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So a few weeks ago I was gifted with the most talked about eye palette – none other than the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. A whole suite of 12 glittering, shimmery nude to smoky eye shades. I have been addicted to using it ever since.

This week I am very lucky to have received Urban Decay’s Blackheart nail polish, a shade also contained within Naked 3 and one of the limited edition Naked3 24/7 Eye liners. So I decided I would have a Naked Nails inspired post.

Starting with Naked Skin I kicked off #NakedSundayNails which is a fabulous tinted beauty balm, it has anti-ageing properties which keeps me and my skin smiling. Next up Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer, I never apply eye products without it.

Then of course Naked 3. This awesome palette comes with a dual ended brush, one perfect for application and blending, the other great for precision eye lining or graphic eye looks. I applied my favourite, to date, of the 12 shades – Dust, a gorgeous semi shimmery shade of wheat. I blended this with a golden sparkly shade called Trick. The shades are highly pigmented so light application and blending is recommended. I next applied Blackheart the deep brown with almost coppery red sparkle shimmers through it. This is an amazing shade to create a smoky eye but as it’s Sunday I went for a defined eye only. Using the precision side of the brush I applied this along the lash line.
I also have the dual ended Naked 3 Eye liner and of course used the Blackheart shade to define the eye further and along the lower lash line. With a brush of mascara (MAC Opulash optimum black) the Naked 3 Makeup look was complete … Next up Naked 3 Nails.

I prepped my nails with my New Maybelline Express Remover, I have been using the Nails Inc version of this however after lots of glittery and dark shades it was time to re-purchase and spotted this during a drugstore spree. At £2 cheaper it was worth a try. I have to say the finger hole is a lot tighter than the Nails Inc version so you really have to push your finger inside, I have quite slim fingers so this could prove tricky for some. It is also a lot more potent smelling than the Nails Inc version but it is acetone free. It does however deliver very effectively. 1 dip and turn does the job!

After applying my usual base, I turned to Urban Decay’s Blackheart Nail Polish. This is part of a very limited edition range of nail polish shades, the packaging is beautiful and weighty in a gorgeous glass bottle tipped with their iconic skull, it’s modern luxe at its best.

The formula is highly pigmented as you would expect from Urban Decay – one brush sweep and your nail is gorgeously coated in the deliciously shimmery Brown Copper shade. It is however runny, so precise application is essential here, or a long time in post application clean up. I applied Seche Vite Fast Dry to seal.

The shade is an almost perfect pigment match to the eye shadow and eyeliner shade. I adore it. I feel there is certain scope for a limited collection of 12 shades to match each of the Naked 3 shades. But a girl can dream!!

It is formulated to be chip free so I will be interested to see if it does. With Urban Decays reputation of no budge, long-wear makeup this is a big challenge. On the face I use All Nighter, which I love to think of as hair spray for your face. Ultimately a makeup setting spray. So I can only imagine if they used a similar technique for nails in the future too. Come on Urban Decay the nail world needs you full time!

Who else loves Naked3 Nails?
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#SundayNails – Sunday 5 January 2014
Base coat – Nails Inc A&E
Colour – Urban Decay Blackheart
Top Coat – Seche Vite Dry Fast

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About Tori&TheBear

Outside of my avatar as the Secret Beauty Insider I am a professional Beauty Marketeer and work closely with celebrity make-up artists, beauty journalists and international beauty & fragrance brands and glossy magazines. I have worked in the industry for over 11 years and pride myself on my Highly professional attitude. Throughout my career, I have collaborated with many of the world's top beauty houses on their advertising campaigns and launch strategies including Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder, MAC, Clinique, Clarins, Creme de la Mer, Urban Decay, Benefit, Givenchy, Guerlain, Lancome, Bobbi Brown etc... My approach to beauty and my signature look is best described as a classic with a girly understated twist. I am addicted to nail varnish and can't leave the house without my key beauty staples (Carmex, Chanel Lip gloss, Nars duo concealer, Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in perversion and Chanel Allure) My blogs are filled with hints, tips and product reviews. You can also discover my nail blog at SundayNails.com

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