FOTD: Everyday Look + Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Hi my dears, it’s been a while since I’ve done an FOTD post — partly because I only started wearing makeup again in December and even then I was just putting on a BB cream, powder, blush, and lip balm if I went out but I hardly left the house.

After our epic five-week holiday and Charles got more used to the stroller, I have a routine of going out with the bub almost everyday in the afternoon. With that in mind, I want to look at least presentable so this is my go-to makeup look.

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I’ve rediscovered my NARS tinted moisturizer which is too rich for summer but perfect for the colder months – I like the fuss-free natural look it gives my skin. Sometimes, I might just put on a primer, skip any liquid foundation/BB cream, and just powder my face.

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For the eyes, I love the rose gold theme that runs through the Naked 3. In the photo, I have Liar (plummy mauve shade) and Factory (dark shimmery taupe) — the third and fourth shades from the right — which complement each other very well. To reduce shine on my brow bone area, I swipe some Strange (cream shadow with pink undertones) over.

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Of all the Naked palettes, this one is the most feminine and carries pretty much all warm shades — I realize that I tend to reach for pink and browns for everyday use which is also very common across Japanese eyeshadow palettes. What I can say? Those two colours flatter yellow skin tones!

I cannot decide if I prefer the Naked 1 better but it’s actually quite different in that the Naked 1 has such a solid range of neutrals — from taupe to brown to blue — so it’s hard to choose which is the better palette. The Naked 2 is the least favourite of all three for me because it has a few shades that are too shimmery or too yellow gold for my taste. I have learned to love the silvery grey shades in that palette though and they are the ones I often reach for when I use the Naked 2.

I love the Naked 3 so much that I have to consciously stop using it so my other palettes and quads will get some wear time. I could stick to the Naked 3 for weeks on end and not get sick of it. I was determined not to get the Naked 3 because I thought it would be too similar to the previous Naked palettes but it was so freaking beautiful on the display stand at Sephora in Singapore that I just grabbed it. I’ve no regrets though because I always reach for one of the three palettes on a daily basis.

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Products used:
Benefit The Porefessional
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in Alaska
Urband Decay Eye Primer Potion Eden
Anatasia BeverlyHills Brow Powder Duo Ebony
NARS Creamy Concealer in Custard
Paul & Joe Face Powder
Majolica Majorca Lash Bone Black Fiber In
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edgemeister
K-Palette Real LAsting Eyeliner 24h 1 Day Tattoo in Brown
Chanel Le Blush Creme in Revelation
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder Sunny
Integrate Design Veil Natural
Sleek Pout Polish SPF15 Powder Pink
Aior Addict Lipstick in 353
Benefit Ultra Plush Lipgloss Dandelion

Lastly, I am also crazy about Chanel Le Blush Creme in Revelation — the cream to velvet finish is just so beautiful and feels amazing upon application. I realized that I hardly used my cream blushes, except the Addiction cheek sticks, in my collection because they were on the super moist (or greasy?) side and I hated that texture so I promptly dumped all my cream blushes. I would definitely get the rest of the Chanel cream blushes in the range but since they don’t last as long as powder ones, I will wait awhile to use up my present stash first.

Are you a Naked palette fan? If so, which is your favourite? Are there other rose gold eye shadows you love?

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6 comments

  1. I’m still hedging over the Naked 3 palette! I like the rose gold shades a lot, but will they like me? Haha! I love the beautiful fresh look you’ve put together here! :)

  2. @Larie: Thank you!! I’m loving this look so sticking to it for a while.

    Haha! To buy or not to buy. I think if you are uncertain, you should just wait or swatch the palette some more. I checked out Temptalia’s swatches before but still couldn’t decide but I was won over in person.

  3. The Naked 3 palette looks really pretty! I tend to reach for pinks and browns too as I find then to be most flattering

  4. You look fresh and lovely! Perfect for a busy mother but very presentable. :D

    I think that large palettes like the NAKEDs overwhelm me with all the choices. I’m thinking of getting rid of some unloved shadows and relying on 1 or 2 perfectly coordinated duo or trio.

  5. @Liz: Thank you!! I know what you mean about large palettes – I tend to stick to a few beloved and conservative combos within the palette and hardly stray from them unless I have time to experiment, but I usually have to get ready with only 5-10 min to spare for makeup so that’s rare.

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