Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Let's get Naked(3)...

I know the hype surrounding the Naked3 Palette has kind of died down due to new releases but to me the hype that surrounds this palette is still going strong! 

I got this palette earlier in December as I had originally put my name down to get a call when it launched from House Of Fraser until one evening I was browsing Instagram and noticed that Debenhams had the palette up a week before the launch date, of course I snapped it up and when it arrived it was beautiful, I immediately posted a picture on Instagram haha!

It has obviously taken me a while to put this review up but I have had so many things I have wanted to put up and just haven't got around to yet and then with the move everything was packed and then BAM a lot of miserable days and not enough good lighting. Enough of the babble lets get into this beauty! 

The palette itself retails for £37.00 (buy here) which I think is a brilliant price for the quality of the product and the eyeshadow themselves. 

The palette contains 12 rose-hued neutrals all of which are 0.05 oz (this is the same as a full-sized eyeshadow). 
The palette also comes with a dual ended brush, one side for eyeshadow colour and the second end for the crease, many people complain about the brushed that come with the palette but I find this extremely soft, it could possibly do with the ends being a bit smaller but one extra brush to add to the collection? I am not going to complain. 
It comes with four samples of their eyeshadow primers Original, Eden, Sin and Anti-Ageing which is supposed to be a weeks worth of use from each primer i.e four weeks worth. I find these last way more than a week as the smallest amount goes a long way. 

I have noticed a few complaints about the new packaging but personally it is gorgeous to me, I love the different textures and I love the wave like effect which I think is either supposed to look like wrapping paper or maybe a some sort of satin material, either way it's beautiful, so beautiful in fact I even love the outside of the box and intend to keep it haha!

Urban Decay's breakdown of the colours are; 
  • Strange - pale neutral pink (matte-satin) 
  • Dust - pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter
  • Burnout - light pinky-peach (satin)
  • Limit - light dusty rose (matte)
  • Buzz - metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter
  • Trick - light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle
  • Nooner - medium pinky-brown (matte)
  • Liar - medium metallic mauve (shimmer)
  • Factory - pinky-brown (satin)
  • Mugshot - metallic taupe shimmer with pink slight pink shift
  • Darkside - deep taupe-mauve (satin)
  • Blackheart - smoky black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle

Left to right - Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick. 

Left to right - Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart. 

I have seen a lot of controversial reviews about the first 6 shades of the palette as they are quite light and people are having some trouble using them,  the only shade that doesn't really show up on my eyes is strange unless I really pat it on - the rest of the shades I find extremely wearable for such a rosy-hued palette and there are so many looks that can be designed and created with this palette. I love how this palette looks with all eye colours but I definitely think depending on what look you are creating, some of these shades really make green eyes pop. I don't always use a primer with my eyeshadow and still find they have wonderful wear time - I haven't found that the colour is sacrificed during the day and even without a primer the look created is still on my eyelids until I decide to take my make-up off. 

The eyeshadow primers came packaged beautifully the only problem I would have had is as soon as you take the top off it is basically left open so, if they were to be used for a week they would be constantly open but in order to solve this, I came up with a simple solution. 

TA-DA! Aren't I a smarty pants? 

This will keep them preserved for longer and will also prevent any bacteria from forming around the top of where it has been opened. Especially because as I said I find these last way more than a week for me! I already have the Original Primer Potion and love it but I have also fallen in love with Sin which is a beautiful champagne shimmer and I use this under the more shimmery shades as it adds to the shimmer more than the original primer potion, not only does it work as an eyeshadow primer but in times of need I find it can also be used as a highlighter on the brow bone and especially the cheeks, definitely thinking that the full sized version may find its way into my drawers. 

This is a really unique palette and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves rosy, gold, mauve, taupe and darker shades of eyeshadows. It is a great idea if people don't own many eyeshadows and there is not one shade in this palette that can be matched to anything I own in my eyeshadow stash. 

I love love love it! 

Did you purchase the Naked3 Palette? What do you think of it?