12/6/13

Naked 3 Palette Swatches & Comparison to 1 & 2 (with video)

So I've found that when a new Naked palette comes out, the general question is, "How does it compare to the others?" 

"...and can I make this decision quickly before they inevitably sell out 4 or 5 times when I know good and well they're anticipating this madness and have got plenty to go around??"

K, that second question is a whole other story, but I wanted to wait a bit and review and swatch this palette after the initial first few weeks of madness died down a bit. Just because to me, nothing is worse than seeing all these reviews on a palette only available ONE place online that is sold out 95% of the time. 
So I'm happy to announce that these are finally available at Sephora.com HERE now! 
...Although, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they sell out there a few times as well.
When the first one came out, I thought they were pretty much done. I LOOOVED it and really didn't see how they could make another one equally as great. Turns out, they had 2 more complete Naked palettes up their sleeves as well as a small "Naked Basics" palette. Since that one is totally different (half the size with all matte neutrals, you can't really compare it to the others and I don't really consider it a part of the whole "Naked palette" line. I guess they don't either, or this one would be Naked 4. So I don't count that one here. So there are 3 we'll be talking about.



Judging by how well they sell, I wouldn't be surprised if they come out with a 4 and a 5.

So because comparison is so important with these, I included the swatches of the new Naked 3 as well as my original comparison swatches of 1 and 2 for reference.

I could really go on and on about my thoughts and opinions on these, but I'm saving all that wordy goodness for my review video (at the bottom of this post). This post is mainly for reference and so that you can get a good basis for comparison.

$52
"rose-hued neutrals"
*12 brand new shades*





$52
"bronze-hued neutrals"




$52
"taupe and greige neutral eyeshadows"




Naked 1 palette (top), Naked 2 palette (bottom)


So while I'm saving the super-detailed review for the video, I'll keep my thoughts on here short and sweet. My favorite is still the original. I feel like it really has a little bit of everything. A truly good mix of shades and finishes. While I like the taupe tones of Naked 2, I feel like there are too many frost finishes. If the frost had been toned down a bit for all the actual "taupe" shades in the palette, I think the colors would've shown up better. While the actual payoff is great, sometimes when light-medium depth shades are frosted, they lose a lot of the actual color intensity. For example, try using (and blending) several of those frosts together. They blend, but they look like one giant color. It's hard to get them to really stand out individually and maintain their true color. 
As for the Naked 3, I'm glad they came up with 12 all new shades. I'm really loving the rosy tones as well. This one has a lot of heavy frosts too, but I feel like it works because some of them are darker frosted shades which makes them stand out more against the other frosts when used together. 

So my faves in order would go: Naked 1, Naked 3, and Naked 2.  Actually, I think I may call Naked 1 and 3 a tie.

So what do you think?? Which one is your favorite? 

For a full review and much more on these, check out my new video below.





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35 comments:

  1. <3 can you do a few different tutorials with the palette? Smokey, everyday, etc?

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  2. Oh can't wait to see this video when i will back at home ;)

    http://mabulledepensees.blogspot.fr/

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  3. LOL at your comments about Naked palette madness. You'd think it wouldn't be so crazy, now that UD's clearly established Naked as its own sub-brand!

    I just used my Sephora VIB gift card this morning, and considered using it to buy Naked 3. The thing is, I don't really need it right now, and it will surely be around (and in plentiful stock) when I do decide to pull the trigger.

    Just curious, how old is your original Naked palette? I've had mine for two years now (granted, I use mine probably a fraction of the amount you have). The colors seem to go on and hold up just as well as new. But when do these things just get too old to keep around?

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  4. I wish naked three had a dark matte brown, similar to buck from the original but darker! I would have loved that to pair with rosy shades!!

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  5. I can totally agree with the thought on the Naked2 palette. I do love it, but I find myself using the Tease shade the most since it's really the only matte shade in the entire palette.

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  6. as soon as i scrolled down and saw swatches of naked 1 I was like yeah that is the most perfect palette. I could live without the other2 (although i bought 1 and 2 and NEVER use 2)

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  7. Thank you for the review. I purchased mine online at Sephora today. Really looking forward to it. Hope you're able to do some tutorials on this palette, I always use your looks as a guide before I start experimenting.

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  8. So glad to see your review & comparison of all 3 palettes. I have 1 & 2 and just ordered 3 from Sephora (with $20!) and you totally hit the nail on the head when describing the issue with the naked2. No matter how much time I took trying to achieve a certain look (even with primer) the colors would start to blend into one. I have started using both the 1 & 2 palettes together and found that it worked better that way. I still love naked1 the best though....btws, I totally use the brushes from the naked palettes as concealer brushes too. Works awesome! Thanks Tiffany!

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  9. I agree with your ranking. I've only used Naked 3 a couple of times so far, but it's sooooo pretty. I think the warmer colors of those palettes may look better on my skin. However, I wish they had kept the packaging of Naked 1 for all subsequent palettes. I don't like how hard and cold the metal cases are, and I don't get the wavy pattern on Naked 3, lol

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  10. Yo me quedo con la original, me parece la más completa y la más bonita.

