Urban Decay Naked3 Review

Since launching a few months ago the Urban Decay Naked3 eyeshadow palette has been flying off the shelves. I have to admit that I too was sucked into the hoo-ha and excitement surrounding the launch and visited multiple Sephora stores in hopes of snapping one up, however they were all out of stock.

It took some thinking (which hurt of course) but I finally thought to go to the source direct, the Urban Decay website, and finally got my pink painted claws on this little baby and let me tell you… it was well worth the hype and excitement.

I absolutely adore this palette! I have always used darker shades of eyeshadows but lately have been attracted to lighter colours and looks and Naked3 has been making this transition a hell of a lot easier. The palette is made up of 12 gorgeous neutral shades, from pales, to pinks to browns and can be mixed and matched to create endless looks for both day and night. The eyeshadow is long-lasting, especially when worn over an eye primer.

I use Naked3 all the time and recommend it to all my friends and of course to you! Here are all the details and some just some of the looks I’ve created using the palette.




Here are 12 beautiful rose-hued neutrals in a range of shades—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with red microglitter—in ultrasmooth matte, pearl, and glimmering metallic finishes. Here are the names and descriptions:

  1. Strange: Described as a pale neutral pink matte-satin
  2. Dust: Described as a pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter
  3. Burnout: Described as a light pinky-peach satin
  4. Limit: Described as a light dusty rose matte
  5. Buzz: Described as a metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter
  6. Trick: Described as a light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle
  7. Nooner: Described as a medium pinky-brown matte
  8. Liar: Described as a medium metallic mauve shimmer
  9. Factory: Described as a pinky-brown satin
  10. Mugshot: Described as a metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift
  11. Darkside: Described as a deep taupe-mauve satin
  12. Blackheart: Described as a smoky black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle



  1. All colours can by mixed and matched.
  2. Can create endless looks for both day and night.
  3. Love the brush it comes with.
  4. Soft, easy to blend formula.
  5. Combination of matte and shimmer shadows.


Here are just a few of the looks I’ve created using Naked3. Let me know if you want tutorials on any of them.

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Urban Decay Naked3 from Urban Decay website // US$54.00


Have you bought the Naked3 palette yet? Are there any looks you’d like to see a tutorial for?


78 Responses to “Urban Decay Naked3 Review”

  1. May 16, 2014 at 9:10 pm, Renae Martin said:

    All signed up! Just snuck in I hope 🙂


  2. May 16, 2014 at 10:40 am, Bec said:

    All signed up, can’t wait to try some of your recipes! x


    • May 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm, LipstickandCake said:

      Thanks Bec, be sure to let me know what you think after you make them x


  3. May 16, 2014 at 10:16 am, Ashlee J said:

    Have definitely signed up to the newsletter, pretty excited about this. Something I can look forward to reading in my inbox. 🙂 I have been wanting to try the Urban Decay Naked series BUT I can not afford to spend that kind of money at the moment (hopefully one day in the near future). xx


    • May 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm, LipstickandCake said:

      Thank you Ashlee, hope the newsletter doesn’t disappoint! Sending lots of luck your way for the competition x


  4. May 16, 2014 at 9:47 am, LouAna212 said:

    Follow you on instagram, now I’m all signed up for your newsletter!!! I’m been pondering on the Urban Decay palettes for a while now…


  5. May 16, 2014 at 9:25 am, Rebekah said:

    I’ve signed up too your newsletter love your posts and Love this! I keep trying too pinch my sisters she’s having non of it! Good luck everyone my email is rebekahharland@hotmail.com


    • May 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm, LipstickandCake said:

      Thank you so much Rebekah, glad to hear you love my posts. Good luck to you too! x


  6. May 10, 2014 at 9:57 am, Lauren G said:

    Just signed up! Thank you!


  7. May 10, 2014 at 6:51 am, Claire said:

    I’ve signed up! Loving all the looks, especially the light brown & gold. X


  8. May 06, 2014 at 1:49 pm, Jess Scott-Young said:

    I have signed up now my dear. Fingers crossed x


  9. May 05, 2014 at 3:49 pm, Kirsten Holen said:

    I signed up! Audioanesthesia@gmail.com


  10. May 05, 2014 at 9:45 am, Christina said:

    Just signed up for the newsletter!


  11. May 05, 2014 at 5:51 am, Natalie said:

    My email is natalie.elking@gmail.com and I am also following on Pinterest as Nat E.


  12. May 05, 2014 at 5:49 am, Natalie said:

    Exciting giveaway, I signed up for the newsletter, thanks!


  13. May 05, 2014 at 4:02 am, monica said:

    I signed up for the newsletter. I would love to win this palette- I’ve been lusting after it for awhile but didn’t have the $55 to spare. Love the looks you created with it!


  14. May 04, 2014 at 8:15 pm, Kristin said:

    Just signed up. 🙂


  15. May 04, 2014 at 5:37 pm, amelia said:

    ooh! I would love to win this. I have signed up for your newsletter and I am following you on fb and IG.


  16. May 04, 2014 at 3:33 pm, Shelby Adakai said:

    I’d love to win this!!


