Urban Decay Naked Heat

Urban Decay Naked Heat

If you've been reading my blog for some time then you will know that I love warm toned shades, especially when it comes to eyeshadow palettes.. so of course when Urban Decay announced their release of the brand new Naked Heat palette, I knew I had to get my hands on it. Sadly I missed their early pre-release, which happened for one day only when I was away on holidays. By the time the official release date came around the hype was real and I just knew I had to get this palette in my life. Luckily I had a 20% discount code for FeelUnique so I managed to get my palette for less than the original price tag of £39.50, which is always nice. But to be honest even if I had of bought this full priced, I would still think it's worth every penny. That's right I'm already in love with this stunning palette even though I've only had it for a couple of days.

Urban Decay Naked Heat

Urban Decay Naked Heat

Urban Decay Naked Heat

Urban Decay have released the palette with summer's sizzling heat in mind, but I can already see this being  firm favourite throughout the autumn months. Firstly I love the packaging, really cool design and quite 'Instagramable' as they say (because it's all about pretty Instagram makeup these days). I like that there's a mirror included and that the lid shuts closed so you don't need to worry about eyeshadow messes or disasters. Not so keen on the brush included, to be honest I never use these kind of brushes as they just don't compare to my holygrail favourites. As with all Naked palettes, it includes 12 eyeshadows with a mixture of shimmers and mattes. As I mentioned above the palette is all about warm, orange and red-based hues, which I personally love. If you don't love warm toned shades like these, then you will obviously want to stay away from this particular palette and maybe check out one of the other Naked palettes available. I have a couple of warm toned eyeshadow palettes, but this one is different from anything else I own and quite unique in it's own way. In terms of formula, it's similar to other Urban Decay eyeshadow, which I personally love using. Every single shade is super pigmented, including the mattes and especially the shimmers (which look and feel like intense pigments). Texture is soft and feels almost buttery, so they blend out like a dream and I've found that creating a smokey eye is effortless. When worn with an eye primer, especially the Urban Decay Primer Potion (one of my faves), the eyeshadows last all day without any kind of fading or creasing. So here's the breakdown of the 12 different shades included:
  • Ounce - a creamy ivory shimmer that is perfect for highlighting the inner corner and the brow bone.
  • Chaser - a light nude matte, which is great as an all over the lid colour.
  • Sauced - a soft terra-cotta matte with red undertones; a firm favourite and a brilliant crease shade.
  • Low Blow - a brown matte with yellow undertones; another great crease shade, which is also lovely as an all over the lid colour.
  • Lumbre - a rose-gold duo chrome shimmer which is just beautiful; super metallic and pigmented (however I do recommend to apply this using a patting motion to avoid too much fall out).
  • He Devil - a burnt red matte; I love blending this out in my crease for a super warm toned look.
  • Dirty Talk - a super metallic copper that is just stunning.
  • Scorched - another metallic copper but with deeper red undertones and a gold micro-shimmer throughout. This is quite similar to Dirty Talk but beautiful in its own way and I tend to mix or layer the two shades anyway.
  • Cayenne - a warm terra-cotta matte similar to He Devil but that it more deeper in tone; another gorgeous crease shade.
  • En Fuego - a rich burgundy matte, which I just adore as I love shades like these and can see myself loving this all autumn/winter also. 
  • Ashes - a deep aubergine matte; I don't use shades like these too often but I will definitely have to try step out of my comfort zone to use it, as it's too beautiful to be dismissed.
  • Embre - a rich dark plum with a copper metallic duo-chrome finish. I would imagine this would look lovely for a deep smokey eye on a night out so again not one I would use too often (since I'm a granny at heart).

Urban Decay Naked Heat

Urban Decay Naked Heat

If I could change one thing about the palette and this is just me being super picky, is that I would love to see a gold toned shade in here. I feel like it would really bring the mix of shades together and you would pretty much have the most perfect warm toned eyeshadow palette. Even so I still adore the palette and do think it's a real winner for anyone that loves and appreciates their warm tones. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this new Urban Decay addition.. have you stocked up already or are you planning on getting your hands on it soon?!

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