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Thursday, 23 April 2015

The Naked 3 Palette : All The Rose Golds.

Last week I ventured into the unknown and bought a Naked palette. I've said it a million times but I'll say it again, I'm a bit of a wuss when it comes to eyeshadow. I know, I know - I've been doing this beauty blogging thing for almost a year now but we all have our quirks, right? Again, I put it down to a couple electric-blue eyelid disasters during my early teens. What can I say, the experience scarred me.
It was all the time spent on the bloggersphere that did it - I'd spent my YouTube time admiring the eyeshadow of some of my favourite bloggers and made the conscious decision to give it a go. After all, it's been over five years since I tried a bit of colour on the lids - it was time for a change! I wrote a rave review of the 'By Terry' Ombre Black Star cream eyeshadows last month and I can't recommend the wonderful formula and range of colours enough. But every beauty blogger worth her salt should own a Naked palette... or at least that's how I justified this purchase to myself!

Like with every slightly pricier beauty purchase (see my Charlotte Tilbury Haul and Perfume Splurge posts for details), I did my research way ahead of time. At first I had my heart set on the original Naked palette simply because it's such a classic and includes all the basic shades a girl could want. But then I saw the latest addition to the Naked range in a Lily Pebbles video and knew it was the one. The pinks, the rosy golds, and classic smokier shades - the Naked 3 palette has everything I wanted in an eyeshadow palette. I happily handed over my £38 and started experimenting almost immediately.
Naturally the pinks and golds have had the most wear the past week - partially because the weathers just been so darn beautiful and it warranted summery make-up and because I'm attracted to all things pink. They're such lovely matte shades and even the pigment of the glitter-based colours are very subtle, which makes them a winner in my books. Nothing intimates me more than overly-dramatic eyelids - eek. The lightest shade, a pinky white shade called 'Strange' is wonderfully brightening in the corner of the eyelid whereas a sweep of 'Limit' mixed with 'Nooner' just wakes me eyes up... if that makes any sense at all ha.
Unfortunately, I have been pretty disappointed with the staying power. Unless I seriously layer up the colour - which warrants my fear of over-dramatic eyelids! - the product is almost entirely gone by the time I get back from uni in the afternoon. It's a real shame because I love these lighter shades and their subtle pop of colour.

The darker shades, on the other hand, survive the wear and tear of a night out and refuse to budge - it's seriously impressive. Must be something about the pigmentation, it's just a shame they're not really colours I'd wear on an everyday basis.
Looks like I'll be purchasing a eyeshadow primer to make my favourite shades last which isn't ideal. But to get my money's worth out of this palette, looks like it'll have to be done. Sigh, the NARS primer is going on the shopping list. Personally, this palette is not quite on the same level as the 'By Terry' Ombre Black Stars but its a start in my growing collection. I'll report back on this one.


  1. Ah I love this palette so much. The shades are all so pretty and wearable, I think it might be my favourite Naked palette xx

  2. I've got Naked 2 and love it for my green eyes. Totally agree the pigment is phenom it stays put and doesn't fall out I love it! X


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