Back in 2017 when Urban Decay launched their Naked Heat Palette, I thought it was gorgeous, but also thought to myself ‘I won’t get much use out of that’, which is baffling to me as warm toned shadows are my favourite.
As it happens, I was gifted this palette for Christmas 2019 and since then, it’s been one that I’ve reached for over and over again, I adore it. There are twelve shades that include light creams, mid-tone browns, red-toned brown and a bronze brown shade. There finishes of the shades are matte, metallic and shimmer.
‘Chased’ is the perfect shade to set my eye primer, should I wish to set it. It’s a lovely light cream shade with a matte finish. The colours ‘Sauced’ and ‘Low Blow’ have become two of my favourite transition shades.
They are THE perfect transition colours for me for a warm toned eye – I just adore them. They’re beautiful applied separately or mixed together, and even when applied separately and then blended, they don’t blend into one colour.
For an easy and quick look, I love applying the shade Cayenne’ all over my lids and blending it right up and into my crease and then adding some brown pencil liner along my top lash line and smudging it out. I also like to blend a little of Cayenne under my lower lashes, just add mascara and you’re good to go.
Lumbre, Dirty Talk and Scorched are lovely on the lids with Sauced and / or Low Blow in the crease. I do find I need to spritz my brush with setting spray or something to really make these pop on my eyes. They are sparkly without wetting my brush, but wetting my brush just adds a little something extra to them.
The shades ‘He Devil’, ‘Cayenne’ and ‘En Fuego’ are great for adding some depth to any eye look and I love that they have a red undertone to them. ‘Ember’ is a gorgeous metallic bronze-brown shade that is fabulous for a smokey brown look with a touch of bronze to it.
As with all Urban Decay eyeshadows (in my experience at least) these are very pigmented and a light hand is needed. There is some kickback in the pan when you dip your brush in, and there is minimal fall-out when you apply the metallics and shimmers, even if you have tapped off the excess, although they sweep away without streaking or smearing and don’t leave any marks or colour on my base.
I love the packaging, typical of Urban Decay, the colour of the packaging/casing matches the theme of the name and shade range. It’s a gorgeous orangey-brown shade and is a sturdy plastic casing. I’ve dropped this twice and the casing didn’t break or crack, nor did any of the eyeshadows inside, they are still in perfect condition. It is slightly thick, but not bulky in any way and is lightweight, as you’d expect. Each of the shade names are printed on the casing of the pans, which I appreciate. I’m glad they are not on a plastic insert that I’d most likely lose.
I really love this palette and have gotten a lot of use from it and if I lost it, I’d replace it. Is it my favourite warm toned palette? No, the Violet Voss Holy Grail palette is, but I do love and I would miss it if I no longer had it. It’s expensive at €50, but it’s worth it. You can purchase this palette from Arnotts, Boots, Cult Beauty, Debenhams, Feel Unique, John Lewis, Look Fantastic, Sephora (US), Ulta, UrbanDecay.co.uk and UrbanDecay.com.
Thank you for reading, until next time, take care xx