It's no surprise that I love my original Urban Decay Naked palette. I remember when it first launched..everyone went crazy for it and before I knew it, it was sold out everywhere. Fast forward a few months later and in September of that year (2010?) Urban Decay launched it again and made it permanent, I was so excited, I could not stop talking about it! I got it as a present that month for my birthday (back when it was just £28!) and to this day, it's still my favourite palette. Last year back in September, I was given the new(er) Urban Decay Naked 3 palette for my birthday and whilst I was excited that I got my hands on it, it was not until this month that I started to use it -
is that bad? Of course it's bad!
With the UD Naked 3 being a lot more pink in tone, I have to admit I was a little hesitant to use it. Pink eyeshadow can look really nice, if it is done in the right way, but I always have had this fear that by using pink eyeshadows, my eyes will look like they have an infection(!) Funnily enough, this is not the case with these eyeshadows, yes they have a pinky tone, but they are really wearable shades!
This palette contains 12 brand new, never seen before eyeshadows along with a dual ended brush, which is actually great! Here are some swatches of the eyeshadows without using a primer:
Strange is a matte creamy beige with a pink undertone and Dust is a peachy pink glittery shimmer, both of these shadows were a bit difficult to swatch by when using a fluffy brush, Strange looks lovely as a highlight shade and Dust is best applied with either a flat shader brush or by packing it on the lid with your fingers. Burnout is a pinky peach with a satin finish, Limit is a true pink shade which has a matte finish. I would say Buzz is a true rose gold shadow, it's lovely! Trick is a pinky coppery shimmer, this was a little bit tricky to swatch since it was similar to my skintone but when using a flat shader brush, it's amazing!
I would say Nooner is a taupe which has a matte finish, I like to use this as a transition shade since it works with all the other shadows in this palette. Liar is a gorgeous pinky mauve shade and Factory is a warm brown which has a satin finish. Mugshot is taupe shade which is a satin finish, this is a little bit different to all the other shades in the palette but it still works. Darkside is a plummy taupe which also has a satin finish and Blackheart is a black shadow that has purple/copper glitter running through it.
Like all other Urban Decay shadows, these are very creamy and buttery. They are very easy to work with and whilst some are a little less pigmented than others, I still love it nonetheless. I definitely would not have picked this palette up for myself and I'm glad I got it as a gift.
As for the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, that's one I probably won't have in my collection since it is a lot cooler in tone and I tend to gravitate towards warmer eyeshadows.