Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette: 3 Ways

Given that we’re talking the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette here, it only seems fitting that I propose three ways to wear it. Right? I gave my original thoughts on U.D’s latest offering a few weeks ago, but after almost a month to play and with the fact that it’s now on the market I thought it was about time to revisit this neutral rosy-hued line-up. To build on my last musings on this eyeshadow arsenal, it’s good, like real good. There are enough mattes to keep things understated during daytime, a good choice of shimmers for evening and the majority featured warm-tones work well with the few cooler options also included in the palette – it’s an all-rounder. Raving over, onto the looks…

LOOK 1 – The Everyday Eye. Now this is an easy one – keep to the left side of the palette and you can’t go wrong. I usually begin with a light wash of Strange all over the lid to even things out and add a layer of the MAC All That Glitters-esque Burnout over the top.  Finish things off with a touch of the pale pinky brown Limit in the crease and boom – you’re done. Though it must be noted that this look works equally well with the slightly more taupe-ier Liar all over the eyes too.

LOOK 2 – Keeping It Matte. A fully matte eye affair is my main purpose for this palette and actually this combination pairs particularly nicely with a bold lip. I begin by dusting Limit all over the lid space and popping a smidge of Strange in the inner corner. Nooner, a warm violety brown gets dusted in the crease and then I run a small amount of Darkside a grey-brown along the outer corners of my lash line, top and bottom. Nooner, as I predicted, is the colour I get the most use out of from the 12. On lazy days I wash it all over, bring a little under my eyes and pair with mascara for a ‘look I made some kind of effort’ definition.

LOOK 3 – A Dark and Stormy. You ready to go all out? I reckon this blend has NYE written all over it. It’s a simple technique, layering up the three darkest shades in the palette. Begin with Mugshot applied as the base, all-over shade, blended quite high into the socket and slowly build-up Darkside into the crease – the shimmer:matte ratio is equalled out by these two. Then for the extra somethin’ somethin’ incorporate the black with red micro shimmer (sounds awful, looks beautiful) shade Blackheart slightly in the crease, along the lash line and smoked-out below. One Dark and Stormy coming right up.

That’s just three ways but there’s a whole host of combinations locked up in this compact – 33, 333? I’m just getting carried away with the threes now. It’s available now at House of Fraser for £37. Damn that seven ruining my flow…

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  • Winnie

    What color lipstick are you wearing?

  • The palette looks amazing!

    xx glamdevils

  • Deirdre

    The dark and stormy look… sigh… definitely going to try and recreat this look as its just so beautiful!! Don’t you want to do a tutorial on these? You look gorgeous.

  • Sunny

    Looking gorgeous in all three!

  • I like the everyday eye. 🙂

  • Great job on all three looks.

  • Maddy Cane

    So pretty, I really love the colours in this palette! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • I am so glad I picked this up last week! I’ve not had the eyeshadows off of my eyes since! It’s such a gorgeous palette, I think Trick is my favourite x

  • Marlenne

    When I first read your review and saw your photo’s of the UD Naked 3, I thought that’s way to pinky purple for me! But after seeing your looks (no. 2 is my favorite) I might have to reconsider my opinion… 😉

  • Emily Knott

    I spent some of my evening last night experimenting with this platte and love dark side!

  • Kelli Wiersema

    I love Naked 3 – I wasn’t sure if it would be perfect for my dark brown eyes, black hair and NC20 skin, but it’s soooo beautiful and just looks pretty, if that makes sense. I will definitely be trying your looks – the smokey one is gorgeous!

  • so beautiful Anna!! my naked3 is on the way to me, hopefully it will arrive before christmas ^^

  • Annie Davies

    I really like the rose-iness off this palette! great post, looks stunning!

  • Neverwithoutmylipstick

    I like your 3 makeup version of Naked 3 🙂 This palette is sooo beautiful 🙂

  • Cornelia Kennedy

    Love all of these, I am thinking about doing a similar post as I haven’t seen many looks actually done with the pallet, although I do show a lovely soft eye look on my post.

    Cornelia – Ineffable Beauty

  • I very like all 3 makeup! The new Naked3 is so good. It’s really pretty with green and blue eyes!

  • letsstrikeapose

    The pallets look amazing, thinking i’m going to have to invest in some! oh well xmas is coming im sure that might be around some people that get the hint!


  • Linsay

    I actually done a very similar look to number 3 on saturday night and absolutely loved it. It really is a gorgeous palette.

  • Ella

    I had managed to convince myself I dont need it…. But after seeing this post, well, let’s just say your blog is VERY bad for my bank balance!

    Chance to guest post on my blog in 2014!

  • Wow, all three of these looks are stunning! The first brings out your eyes so nicely and the third is such a perfect smokey eye! I’ve been trying the resist the Naked3 palette and you’re not making it easy! xo

  • Punky Brewster

    When I bought this palette I immediately thought that the matte shades would get more love and I would use the ‘shimmers’ as accents. Great handy! 🙂

  • Such a beautiful look! I want to purchase this palette very soon <3
    -B â™¡ MsBerryStylish 

  • Bella

    This palette has my favourite colours. This does, however, mean that i don’t need any of them any more. The looks are lovely on you though!

  • I absolutely love this palette, and cannot stop playing with it! I was looking for a palette that had a warm, romantic feel, and this was just exactly what I was looking for. Each shade in it is so beautiful. I cannot wait to try out your looks 🙂


  • Love all of the looks, but my favorite is probably the second one! I need to get my hands on this palette!!! =D

    What lighting do you use?

    Rosie’s Life

  • Eleri Roberts

    All three are lovely xx

    Eleri Roberts

  • Emily Bowen

    Fell eyes over everything else for this palette when I purchased it on the weekend. Only problem is, I can’t stick to a two or even three shadow combo. They all compliment each other so well that I’m blending all sorts. Thanks for the breakdowns though 🙂 love the second look in particular!

    Emily xx

  • Ohh my gosh! I so want that palette! I’m having a hard time to find one!

    xoxo Zoe

  • Berrymix

    Gorgeous looks! I’ll be doing these looks too when I get my hands on Naked 3!

  • Amy

    Been eyeing this up ever since the release! It’s such a beautiful palette and is definitely on my Wish list! X.

  • adorkablez

    Fun looks! I love the Naked 3 too, and it’s easily becoming one of my most wearable palettes!


  • Kaelyn

    This palette looks GORGEOUS on you! The Naked3 Palette is on my Xmas wish list that I gave to my husband, so hopefully he is able to grab it before Sephora runs out!

  • Maddie

    You are such an enabler damnit! I thought I didn’t need naked 3 but now it’s shot to the top of my Christmas list. Gah! Lurving look number 3

  • Sarah Muncaster

    Ugh obsessed. Sephora is currently out of stock! Where else can I get this?

  • life is a shoe

    great post! im dying to own this palette already!

  • Gemma Oxford

    I’m on a beauty ban atm, but this is something I would definitely break it for. And I will reach for this easy tutorial when I do! xo

  • justbeehappy

    Love these looks!

  • Love the looks you created with this Naked 3 palette Anna! My fave is the last one! I received it a few weeks ago and was so excited to try it! I have made a review and swatch on my blog too! xo, Alexandra