Spoiler Alert: THIS PALETTE IS MY LORD & SAVIOR AND YOU NEED IT.
…okay, so that’s not much of a spoiler considering that every blogger & every blogger’s mother has already touted the supremeness of this thing. Still, go with me here.
When the original came out, I – like most people – went apeshit trying to get my hands on it. Once I had it in my possession, I was in completely love. The texture, the quality, the versatility – it was enough to make my head spin. I
used use it every damn day.
When Naked2 came out, that same feeling wasn’t really there. I could compare the two palettes and say, “Nah, too similar”, and I never got the second Naked palette. I thought that same thing would happen when the Naked3 was announced. I thought I’d be all, “Look here, makeup. I don’t NEED you, okay?!”
You guys…I WAS WRONG. I tried to convince myself they were similar, that I didn’t need/want this one. I tried to ignore the bloggers & YouTubers singing its praises. I tried to ignore the feeding frenzy that was going on on the web for this thing. Then, I caved – I decided I wanted it. I NEEDED IT. I told myself I’d put it on my Amazon wishlist and then wait patiently until after Christmas to buy it for myself. I made it til December 13th before I caved & ran to Sephora on my lunch break to snap this puppy up. (In my defense, I was able to use a “$15 off any $50 purchase” coupon that was only good for a few days AND a $10 Sephora gift card I had, which brought this baby to just under $30. BOOM.)
Now, if I may, let me state one thing that makes this palette my most favoritist that I don’t see many bloggers talk about. I have a weird “touch” thing. The feel of velvet, crushed velvet, or velveteen fabrics sends a chill up my spine. It makes every hair on my arms stand on end and I feel like crap. I have NO clue why. This is why my original Naked palette has never…nay…WILL NEVER leave its box. The outside of it makes me want to vomit a bit, so I keep it in the plastic container it came in & cringe whenever I have to touch it. DON’T JUDGE ME WITH YOUR JUDGE FACE.
The Naked3 palette, however, comes in a beautiful metal tin. It feels secure to travel with and snaps shut, ensuring it won’t fly open in your makeup case or travel bag.
The colors are all perfection – seriously. There’s just the right balance of creamy matte shades, glittery firebombs, and shimmery goodness. Every single shade has an amazing color payoff – one swipe and You’re Golden, Ponyboy!
Dust: An uber-sparkly medium pink/coral shade. There can be quite a bit of fallout with this shade, so using a sticky base or patting it on your lid wet works best.
Burnout: A slightly shimmery dusty pink shade. Great for an all-over lid color.
Buzz: Another very pink, very sparkly, very fallout-y color. Again, best to pat this color on over a sticky base. The results are well worth the extra step.
Trick: A warm, gold-bronze shade. PERFECT for every skintone, every eye color.
Nooner: OMG YOU GUYS. My favorite color in the palette by far – possibly one of my new all-time favorites. A dirty, dusty matte pink shade that is the world’s most perfect crease color, ESPECIALLY if you’re blue-eyed.
Liar: This shade is a bit hard to describe. It borders between a tan and a pink shade, and has the perfect amount of shimmer without being too glittery. The consistency is completely smooth & buttery.
Factory: A fantastic taupe shade. Again, a very smooth consistency with the perfect amount of shimmer.
Darkside: A deep brown that borders on a charcoal gray when applied. SLIGHT shimmer – not too much, though. Works well as a crease color, even with the shimmer.
Blackheart: The darkest shade in the palette. A dark, purpley-black shade with red glitter throughout. My favorite part about this shade is that the glitter actually comes through when applied. Too often, shades will have a pretty glittery topcoat, and it goes away as soon as your brush touches it.
The brush that comes with the palette is dual-ended perfection. One side is fluffy, the other is stiff and flat. Both ends serve their purpose well. I’ve never been a fan of Urban Decay’s dual-ended pencils, so I MUCH prefer this brush as opposed to the pencil that came with the original Naked palette.
I’ve been using this palette every single day since I got it.
This is a quick look of today’s makeup. (It had to be quick since I decided I wanted to spend too much time on my hair, and then lost track of time and YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES.)
I used Strange as both a highlight & all-over lid color, Limit in the crease, Nooner more concentrated in the crease, and Dust patted on the center of the eyelid. If you want to see how bold & badass this palette can make things, – perfection.
Now I want your opinions, guys. What do you think of this palette if you have it? Would you also consider it to be a must-have? If you don’t have it, do you want it? FESS UP.