Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review & Swatches

I think i’ve been pretty well behaved when it comes to spending recently. I have really reigned myself in and purposely shied away from the new product releases. That was until this beauty landed. When I seen it on social media ahead of the launch, I knew I wanted it. Then when I swatched a pre release version in store at Debenhams, I knew I needed it. With the new and improved, frugal Lynsey, I decided to take a step back and if I was still thinking about it a few days later, pick it up. Needless to say, it only took two more days before it was mine…

What’s the fuss I hear you ask? Well firstly, LOOK at it – it’s so ridiculously pretty. There have been several Naked palettes released over the years, but this one is my new favourite.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review

The palette comes housed in sturdy plastic packaging (better than the velvet original Naked palette *shudders*) with a really good mirror and a just okay brush. It comes in at ยฃ39.50 which for the brand and the quality seems reasonable enough to me.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Nothing about this palette is “Naked”. The palette contains 12 warm toned eyeshadows that are on the red/orange end of the colour spectrum. There are a mixture of finishes – 7 matte shades and 5 shimmers. The pigmentation is intense and the colours themselves are on the whole, quite bold.ย This palette is not for those who are just getting into warm toned shadows or who want a nice neutral look.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review and Swatches

Let’s take a look at the shades:

Ounce – an ivory shimmer

Chaser – a light nude matte

Sauced – a soft terra-cotta matte

Low Blow – a brown matte

Lumbre – a copper shimmer with a gold pearl shift

Urban Decay Naked Heat Swatches

He Devil – a burnt red matte

Dirty Talk – a metallic burnt red

Scorched – a metallic deep red with a gold micro shimmer

Cayenne – a deep terra-cotta matte

En Fuego – a burgandy matte

Ashes – a deep reddish-brown matte

Ember – a deep metallic copper-burgundy

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Swatches 2

The texture of the shadows varies from shade to shade. I find that the mattes are all extremely smooth and buttery while some of the shimmers (namely Lumbre and Dirty Talk) are a little bit more course. That being said, the shadows are all extremely bendable and the shimmers give off an amazing metallic shine.

The formulation is as you would expect from Urban Decay – impeccable. There are a few shadows with a little bit of fall out in the pan but I haven’t found that problem with them on my eyes.

The only non-bold shades are the two lightest – Ounce and Chaser. The rest are intensely pigmented.ย My favourite shades are Low Blow, Scorched and He Devil. The warm toned shadows of this palette really bring out the blue in my eyes too which I love.

I’ve created a couple of simple looks with the palette so far and the longevity really impressed me. I went to bed with my make up on after my birthday party (bad Lynsey!) and the shadow was still visible the next morning!

The only thing that I think this palette is really missing is a really deep dark brown which could be used for lining or for adding real definition. I wouldn’t have turned down a lighter shimmer for the inner corner either, but it’s not as missed for me.

In all, I really like this palette and am so excited to try out some more dramatic eye looks with it.

Have you tried it yet? What are your thoughts?

Thanks for reading!

Lynsey xox

17 comments

  1. Great post. I also was trying to save for a wedding and a holiday ๐Ÿ˜‚ But had to buy it after a makeover at my latest counter. This post is just what I needed as I now have a better idea of what all the other colours look like. My favourite’s at the moment are ‘Lumbre’ and ‘He devil’. Please could you share a few looks with this palette? I look forward to reading more of your posts. I don’t normally read beauty posts as they are all usually the same thing, but your post was really interesting ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thank you so much! That really means a lot to read that somebody finds these posts interesting! ๐Ÿ˜˜
      The colours are stunning! Especially the shimmers!
      There will definitely be some looks popping up on my Instagram using this palette! X

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  2. You are all such enablers lol I’m still hmmm’ing and aaaa’ing about this because I know I really don’t need it but my heart really wants it lol I keep trying to put myself off by trying to convince myself it would clash with my hair, or I’m not good enough at eyeshadow yet or I would buy it use it for a week and then it would be put away for years >.<

    Love the swatches and your description of each shade as well as your recommendations and critiques ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I love this palette! I had a similar experience where I knew I wanted it based on the pictures and whatnot I saw online but then I swatched it myself and I just could not resist. I just couldn’t! It’s so good! The shimmers are so impressive. I’m glad you are enjoying it!!

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