The 5th instalment to Urban Decay’s Naked collection is Naked Heat, a much anticipated palette that was released 28/06 (Australia) in Mecca stores. Like any beauty fanatic, I was excited and was 100% sure I’d purchase it – considering I didn’t buy the Smoky palette or Naked 2 knowing I wouldn’t obsess over those shades. However as soon as I saw Naked Heat, every single colour caught my eye. I’m a sucker for warm shades all year round.
Packaging & Price
I jumped onto Mecca on the release date and purchase Naked Heat for a whopping $83AUD. Yes, makeup is extremely expensive in Australia and we are reminded of that every day. I feel I would have been a lot happier buying the palette for $65, I’m not so sure why it costs so freaking much considering Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette features 18 shades at $70. Anyways, rant aside.
If you didn’t know already, Urban Decay is hit and miss with their Naked palette packaging. Naked had the velvety brown exterior which was sleek and felt compact, Naked 2 is a metal tin that closed well, Naked 3 was also a metal tin however the closing sometimes popped open, Naked Smoky was a hard plastic case with a magnetic closure. Naked Heat is a hard plastic that feels luxurious but not too heavy – I was impressed with this one. The packaging really screamed sexy, seductive and steamy which aligned really well with the name.
Colours & Swatches
Naked Heat features 12 shades with a mix of shimmers and mattes and all with a warm undertone. The palette has gorgeous oranges that are perfect for a day look and smoky purple shades that are great to glam up at nighttime. These shades were probably not as creamy and buttery as I thought it would be however each colour is beautifully pigmented.
The 12 shades from left to right:
- Ounce: a soft light beige with subtle shimmer
- Chaser: a light peachy brown shade with a matte finish
- Sauced: an orangey-brown shade with a matte finish
- Low Blow: a warm medium brown shade with a matte finish – great transition shade
- Lumbre: a pearl orangey-pink shade with a sheen finish
- He Devil: a warm terracotta shade with a matte finish
- Dirty Talk: a copper-brown shade with a slight sheen finish
- Scorched: a dark metallic reddish-brown shade
- Cayenne: a warm reddish-brown with a matte finish
- En Fuego: a reddish-plum shade with a matte finish
- Ashes: a brownish-purple shade with a matte finish
- Ember: a metallic purple/plum shade with a touch of brown
Naked Heat applies well as a whole – every colour is beautifully pigmented, some more creamier than others and some that last longer than others. The matte shades are a bit drier than previous collections however they are easily blendable with minimal fall out. I usually apply eyeshadows with no primer so in trialling this palette, I did not apply any primer to my eyes. Majority of the shadows lasted all day on my eyes with no creasing – however I will need to revisit this when the warmer season comes along. Overall, the application was good and I really love all the colours as they can be used throughout the year. This is probably my favourite palette – but only because I’m in a warm shadow phase! I really love the palette and only wished it was more affordable!
What did you guys think of the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette?