REVIEW | Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Hellooo, everyone! I hope you’re all fine and dandy. Sorry for the delay in posts, things have a been a bit hectic lately! I might actually do a life update post at some point because there’s been that much going on, my head has been all over the place! Please let me know in the comments if that’s something you’d like to read! For today though, I thought I’d share my thoughts on Urban Decay’s latest palette, Naked Heat. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have definitely seen this gorgeous, smoking-hot palette popping up on your social media feeds over the past few months. So what’s it like?

This palette, although named and inspired by Heat, is absolutely gorgeous for summer and Autumn! There’s some beautiful burnt oranges and warm rustic shades that are just brilliant for the change in season. This is the most shade-specific palette Urban Decay have ever done, so there’s less variety and more of a definite, stricter colour story. Here’s the breakdown on the shades, from left to right:

Ounce | A light, pearly shade with a subtle shimmer. Great for the inner corner of eyes

Chaser | A warm, nude matte shade great for adding depth to the eyelid crease

Sauced | A matte terracotta pop of colour

Low Blow | A warm, matte brown 

Lumbre | One of my favourite shades, this is a shimmery copper with FLAWLESS staying power

He Devil | A burnt-red matte that’s great for adding drama

Dirty Talk | Very similar to He Devil, only with an added shimmery, metallic effect 

Scorched | Another personal fave, this is a pinky-red with little flecks of shimmery gold

Cayenne | A deeper, stronger version of Sauced

En Fuego | A matte maroon shade, great for transitioning from day to evening wear

Ashes | This is a gorgeous and unusual matte colour; sometimes it looks like a deep purple, then other times, it looks to be a dull reddish brown. It has subtle flecks of a warm, coppery sparkle dispersed throughout 

Ember | This is the PERFECT colour for creating a warm, smokey eye. It’s a shimmery burgundy shade with a strong copper gleam and it’s utter heaven

This palette is absolutely stunning; the colours are gorgeous and have been made with UD’s trademark velvety soft formula. The colours are all brilliantly long lasting and incredibly blendable. My only criticisms would be that as it’s their most specific colour palette, it’s not as versatile as the other palettes in the Naked family. Although it’s beautifully adaptable in regards to the time of day and seasons – it creates cracking summer and autumn looks! It’s just not one of those all-rounder palettes that you could take away with you on its own. I’ve found myself wanting a few more lighter transition shades, so have been mixing this palette with some of the others in my collection. Another thing I was a little disappointed with was the double ended brush supplied with the palette. In all the other Naked palettes, the brushes are phenomenal; one side is a flat precision-style applicator and the other is a fluffy blender. With Naked Heat, the application side is much larger and fluffier and I find it a lot harder to create accurate detail. The blending side is still brilliant, but I wish they’d stuck to their old formula with this. 

All in all, this palette is pretty spectacular. The shades are show-stoppers and are capable of creating some truly magical combinations for those warm summer nights and crisp Autumn evenings. It’s got a strong colour scheme that’ll suit all skin tones and the warmth of the shades is most definitely needed at this point in the year! I would definitely recommend it.

Have any of you treated yourselves to Naked Heat? If so, please let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Thanks for reading, chums. 

Much love,

Jess XO


  1. October 3, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Nice review. I totally agree with you. Colors are beautiful but it is not as versatile as the other Naked palettes. Some of the shades are too similar and blend together. I really like it anyway though, and perfect for the season ?

    • October 3, 2017 / 7:13 pm

      Yesyes that’s exactly what I thought! It is great to use with other palettes, I just wish they’d put some more golds and lighter warm colours in there. It’s still a gorgeous palette though ?

  2. October 5, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    I have been loving this palette recently, the colours are so gorgeous and the formula is amazing! I totally agree about some of the shades being too similar, I think that’s one of the downsides of this palette, despite this it’s truly great. X

    • October 5, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Absolutley, you’re so right! It’s a gorgeous palette, but just not very versatile; you’re going to get a specific look when using it. Still another winner from UD though x

      • October 5, 2017 / 9:46 pm

        I couldn’t agree more, they did so well with this palette if only it had more variety!Xx

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