Hello loves! I know it's been a long time and I am probably the last blogger to review this palette, but here it is, as promised the Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette. After reading tons of reviews & watching even more makeup tutorials using the Naked palettes, I decided to give them a try, especially since I already have the Anniversary Palette by Urban Decay. I purchased this palette online on beautybay.com for the price of 63.70$. It's quite expensive for most, but I didn't really have an option. Living is Romania does not give you access to a lot of American brands. The order took 8 working days, that is almost two weeks to arrive, which was ok, since shipping is free in this particular website. Check out the palette here.
The palette comes with four sample sized eyeshadow primers: Original, Eden, Sin & Anti-aging, a double ended brush - one basic eyeshadow brush & one blending brush, made of synthetic hair & the palette itself which contains 12 shades: 4 matte & 8 pearl/metallic.
The matte shades are:
The pearl/metallic shades are:
What they say
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.
What I say
I love the fact that all the shades in this palette are totally new, they are highly pigmented, except Dust (the second one from the left), which doesn't really stick to my lids and all in all beautiful rose-hued colors. The palette is perfect for spring/summer with all the pastel trending going on and it goes perfectly with my skin tone. I also love the metallic packaging, however I am not a fan of the brush they added. The synthetic bristles do not work well at all with the frosty/pearl & smooth matte texture of the eye shadows. It doesn't pick up enough product and it seems like it actually absorbs the color, leaving very little for applying. I think they should have added a full sized eyeshadow primer like the Naked palette used to. Maybe they added the sample sized primers because of the poor quality of the brush.
All in all it is an amazing palette to have, a balanced combination of matte & pearl shades, that can help you create lots of different look, if you own the right brushes! Thank you for reading!