Hi People! Hope you are all fabulous!!
For Christmas this year, my boyfriend Michael wondered into John Lewis, walking the makeup isles, and spotted the new ‘Naked Heat’ palette by Urban Decay and told me he instantly thought ‘now that is something Ellie would love’! (The boy knows). As you will find out, I am a warm tone kind of girl!! I live and breathe for warm orange and brown tones. I feel as if they suit me the most, as I’m a very pale gal with blue eyes! The warm tones really help my eyes to pop!! I also do like to throw in some dark pinks and blinding silvers from time to time!
Now, due to being a new palette from Urban Decay this is already highly reviewed (very mixed reviews aswell I must add). But as I swatched and played with this, I just couldn’t resist writing my first makeup related post about it!! I totally forgot to photograph before I had a go with it, but still pictures do it so much justice! This palette includes 12 brand new shades also.
First of all, the packaging is totally wonderful! Its eye catching, and so different from all the other naked palettes, as they are all very toned down, but this is just amazing! It really stands out in my palette collection!
Okay so, pigmentation is obviously up to all Urban Decay standards, as they are renowned for insane colour pay off! But they have the most amazing buttery texture, and they blend like a dream on the eyes, but there is a little bit of fall down, so just be aware of this! They also don’t swatch as well, but don’t let that stop you!! It’s totally deceiving!
I feel like the Matte shades have more colour pay off than the shimmery/metallic shades, but with a little water, or setting spray on your brush, they are blinding!! I usually use my fingers for the more shimmery shades, as I feel you will get the most out of your colours this way!
I just want to express, this palette is missing a more light golden shade for the lid. All the shimmery shades seem to be a little more on the darker side, so I feel as if I have to reach for another palette to be able to achieve this. BUT they have the best transition shades! The colours ‘Sauced’ and ‘Low Blow’ are the ones I reach for the most in my crease! The only shade that I think could have been a little better is ‘Ashes’. As the darkest shade, it could have been darker, and its probably the most patchy shade of them all aswell!
The brush that is included isn’t anything to rave about either, but regardless if a palette comes with a brush, I always reach for my own, so it would be nothing I would slate, as it doesn’t change how I feel about the palette.
Overall, if you enjoy the warmer things in life, I would 100% recommend it. I wouldn’t if you like cooler tones, as this doesn’t offer ‘cool’. (obvs the naked ‘heat’ gives it away, silly).
Until next time, Ellie x