Urban Decay - NAKED Heat Palette
Ok, so I had to jump on the UD NAKED Heat bandwagon and grab myself a palette before they sold out everywhere - there has been so much talk on socials about this being the palette of the year so I had to check it out for myself.
At first glance, I thought Urban Decay read my mind and created this palette just for me (jokes) - the colours speak to me and are the ones I naturally gravitate towards - nudes, browns, burnt orange, terracotta shades. This is a palette with a beautiful colour story - there are 12 colours in total (7 mattes and 5 metallic/shimmers) all in a more sturdier plastic casing (similar to the UD Smokey palette) with a mirror and dual-ended eyeshadow brush inside.
So let's breakdown the shades:
Quince (shimmer) - ivory
Chaser (matte) - nude
Sauced (matte) - light terracotta
Low Blow (matte) - brown
Lumber (metallic/shimmer) - reddish copper with golden flecks
He Devil (matte) - burnt red
Dirty Talk (metallic/shimmer) - burnt red
Scorched (metallic/shimmer) - deep red with golden shimmer
Cayenne (matte) - deep terracotta
En Fuego (matte) - deep burgundy
Ashes (matte) - deep reddish-brown almost chocolatey
Ember (metallic/shimmer) - deep copper-burgundy
There are so many different eyeshadow looks you can create with this palette, but I really wanted to create a look you could wear during the day and night.
So for my look, I took a MAC 217 brush and Quince all over my eyelid to the brow bone, then went in with Chaser across my mobile lid and took Sauced into my crease to create a little definition. Next, I used my Real Techniques Shading Brush and wet it with MAC Prep + Prime Fix spray and went in with Lumbre and pressed the shadow onto my mobile lid (wetting the shadow creates more of a wet look and makes the colour pop!) after that I took my 217 brush and went in with Low Blow into my crease and outer corner for more depth. I grabbed my MAC 219 Pencil Brush and dipped it into Cayenne and created a shadow liner on the top and bottom of my lashes (this is a great alternative to using a liquid or kohl liner), I created more of a smokey effect underneath my lash line by taking the brush backwards and forwards blending out the shadow. Finally, I took a volumising mascara (I used Dior Plump’N’Volume but any volumising mascara will do) to the top and bottom of my lashes to complete the look.
I really love the way the colours work together and it’s a palette you can wear all year round - it didn’t disappoint and I have to say this one is now my favourite out of all the UD Naked Palettes so far.
Until next time, beauties…