I love nude —— the colour, the concept, the state of nakedness (eyebrow wiggle) —— and everything encompassing it, especially when it comes to beauty products and cosmetics as I’m not usually one for heavy make-up. It reminds me of simplicity, and the beauty of minimalism. The perfect enhancer to all that’s natural. Barely there, nothing over-exaggerated; just sheer, understated elegance. It’s absolutely beautiful.
So it comes as no surprise at all that I adore the Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 palettes. They’re practically the cosmetic equivalent to all that I love, nude-wise. So you can more or less imagine how excited I (or the shameless materialist in me) was when Urban Decay affirmed and announced the near-future release of their Naked 3 palette a few days ago.
And if that wasn’t enough, to tempt and tickle your tastebuds even more, a number of French beauty bloggers seem to have gotten their perfectly-manicured hands on the highly-anticipated palette as it had apparently been released by mistake in a number of French Sephoras, although it was withdrawn as quickly as it had appeared, not to be seen again until the actual date of the official release. Cheeky.
Credits to French blogger, Whee Confetti
Honestly speaking, I can’t vouch for their authenticity as I’ve yet to see it for myself, but this blogger even included a picture of the original receipt from Sephora for credibility purposes as counterfeit palettes (mostly from China) are apparently being sold as well, bless her.
Credits to Pinterest and their respective sources
Still, even with that being said, no official pictures of the palette have been released as of yet, and neither did Urban Decay say anything with regard to the minor slip-up Sephora made in France, so it looks like we’ll just have to wait very patiently and see.
Either way, the colours look divine —— more rose gold hues this time around as compared to the heavily-bronzed and gilded ones of Naked and Naked 2 —— with names such as Strange, Trick (a beautiful, shimmery coral hue), and Nooner (more eyebrow wiggles). And of course, the packaging looks equally as divine —— my never-ending affair with gorgeous packaging has long been established, you know I’m easily sold that way.
Credits to Urban Decay
Both palettes boast textures ranging from smooth matte to lustrous shimmer, colours from warm champagne to burnt gold, (and my personal favourite when it comes to cosmetics and their branding) names from Virgin and Sin to Half Baked and Toasted to Foxy and Bootycall to Tease and Snakebite.
And if you do enjoy being naked as much as I do (we’re still keeping it PG, mind you), you can browse their entire range of Naked make-up here, though the two —— and soon to be three —— palettes still reign supreme if you’re attempting to narrow your choices down. The release date of Naked 3 is said to be either at the end of this year, or at the beginning of next, so be prepared to mark your calendars, ladies (and gentlemen) —— I know I am.