Wednesday Wishlist: New Makeup Palettes!

Most of you probably already know that Urban Decay is currently preparing for the launch of Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.  Seriously?  Another Naked palette? I can hear my wallet screaming right now.  Urban Decay even conducted a race for its loyal fans, with the prize being #ThePerfect3Some: Urban Decay Naked, Urban Decay Naked 2, and the upcoming Urban Decay Naked 3.   I don’t know for sure when it will be available in the market, but I guess this palette will soon join its siblings.  Urban Decay also made a smart move by asking people to sign up on the website to get a notice when it launches.

But for now, let’s take a close look to this palette: the packaging isn’t very appealing to me.  I’m not fond of the color and wavy surface on the tin.  I prefer clean surfaces (like what we saw on its predecessors) and contrasting colors. For all it’s shortcomings, the color palette of the packaging portray the shades it carries inside pretty well.

Where Naked has warm tones and Naked 2 speaks for cool tones, Naked 3 gravitates to pinks and browns.  Naked 3 carries 12 new shades, and from the picture below I can see that they are wearable shades for any occasion, from a light eye look to a very smokey eye look.  Like Naked 2, Naked 3 comes with three matte shades; while I love most of the colors in this palette, I don’t think I will end up using the glittery shades too often.  Still, if you’re a die hard fan of Urban Decay Naked palettes or if you want to invest in a good palette, Urban Decay Naked 3 is a good option for you.  I’m still debating between Naked 2 and Naked 3 actually. My Naked palette needs to meet one of its siblings so badly :D

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The next palette is NARS One Night Stand Cheek Palette. NARS made a collaboration with  Guy Bourdin for its holiday limited edition and let me tell you, the collection is very tempting! I personally rarely wear blush on a daily basis, but NARS has its own way to keep attracting me with its blushes collection.  Dhany also brought up this palette to me yesterday and we both took a moment to appreciate this awesome palette together :D

This cheek palette comes with 6 shades: a highlighter (Devotee), a bronzer (Laguna), and 4 blushes (Mistinguette, Goulue, Orgasm, Deep Throat).  I really love the color selection in this palette.  Everything we need to add some color on face is in this palette. The oh-so-famous Laguna, check. Orgasm and Deep Throat (two of the leading shades in NARS’ blushes collection), check. Three new shades to make this limited edition palette feel more special, check.

NARS One Night Stand Cheek Palette retails for US $65 at Sephora, and each shade contains 0.14 oz of product.  It’s quite a steal considering a single NARS blush retails for US $29 (0.16 oz), whereas Laguna retails for US $36 (0.28 oz).  And to be honest, I think we need a very long time anyway to use 0.14 oz of product.  And since this is a limited edition, if you are also interested in this palette, better hurry up and pick it up while it is still in stock.

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