I know that the Naked 3 has had tons of reviews already, especially since a few bloggers were given some to review prior to release, I thought I would still put my 2 cents in. Being lucky enough to work for Urban Decay, myself and my colleagues were able to purchase a palette each prior to the stock being put out for sale (lucky me!) and I've had a while to play around with the colours at home and work to get a good feel for them!
The palette retails at £37.00, which is the same as Naked and Naked 2, and you get 12 beautiful shades starting from a matte flesh tone all the way down through rose gold, pink, brown and taupe mattes and shimmers, ending with a BEAUTIFUL darkest brown/black shade which has little red/pink flecks of glitter in. The palette also comes with a double ended brush, one end being a flat brush and the other a blending brush. An added bonus is a strip of each of the Primer Potions, holding a weeks worth of each!
Here's a swatch of each colour with flash on, since with flash you'll be able to see any shimmer or glitter better:
My favourite shades have to be Limit, Trick, Nooner, Factory, Darkside and Blackheart.
My least favourite shades or shade should I say is Dust...because that's exactly what it is...Dust. It's nice when applied on top of a primer so that it sticks to the liquid or used as a highlight when used sparingly...but I do find it hard to incorporate in a look since the consistency is pretty granular like and is hard to blend into other shadows. I do think on the other hand, it would look good if used on a wet brush to create a wet look eye shadow. I'm indifferent to the other shades unmentioned, they're all nice shades used on their own and with other colours but they're not anything to get excited about.
All in all the palette is a good investment if you love day time shadows or want something that you can transition from day to evening without hassle. At £37, it's a bargain for how many shades you're getting, and with the vast array of colours to play with, you can't go wrong.
The packaging is also beautiful, with its rose gold hardware and ridged top, it stands out in my palette collection.
I would definitely recommend this palette to anyone who loves their pink/brown/taupe hues or needs a nice daytime palette that can take them into the evening.
Here's a look I did on my lovely boss whilst at work the other week using the Naked 3 palette!
Have you got Naked yet?!