Look & Review: Urban Decay Naked3 Palette

naked3palette_2I’ve spent the good part of this past weekend playing with this new toy! (Funny how our ‘toys’ change as we get older!) I must say I am madly in love with Naked3, just as much as I thought I would be, and then some. For me, it’s the pink and purple shades – yep, I said purple! If you look closely, the seemingly normal brown shades masquerade themselves as purple once they’re applied to the eyes. It’s an unreal effect!

My most favorite eyeshadows so far from this palette are Buzz, Trick, Factory, Darkside, and Blackheart; I do have one least favorite shade and that is Dust – appropriately named. It’s a glitter nightmare and that’s all there is to say about that one. I have found I like to use it in the center of my bottom lip with pink lipsticks for greater dimension, so that will more than likely be how I’ll use it from now on (I DO like it for that!).

naked3paletteI do feel this palette is dupeable, though and I spotted some dupes early on in working with it. For example, Blackheart is a dead ringer for MAC’s Beauty Marked, Strange could be substituted with MAC’s Yogurt and Burnout reminds me of a pinker version of MAC’s Jest. However, there are some newer shades very hard to dupe with anything else, like Trick for example.

If you are trying to decide whether or not this palette is right for you, I’ll make it reeeeaaal easy! 😉 If you really liked the Naked2 palette from Urban Decay, and didn’t care for Naked1, you can skip Naked3 as this is a very warm palette comparative to Naked1. On the other hand, if you have a warm or neutral complexion, this palette is a must-have!

Top Row (L to R): Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz
Middle Row (L to R): Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside
Last Row: Blackheart

naked3_fotd1naked3_fotd3Close-up of the eyes:

If you need a video tutorial for this look, please click here.

Products Used


  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • UD Buzz (crease)
  • UD Burnout (inner half of lid)
  • UD Darkside (outer half of lid and lower lashline)
  • UD Blackheart (outer v) – tiny amount!
  • MAC Blanc Type & Orb (blend out Buzz)
  • False eyelashes: “Doe-Eyed” from InkyMinkyLashes.com
  • CoverGirl Brow & Eye Makers in ‘Soft Blonde’
  • Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in ‘Carbon Black’


  • Bare Minerals Stroke of Light in Luminous #1 Concealer
  • Revlon Age Defying Liquid Foundation in Fresh Ivory #05
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
  • Tenderling blush from MAC


  • Nuttin’ but a good ol’ Vitamin E stick (I didn’t feel like lipstick that day, but if I were going to pair this look up with a color, I’d choose ones like MAC Angel, Creme Cup, Syrup or Fabby)

26 thoughts on “Look & Review: Urban Decay Naked3 Palette

  1. It was love at first sight at Ulta…but after reading this, I know I have to get it…even if the Hubs doesn’t get it for me for Christmas! I LOVE the color and style of your hair in these pics Zabrena. Suits you very well!

      1. I’ll go ya both one better. I will pick up what it is I want and announce to hubby “Here’s what you got me for Xmas”. At this point and with his impatience for shopping, he’s usually more relieved than anything!

        1. LOL!! I like it!! 😀 Haha!
          I’ll admit, I usually don’t ask for makeup for presents. I usually ask for shoes – and hubby is all too happy to get them for me usually. LOL!

        1. I love your eye shadow tutorials. Would you PLEASE provide some type of tutorial for your hairstyle in the above pictures.

  2. Hi beautiful! Looking lovely as ever. 🙂 I have a bit of a question though. Is it just me or do some of these eyeshadows seem to run together? Some seem to be so close in color that there is not a lot of definition. Maybe it’s just me.

    1. Thanks babe! 🙂 They do and they can definitely start to run together if you pair the wrong ones together. It took me about 5 tries before I found this combo because of that. So not just you! 😉

  3. This is absolutely the palette I’ve been waiting for! Between the pinks and purples here and the golden pink tones in Lorac Unzipped I’ll won’t need anything else. As if! 🙂

  4. Naked 3 would probably be great with Naked 2 and Vice 2. So many choices! Now that you have had time to look at and use Vice 2 more, what are some of your favorites in that palette? Like your top five e/s? Thanks Z! 🙂

    1. Oh golly! 🙂 I’d say Toxic, Coax, and Damaged off the top of my head; those I remember being the most unique from that palette. I also really like VooDoo!

  5. Hi Z! Thank you for the most instructive and SuperFun tutorials! By the way, I’m Happy for your wonderful reunion w/your mom!
    May God bless you, and your loved ones, in the NEW YEAR and ALWAYS!

    By the way, how does Naked 3 compare to Unzipped? Dupes? Thank YOU.

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! 🙂 God Bless you, too!!
      I will be doing a comparison with it against the Unzipped palette soon! Thanks for asking! 🙂

  6. Dearest Zabrena,
    Wow! Your work has inspired me so much! I enjoy your blog, and your youtube channel is awesome! You are so creative, and very fun to watch 😀 Love love love,
    Lucy 🙂 <3

  7. Thanks for your lovely website.

    I am Chinese (with NC25 skin tone, brown eyes & black hair) and trying to decide which UD palette (Naked, Naked1, Naked2 or Naked3) is best if I want the neutral (not-too-much-shimmer) look for engineering interviews/work.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  8. I think I’ve decided to cave and get this. I’m not a big fan of most pink eyeshadows on myself, but looking at it more, every shade from trick over just screams my name. LOVE those brownish shades with red and purple tones!!! 🙂 (I’m also probably going to commit ‘sacrilege’ and depot it into a z palette with naked and naked2… lol I really do get a lot more use out of them that way, and I can add in random shades I want to use with them that week.)

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