Feel the H E A T - Urban Decay

I am literally so excited to be sharing this post because.. 1) I'm finally back in the blogging game & 2) I am the proud owner of the much sought after Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. I'd seen this palette all over social media consuming the beauty industry and tweeted how much I had to have it. About 10 minutes later I get a text from my lovely boyfriend with a confirmation email from Urban Decay. Safe to say I screamed at work, best surprise ever, thank you Nick! And thank you for giving me the motivation to finally blog again, you're the best.

So unless you've been hiding under a rock the last few months, you'll have seen Urban Decays newest member to the Naked collection. The all-warm toned mix of matte and shimmer is basically heaven in a palette. I own 3 others from UD (Naked 2, Gwen Stefani & Alice in Wonderland) so already had high expectations of what I was expecting from Heat. The palette retails at £39.50 and can be bought at department stores or directly from the Urban Decay Website.

So lets talk about the colour range and pigment. The palette itself starts with an off white and ends with a deep plum purple so in terms of variance there is a lot of option to create looks with. The orange and red toned colours are perfect for anyone wanting to create a warm toned smokey eye. 

However, the colour payoff on the first 2 colours in the pan (Ounce & Chaser) are pretty pathetic, they didn't even swatch hence why I cut them out of the photo below. That being said, I personally prefer a shimmery inner corner highligh and my transition shade to be more orange based so they wouldn't be of much use to me anyway. These 2 colours definitely do not speak for the rest of them, as expected with Urban Decay the pigment and colour payoff is incredible. They are a buttery texture, which blend effortlessly and have minimal fall out. 

So my overview, comparison and opinion of the Naked Heat palette? As always, UD have smashed it with the packaging, the firey design is accompanied by a big mirror and double-ended brush which is well suited to the texture of the eye shadows. The palette offers brick reds, shimmery rose and matte gold colours which all work together. 

Now in comparison to my all time favourite palette, VV Holygrail, the colours are generally more warm toned, the colour payoff is equal to HG and texture more buttery and easier to blend. Since I've owned Naked Heat I've found myself reaching for it over my Holygrail, whether that be because it's new to the collection or because it is yet to disappoint. It could slowly be taking over front runner for favourite in my eye shadow palettes. So do you need this? IMO YES, every makeup lover needs that warm toned palette that can create any eye look possible, and I personally think the variations of the colours in Urban Decay Naked Heat can give you that.

Swatched L-R Sourced, Low Blow, Lumbre, He Devil, Dirty Talk, Schorched, Cayenne, En Fuego, Ashes, Ember

I'm going to be creating an eye look to share with you all featuring Naked Heat and some of my other favourite products so keep your eyes peeled over on Instagram to see that (@andreainglis).

Have you treated yourself to this palette? Let me know what you thought below.

Love as always  ♥

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