Shhhh... can you hear that? It's the sound of the halo of light that the Naked 3 palette is emitting... for the launch of Urban Decay's Naked 3 Palette is something that a lot of people (me included) are very excited about.
They kicked off the Naked range with the origal Naked palette (check out my review here) - a velvet cased twelvesome of gorgeous warm toned neutral bronzey shades. Soon followed Naked 2 - a metal cased palette along the same kind of lines, but cool toned neutrals. Since then there have been an array of others added into the Naked line... Naked Basics (check out my review here), Naked Flushed (review here) and a variety of Naked skin products such as foundations.
The latest addition to the family is Naked 3 - jam packed with warm toned pink to brown hues, with a rippled metallic rose gold case. One of the founders of Urban Decay saw a beautiful sunset one night, which led her onto the decision to create a palette of these colours (God bless that sunset).
Inside the mirrored case you will find 12 shadows ranging in finishes, and a double ended synthetic eyeshadow brush. One end is for packing on colour or using for liner, and the other is great for blending or for using on the lid for a soft wash of colour into the crease. When you purchase Naked3 you also get a Primer Potion sampler which has about a weeks worth of original, Sin, Eden and the new anti-ageing formulas.
This is the first time they have released 12 shades entirely for this palette - there are no repeats from other palettes - all fresh and new and gorgeous.
The story beings at Strange - a very pale pink in a satin-matte finish - this colour would be good for a delicate daytime look, to use as a base to creating others, or to add to the inner corners of your eyes. Dust is a pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter. Burnout is a beautiful pink with a hint of frost, and Limit is a stunning matte muted rose shade.
Buzz is a beautiful cranberry/rosey colour with iridescent microglitter, Trick another metallic pinky copper shade, with a hint of a sparkle. Nooner is a gorgeous purpley matte brown, and Liar a metallic milk chocolate brown shimmer.
Then we reach the darker shades. Great for adding in a bit of definition, or for a full on smokey-eye. Factory is a pinky-brown satin shade, Mugshot a pinky-taupe shimmer, Darkside a deep purpley brown satin, and Blackheart a gorgeous matt black with pink micro-sparkle.
I quickly threw together four looks using the palette.
As the inspiration behind the palette was a sunset, that's where I was trying to go with this. I used Burnout all over the lid, then added Liar in the crease, then blended it out with Trick. I then added some Buzz to the middle of my lid. I used Urban Decay's Perversion liner on a smudger brush along the lashline.
For this look I added Blackheart all over my lid and underneath my lower lash line, then blended the edges using Nooner. I used MAC Prunella on my waterline.
I used Dust all over my eyelid then added Darkside into the crease of my eye and under my lower lash line. I added L'Oreal Superliner to my upper lid, and Urban Decay Perversion to my waterline.
I used Liar all over my lid, then Mugshot in the outer corner. I used Factory under my lower lash line, and added Urban Decay Perversion to my tightline and waterline.
The big question is.... when!? When does this go on sale? Well I've been told "mid December" and will retail for £37.... I've spotted them on lookfantastic.com for pre-order for delivery by 21st December.
*UPDATE!* The official launch date in the UK is 16th December, but if you go to House of Fraser on Oxford Street from 12th-19th December you can preview and purchase there, plus have a makeover by an Urban Decay makeup artist.