Saturday, 12 August 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette


Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

It's the most talked about launch in the blogging world for a long time, but does Urban Decay's new Naked Heat palette live up to the hype? With reddy, copper and bronze tones throughout, this is something completely different from Urban Decay and it strays away from the usual 'Naked' palettes - made up of nude and everyday shades.

Having light blonde hair and fair skin I wasn't sure if this palette would be right for me as I didn't think the shades would suit me. I'm not even usually one to wear eyeshadow regularly so while everyone else was losing it over this palette and swatching away, I decided for some time that I was going to stay and not bother it. But being the typical blogger I am and letting curiosity take over I eventually caved and got the palette for myself!



Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Firstly, lets talk packaging. All of the Naked palettes are recognisable by their rectangle design with 12 shades inside, a double ended brush and a mirror along the top of the palette. The outside of each one is slightly different, making each one unique, and the Heat palette has gone one step further to stand out with its deep, fiery colours and striking lines along the top.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Like all Naked palettes there are a mix of matte and shimmer eyeshadows in a range of shades. At one end you have your light shades (Ounce, a creamy white, Chaser, a light beige, Sauced, a darker beige, and Low Blow, an Olive Brown) and at the other end you have your deep, dark shades (Cayenne, a copper brown, En Fuego, a maroon purple, Ashes, a deep violet, and Ember, a shimmery dark bronze). For me, the ones that stood out most were Lumbre, He Devil, Dirty Talk and Scorched. These are all in the centre of the palette and are by far the boldest shades, each reddy with a shimmer finish. These are all warm shades and is a gentle nod to the fact that Autumn is on the way!

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

As I mentioned earlier, I really had my doubts about how these shades would fare with me, but as soon as I opened it I instantly fell in love and started experimenting with the different shadows. To my surprise they actually suited me really well and actually warmed up my face and made me feel like I had a slight tan! With a little bit of bronzer popped on my cheeks I felt like I had a post holiday glow. I used the lighter shades in the inner corners of my eye then popped a shimmer shades all over my lid and finally used an eyeliner brush to draw the darker purple shade along my lash line in place of eyeliner.

Of course with all Urban Decay products these are extremely high quality eyeshadows and are velvety soft with full, intense pigments. They are extremely easy to blend and work with - even the brush that comes in the palette will work well for application and you won't need a lot of additional brushes.

So do I think it lives up to expectations? Yes. It may not be the right palette for everyone, and it's by no means a one shade suits all kind of thing by far. More people will be drawn to the bold shades and as they are so striking they may not work will complexions. I'd definitely say that people with warmer skin tones or darker hair have more flexibility with this and will be able to get more use out of it. It's not one I'll be reaching for everyday and I will probably save it for nights out instead, but nevertheless I think it's a really exciting launch for Urban Decay!

£39.50 available from Urban Decay.

*Post contains PR Samples

1 comment:

  1. I love this palette so much! The shades are right up my alley, so I've been getting so much use out of it!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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