Jan 13, 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Commentary

Hello beautiful,

This is my proper blog post after such a long break. And it is my first post of the year too! There are so many things I want to share with you girls. And I can't wait to share my thoughts and opinion on the latest Urban Decay Naked 3. I know some of you girls been eyeing on the eye shadow for a long time and thinking whether to get it or not. Let me give you my honest opinion.

Get ready to experiment with 12 TOTALLY NEW (and insanely beautiful) rose-hued neutrals. ALL EXCLUSIVE to this set. Choose from every finish imaginable: ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics. From the palest, shimmery pink to the deepest black matte with red micro-glitter (aptly named Blackheart), these neutrals will make you want to get Naked all over again.

On top of the 12 eye shadows in various finishing, you will also receive a pack of Urban Decay primer potion in sample size.

Like the other two previous Naked palette, it also comes with the Good Karma Shadow brush.

Here are the swatches of all the eye shadow on my NC30 skin...

Strange has very poor pigmentation and the color payoff is quite disappointing. It is way too sheer for it to appear on the swatch. Needless to say, it will perform poorly when you apply on the lid as well. I will keep this for subtle highlighting below my brow. Other than that, I don't think it works well on the lid.

Dust has a lot of fall out.

Limit is too patchy. It doesn't blend as well as other Urban Decay eye shadow. I didn't apply the primer when swatching. The texture might be better if you apply primer underneath.

Buzz has some fall out but not as much as Dust.

Nooner is quite patchy as well.

This is how it looks like in the shade..

And this is how it looks like under sunlight..

Honestly, I think the Naked 3 is not as great as all the rave it received from all the noise. The eye shadow are no doubt very beautiful. However, if you think of the practicality aspect, this palette cannot be used by its own if you want to achieve normal daily neutral look. This is more of an add-on palette to what you already own

On the other hand, most of the color in this palette suits wedding makeup. If you are a makeup artist that take a lot of wedding job, this palette might be a good investment. Or if you are planning to do your own makeup for your wedding, I suggest you to get this palette for practice.

As for the primer potion that comes with the palette, I think I can do without it. The sample size is so pathetic. I much prefer they provide us with the mini tube of primer potion like how they used to do.

I don't really like the double ended brush provided as well. It makes it impossible for me to keep the brush with my other brush collection in the brush holder. Also, it is not possible to take it out of the palette case when you want to travel without the palette because somehow it will destroy the bristles.

Don't be disappointed by my comments on the palette. In terms of product quality, I think this palette is worth how much you're paying. And it is definitely a recommended palette if you are planning to collect it. However, if you want to spend your money on ONE good and practical eye shadow palette, this might not be a recommended one.

I will compare the three Naked palette after I use this Naked 3 for a longer time. You can judge which palette suit you most from the post.

Naked 3 is available for RM189. I will announce on this blog soon when it arrives Sephora Malaysia. 


Anonymous said...

I was excited when this palette first came out.. looking at the searched online I swear I would purchase this...luckily I didn't pre order... swatched them in the store and got a lil disappointed..most of them have glitters and they were obvious in my eyes despite the sales assistant remarks saying otherwise...or probably my preference changed after I enter the workforce.. hahaha... I think I'm gonna get Naked 1 again... :)

Anonymous said...

Swatched *

Quinn said...

Pretty nude! Love the colours ;)