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Urban Decay Naked Palette 3 - A beauty Trilogy

I'm a bit behind on my Naked collection. I spent the longest time convincing myself that I really didn't need the 3rd instalment of the iconic eyeshadow palettes offered up from Urban Decay.

"Rose tones? You don't need rose tones! You have cool tones and warm tones! Rose tones would be overkill. Ok yes your skin is Rose toned but seriously? You don't need another nude palette. Rose tones... Pah!!"

And then they announced the Smoky palette and once again the cycle of need began. 

"Smoky? You're too pale for smoky! Oh alright then go and get the Rose palette. There, are you satisfied?"

I was. 

The Rose palette is, quite unsurprisingly, a lot more pink than its predecessors. With the usual finishes including shimmers, mattes & metallics you have carte blanche to mix and match as much as you'd like to. I find this a little trickier to use than the previous palettes. Pink can be a hard colour to pull off when you've got ginger & green hair and blue eyes. I appreciate that is probably a niche problem. 

Nonetheless I am absolutely enamoured with the palette. My instant favourites are Dust - a pale pink shimmer which I absolutely love (it reminds me of MAC phloof which is my all time favourite MAC shadow), Trick - I'm always drawn to a gold metallic and intrigued to see how this blends with the pinky tones of the Rose palette, and Blackheart - The red flecks throughout this black are beautiful in the pan and blend out really well. It isn't so overly pigmented that you can't use it in conjunction with the paler shades (did I mention I love Dust?) and it works well as a liner along the lower lash line. I'm also looking forward to experimenting with Darkside and Mugshot. I've been loving Gunmetal in the Naked 2 so I think this could be a welcome addition. 

Naked 3 is £38, as with all of the Naked palettes, and I purchased mine from Debenhams thanks to a generous voucher given to us at their Foyleside Beauty Hall launch last week. I have plenty more treats from our trip up to Foyleside coming up so stayed tuned! 

As for the Smoky Palette? Soon my friend... soon!


  1. Seriously.... You need to do a post on "Doing Sarah up"

    1. You say this every time I post about makeup lol

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