This summer’s hottest new eyeshadow palette is hands down the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette.
Heat launched about two months ago & has been flying off the shelves. Straight from the source, this palette is available from Urban Decay.
However, I purchased mine in-store from Sephora (after swatching the shades on my arm + falling in love with them) and they are still available on their website for $54.
Both Urban Decay + Sephora offer free shipping with this palette.
What is it?
As the fourth installation into Urban Decay’s Naked eye shadow palette series, this one stands out from its predecessors. While the other three Naked palettes focused on neutrals, this one turns up the temp by featuring more amber & sienna shadows (warm neutrals). Overall, the theme of this naked palette is bolder + warmer than the previous ones.
Intended for creating warmer, intense, & more interesting / red-ish looks, it includes 12 shades (6 shimmer + 6 matte).
As usual, the palette includes a mirror and a double sided eye brush.
As someone who did not love the older palettes in the Naked collection, I did not have the highest of expectations for this one. I just never find myself reaching for the other Naked palettes.
However, I found these feisty warm-toned shades (esp. DIRTY TALK) much more to my taste.
As a true shimmer-girl at heart, these shimmers seal the deal for me. I love the range of shimmers from very light to pinky/red to dark.
- soft, creamy shadows
- all the warm neutrals you’ll ever need
- beautiful shimmer shades (my personal favs)
- good for smokey eyes
- DIRTY TALK IS A GORGEOUS SHADE
- decent pigmentation
- perfect for summer + transitioning into fall
- pricey ($54), but if you are a Sephora beauty insider you can earn extra points now!
- more lighter shades than I really need (between Ounce/ Chaser & Sauced/Low Blow I only truly need one of each). However, if you like lighter looks or just a variety of transition shades to build up the look then it isn’t a con!
- As you can see in the swatches (below) I found the darker shades to be somewhat patchy and more difficult to blend than the other shades, but this is a common issue with darker eyeshadows
With all of that being said, this palette allows you to create light, summery, shimmery looks as well as more intense, smoky, looks that are perfect for transitioning into autumn.
What are your thoughts on the new Heat palette? Hit or miss? Wearable or not?
Which palettes are you loving at the moment? I always love to discover new products 🙂