It’s been around 3 months since the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette* presale, and 2 months since I got my hands on it. Plenty of people have shared their thoughts and I thought it was about time I did the same. Whilst this isn’t going to be really in depth, I just want to talk about it quickly as I know people will be putting together their Christmas lists soon. I’ve also got a giveaway over on twitter so you can even win your very own Urban Decay Naked Heat palette!
I love a warm toned eye look, especially during the cooler months. Autumn is the perfect time to wear an orange eye look…then again, so is summer (and winter and spring if you’re daring enough;. I personally go for something a little cooler and a little subtler during these seasons). Contains 8 matte shadows and 4 shimmers, just like the other Naked palettes, a pretty complete eye look can be created. 12 shades, all brand new, to create that warm hued eye.
Ounce: Ivory shimmer
Chaser: Light nude matte
Sauced: Soft terracotta matte
Low Blow: Brown matte
Lumbre: Copper shimmer with a gold pearl shift
He Devil: Burnt red matte
Dirty Talk: Metallic burnt red
Scorched: Metallic deep red with a gold micro-shimmer
Cayenne: Deep terracotta matte
En Fuego: Burgundy matte
Ashes: Deep reddish-brown matte
Ember: Deep metallic copper-burgundy
I love the names in the palette, and they all follow the idea of heat. The shadows are the usual buttery quality that we’ve all come to expect from Urban Decay and I’ve definitely been using this palette a lot. Now we’re almost into October and I become a pumpkin for the month, it’s going to be well loved for sure!
My main issue with this palette is that it’s not very versatile. I much prefer the first two Naked palettes for an every day look, and one that can be a little more neutral or smokey, depending on what you fancy. This palette could definitely be improved by adding a couple more transition shades too, as I find when I travel with this palette I throw in my Tarte Tartelette Palette to use for a transition tone. The Naked Heat palette is only going to give you a dramatic look, and probably not the best palette for newbies to the makeup world (although I’d never recommend anything with a £40 price tag to a newbie anyway). Yes, it’s a lovely palette and one I needed in my collection, but not one that I think is an essential.
Now onto the giveaway! Before I went to Spain, I noticed that World Duty Free were selling the palette before its general release, so I preordered it to give me 20% off and a chance to play with it on holiday. I didn’t play with it as I hardly wore makeup, but I came home to find it on my doorstep too. Yes, I was lucky enough to receive the Naked Heat palette from Urban Decay themselves as a PR sample so I’m giving away my spare! I don’t need two now, do I? The giveaway will be closing at the end of October so get entering!
*This post contains samples received for PR purposes