UPDATE!! Sneaky launch today!! HERE. So, this is the palette that’s set the internet on fire in the past couple of days. The Urban Decay Naked Heat palette has really sparked a new interest in amber tones. They’re all new colours so not replicated in any other UD palettes. It’s interesting that Urban Decay say that ‘there’s neutral and there’s Naked’ which could possibly mean a whole new slew of Naked palettes if they’re stepping back from the concept of neutral.
I’ve seen some commentary across Instagram that the pigment isn’t up to scratch – my finding couldn’t be further from that. The pigment is off the scale and I haven’t found one single colour in the Heat palette that doesn’t live up to expectations. I tried a few of them live on Facebook – eek so the pigment performance was there for all to see and I was kind of waiting for one of them to underperform in the swatching, but no, that didn’t happen.
The shades are swatched with a sponge applicator with one swipe and not smoothed out in any way (assuming you use a brush you will get a smoother finish on the eye) and they are completely unfiltered taken in a non-sunny daylight situation. Above, from bottom to top are: Quince, Chaser, Sauced, Low Blow, Lumbre and He Devil.
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From bottom to top: Dirty Talk, Scorched, Cayenne, En Fuego, Ashes and Ember.
Initially, I thought this was a blue-eye palette because this sunset ombre shade selection is so flattering for blue/green eyes, but actually, on myself (brown eyes), I love En Fuego and Dirty Talk. It’s launching on 20th July for £39.50, initially on www.urbandecay.co.uk.
There are three limited edition Heat Lipsticks launching at the same time as the palette – also a couple of 24/7 Liners which I will review separately (they’re amazing!). The lipsticks are one cream formula (Fuel) and two metallized (Scorched and Heat) and will cost £15.50. To mark them as part of Heat, they’ve got rose gold/coppery lids.
In the swatch above, from bottom to top: Heat, Scorched and Fuel. So, what do you think? Scary or a must-have? I’m really pleased that it’s not more ‘safe’ neutrals – I like the fact that the colours are challenging and interesting and actually more vibrant on the skin than they are in the palette. If I can get on board with a deep matte red in En Fuego and the shimmering orange of Dirty Talk, I think anyone can!
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