And then there were three…
Thrice as naked.
More naked than you’ve ever been before! (Well…)
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! No, not really. But it is the third coming of Urban Decay’s famous Naked palette, appropriately named Naked3 ($54).
First impressions: WOW! I have been literally champing at the bit to see this palette in person, and so far I have not been disappointed by it.
The 12 all-new neutrals, all of which have rose tones, come in UD’s typically soft, easy-to-blend formula (and matte, pearl and glimmering metallic finishes). Sure, that means there’s some fallout, but on the flip-side, the shadows are ridiculously easy to blend, and if you do your eyes first, clean up, and continue with your face makeup, it’s all good.
Many of the shades have a purplish taupe tint to them, at least on my skin, which I like. I think they’ll go well with purple smokey eyes and other purple looks. I have a strong suspicion they’ll also complement bronze and gold shadows nicely.
For the most part, I think these are neutral enough to work well on cool and warm skin tones, but if you’re on the far warm end of that spectrum, you may want to work in your own mattes for transition colors, because some of these shades, like Nooner and Limit — those might be a tad too cool-toned.
I’m really jazzed about the colors on the far right, the darker colors. Those are gonna be a blast to play with in smokey eyes.
Of course, I still love black, brown and purple smokey looks, but I really like the idea of becoming a part-time rose gold smokey eye aficionado.
Rose gold smokey eyes? I just never thought of doing that before.
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s stores.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,