I’ve been loving this palette for a while now so I thought it was about time I talked to you guys about it, especially seen as this palette is so perfect for the autumn/winter seasons. If you’ve been following me on Instagram you will have seen this featured quite a few times and how absolutely gorgeous it is!
First of all there is a lot of difference between this palette and the other Naked palettes in my opinion which first begins with the packaging. The outer packaging for this palette instead of being a regular box, the palette actually sits on a cardboard tray on the inside which slides out. The packaging for the Naked palettes is also usually quite basic but sleek, but this one is beautiful, striking and completely true to the nature of the Naked Heat. As always it comes with a double-sided blending brush too which isn’t the best but isn’t the worst either but I tend to not use it. It also has a really handy mirror inside too. The packaging of the palette overall is quite chunky compared to the others but it’s very sturdy and so I don’t mind that so much.
Just like all the other main palettes from the Naked range at Urban Decay, this one has 12 beautiful shades. The difference with this palette though is that it has a wider range of matte shades rather than being mostly shimmers which I love. It has some very neutral matte shades, burnt oranges, reds, gorgeous dark purples, a dark brown and a couple of extra shimmers for good measure. Everything you need for some beautiful autumnal eye looks. They blend really nicely too making it a really easy palette to work with.
I actually think that compared to the other palettes too, these shades are even more pigmented than usual. Of course they last all day on the lid as well (with an eyeshadow primer) although there are just a couple of shades slightly less pigmented but still good enough just take a little extra work, nothing drastic in my opinion.
I would say that the palette is a very warm toned and the shades are very much on the red side of the spectrum so if that isn’t your thing then I would steer very clear of this one. I’ve also heard a lot of people saying they think the palette is missing a nice gold shimmery shade and I guess I do agree a little but at the same time I’m kind of glad there isn’t one. For me I always end up reaching for a gold shade to complete my look with a little shimmer, but this palette has stopped me from doing that which means I’ve actually created some different looks. Overall I’m just loving the fiery looks you can create with this palette but also the very natural matte looks for everyday too. I would say that a lot of looks can end up looking quite similar due to a lot of the shades being very red toned but I still think they look gorgeous and it just takes some getting used to playing around with.
Urban Decay is definitely one of my favourite brands for eyeshadow palettes and at £39.50 I think they’re definitely worth the money but not too expensive either. Especially when a lot of the time you can get discount on Feel Unique or use student discount in House of Fraser online or in-store (I’m a sucker for a good discount code). I was actually super lucky enough to get this palette as a gift from my boyfriend but he was also able to use his Meadowhall discount in the Urban Decay store too which was fab.
Are any of you dreaming of this palette or already loving it like me?