— July 26, 2017 —

URBAN DECAY Naked Heat Palette


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Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette (0.60 oz.) retails for $54 USD ($66 CAD) and is permanent. It is said to be "an eye shadow palette featuring 12 amber-hued neutrals." The palette released online back in June and around July 13th in-stores.

"Urban Decay’s Naked Heat features 12 all-new, amber-hued neutrals—including warm browns, burnt oranges, and rich siennas. The most shade-driven Naked palette Urban Decay has ever created, this palette takes Naked the next level. From a super-smooth red-brown matte and a glimmering copper to a deep, shifty bronze, this palette has everything you need to create sultry daytime looks, intensely smoky nighttime looks, and everything in between.
Each shade in Naked Heat features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, a proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, ultimate staying power, and blendability. With shades like these, you’ll want to blend the perfect sunset eye, and this formula makes it so easy to transition shades like a makeup pro. Whether you’re creating looks for the office, out on the town, or in-flight, Naked Heat has everything you need, including a full-size mirror and a double-ended brush. The blending brush end is perfect for seamless blending, while the detailed crease brush side helps you to get a precise application in the crease."
The packaging is a plastic compact that features a magnetic closure and opens to reveal a mirror, a dual-ended brush and twelve pans of shadow, each containing 0.05 oz. of product. The formula is soft, smooth, blends easily and has, for the most part, great color payoff with the exception of two shades—Ashes and En Fuego. These two have a drier, chalky texture that does take a little more effort to apply. I found they layered easier over other shadows from the palette than if they were being applied alone, but as usual, any eye shadow base will improve their hold. Also worth noting, I didn't experience any fall out with any of the shades in the Naked Heat Palette!


Ounce is a light beige with warm undertones and a pearl sheen. This shade applied and blended nicely despite having a slightly dusty texture. I didn't find it had enough shimmer, although it is a buildable shade, to provide that nice inner corner highlight pop that I usually aim to achieve, but it did work great on the lid and brow bone to lighten any look. If you're very fair toned, like myself, this will be one of those "basically skin tone" shadows once on the skin. Ounce lasted +8 hours before fading(4/5)


Chaser is a light, peachy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shadow had a smooth texture, nice pigmentation and blended out easily. Again, for fair skin tones, this is a great transition shade for any look you could possibly create with the palette. For medium skin tones, I can see it needing a bit of layering but it is a buildable shade. Chaser lasted +8 hours before fading(5/5)




Sauced is a medium, orange brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade had exceptional color payoff, a smooth texture that was easy to apply and blend. It's very similar to Low Blow in both performance and color, however I found it to be slightly lighter and a touch more orange toned. Sauced wore well for +8 hours before fading(5/5)


Low Blow is a medium, orange brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Again, similar to Sauced, this shade had great pigmentation, a great texture and blended out easily alone or with other shadows. Compared to Sauced, it's slightly darker and more brown toned overall.  Low Blow lasted +8 hours before fading(5/5)


Lumbre is a medium, coral red with orange shift, warm undertones and a pearl finish. This shade had decent color payoff when applied dry, it did take a bit of packing on with a flat brush to build up the color—as usual with frosted or metallic type shades, they apply much better when used wet or sprayed with a setting spray before applying. When used wet, it became much more pigmented, the sheen was stronger and the texture was smoother. Lumbre lasted +8 hours before fading(4/5)


He Devil is a medium-dark, red brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade had phenomenal color payoff and a very smooth texture. I really enjoyed using this shade in the crease—it didn't lose intensity when I blended the color out, but it wasn't so pigmented that it was hard or took extra effort to soften the edges. He Devil wore well for +9.5 hours before fading slightly(5/5)


Dirty Talk is a medium-dark, copper brown with hints of orange, warm undertones and a metallic finish. Unlike Lumbre, this shade didn't have that slight translucency or require much building of pigmentation when applied with a dry brush. It had a smooth texture and blended easily when used both ways, but had a stronger sheen when used wet. Dirty Talk lasted +8 hours before fading(5/5)


Scorched is a medium-dark, red copper brown with warm undertones and a metallic finish. I found the performance and color of this shade was very similar to Dirty Talk on the lid—when comparing the two side-by-side, this shade more red toned and slightly darker, almost a touch muted. Overall, it was a great performing shade both when used wet or dry. Scorched lasted +8 hours before fading(5/5)


Cayenne is a dark, muted terracotta brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade had a slightly thinner texture than Sauced and Low Blow which made it require a tiny bit of building for full-on pigmentation, but this made it easier to blend out and create soft, defused edges in the crease or on the lid. Cayenne wore well for +8 hours before fading(4/5)


En Fuego is a dark, muted red burgundy with warm undertones and a matte finish. This is definitely a shade that layers best over other shades to darken them and create depth. It can be worn alone, but it requires quite a bit of layering and blending until you reach an opacity that you're happy with. The texture was more firm in the pan compared to other matte shades in the palette and has a slightly chalky feel. En Fuego lasted +8 hours before fading(3/5)


Ashes is a dark, muted red plum brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Like En Fuego, the color layers easier over other shadows than it does if you were trying to apply it alone. The texture was definitely drier in comparison and it took a bit more building to get noticeably good pigmentation, even when layering to add darkness or depth. Ashes lasted +8 hours before fading(3/5)


Ember is a dark, plum bronze brown with warm undertones and a metallic finish. This was possibly the best performing shade in the entire palette—it had extremely good color payoff and a very smooth texture that blended out and layered incredibly easily. I didn't feel it was necessary to use this shadow wet as the sheen was already noticeable, but it did enhance it. Ember wore well for +9 hours before fading slightly(5/5)


Overall, in my opinion, this is the best performing Naked Palette yet—while I have bought most of the others from the line, I don't reach for them often because they can be troubling to use at times. I'm generally a big fan of burnt coppers and red tones, so this palette was right up my alley in terms of shades, so of course, if you're a fan of cooler tones or have troubles wearing these types of colors due to your natural features like eye, hair or skintone than Naked Heat may be a pass for you—it's all personal preference with this one.

I know a large majority of the makeup community was exhausted to see yet another Naked Palette and while I do agree that some palette trends have gone overboard on beating the poor horse, I honestly do like the Naked Heat Palette's quality and think it's definitely worth checking out if the warmer autumn, burnt theme interests you!

Available now from Sephora & Sephora Canada!


Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Ounce

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Ounce

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Chaser

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Chaser

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Sauced

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Sauced

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Low Blow

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Low Blow

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Lumbre

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Lumbre

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in He Devil

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in He Devil

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Dirty Talk

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Dirty Talk

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Scorched

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Scorched

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Cayenne

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Cayenne

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in En Fuego

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in En Fuego

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Ashes

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Ashes

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Ember

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow in Ember



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