Urban Decay have released their brand new eyeshadow palette, Naked Heat and of all the Naked palettes they have released, this has to be my favourite.
It takes the Naked line in a completely new direction with all of the shades having the most stunning warm, amber hues, from warm browns and burnt oranges to rich siennas. Even before swatching it, I was captivated and knew I’d love it.
This palette gives me what I so wanted the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette to; wearable reds and burnt oranges. While I do still enjoy using the ABH palette and it does have plenty of differences between it and the UD palette, especially because of the pink shades, I do find the Naked Heat palette to be so much more wearable and I can create far more looks with it with my current application skill set.
Naked Heat is very much a collection of eyeshadows that I’m sure anyone can wear and use effortlessly; I’ve found all of the shadows to be buttery soft, easy to blend and they all look fantastic with one another. They don’t crease on me and last all day long with the vibrancy of when they were first applied.
In creating this palette, Urban Decay were inspired by the hype around the cult-favourite neutrals that makeup addicts are loving right now; warm, burnt reds, coppers, siennas and butterscotch, as well as drawing inspiration from some their own popular shades like Bitter, a reddish-brown matte from the Vice4 palette and Extra Bitter, a burn orange matte from the Naked Ultimate Basics palette that I’ve been lusting after since it first hit the shelves.
Inside there are 12 completely new neutral shades that are perfect for creating any number of looks from a sultry daytime eye through to an intensely smokey night out look. I’ve used this palette on countless occasions already and I cannot see the day when I’ll no longer need it in my collection.
This palette really turns up the heat on summertime makeup and with shades like the smooth red-brown matte, the shimmering copper and the deep shifty bronze, it would be perfectly suited to the autumn and winter makeup trends too. I used this palette LOADS when I was creating my Halloween and autumn fashion lookbook.
The shades from left to right are as follows; Ounce (ivory shimmer), Chaser (light nude matte), Sauced (soft terracotta matte), Low Blow (brown matte), Lumbre (copper shimmer with a gold pearl shift), He Devil (burnt red matte), Dirty Talk (metallic burnt red), Scorched (metallic deep red with gold micro-shimmer), Cayenne (deep terra-cotta matte), En Fuego (burgundy matte), Ashes (deep reddish-brown matte) and Ember (deep metallic copper-burgundy).
Whether you’re blending the perfect sunset eye or smoking things up, these shadows were created with a formula that makes it so easy to transition the shades seamlessly.
Each one features the Urban Decay trademarked Pigment Infusion System; the top secret blend of ingredients that enables each shade to have the velvety texture, rich colour payoff, easy blendability and incredible staying power that have become synonymous with Urban Decay cosmetics.
As well as turning up the heat with the eyeshadows, things are hotting up with Urban Decay’s packaging design too; they really thought of everything when creating this palette.
It sits within a beautiful box, designed like a matchbox that slides open to reveal the gorgeous palette inside.
The colour scheme for the outer packaging and the case is clearly inspired by the deliciously warm shadows inside and I love the graphic with 12 burnt matches underneath where the palette would sit. However its the artwork on the case that really caught my eye as its designed to look as though you’re peering through vertical blinds into a hot, steamy sunset.
The protective plastic case that the shadows are housed in is my favourite from UD to date because it is so easy to open yet secure enough that it’ll not come open in your make up bag and its sturdy and robust for travel too which is always a top priority for me.
Also handy for travel are the full sized mirror in the lid, which is great for getting really up close to my eyes during application, and the double ended eyeshadow brush (a blending brush and a detailed crease brush). Although I still feel the need for a MAC 217 fluffy blending brush when applying these shadows, I can use it alone with the brush thats included and I can’t say that for any other palette I own.
I’d highly recommend the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette; its my favourite from them to date so whether you’re buying for a friend or beauty addict family member this Christmas, or even treating yourself, add it to your basket.
Which Urban Decay Naked Palette is your fave? What do you think of Naked Heat?