Before I saw dark skin swatches of the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, I was very prepared to let this Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette slip through my fingers as I just couldn’t justify buying ANOTHER eyeshadow palette. When Urban Decay did a one day flash sale, I actually had to sit on my hands and hide my bank card to stop myself getting swept up in the hype so you don’t understand how happy I was when Urban Decay invited me to their event last week and slipped a Heat Palette into my goodie bag.
“Thanks Guys, my bank account loves you . . .”
I’ve been playing around with the palette since Friday – rocking a full face of makeup to go grocery shopping because why not – and I think I’ve got a good grip on what this palette is about and which shades work well on the eyes vs. arm swatches because believe all not, just because an eyeshadow swatches likes a dream it does not mean that it wears well on the eyes.
The Urban Decay Heat Palette – £39.50 via Debenhams – is the latest addition to the Urban Decay Nekes Eyeshadow palette range and is the warmest palette to date with eyeshadow shades that sit on the orange to red end of the colour spectrum. I’m quite happy that Urban Decay have continued the hard plastic packaging that they introduced with the Naked Smokey Palette as it just makes the palette more durable and solis (and makes it easier to justify paying almost £40).
As i said there are 12 eyeshadow shades in this palette:
- Ounce – Ivory Shimmer
- Chaser – Matte Beige
- Sauced – Matte Soft Terracotta
- Low Blow – Matte Brown
- Lumbre – Copper Shimmer with Gold Pearl Shift
- He Devil – Matte Burnt Red
- Dirty Talk – Metallic Burnt Red
- Scorched – Metallic Deep Red with Gold Micro-shimmer
- Cayenne – Matte Deep Terracotta
- En Fuego – Matte Burgundy
- Ashes – Matte Deep reddish-brown
- Ember – Deep Metallic Copper-burgundy
and as you can see from my images, the majority of the eyeshadow shades in the Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow palette are matte – which I thought was quite odd – but the matte eyeshadows are buttery smooth, buildable and blend like a dream. In my opinion the matte shades actually outperform the metallic/shimmer shades which are a little dry and stiff. I wouldn’t go as far as saying the shimmer shades are chalky but they do let down this palette.
The bottom line is I really do think the Urban Decay Naked Heat is a gorgeous palette. The eyeshadows has a great level of quality with an impressive wear-time and the added bonus of looking amazingly pigmented on dark skin HOWEVER you could easily dupe this palette. Heck I think the NYX Warm Neutrals Palette or any of the Juvia’s Place Nubian Palettes could give this palette a run for its money; though they aren’t that easy to source in the UK.
The Urban Decay Heat Palette costs £39.50 and is available to purchase from Urban Decay and Debenhams.