It’s without a doubt the palette of the moment, Urban Decay have done it again releasing another Naked palette, and this time it’s all about the warm toned, burnt orange/ red shades (my all time faves!).
The Naked Heat palette* retails for £39.50. There are 12 shades with a mixture of both matte and shimmer shadows, all housed in beautiful sturdy packaging (definitely my favourite packaging out of all of the UD Naked palettes). With all of the palettes on the market today, I guess the question is do you really need this one?
The thing with the Urban Decay palettes is you know you’re going to get good quality eyeshadows. I remember the first time I tried the original Naked palette and I couldn’t quite believe the pigmentation and how buttery soft both the shimmer and matte shades were. At first glance the Naked heat palette looks like it’s only really geared for the summer months, but so many of these shades scream A/W to me too – especially the last 4!
THE LIGHTER SHADES
Being honest, the first time I used this I thought it could possibly do with one lighter, shimmery shade – possibly a pale gold, just to break up darker looks. Like the other Naked palettes I’m so impressed with how pigmented the matte shades are, they blend so well. Both Chaser and Sauced are the perfect transition shades but also look beautiful worn alone blended into the crease and along the lid for a more casual day time look.
Ounce – Ivory shimmer shade, perfect for the brow bone/ inner corner
Chaser – Light nude shade with a matte finish. Makes for a really good base before applying other shadows, and to tone down a look.
Sauced – Described as ‘Terra-cotta’ this looks amazing worn on it’s own or acts as the perfect transition shade/ base to the others shadows
Low Blow – A standard matte brown shade, however it’s incredibly pigmented and soft. I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it.
Lumbre – A true copper shade with flexes of gold running through it. A new go to for me when it comes to an evening look
THE DARKER SHADES
As you can see from the swatches, the darker shades in this palette really are beautiful! They are the kind of shades that look amazing worn alone or paired with the other shadows for a smokey look. The formulation of every single shade is seriously impressive and justifies the more premium price tag. I think my favourites are Cayenne and Dirty Talk, although in autumn I think I’ll be getting some use out of Ember!
He Devil – A matte burnt red shade, perfect to add in the outer corner to darker a smokey eye further. I think I’ll be wearing this as eyeliner too – it’s beautiful!
Scorched – A deep red with gold micro-shimmer. Worn all over the lid on a summer holiday this is going to look amazing
Cayenne – Similar to He Devil this is another dark matte shade with just a little more of an orange tone to it, perfect for green/ blue eyes
En Fuego – The shade that screams autumn to me, it’s a burgundy matte brown. I’m pleasantly surprised how pigmented and blendable this shade is
Ashes – Probably the shade I’ll get the least use out of, this is a deep reddish-brown with a matte finish, it almost has a hint of purple to it
Ember – Last but not least, a beautiful metallic copper- burgundy shade. This is so unusual and like nothing I have in my collection. I can see myself getting some use out of it in the winter months to complete a dark smokey eye look.
As you can see this palette is perfect for anyone with blue eyes, I think it will work beautifully with green/ brown too. For me it’s been the perfect way to introduce more colour into my makeup rather than sticking to neutral browns/ pinks. I can see this becoming one of my most reached for palettes out of the whole Urban Decay Naked range, and all the palettes I own in general to be honest.
I’ve also uploaded a YouTube video which is a first impressions of the palette and tutorial for this makeup look…
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