Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette ($52.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows, each 0.05 oz. (equivalent of a full-sized eyeshadow), in hues of pink and brown. It also includes a dual-ended eye brush, and a week’s worth of samples of each of their primers. The case is a rose gold metal with “waves” indented across the exterior.  Overall, it’s a really lovely palette filled with eyeshadows that are highly pigmented, soft, blendable, and easy to use.  With ten of the twelve, they wore well for just over eight hours without fading or creasing.  Darkside was my favorite shade, as it was somewhat unusual, and it wasn’t too frosted.  Dust was the worst performer, which isn’t unexpected, as it has a fair amount of glitter, which makes the texture less smooth and results in fall out during wear.  Trick had minor fall out during wear, but it applied better and had more color payoff.

It is now available at urbandecay.com! 🙂

Comparisons to Naked 1 and Naked 2 can be found here!

Strange is described as a “pale neutral pink matte-satin.” It’s a pale, neutral-to-warm white-pink with a satin matte finish. It had really good color payoff, and the texture was soft and finely-milled–a very, very smidgen powdery if I’m being nitpicky as a little goes a long way. Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is similar. LORAC Light Pink (P) is pinker. MAC Pen ‘n’ Pink (P, $15.00) is darker. Chanel Variation #1 (P) is cooler-toned. Chanel Premier Regard #2 (P) is pinker. Benefit Pinky Swear (P, $20.00) is darker. bareMinerals Giddy (P) is darker. Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Dust is described as a “pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a white and gold micro-glitter. The texture is a little powdery and glittery, so it feels looser; it’s a shade I would apply with a dampened brush to minimize fall out and to help it apply more smoothly. I had noticeable fall out with this shade. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #12 (P, $9.99) is darker. Chanel Pink Lagoon (LE, $34.00) is warmer, cream product. Urban Decay Scratch (P, $18.00) is darker. MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is more metallic. bareMinerals Page Six (P) is less glittery. See comparison swatches.

Burnout is described as a “light pinky-peach satin.” It’s a rosy, medium peach with a pearly finish. It had really nice color payoff, and the texture was soft, smooth, and not at all powdery. Laura Mercier Primrose (P) is similar. Laura Mercier Guava (P) is pinker, less frosted. Tarina Tarantino Tiny Pansie (LE) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #2 (LE) is similar. Too Faced Ringleader (LE) is similar. theBalm Third Eye Blinded (P, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Limit is described as a “light dusty rose matte.” It’s a mauve-y, medium pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nice pigmentation, and the texture was soft, blendable, and smooth. It was slightly powdery. NARS Douce France #2 (LE, $24.00) is rosier. Le Metier de Beaute Icon (LE, $30.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Buzz is described as a “metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter.” It’s a warm, coppered rose with a frosted, metallic sheen. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was soft, buttery, and smooth. Urban Decay Scratch (P, $18.00) is less metallic, slightly less warm-toned. Chanel Abstraction (LE, $36.00) is a cream product. Inglot #399 (P, $6.00) is darker, less warm-toned. See comparison swatches.

Trick is described as a “light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle.” It’s a medium copper with brownish tones and a gold sparkles over a frost finish. It had good pigmentation, and the texture though sparkly, was soft and buttery and applied smoothly overall. Dior Meteore (661) (P, $30.00) is a cream product. LORAC Garnet (P) is less frosted, darker. Guerlain Cuivre Ora (LE, $35.00) is more orange. theBalm Racy Kacy (P, $16.00) is darker. NARS California (P, $24.00) is darker, less sparkly. MAC Star Myth (LE, $15.00) is similar, less sparkly. MAC Mythical (LE, $15.00) is rosier. bareMinerals Imagine (P) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Nooner is described as a “medium pinky-brown matte.” It’s a medium-dark, rosy plum with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It was nicely pigmented, and the texture was soft, finely-milled, and blendable. It was very, very lightly powdery. LORAC Mauve (P) is purpler. Chanel Hasard (99) (P, $28.50) is grayer. NARS Charade #1 (P, $24.00) is shimmery. NARS New York (P, $24.00) is darker, redder. Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #5 (LE) is shimmery. Le Metier de Beaute Icon (LE, $30.00) is cooler-toned. Inglot #344 (P, $6.00) is browner. See comparison swatches.

Liar is described as a “medium metallic mauve shimmer.” It’s a medium brown with subtle warm undertones and a slightly gray-ish cast on top. It had a very frosted, almost metallic, finish. The texture was incredibly soft, leaning towards a little powdery, but very pigmented. Laura Mercier Bamboo (P) is less frosted, yellower in tone. Too Faced Crisp Apple Strudel (LE) is more golden. MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $15.00) is darker. LORAC Pewter (P) is darker.MAC Smokeluxe #3 (P) is similar. Disney by Sephora Chateau (LE) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Platinum (LE, $40.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches.

