Today is the day I’m reviewing the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette and bring you a makeup tutorial using it!
I already mentioned this palette on the post about my July favourites, but I thought it deserves its own post.
If you want to know my general thoughts about it right away…I love it! I believe I will be making some really cool makeup looks with it 🙂
I do have to say though, that I think some of the shades are very similar to the Sweet Peach Palette from Too Faced that I also own and love…for instance:
The shade “Low Blow” from the Heat Palette is exactly the same as the shade “Puree” from the Sweet Peach palette. The same thing with the “He Devil” from Heat and “Summer Yum” from Sweet Peach. Also, the “Ounce” shade from Heat is very similar to the shade “Bootycall” from the Naked Palette 2.
I don’t believe any of these palettes substitute each other (that’s why I own all of them), but I know a lot of people tend to buy palettes only to use one or two shadows, so definitely take this into consideration in case you’re thinking of buying it but you already own another palette that has the same or very similar shade.
This palette has seven matte shades and five shimmery shades. The matte ones can definitely be used as a transition colour, to give some depth to your eyes or even to do a Smokey eye. In my opinion, the best ones for transition are “Chaser”, “Sauced”, “Low Blow” and the “He Devil”, and the ones that would make an amazing smokey eye are the “Cayenne”, “En Fuego” and “Ashes”.
“Ounce” is a very light and shimmery shade and I love it to brighten under the brows and the inner corner of my eyes. The rest of the shimmery shades – “Lumbre”, “Dirty Talk”, “Scorched” and “Ember” are more night time or party time shades, I believe.
To be honest there isn’t one shade I don’t like or wouldn’t use. Also the quality of this palette is amazing, all of the shadows are super pigmented and very easy to blend. The only thing I don’t like (and I don’t like this in any of the Urban Decay Naked palettes) is the fall out. These shadows tend to fall out a lot and if you are not careful you will end up with shadow dust all over your cheeks.
The quality of the packaging is OK but I think Urban Decay could have been more creative with it, but that is the least important thing, I think.
I actually quite like the brush that comes with it, but it’s a bit too dense and not very appropriate for blending.
For this make up tutorial I did kind of a smokey eye, using the shades “He Devil”, “Ounce”, “Scorched” and “Ashes”. For the rest of the makeup I used this list of products:
Garnier smoothing perfecting primer
Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation
KIKO Skin Tone Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Transparent
Gosh Contour Palette
Collection Ultimate Bronze Glow
Gosh Eye Brow Pencil
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Urban Decay Comfort Matte Lipstick – Carnal
I hope you found this review useful and that you enjoy the tutorial 🙂