I can already guess what you are thinking ‘not another Urban Decay Naked Palette 3’ post and you’re right but the Naked Palettes are always very exciting! I would actually go as far as saying it is in my top 5 releases of the year.
To start I need to mention that I only have the Original Naked 1 palette so I can’t compare it to the number 2 however I have lots of other Urban Decay Palettes as they are my favourite palettes!
The first thing you may realise is the packaging, it comes in an almost rose gold lightweight tin which means it closes securely and is perfect to travel with. In the box you also receive four different colour samples of the primer potion which is always nice as well as receiving a great double ended brush in the tin to get you started with all the shadows.
The palette comes with a nice big mirror and 12 eyeshadows ranging from matte to shimmery finish which are all new colours and exclusive to this palette. The eyeshadows in this palette all have a rose gold/pinky tone to them
The palette has a amazing pale neutral cream colour called Strange perfect from highlighting as well as great lid and crease colours. The last four shades really make me love this palette, they allow you to achieve a perfect smokey eye and not just day looks.
In the past I’ve struggled with some of my earlier Urban Decay Palettes because of fall out but there isn’t too much glitter in this palette although I did get a little from Dust as it has some micro glitter.
I actually think that I prefer the this palette to the Original although I am a little worried I only think that because it is new and exciting but I will confirm that in a few months time. It’s got a very romantic soft tone to it in my opinion and even a smokey eye could look quite pretty and not too over done.
I’ve asked for the Naked 2 for Christmas and will do a big comparison if I am lucky enough to receive it (if not I will be purchasing it anyway). I think the Naked 3 is different enough from the 1 to justify having and would work very well on most skin tones but particularly those with pink undertones looking to achieve a ‘naked eyeshadow’ look.