Naked 3 Palette –Review & Swatches!

Ever since the first launch in 2010, the Urban Decay Naked Palette has definitely become somewhat of a craze in the beauty world. It’s not surprising as they are beautiful palettes packed with 12 stunning neutral based shades which can be used to create a variety of looks  Naked 3 has just launched and I was lucky enough to get my hands on one before they make their appearance in stores on 16th December.

Read on for my full thoughts and swatches!


My favourites on first glance are Strange, Nooner, Mugshot, Darkside & Blackheart.  Strange is a matte cream white shade which makes the perfect base for all eyeshadow looks and Nooner is another matte brown which a pinkish tinge which looks stunning in the crease of the eye.  Mugshot and Darkside are stunning shimmers which when paired with Blackheart makes the ultimate smokey eye.

This palette has a rose tinted theme (the first palette was warm tones, the second cool) so this perfectly suits tan and bronze skin tones. I have never been one to particularly love pinkish toned eyeshadows  for my pale skin but this palette really surprised me and I keep finding myself picking it up instead of my other palettes.  The shadows themselves are gorgeous, creamy powders with great pigment which means you can really experiment with blending and coupling colours together.

I’m going to be creating a few different looks with this palette over the weeks to come so let me know if you’d like to see them!

The palette is available from tomorrow – 16th December in Debenhams, House of Fraser and Urban Decay online stockists for £37, but I have a feeling they might sell out quickly so act fast to get one!

Are you dribbling over this? What’s your favourite Naked palette?



  1. December 15, 2013 / 1:18 pm

    Still slightly undecided about this one. I have and adore Naked 2 but think this could be a bit too rose toned. I need to go and have a play with it before I decide!

  2. December 15, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    This palette is goregous, definetly on my christmas list this year! It looks like it would suit green eyes, like mine, really nicely 🙂 <3

  3. December 15, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    Definitely my favorite out of all three Naked palette. Loving all the shades <3!


  4. December 15, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    I'm waiting to see this in person and swatch it! I have never been a fan of pink toned shadows myself but these look wearable 🙂

  5. December 15, 2013 / 1:53 pm

    The Naked 3 palette looks gorgeous, I can't wait to see it in person. I still think I prefer the first naked palette since I like the warmer tones, but this one still looks amazing! Thanks for the review and swatches 🙂


  6. December 15, 2013 / 3:05 pm

    This does look lovely but I think Naked 2 is still edging it for us! 🙂

    Eve & Faye x
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  7. December 15, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    The pallet came out on the 11th, surprise! I had heard it was coming early on the 12th but managed to get it on the 11th before it sold out, I did a little post about it with a look, have you played around with it yet, would love to see what you come up with x
    Ineffable Beauty

  8. December 15, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    Oh my gosh, I didn't think I wanted this but now I've completely changed my mind! So pretty!!!

    Gem x

  9. December 15, 2013 / 3:40 pm

    I am a total fan of neutrals, but I don't like shimmer, so if I were to get Naked 3, I would only use like 3 shades.
    I prefer Naked 2, because I'm cool toned, so it fits me a ton better.

  10. December 15, 2013 / 3:49 pm

    great post! I'm looking forward to your makeup looks with this palette 🙂

  11. December 15, 2013 / 4:03 pm

    I love the look of this new Naked Palette! There are some gorgeous shades. I am hoping I have this under my tree to open. I have made some massive hints

  12. December 15, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    Looks so gorgeous, I really want one but then I do already have no.2 which I don't think I use enough! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  13. December 15, 2013 / 5:55 pm

    Lovely palette though I'm more of a Naked 2 girl! Too many pink tones in this for me

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  14. December 15, 2013 / 6:00 pm

    Great review. I've just got this palette and I adore it!

    Katie |

  15. December 15, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    I've managed to preorder one before they were all sold out and can't wait to get my hands on it. I've never experimented with rose-themed colours so I'm hugely excited, the colours look fabulous!
    And I'd love to see what looks you're creating with them 🙂


  16. December 15, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    Hi Katie, I just saw this post – thpought I'd let your other UK readers know I picked up my Naked 3 yesterday from House of Fraser but I also passed through Debenhams and they had released them too and only had three left that hadn't been reserved.


  17. December 15, 2013 / 9:44 pm

    Hey I'm Rose i'm trying to start a beauty blog please follow me I'll Follow back, also i really freakin want the naked 3 palette It's wrapped under my tree 🙁

  18. December 15, 2013 / 10:42 pm

    Mooner ooh er!
    Its Nooner

  19. December 16, 2013 / 12:43 am

    I love this pallet, it is so beautiful!

  20. December 16, 2013 / 1:20 am

    Love love love love your blog and you, so inspiring!

  21. December 16, 2013 / 1:39 am

    I'm not too sure about this one either, I think it might be a bit too pink for me. I've tried using pink eyeshadows and it's all good but they only come out every once in a while so I don't think I'll be picking this one up xxxx

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  22. December 16, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    I think the colours in this palette are so gorgeous! Very tempted to purchase one 🙂

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  23. December 16, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    I've just got into beauty and recently bought the original naked palette! Since i bought it I haven't used anything else and I can't wait to buy the naked 3!


  24. December 16, 2013 / 4:13 pm

    Lovely colours!

  25. December 17, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    I have this and love it, but I would be keen to see what looks you do as I've never worked with rose tints before. Inspiration would be great 🙂

  26. December 17, 2013 / 10:22 pm

    This totally made me want this! It's gorgeous

  27. December 18, 2013 / 9:02 pm

    Definitely want this!

  28. December 19, 2013 / 7:54 pm

    Love the warm colors 🙂

  29. December 20, 2013 / 12:56 am

    Our primer helps the color stick, and shine!
    I have a giveaway being posted tomorrow!

  30. December 20, 2013 / 11:25 am

    I've heard so much about these palettes but never tried them for myself, might have to now! 🙂

  31. December 21, 2013 / 1:43 pm

    I first learnt about the Naked Palette from Anna Saccone and I've been in love with it since! I am a big fan of neutral and this is everything I need!

  32. December 21, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    I love the warm, natural colors.

  33. December 24, 2013 / 9:25 am

    Love it! Love the colors for they will create different beautiful looks. I usually prefer these kinds of colors for they are light and natural on my skin.

  34. December 24, 2013 / 9:28 am

    This one would have to be my favorite 🙂 although I haven't tried it yet but the swatches look incredible. I will probably be getting it as soon as I manage to save the money for it haha 😀
    Colors are amazing :))

  35. December 26, 2013 / 6:34 pm

    looks amazing! so versatile

  36. December 29, 2013 / 8:13 pm

    Lovely post, I want this so bad! You just made me want it more, the swatches look amazing!
    I'm saving up 😀

    Molly |

  37. December 30, 2013 / 5:47 am

    I want this sooooooo bad! I think the colors would go great with my unusual skin tone lol (so hard to match 😛 )

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