I will openly admit that I succumbed to the Naked 3 palette craze. When the news of it was launched, I was amongst the thousands of makeup lovers who fell into a frenzy of “oh my GOD I NEED IT IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL.” I even attended the early launch for Sephora VIB members (thank you again to my lovely best friend Claudia for bringing me), and made a blog post on it before it was released. While I fan-girled over it for a couple of days, I regretfully admit that I sort of forgot about it. I know, that sounds horrible. In all honesty, I was not impressed with it at first. In fact, I was kind of disappointed. And so it sat in my makeup storage collecting dust.
This week, I decided to go through my makeup collection and start using the products I already have, rather than constantly buying more (oh, the woes of a makeup addict). The Naked 3 Palette really is wonderful to look at, so I thought I would give it another chance-and I’m extremely happy that I did. It has such a lovely arrangement of rose-toned shades, and is great for soft and romantic looks.
For this makeup, I decided to try my favourite tape trick (you can read a bit about it here) and go for a light shimmery pink & brown look.
I started off with Mac’s “Perky” paintpot as a base. I usually always like to wear a cream or pencil shadow underneath that corresponds to the powder shadow I’m going to be using-I find that this helps the shadow last longer and look more pigmented. “Perky” is a pretty pink and went perfectly with this look.
For the palette, I used:
- I used “Nooner” in the crease for definition
- Then “Burnout” all over the lid
- Then “Dust” over top of “Burnout” to lighten it up
- I went back in the crease with “Nooner” and defined the outer crease with “Darkside”
- “Strange” in the inner corner and on the brow bone for a highlight
And of course I don’t think an eye look is truly complete without false lashes, so I used the Quo #815 Glamour lashes.
I was actually really happy with the way it turned out, and really want to start playing around more with the palette! Do not let my phone camera fool you, the colours are much more pigmented than they appear.
What are your thoughts on the palette, fellow beauty bloggers? Do you love it or hate it?