Factory is described as a “pinky-brown satin.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a soft, pearled finish. It had nice pigmentation, and the texture was soft, finely-milled, and blendable. Dior Golden Flower #5 (LE) is warmer. Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is slightly darker. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is a cream product. Disney by Sephora Chateau (LE) is redder-toned. Urban Decay West (LE, $18.00) is darker. NARS Flowers 3 #4 (LE, $24.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Mugshot is described as a “metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift.” It’s a medium-dark, warm-toned taupe with a frosted, metallic finish. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was soft and buttery. Illamasqua Acute (P) is a cream product. Urban Decay Stray Dog (LE, $18.00) is less metallic.Urban Decay Lost (LE, $18.00) is slightly darker. Urban Decay Rehab (LE, $20.00) is a cream product. Chanel Raffinement #1 (P) is less metallic. See comparison swatches.

Darkside is described as a “deep taupe-mauve satin.” It’s a cool-toned, purpled taupe with a pearled finish. It had nice pigmentation, and the texture was soft, finely-milled, and easy to blend on the lid. Too Faced Bluff (LE) is lighter, more metallic. MAC Graphic Style (LE, $15.00) is grayer. Clinique Lavish Lilac (P, $16.00) is a cream product, lighter. MAC Black Slip (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Moth Brown (LE, $15.00) is grayer. MAC Round Midnight (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Stolen Moment (LE, $21.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches.

Blackheart is described as a “smoky black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle.” It’s a deep, blackened burgundy with warm, reddish-brown undertones and ruby red micro-shimmer. MAC Magic Moor (LE, $15.00) is more frosted, lighter. Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate (LE, $29.00) is totally matte. MAC Brownluxe #5 (P) is browner. MAC Graphology (P, $15.00) is totally matte. Giorgio Armani #2 (P, $33.00) is brighter, more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

By the by, I also thought that three shades in this replicated Tom Ford’s In the Pink trio surprisingly well — Strange, Burnout, and Trick (mix in Dust with Trick to get even closer).

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Strange Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Strange Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Dust Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Dust Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Burnout Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Burnout Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Limit Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Limit Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Buzz Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Buzz Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Trick Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Trick Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Nooner Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Nooner Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Liar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Liar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Factory Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Factory Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Mugshot Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Mugshot Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Darkside Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Darkside Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Blackheart Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Blackheart Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Dust (inner lid), Burnout (middle of lid), Liar (outer lid),
Nooner (crease) Stranger (brow bone)

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Dust (inner lid), Burnout (middle of lid), Liar (outer lid),
Nooner (crease) Stranger (brow bone)

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Trick (inner lid), Mugshot (middle of lid), Factory (outer lid),
Darkside (crease), Stranger (brow bone)

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Trick (inner lid), Mugshot (middle of lid), Factory (outer lid),
Darkside (crease), Stranger (brow bone)

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Trick (inner lid), Liar (middle of lid), Mugshot (outer lid),
Darkside (crease), Nooner (crease), Strange (brow bone)

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Trick (inner lid), Liar (middle of lid), Mugshot (outer lid),
Darkside (crease), Nooner (crease), Strange (brow bone)


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Kris Avatar

I thought I was the only one! I bought into the hype with Naked 2 and I’ve barely used it. Gonna think very carefully before another one of those purchases.

Chelsea Avatar

I did the same, glad I’m not alone. I preferred Naked 1 vs 2. Though Naked 3 does look better than 2. 1 felt more pigmented due to the shades. I wish it would get rereleased in the tin case like 2 and 3, so I could more easily bring it everywhere.

Nariss Avatar

I own Naked 1 and some others from Urban Decay, been trying many brands but always come back to Naked 1. a friend got 2 and I had tried them which I didn’t like it at all, but with this 3!!! I’m really looking forward to have it in hand.

Olivia Avatar

I actually perfer the naked 1 packaging. The tin cases feel too heavy for me. Thats the reason I sold off my naked 2. and barely touch my “build your own palettes” …. =\ I like the lighter, easier ( in my opinion ) to open packaging.

Mariella Avatar

And I’m just the opposite. While I love the original Naked palette and will always continue to use it, Naked2 works much better for my colouring and doesn’t have the fallout that Sidecar (in 1) has (and I wish it didn’t – I love that shade but not the shower of sparkles!). I have room for another one in my collection and all 3 will get used, though it goes without saying that some shades in all the palettes and, most likely, Naked2, will be more used than others.

Amanda Avatar

I agree! Although I have Naked1 (which at the time was the only one to purchase, obviously), I was anticipating the release of the Naked2 palette MUCH MORE! The colors work better with my skin tone and hair color. I feel like I can take just the Naked2 palette with me somewhere, and not need any other eye shadows to complete my look. The colors in Naked3 are neutral, but they definitely spiced things up by adding pink hues to the color selection, while having a decent range of light and dark shades. I didn’t purchase the Naked Basics palette because the majority of the colors were all light – this confuses me. I will get Naked3 even though I have the first two, but I think Naked2 will still be my go-to palette of the bunch.

