I got this palette as a gift from my boyfriend and I gotta say I love this palette! It's very easy to wear and the colors are truly beautiful. My favorite shade is Nooner and I love wearing it alone or I blend it with other shades as well. Unlike Naked 2 (my favorite), it might not be a must-have, but it's a good palette to have lying around.
I was about to skip this palette until I actually went to see it in person and boy are they pretty when you swatch it. So like many others I just HAD to buy it. This is quite a unique palette of pink colours and you don't see something like that quite often. I was loving this palette but now that the novelty has worn off, I can give my fair review.
First of all, there's a reason why pink tones aren't popular in eye shadow palettes. It's not always flattering and it doesn't show up on all skin tones. I find that with my fair-medium NC25 skintone, using Nooner (matte medium pinky-brown) can give off that bruised-dead feel if that's what you like. All these colours are pretty individually and can be used as a simple wash over the eyes for daytime. But it's a bit tricker than Naked 1 or 2 to get a flattering smokey look. Certain combination of purply/pinkish colours can make you look tired or dead-ish when you do a smokey eye. Hey! I'm no noob when it comes to make up and I am capable of building a pretty smokey eye from this palette. But after a full day of wear, it fades a little even with primer (like all eyeshadow). But without the intensity and contrast, the faded purply hues just make me look tired and drabby compared to building a smokey eye from cool taupes from Naked 2 or nudes from Naked 1.
All in all, I don't regret buying this palette. It's not a must-have neutral, since a lot of the colours in the palette are pretty similar. It's a great collectors item and will look more flattering depending on your complexion. I think if you compliment these pinks with warm colours or less pink taupes it would look even better than a full eye using only this palette.
I feel like a total Debbie Downer for giving a low review for Naked 3, especially since it's my first Naked palette, first UD eyeshadows, and really pretty pink/neutral/purple hues which work best on my brown eyes. But I am contemplating returning the palette. I definitely will not buy a Naked palette again.
These are my first UD eyeshadows, and I still prefer MAC, Smashbox or Clinique eyeshadows (even though N3 is a "bargain" of $50 for 12 shadows).
My neg review is admittedly bc I was expecting the best ever eyeshadows in the world, bc of all the continuous hype over Naked palettes, but srsly. These shadows are crumbly, messy, and hard to blend with other shades. I don't even find them that pigmented for the hype. The UD primer samples also didn't really work to help pigmentation (I like ELF or Revlon's primers).
Also, I do already have pretty pink/neutral/taupe/purple shades that I love from Clinique and MAC (for example: Shadowy Lady, phloof!, Soba), so perhaps I was looking for something very similar/comparable, and this palette was just too different in consistency and blending. Also, it would have been a more complete palette with even just one or two more highlighter shades (for inner rims of eyes/under eyebrows), but most are medium to dark shades.
I just can't do it... I love LOVE the colors. I have olive skin, and these colors are a gorgeous compliment. The case is really nice, and the brush is the first included brush that I didn't just toss immediately. But I just can't handle this palette. I read in reviews about the fall-out and figured "Hey, they must not be using eye primer. That won't happen to me... plus *drool* look how pretty."
I really expected SOME fall-out, but this is like massive amounts avalanching off my eyelids. I'm sorry, but creating a concealer-eye shadow-concealer sandwich on my cheeks and under eyes is just not something I'm wiling to do every morning. Oh and Dust is extremely aptly named. I think it may literally just be dust.
But this was actually a minor annoyance compared to the actual reason I will be returning it today. I couldn't layer the colors! Seriously, I used a matte color on my lid and was trying to highlight the center of my lid with a shimmer. Would. Not. Adhere. No matter now much I tried, it refused to stay and ended up all over my cheek. It's completely useless to me if I either have to carefully plot out where I want the makeup and apply only one color to the exact spot I want it, or just wear one color. That's ridiculous. See ya, Naked 3. I wish I could say it was nice while it lasted...
I cannot live without this! If you have fair-light skin with cool undertones, you need to try this palette out! It's full of great colors, and, though one does have low coloration, Fix-it will do the trick. Go out there--now--and buy this! You won't regret it.
I've always been a MAC girl but in the last couple of years I've had an increasingly hard time wearing it as it irritates my eyes. Urban Decay and Tarte were recommended as good alternatives that aren't as harsh. I ended up going for the Naked 3 palette and really couldn't be happier. It's perfect for my skin tone and hasn't irritated my eyes. I love it. The only thing that could make this product better is if they had included a lavender in their colors and they made a purse/travel size.
This is such a beautiful palette. Colors are very pigmented, easy to blend and you can create countless looks from matte - shimmery. Urban decay has been releasing such amazing products! Definitely my fav brand of the moment.
This is my favorite of the three Naked Palettes even though I never would have thought that pink toned shadows would look good on me. I bought it for the mattes and the taupe and brown shades on the right but actually like most of the palette. For reference, I have fair, neutral-slightly warm skin, green eyes, and light brown hair.
First of all, it's a good deal. It may be $52 but it has 12 full size shadows. Since UD's single shadows are $18 each, as long as you like three of the shadows, you're getting a good deal.
Second, like most UD shadows, these apply and blend so easily and beautifully. My favorites are the mattes, especially the lightest which I can use as a brow highlight, and the shades Buzz, Liar, and Mugshot. Buzz is probably the most wearable pink I have ever encountered for my skin tone and I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. Liar is probably my favorite color in the whole palette. It's beautiful, light rosy-brown. Mugshot is not rosy but a great light brown everyday lid color.
The only truly bad shadow is Dust. It's gritty and glittery and I get fallout from it when I use it. I'm also a little disappointed in Blackheart. It looks beautiful in the pan but mostly looks grayish-black when I use it on my eyes.
When I first bought this, I used it every day for 2-3 weeks, I loved it so much. There are so many great ways to combine the colors in this palette and I found lots of tutorials online. I love my other palettes but this is definitely one of my favorites.
My favourite of the Naked palettes by far!! I am quite pale and don't use a lot of the darker colours in the other palettes, this one is perfect for me. All the shades are flattering, I admit I am not using the shimmers too much unless it's an evening out. I adore Burnout, Nooner, Strange and Limit. Nooner is my fav of the palette though. The colours are fairly pigmented, easy to apply (I use a sponge tip not a brush, yes I am one of those people lol) and they blend nicely. I don't wear a ton of eyeshadow and I feel that with the Naked palettes I don't need anything else. I just ignore all the rest of my shadows now and stick with these. Would repurchase.