I recently got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette. A limited quantity went on sale Monday, June 12th. I ordered my palette bright and early. The palette’s sold out around 11am est.
As mentioned I ordered my palette Monday June 12th and received my package Thursday June 15th. I was so pumped!
This is my first ever Naked palette. I do not have the 1, 2, or 3. I came very close to purchasing the UD Naked 3 palette but I never pulled the trigger. I just couldn’t bring myself to pay $54 which is what each palette in the Naked series cost. I really do love the rosy shades of the Naked 3 palette so maybe one day I will double back and get that palette.
Moving on, as I’m sure anyone who’s been on YouTube within the past 2 weeks knows. The theme of this particular palette is heat. So the whole color scheme is burnt oranges, reds, and yellows. Urban Decay did an amazing job keeping with the theme throughout the packaging. On the bottom portion of the box that the palette came in are photos of matches showing different levels of burnt. How creative.
There are 12 shades that are arranged from lightest to darkest. All of the colors are very warm, perfect for deeper skin tones (with the exception of the first shade). The palette itself was much heavier than I expected. I’ve picked up and played with the other Naked palettes but this one feels the heaviest. The closure is magnetic not the usual snap closure.
In typical Urban Decay fashion, the palette includes a dual ended eye brush. I’ve seen beauty influencers on both sides of the fence. Some like it, some don’t. What I can honestly say is it is much better quality than most eye brushes that tend to come with eye shadow palettes.
Okay, enough with the packaging let’s get into some swatches. Please be aware that I did not dig into the colors. I went in with a light hand because the palette is new and I didn’t want to ruin the shadows with finger smudges. #petty
First 7 shades from lightest to darkest:
- Ounce (shimmer)
- Low Blow
- Lumbre (shimmer)
- He Devil
- Dirty Talk (metallic)
The first 7 shades felt amazing. Buttery soft. Even the shimmer shades.
The last 5 shades, again from lightest to darkest:
- Scorched (metallic)
- En Fuego
- Ember (metallic)
Of these 5 shades Scorched felt a bit stiff and En Fuego felt very rough which surprised me with it being a matte shade.
What sold me on this palette was Jackie Aina’s video. I was on the fence because I wasn’t sure how well the colors would show up on a woman of color. That is until I saw her video! LAWD! The colors showed beautifully against her brown skin which let me know I had nothing to worry about.
Even just swatching the colors, I do not regret spending $59 ($54 base price + tax). Browns and oranges are colors I tend to reach for so this is something I will definitely be using a lot. AH! I’m so excited.
Note: As mentioned earlier, this palette was released in limited quantity earlier this week. It is now officially sold out. But fear not! The official release date for the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette is July 10th online and July 13th in-stores.