The previous 2017 was a year of red-tone makeups. So many makeup companies followed the hype and brought out the eyeshadow palettes with these shades.
Today I’d like to go through one of the hottest and the most sought after palettes, which is the Urban Decay Naked Heat.
I always let out a squeal whenever I see the Urban Decay palettes. They are amazing and quality made, so I use it with such great pleasure.
The Naked Heat palette is no exception.
The palette comes in a brand package with all the necessary information about the manufacturer, shelf life, etc.
The first Naked ‘generation’ had a metal case, but beginning from the Naked Smoky the palettes were made of plastic and looked more square.
As for the palette under review, the upper lid is made of plastic with a mirror-like effect and a fascinating dimensional design.
Volume - 12 х 1,3 g.
Country - USA
Shelf life after unpacking - 24 months.
The cap has a magnetic closure and opens 180 degrees. Inside you can see a big and convenient mirror and a typical UD brush.
On one side there is a petal-shaped brush and on the other a brush for blending. The brush is tightly packed and has synthetic bristles on both sides.
I use such brushes when working with creamy eyeshadows or for blending out the dry shadows.
The palette consists of 12 hues with 3 different finishes - matte (7 shades), satin (1 shade) and shimmer (4 shades).
The UD enthusiasts call this palette the most balanced when it comes to finishes. The thing is that the other versions had more shimmer or satin shades.
Practically all the shades are highly-pigmented and ensure a nice payoff both applied with a finger and a brush. They are soft to the touch and tightly pressed. They are just a little bit dusty and can fall out while applying.
The shimmering tones are fantastic here! They feel buttery and insanely-pigmented.
As for the wear time, I have absolutely no gripes about it. I use all the shades with an eyeshadow base. I prefer the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Anti-Aging with the Urban Decay products.
Now let’s take a closer look at the shades. I’ve divided them into 3 parts for your convenience.
The first one is Ounce, Chaser, Sauced and Low Blow.
Ounce is a delicate satin creme brulee with a soft golden overflow. It blends out without fuss and shows a nice payoff only by layering. I use it as a highlighter for the inner corners of my eyes, under my brows and for my cheekbones.
Chaser is a light matte beige tone, perfect for setting the eyeshadow base and applying to the entire movable eyelid. This shade is a tad darker than my skin tone. It will be nice to emphasize the crease against fair skin.
Sauced is a matte dark beige that pairs amazingly well with the previous shade for a daily makeup. It’s also great for emphasizing the crease and when used as a blending shade or as the main color to the whole eyelid. This shade is really versatile.
Low Blow is matte and sandy-brown. You can use this shade like the previous one, but this shade is darker and brighter.
The second group is Lumbre, He Devil, Dirty Talk and Scorched.
Lumbre is a shimmering copper-pink shade with a golden undertone. This color is very easy to work with. The texture is buttery and applies to my eyelid with my finger or with a damp brush best.
He Devil is a matte red-brown hue, which is multitasking despite its color and vibrancy. You can use it for your crease, the movable eyelid, lower eyelid as a blending shade or as an accent to the middle part of the eyelid. You’ll be hooked once you try it.
Dirty Talk is a shimmering copper-red. Hot fire! This shade is bright and eye-catching. It’s so easy to work with, because it applies both with a finger or a dry brush amazingly.
Scorched is a pink-dark-red shimmer tone. In my book, this is the best shimmer shade out there! It’s very soft and the most pigmented.
The third group is Cayenne, En Fuego, Ashes and Ember.
Cayenne is a matte shade that reminds me of smoked paprika (yep, I’m big sucker for describing the shades). This shade is also one of my go-to favorites.
En Fuego is a matte dark-red-brown. This and the following color are bummers for me. The shade is well pigmented, but can leave some stains when blending out. It performs the same way when used as a basic color for the whole eyelid.
You can tame it only if you choose the right brush and have much time and patience to work with it.
Ashes is matte and purple with a hint of brown. It performs the same as the previous shade. Although it is too fiddly to work with, I use this shade quite often in my makeup, because the color is splendid!
Ember is a shimmer bronze-brown shade with a golden-copper undertone. It is one more divine buttery shimmer shade in this palette! It looks different when paired with other shades, but the result is always beautiful.
Here, I’ve swatched all the shades together with my finger in the first go.
Now I know that such warm hues match my skin tone very well. Therefore I like applying them both for a daily and evening makeup.
Here, I applied Chaser to my movable eyelid. The lines are made with the MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline Gel Eyeliner, set with a shadow from the Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions palette and blended out with En Fuego. After that I applied Ounce to the inner corner of my eyes and under my brows.
In the crease you can see Chaser, Sauced, Low Blow and Cayenne, Ounce at the center of my movable eyelid, under my brows and in the inner corner of my eyes. Then there are Cayenne and He Devil on the lower eyelid. The lines are made with the same eyeliner from MAC and set with the Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions palette.
For this makeup I used Lumbre, Dirty Talk and Scorched on my movable eyelid, Sauced and Cayenne for my crease, Ashes and Ember for the lower eyelid and Ounce for the inner corner of my eyes and under the brows.
Here, I applied Ember and the black creamy stick eyeshadow from Kiko Milano was used as a base. The shades Low Blow, He Devil, Cayenne and En Fuego are used for the crease and for blending out. After that I applied the black shade from the Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions palette to my upper and lower eyelid.
As for this makeup, I applied Lumbre to my whole movable eyelid, plus Low Blow as a base. Cayenne and Sauced are used for the crease of my upper eyelid and Ounce for the inner corners of my eyes and under my brows. The waterline is emphasized with the NYX golden pencil.
Here is the total ‘Instagram’ look:
The Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette has become one of my favorite palettes recently, although I have quite an abundance of red-toned palettes or 4 to be more accurate.
I love the UD eyeshadows, because they are super easy to work with although some shades have their drawbacks.
If you haven’t yet bought any warm-toned eyeshadow palette, I recommend you try the Urban Decay Naked Heat. If you have the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette, you should know that they are completely different! Only a few colors look visually similar, but they perform differently. The same thing I have to say about the hyped-up the Lime Crime Venus I palette.
The only palette that has more than two similar tones with the Urban Decay Naked Heat is ColourPop Yes Please! palette. Anyway, Urban Decay has a higher quality than ColourPop.
Thanks for reading my thoughts! Be always beautiful and have a nice shopping experience!
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