Is The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette As Hot As It Looks?
The Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palettes are probably some of the most popular palettes in the beauty world – they’re timeless, and even the most fledgling beauty enthusiasts will recognize them. Stirring the fire, Urban Decay’s latest addition, the Naked Heat palette joins it’s four gorgeous predecessors in a more fiery, colorful version than ever before. The neutral, nude shades of past palettes have been replaced with 12 sizzling amber shadows, following this year’s trend of toasty warm hues.
What it is: The fifth in the Naked palette series, Heat has 12 stunning shades in both matte and shimmer finishes with burnt oranges, rich siennas, deep plums and bronze tones. The palette features a full-size mirror and a double-ended brush that with precision and blending brushes.
What it does: 12 shades work seamlessly together to create a palette that will allow you to create a multitude of looks for both day and nighttime. Long-lasting pigments that blend like butter mean your look will be easy to build and hard to let go of.
What we liked: Where do I begin? I LOVE that Urban Decay has finally done a warm-toned, brown palette, with a collection of cohesive shades that will look beautiful on all skin tones. The modern spin on the packaging is very 2017, and I think they really hit the nail on the head with it. The palette has everything: from light to dark shades that are perfect for smoky eyes and cut-creases, gorgeous shimmers and mattes, and pigments that are to die for. I didn’t notice much fallout, and even after I swatched the palette, the pans still looked brand new. My FAV matte shades would have to be Low Blow, HeDevil, Cayenne and En Fuego, and I loved the shimmer shades Lumbre and Scorch. And, although this is a warmed toned palette, the shades Ashes, Cayenne, and Low Blow are a little more neutral, so there is a transition if you’re not used to using warm colors.
What we didn’t like: There was nothing I disliked! I really like that Urban Decay always includes a double-ended brush, which makes this a great starter palette, and good value. If I were to be picky, I would say that the blending brush could have longer bristles, which would make it softer, quicker and easier to blend out eyeshadows, but the dense flat brush worked perfectly for applying the shimmery shades.
I would highly recommend this palette: the colors are stunning, and the versatility within the shades gives you so much to play with, which means you can create loads of really unique looks.