It would appear Christmas is coming early this year for us beauty
obsessives lovers: yes, the good folk at Urban Decay are launching their shiny new Naked 3 palette on the 16th of December*.
Humongous thanks to Lily over at (the always wonderful) ETC LLYMLRS for the heads up.
Apparently rumours of its impending arrival had been doing the rounds on the blogging circuit for a while now, but Lily's post yesterday was the first I'd heard of it. So. Out. Of. The. Loop.
Anyway: the Palette. As with the previous two Naked Palettes, Naked 3 houses a dozen beautiful neutral shades in a variety of matte and shimmer finishes.
Whereas the original Naked palette showcased warm toned neutrals and Naked 2 served up a cornucopia of cool shades, Naked 3 is all about the rosy glow, featuring twelve pink hued neutrals.
Now, usually, the words pink and eye shadow in the same sentence would conjure up a youthful misadventure experimenting with Rimmel's hot pink eye shadow (shudder). It was 1997. I was fourteen. Enough said.
Happily, however, this latest offering from Urban Decay seems to have put a whole new sophisticated spin on the pink lid. Goodbye garish, hello glamour!
Despite not actually having Naked or Naked 2 in my collection (I'm working on that...) I am very excited about this newest release, as I think the rosy shades on offer will suit my complexion (which has a strange Celt versus Saxon versus English Rose mash up thing going on) down to the ground.
Speaking of which, if you're looking for a comprehensive shade breakdown check out the fabulous Vivianna Does Makeup; for swatches galore head on over, as always, to Temptalia.
Something tells me there's going to be a last minute amendment to my Christmas list...
* Available from House of Fraser, Debenhams and Urban Decay stockists.
Edit: ETC LLYMLRS now has a review and swatches up too, so be sure to check it out!