After months of dropping hints, 'accidentally' sending pictures of the palette to my mum and outrightly asking her, I finally have my hands on the gorgeous Naked 3 Palette! By the looks of my Instagram feeds over Christmas, it also seems like so many of you have also been gifted it!
I'm not much of an eyeshadow gal and have only in the last six months or so started to use them. I didn't fancy shedding out almost £40 to grab a palette I wasn't even sure with and one I didn't even know how to apply too well, but now I have it, I haven't even looked back.
Urban Decay is a relatively new brand for me. I'm not too keen on the packaging of their products personally, as they're not entirely 'neat' or 'attractive' in the rest of my makeup collection. Urban Decay as a brand is also largely centred around the experimentation of bright and different colours and as an avid lover of the natural, simplistic look doesn't suit me well. That said, there is something about those Naked Palettes that are just absolutely gorgeous, and the nude shades all in a mix of shimmery and matte tones are beautiful.
I don't think I can quite dictate my absolute favourite shades on this palette as all of them have been used already. Matte's are my favourite for daily wear, and the shades of 'Limit' and 'Nooner' are absolutely stunning and the shimmery likes of 'Factory' and 'Blackheart' are as beautiful too. In the same way, the variety of nude tones means that it doesn't matter what skin colour you have, you can always create a gorgeous smokey eye look.
The popularity of the palette is definitely worth it, with so many beauty bloggers and youtubers constantly showing different looks achievable with it. One of my favourite tutorials is here, by Alexis Kaymor.
As I explained earlier, with a price tag of just under £40 (just over $50), these palettes aren't the cheapest, but do however live up to their reputation. I see this palette lasting me a long, long time and the variety of shades mean I can continue to experiment and switch up my looks whilst still sticking to staying natural. You can buy palette's from numerous stores such as Debenhams and House Of Fraser or online on Urban Decay or Feel Unique.
How does everyone else find the Naked Palettes? Do you have any, and which ones are on your wishlist? x