Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette review and swatches

When the rumour mill started a few weeks ago about the possibility of a third Urban Decay Naked palette, I got excited. Urban Decay make some of the best eye shadows out there and the thought of yet another amazing selection got the beauty blogger community into a bit of a frenzy.

Luckily the rumours turned out to be true and the new Naked 3 palette is set to launch into UK stores on 16th December.

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette eye shadows

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette eye shadows close up

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette eye shadows close up
Urban Decay Naked 3 palette eye shadow swatches
Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz and Trick swatches
Urban Decay Naked 3 palette eye shadow swatches
Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside and Blackheart swatches
Naked 3* is another amazing selection of neutral shades in a variety of matte and shimmer finishes, all based around a rose gold colour palette. They’re all unique to this palette, so no repeat performances here!

The shades:

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 slight pink shift
Darkside - deep taupe-mauve satin
Blackheart - smokey black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle

All of the shadows are highly pigmented and blend really easily. There are so many daytime looks you can create of the shadows in this palette and the addition of the Darkside and Blackheart shades means it’s also possible to create a darker, smokey eye too.

Like Naked 2, Naked 3 comes in a hard metal tin, complete with its own double ended brush (which is pretty good!), making it easy to carry around with you. There’s also a primer potion selection pack inside the box, with four different types of Urban Decay eye primers, each with enough to last you about a week.

You might be thinking, ‘do I really need a third Naked palette?’, and I have to say, my answer would be yes! While Naked was full of warm toned shadows and Naked 2 had a cooler colour palette, Naked 3 has yet another take on neutrals and I can see myself using this just as much as my beloved Naked 2.

Now, Naked 3 doesn’t launch nationwide until 16th December, but if you happen to be near central London, head down to House of Fraser Oxford street from 12th December, you’ll be able to get an exclusive preview and the opportunity to buy one 4 days earlier. They’re having a special pop up shop between 12th and 19th December where you can test out the new palette and be made over by the fab Urban Decay team. Naked 3 will be £37, and I have a feeling it will be very popular!

So what do you think of the new palette? Will Naked 3 be on your Christmas list?

*PR sample


  1. Hmm do I need this? I don't have the other two x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  2. This one actually appeals to me! I have never had a Naked palette (I'm not huge on neutrals but I'm starting to like them more)...might have to grab it.

  3. Oooo pretty swatches..... It's tempting! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  4. I am questioning if I need it - but I have to say when does needing something ever stop me from getting anything. I love the look of this palette & I have the Naked 2 Palette which I really like and use all the time

  5. For some reason I'm not excited by this palette! The colours are pretty but I think I'd prefer to get the Naked 2 for my first UD palette xx

  6. Thanks for this! So pretty. Would be a great kit piece for brides


  7. Your swatches are the best I've seen yet!


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