With all the hype surrounding the new Urban Decay NAKED 3 palette, I had to try it out when it released! I was on the mailing list for their release and hadn’t decided whether I’d purchase it right away or not. The promise of a rose gold palette put me over the edge and I knew I had to have it! I’m glad I purchased it and can’t wait to share the details with you!
Rather than having a sample size in an actual container of the Urban Decay Primer Potion, I thought it was interesting that they enclosed a packet of Primer Potion samples. When you open this, inside are four foil bubbles with the different types of primer inside. Original, Sin, Eden, and Anti-Aging. I was kind of disappointed there wasn’t just one big sample size tube, although the foil bubbles seem to have a TON of primer inside. I haven’t used these yet, but I imagine it will be awkward using the samples and keeping them sealed inside the foil without having them dry out. 
This palette comes with a double sized eyeshadow brush. There are 12 shades of eyeshadow in here, and all are new to Urban Decay!
I took some pictures in direct sunlight of the palette, from far away and from close up. These are such gorgeous, pigmented shades, and I love the way they look with natural sunlight shining on them!
Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, and Nooner
Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart

Strange, Limit, and Nooner were the matte shades and I loved all three of them. Nooner makes a great crease shade, Limit is a great midtone brown shade, and Strange is perfect for the browbone. In the entire palette, Dust is the only shade I really don’t see myself using. It is fallout city and has lots of glitter. I’m kind of surprised they didn’t put a matte black in this palette, although Blackheart is a deep black with red microshimmer. 
This palette was really marketed as a rose gold palette, but I’m not really seeing much of that in here. The first half of the palette seems kind of pinky toned, but the only true rose gold I am seeing is in the shade Buzz, which I love! Trick also kind of looks rose gold, but leans maybe a little more bronzy gold than rose to me. The second half of the palette looks more metallic taupe to me. I’m really not complaining about the lack of true rose gold shades though…pink toned and taupe toned shades are some of my absolute favorites and I can see myself using almost every shade from this palette!
Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick

Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart

I think the best part about this palette to me is that many of the best shades are mid-toned shades that I could easily create a one shade eye shadow look with. Buzz, Trick, Liar, Factory, and Mugshot would all look lovely on their own, without any lighter or darker shades mixed in on the crease or anything. 

If I could change a thing or two about the palette to make it absolutely perfect for my needs, I would have made Strange have a little shimmer so it would really pop on the inner corners of my eyes and on my browbone. I would also have made Blackheart a matte black shade. I also might have added in a nice metallic purple shade, although Darkside is a purple-taupe that I love, I could have done with something a little brighter too. 

I really enjoy this palette and I think it’s a great addition to my makeup collection. Have you scooped this up yet?

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