Naked 3 Palette | Swatches & First Impressions

Okay so I just want to start by saying I know every blogger and their grandmother has this palette, but it's new to me so I want to throw in my opinion too! I've only actually worn this twice so I haven't tested out all of the shades on my eyelids yet but this is more of a first impression than a proper review.

The first thing I want to talk about is the price. This little beauty retails at £38, which I think is a lot of money - it's about a days wages for me. I was tempted to buy the original Naked palette but the thought of spending almost £40 on a product that was made of cardboard made me feel a bit sick. Each shade works out to around £3.00 which makes the whole thing sound more affordable but however you paint it I don't think this is cheap.

The next important thing to me is the packaging. Like I said I was less than impressed with the original Naked Palettes box however this tin box is much prettier. I also imagine its more hardwearing and probably easier to clean too. The inside mirror is also a really decent size, I could see myself doing my whole face just using that!

When swatching this product for the first time I was pleased with how pigmented the shades where. I didn't think they were as vibrant as the Gwen Stefani Palette however, and some were even a little dusty. Shades such as Limit, Dust, and Strange needed to be applied several times before I felt happy with the colour. I've since worn the shade Dust and I do feel like it is just that - expect a lot of fallout.

The only other shade I've tried is Trick. I fell in love with it's burnt orange colour straight away and although it looks gorgeous when first applied, it does start to look a little tired after a few hours. Honestly the shades I've tested so far haven't impressed me, although they are all very pretty I don't feel like they are the same quality as the Gwen palette and they certainly don't last as long on my eyelids!

So what do I think so far? I like the shades, I really do, and I am excited to try the rest out but right now I don't feel like the palette is anything special. For the price I was kind of expecting more, especially as my all time favourite palette is also from Urban Decay! Maybe I've judged the whole thing too soon and I might get on better with the other shades!

I'd love to hear what you think of the Naked 3 Palette if you've used it!

Thanks for reading!



  1. Ahhh I LOVE this palette! I have the Naked 2 and adore it <3

    1. Its not my favourite palette right now but maybe it will grow on me! xx


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