Urban Decay holds the number one place in my heart in terms of larger sized eyeshadow palettes. They always have, even before my blogging days. They stand out to me not just because of the packaging (YOU ALL KNOW how I love me some packaging) but because of the fantastic quality of product as well as wearability. Though some palettes are brighter (hello, Electric) I am still able to wear frequently and get consistent high-end performance out of all of them. But, just when you think you have a number one fave of them all…. just when you think they can’t top themselves…. Naked Heat comes along.
what is it
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette ($54.00 // Sephora). Naked Heat boasts 12 amber-hued neutrals – saturated mattes and shimmers to create beautiful day-time looks as well as sultry night-time looks. This palette is said to flatter ALL skin-tones.
The outer packaging is completely stunning with the rose gold, copper and amber ombre colors molding together to look almost 3D. Inside the palette you’ll also find a full-sized mirror and a double-sided eyeshadow brush for blending and applying lid shades.
Before this palette arrived from PR I played around with it at Sephora and was blown away by the pigment in the dry swatches. Each shade is so nicely saturated with color and it applies like a dream, even the matte shades. This was the only eyeshadow palette that I took with me on my recent vacation to Ocean City and I was able to create both dramatic and subtle looks. It’s nice because the palette has the right type of shades to do entire looks with and also take your look easily from day-to-night.
As is usual with Urban Decay Eyeshadows my looks lasted all day long without fading or creasing when worn over Urban Decay Primer Potion. While this palette was released in the Summer I feel like I’ll get even more use out of it in the fall where these saturated, amber-red hues will really shine.
Below Urban Decay Naked Heat is swatched with a finger, dry and on bare skin (no primers):
Ounce (ivory shimmer), Chaser (light nude matte), Sauced (soft terra-cotta 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 terra-cotta matte), En Fuego (burgundy matte), Ashes (deep reddish-brown matte), Ember (deep metallic copper-burgundy).
tips from UD
Mist your brush with a product such as All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray before applying metallic and shimmer shades to minimize fallout and maximize color payoff. Wet your brush to apply matte shades as a liner.
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20.00 // Sephora). Two shades are released within the Naked Heat collection in Alkaline (deep wine) and Torch (sienna). Neither color is what I would consider a “naked” neutral but they’re definitely borderline wearable, particularly Alkaline, and pair up really well with the eyeshadow palette and lipsticks. These each applied evenly with good pigment to my upper and lower lash-line area. There was fading in the waterline (as usual) but by the end of the day a bit was left and the color didn’t migrate down my face.
tips from UD
Apply the 24/7 Eye Pencil shades on your lid as a base, then layer a similar shade from Naked Heat on top for added drama. Create a smoky effect by smudging 24/7 Eye Pencil on your lower lash line or smudged on your lid as a not-so-typical smoky liner.
Vice Lipstick ($17.00 // Sephora). Three shades are released within the Naked Heat collection in Fuel (warm peachy nude, cream), Scorched (metallic copper, metallized) and Heat (burnt red w/ gold pearl, metallized). This trio is described as a “capsule collection” and all are limited edition in color and packaging.
The shape of the packaging is still cylinder but the metal is copper at the cap and gold at the base. Totally beautiful and screams Summer.
While the shades are very different in color and are in two different formulas I found that they performed consistently well across the board. Fuel is obviously the most wearable (and also my favorite) but it was nicely pigmented and comfortable. Scorched and Heat are metallized so I didn’t anticipate the formula applying as pigmented and even as it did for both. Wear time lasted around 3-4 hours on me without eating or drinking heavily.
tips from UD
Layer more than one shade of Vice Lipstick to create custom lip colors. Get a gradient effect by applying a deep shade to the outer area of your lip, then add a softer shade to the center. For extra long wear, pair the lipsticks with matching shades of 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil or Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil.
Have you picked up anything from Naked Heat? If you’re into warm shades you MUST get the palette!