Happy Tuesday!! Yesterday, I was SUPER excited to get home and find out Urban Decay had sent me their entire Naked Heat collection. I was about to order it for myself anyways, and so I’m stoked to finally have my hands on it so that I can swatch and review it for you! There a few people I saw that had mixed reviews on it, and as a lover of UD and all things Naked, I definitely knew I had to try it out for myself. So. Without further ado, let’s dive into this.
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I have all of the other palettes, so regardless of how everyone else felt about it, I was going to buy it anyways so that I could complete my collection. I have this weird thing about needing things to be complete. ANYWAYS. I love Urban Decay, and all my previous palettes, and really loved the warmth that this palette brings to the collection. I don’t have too many reds in my stash and this will most likely be my go-to look for fall (hello burgundy and burnt orange).
NOTE: I didn’t edit the lighting or coloring at all in these images. I only edited crispness for clarity. They were taken with my DSLR camera outside in natural sunlight (around 3pm).
I was VERY impressed with this palette. When I swatched it, the colors were creamy and pigmented and didn’t feel chalky. The shimmers in this palette are by far my favorite of any shimmers I own. They blend like a DREAM, and I barely had to pick up any product on my finger for it to have shocking color pay off.
A few of the mattes (ashes, en fuego, he devil) were a LITTLE bit hard to blend out. They switched sort of patchy on the skin, but on top of a base and with a brush they blended much easier, and the patchiness wasn’t as apparent on my eye. I will say that you do not need a ton of product on your brush to get a lot of pigment on your eye, so a little goes a LONG way.
Overall, I was super impressed with this palette. Not that I didn’t think I wouldn’t be, but I went in with an open mind. I still can’t get over the colors Dirty Talk and Scorched. My mind is going WILD thinking of all the possible looks I will be able to do with these colors.
These are going to be my go-tos for fall just like the shadows. There are 3 colors: 1 cream, and 2 metallized. The cream is called Fuel, and it is a warm, peachy nude. The next color is Scorched, a coppery metallic shade. The last color in the capsule collection is Head, a burnt red-orange color. I personally LOVE the metallic trend that is making a statement right now in the makeup world, it’s SO bold and beautiful.
These swatched REALLY beautifully. They are creamy, pigmented and they aren’t sticky at all. They don’t dry down because they aren’t matte formulas, so there is transfer (just like you’d expect). Heat is SUCH a stunning color with my green eyes and blonde hair. I love a good red, especially with warm orange undertones for fall. Scorched is BEAUTIFUL. I am SUCH a fan of copper shades because they bring out the green in my eyes. But copper honestly looks good with most eye colors. It’s almost a neutral because of the color family, but the metallized finish is unexpected and unique. Fuel just became my perfect nude. It’s got peachy undertones so it doesn’t wash me out, and it has JUST enough color that it doesn’t make me look sick either. Finding a good nude for pale skin is like finding a needle in a haystack so it’s safe to say I’m obsessed. I already knew I loved their Vice collection so I wasn’t surprised when I liked these just as much as their Vice lipstick in “Conspiracy”.
So I have several of these eye pencils, and I love them for my waterline because they are SO soft. They are almost more of a NYX jumbo eye pencil consistency rather than a regular non-mechanical eye pencil. Some people don’t like that, but I really love it. It’s easy to smoke out and since I don’t use them for my upper lash line, I think they’re perfect for my lower lash line.
These colors are beautiful. Like I said before, all these colors will be perfect for fall this year (fitting, as it IS their Fall 2017 collection). The first pencil is an orange color and it’s called “Torch”. It’s a pretty sienna color, with orange undertones. I will be using this in my waterline and smoking it out on my lower lash line. I have a bunch of neon eye palettes coming in soon, and so I think I’m going to pair a pretty light blue with this color for an awesome contrast. The second color is called “Alkaline” and is a beautiful deep plum. It’s so rich in color and it’s STUNNING on the skin.
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Ok, so all in all, I love this collection. I knew I would, based on the fact that I’ve purchased the previous 5 Naked palettes, several Vice lipsticks and the 24/7 Glide-On eye pencils. The formulas are really similar if not identical to the other colors in other collections, which is nice. If you like one you already have, there’s a good chance you’ll like these, too.
I will be using these a lot, and I plan on doing several tutorials with these products. If you have specific colors you want to see used, let me know in the comments below!!
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