Jess Avatar

you took the words right out of my mouth. I bought naked 2 and have never used it. what a waste. 🙁 I won’t be getting the naked 3 either.

Carrie Avatar

Oh, boy. I really didn’t think I’d be interested, since I already have the first two palettes, but this one is so lovely. All those pretty shades of pink, purple and brown!

Gina Avatar

Thank you for the response. I just got LM Artist and Lorac Pro because of your positive review, do you think I need this one? I don’t have any UD palette. Or I can wait a bit, I only have 2 eyes anyway, how many eye shadows do I need, right? But this is such a pretty palette!

divinem1 (Melissa) Avatar

I’m really surprised to get your read on this, Christine. My first impression looking at the colors are that they lean cool, especially the darker ones. Well, I’ll give it a whirl and see. I can always return if it doesn’t work out for me.

I like the looks you did with this palette. 🙂

Elena Avatar

I love Naked 1 and only use 2 or 3 colors from Naked 2. Not sure how some of these colors will look on darker toned people. The colors are really beautiful but really undecided, I dont want to buy another palette just for it to sit.

Gabby Avatar

I feel the same way – I love my Naked 1 but I’ve held off buying Naked 2 because my sister, who is the same darker skintone as me & has both – almost never uses Naked 2.

Based on the swatches, I like about half the colors of Naked 3 but I’m really uncertain if this would work on me + I wonder if it’s even worth it considering it could potentially just sit.

Nikki M Avatar

I was thinking the same thing. These colors look very light and I’m not sure they’d work for my dark complexion. I have both Naked 1 and 2. I use Naked 1 more than 2. I purchased Naked Basics, but returned it within days as I didn’t like any of the colors in that one. I’m starting to get over the UD palette hype. Too many pale frosted colors. Too much chunky glitter.

Stephanie Alipio Avatar

Damn, I think I like this D:< even better than the original, which I have! Do you know if they plan on releasing some of the shades in little pans? I would definitely buy Blackside or Darkside as a pan!

Grace Avatar

I’m so excited about this palette. It seems like the colors are in the coppery family which I think looks awesome with my blue eyes, so I can’t wait to try this!

Carrie Avatar

I was hoping that this would be a truly cool leaning palette (for once!). I’ll have to swatch in store since that doesn’t seem to be the case :/

xamyx Avatar

The only shades I’m not completely sold on are Trick & Buzz, but the rest are simply stunning. If this is due out in late November, the stores near me will likely get them in-store in December, which is actuallybbetter for me.

Andie Avatar

I was expecting…just…more. I do like how the majority of the shades are lighter. My N4 skin definitely lends itself to lighter eyeshadows. I cannot wear dark eyeshadows to work everyday.I was just about to buy Naked 2 (I already own Naked 1) when I heard about this palette. Overall, I think this palette would suit me better. I’m just a little unsure about how cool-toned everything is. I might need to see this palette before I commit.

Christina Avatar

Hi Christine, I just bought the Laura Mercier Artist Pro palette during VIB– it has a lot of pinky peaches and rose toned colors. For you, how do the two palettes compare, color and texture wise? I don’t think I would need both right? And would you say UD Naked 3’s shimmers have more of a frosted or metallic finish than the LM’s shimmers? Thanks for all you do! 🙂

Vanda Avatar

Have been waiting all day for this! Thanks for the review! And now I can confirm that I need this. Well…’need’ is not exactly the right word here 😉

Phyrra Avatar

It actually looks like a palette I could wear. My hesitation with Naked 1 and Naked 2 are that browns tend to go muddy on me, without a lot of effort. It looks like with all the pinks I could pull this off. I’m not crazy about all the frosty finishes though. Thanks for the amazing swatches 🙂

Christina Avatar

Same here! I look tired with brown eyeshadows on, probably because of my yellow-olive complexion, and I’m extremely fair. I’ll definitely be checking this out!

Marina Avatar

What Robin said! I do also want to add that the Unzipped has shimmery gold and rose gold colors as well as burgandy browns, so the shades are similar to the ones in the Naked 3, leaning a tad more red (from the burgandy). I’m not sure about exact dupes between the two palettes, but they do look fairly similar. I personally think the shades in Unzipped will be more complementary to brown eyes (which is what I have) than the Naked 3, and it also has more mattes, so I’ll be skipping on the new UD palette, but they both look beautiful. I own the Unzipped and it’s a favorite of mine, but if you like rosey golds and deep browns, you probably won’t need both palettes.

Erin Avatar

This looks…pretty. I skipped out on the first two NAKED palettes (or well, I got the NAKED 1 and then returned it) because as a WOC they didn’t appeal to me. Really light browns on a dark brown don’t go to well (in my opinion). But this looks like it will be a lot of fun! Or at least I hope so.

I’m hoping that Sephora get’s this in time for the $20 off of $50 sale in December.

