Saturday, 8 July 2017

urban decay naked heat pallet | swatch & review

Hello everyone! I hope you're all having a great summer but also staying cool out in this insane heat!

Speaking of heat, I have an extremely exciting blog post for you today, all about the gorgeous new Urban Decay Naked Heat eyeshadow pallet!! EEEEEEE!!

Sephora had an early release of this pallet for one day only, so I was lucky enough to get my hands on it before the official Canadian launch date, July 12th, in Sephora. (Urban Decay has already launched this pallet on their website since June 30th if you can't wait).

Let's take a dip into this stunner shall we?

Can you hear angels singing the hallelujah chorus because I can. I mean look at this thing! It's got the perfect amount of warm neutral matte and shimmer shades, literally the perfect go-to pallet! The packaging is the same sturdy plastic, just like our friend the Naked Smoky pallet, but the formulas of all of these shadows have been changed and improved by a million.

Onto the swatches shall we?
Ounce, a light ivory satin shade, great for a slight highlight, or in my case to blend out the edges of the eyeshadow. 
Chaser, which is a light nude matte shade, perfect for transition in the crease. 
Sauced, another matte crease colour, the perfect warm light brown. 
Low Blow, the most beautiful medium toned warm brown. 
Lumbre is a shimmery copper shade with rose gold undertones and a pearlescent gold shift, stunning for all over the eye! 
He Devil, the perfect matte burnt red, neutral enough to be used as a neutral, if that makes any sense. 
Dirty Talk is He Devil's metallic cousin, identical undertone just with a coppery gold shift, very similar to Lumbre without the rose gold. 
Scorched is a deeper version of Dirty Talk, deep red undertone with copper metallic shift and gold micro-glitter. 
Cayenne is the most gorgeous deep, matte terra cotta colour, and is the same base undertone as Scorched.
En Fuego is a perfect matte burgundy shade. 
Ashes is a deeper black cherry toned brown, also matte. 
And last but not least, Ember has a burgundy black undertone with a deep copper shimmery shift.

Here's my absolute favourite look that I created using the matte tones in this pallet! It's so blown out and warm and smoky, definitely will be a go-to look for me!

Here's a close up! So overall, the shadow formula has definitely improved by a long shot, not only are  all of the shadows extremely pigmented, they blend like an absolute dream, they aren't chalky at all which is a nice difference, and they all work so perfectly well together being in the same colour family. I like that UD created some shadows using the base of other shadows and adding shifts and glitters to it, making this pallet extremely effortless and user friendly.

I would definitely recommend this pallet as a beginners eyeshadow pallet if they're more comfortable wearing warmer shades, because it has absolutely every single warm shade you need, and then some. However, I am a little bit disappointed that Lumbre, Dirty Talk and Scorched are almost identical, and I would have liked to see a metallic berry-toned burgundy, maybe even a lighter shimmery champagne rose gold shade (I'm thinking something along the lines of L'Oreal Infallible Amber Rush eyeshadow?) or even a lighter peachy matte shade for the crease to have a couple of transition shade options! 

What do you think of this pallet? Would you like to see me create more looks with it? Maybe an entire Naked Heat series? Let me know in the comments down below!!

Joyfully Jordyn, xo