Well this took a while. I know. What should I say? I have been lazy; maybe a little more than usual. But I promise I am trying to get back on groove about all those pending reviews.
“Experiment with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN (and insanely beautiful) rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter.”
How it fared:
Whether or not to get the Palette wasn’t ever a question to begin with. What with all the hype and me being as weak hearted as I am! Now did it stand up to the hype? Let’s see…
The shade theme for the Palette, I would call it nothing less than Brilliant; rose and brown hues. It is hard to find many who won’t dig it. I really loved the color theme. The packaging too. I am not really a fan of the cardboard packaging that comes with the original Naked palette. But as with Naked 2 and 3, the packaging is bang on my style. The Naked 3 Palette shared the same rose gold hue theme with the packaging. It is sturdy and compact though I wouldn’t call it exactly lightweight.
There are 12 shades of eye shadows included in the palette.
Strange is described as neutral pink matte-satin. Though the color payoff was mostly true to pan, the texture felt a little dry with this shade. It did not though affect the overall performance of the shade. The shade worked well as a good highlighter.
Dust is described as pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter. The shade looks gorgeous in the pan but that’s it. It did not translate with the same intensity. The sparkles did not adhere to the base well and the fallout was a lot. The shade does take a lot of effort to make it work. This is my least favorite eyes shadow from the palette.
Burnout is described as light pinky-peach satin. The eye shadow had good color payoff, smooth texture. It was smidgen powdery but not alarmingly so. The shade was fairly easy to work with and mostly true to pan.
Limit is described as light dusty rose matte. The matte eye shadow had good pigmentation and smooth texture.
Buzz is described as metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter. The eye shadow performed really well overall with good color payoff, smooth and non-powdery texture.
Trick is described as light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle. The eye shadow had good color payoff, smooth texture. It was easy to blend and the sparkles adhered well to the base.
Nooner is described as medium pinky-brown matte. The eye shadow had excellent color payoff with smooth texture. It was smidgen powdery in the pan but it did not affect overall performance. This is one of my favorite shade from the Palette.
Liar is described as medium metallic mauve shimmer. The color payoff was true to pan. The texture was smooth and easy to work with.
Factory is described as pinky-brown satin. The color payoff was excellent. The texture smooth and non-powdery. This was one of the easiest shades to work with.
Mugshot is described as metallic taupe shimmer w/slight pink shift. The eye shadow had really good color payoff and smooth texture.
Darkside is described as deep taupe-mauve satin. Again the shade had good color payoff. The texture was smooth and easy to work with.
Blackheart is described as smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle. The shade had good color payoff. Though it had smooth texture, I found it a smidgen powdery.
Overall Verdict: Except for Dust, most of the other eye shadows from the palette performed quite well. I would say that the deeper shades performed at a much higher range than the lighter ones. Though few of the shades were smidgen powdery at times, big fallout wasn’t a real issue. But then again, tap and use is the best way to go with the palette in terms of avoiding huge fallouts. With the brown and rose hues, there is little you can go wrong with the palette. And even if you own Naked 1 and Naked 2, there are enough differences to own the 3rd too.The concept maybe similar but shades aren’t.