A couple of months ago a gave in and made a sneaky little big purchase...
The Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
I have been wanting one of these for as long as I can remember but have never been able to justify spending £38 on a palette, no matter how good the reviews were.
However, I couple of months ago I got sent a voucher code for £10 off at Feel Unique and I instantly knew there and then what I was going to buy. Spending £28 on a palette still felt expensive to me but it was a lot better than £38 surely!
I spend a long time looking at the colours in each palette and reading reviews to decide which palette was the best for me. I chose the Naked 3 because it had more neutral and natural tones so I felt I would use it the most.
When it arrived I couldn't believe that I finally owned one. The packaging is absolutely amazing and sleek. It even fits nicely into my handbag!
I love palettes that have a mirror because it is a must! I don't know what people are thinking when they bring out one without a mirror. Like hello I need to see where to apply! The mirror on the palette is the perfect size because you can see the shadow from all different angles so you can see before your friends do if you have missed a bit. It's also great if you are creating a smoky eye look.The brush that comes with it is one of the best brushes I have ever used. It is so soft yet workable and doesn't leave my skin feeling like its scratched.
In terms of the colours itself, the pigmentation is well balanced. None of the colours are over-powering and the formula of the shadows make them easy to blend and work with. If you do want a more bolder look, you can add more shadow to create brighter colours without it looking caked on. The range of colours is perfect for me and feels like they have been hand picked just for me.
My favourite colours so far are Burnout (Number 3) for the night time, Liar (Number 8) for the daytime and Darkside (Number 11) for more of a smudged eyeliner look.
Overall, I absolutely love this palette and would highly recommend anybody buying one. One thing I would say is make sure you do your research into the colours in each palette to make sure you get the right one for you and make the most of your money.
Until next time ...