My First Impressions Of The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

16th June 2017
Naked Heat

The beauty world has been rocked this month with news of a new Naked palette from Urban Decay. It’s over a year since the last Naked palette hit shelves and I’ve been eagerly awaiting a follow up. The -aptly named- Naked Heat palette is filled with coppers and amber toned warm shades. At first sight I loved the look of Naked Heat. These colours are some of my favourites to wear and I don’t yet have a palette in this style. I was able to nab one in an early bird release, so read on if you’re wondering if it lives up to the hype.

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Buying & Shipping

A limited number of Naked Heat palettes were released earlier this week, on the Urban Decay website. As with previous Naked palettes, it cost £39.50 and qualified for free delivery. The official release date is not listed on the website anymore, but I understand it to be the 30th June.

The palette arrived in this gigantic box. I’m normally not a fan of excessive packaging but it’s a strong box with a magnetic close which I will use for storage.

Naked Heat
Naked Heat


The packaging is made from plastic and quite heavy. I much prefer this type of casing to the earlier velvet or metal, which I find gets damaged over time. This casing is very similar to that of the Naked Smoky palette. As with the other Naked palettes, there’s a decent mirror inside and a brush was included.

Naked Heat Eyeshadows

The brush is a double-ended blending brush made with synthetic fibres. I like the Urban Decay brushes which have been included in previous palettes and do use them.

Naked Heat Shadow Names
Naked Heat Eyeshadows


Inner eye highlight and transition shades make up the first four eyeshadows. Followed by the shimmers with four darker depth shades on the end. It’s easy to see how you could create multiple looks with the Naked Heat palette and what would compliment what.

Urban Decay Naked Heat

7 Mattes, 6 Shimmers

Unlike it’s predecessors, the Naked Heat palette has more mattes included than shimmery shades. Urban Decay are known for their shimmer eyeshadows so this is an interesting -but welcome- move. Personally I use several mattes per look with just one or two shimmer shades, so this balance will work well for me.

Naked Heat Swatches

I swatched each shade without primer to show the colour payoff and texture. To get a decent result, especially with some of the mattes I did several swipes. After swatching I experimented with the palette -with primer- on my eyes, creating a few looks to test it out. I’ve detailed my thoughts below.

transition shades

Highlight & Transition Shades

Ounce – This is a pale vanilla shade with finely milled glitter throughout. It’s not a true shimmer, but definitely has a sparkle. Whilst this would work best as an inner eye highlight, it’s quite subtle and I wasn’t blown away by it. I think a slightly darker more gold toned shade would have complimented the others better.

Chaser – Whilst the swatch made this look like a nice warm toned shade, on the eye it was almost unnoticeable. A good shade for my skintone to set primer with and as a base.

Sauced – This shade is a really loved amber toned brown, with great colour payoff.

Low Blow – Another amber toned brown shade which is darker and compliments the first few mattes. If you wanted a more neutral look, these four shades could be worn alone.


Shimmers / Lid Shades

I like to use these kinds of shades on my lid. At first glance, in the pan these eyeshadows look nice but nothing special. However when swatched, you can see how pretty these colours are. They remind me of pigments, in the way the iridescent finely milled glitter catches the light. They’re really buttery in texture and easy to work with.

Lumbre – This is my favourite eyeshadow in the palette. It’s just gorgeous. An almost coral copper shade with gold glitter.
He Devil – Another matte. A warm toned terracotta.
Dirty Talk – A bright copper shimmer.
Scorched – A more bronze toned copper shimmer.

depth shades


I would use these shades in my outer corner to add depth.

Cayenne – A matte brown shade. This is dryer than the other mattes and slightly harder to work with but does pack on the eye well.
En Fuego – Slightly burgundy, En Fuego like Cayenne was a little harder to work with that other shades.
Ashes – The darkest matte in the palette, Ashes is a rich dark brown.
Ember – Another beautiful shimmer, although very dark.

My Thoughts

There was quite a bit of fall out from a lot of the matte shades. Some of the mattes are a little muddy, with the darker shades in the last four pans being especially dry. With that said, they do work well on the eye, definitely better than they appear when swatched. All shades have good colour payoff on the eye.

In conclusion, the Naked Heat palette definitely didn’t disappoint. Although these shades are perhaps more Autumnal than Summery, I know I’ll be wearing this all the time. Whilst some of the transition shades are admittedly quite neutral and similar to other shades I have. However the majority of this palette is unlike anything else I own, which is refreshing.

Will you be buying the Naked Heat palette? I’d love to know what you think of it.

  • Jacquard Flower
    16th June 2017 at 5:59 pm

    It looks so pretty shame it didn’t quite live up to the expectation. Have a lovely weekend Amy!

    Gemma x

    • Amy
      16th June 2017 at 6:00 pm

      To be honest I don’t mind a bit of fall out, overall it’s such a fab palette! Thanks have a great weekend X

  • Katie
    16th June 2017 at 6:40 pm

    The shades are really pretty! Very on trend, too x

    • Amy
      19th June 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Agreed X

  • Mel Eaglestone
    16th June 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I received mine yesterday and haven’t had the chance to use it but it felt like luxury to open and it feels so hefty as well!!

