Naked Heat: First Impressions and Swatches

Naked Heat: First Impressions and Swatches

If you’re read my blog before or seen any of my tweets, then you’ll know that Urban Decay is one of my favourite brands and has been for many years. I even posted last year about what happened when I rediscovered the brand last year. I was lucky enough to find the Naked Heat palette waiting for me when I got home from work one day and may have squealed when I realised what I was opening.

You’d probably class me as a terrible beauty blogger because I don’t wear makeup every day but honestly, I just don’t have the time to deal with the ongoing issue that is my hair and pop on a full face too. However, this means that when I do wear makeup I want something that not only lasts all day but is good quality too and this is what I find Urban Decay offers to me. I have a dupe of the Naked 3 palette which I bought before buying Naked 3 and I have to admit it’s not been touched since I bought the real thing. The quality of the shadows is amazing, there’s a little fallout from the darker shades (I wouldn’t expect any different to be honest) and there’s a good mix of matte and shimmer shadows meaning I can create different looks depending on the occasion and my mood.

As this is a first impressions post I won’t be giving a full review of the palette – there’s just no way I can do a full review at this stage – but I will be giving a thorough overview of the shades in the palette as well as how I felt about them when I swatched them.

Swatches were done onto a clean arm with my index finger. Some of the lighter shades I topped up two to three times and the darker shades were done with one swipe. This is the first time I’ve done full swatches of a palette so please be kind.

naked heat swatches

Ounce – Ivory shimmer

Chaser – Light nude matte 

Sauced – Soft terracotta matte

Low Blow – Brown matte

Lumbre – Copper shimmer with gold pearl shift

He Devil – Burnt red matte

Dirty Talk – Metallic burnt red

Scorched – Mettalic deep red with gold micro-shimmer

Cayenne – Deep terracotta matte

En Fuego Burgundy matte

Ashes – Deep reddish-brown matte

Ember – Deep metallic copper-burgundy

All the shades in this palette are new which is fab news for any makeup lover but with such fair skin, I think a lot of the shades will be a problem unless I’m aiming for a very smoky/made up look. But, I’m keeping an open mind and I’m going to give them all a try at least once. Ounce and Chaser are really pale on me, so they’ll definitely be used as base colours for any looks with this palette. I wasn’t aware of much fallout from any of the shades but I have a feeling the darker shades (En Fuego, Ashes and Ember) will be the culprits from this palette.

What I’m in love with most with this palette is the design and casing of the palette itself and the box which mimics a match box but is much easier to keep the palette in than the box that came with my Naked 3. Unfortunately, life got in the way this week so I haven’t had the chance to attempt any looks with the palette yet, but when I do I’m going to save them all up for a full review post when life is more on my side.

What are your first impressions of the Naked Heat palette and will you be adding it to your collection?

Urban Decay Naked Heat is £39.50 and available from John Lewis and Feelunique.

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