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Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review
Urban Decay has added another palette to the Naked series. The fifth addition to the series is the Naked Heat eyeshadow palette. It was released as the main star in the Naked Heat collection that also included three lipsticks and two eyeliners. Upon its release, the eyeshadow palette received a lot of criticism due to some unflattering swatches circulating the internet. Many people also complained because they felt that Urban Decay is overrated and that the shades included are nothing to get excited about. This review will cover only the Naked Heat eyeshadow palette.
Like the previous versions of the Urban Decay Naked series, the Naked Heat eyeshadow palette consists of 12 different shades. There are two shimmer shades named Ounce and Lumbre. Ounce is the browbone highlight shade. There are three amber toned metallic shades named Dirty Talk, Scorched, and Ember. Lastly the palette has seven matte shades perfect for crease work and deepening the outer edges. The matte shades are named Chaser, Sauced, Low Blow, He Devil, Cayenne, En Fuego, and Ashes.
Each of the twelve shadows blends out with ease, with eleven shadows having a buttery feel to them. The shade En Fuego has more of a chalky texture which does not affect pigmentation or blendability. The metallic shades have a little bit of fallout that can be prevented by wetting the brush. Wetting the brush not only eliminates fallout, but takes the already insanely pigmented metallic shades to the next level. Make sure to prime the eyelids for the shimmer and metallic shades because they will begin to fade throughout the day.
The Naked Heat palette retails for $54 which breaks down to $4.50 per shadow. The palette does come with a double ended brush with one end for detail work and the other for blending, and a mirror. This palette is worth the money for those that enjoy warm shades and are a fan of the Urban Decay Naked series. Those that already have similar shades in another palette or as individual shadows may find that they can afford to skip this one. This palette is also not recommended for those interested in having cool tones in a palette for variety. This palette works for both summer and fall.
* This Urban Decay Naked Heat palette was purchased by me with my own funds.
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