Well, this little beauty has certainly caused a stir in the beauty world. I’ve never seen a product hyped up as much as this. The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette is every warm-toned lovers dream…
I was very lucky to get this in the pre-release a couple weeks ago and what a stressful experience that was! I managed to get it eventually after throwing many temper tantrums, twitter rages and whatsapp rants. So my mood drastically improved! The delivery on this was so quick, I was amazed – it was with me within two days of ordering. I did a little squeal when the DPD driver handed the box over.
You get 12 shades like the other Naked palettes. In Naked Heat, there are 8 mattes and 4 shimmers, although I would probably include ‘Ounce’ as a shimmer because it does have that ever so slight shimmer to it which I think is great for highlighting the brow bone or using as the base. If this is the case, then it would make 7 mattes and 5 shimmers. This is just my personal opinion by the way – every one else is probably right ha.
The packaging is FLAWLESS, I love how they’ve really made this palette ‘different’ and not the same plain packaging as they have with previous Naked palettes. Urban Decay have really stuck to the theme of ‘Heat’ using oranges and yellows alongside burnt matches and roses. Aaah, I just love it! I think this is the most excited I’ve got over packaging, oops. The brush in this palette is pretty impressive – that is something they have definitely improved on from previous Naked palettes. This brush is much fluffier and I’ve found that I’ve actually been able to use it!
Of course it’s warm toned – which is my heaven in a palette.
I LOVE all the warm tones, I find that they suit my skin tone much better than cooler tones do. They tend to wash me out a bit. I am living for all the browns, oranges and reds – I’ll definitely be sad when this craze is over *sobs* I’m not sure whether it’s just me, but Urban Decay seem to have ‘upped’ the formula on this palette in comparison to their other Naked palettes. The shadows in Naked Heat feel loads more buttery, they seem to apply better than previous Naked palettes and there’s not as much fall out which I love, I absolutely hate it when eyeshadows have a tonne of fall out! The pigments on this palette is 10x better than previous Naked palettes I think, one little swipe goes such a long way!
Here’s a run down of the shades:
Ounce – white/cream with a subtle shimmer, perfect for the brow bone
Chaser – pale brown nude – reminds me of flowerchild from the Tartelette in Bloom 2 palette. Perfect for the base!
Sauced – warm orange/terracotta
Low Blow – the perfect nude brown – I’ve used this on the lid and crease for a more ‘casual’ daytime look.
Lumbre – a pale shimmery orange
He Devil – the best burnt orange EVER
Scorched – metallic copper – some people say bronze and orange
Cayenne – the next best burnt orange ever (this is slightly darker than He Devil and perfect for the outer lid and crease for a smoky look)
En Feugo – almost like a magenta? A mixture of both red and purple…
Ashes – a purple/brown – no idea what the actual shade of it would be called but it’s a gorgeous mixture of the two
Ember – witchcraft at it’s finest (lol) it looks like a deep red shimmer but it’s actually a brown shadow with gorgeous red flecks and shimmer.
All in all, I’m over the moon with this palette! It’s been worth every single penny and I don’t have a bad word to say about it – only that I wish there were more shades! All I have to say is – well done Urban Decay! You’ve outdone yourself with this one, probably THE best Naked palette to date.
Don’t worry if you didn’t get this in the pre-release, I’ve seen tweets saying that this will be launched officially at the end of July! There’s quite a few posts now on this palette – two I recommend is the very FIRST post on this beauty by Lady Writes and the ever lovely Laurzrah who has some super cute day and night looks using this palette! They both also describe the shadows much better than I ever could and their blogs are flawless! So definitely check them out!
Do you like the look of this palette? Is it something you want to try? Let me know in the comments below!