I can't tell you how excited I am to (finally!) be writing this post. I'm a little late jumping on the Naked palette hype and am extreemely behind the times at using Urban Decay's products but I have recently started trying it out and am in love!
So, if you've been living under a rock for the last year or so, a few years back Urban Decay released the 'Naked' palette - a collection of classic neutral eyeshadows in a range of gold-hued shades and different textures (matte, satin, shimmer and sparkle) to create a variety of different looks. Next came Naked 2, which had even more taupe shades and coppery browns. THEN came the Naked 3 - which is all about the pinks! The palette contains 12 brand new rose-hued shades complete with shimmery pinks and dark brown/black to create a smokey eye.
Of course the excitement around this palette when it was released was huge, given the success of Naked and Naked 2, and it sold out fast! Now that the hype has worn down a little I was excited to get my hands on it and see what all the fuss was about....
Having fair skin and blonde hair I am not a huge eyeshadow wearer and usually opt for neutral or pinky shades, so this palette is perfect for me! The packaging is a metallic rose-gold tin and comes with a large mirror and double-ended brush.
There are four glitter shadows, two mattes, one matte-satin and the rest are a mix of shimmer and satin. Personally I would prefer one or two more matte shades - but perhaps this is how it varies so much from the other two Naked palettes and I should use those instead! The quality of each shadow is amazing and you can definitely tell you are getting a high-end product.
I have only tried out a few of the shades but am looking forward to using it more. So far I am very impressed and think the palette lived up to expectations. Building on the success of the Naked eye palettes, Urban Decay has now launched an entire Naked range complete with foundation, lipgloss, concealer, powder and illuminating balms. You can check out the full range here.
So, is it worth the hype and £38 price tag? I'd say YES!