*Products mentioned were sent for review, opinions are my own*
I know I’m late to the party, but I just received the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette and the rest of the collection in the mail last week. I wasn’t sure if I’d receive it in PR but then it arrived and I’ve been playing with this collection since.
To be completely honest, before I received it I had went back and forth with the idea of buying it. I have the original three Naked Palettes and the two Naked Basics palettes. I have mixed feelings on those, specifically the Naked 3 but I’ve always liked them. I hesitated to buy this palette due to swatches I had seen. The Naked Heat palette wasn’t put in the best light, as a certain magazine had swatched it horribly. In addition to that, many of the shades just looked too similar to me from photos I had seen online.
So here we are, with the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette. Let’s talk about it.
First, the packaging of the Naked Heat Palette.
I’m majorly in love with the packaging. Not only is it gorgeous, but it feels heavier and more secure. The mirror is nice and the case snaps shut. I think the way it’s made is ideal for travel.
Also, the brush that comes with this palette is really nice. I typically don’t like brushes that come with palettes, but I really enjoy this one.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about these colors.
There are five shimmer shades and seven matte shades, meaning this palette contains more mattes than any of the other Naked Palettes, with the exception of the Naked Basics 1, 2 & Ultimate. I think this was a great decision and made this a much more versatile palette than the original three.
From left to right the shades in the Naked Heat Palette are:
- Ounce – Ivory Shimmer
- Chaser – Light Nude Matte
- Sauced – Soft Terracotta Matte
- Low Blow – Brown Matte
- Lumbre – Copper Shimmer with Gold Pearl Shift
- He Devil – Burnt Red Matte
- Dirty Talk – Metallic Burnt Red
- Scorched – Metallic Deep Red with Gold Micro Shimmer
- Cayenne – Deep Terracotta Matte
- En Fuego – Burgundy Matte
- Ashes – Deep Reddish Brown Matte
- Ember – Deep Metallic Copper Burgundy
- Ounce is the lightest shade in the palette and has a sheer pigmentation. It can be built up and it blends well. It has shimmer but it’s not too shimmery.
- Lumbre is the driest shimmer in the palette. It has a more stiff texture than the others and it’s more glittery than the others. This one has considerably more fallout and really needs a stickier base to perform to its full potential. If you have the original Naked palette, the formula of this is similar to Side Car.
- Dirty Talk and Scorched are similar in color. Dirty Talk is more of a fire-y copper while Scorched is a little more on the rose gold end of the spectrum, due to the micro shimmer. They look very similar on the eyes as well. The formula for both of these is really nice. They’re more buttery and smooth than the shimmers I’m used to. They’re quite pigmented as well.
- Ember is a copper and red duo-chrome with a blackened base. It’s not listed in this way, but that’s precisely what it is. If you’ve used Makeup Geek Steampunk, they’re pretty much identical. Ember is buttery, smooth, and applies well. It’s pretty pigmented but really benefits from a stickier base to get the full effect of the duo-chrome.
- Chaser is a great transition shade and it slightly more sheer than the other mattes in this palette. I find it’s easy to build up if you want to but I actually prefer it this way.
- Sauced and Low Blow are both brown shades with slightly different undertones. Sauced is more warm while Low Blow is slightly more neutral. There is a visible difference between them and it’s enough to warrant having both in this palette. They’re both pigmented, soft and easy to blend.
- He Devil, Cayenne, and En Fuego are very soft, blendable, and very pigmented. They all have very red undertones and work perfectly together as well as with every other shade in the palette.
- Ashes is described as a deep, reddish brown but in my opinion, it’s more purple than red. It’s also one of the only cooler toned shades in this palette, but somehow it still works. I love this in the outer V and it works great as eyeliner. This shade is slightly drier than the other mattes and slightly more sheer, but it can easily be built up to a deeper shade and despite being drier, it’s blendable.
- Fuel – Warm Peach-Nude Cream
- Scorched – Metallic Copper
- Heat – Metallic Burnt Red-Gold
- Torch – Warm Terracotta
- Alkaline – Plum with Burgundy Undertones