Thursday, August 17, 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette - Swatches, Makeup Look, and Review!

When Urban Decay announced their new Naked Heat palette I jumped on it the day it was released! This is a warm, amber palette! I loved these warm shades so this palette was right up my alley! 


Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette - Swatches, Makeup Look, and Review!

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette ~ $66.00 CAN. An eyeshadow palette featuring 12 amber-hued neutrals. 

This is a really warm palette - if you aren't into warm shades, this won't be for you! But, if you're like me and you like oranges, bronzes and browns you might be interested in this! This palette comes with a variety of shadow finishes - mattes, shimmers, and metallics.


Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette - Swatches, Makeup Look, and Review!

These shadows are gorgeous, but I will say that the palette is very one note to me - there isn't a lot of variety in the palette shades. I know that it is an amber palette, thus all the shades will be similar; but, I like to have just a little more variety (you might notice this more once you see the swatches). Also, there isn't really a true amber shadow in the palette! 

Here is the Naked Heat palette swatched (all 1 finger swipe, in natural light with no primer):
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette - Swatches, Makeup Look, and Review!

The shades that are in Naked Heat palette are:
Ounce ~ ivory shimmer
Chaser ~ light nude matte
Sauced ~ soft terra-cotta matte
Low Blow ~ brown matte
Lumbre ~ copper shimmer with gold pearl shift
He Devil ~ burnt red matte
Dirty Talk ~ metallic burnt red
Scorched ~ deep red metallic with gold micro-shimmer
Cayenne ~ deep terra-cotta matte
En Fuego ~ burgundy matte
Ashes ~ deep reddish-brown matte
Ember ~ deep metallic copper-burgundy

So, I like that this palette made sure to include transition shades (they often go forgotten in shadow palettes), but even though they look quite different in the pan, Sauced and Low Blow swatch fairly similar on me. Also, I find He Devil and Cayenne to look similar as well. Also, with only a few metallic shadows in the whole palette, I wish that Dirty Talk and Scorched were more different - they are different, but once blended and applied to the eye are hard to differentiate from each other. 

In terms, of shadow quality, I found these shadows (especially the mattes) to be a little stiff. They took quite a bit of work to blend nicely on the eye. Also, the metallics had a fair bit of fall out in the pan. But, I did really like the shadows once they were applied!

Here is a look I created with the Naked Heat palette:
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette - Swatches, Makeup Look, and Review!

-base shadow ~ Chaser
-crease shadows ~ Sauced & Low Blow blended together
-outer corner crease ~ He Devil
-all over lid ~ Lumbre 
-inner corner ~ Lumbre
-outer corner lid ~ Dirty Talk & Scorched 
-lower lash line ~ Low Blow & Scorched
-under brow ~ Ounce 


Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette - Swatches, Makeup Look, and Review!

The other products I used to complete this look are:
-eyeshadow primer ~ Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion
-face primer ~ Nivea NIVEA 2-in-1 Moisturizing Primer 
-foundation ~ Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
-concealer ~ Hard Candy Sheer Envy Color Correct Cushion Wonder in "Peach"
-setting powder ~ NYX HD Finishing Powder in "Banana"
-face powder ~ Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in "Luminous Light" 
-highlight, blush and bronzer ~ Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Peach-Infused Highlighting Palette 
-eye liner ~ Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
-mascara ~ Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara
-brows ~ Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse
-lips ~ Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in "Pasadena"

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette - Swatches, Makeup Look, and Review!

So, at the end of the day, despite the fact that there is a few flaws with this palette (not enough shade differences and a little stiff), I do still like this palette. I think the shades are flattering to my skin tone and eyes and I love doing warm shadow looks. I will be reaching for this a lot; but, it is likely not a palette for everyone! 

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