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

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  11. I don't have 1 & 2 but I'm getting 3 for Christmas. I just couldn't resist the pink shades. Its gorgeous!

    www.chasingbeautiful.co.uk

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  12. Thanks for the review. I currently own naked 1 & 2 and I was recently planning on buying the lorac unzipped palette until I heard the naked 3 was coming out. Do you own the unzipped palette? If you do, can you compare it with naked 3. There both rose gold inspire.

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  13. Thanks for the review. I currently own naked 1 & 2 and I was recently planning on buying the lorac unzipped palette until I heard the naked 3 was coming out. Do you own the unzipped palette? If you do, can you compare it with naked 3. There both rose gold inspire.

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  14. Thanks for the review. I currently own naked 1 & 2 and I was recently planning on buying the lorac unzipped palette until I heard the naked 3 was coming out. Do you own the unzipped palette? If you do, can you compare it with naked 3. There both rose gold inspire.

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  15. Can you please compare naked 3 to the lorac unzipped palette. Thanks

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  16. Thanks for the review. I currently own naked 1 & 2 and I was recently planning on buying the lorac unzipped palette until I heard the naked 3 was coming out. Do you own the unzipped palette? If you do, can you compare it with naked 3. There both rose gold inspire.

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  17. Thanks for the review. I am debating this one because I almost never use my Naked 2. I am sure I'll get it because well…I just won't be able to help myself. I also hate the metal packaging. For this and their single shadows. I wish they would rework this aspect of the line. Happy Holidays!

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  18. Do you think these colors would be more flattering on warm or cool tone skin?

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  19. i love all 3 palates but don't think i would want to spend the cash for all 3 ... i will drool over yours. ha. ha!!

    do you have a video on what you would recommend for some one who would like must have palate that would be a good for every day go to look? i would love to hear. thanks!! ( :

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  20. I can't wait to get the Naked3 palette. Your review was really helpful
    aboutprettythings.etsy.com

    xo,
    Silvia

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  21. the swatches for naked 3 look a little chalky and faded compared 1 and 2 - do you find the quality has changed? Do you know if UD has changed the formula?

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  22. the more i use 3, i think 1 and 3 tie. i'm bummed though, that i transferred 2 into a z palette and my blackout completely shattered everywhere (my fault though - i didn't wait for it to get warm to pop out easier) i'm a little hesitant to transfer my other ones, but it would be nice to have them all in one palette. i gave my naked basics to my friend because she usually wears mattes and they just didn't look right on me. =/

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  23. Great post. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I can't get my hands on 3 until the 16th (in the UK) but I already love that all the colours are new, and so different from a lot of eye shadows I have seen around. The undertones of this pallet are good for all seasons and you can make so many looks, I really can't wait to play around with it, I think it would go SO well with naked 2!

    Ineffable Beauty

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  25. Your swatches turned out great! Do you use a primer to swatch?

    I did a review too! makingup-your-mind.blogspot.com

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  26. " For example, try using (and blending) several of those frosts together. They blend, but they look like one giant color. It's hard to get them to really stand out individually and maintain their true color. "

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for saying this..and saying it well!!! You are completely on point about this!! I"ve literally thought the EXACT SAME THING about the Naked 2 I just didn't know how to describe it! Lol.. Ive tried and tried and tried to like this palette...and while some of the colors are OK..I just can't get into it because of this reason!!! SOOO glad someone else feels the same way..it seems like everyone is just like "WOW OMG ITS AMAZING" blah blah blah and jumps on the bandwagon about everything but you dont..thats what I love about you! Keep up the great work girl! :) Love reading your blog!

    Shelley Sherrill
    www.shelikesmakeup.blogspot.com
    www.youtube.com/user/shelikesmakeup

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  27. I want to put them all om my Christmas list but can't help feeling I am being a little greedy!

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  28. I JUST found out there is a Naked 3 thanks to Tiffany's YouTube but it's sold out every where. Sephora, Amazon, even eBay and Ulta. :( Where can I purchase?? Or do I just ask to be notified when it's back in stock? UGH

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  29. Can you do a comparison of the NAKED 3 palette and the LORAC Unzipped palette?

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  30. I've been loving your videos lately. Its such a pretty palette and I've been loving it. I've got kind of a funny story about how I got mines on my blog :)
    http://weegiewonders.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. so pretty!! I'm saving up for the naked1 palette right now.


    biffsquiggled

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  32. great post!
    Check out my version of the comparisons! it would mean so much to me! :)
    http://thebeautydistrict1.blogspot.ca/

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  33. Genuinely a really helpful blog! Thanks! :)

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  34. Thank you for this review! Rather than have to do hours and hours of research on which one of these to finally buy, I just had to watch 2 of your vids. This is extremely helpful. I am a taupe lover and it looks like I just have to get #2! Thank you!

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  35. since almost all the colors in the Naked 3 palette are rosy do you think the palette can be used on its own to create a look or do you need to supplement it with another palette?

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