The Urban Decay Naked Heat palette is all over social media! Everyone is talking about it and creating makeup looks with it. But is it worth the hype? I thought it was a perfect product for me to review and give you my thoughts as it is coming out in Mecca stores in Australia on 29th August.
At the end of June Mecca had a pre-sale of this palette, online only, for one day. Being a warm toned girl I had been eyeing this palette off and I just had to have it in my collection. It is the first Urban Decay Naked palette I have purchased as I haven’t been drawn to any of the others. But this one was screaming my name. I just couldn’t wait until August.
‘If you thought Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes were hot before, brace yourself – because the newest iteration is next level. This is Naked Heat, UD’s most sweltering Naked Palette yet. Give in to the heat of the moment with 12 can’t-live-without, amber – hued neutrals – including warm browns, burnt oranges, and rich siennas. The most shade – driven Naked Palette UD has ever done, this palette takes Naked in a whole new direction. From a super – smooth red – brown matte and a glimmering copper to a deep, shifty bronze, this palette has everything you need to create sultry daytime looks, intensely smoky nighttime looks and everything in between.’
As I don’t have any of their other Naked Palettes’ I cannot compare this to them. But the packaging is gorgeous! It came in its own box with the shadows pictured on the front. This will be something I keep as it is just too cute and I love using cute packaging to decorate my glam room.
The palette itself reflects the colours of the eye shadows perfectly and reminds me of smoldering fire. It is a gorgeous sturdy plastic palette in an orange brown colour. The front has a 3D effect which is very different to previous palettes. It is really cute and great for photos.
Inside there is a mirror the full length of the palette and 12 colours. They have also a double ended eyeshadow brush. One side for blending the other for packing colour on the lid. I love that it includes a brush, one that is actually useful, and the mirror. It makes it perfect for traveling with!
The shadows range from a light matte colour to dark tones to add depth to the crease. All the shadows are orange browns and coppery tones. So if you like a warm eyeshadow look you will love it. For me, it is a great addition to my Too Faced Sweet Peach palette as I tend to use this one only in Spring and Summer. The shadows in the Naked Heat are better for Winter or night or when you want to add more depth which I sometimes feel I need with my Sweet Peach Palette.
The shadows are buttery to the touch and swatch beautifully. However, some of the shimmer colours took a little more effort when applying to the lid. I used a combination of my Makeup Geek Foiled Shadow brush and my fingers to get the pigment I wanted. I also found I needed a little Mac fix+ when applying Scorched to really make it pop.
Wear time was good. I wear my makeup for a minimum of 12 hours most days. It is on by 6.30am and I don’t wash it off till 6.30 or 7pm at night. The shadows definitely lasted well for me however with my hooded eyes the shimmer ones needed the fix+ to make sure they stayed on all day.
Is it worth the hype? For me yes. I love it and don’t regret buying it. But I can understand some peoples disappointment with this palette due to its shadows being a little same same. I have read where a few girls have even decided to sell theirs as they just didn’t feel it was worth the price.
I have to agree with the same same issue to an extent. But I also find that they all increase in depth as you work through which is great for creating depth within the look by building up slowly with each darker shade. I think a gold would have been an awesome addition to this palette to help change up the options available when creating looks.
With the cost argument, to create a look I use an average of 4 shadows. To buy these separately from Urban Decay you are looking at around $30 per colour so to me the palette is still ok value wise as I am using more than half of the colours in this palette.
For me I am loving peach and orange tone eyeshadows and this palette is giving me new options for these tones when I am playing with makeup. So I am happy with this new addition to my collection. Have you bought this palette or is is on your wish list? Let me know in the comments. xx
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