Kelsey Avatar

Finally, I will be adding a naked palette to my collection… neither of the first two did much for me since I have TONNES of neutral shades all on their own… but this is SO down my alley. Lots of taupe and dusty rose? Yes please.

Marlowe Gwen Avatar

Hm, the lighter shades I probably wouldn’t use (pinky shades don’t suit me) but I just adore Mugshot, Blackheart, and Darkside so much. Wish I could combine those with my favorite half of Naked1! Still want this though.

Lia Avatar

Love the palette, but I’m not so sure about the packaging choice with the waves… in the picture it kind of looks like the clear plastic sticker that comes on top of the mirrors in some palettes, but poorly put on. I’m super stoked for this though, especially buzz!

PianoGirl1985 Avatar

Man, UD is killing it with their Naked palettes. They should just finish making the single eyeshadows and make a fortune on these things! I guess this is going on my Christmas wish list! Darn you UD… 😉

Agly Avatar

I’m thinking very seriously about purchasing this pallette because the shades look wearable and beautiful. Besides, I’m a big fan of the original palette which has rescued me in more than one ocasion.
Thanks for the review

Andrea Marie Avatar

damn, I was hoping I wouldn’t like this but I reeeeally do.
I should probably pass on this, considering I already have the first two.
but it’s super pretty, & I’m really happy they didn’t repeat any of the shades from the other naked palettes.
I’ll most likely end up getting it.

Crystal Avatar

OMG your liner tho!! The looks are gorgeous (thank you so much for that) but your liner is what really completes them. Would you mind sharing what you used?

Stephanie Avatar

You know, my big beef with this is the packaging! The colors look stunning and I’ll definitely will pick it up BUT I have and hate naked 2 bc the packaging was soooo bad and hard to open. Mine actually had all loose shadow pans that eventually all fell out and shattered 2 shadows not long after I bought it 🙁 I would HATE for that to happen to this one too!

Erika Avatar

I’m not sure if I should get this since there are so many similar shades to the first two palettes (which I have). I do love Darkside and Blackheart, though! I should really work on practicing my eye makeup skills more often so I could put all these lovely palettes to use.

PS: Who am I kidding? There’s a 95% chance I’m going to buy this as soon as I get the chance to. 🙄

Katie Avatar

I don’t want to want this, because I swore I wouldn’t buy any more UD stuff ever again. But oh man it’s pretty. I’m super super pale and cool-toned so I think it might look kind of awesome on me. Everyone tell me how much I don’t need it.

Alice Bassi Avatar

Hi Christine!
How would you compare Strange to Yogurt by MAC?
Nooner and Limit should be perfect paired with Stormy Pink paint pot by MAC! 🙂 Lovely!
Do you have any idea about the release date and the price? I live in Italy! 🙂
And, finally: I’m NW10 with black hair and deep brown eyes; do you think this palette could work on me? I already have Naked 1 and Naked 2 and I love Naked 2 the most, in addiction to that I love pinks, mauves, greys… ok, what am I asking for? I LOVE NAKED 3! And I’ll get it… no matter what XD

J-Boogie Avatar

This is TOTALLY up my alley! I loved N1, I have N2 but don’t use it quite as much, but this….THIS! It’s so feminine because it leans pink. I love it. Can’t wait! 🙂

Crystal Avatar

It really blows my mind how detail oriented you are with this blog. You review every single detail, every single time & I never have any questions afterwards…never. 🙂

Mariella Avatar

I know there are lots of similarities among the three Naked palettes (I already have 1 and 2) but you’re bound to get that with neutral collections. I’m such a pushover for neutrals so I know I will be picking this up as soon as I get a chance. It may not be all that exciting but to a neutral-lover like me, it actually IS very exciting and I’d sooner shell out for this than for Naked Basics.

Kim Avatar

I think this is pretty! When I first looked at the palette I thought the colors were almost invisible. Lol! But then your swatches helped a lot. How on Earth did you get this from UD to review so quick.Nice work Christine!

Sasha Avatar

Oh! A Naked palette I may actually use and love! I ended up swapping away my Naked 2 palette because the only shade I really used was Tease, this one has two variations of it and a LMDB Nouvelle Vague feel at a more affordable price point, awesome!!!

Maybe I’ll have to give the palettes a chance again and try this, buy an individual tease and get Naked Basics. There goes all my Christmas money…

shelley Avatar

So on the fence about this one as my skintone is a NC45. I think this would look great on the fair skin beauties. But I will definitely gift one to a good friend of mine who will love this palette.

Rosie Posie Avatar

I really, really love this. I love the warm pink tones and gorgeous taupe-y mauves, so gorgeous! That being said, I already have LORAC Unzipped, so I don’t know if I could actually justify getting this as well. Siggggh.

