Monday, July 3, 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review and Swatches

Urban Decay released this beautiful warm toned palette for Summer 2017 and it's so gorgeous!As soon as I saw the colors I knew I had to get my hands on this. This palette retails for $54.

I love the brushes that the naked palettes come with. This brush was no exception. It's soft and blends beautifully!

Ounce:  a light peach base nude with irridescent shimmer, was slightly translucent with a soft finish.
Chaser: neutral, light, tan with a satin finish. great color for transition or base color.
Sauced: a light tan with a matte finish.
Low Blow: neutral light to medium toned caramel brown with a matte finish.
Lumbre: soft, light coral pink  with a gold shift and shimmery finish. 
He Devil: warm terracotta with a matte finish.
Dirty Talk: warm, orange-red based copper with shimmer finish. 
Scorched: pink based copper with glitter and shimmer finish. 
Cayenne: warm midtone rustic brown with a matte finish.
En Fuego: midtone burgundy with matte finish.
Ashes: Chocolate brown with a plum undertone and a matte finish.
Ember: Cool toned, dark ashy brown with gold and pink shift and shimmer finish.

Overall, it was a hit and miss with this palette. I think the two eyeshadows that needed work and DEFINITELY needed a primer was Ashes and En Fuego. These two were the only ones that were very dry in texture. They were very blendable but as you can see in the photo above, they did not perform well with a brush and no primer. They needed a primer as well as being built up in color. However, they were still workable. That being said, I think Urban Decay really needs to step it up, seeing how so many other companies are producing well rounded palettes such as the Anastasia Beverly Hills palette which has no duds with any of the eyeshadows. In other words, I would have liked to see some more consistency in the mattes.
Another thing I noticed with this palette is how some of the shades are a little too similar to one another so it was a little difficult to get really contrasting eyelooks from this palette. I think UD could have skipped on Cayenne and had a true gold in here. Lumbre is STUNNING but since it has those copper undertones it doesn't contrast as much as a gold would. So in my opinion, Cayenne (even though it's gorgeous) should have been dropped as well Sauced (since it's similar to Low Blow) and add a light shimmering gold and a midtone neutral burnt mustard yellow instead to add some variation while still maintaining that "heat theme".
Other than those two issues, I still think this is a very beautiful palette and one I would still use and love because I simply love these kind of colors. The rest of the eyeshadows are all so creamy and smooth and beautifully pigmented. These colors are right on trend. I would say it's very comparable in terms of colors to the Morphe 35O if you interested a more affordable and better deal.

-good urban decay price value
-brush is very good
-travel friendly
-cruelty free

-not enough contrast between colors
-Ashes and En Fuego were uneven, dry and had to be worked up with

Thank you for stopping by!
Wicked Honey Bee