Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review & Swatches

So I love the Urban Decay Naked series, I know they get a lot of internet heat on them about being over-hyped. But if I want a neutral look these are the first palettes I reach for, when they announced they were coming out with Urban Decay Naked Heat palette I knew I was going to get it. The palette costs $54 and includes 12 shadows just like all the other Naked Palettes with 0.05 oz for each shade.

Claims from Urban Decay

“If you thought Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes were hot before, brace yourself – because the newest iteration is next level. This is Naked Heat, UD’s most sweltering Naked Palette yet.

Give in to the heat of the moment with 12 can’t-live-without, amber-hued neutrals – including warm browns, burnt oranges and rich siennas. The most shade-driven Naked Palette UD has ever done, this palette takes Naked in a whole new direction. From a super-smooth red-brown matte and a glimmering copper to a deep, shifty bronze, this palette has everything you need to create sultry daytime looks, intensely smoky nighttime looks and everything in between.

These shades look insanely flattering on any skin tone, and talk about hot. En Fuego, a matte red, looks amazing in the crease or on the lid. Ember will be your new go-to shade for the perfect warm smoky eye. You won’t be able to get enough of Scorched, a metallic deep red with gold micro-shimmer, and Dirty Talk, a really beautiful metallic burnt red.

Every shade in Naked Heat features UD’s Pigment Infusion System, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability. Because with shades like these, you’ll want to blend the perfect sunset eye, and this formula makes it so easy to transition shades like a pro.

Whether you’re getting Naked in the office, at your significant other’s place or at 40,000 feet, Naked Heat has everything you need, including a full-size mirror and a double-ended brush. The Blending Brush is perfect for foolproof, seamless blending. Use the Detailed Crease Brush to get a precise application in the crease.”

Shades & Swatches

  • Ounce (ivory shimmer)
  • Chaser (light nude matte)
  • Sauced (soft terra-cotta matte)
  • Low Blow (brown matte)
  • Lumbre (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift)
  • He Devil (burnt red matte)
  • Dirty Talk (metallic burnt red)
  • Scorched (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer)
  • Cayenne (deep terra-cotta matte)
  • En Fuego (burgundy matte)
  • Ashes (deep reddish-brown matte)
  • Ember (deep metallic copper-burgundy)

Overall Thoughts

So what were my thoughts? I freaking love this palette. I would not call this palette “NAKED” by any means. These shadows are insanely pigmented and are my absolute favorite color tone to wear at any time of the year. Especially right now with my red hair.

These shades also last an insanely long time, those swatches were all one swipe in the pan then to my skin. And I didn’t have primer on my arm beforehand. When I was doing the swatches for this post and video, I was waiting for my hair to be ready to wash after touching up my hair color with oVertone. You can see the hair dye fail on my arm as well underneath Ounce. Not that it changes the swatches, hell no one applies eyeshadows without a primer, but some parts of the internet love to throw shade when people swatch with primers underneath the shadows. They also say that about finger swatches… but I actually apply some of my eyeshadows with my fingers so to me those are useful. I mainly do this when I’m not doing videos, but I’m debating on switching it up. Since it’s honestly how I apply my makeup.

Okay, mini rant/rumbling aside.

Here are a few looks I did when I was playing around with the palette. The first one was using the shades: chaser, sauced, lumbre, dirty talk, scorched, en fuego, and ashes. In my inner corner I used Stila magnificent metals glitter & glow liquid eye shadows in smoky storm and Lorac mod lip gloss in Red Rose. Look #2 was made using basically every matte shadow in the palette. The main ones being: chaser, sauced, he devil, and caynne. And the final look was created using basically every shadow in the palette with Milani metallic liquid lipstick.

I so need to get my eyebows done as they are so overgrown and just unshaped at this point. I so need to get my eyebows done as they are so overgrown and just unshaped at this point.

As i mentioned earlier, I freaking love this palette and the shadows inside of it. I’m probably going to use this palette in junction with the Lorac Beauty and the Beast palette, the Jean-Michel Basquiat palettes, and the ColourPop pressed eyeshadows they came out with for the summer. Review of those will be coming in the next couple of days since I realized I’ve never done a review on ColourPop eyeshadows. And I’m probably not going to get any other eyeshadows for the rest of the summer unless something really convinces me to try it. I’m still debating on the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette if I can get my hands on it that is. But otherwise I think I’m good for a long time with all these palettes. As well as with all the other eyeshadows that I currently have in my collection.

If you’ve tried the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette, what are your thoughts on it?


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