Hi my lovelies, hope that this week is treating you well. Today I have a very exciting review on the blog. It was kind of a “from me, to me” birthday / Christmas gift and I am head over heals in love. So lets just dive into this review : Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette.
Review : Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
If you are a serious makeup junkie like me, then you have at least one or two Naked palettes in your collection already. I was unfortunately the “victim” when I purchased two counterfeit naked palettes a while ago. I was still a newbie and did not know better, but now I do. So imagine the excitement when I received this “real macoy” palette.
Packaging : I absolutely adore the new feel to the palette, It stared with the smokey palette. I think I enjoy the sleek packaging more that the metal packaging. The lid has got a nice sized mirror on the inside and it closes magnetically. The words Urban Decay Naked Heat is embossed in gold on top of a 3D casing. It also comes with a dual ended brush, one side is a more precise point and the other is a more fluffier blending brush.
Shades : Oh my word! These shades are amazing and so pretty. There are 7 mattes and 5 shimmers. And that is the perfect balance for me, as I enjoy mattes much more than shimmers. Although there is one shade that is very close to a duo-chrome. Lumbre – its a copper shade with a gold shift, it can very easily be my favourite shade.
Taken from the Urban decay website :
OUNCE (ivory shimmer)
CHASER (light nude matte)
SAUCED (soft terra-cotta matte)
LOW BLOW (brown matte)
LUMBRE (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift)
HE DEVIL (burnt red matte)
DIRTY TALK (metallic burnt red)
SCORCHED (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer)
CAYENNE (deep terra-cotta matte)
EN FUEGO (burgundy matte)
ASHES (deep reddish-brown matte)
EMBER (deep metallic copper-burgundy)
Performance : These shadows blend really well, the mattes are a bit dusty, but that is only because they are extremely pigmented. This is easily solved by just tapping your brush and dusting off the excess. I find that the shimmers are almost foiled, even without adding a liquid agent. Now ALL of these shadows feel buttery, even the mattes. They are soft and easy to work with. When you first glance at the palette the shadows might look similar, but each and every one has its purpose. One can create multiple looks from this palette.
Longevity : Like I have said in so many precious posts – I have very oily lids and it make things a bit difficult. I have to prime and set before I can even look at eyeshadow, this is still the case with this palette but the shadows lasts extremely well. Even at the end of a long work day it still looks good. Its also very easy to touch up, bring some life back if you need your eye look to go from day to night. You know, a date night with hubby, or a night out with the girls!
Price and Availability : You can pick this up from the Urban Decay stand alone store in Menlyn Mall in Pretoria and at the V&A Water Front in Cape Town. If you do not live in either of these cities, do not fear! You can also shop online on the Foschini website, this is where I got mine from. The Naked palettes retail for R850 each. I feel that you get what you pay for.
Over All thoughts : I am definitely head over heels in love with this palette. It suite my skin tone and eye colour so well. Every shade is a winner and the quality is outstanding. This is definitely a splurge, but it is worth every penny. Every shadow is on point, pigmented, easy to work with. The colours flow well together and the packaging is so fitting. I love everything about this palette and recommend it to everyone and anyone who is looking to spoil themselves.
Have you tried or own any of the Naked Palettes? What is your thoughts on them and which one is your favourite?