There has been so much hype about Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette, beauty lovers have gone completely mad trying to get a hold of it and review it. So as a beauty blogger, I
wanted needed to review it to see if the hype was really worth it. I know most of you have read other reviews of the palette and I’m trying to make sure I do not repeat what everyone else has said, which I probably will(sorry). I am a lover of warm-toned eye shadows, which is one of the reasons why I wanted it so desperately. Since I’m a VIB Rouge with Sephora, I was able to order it a day in advance and get free 3-day shipping on it. So let’s break it down…
The packaging is stunning, the palette came within a sleeve with matches on it which is not pictured. The packaging is typical of a Urban Decay palette, it is thick, plastic and extremely durable which is great. This palette is extremely sturdy and hard to break, so chances are if you drop it, it won’t break but… no promises here.
Moving on, let’s talk colors. If you want to see an excellent breakdown of the swatches in this palette, check out this post by Chloe Tommo. I found the shades to generally be pigmented but some shade that disappointed swatchers actually looked excellent on the eyes. My favorite shade in this palette is “Dirty Talk” because it’s the perfect copper shade on the skin, it looks a lot darker in the palette, it also almost has a dual-chrome vibe. My least favorite is “Chaser” because it sort of works as a base but it’s practically the color of skin, so it’s super hard to see on me. The shade that shocked me the most in this palette is “Sauced” which is a yellow-orange shade that I quickly fell in love with. I am someone who frequently has issues with yellow-based products because due to my coloring, I often look ill when I wear/use anything yellow-based. A lot of bloggers have been using this as a transition shade, which is great but I’ve been using it as a base and it’s been incredible.
The shadows last pretty long when applied with a primer. Since this palette has so much pigmentation, I do not need to foil the shadows. Do I still foil them sometimes? Yes because I like too, but it’s not needed. Overall, I was satisfied with the pigmentation and wear.
I was not a huge fan of the double-sided brush that came with the palette. The brushes may have been on different sides but they acted the same too. What I mean by this that one side was designed to pack shadows on and the other to blend. I found the denser side to be a bit too fluffy to pack on shadows but the blending side worked okay. To blend out my products, I prefer something has a bit of a different shape.
Overall, I enjoy this palette and I have been reaching for it quite a bit this summer. It totally helps give you the perfect sunset eye. Is this palette innovative? Not really, as much as I liked the shades and their formulas, you could find the same colors in a more affordable palette. If you are still on the fence about this palette check out this post on Make Erin Over. Some dupes for this are the new Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in Yes, Please. I would also go as far to say Kylie Cosmetics’ Burgundy palette is similar but that palette requires foiling.
What is your go-to summer eye look?