PRODUCT REVIEW: Naked Palette 3

Over the holidays, one of the gifts I received was the Naked Palette 3 by Urban Decay (retails $52.00) from my fiancé. When I initially saw this palette on display at Sephora and Ulta, I knew I just HAD to have it.  You could say it was love at first sight!  The beauty blogosphere has and still is obsessing over this palette at the moment - and I know why!

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The packaging is made of tin material which I wasn't too fond of at first but I've warmed up to it.  The package clicks shut, is durable, and much more easier to keep clean. 

In comparison to Naked 1 & Naked 2, the Naked 3 has more rose tones and comes with 12 brand new shades!  The colors are beautiful and I am just imagining so many different looks that I can create from a simple look to a smokey eye.  The Naked Palette 3 comes with a synthetic dual-ended eyeshadow brush which is of good quality and the bristles are soft.  The kit also contains a fairly large mirror on the inside. 

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Onto a closer look at the colors...

From Left to Right:

Strange - Matte white/pink (with a tint of pearlescent sheen to it)
Dust -  Shimmery light pink
Burnout - Shimmery light pink/bronze
Limit - Matte mauve
Buzz - Metallic dark mauve
Trick - Shimmery pink/bronze

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From Left to Right:

Nooner - Pink/purple matte
Liar - Metallic light bronze
Factory - Gold glitter
Mugshot - Dark gold glitter
Darkside - Taupe
Blackheart - Black mauve with flecks of red

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Here are the swatches - the colors are gorgeous!  The colors are also pigmented which means you can really experiment with blending and coupling colours together.  I'll definitely be using this palette a lot! Will any of you be purchasing this palette?