While this might have been the worst kept secret in the world of beauty this season, there’s no denying the anticipation levels were off the charts for the new Naked 3 palette from Urban Decay. Featuring 12 all-new shades exclusive to this palette, this takes Naked onto the next level. While Naked and Naked 2 were all about brown and taupe neutrals, Naked 3’s rose gold packaging hints at the glorious pinkier-toned shades within. I’ll be showcasing a few different “looks” with this very soon, but here’s a first peak at what’s inside.
|L-R: Strange, Dust, Burnout|
|L-R: Limit, Buzz, Trick|
Open up the undulating palette to find twelve of the most delectable, mouthwatering shades. From cream to shimmering pink, rose gold to light browns, there’s all you need for a soft, daytime smokey eye that’s warm and cosy all at the same time. Think of big fluffy cashmere sweaters in your favourite colours – they’re all in here. My faves include Burnout, a light pinky-peach satin shadow, Buzz, a metallic rose shimmer and Trick, a pinky gold shimmer.
|L-R: Nooner, Liar, Factory|
|L-R: Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart|
Moving to the right hand side of the spectrum and the darker shades are perfect for smoking out that look – intense and deeply pigmented – exactly what we’ve come to expect from Urban Decay. Mix them up with the lighter shades for a daytime smokey eye, or focus on the six darker shades for a night-time party look. My faves from the “dark side”? At the risk of sounding cliched, it’s really hard to pick but at a push, I’d have to say Liar, a light mauve shimmer, Factory, a pinky-brown satin and Blackheart, a showstopping smokey black matte shade brought to life with red micro-sparkle.
The £37 palette, including a nifty double-ended applicator/blending brush and samples of the four eye primers (yes, four, who knew?), launches online and in-store at House of Fraser and Debenhams nationwide (and of course at all the usual online stockists) on 16th December – perfect for a Christmas gift, or just for yourself?