If there’s one thing that I just cannot resist, it’s a new Naked palette from Urban Decay. I can’t even pretend to have any willpower whenever there’s a new one coming out. Naked Heat is available from July 27th, and I was already counting down the days. Thankfully, Urban Decay had a flash pre-sale on Monday and I got my grubby little paws on one. It arrived today and I have basically spent the last few hours in warm-tone heaven playing with it.
I know, you’ve probably already read reviews on this palette, but there’s a video at the end – I’m nice like that!
The cardboard box that the palette comes in has had a little makeover, as it is now a drawer that you slide out, which I like. The palette itself is made from sturdy plastic and if those orange tones don’t make you feel Summery then you need to check yourself. I really like it and think Urban Decay have done well with the packaging of the palette. There’s a full size mirror too, as well as the double-ended brush. Urban Decay do include nice brushed in their palettes – they’re not the brushes I use every day, but other brands could learn a thing or two from them. Is it just me or does this brush seem fluffier than the usual ones included in the Naked palettes?
Naked Heat has 12 brand new shades in a mixture of mattes, shimmers and metallics, and if you like a warm palette, then look no further. I will say that I probably have similar shades to all of these in other palettes, but this is Urban Decay, and I love them and I do like having the shades all in one palette. That’s my justification for buying this.
The shadows are all nice and smooth and highly pigmented, and they do blend beautifully. There is fallout on some of the shades and some did seem a bit looser than I had expected. I don’t know if everyone’s palette is like this, or if Jim bashed it about in his DPD van a little bit. It’s not bad enough to put me off the palette though – not by a long shot.
One thing I did notice was that a couple of the shades (En Fuego and Ashes) were a little difficult to swatch but they applied as well as the other shades, so that’s really all that matters. It really is a beautiful palette and I’d say it is up to Urban Decay’s usual standards.
OUNCE – ivory shimmer
CHASER – light nude matte
SAUCED – soft terracotta matte
LOW BLOW – brown matte
LUMBRE – copper shimmer with gold pearl shift
HE DEVIL – burnt red matte
DIRTY TALK – metallic burnt red
SCORCHED – deep red metallic with gold micro shimmer
CAYENNE – deep terracotta matte
EN FUEGO – burgundy matte
ASHES – deep red / brown matte
EMBER – deep metallic copper / burgundy
Overall, I think that Urban Decay have done well with Naked Heat. I do wish they’d added a gold shade – in total agreement with MakeErinOver there. I do like the quality of the shadows, although I do think that the quality of Naked 2 and 3 is slightly better. I can see this getting a lot of use during Summer and into Autumn too.
Will you be buying Naked Heat when it is launched on July 27th?
Don’t forget to check out my video down below: