The Naked Heat Palette by Urban Decay - Review & Swatches

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Ashy. Stunning. Fallout Prone. Pigmented. These are just a few of 
the many varied words I've heard being used to describe this eyeshadow palette. And, the worst part is: there's no consensus. Is the smoking hot Naked Heat by Urban Decay a massive hit or a total fail? Well, I'm here to give you the most honest and raw review you'll find; let's put this product to the test today.

Price:
The Naked Heat retails for $54.00/£39.50, which is slightly more than your average eyeshadow palette, however, only by a tiny margin; I think we can let that slide, due to the fact that it also comes with a double ended brush. Each pan contains 1.3g of product, making a total of 15.6g of product within this 12 panned palette which, again, is pretty average in comparison to Urban Decay's close competitors so no real complaints there at all from me either. 

Packaging:
Being a real packaging "whore", this section was so important to me - I like things to look good in my collection and it's very safe to say that the Naked Heat didn't let me down in that respect. The palette has a magnetic closure and definitely some weight to it, giving it more of a luxe and bougie feel to it, which I love, along with the stunning grooves and careful lettering on the outside. I also enjoy the fact that the colours used for the packaging are very indicative of what's to come in the palette: there are some warm oranges and fiery reds that perfectly mirror what's inside. Coherence goals SHOOK.



Colour Spectrum:
So, finally delving into the actual palette, here we have 12 very warm, red based shades, making for a very HOT new release indeed. In reality, I do like the fact that Urban Decay have ventured out a bit more and created a palette with such a sweltering selection (the alliteration queen is BACK) as I do own a couple of the other Naked palettes and, apart from a few shades, they seem to have remained relatively cool with the choice of colours. And, plus, warm shades are very much my 'thing'; the moment I saw the different hues included in this palette, I had to have it. 

Now, normally I write my own shade descriptions based on what I can see from the palette, however, I, for once, very much agree with Urban Decay's word choices. Therefore, as I swatch, I'm going to be including each shade name and it's rightful description taken directly from Urban Decay's website. And - one more thing - just a quick reminder for those of you that are new here (welcome to the family, by the way!): all of my swatches are done from left to right of the palette using a clean finger and no eyeshadow primer in order to allow you to get a feel for the realistic amount of pigmentation provided. So, without further ado, let's get into it!



OUNCE (ivory shimmer)
CHASER (light nude matte)
SAUCED (soft terra-cotta matte)
LOW BLOW (brown matte)
LUMBRE (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift)
HE DEVIL (burnt red matte)




DIRTY TALK (metallic burnt red)
SCORCHED (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer)
CAYENNE (deep terra-cotta matte)
EN FUEGO (burgundy matte)
ASHES (deep reddish-brown matte)
EMBER (deep metallic copper-burgundy)


Right, where should we start? The ratio of mattes to shimmers here is fabulous, with a variety of different finishes and, of course, the shades are absolutely stunning. However, I, unfortunately, have two issues to raise here, one being the lack of base and transition shades and the other being the lack of originality within the hues.

In order to improve, Urban Decay really needed to widen the spectrum a bit more, not only to incorporate a few more transition shades that will actually show up on dark skin (of the few brownish shades here, none are darker than my crease) however also to add something different to the game. Something we haven't seen before. That's why, if you already own palettes such as the Modern Renaissance by Anastasia Beverly Hills, then the lack of interesting/new colours within the Heat means that there's absolutely zero point in splashing out on this. It would simply be a waste of your hard earned cash which is, for sure, something to think about before pulling out your wallet.  


Quality and Performance:
Now, onto the part that, of course, matters the most - are the shadows themselves any good? Well, according to Urban Decay, the formula remained pretty much the same since their last Naked palette, however, I, personally, have noticed a few differences. Whether this be related to the age of my other Naked palettes or an actual change in the formula, these shadows seem a lot smoother and less chalky than previous ones I've tried. They're incredibly buttery and glide on smoothly and easily, however, a the two darker mattes ('En Fuego' and 'Ashes') are slightly stubborn when they first meet the lid - a small amount of pressure must be applied in order to get these to blend out to their full extent. The fallout on the eyes is, as far as I can see, fairly minimal and kick-up in the pan seems to be normal: there's always a little left after every swipe, like any normal shadow.  For best application and blending, I used my own crease and lid brushes, as I find the usual double ended Urban Decay brush provided to be rather satisfactory: the texture and the size of both parts just doesn't work for me.

Pigmentation wise, I'm very impressed (obviously not Juvia's Place impressed but...); the majority of the shadows pack a punch, even with just one swipe. The shimmers, of course, are very powerful (bar 'Lumbre', which I find to be rather lackluster for a glitter based colour) and can, as you know, be intensified even further if applied using a slightly damp brush. 

And last, but certainly not least, a little statement regarding the longevity of these shadows: I'm more than happy with their staying ability as, during a 12 hour (sometimes longer; life is hard...) day, I don't really notice any dramatic changes in my eye makeup. So, yes, if you are a working mother of two who also doubles up as a part time detective, this palette will keep you looking smoking, despite all of the drama.


Conclusion:
Overall, I know that, although there are some slight defects, the Naked Heat is a high quality palette that I will definitely get a lot of use out of, as it's suitable for daytime and nighttime looks, provides a decent amount of pigmentation, glides on beautifully and stays put for hours on end. Would I recommend it? Yes, of course, however, I do still stand by the statement I made some moments ago: if you have similar palettes that are also good quality, it's really not worth the purchase. But, if you are looking to venture into the frightening world of fiery crimson eyeshadows, this might be an ideal place to start. 

You can purchase the Naked Heat from Urban Decay, Sephora, Ulta and Debenhams.

Thank you so much for reading yet ANOTHER post here on the blog - I know you guys love a good review so I'm happy to be able to have brought that to the table today. 

Have you bought the Naked Heat palette? If not, would you? If so, what are your thoughts on it?

Let me know in the comments section below, along with any other contributions/suggestions/feedback you'd like to give me - I love hearing from you so don't hesitate to leave a little something on your way out. If you enjoyed this post, please follow/subscribe to be notified of new and juicy content. (Spoiler alert - skincare special coming up soon!)

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x 

80 comments:

  1. Amazing post, darling, So lovely and interesting palette! Like these colors! Love them! Great review dear, like it. So nice photos.

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    1. Thanks very much sweetheart! xx Yes, the colours are very stunning! So glad you like the photography too! Of course, you know I always keep up with your posts! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  2. i love the pictures marina and its such a pretty palette! i saw this on instagram a few days ago and i think i might get it. It's so gorgeous! great post!
    Ell xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Ellie! Oh yes, the Naked Heat has been ALL over instagram for such a long time now - if you want it and you haven't got any shades like it, go for it! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  3. Totally loving this post! Thank you for swatching the eyeshawdows, I have been meaning to see what they look like before I buy it.

    Samara // themarshallwardrobe.blogspot.com

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    1. Much appreciated Samara, so glad I could help you with my swatches and give you a feel for what the shades are like! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  4. I love that they are including more mattes in their Naked range! :) Definitely a beautiful palette, and perfect for fall

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    1. Thanks very much for reading Katie! xx Yes, I totally agree it's a fab concept! And YES - those fall shades are coming THROUGH! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  5. I want to try this palette so badly! This was such a detailed post! Thank you! x


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    1. You're so welcome - I'm glad I really went into detail now! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  6. The Naked Heat palette is number one on my birthday wish list, I can't wait to get it and start experimenting!

    Sara - Flemingo

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    1. Awe, well if you receive this for your birthday, you'll most likely be very happy! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  7. I love the shades however I do own Modern Renaissance. I really don't need any new palettes at the moment, but love your honest review!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. Thanks very much for reading Di! xx Of course, as I said, if you own Modern Renaissance, I don't personally think it's worth it - there are some stunning and more original shades in there! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  8. Thank you for such an honest review! I have heard so much about this but I didn't really know what to think overall. The shades look stunning! and I love the packaging! I will have to swatch this next time I see it in store xx Brynn

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    1. Thank you so much for the read and comment Brynn! xx Yes, it was difficult even for me to decide whether to buy this or not because of all of the mixed reviews so I'm glad I was able to clarify some things for you! Yes the packaging is EVERYTHING and it's so worth swatching when you're in store xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  9. I heard there are different Versions out there, some from the first release with issues adn some from a later one that was more pleasing. That may explain the different opinions.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. That could definitely be the case: I bought this one over 2 months ago now but I still reckon it may have been second release. In any case, I find the formula to be rather impressive for Urban Decay, Anne! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. Thanks a lot :D

    I really love terracota shades. so powerfull!

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    1. You're very welcome, so glad you liked it! OMG me too - my favourite shades! xx
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      Marina Rosie xx

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  11. I have never tried this brand but I have to say I am super impressed with packaging and colours. They look amazing and really pop. I love that. Thanks for the great review. xoxo Cris
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    1. Thanks so much Cris! x The packaging and colours really are powerful, aren't they? That's what initially sold it to me! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  12. Best palette for this season!!! Love it <3

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    1. Fall ready! xx Thanks for reading gorgeous! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  13. I love this palette so much, so I'm gutted it didn't work well for you! It is great for this time of year, and Summer, so at least it's versatile in that aspect haha! I love your review xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Thanks so much for reading Han; glad you loved the review! xx In all, I do enjoy using it, as I'm quite happy with the formula, but there are definitely still a few tweaks that Urban Decay need to make! x And, 100%, you're right - I'll be using it a lot this Autumn, I can tell you that! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  14. Yes I definitely agree about there needing to be something more original! I have the modern renaissance palette so to me it just doesn't seem worth it even though the shades are gorgeous!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. So glad you agree with me Sofia! xx Yes, the shades are of course STUNNING, but they definitely needed to jazz it up a little with some more original hues to make it worth buying despite already owning something similar. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  15. Best palette, Just Love It .. Thanks for sharing with us ..

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    1. No problem! SO glad you enjoyed it! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  16. one of the palettes I've been iffy about but I think its a good investment.

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    1. You're right to be iffy about it Poorna - it took me a while to decide whether to get it or not as well! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  17. Wow, how beautiful shadows!
    Great post, dear!
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    1. Thanks very much hun! x They are very pretty yes! xx Of course, heading over to your blog now! Have a fab day! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  18. I think this might just be their best so far, in terms of packaging. Those are lovely colors as well, truly in line with fall. Great review.:)

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    1. I agree - despite the faults, I'm much more impressed by this one than the others, especially since I find the texture to be a lot less chalky. Very fallish, you're right! xxx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  19. This sounds like a good investment.

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    1. If you don't have a similar palette then yes! It is! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  20. Well let's try this again! This is a great review. Very detailed. Thanks for putting the shades on your arm it really gives you the best sense of the true color !

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    1. Haha! Thanks so much! xx Yes, I hate it when you can't see the true colour pay off! x So glad you enjoyed!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  21. hey dear you have a great blog! i love it! do you want follow each other? tell me on my blog!
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    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate it! xx Of course! x
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      Marina Rosie xx

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the post, that's so lovely of you! xx You definitely should if you don't have something similar Stacey! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  23. Lovely review Marina! I've heard nothing but good reviews on this palette, and goodness the gorgeous shades get me every time! I would totally buy this, but I don't wear makeup that often so this palette wouldn't get the love it deserves.

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    1. Thanks so much for reading, my love! xx Yes, there are a lot of positive reviews on this palette but there has been some negative, and I can see why - there are a couple of faults. But for me, I'm a stickler for some warm, good quality shadows so this ended up being fairly positive Jenny! x And yes, you don't need to wear makeup often - you skin is FLAWLESS. xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  24. This palette is gorgeous! Those shades are all so vibrant and beautiful, especially during autumn.

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    1. It is rather stunning, I must say! xx And yes - for Autumn, it's a fabulous pick Kasie! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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    1. Thank you very much! I definitely will! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  26. I must be the only one that doesn't own this palette, I don't have similar ones in my collection and this one would be a great addition!! Thanks for being honest and I hope you will be able to enjoy it and create some beautiful looks with it! x

    Yiota
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    1. Haha Yiota, that's what it felt like before I bought it! xx Yes, if you don't own similar ones it's an amazing purchase! xx You're so welcome - I'm definitely going to get a lot of use out of it! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  27. Very interesting palette..Lovely review! Wonderful post dear!
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    1. Thank you so much Jo - psyched that you enjoyed it! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  28. Good review! I always hear good things about these pallets but have never tried them. There were so many good colors in this one tho, I'll have to do some swatches at Sephora!

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    1. Thanks so much Lauren! xx Haha, you've got to at least give these a swatch, yes! x
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      Marina Rosie xx

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  29. Thank you for such a descriptive review, I like the colours of this palette but after your review - I'll probably stick to my first choice ABH palette :)

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    1. Awe that's my pleasure - so glad you enjoyed it! xx Yes, best do that - ABH does some absolutely stunning palettes, close to perfect - this one still has a few flaws! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  30. I love it! Have a great day doll!

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    1. Thanks very much, you too! xx Of course I will! x
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  31. I would love to get this palette. Loved the shades, perfect for fall.

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    1. Definitely worth it for the shades and shadow consistency if you don't have something similar! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  32. I do have a NAKED palette but hardly use it since I have other neutrals. I love the colours in this one though, wow. "Coherence goals shook," haha. Love that! <3 /Madison
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    1. Yes, when you have others, it makes it less tempting to pick it up each day - I would know of all people, considering I've got 30 time the exact same colour spectrum in my collection haha! x And YASSS - shook is how we rollleeeee! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  33. I really enjoyed this! I am not a make up person but have been considering grabbing a Naked palette. This may be just the one to start with!

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    1. Thanks so much Shea! Psyched that you enjoyed it! x Yes, if you're into the shades, this would definitely be a great place to start in terms of Urban Decay products! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  34. I think you have written a great review! It truly is something that has created so much debate! You totally captured me with your writing!
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    1. What a lovely comment to wake up to - thank you SO much Isabelle! x Of course, heading over to your blog now sweetheart! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  36. What a great in dept review! I was lucky enough to be part of the Urban Decay Naked Heat launch in Belgium and I haven't stopped using the palette since I got it. I love the first 5 shades in particular, those are the ones I've been digging into the most :)

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    1. Thanks so much Jolien! So glad you enjoyed the review! Ooh, you lucky thing - I hope you had a fabulous time! Yes, the first little part is stunning, I totally agree! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  37. I love your product though I haven't use these till now. I refer this product for my girlfriend.

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    1. You should definitely tell her about this palette if she's into tones like this! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  38. Girl you tempt me so much! I love the tone of the palette, perfect fall palette x

    Laura
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    1. Yasss Laura - my goal is definitely to put you into negatives on your bank account with all of the products I feature haha! x Yes, very fall like babe! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  39. Oh wow! Those shades are breathtaking...I need that palette right now!
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    1. Haha - so gorgeous for Autumn! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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      Marina Rosie xx

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