  17. May 04, 2014 at 11:57 am, Candice said:

    Ooh! I love this set of eye shadow! Thank you for offering the give-a-way! Love the smokey brown look 🙂


    • May 04, 2014 at 9:50 pm, LipstickandCake said:

      Thanks Candice, that was a fun look to put together. Good luck to you x


  18. May 04, 2014 at 11:49 am, Jessi said:

    Following on Instagram


  19. May 04, 2014 at 11:49 am, Jessi said:

    Following on Pinterest


  20. May 04, 2014 at 11:48 am, Jessi said:

    Following on facebook


  21. May 04, 2014 at 11:48 am, Jessi said:

    I would love to win this pallet! Signed up for newsletter.


    • May 04, 2014 at 9:49 pm, LipstickandCake said:

      Thanks Jessi! Best of luck x


      • May 22, 2014 at 6:54 am, Jessi said:

        Have you chosen the winner yet?!


        • May 22, 2014 at 2:36 pm, LipstickandCake said:

          Hi Jessi,

          Yes I have, and have notified them but am waiting to hear back. If I don’t hear back within 24 hours then I do a redraw.
          Will announce the winner shortly on the site. Thank you entering! x


  22. May 04, 2014 at 7:00 am, The Style Loop | Hair Romance said:

    […] Steph is giving away a Naked 3 Palette! […]


  23. May 03, 2014 at 4:43 pm, Nicole O. said:

    –––––––––– also liked you on fb under: nicole ordonez

    thank you so much for the chance ! 🙂


  24. May 03, 2014 at 4:42 pm, Nicole O. said:

    –––––––– followed you on pinterest under: saucyfbaby


  25. May 03, 2014 at 4:42 pm, Nicole O. said:

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  26. May 03, 2014 at 8:07 am, Anita Nepia said:

    Love the looks Steph, my fav is the last one, the Smokey look. Hot!!! Very excited to have signed up to you newsletter, look forward to getting my first one xx


    • May 04, 2014 at 9:51 pm, LipstickandCake said:

      Haha thanks Nita! Those gold tones would look amazing on you!! Should be in your inbox this week xx


  27. May 03, 2014 at 3:03 am, Alice Myers said:

    Would love to try!!


  28. May 02, 2014 at 8:09 pm, Theresa Chung said:

    I’ve always seen the brand on Tumblr. Really should try it!


    • May 04, 2014 at 9:51 pm, LipstickandCake said:

      It’s a goodie Theresa, love all their products!


  29. May 01, 2014 at 12:30 pm, Rose said:

    Hi Steph! Just signed up to your newsletter and also following on Twitter and Insty. Ohhhh this is the best prize ever! Setting up my pro kit ready for when I get my makeup artist qual – this pallet is a must for bridal makeup! Wish we could buy Urban Decay in Oz. Take care, lovely xx


  30. May 01, 2014 at 8:44 am, Jess Scott-Young said:

    Ohhh I can’t wait!!


  31. May 01, 2014 at 4:57 am, Roxanne Russell said:

    Followed on Twitter!


  32. May 01, 2014 at 4:56 am, Roxanne Russell said:

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  33. May 01, 2014 at 4:56 am, Roxanne Russell said:

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  34. May 01, 2014 at 4:56 am, Roxanne Russell said:

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  35. May 01, 2014 at 4:55 am, Roxanne Russell said:

    Signed up for newsletter!


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  40. May 01, 2014 at 3:29 am, Bianca Rogoveanu said:

    Done !


  41. April 30, 2014 at 9:45 pm, Zo Bloggs said:

    Signed up for your newsletter 🙂
    Love the bottom eyeshadow look on you! Z xx


    • April 30, 2014 at 9:52 pm, LipstickandCake said:

      Thanks Zo! That’s my fav too, sooo easy to recreate! x


  42. April 30, 2014 at 8:08 pm, Suzanne said:

    Love these looks Stef. Have just signed up and looking forward to your newsletter! Fingers crossed you pick my lucky number!


  43. April 30, 2014 at 7:05 pm, Katie said:

    Wow what a handy palette to have! Def a must have! Beautiful Steph xox


    • April 30, 2014 at 7:32 pm, LipstickandCake said:

      So handy Katie, you’ll have to come over and try it out x


  44. April 30, 2014 at 6:19 pm, Christina @ Mr and Mrs Romance said:

    Ooh I would love to win this! Just signed up and following you on insta/fb/twitter too x


    • April 30, 2014 at 6:21 pm, LipstickandCake said:

      Yeah you do Mrs Romance 🙂 thanks for entering and good luck x


  45. April 30, 2014 at 6:11 pm, Jess said:

    oh wow i have been thinking about trying a new colour pallet, i’ve got all cold colours and matt tones. ive been eyeing the urban decay range for a while.


  46. April 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm, Christie Haines said:

    Love the looks you created Steffie. Your such a beauty and a talent x


  47. April 30, 2014 at 5:54 pm, Lauren said:

    Very nice! Your skin looks amaze. What foundation are you using?


    • April 30, 2014 at 6:19 pm, LipstickandCake said:

      Thanks Lauren! I was using Kat Von D’s Tattoo foundation mixed with Giorgio Armani Lumious Silk – best combo ever x


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