Veronica Avatar

This palette definitely looks more fair-skin friendly than the first two; this being said, I’m frustrated to see that the palette still leans warm. I was geared up to jump all over this palette, but now I’m going to have to give it some serious thought before buying it. Trick and Buzz are shades likely to sit untouched in the pan the for the entirety of the time I own it, and with the number of neutrals I already own, two out of twelve is a strike against it.

I hate to say it, but I feel ready to give up on the UD Naked line and just stick to the occasional single. :-/ What’s the point of buying palettes if they aren’t willing to produce shades flattering to my skin tone?

Carrie Avatar

My thoughts exactly. It’s puzzles me too because their other palettes have a better mix of cool toned colors. It’s like they just refuse to go there with their neutrals. :-/

Esme Avatar

I feel the same way! I would love it if Urban Decay produced a neutral palette specifically for cool-toned people–I know Naked2 was supposed to be that palette, but I’m still hesitating on buying it because I know some of the shades will be unwearable. But the fact is that there are simply more warm-toned than cool-toned people in the world, so I suppose it makes sense that the Naked palettes lean warm.

Ashlee Avatar

Oh my… I just-
Oh dear god. This is beautiful.
One question though, you mentioned that Buzz has a frosted finish. Does this mean that you can’t detect any glitter during application? I’m REALLY not a fan of glitter since most of the time it ends up in my contacts, am I gonna have this problem with this eyeshadow?

embeast Avatar

Now THIS is the Naked palette I’ve been waiting for. I have the first 2, and Basics, but only use a few shades from each. But this one? My pale skin, red hair and green eyes need this in our life right now. I’m drooling over some of those rosy shades….

Emily Avatar

COME ON UD… We want an ALL MATTE palette already. I bought into the hype for a while but now i am stuck with all these shimmery colors that just look muddy when you try to blend them. I do believe their matte shadows are some of the best. I wish they would release an all matte naked palette bigger than naked basics.

Laura Avatar

This looks absolutely lovely. I don’t have any other of the Naked palettes, although I had considered getting Naked 2 or Naked basics, but I definitely see myself using the shadows in this more often.

Onto the Christmas List it goes.

Anna N Avatar

Looks nice! I wish they would dedicate a whole palette with purple tones for color lovers. The vice palettes just seem like a hodge podge of colors.

Danii Avatar

I was sure I was the only person in the world who wasn’t so excited about NAKED3 coming. Reason comments, I’m not alone in being terribly impressed! The packaging is nice, but only a few shades actually speak to me. Thanks for the swatches/review though, Christine! Dust reminds me a little of NYX’s eyeshadow also called Dust or Fairy Dust. It’s a pink, glittery/shimmery shade too.

Christine Avatar

Addressed fall out in the review above 🙂 but here it is copied and pasted for your convenience: “Dust was the worst performer, which isn’t unexpected, as it has a fair amount of glitter, which makes the texture less smooth and results in fall out during wear. Trick had minor fall out during wear, but it applied better and had more color payoff.”

syd Avatar

This looks really pretty but rosy pinks… actually anything red toned looks terrible on me (I’m fair/cool with brown eyes and brown hair), I’ll be sitting this one out. Also wish there were more mattes!

Valerie Avatar

Thank you very much for this review!
I will buy the palette, as soon as I find a seller who ships it internationally.
The color are, what I was searching for since a few months – a palette of rosy-based, versatile nuances in different finishes… and the quality seems to be worth the price. So I’m in love and because I didn’t got one of the both first Nakeds, I could justify the buying! 😀

Karen Avatar

I really wanted to love this palette but it looks very similar to the other two. I own both Naked 1 and 2 and i like them but i don’t use them as much as i wish i did. The FALLOUT is just too much than I’m comfortable with especially when I’m in a hurry! I hate the glitter all over my cheeks. Can you comment on how the fallout in this palette compares to the fall out in the first two?
The fallout and the rosy pink tones are the only things that are holding me back from getting this. Not sure how the rosy colors would look on my dark brown hair/eyes and light olive (about NC20) skin tone.

Christine Avatar

Hi Karen!

Mentioned this in the post – here it is copied and pasted: “Dust was the worst performer, which isn’t unexpected, as it has a fair amount of glitter, which makes the texture less smooth and results in fall out during wear. Trick had minor fall out during wear, but it applied better and had more color payoff.”

alyssa897 Avatar

I am in love with this palette. <3 I adore pinks and to have an entire neutral palette based on pinks is like a dream come true! I just purchased Naked 1 and Naked 2 with the VIB sale at Sephora last weekend and I only had a few chances to play around with them so far, but so far I am in love with both! I'm really surprised that so many people seem to strongly prefer one over the other. I must be the odd one out because I love them both. I plan on getting Naked Basics soon. I will definitely be getting this palette as soon as it is released inside Sephora stores. (I want the beauty insider points!) I am really happy UD decided to go with the packaging of the Naked 2 as I love that packaging and the Naked 1 packaging. Naked 1 is so flimsy and I hate the feel of velvet. Doesn't affect my love of the shades at all though. Kinda weird that samples of all their primer potions are included. o.O I would have preferred an exclusive eyeliner, and not a black.

