Thursday, February 13, 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (& LORAC Unzipped Palette Comparison)

When the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette first released, I was super ecstatic! A rose-hued neutral palette was something I didn't own (except for the LORAC Unzipped palette, but we'll talk about that later since they're nothing alike). However, with the amount of money I've spent on makeup products these past couple of years, I made a goal to really think before I purchase anything.

As I mentioned on my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette review (link), my husband was super sweet and purchased this palette for me. Without further adieu...

Onto the swatches:
- Strange is a matte beige with a cream-pink undertone.
- Dust is a light rose pink with glitters.
- Burnout is a peachy-pink with a satin finish.
- Limit is a light dusty rose with a matte finish.
- Buzz is a metallic rose.
- Trick is a metallic pinky-copper.

- Nooner is a matte pinky-brown.
- Liar is a metallic pinky-mauve.
- Factory is a warm pinky-brown with a satin finish.
- Mugshot is a metallic taupe.
- Darkside is a taupe-mauve with a satin finish.
- Blackheart is a matte black with red glitter.

Out of all the Naked palettes, this is my least favorite. The texture of these shadows are as soft, pigmented, and easy to work with as the first two palettes, but for me, it all comes down to color preference. I don't reach for this palette as much as I thought would.

Now let's take a look at the UD Naked 3 Palette and LORAC Unzipped palette:

Top: Urban Decay Naked 3
Bottom: LORAC Unzipped Palette (review here)

Looking at the swatches, these two palettes are nothing alike. To me, the Unzipped palette is a rose gold palette while the Naked 3 palette is a rose-hued palette. The Naked 3 palette allows you to create a feminine and romantic look whereas the Unzipped palette allows you to create more of a dramatic look. Again, it all comes down to color preference... so if you decide to only choose one, I recommend swatching them at Sephora and looking at them side by side before making a decision!

Do you like pinky-neutral shades? Do you own or plan to pick up the Naked 3 palette?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Woah, kudos to the husband! haha I think I'd like the Naked 3 palette more, especially since you show the colors are more romantic and rosy :) Great swatches, thanks a lot for this helpful comparison!

  2. Wow they look so similar! Interesting you say that they're both nothing alike.
    I think out of the two I'll be more pushed towards purchasing the Naked 3 though. Great post :)

    Ploy x

  3. Ooh, Buzz and Dust look like my kind of colors!

  4. I'm sitting in class bored so I'm at your blog! LOL. Miss you in class! & this is making me want to play with my NAKED 3! I never actually used it since I just swatched them, so I should soon.

    1. I miss having class with you too! Did you have time to play with your Naked 3 palette yet? I really don't love it as much as I thought I would...

  5. Beautiful! The Naked 3 palette is gorgeous and I love the colors, but for me, the Lorac Unzipped palette won for me. It has more usable shades. I already have the original Naked and like to try palettes from different companies

    Des | Simple Charm Beauty

  6. Great post, I've been wanting to order the Naked 3 palette for a while now, but since seeing the comparison with the Lorac palette, I might just try something different.
    Amy -


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