Hey All! I’m sure many of you are wondering, with this new Urban Decay Naked 3 palette release, if it’s right for you – or if you if you’re a UD Naked palettes newbie, which one is a good fit. As this is their third palette in the Naked series, I feel like it’s pretty important to understand how this one compares to the previously released Naked and Naked 2 palettes. Naked 3 has an overall rose gold theme with 12 eyeshadows in a pretty, wave-textured tin case.
Each palette has 12 shadows, generally flowing from light to dark. The current selling palettes all come with a synthetic eyeshadow brush. Generally speaking, Naked has mostly warm neutrals, Naked 2 is in the neutral-to-taupe range with more drastic light and dark shadows, and Naked 3 is distinctly more pink with a lot of mid-to-light shades. Naked 3 has no copycat shadows in any other collection, which is nice for you palette hoarders out there (you know who you are!) who don’t want dupes.
So let’s break it down:
Naked: I feel that the original Naked palette looks most flattering on yellow-undertoned skin tones. Naked 1 is equipped with a single-sided brush and a mini bottle of Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion. The palette is stocked with bronze-hued warm tones. This palette has more shimmer finishes than its newer counterparts, so if you’re someone who really loves her eyes to sparkle, consider this one. With bronze hues, girls with warm skin tones tend to look best with these eyeshadows. If you’re more concerned with eye color than skin tone, this palette will look great for a hazel eyed, green eyed or brown eyed gal as the colors will pop the gold hues in your peepers.
Naked2: This palette is most flattering on cool-to-neutral skin tones. A step up from its predecessor, the Naked2 palette comes with a double-sided brush (ideal for creating both smoked-out shadow looks and for using the eyeshadow as a liner). But instead of a primer, this palette is sold with a mini tube of Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss to finish your face. Eyeshadows in this collection are taupe-hued and work best on cool skin tones. For those of you who prefer matte finish shadows to shimmer, the Naked2 comes stocked with smooth, velvety eyeshadow options for a sophisticated glamour. For eye color, this palette will look best on women with blue or grey eyes because of the taupe and cool undertones.
Naked3: The latest addition to the Naked family is a new range of everyday wearable shades that would be “naked” only on pinker-skinned gals…but still beautiful and office-appropriate for any skin tone. Like a perfect marriage of the first and the second, the Naked3 palette comes with the better double-sided brush and primer. That’s what we call the best of both worlds. Shadows in the Naked3 are rose-hued, ranging from pale pearl colors to pinks and purples all the way to dark browns and black. While the palette has a few more shimmer shadows than matte finishes, it’s got enough of each to satisfy your needs, whatever those may be. The best part about the Naked3 is that it’s not exclusively better for warm or cool skin tones, so it works well on everyone and any eye color.
I hope I’ve helped to demystify the Urban Decay Naked palettes, but please feel free to leave questions in the comments below if you need more answers and advice!