And now I am sitting here daydreaming about Naked 4 being an all matte palette (with 12 shadows) and a Naked 5 with purples and a Naked 6 with greens….oh, lord. *drools*

Ann Avatar

I want it, but like the other reviewers I never reach for naked 2 because I’m always going for the original. I may pass because it would just sit unused.

Emerald Avatar

Thank you for this and the comparison review! I am totally excited about this palette and the colors Buzz and Blackheart – just GORGEOUS!
However I am not liking the ‘skrink wrapped’ or ‘warped’ look of the packaging… oh well.
I am glad this will be part of their permanent line as I just dropped quite a bit of $$ at the VIB sale, so I will be getting this palette next spring. Unless of course I get a really nice Christmas bonus! 😀

Afterthought: I wish Blackheart had been made into a duotone… a “smoky black matte with rosy red shift” – would have totally stolen the show!!!

Cayleigh Avatar

Christine, I’m so impressed you have the swatches and comparisons between the palettes to boot so quickly! Seeing them all together in your other post really cements the fact that I want this one in my brain. = )

It seems like I’m in the minority based on the comments, but I own both N1 and N2 and reach for them both on a regular basis, even though I feel like the N2 leans a bit cool for me. So as a neutral lover, this palette really appeals to me, and I love how the rose/pink theme shines through. To me this palette is *SO* different from the other two in every way other than being “neutral” colors. Cannot wait for it to release into Sephora where I can spend the gift card my hubby got me for our anniversary! I think this one will get more use than the other two combined for me. = )

Kristy Avatar

Hmmm. I’m wondering if all these medium blushy pinks and browns are going to make my brown eyes look tired. Well, there’s a 99% chance I’m going to buy it anyway!

Ioana Avatar

This is really disappointing. Dust, Burnout, and Buzz all look basically the same, and a few of the other colors look like one another as well…seems like a bunch of repeats. Not worth it in my opinion. I don’t own Naked 1 or 2 because I think I’m just not a neutral palette person, I need some variety!

Courtney Avatar

Wow. I am certainly, without doubt, definitely purchasing this palette as soon as it’s available. The hues are just so romantic and rosy — “Buzz” and “Nooner” are especially darling! Thank you for such a prompt and thorough review Christine — I’ve only recently discovered your blog, but have quickly come to depend on your reviews and swatches as a valuable resource in my makeup endeavors.

Adriana M Avatar

With both of the the other “nakeds” I was like, “where the frig is the pink”? Well, now I have my answer.. Here goes more money out the pocket.



Liz Avatar

I really like the looks that you created. I’m going to have to pass personally. I have Naked 1 and I still like it. The colors in this palette just don’t appeal to me.

Nora Avatar

This palette looks absolutely gorgeous!
And that’s definitely not helping me decide which one of the 3 I want to get! haha

I’ve got a fair complexion with a warm undertone, dark brown eyes and light brown hair.
I’ve been using a drugstore eyeshadow palette for now (Essence Sun Club, in Long Beach – http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oV_32XUPjpE/T23bTkM3IzI/AAAAAAAABRM/jEHoT11Sh20/s1600/palette.jpg), and some black for the occasional smokey eye look.
I basically need help deciding which of the 3 Nakeds would cover all these shades, while matching my yellow skin.

Help pleeeeeease!

Maíra Avatar

This is the Naked that I’ve been waiting for!

For a long time I’ve wondered if I should get #1 or #2, but this is definitely it. (I hope UD and Brazilian stores cooperate to get it down here soon and for the usual price – the other ones cost about US$75-80 here 🙁 )

Thanks for the freat review!

koolchicken Avatar

Finally a Naked palette I can’t wait to buy. I don’t own the current two and have no plans to buy them. I’m getting this one the second it comes out though. I look good in pink shades so this is going to be perfect for me. I could actually see myself hitting pan on quite a few of these over time.

Sabrina W Avatar

I don’t have Naked 1 or 2, this one appeals to me and I can’t wait to get it. I just purchased the Laura Mercier palette and LOVE it, but this one is calling my name too. Thanks for the review.

Lena Avatar

I’m going to buy it. I love UD to death so I’m excited! I will say that this might actually be more wearable for me than N1 and N2 simply because I am younger so pinker neutrals will look more girly and cute on me as opposed to the more dramatic neutrals. I find myself unable to pull off many of the darker colors in the first two Naked palettes because they make me look 10 years older. :x.

_An_ Avatar

Hmm, this palette is very nice. I don’t think I have that many rosy-neutral shades.

I’m glad there isn’t any super dark/black shades. I never seem to finish black shadows in comparison to other neutral shades.

But this palette isn’t a must-get for me.

Judith Avatar

This is gorgeous! The only color I don’t like is trick. I’m really going to get this one, I didn’t get the Naked one and two because of two much yellow toned shades, but this one is perfect for fair girls.

