Urban Decay Naked Heat Review

In the past 5 years, I’ve received some pretty exciting PR packages, and it never gets old. Not because I need more makeup, or because it’s free. It’s so surreal to be validated by a brand you admire that, “we know you exist and we see you.” This Urban Decay Naked Heat package nearly brought me to tears for that very reason.

The Urban Decay Naked 1 palette was one of the first “nice” makeup palettes I ever had. It felt so special to me. Even though those early tutorials with it are so cringey and atrocious, I remember how excited I was.

But seriously though, it’s like I didn’t know about blending out the top edge of your eye shadow.

Urban Decay so graciously sent for my review
in Alkaline and Torch
in Fuel, Torched and Heat

I wanted to use these products for a while before forming my opinion but I did use them in this tutorial and I really like how the look came out.

First, I’ll take you through the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette.

Colors 7/10
This is obviously a warm palette, which is why I think it’s so pretty on cool tone eyes. We seem to be in a period where we all want our eyes to look ablaze with fire and this palette fits the bill. There are a nice balance of mattes and shimmers, transitions shades, lid and outer corner shades. A few gripes that lead to my 7:
  • No deep brown or black to use as liner. Darkest shade is Ashes, a deep purple
  • Scorched and Dirty Talk are so similar that I don’t see the need for both.
  • Ember is the most bizarre color and I’ve never seen anything like it. In the pan, it appears bronze. When blended out or swatched, it reveals a strange black base. Who knows? Maybe it’s made of real embers. I do like it used wet as a liner but not as a shadow.
  • I’d like to have one more light lid color in addition to Ounce and Chaser. A light white gold would have been useful.
A few faves:
  • Sauced is a wonderful transition shade for the crease
  • Lumbre is a super beautiful, chromatic rose gold for the lid
  • Chaser seems like basic bitch beige but it’s really such a nice day time lid color
  • Cayenne and En Fuego add beautiful rosy depth
  • I like deepening the crease with Low Blow

Pigment 8/10
At first, you won’t think these will be pigmented. They don’t swatch with a brush or finger super vividly. However, it’s just a different texture but I have zero issues building color to the shade in the pan.Formula 9/10
If you’re accustomed to soft, almost creamy feeling shadows like Colourpop, these will feel hard to you off hand. Hear me out though. They have virtually no fallout because of this, which is pretty awesome when working with such vibrant tones.

Wear 9/10
Like most of the Urban Decay shadows, with a primer, these wear great. I had no issues with creasing or fading.

Packaging 10/10
This is my favorite thus far of the Naked palettes. It’s double walled exterior is beautiful and feels very sturdy. The included mirror is great too.Value 9/10
I consistently use 9 of the 12 shades and the brush is not bad. This is a good value.

Do I recommend the ? Yes.

Next, we’ll chat about the Naked Heat addition to the line. 

Wearing Scorched and Heat layered in the photo above. I love the cinnamon shade it created.

Fuel: Truly peachy nude, cream

Scorched: Metallic bronze that veers copper

Heat: Gold-flecked metallic red. Mustache hair free of charge

Packaging 10/10
These have a rose gold version of the Vice Lipstick bullet packaging. Very cool.

Colors 8/10
Fuel is a nude for light to medium skin tones, Scorched a metallic nude for women of color or fall lip for lighter skin and Heat is a beautiful holiday-like red that ended up being my favorite of the bunch. They all seem fairly unique.

From left: Scorched, Fuel, Heat

Formula 8/10
This is a traditional cream lipstick. They apply smooth. Heat can feel a smidge gritty with it’s gold flecks.

Wear 7/10
These are not meant to be particularly long-wearing, nor are they. They wear like a traditional lipstick. When I did the tutorial with Zoe, she said the shade Fuel wore away on the inner part of her lip in a very strange way though. It’s the most meh of the bunch probably.

Do I recommend the ? Yes, Heat and ScorchedFrom left: 24/7 pencils in Torch, Alkaline, Vice Lipsticks in Fuel, Heat, Scorched

24/7 Glide-On Pencils in Alkaline and Torch
These are identical to Urban Decay’s long-favorite pencil liners so I don’t really need to do a full review on them. They really do glide on, no skipping or dragging. They wear well and blend out really nicely before setting to a waterproof finish.

I liked using Alkaline, a true red violet, in the waterline and both shades to smudge out on the outer corners as a colored shadow base.

I recommend these pencils in general but the colors depend on if you have anything like it in your current stash.

Overall Thoughts
I think this was a really successful collection from Urban Decay and seemed to resurrect them from some semi-meh releases like the Naked Smoky Palette and Moondust palette. I look forward to using this palette and it’s becoming a part of my weekly wear.

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  1. Melissa Ramsey

    09/20/2017 at 8:32 AM

    Loved your thourough review! I definitely agree with your gripes. There needed to be a black in there or at least a very dark brown to make this palette more complete. Scorch and Heat layered on you look great!

  2. Megan Davis

    09/22/2017 at 6:41 AM

    This palette is literally so beautiful. I honestly love warm colors. I can’t wait to buy this one. Thanks for the review.

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