    Mel ★

    • Amy
      19th June 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Love good packaging! X

  • Elena
    17th June 2017 at 2:26 am

    UD fall out is anniying but I’m eyeing this one! Can’t wait I play with it xxx

    • Amy
      19th June 2017 at 2:44 pm

      I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of it and seeing your looks! X

  • Morgan—Hyacinth Girl
    17th June 2017 at 9:39 am

    I love the colours in this palette, although I feel like there are a few similar-toned shadows in the Naked Ultimate Basics. To be honest this is the first full Naked palette I’ve been really drawn to, though! Plus the retro packaging is awesome.

    Morgan | Hyacinth Girl

    • Amy
      19th June 2017 at 2:45 pm

      I know what you mean about those transition shades. It’s my favourite Naked palette by far X

  • Hannah
    17th June 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I love this palette so much, and it’s so on trend for the time! The colours are stunning!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • Amy
      19th June 2017 at 2:45 pm

      I’m so excited for the new Tarte palette in similar colours coming out in Autumn too. X

  • Yiotou_La
    18th June 2017 at 1:49 pm

    A bit of a fall out is expected I guess but the shades are really nice. The shimmery shades are gorgeous and Lumbre is definitely my favourite 🙂


    • Amy
      19th June 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Agreed, it’s definitely workable! X

  • The Sunday Mode
    19th June 2017 at 9:09 am

    I’ve always had a bit of trouble with fallout from the UD shadows so I was kinda expecting that but otherwise I think this palette looks beautiful for Autumn like you said- I love the warm shades!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Amy
      19th June 2017 at 2:46 pm

      I find I’m drawn to these kinds of shades X

  • Charlotta Eve
    19th June 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I don’t think I’ll buy it. I already have Naked 2 and 3, which are enough for me. Also, I feel like the quality in Naked 3 isn’t that good either.

    Still, the packaging and the colors are beautiful in this one!

    • Amy
      19th June 2017 at 2:47 pm

      I didn’t like the Naked 3 palette particularly, both the colours and how it felt to use. This is my favourite to date of the four. X

  • A Very Sweet Blog
    19th June 2017 at 4:16 pm

    My eyes lit up when I first saw it! LOL I didn’t buy their Smoky palette, because the colors didn’t suit me so I was happy to see this. It’s a beautiful palette! So glad you liked it and will be doing some looks soon. Can’t wait to see. I also love how they have arranged the shades. Very nice. You can tell someone put a lot of thought into it.

    • Amy
      29th June 2017 at 1:08 pm

      I did get the smoky palette but have to admit it’s my least used. I think it makes a nice change, the way they’ve arranged it all X

  • Dorota Gornicka
    19th June 2017 at 5:20 pm

    I enjoyed your post. Very informative. I’m still contemplating ‘to buy or not to buy’ as I have so many warm toned palettes to last me a lifetime prpbably! Lol

    • Amy
      29th June 2017 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks Dorota! I know what you mean haha X

  • Nicki Tustin
    19th June 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I really want to try urban decay eyeshadows as I have heard good things. I prefer more brighter colours though, but I feel like I have too much eyeshadow already

    • Amy
      29th June 2017 at 1:09 pm

      On the whole they’re good, especially the shimmers. I know the feeling! X

  • Jenny
    20th June 2017 at 12:46 am

    I’m obsessed with copper/coral shades so I was instantly smitten when I saw the shades! Unfortunately I think I already have too many palettes, some with similar shades, so I’ll have to pass on this one..for now. The shades are gorgeous though, especially the shimmery ones!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

    • Amy
      29th June 2017 at 1:09 pm

      I loved the shades as soon as I saw them. X

  • Sophie
    20th June 2017 at 9:51 am

    This palette is gorgeous! I love UD shadows, they’re definitely some of my favourites – the shimmers always win for me 😉

    Sophie x

    • Amy
      29th June 2017 at 1:09 pm

      They do win at shimmers! X

  • Rachel Stinson
    20th June 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Awn this looks so pretty, I love all the Naked palettes that I own and that’s quite a few these days. I think I will leave it a while before purchasing this one but I reckon it will become part of my collection soon enough! 🙂 Great review 😀 xoxo

    Rach |

    • Amy
      29th June 2017 at 1:10 pm

      It’s great that they’re always so well stocked so it’s no bother to get at a later date. I’ve done that with a few of them X

  • Rosy Ferry
    29th June 2017 at 10:54 am

    Well done on managing to snag one! I saw people going wild on twitter about not being able to grab one. I agree that the shades are a little autumnal but I also think the golden edge to them brings it into summer too.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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    • Amy
      29th June 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you! I was pretty lucky I think as I just loaded it at the right time haha. I’m enjoying wearing them X

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