Love it!

Nell Liu Avatar

Omg!! I am absolutely in love with this new palette! SUPER DUPER EXCITED! For a person who wasn’t a big fan of the 1st Naked or the 2nd, I thought this palette is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are more diverse, not just “neutral colors” the pinks and the purple shades incorporated with the browns and metalics are genius. I am SOLD on this palette. Amazingly doable colors, and wow the Dust shadow is to die for. I am gonna go to Sephora and fight girls for this. Look so good.

Andrea Avatar

This looks really nice I think I will get it I always look forward to new pallets from Urban Decay NEVER disapointed by the quality I rarely wear naked 2 due to it being cooler tone pallet and I think I will get more use out of the naked 3 Thanks for the review:-)

Rebecca Avatar

Which one would you recommend: Naked 3 or Naked Basics? I already own Naked1 and I use it almost daily and it’s the only palette I own. I’m trying to expand my collection and have been wanting Basics for awhile but now that I see this one, I kind of want this one too. I’m NC35 Asian with dark hair and eyes. Thanks!

Sarah Avatar

I don’t own a naked palette because I own a few of the other UD palettes like roller girl and Ammo. I also own quite a collection of single eyeshadows from them and they are my favorite brand. However, I will definitely pick up this palette because of the rose neutrals. I think that they will go well with my medium skintone. I can’t wait for it to come.

Carrie Avatar

I’m seeing a lot comparison comments and personally I feel like the Naked line of UD palettes are more of “find which one suits you” rather than “get all of them all the neutrals buy them now”. For some people the more golden N1 shades will suit you, for others the greige shades from N2 are better, and now some are drawn to the rose shades of N3 and that’s great! I honestly like both N1 and N2 because I just love neutrals in general and I’m excited to pick up N3!

Quinctia Avatar

Dammit, UD, with this being almost what I’d consider a “pinks” palette, you are so close to my dream of your making a series of monochromatic palettes, yet still so far away.

Purples, blues, greens, pinks, grayscale…come on…

I might have to swatch these in person. I don’t do neutrals terribly often, and I find that Naked Basics is really the one I’m most fond of for that sort of thing. However, this still is kinda in the sphere of colors I like.

It’s weird, I easily decided I had no interest in Naked 2 and still don’t own it, but this one looks nicer for whatever reason.

Reina Avatar

I must say, I like it better than Nakeds 1 and 2, but still not entirely convinced I should get it. A lot of the “natural” or “earth tone” shadows only work on those with light skin tones (basically lighter than “True Beige” label) which means they’re most likely not going to work on me. Light browns can hardly show up on my eyes, let alone beiges, pinks, or corals. It’s why I ultimately never got any of the Naked palettes, Basics included.

Leah Avatar

I had Naked 1 and barely used it. I got Naked 2 and barely used it. This one actually looks like one I will use. I think that the pink/mauve colors will go well with my green eyes. I wasn’t excited or even really interested in it until seeing this post.

MeggieBeth Avatar

I’ve been holding off buying a Naked pallet because it’s taken my FOREVER to get through the Stila one I bought years ago. So glad I did because these colors are much more up my alley. As always thanks for the thoughtful and comprehensive reviews!

Dua Avatar

Meh .. not my cup of tea.. I’m totally content with my Naked 2 pallette. I think this pallette would look the best on people with light / fair skin tone.

Cassandra Eastman Avatar

Love this review, soooo helpful! How is it possible that this looks even more amazing than my Naked2 palette? I’m so getting this for Christmas!!!

Zia Avatar

I’ve been thinking about it, and what bothers me the most, and keeps me from being totally gaga over this palette, is that there’s an eyeshadow that got a C rating. At the same time, it is only a point difference in overall rating from the Naked 2, which I also do not own but for some reason, it really bothers me that though this palette has a higher grade, there’s an eyeshadow that really disappoints in this palette. And I hate fallout issues when it comes to eyeshadows! I wish all the eyeshadows had gotten at least A- ratings! I know this palette will be a smash hit even with Dust, but I guess I always thought if Naked 3 came out it would be SUPER UBER impressive in all ways.

Heather Wood Avatar

I am a die-hard Naked 2 fan and I also own Naked Basics. Will Def be getting Naked 3. I actually think the prices of these palettes are reasonable. Have had Naked 2 for over a year and use 4-5 times a weeks and it lasts! I love Estee Lauder shadows as well and they are a little more expensive, but you can get a good 10 hour wear out of both UD and EL. I dont mind paying for quality. I do wish, however, for more matte colors; thats why i got the Naked Basics and I adore it!

RedHeadTea Avatar

When I saw this one and looked at some of the swatches done before you reviewed it, I was not impressed at all. But then I saw your swatches and now I want it! Why do you do this to me? Why? All joke aside, I really don’t need any more e/s. I have enough to last me few lives, so I’ll pass.

