Urban Decay Naked 3

So I told myself I wasn’t going to purchase the Naked 3 palette. I mean do we really need another Naked Palette since we already have 2.5? As always as soon as the word went up I went straight to the website and ordered. Not for me though, honestly this is for you all, my readers. There aren’t many Women of Color with Swatches of the Naked 3 palette up. Usually when the first previews go out a select few Women of Color get the palette, but they post a picture on Instagram and never actually swatch them. So I felt it was my obligation to my readers to give you guys a first hand look at the coveted Naked 3 Palette.

Naked 3 Urban Decay


Naked 3  $52 is the newest introduction the the Naked Family of Palettes. I have Naked and Naked Basics so I was curious to see what the fuss was about with Naked 3. Urban Decay gave us 12 new rose gold hues of eyeshadow. Are they #blackgirlfriendly? I’ll let you be the judge.

Naked 3 Open

Alright so lets get to what everyone wants to see, the swatches. All the swatches are shown below except for Parkside, don’t ask me but somehow I skipped that one. All swatches were done without primer. Off the bat my first thought was “Bridal Palette”. Naked 3 is an amazing Bridal Palette for Women of Color, as an everyday palette.. no so much. The first half of the shades were a bit too pink for normal everyday wear however, I could get down with the second half (second picture shown below). Is this a must have palette for Women of Color? Absolutely not! Is this a great palette to have in your kit if you’re a Makeup Artist? Absolutely! Some of these colors I’ve seen in other palettes both high and low end. My final recommendation, if you’ve not ordered this palette yet is to save your money if you don’t already wear rose toned hues.

Naked 3 Swatch 1 Naked 3 Swatch 2



  1. November 26, 2013 / 2:44 am

    I want it!!! I didn’t check my email soon enough and am very sad. But i’ll wait…..I GUESS!!!!!

  2. eb
    November 26, 2013 / 9:09 am

    Thanks for swatching!! It is a beautiful palette but a shimmery for me.

  3. November 26, 2013 / 2:39 pm

    I didn’t even think about this for bridal makeup! It would be so stunning on a woc bride! But I’m passing, I’m not a pink/rose person at all.

  4. Anastasia
    December 8, 2013 / 11:54 am

    Awesome swatch and review! So helpful…but I surely was about to purchase it and “hope” the colors didn’t look as washed out in person as in the pics. Thanks hun!

  5. December 30, 2013 / 1:40 am

    great post and swatches! thanks! seeing these on you made me rethink the palette.

  6. January 28, 2014 / 12:46 pm

    I think that from your swatches I want to buy it, I will never use strange, but everything else looks gorgeous, maybeeeeeee strange might look good in the inner corner of the eyes. Thanks so much for the swatches !

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