I had no idea that a package from Urban Decay was coming my way and was screeching so loud when I opened it to see the entire Naked Heat Collection in front of my eyes! I’ve been lusting after this eyeshadow palette for the past few weeks now ever since it launched, so finally owning it makes me incredibly happy. I feel extremely lucky and thankful!
I can’t get over how stunning the packaging is for this collection — the copper exterior on both the lipsticks and palette corresponds with the fire theme beautifully.
The collection includes three new Vice Lipsticks ($17.00 each for 3.4 g) in the shades Fuel (cream), Heat (metallized), and Scorched (metallized) to complement the warm amber-hued eyeshadows of the palette. Although these three colors come in two different finishes, they’re all consistently creamy, pigmented, and hydrating. The formula is simply to die for! These colors glide on smoothly and disperse a stunning color payoff that’s rich and vibrant. I couldn’t be more in love with these lipsticks.
I knew that Fuel would be my favorite out of the three from the promotional photos — it’s a perfect peachy nude shade that goes well with any makeup look.
The shade Heat is a fiery red with gorgeous copper and gold sparkles; the warm undertone of this color is inviting and would look beautiful on any skin tone.
The third shade, Scorched, is a unique metallic copper with an orange undertone; the glitters in this color doesn’t feel gritty and applies on seamlessly to give an effortless full color coverage.
There are also two new limited edition 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils ($20.00 each for 1.2 g) accompanying this hot collection — Torch (reddish brown) and Alkaline (deep wine). I don’t own any of Urban Decay’s eyeliners until these and it’s safe to say that I have been missing out! These eye pencils are so dreamy! They have an ultra soft texture that glides on effortlessly and smoothly without tugging on the eyes, and give a gorgeous rich pigmentation that’s intense and long lasting. Once the color sets after a few seconds, it becomes budge-proof, so they’re great for lining the water line or for detail work.
Finally, we have arrived at the Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette ($54.00 for 12 x 1.3 g), which consists of twelve all-new warm-toned neutrals with a light to dark color assortment in both matte and shimmer finishes. I’m a huge fan of warm shades and was immediately captivated by this palette.
I love that this palette contains more mattes than shimmers and think the colors are all very wearable. While these eye colors aren’t totally unique, they do perform beautifully (you can definitely find dupes for these shades from many other brands; on the other hand, this is the first time that UD has come out with this type of color scheme, so in a sense, these shades are quite different coming from the brand).
The eyeshadows are richly pigmented and work extremely well with one another to allow for an effortless application — they apply seamlessly and are super blend-able and build-able. I really enjoyed working with these eyeshadows and had no issues throughout the process; they’re very well-formulated and are easy to work with, so they’re super user-friendly regardless of makeup artistry level.
With that said, this palette is just a little shy of perfection for me because I wish that the brand included a yellow or an orange in the lineup — a lot of the shades have a red undertone to them, which can look redundant, so it would have been nice to see a little more variety.
This palette includes the shades:
- Ounce – shimmery ivory with a golden sheen
- Chaser – matte nude with a peachy undertone
- Sauced – matte lightened terracotta
- Low Blow – matte light brown with a warm undertone
- Lumbre – shimmery coral with a gold shift
- He Devil – matte burnt red
- Dirty Talk – deep coppery red with a metallic finish
- Scorched – metallic dark red with a brown undertone
- Cayenne – matte reddish brown
- En Fuego – matte burgundy
- Ashes – matte dark plum
- Ember – metallic coppery brown
My swatches were done without a primer and I did have to layer the matte colors in order to achieve vibrancy — the shimmer colors only required one swipe.
When I try out a new eyeshadow palette, I always like to incorporate as many colors as possible in my makeup look — using a mixture of shades will test the adhesion and blendability of the eyeshadows, as well as the overall quality of the formula. I’ve seen so many smokey eye looks using this palette, so I wanted to opt for an intense cut-crease instead. I ended up using five out of the twelve eyeshadows and honestly, I am so in love with these colors!
For this cut-crease makeup look, I used both eye pencils (Torch on the outer lid; Alkaline on the lower lash line) with colors from the eyeshadow palette.
I used the shades:
- Ashes – Crease / Lid / Lower Lash Line
- Cayenne – Crease / Lower Lash Line
- Low Blow – Crease / Lower Lash Line
- Lumbre – Lid
- Ounce – Brow Bone / Tear Duct
On my lips, I’m wearing the Fuel lipstick.
I hope you found this post helpful and thank you for reading!
(I was gifted these products from Urban Decay. The opinions are 100% my own.)