2017 was definitely the year of cult-followed, warm-toned eyeshadow palettes, wasn’t it? I have to say, bar the Modern Renaissance, none of them looked that groundbreaking or appealing to me. Not even the Naked Heat. UNTIL my Sister-In-Law brought this baby back from Uni and it was literal love at first swatch.
Then my Fiance saw I looked at it like it was my newborn child and very very kindly got me one for Christmas. I know I’m super late to the party with this one but nevertheless – here’s my Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette review…
So like I said with my pretty dramatic intro, I fell in love with this when I saw it. I mean I’d seen it before online and thought it looked perfectly pretty but in person, it’s special. As all eyeshadow palette first impressions go, I swatched it all and the colour pay off was there, but not too much. I’ve found a few palettes in 2017 were just too pigmented, absolutely no room to build up shadows just a block of colour from the start. Which is great for swatches, but not for eyes. Anyway, the colour selection is perfect with 7 mattes and 5 shimmers. All swatches beautifully.
The mattes all seem to be buttery smooth and blend like a dream, except the shade En Feugo. It’s the deepest red in the palette and I know red eyeshadows are the hardest to create so that’s probably what’s happened. It still blends out nicely, it’s just obviously a different formulation to the rest of the palette. Definitely pleased with the overall formulation, very minimal fallout and a little seems to go a long way.
The brush that comes with the palette is like every other brush provided with a palette, it’s fine. Not a groundbreakingly good brush but always nice to have an extra one around! The palette itself is quite bulky and plastic-y. I actually like that about it, I know if I drop it or god forbid get it wet, it’s not likely to be completely ruined like some of my other palettes. It has a 24 months lifespan which again, I’m pleased with. I loved the ABH Modern Renaissance (similar to this) but it has an expiration of 6 months which is totally ridiculous.
The shade range is pretty good for a warm toned palette. Obviously, it’s pretty heavy on the reds/orange tones but they did feature some purple toned shades to break it up. I wasn’t sure if I’d like the purple part of the palette but it actually completes a lot of the looks.
(You can check out the swatches on the Urban Decay site to see the shades on different skin tones. And well-done swatches…)
Ounce: A white, partial shimmer shade. Great for brow bones but not much else really.
Chaser: A pale muted nude. I really like this for a base shade.
Sauced: Pale burnt Orange. Such a beautiful transition shade.
Low Blow: Pale Chocolate. I’ve probably used this shade the most so far. Great for transition or an all over colour for a subtle yet ‘done’ look.
Lumbre: Pinky/Orange with Gold Reflects. This shade looks beautiful in the palette but has the worst colour pay off of all the shimmers. It does look beautiful packed on top of another shade though.
He Devil: Deep Burnt Orange. A great outer corner or crease shade.
Dirty Talk: True Copper shimmer. This is the smoothest shimmer in the palette and has the most fallout. Gorgeous copper shade.
Scorched: Bronzed Copper. Definitely my favourite shimmer in the palette. Perfect for a glam, bronzed evening look.
Cayenne: Chocolate Orange. This is super similar to Low Blow but darker and slightly more orange tones. Great for crease & transition in a darker look.
En Fuego: Plum. This is the matte with the different consistency that I was talking about earlier. It looks very red in the pan but a true Plum on the eyes, very strange. Beautiful colour though.
Ashes: Burnt Violet. Super burnt toned purple. Such a stunning colour with the rest of the shades. Perfect for outer corner & crease.
Ember: Brown with Copper reflects. This comes out a lot darker than you think initially. A beautiful brown shade with copper reflects, stunning for a dramatic eye.
(Shades used: Bone, Low Blow, Cayenne, En Fuego, Ashes & Lumbre)
I love this palette. I’ve used it every single day since I got it throughout the Christmas period and it’s done me proud for every occasion. For daytime looks or full evening glam, it truly brings the heat. (I’m not sorry for the pun). I like a palette that strikes me to be creative and this is definitely one of them. I’m 100% a bronze, nude, neutral kind of girl but I love a good palette that puts me out of my comfort zone. The warm tones in this palette look stunning on light & dark eyes, would recommend for everyone. I can’t wait for summer to roll around now (for obvious reasons) and also to use this to death. I like the darker reds/plums for winter but I’m saving the oranges for Summer! A good buy for year-round wear.
Definitely worth the £39.50.
You can buy the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette here.
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