Urban Decay ‘Naked Heat’ Palette | Pretty to look at …. Annoying to use!

Anyone following me for longer than 5 minutes will realize I have a serious infatuation with warm-toned eyeshadows. I just find they suit me well whether it’s soft glam or full glam, I can go all out without my overall eye makeup looking heavy. Now today’s warm tone palette doesn’t get a stellar review from me. It’s hung out in my makeup collection for years but sometimes when you have a gigantic makeup collection a neglected product will fall into 2 categories; – neglected because you just have too much makeup or neglected because you have other products you like way more. This palette falls into the second category and I’ll be telling you why.

Let’s get started

Versatile? Day and night glam

For personally this palette is far too difficult to create daytime glam looks with, it more varies in the nighttime glam department.

Formula / Pigmentation / Longevity?

The formula is smooth and easy to blend, all the shades are pigmented and show up nicely on the lid. They wear nicely throughout the day but an eye primer will always guarantee better longevity.

Do the shades blend easily?

Yes. No issues with application and blending the shadows, even those fairly new to eye makeup won’t struggle with blending these out.

Shade range?

This is without a doubt a warm-tone palette going along the more burnt orange/amber tones. 7 of the shades are matte while 5 shades are shimmers. A good balance but the shimmer shades run on the deeper side and don’t give you a lot of options for eye looks. I prefer light-mid tone shimmers for all over the lid and deeper shimmers for the outer part of the lid. The shimmers in this palette except for the pearl shade are all quite dark and hence you can only create very dramatic eye looks. The mattes are versatile and pretty.

Packaging?

Long-sleek hard plastic palette, with a mirror on the inside – the packaging is super pretty and photogenic.

How much does it cost?

$83 AUD

Where to purchase it?

Mecca

Rating?

Pros:
  • Shadows are pigmented, easy to blend.
  • Anyone who loves warm tones will find shades they enjoy.
  • You can create very glam looks using this palette
  • A nice balance between mattes and shimmers
  • Palette is aesthetically appealing and comes with a mirror.
Cons:
  • The shimmers all run on the deeper side making it very difficult to create daytime / soft-glam eye looks.
  • The pans are a long rectangular shape – if you like applying shimmery shadows to the lid with your finger, this pan shape can make it awkward.
  • It’s very expensive for a non-versatile palette
Overall thoughts?

This palette has a lot of pros and wonderful things about it. For the entirety of it being in my collection, the one thing that doesn’t make me reach for it often is the fact the shimmers run quite deep. I prefer a variety of tones in my shimmers from light, medium and dark. The dark shimmers I like to apply on the outer portion of my eye. I also don’t like rectangular pan shapes (urban decay is literally the only palette in my collection that has this pan shape). I love warm tones but if a palette isn’t versatile enough I don’t reach for it often. So this doesn’t fall in the favorite category for me and will be an eventual declutter because it’s impossible to pan a product you don’t fully love or use with easy.

Would I recommend this to you / repurchase?

If you like dark shimmery shades all over the lid as well as being all about warm tones then this palette is for you. I’ve also had the cherry palette from urban decay which ended up being a makeup purchase regret. The honey palette definitely appeals to me more because the shimmers look more versatile BUT I won’t be purchasing that because I don’t like rectangular pan shapes AND I have a shocking amount of palettes which I all adore. So there’s no reason to buy that other palette! I wouldn’t recommend this one unless you tick the boxes of what I mentioned above.

And that wraps up this review! Have you guys tried this palette? What were your thoughts? Are Urban Decay palettes your vibe or do you find them overrated? Drop a comment and let’s chat. I hope you all have a great day and I’ll see you guys next time.

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12 Comments

  1. Beauty-Brat.com

    May 23, 2021 at 7:07 am

    Sorry to hear that you don’t like this palette. I have it and love it, I don’t find the shimmers to be too dark on me personally.

    Dirty Talk and Scorched work well with He Devil, Cayenne through the crease and into the outer corner. I love En Fuego and to add some depth.

    En Fuego and Ashes through the crease with Ember on the lid creates a gorgeous look, but it is better suited to a night out, unless you like a deep eye during the day. xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 29, 2021 at 2:11 am

      It’s not a terrible palette but with the amount I have, there are so many others I prefer and whenever i used this i noticed instantly why i didn’t reach for it enough. I can create nice looks with it but it’s just not one i reach for often enough

  2. Danielle Beautyblog

    May 23, 2021 at 10:29 am

    This looks pretty though I can see why you dont reach for it!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog 

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 29, 2021 at 2:12 am

      I know! It’s a shame but in my sea of palettes, the average ones stand out.

  3. Lenne Zulkiflly

    May 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    I have this palette and the Cherry palette at home and to be honest, this one I’m not reaching for a ton and I honestly don’t know why! It doesn’t speak to me anymore. I guess I’m over the warm orange eye looks.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 29, 2021 at 2:12 am

      Urban decay definitely started the trend for eye shadow palettes but there are far better ones out there. x

  4. Jennifer

    May 24, 2021 at 11:43 am

    This palette is so pretty!!

    Jennifer
    Curated By Jennifer

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 29, 2021 at 2:13 am

      So pretty to look at that’s what makes it so hard to declutter

  5. Naya

    May 30, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Thanks for such a thorough review, Bernadette! I have a mini version of this palette and quite like it. It has mostly mattes and one subtle pearlescent shade that works well for the day-time wear. I have to say, I do not wear it often anymore! But it used to be my go-to during travels xx

    Naya
    http://www.nayatilly.com

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 5, 2021 at 12:55 am

      I can see how the mini would be more useful but for a warm-tone lover I just never reach for this palette

  6. Siobhán

    May 30, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    I bought it and found I had warm toned palettes that I enjoyed more so I just gave it to a friend. For me, I just found the colours all blended into one! x

    Beautylymin

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 4, 2021 at 8:13 pm

      YES! The shades were a little too similar and there are that many insanely good warm palettes out there.

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