Kate Avatar

I’m a Naked Palette fan girl. I never use anything else! Totally freaking out right now, definitely going to add this to my stash. Rose gold is definitely one of my favorite colors, especially for they eyes. I will probably wait until after Christmas to buy it, hopefully they won’t be forever sold out:(

deathbyjava Avatar

Prior to actually seeing the promotional material and your swatches, I felt pretty indifferent about another Naked palette. I thought to myself, how many nude eyeshadow palettes does one really need? I loved the N1 palette and got it when it first came out. I skipped N2 as I felt it was too similar to N1 and passed on the N-Basics.

But that all changed when I saw your swatches. I am really into rose gold shades right now and feel N3 is different enough to justify purchasing. I can’t wait until it comes out! Thanks for all the work that you do – although it was also through your excellent work that is pushing me towards buying it. Haha, and so soon after the VIB sale – my poor wallet.

Carolina Avatar

I am on the fence if I want to get Naked 3. I have 1, 2 and the basics. I use 1 and basics most often. I randomly use 2 just because I feel like I should use it more but it’s not my ‘go-to’ palette. I also recently picked up the Laura Mercier (sp?) palette and I’ve been using it a lot too (mostly because it’s my new baby LOL). I am afraid if I get Naked 3 I will have too many palettes. I already started to purge my makeup collection (lots of Back 2 Mac’ing going on lately) and I’ve stopped buying individual eyeshadows because no matter how much I love one in particular, I always reach for a palette first.

deathbyglitter Avatar

Aside from Dust which looks pretty terrible…I am LOVING IT! 😀 WOW! I have gray eyes and very fair skin so pinks really make my eyes light up! A whole palette of beautiful pinky shades plus some beautiful unique neutrals is a HUGE YES for me! Ahhhhh!!! I’m so super excited for this! 😀

I adored Naked 1, and still do. I skipped Naked 2 (even though I was tempted). But I will definitely be getting Naked 3 without a doubt. These are the kind of colors I love the most! *huge swoon* I hope I can buy this the day it comes out. 😀

Janeen Avatar

So when I first saw the leaked photos, I was like “eh.” And then I saw your beautiful pictures, swatches, and looks you created Christine, and it’s all over. I need this in my life. It will look perfect next to my N1 and N2 🙂 I deserve it since I didn’t buy Naked Basics (blah) or the Naked shimmer mess. *starts saving pennies* Perfect xmas present to myself, hehe.

Melanie Avatar

I am going to be getting this when it comes to Ulta. All the talk about Naked 1 did actually convince me to pick that up today. I already own Naked Basics and Naked 2. I figured if I was going for 3 I might as well complete the collection.

SandraJT Avatar

Will pick it up & try it but will very likely take it back, just like I did with all the other Urban Decay products I’ve ever bought. Hated Naked 1 & 2, as well as the mattes palette – which should’ve had just as much product as Naked 1 & 2. Would’ve kept it in that case. Ended up buyingKVD’s Ladybird palette instead, and love it.

AngieButterfly Avatar

Late, but O..M..G.. I want this palette for Blackheart alone. I am in love with smokey matte blacks that have micro-sparkle. The fact that it’s a rosy red micro-sparkle makes it unique and stunning. *Faints* I’d give anything to switch out Creep and Gunmetal with Blackheart and Darkside (and Sidecar for Blunt or Stray Dog lol) in the Naked 1. It would literally be the perfect palette for me. I hope they release those two in singles, at the very least, in case I don’t buy this palette after all. But it’s a lovely one. It will work with a lot of skin tones. It will make light eyes really pop and I feel would look pretty on darker skin tones. UD is very pigmented, so perhaps this will work on deep complexions and I think it will, Here’s hoping!

Love Avatar

Do you think this palette will look good on African American women say nc45 or MUFE 170 because I am thinking of ordering online when it drops. Thanks.

Athena Avatar

I swear, sometimes it’s like UD is reading our minds 😀 I’ve been on the hunt lately for some good pink-toned eyeshadows to subtly bring out my green eyes. Normally if I want the green to stand out, only a cool-toned smokey eye will do the trick.

The quality of UD shadows have also been improving (micro-glitter aside) but the batches still vary quite a bit. My Naked Basics is pretty much perfect with excellent pigmentation and zero fallout while some other people report that it was patchy and flaked on them. Naked 1 has mostly unusable shades for me due to the extreme fallout, only 3 of the colours from it get any use. None of the shadows have shattered, even with frequent travel and a rambunctious dog. I always feel that I get my money’s worth with these palettes in spite of the occasional bad batch.

Anyways, getting around to the point – I’ve been looking into the factories lately, using data from shipping records and import logs … as well as the labor laws, news, and nearby prisons. The fact that this palette is made in China is a dealbreaker for me. If products are made under inhumane conditions, I really feel companies should give up on any claims of being “ethical”. Fortunately most UD products are made and filled under better circumstances.