Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review

I can't remember when last I was so excited by an eyeshadow palette launch as much as I was for the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. It was launched last year and it went straight into my wish list. I popped into Debenhams to swatch it and I was completely sold. I was waiting for any store to offer a 10% discount so I could save a few pennies from my purchase. It never happened because it was always excluded from discounts and the stores that offered discounts had sold out. I just really wanted it and purchased it from the Urban Decay store in Kings Cross Station (which is fabulous by the way) and I have no regrets at all. I have to say this is definitely my favourite Naked palette from Urban Decay. I used it a lot last year when I got it and I am still using it at least 3 times a week. I have already made some slight dents in some of the eyeshadows and that's why I am so glad I take photos before using my products. 

Brief Description
Urban Decay describes the Naked Heat Palette as a warm eyeshadow palette that has all the shades needed to create sultry day time looks, intense smoky looks and everything in-between. I totally agree with this description and more. It is that warm toned eyeshadow palette that even cool toned and neutral toned eyeshadow lovers will adore because you can create so many looks from this palette. I lean towards warm toned eyeshadow palettes and this is one of the few eyeshadow palettes that I love and have some use for every single shade in it.

Packaging
I have always loved all the Urban Decay Naked palette packaging except for the Naked 1 which has a velvet/felt lining packaging (not the best in my opinion). I completely wish Urban Decay will change the packaging of Naked 1 because I will purchase it in a heartbeat. The Naked Heat Palette has a gorgeous sturdy plastic packaging complete with a brush. It is such great quality and it looks absolutely gorgeous. It is slightly heavy but I have traveled with it quite a few times and it's been fine. It has not been messy and the eyeshadows are well protected in the casing. It comes with a dual ended eyeshadow brush which I use a few times but I like to stick to my holy grail eyeshadow brushes. 

Shades in the Palette
There are a total of 12 eyeshadows within the palette and I love that they have names on them. The inscriptions have not rubbed off from the palette which I am happy about. The eyeshadows within the palette go from a gradient of light shades to darker shades. There is a mix of matte, shimmer and metallic shades within the palette and I absolutely love the combination. The eyeshadows include: Ounce (ivory shimmer), Chaser (light nude matte), Sauced (soft terracotta matte), Low Blow (brown matte), Lumbre (copper shimmer with gold pearl), He Devil (burnt red matte), Dirty Talk (metallic burntred), Scorched (metallic deep red with gold micro shimmer), Cayenne (deep terracotta matte), En Fuego (burgundy matte), Ashes (deep reddish brown matte) and Ember (deep metallic copper burgundy). I love the names of the shades and I think they suit with the eyeshadow shades so well.

I tend to use either Ounce or Chase as a brow highlighter and they really flatter my complexion. For everyday/work looks, I reach for Sauced and Low Blow in my crease. If I am going out or I want some extra dimension in my crease, I reach for He Devil, Cayenne, En Fuego and Ashes. For my lids, I adore Lumbre (a nice dent has already been made in this shade), Dirty Talk and Scorched. Ember and Ashes are perfect for smoky looks. The colours are so complementary and you can create a complete look with just this palette which is why it has remained my top eyeshadow palette from 2017 and till now.

Pigmentation/Longevity/Texture 
It's no secret that Urban Decay make great quality eyeshadows that have stood the test of time and they did not disappoint with the Naked Heat Palette. All the eyeshadows are intensely pigmented but (as expected), the shimmer and metallic eyeshadows stand out. They are just so gorgeous to use. I always an eyeshadow primer with every eyeshadow I own but I do think these eyeshadows will still last long with or without an eyeshadow primer. The texture of the eyeshadows are very buttery and soft to touch and apply. I particularly love that the way they swatch on my hands are the same way (and even better) when I apply them on my lids. I have experienced little fall out with the matte eyeshadows but it is very minimal compared to other matte eyeshadows I have tried. The best thing about the matte eyeshadows in this palette is that they don't feel chalky at all which is a huge plus for me.

Is it worth the splurge? Where to Buy? // Link //£39.50
I have to say a big YES to it being worth my coins. I will buy it allover again if I have to. I have been contemplating buying a backup because it's just one of those eyeshadow palettes I want to always have in my collection. I know there are so many warm toned eyeshadow palettes out there but this is one of the best I have tried.  The Naked Heat Palette can be purchased from the Urban Decay website (they offer free delivery and 10% discount to students). You can also purchase the palette from other retailers such as John Lewis, House of Fraser, Fabled, Debenhams, Selfridges, etc. If a website is offering any discount and/or free shipping. I will suggest purchasing from them.

Overall Thoughts
I don't think I have loved any eyeshadow palette as much as the Naked Heat Palette and I can't sing its praises enough. I still love my Naked 3 Palette but I have a special love for the Naked Heat Palette. Urban Decay recently launched a mini version of the Naked Heat Palette but if you wanted to try this palette out, I will definitely say go for the full size. You get better value with the full size. I hope you enjoyed this post. Have you tried the Naked Heat Palette?
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