Urban Decay – Naked 3 Palette Review

So for my 24th Birthday my parents gifted me this beautiful Urban Decay Naked 3 eye shadow palette and oh lord its BEAUTIFUL. So beautiful that I thought i’d do a little review now I have used every single shade within this palette!

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Urban Decay are a brand that I have always admired from a far but have never really tried. 2017 however is definitely the year me and Urban Decay have made a connection, I have brought and fallen in love with so many of their products!

The Urban Decay Naked palettes have been around while and I’ve always had my eye on them. I never could decide if I wanted a more neutral toned one or the naked smokey palette. My friend then got this for her birthday and I thought this was totally the one for me too!

The pink, rose gold, rich brown and grey shades within the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette are all shades that I have used everyday in other eye shadow palettes for years. For so long I have had to use at least 2 palettes to get the perfect shades for my eye look but with this palette you have everything in one!

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Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.

Straight away when I saw palette this I was drawn to the four middle shades – ‘Buzz’ (shimmery rose pink), ‘Trick’ (shimmery bronze), ‘Nooner’ (matte chocolate brown) and ‘Liar’ (shimmery light chocolate brown). I knew instantly that I could use any one of these shades and create such a nice eye look that’s my style.

I love to split this palette into three when deciding my eye looks. These are girly pink shimmer looks, brown shimmer and smokey eye looks, and then dark smokey eye for a more glam evening look!

I always use the matte cream shade ‘strange’ for any look as an eye shadow base it is great at neutralising the red pigmentation on my eyelids. I tend to use the chocolate smokey brown eye look the most as it contains my favourite shades within the palette and makes my brown eyes pop!

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Pink/ Girly shimmer look (I use ‘Dust’ in the inner corners and ‘Buzz’ in the crease)

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Chocolate smokey eye (use nooner in the crease, trick in the corner of your eye and then liar and factory on the lid!)

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Dark Smokey eye (use factory on the lid, with darkside in the crease and darkheart in outside corners and line! – cover lid in lashings of mugshot)

Of course you can make any look using shades within this palette together, but these are my 3 go to!

I also love that this palette has a great double ended eye shadow brush AND a great mirror! One end of the brush is fluffy for blending shadow onto the lid and crease and then the other end of the brush is more flat and precise for packing on the shimmery shadows! I tend to wet the tapered side so the shimmer looks more emphasised and the bristles become more precise for application. The mirror is plenty big enough to do your whole face makeup which is great – I tend to use this mirror for my brows and my eye shadow.

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Naked 3 Palette packaging and Double ended shadow brush

The shadows in this palette are great for blending and great for stay put. I tend to use the MAC prep and prime shadow primer and then set my eye shadow with the urban decay setting spray (READ HERE). I use a setting spray before my mascara to make sure everything stays put and there is no fall out! The shadows never crease on the lid and they also keep there shimmer all day and night – something which I really love about them. It annoys me so much when shimmer shadows are shimmery for like 10 minutes then fade to nothing!

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I will be taking this palette on holiday with me as its perfect for chucking in a case as the metal casing is so robust. I also then don’t have to take an eye shadow brush and mirror in my make up bag!

If you fancy a new eye shadow palette or have never owned one then this is great for beginners who would love to play around with learning how to create pretty eye looks. Its also a great palette to add to any make up collections as the shades are so diverse to create tonnes of looks.

Do you have any of the Urban Decay Naked palettes already? what do you think of them? should I add another to my collection? Let me know in the comments below or on my Twitter and Instagram please!

Also if you want to see what else I got for my 24th Birthday then have a cheeky browse HERE.

Lots of Love,

The Beauty Analyst x




  1. Pinar April 11, 2017 / 7:24 am

    These look so lovely! I actually don’t own any of their palettes and for a beauty junkie I think I need to sort that out haha. Great post lovely.

    Pinar xo


    • thebeautyanalystblog
      April 11, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Thanks so much Hun! And yes it’s my first of there but which I’d got it much sooner xxxxx

  2. highstreetbeauty11 April 11, 2017 / 7:26 am

    I loved this helpful and detailed review. I don’t have this palette but it looks wonderful x

    • thebeautyanalystblog
      April 11, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Ahh thanks so much glad you enjoyed it! And it’s really lovely ๐Ÿ’• xxxx

  3. Lauren Hodgson April 11, 2017 / 9:00 am

    I love these shades! I always have to convince myself to buy something like this with them being a bit pricey but I think I might just have to go for it!

    P.S. Would you consider doing a makeup look with this palette? I think that would make a great post! x

    Lauren | http://www.thelifeofastudentblogger.blog

    • thebeautyanalystblog
      April 11, 2017 / 5:35 pm

      Yes I totally get what you mean that’s why I asked for it for my birthday! And yes I’d love to but I’m still anonymous on my blog at the mo as I’m too scared to tell people about it! xxxxx

      • Lauren Hodgson April 11, 2017 / 5:38 pm

        Oh really? I hadn’t actually realised that haha! You shouldn’t be scared about it! I know that’s easy to say, but just look how good you’re doing you’ll get so much support! xxx

        • thebeautyanalystblog
          April 11, 2017 / 9:14 pm

          Ahhh haha don’t worry! And ahh thanks so much Hun! Only my family and boyfriend know! Hoping to tell my friends this year xxxxx

  4. RealNess April 11, 2017 / 10:27 am

    Think this is something I need to invest in! X

  5. Alice (@alicemaysnell) April 12, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I absolutely love this palette, the shades look so beautiful once they’re on the eyes. Your parents did good on this present!

    Aliceย | alicemaysnell

    • thebeautyanalystblog
      April 13, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Ahh thanks they did didn’t they?! And yes I totally agree is so beautiful xxxx

  6. maireadmcmahon April 16, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    This palette looks just lovely! I’m usually very low key when it comes to make up but I’m trying to become more open to new things and this is why I love reviews like this!

    • thebeautyanalystblog
      April 16, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Ahhh so happy you loved it! And low key is never a bad thing! But it’s always great to have a few special pieces in case you you fancy a change xxx

  7. jennyinneverland April 17, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    Heard so much about this palette! The colours are so pretty xxx

  8. katie garner April 17, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    this looks to die for!


  9. beaminglily April 17, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    This palette looks great ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Urban Decay! One of my favourite brands! I have their Naked 2 palette and their Smokey Palette. … and also a few of their Vice palettes lol. I just love their products and packaging. Xx

    • thebeautyanalystblog
      April 18, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Me too! All of their palettes are so pretty! I want them all now!! Xxxx

  10. Beauty and The Ballroom July 10, 2017 / 9:45 am

    This is the only naked palette I think I haven’t had. No reason, I just chose others. The one I regret is Smoky and now wishing I’d have bought this one!!! Lovely post xx

    • thebeautyanalystblog
      July 10, 2017 / 12:50 pm

      Ahh thanks so much for reading! This is the only one I own – think I would like the try the naked heat palette next ๐Ÿ˜ xxxxx

      • Beauty and The Ballroom July 10, 2017 / 1:01 pm

        I’d like to try that one too because of the warm toned shades. I’ve just got the ABH modern Renaissance palette and that’s amazing! Xx

        • thebeautyanalystblog
          July 10, 2017 / 5:33 pm

          ooo ive always wanted to try that! i just got the jaclyn hill palette and im in love! xxx

  11. Emily Newstead July 12, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    I love this palette; it’s gorgeous!

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