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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review and Swatches

Just a couple of weeks before the launch I came across the newest addition to Urban Decays very popular Naked range on Instagram, the Naked Heat. I took one look at the palette and I knew I needed it. I added it straight to the top of my wishlist. I soon heard about the pre sale before the official launch, but I sadly wasn't able to get a hold of it. The palette sold out so quickly, maybe within minutes of it appearing on the site, which I was so gutted about. Unfortunately though, after just days of people receiving it, I started reading and hearing some negativity surrounding it. It was quite surprising as the previous Naked palettes have always impressed me. As a beauty lover and blogger I always depend on others opinions so I was debating whether to actually purchase it or not when it came to the official release. Luckily, just a few days before the launch I received a very special parcel which contained the Naked Heat Palette. I was literally shook(thankyou so much to the girls at UD!).
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette comes within cardboard packaging, which you can then slide out, to reveal the palette. It resembles a matchbox which I absolutely love. It's entirely relevant to the theme of the palette. The palette itself is of the plastic variety, although it's not of the bad kind, it's very sturdy and well made. It even has a magnetic closure which is different to the manual closures of the Naked 2 and 3, but I quite like it. Inside the palette you'll find a reasonably good sized mirror and a dual ended brush, which actually seems to be quite good at packing the shadow onto the lid and blending out.

The palette is full to the brim with 12 warm toned shades, some of which are mostly mattes, but there's also two shimmers and three metallics thrown in for good measure. You may know by now that warm tones are my favourites, they compliment my eye colour more than most. There's a variety of warm browns, burgundy and coppery shades which I absolutely frickin' love. 

The formula and pigmentation is pretty spot on, very soft, smooth and quite intense, although there's at least two mattes within the palette that are a little disappointing(yes, I'm looking at you En Fuego and Ashes!). I did scratch off the top layer of both of the shadows to reveal a much smoother formula underneath though, and they swatched a lot better than before. I think they were perhaps pressed down too hard which in turn made them lose their pigmentation.
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Swatches
Ounce (Ivory Shimmer)
Chaser (Light Nude Matte)
Sauced (Light Orange Matte)
Low Blow (Warm Brown)
Lumbre (Copper Shimmer with Gold Pearl Shift)
He Devil (Burnt Red Matte)
Dirty Talk (Burnt Red Metallic)
Scorched (Deep Red Metallic with Gold Micro Shimmer)
Cayenne (Deep Terracotta Matte)
En Fuego (Soft Burgundy Matte)
Ashes (Deep Red-Brown Matte)
Ember (Deep Copper-Burgundy Metallic)

You can see what I mean by the lack of pigmentation in those two matte shades at the end in the second set of swatches. They were so difficult to swatch, I lost count of how many times I actually swatched them, so that they showed up.

Despite those two shades the rest of them were actually so beautiful to apply, and so easy to blend. I already have a few favourites; Sauced, Low Blow, He Devil, Dirty Talk, Scorched and Cayenne. That's pretty much half of the palette there, haha. I'm never one to play it safe when it comes to my eye makeup, I love a bold, smokey eye. I like to use Sauced above the crease, Low Blow and Cayenne in the crease and then He Devil in the outer v and through the crease. I then like to apply one of the metallic shades all over the lid. It looks so beautiful, it's my go to eye look when using this palette. 

I really just cannot get enough of the Naked Heat Palette. Yes, there was two that lacked in pigment originally, but that was easily solved. It's such a 'me' palette. Whilst it is very much a summer themed palette, I can see myself using it a lot more once Autumn arrives here in the UK.

You can now find the Naked Heat available here on Urban Decay, but you can also find it here on Debenhams too. It is priced at £39.50 alongside the other naked palettes, which is actually quite reasonable. After all, you're paying for the quality of the shades and pigmentation, which happens to be quite good.

Have you tried the new Naked Heat Palette?
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