Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette | Review

June 4, 2018

Within the past few months, I finally got around to playing with my Naked Heat palette (click HERE to see full swatches of the palette) and after having used it enough, I am finally confident enough to share my overall thoughts. It goes without saying that I am probably the last person to review the Naked Heat palette, but what can I say... better late than never! 

The Naked Heat follows the Naked, Naked 2, Naked 3, & Naked Smoky eyeshadow palettes (all of which I already own) and I think it just might be my absolute favourite so far. I live for warm toned neutrals, so I've been getting a lot of use out of these burnt orange & warm brown shadows. 

I am happy to report that the overall quality of the shadows seems to be consistent when compared to the other Naked palettes. I have had no problem with the pigmentation or blending of the eyeshadows any of the countless times I have used it, with fall-out being on the minimal side. There is a little "kick back" in the matte shadow pans when going in with my fluffier blending brushes, but it's really nothing to phone home about (this ain't no Subculture).

And of course, I apply the shimmers with a "wet brush", as I do with any other shimmer/metallic shadow, no matter the brand, because it just adds that extra bit of drama and shows the true potential of the shadow. Sure you can just use a dry brush or your finger to pack on Lumbre, Dirty Talk, Scorched, or Ember, but it would not really pack a punch on the lids (though great for a more natural look). Also worth noting, whenever I "wet" my brush to apply a shimmery shadow, I typically load my brush up with pigment FIRST, then I spritz my brush with a bit of setting spray or rose water (whatever I have handy) before applying it to my lids. A lot of people tend to dampen their brush first, then dive into an eyeshadow pan, but what tends to happen more times than not is the texture and overall quality of the eyeshadow can be ruined, as many shadows are not meant to be used wet & dry (this is not the case for EVERY eyeshadow), so if this has ever happened to you, try switching it up in the future and see how that goes.

But back to Naked Heat. Overall, I have been loving this palette. Even though the general swatches may not have translated well (they looked mad ashy on most people's arms), the actual performance of the shadows on the lid has been consistent with Urban Decay's previous launches, leading me to believe this was no rushed/botched project. I am happy with my purchase and I actually think this may be the first palette I ever hit pan on (well not every single shade, but I might burn through a few).

Below you will find all the makeup deets related to my look, so just keep on scrolling if you're interested! :)


Primer: Laura Mercier- Radiance
Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear- 3W2 Cashew
Setting Powder: Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Powder- 310 (Sun Beige)
Under-Eye Setting Powder: Sacha Buttercup Setting Powder
Concealer: L.A. Girl HD Pro Conceal- Pure Beige + Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define- C8
Contour: Maybelline FIT ME Shine-Free + Balance Foundation- 355 Coconut
Bronzer: L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Powder- C8
Blush: Milani Baked Powder Blush- 06 Belissimo Bronze
Highlight: Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder- Precious Petals
Brows: NYX Micro Brow Pencil- Black + NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder- Black/Gray
Setting Spray: Skindinavia Oil Control Makeup Finishing Spray (I usually forget to include setting spray, but this is my all time favourite, been using it for YEARSSS)


Primer: Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay- Naked Heat palette
In Crease & Outer Corner: Sauced, Low Blow, He Devil, Cayenne & En Fuego (applied in that order)
To "Cut" the Crease: L.A. Girl PRO Conceal- Pure Beige
 To Set Cut Crease: Ounce
On Lid: Lumbre & Dirty Talk (Dirty Talk used to diffuse Lumbre closer to outer corner)
Brow Bone + Inner Corner Highlight: Ounce
Lower Lash Line: Low Blow, Cayenne & En Fuego
Liquid Eyeliner: NYX Vivid Brights Liner- Fire
Pencil Eyeliner: Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal- 001 Black
Primer + Mascara: Loreal Voluminous Base & Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara


Lipstick: Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip- Reign
Gloss: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy- 120 Intense Spice

Be sure to let me know if you own the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette or if you've every tried it, and what your thoughts are on it! What are some of your favourite shadow combos? And feel free your share the looks you've created as well, I'd love to check them out.


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