Urban Decay – Naked Heat: Review & Swatches

I realise that there are probably 389521746 reviews of this palette already, but would I even be a blogger if I didn’t post about it?

Ever since it was released back in the summer I’d been lusting after the Naked Heat eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay. Even though I have palettes 1, 2, and 3, I couldn’t justify spending nearly £40 on this one, and after entering about a thousand twitter giveaways I finally managed to get my little paws on one.

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Isn’t it beeaauuuutiful!? Every shade is so buttery and gorgeous and they work so well together, meaning there are so many different looks you can create with every combination imaginable. I actually like that most of the shades are matte, but the shimmer shades they did include are stunning and completely spot on. There’s a great ratio of crease shades to lid shades and blending shades, too. I feel like this palette would be perfect for your summer holiday somewhere hot and exotic, or for autumn in the country.

I also really love the packaging, it feels really sturdy and I much prefer the magnetic close instead of the clasp. The brush included is a double ended blending/detail crease brush, although I tend to use a smaller brush to actually apply the eyeshadow with because I have a tendency to be a bit cack. The outer packaging is supposed to be the view of the sunset through blinds, which is giving me all the holiday feels.

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Here are the descriptions of the shades from the Urban Decay website:

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)

Here are my swatches. These photos were taken near window but also under artificial light, so you should get an idea as to what the shades will be like in either lighting.

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Here are some looks I’ve done using the Heat palette. My left eye tends to be more photogenic than my right eye, so if you notice that I tend to go left, that’s why.

This look is using all the matte shades: Chaser, Sauced, Low Blow, He Devil, Cayenne, En Fuego, and Ashes.

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Now, here’s the look I did using all the shimmer colours: Ounce, Lumbre, Dirty Talk, Scorched, and Ember.

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My favourite shades tend to vary depending on what mood I’m in, but I’m loving Lumbre, Dirty Talk, and Scorched at the moment!

What are you making of the Heat palette?

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