There was some sense in the 100 days of makeup challenge after all. I’ve purchased the palette just recently, but I’ve already tested it to the full extent.
After the UD Naked 3 palette was released, somebody started talking that it was getting annoying and wondered how many of them are on the way. The UD Naked Heat is the sixth palette of the range, so I take off my hat to the brand, as this is genius.
There was a scandal on the Internet when swatches of this product came out and looked really awkward.
As a consequence some girls stated that the palette was not pigmented enough, but the beauty gurus stood up for it. Well, right. They all make profit from the hype
Others claimed that the palette was dull, plus it was released too late, when everyone had already had similar palettes with warm toned shades. Why this one then, they wondered. Some people even compared the product to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow. Since I have both of them, I’ll show their swatches together.
Enough said. Let’s review now.
This time the packaging reminds me of a matchbox and looks unique. There was no testers inside like in the Naked 2 and Naked 3 palettes.
The plastic box is quite heavy as well as the Naked Smoky version.
It closes tightly with a magnetic closure. Inside you can find a regular quality mirror and a brush. As for the latter, I prefer using the UD brushes for creamy formulas only, but this one is pretty versatile. In my opinion the brush shape is much better and softer than the previous ones.
The new palette comes with 12 shades beginning from matte to shimmer tones. This is the first eyeshadow of the range, except for the Ultimate Basics, where there are more matte than shimmer shades. That being said, there are seven of them. After the first try I’ve noticed that the matte eyeshadows have become softer than they usually were in past palattes.
Shimmer tones are on point as always. The only gripes I have about the product are the Ashes and En Fuego tones, because they seem to be a tad dry.
Also, I can be a little picky about the Lumbre shade, as it fades on me by the end of the day, i.e 10 hours later. However, all the other shades stay put all day long.
I’ve applied the shades of the upper row with a brush and the lower row with my finger without much layering.
I’ve also used the The Balm Put a Lid On It as a makeup base for these swatches. Daytime
Daytime. Comparison with the ABH Modern Renaissance palette:
Here you can see the shades I find quite similar to the ABH Modern Renaissance palette. From left to right: Low Blow (UD Naked Heat), Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange (ABH Modern Renaissance), Cayenne (UD Naked Heat), Realgar(ABH Modern Renaissance), En Fuego (UD Naked Heat), Red Ochre (ABH Modern Renaissance).
However, they are quite different. The eyeshadows blend out well and don’t leave any patches. Although be careful while applying, as even the matte shades are highly pigmented. Even if you have a patch, it blends out effortlessly.
I also added eyeshadows from the Moondust palette.
ABH Modern Renaissance + UD Naked Heat work well together.
As for the versatility of the palette and complains about the dull shades, I’ll say the following: If you are not a fan of the warm toned eyeshadows, this palette is not for you. If you love such shades, the palette is quite versatile and multi-use for you. The first four shades are perfect for everyday makeup and the rest of them would be great for any evening occasion.
All in all, the palette is far from being dull, if you are the kind of person who will rock these colors at least once a week. The product is surely not for everyone, but it is undoubtedly up my alley.