In attempt to prevent myself from salivating over every new and shiny fall or holiday themed eyeshadow palette I see, I’ve been making an effort to rediscover forgotten eyeshadow palettes and experiment with them. One such palette that I’ve really enjoyed digging back into is the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette ($66). I’ve forgotten how much I enjoy using the warm rose-gold hued neutrals, even if there is minimal variation in tone throughout the palette. Years ago, I reviewed the palette here. Now I’ll get to the lowdown on the three different looks I created only using eyeshadows from the palette.
Everyday Rosy Eye
This look is very much in my comfort zone, consisting of a peachy champagne shadow on the lid and a little bit of darkness in the crease and along the outer corners of my eyelids, but it’s what I feel the best wearing on a daily basis. I started off with the paler mauve-y Limit as a transition or blending colour, before moving on to the rosy brown Nooner in the proper crease and along the lower lash line. I used the sheeny peachy champagne Burnout on the lids and blended the taupe-y Factory in the outer corners. I finished by blending a tiny bit of the purple-tinged black Blackheart into the outer v, applying the pale pinky Dust in the inner corner and on the centre of the lid and with a thin line of liquid liner. I do apologize for the poor lighting in the picture; it’s definitely washing out my eyeshadow.
The Autumnal Copper Eye
This was actually the makeup I wore on Thanksgiving Day, along with jeans, a scarf and a cozy sweater and it was just my cup of tea, with some extra smokiness and a more coppery glittery lid. Again, I started with the same matte colours – Limit as a blending or transition colour and Nooner blended messily in the crease. I packed the glittery copper Trick on the lid and once again, used Factory and blended it into the crease. This time, I went for a more concentrated application of Blackheart in the outer corner and to smoke out the lash line. Because there was so much shine happening on the lid, I went for Strange, a matte highlight. And I went for some winged liner.
Taupe Smoky Eye
I don’t typically adore a true smoky eye on myself regularly, with a darker lid and all but I quite enjoyed this one that I created with the taupier shades in the palette. As with the previous two looks, I began by using Limit as a transition colour and applied Nooner into the crease. I used the medium mushroomy shimmery taupe, Mugshot on the outer 2/3 of the eyelid and brightened things up with Dust in the inner 1/3 of the lid. The outer corner was smoked out with Darkside and all of the shadow underneath the eye was honestly the result of fallout that I didn’t wipe away. I used the matte highlight Strange again to clean up underneath the brow bone. I completed the smoky look with smudgy black liner.