey eyes since I was recommended this eye kit by Benefit. The colours has the same kind of rose hues as the Naked 3 and they really complement my eyes, so I thought the third Naked palette was just the way to go if I wanted to get one of the famous trio.

Firstly, I love the packaging! All three palettes are very sophisticated looking but I thought tis specific one looked fresh and chic and just right for me. It's quite large to bring for travelling, but it's still possible to bring with your make-up. There are hundreds of different looks you can wear with these colours, so let's move on to them...

Strange (pale neutral pink matte-satin)
Dust (pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter)
Burnout (light pinky-peach satin)
Limit (light dusty rose matte)
Buzz (metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter)
Trick (light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle)
Nooner (medium pinky-brown matte)
Liar (medium metallic mauve shimmer)
Factory (pinky-brown satin)
Mugshot (metallic taupe shimmer w/slight pink shift)
Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin)
Blackheart (smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle)
Urban Decay

The colours are all gorgeous! My favourites are Dust, Burnout, Buzz and Nooner, so far. For the look above I used those colours. I haven't experimented completely with the lot just yet, but I quickly tried out the pigmentation of the shadows later the day I took these photos. Their textures are mostly smooth and soft, but when I swatched Buzz and Dust (which are both micro-glitter according to Urban Decay) they were a bit dry and hard, but maybe that's just the texture, as they still blend very well.

Apart from that small con, which will hopefully change, I think my first impression of these twelve eye-shadows was 'OMG I'm so damn excited to try it out more! It's amazing... wow... ahhh!'. You get the picture.

I'll give you a more detailed review on the Naked 3 soon. So far, I'm glad I bought it.

I hope you enjoyed, and I'll talk to you all on Sunday. Byeeeeee


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  2. I'm glad you like it so much! I've been using it a ton lately and it's just fab!

  3. So lucky! I've been absolutely dying to try it. Its so pretty! Love the eye look too :D

    1. Thank you! It's such an amazing palette :D


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