New In Beauty: Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette - Review & Swatches

Thursday 17 August 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette - Review & Swatches
Urban Decay are bringing the heat this Summer, quite literally, with their brand new Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette. But is it worth the hype? Let's find out!

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette - Review & Swatches
Urban Decay's latest eyeshadow palette release was 'hotly' anticipated by many makeup junkies and the brand did some clever marketing to get the beauty world talking about it with a handful of pre-sale events. Being the newest addition to UD's much loved Naked range, the Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette was always going to cause a stir and I have to say that I was immediately drawn to it when I first saw it on Instagram. I'll always be a die-hard neutrals fan at heart, but I've been wanting to push myself outside of my comfort zone and try out some new shades for Summer, so this palette arrived at just the right time!

The packaging for the Naked Heat palette is on point as always with anything from Urban Decay, and I love the fun, almost retro-80s vibe on the lid, complete with embossed text that's super satisfying to run your fingers over. This palette contains 12 brand new shades and it's a sizzling mix of warm toned mattes and shimmers featuring an interesting spectrum of browns, reds, coppers, and bronzes. 

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette - Review & Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette - Review & Swatches
As expected, there's a large mirror in the reverse lid and the Naked Heat palette comes with a double-ended eyeshadow brush featuring a flat end for packing on shadow, and a fluffier end for blending it all out. I'm always impressed with the quality of the brushes from Urban Decay as they are by far the best that you can find in a palette like this. 

Here's a rundown of all 12 shades and how they perform on the peepers:-

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette - Review & Swatches
  • Ounce - Super pale, creamy white ivory shade with a touch of shimmer. Perfect to use as an inner corner highlight to make the eyes look wide awake, or as a subtle under-brow highlight. 
  • Chaser - A classic 'nude' / flesh-toned matte. I've been using this a lot all over the lids for those easy 'no makeup makeup' days when you want to look like you've made an effort, but really can't be bothered! 
  • Sauced - Light brown matte with a reddish undertone. Looks amazing in the crease alongside some neutral shades for a more defined, everyday look. 
  • Low Blow - A medium brown matte with a hint of yellow. Richly pigmented and great as a base for a warm smokey eye. 
  • Lumbre - Stunning metallic rose-gold with a duo-chrome finish. Adds a lot of warmth and the shimmer reflects beautifully when it's caught in sunlight.
  • He Devil - Burnt red matte. This one wasn't the easiest to work with as it's a little dry and you definitely needs a primer underneath to get the most out of this colour.
  • Dirty Talk - Bright metallic copper. Beautifully pigmented with a rich gold shimmer running through it. Blends like a dream! 
  • Scorched - A pink toned metallic copper, this is my favourite shade in the palette. It's quite similar to Dirty Talk but that extra pink in there makes it even more wearable for me. 
  • Cayenne - Warm chocolate matte. This is another great shade to use a base for a warm smokey eye and is a really versatile colour. 
  • En Fuego - Dark burgundy matte. A strong shade to use on its own, I've found it works better as a liner colour tucked into the lashline or as a crease shade for a dramatic smokey eye. 
  • Ashes - Dark aubergine brown matte - my least favourite colour as it's quite dry and doesn't blend as well as the other matte shades. 
  • Ember - A beautiful and very unusual deep metallic brown and copper duo-chrome shade. I don't have a colour like this in the whole of my eyeshadow collection and it's absolutely stunning used wet as a liner for the lower waterline!

Overall thoughts? 
Although there are one or two shades which either aren't my thing or don't blend as well as the rest, the vast majority of the shadows in the Naked Heat palette are typical of the richly pigmented and high-quality formulas that I've come to expect and love from a brand like Urban Decay. This warm toned colourway won't be for everyone, but if you're looking for a new high-end palette to play with this Summer, Naked Heat will provide a lot of creativity and fun, and it certainly does its job of helping me to break out of my neutral-loving comfort zone!

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette* retails for £39.50 and is available from various stockists including direct from

What do you think of the new Naked Heat Palette? Yay or nay?

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  1. I need to get my hand on this palette. Oh my god it look amazing!!!


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