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The rumours were true, the reality has surpassed expectations. Urban Decay’s much anticipated Naked3 palette is almost within the clutches of make-up junkies and last night I got to see it, touch it, try it and take it home.
I’m sure many of you have already scoured the other beauty blogs for everything and anything about Naked 3. In short it is full of rose-hued shades, it’s in a gorgeous rose gold coloured tin case with a rippled effect and it’s available to buy online and in store on Monday 16th December. It completes #theperfect3some in the series of Naked palettes from Urban Decay. That’s all you need to know, right?
Naked3 comes with 12 brand new shades, it’s the first time Urban Decay has created a palette with a dozen never-before-seen shades that aren’t available anywhere else. It has mattes, pearls and metallics and of course they are deliciously smooth, rich in colour and heavenly to blend. And they will suit all skin tones.
The shades I made a bee-line for were the darker ones: Blackheart (smoky black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle), Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin), Mugshot (metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift) and Factory (pinky-brown satin). Hnnnghhh! Seriously sexy colours. Unlike the previous palettes, I can certainly see myself using all the shades from Naked3. I wonder if Urban Decay have finally cracked the code with this one.
It feels like my birthday has come a few weeks early. I’m more excited over Naked3 than its predecessors and I love those (and Naked Basics).
Are you going to get Naked for the third time?
*Naked3 is a PR sample, Naked and Naked2 are my own purchases
You may have read my guest post about Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette on Rucksana’s Walking in a Beauty Wonderland blog recently. Well I won’t regurgitate my words so head over to Rucksana’s blog to read my review.
I just thought I’d share another look created from a few other shades from this brilliant collection.
Urban Decay’s eyeshadows must be my favourite ones to work with – beautiful colours that are pigmented and blend so easily.
For the look below I swept Freestyle across my lids and up to the brow bone before using Barlust up to the crease and Blackout in the outer corners. Very simple, quick and straight- forward! The kohl pencil the palette comes with is really soft and glides on without any trouble.
I think the Smoked Palette surpasses the Naked Duos. Yes, it contains the usual nudey suspects but the richer shades are absolute corkers giving Smoked that extra edge that Naked 1 and 2 don’t have.
Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette costs £35 and is available at all Urban Decay counters.
So. My poor Konad kit has spent the past six months or so relegated to a box in the spare room. I’d tried and failed to get it right before, and seeing as my motto seems to be “Can’t Win, Don’t Play”, it’s no great surprise that the kit went into exile for a while.
However, something started to nag me about the Konad, and I felt compelled to try it again. Armed this time with a metal scraper, double-ended stamper and special polish, I went in for the kill.
And to my amazement, it worked this time! Very satisfying indeed. Now I’ve got the hang of it, I’m wondering what all the fuss was about.
Oh, and Konad haters need not fear. I won’t be Konading over every single manicure I do, or bombarding you with twee cartoons and designs. I like the swirly and gothic style patterns, but won’t be blinding you with my amazing skills (ha) very often.
But for now – feast your eyes. What do you think?