Happy Saturday! Best day of the week finally here! I hope you’re all enjoying this fine day. Today, I wanted to give you my two cents on the ever so popular, Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette and Vice Lipsticks in Heat and Scorched. I’ve been using these for over two weeks now and I only have good things to say!
Earlier this year, Urban Decay released the Basquiat collection, featuring a couple of top-quality palettes that I was sure they’d have trouble topping later in the year. However, a couple of months later, and the brand comes up with a permanent launch, and a palette that’s already managed to sell out twice and has also received incredible hype. I’m not normally driven by hype, but I love my three Naked Palettes (1,2 and 3) and was planning to add this one to my collection anyway. I love warm tones and that’s exactly what this palette offers.
Starting from the packaging, the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette is housed in a sturdy, plastic, orange box which feels secure enough to travel with and carry around. The colour of the packaging definitely reflects the idea behind creating this palette: it’s all so warm and firey! In line with all other UD palettes, there’s a sizeable mirror and a lovely, dual ended brush inside. I love the brush, it’s actually quite decent and worth occupying some space in that palette! Let’s have a closer look at the shades:
As a warm toned palette, the UD Naked Heat includes oranges, corals, pinks and browns across the lighter to darker spectrum, so that we have the option to create multiple looks! I really enjoyed playing with all eyeshadows included and I didn’t struggle to find a good crease or outer corner shade at all. The eyeshadows are a combination of satins and mattes and there’s a more glittery shade in there too (Ember). One thing that UD could have done though is give us once more highlight shade. I’ve used Ounce a couple of times as highlight shade in my inner corner but I still feel that I need something more there. All in all though, Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette delivers on the variety of shades and finishes of the eyeshadows included.
All eyeshadows are well pigmented ladies. Thumbs up for this! And I didn’t experience much fall out at all. There was a little bit of glitter migration once, but way less than what I’ve had before with the other UD palettes. Both in terms of pigmentation and blendability, I find that the UD Naked Heat Palette is a step ahead its predecessors.
Alongside the palette, Urban Decay launched three Vice Lipsticks and I couldn’t possibly resist Heat and Scorched! They’re both metallic, which is the new trend, but in a way that I love and definitely adds an extra dimension to the burning red and warm bronze shades respectively.
The packaging is wonderful! Rose gold lid with a golden base. I love holding this shiny lipstick even if I can sometimes see my fingerprints on it. It’s so shiny and that rose gold-gold combo is a definite winner for me. The UD Vice Lipstick in Heat is a warm red which is buildable and lasts very well on me (around 6 hours). It leaves a gentle stain on the lips after eating or drinking and its shimmer is so subtle, I’d say it almost melts on the lips.
Scorched is a bronzed brown shade. Like with Heat, it’s also buildable and lasts well on me. It doesn’t leave that stain though, so once it’s off your lips, you need to reapply. Let’s have a look at the swatches:
I’m sorry that the first swatch of Heat is on my hand, however I’ve created a make-up look with it where you can see it on my lips and in the context of a really warm-toned smokey eye I made using the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. I will only say that I felt so glam the day I wore this make-up that just going out for dinner wasn’t enough!
That’s outdoors on a day when London was wonderfully sunny! The make-up looked more intense indoors in day light, although I do think that the sunlight brought out the different dimensions in the lipstick and the eye-shadows I used. On my eyes, I used Ounce (inner corner), Dirty Talk and Scorched in the middle of the lid and Ember in the outer corner. I also applied Chaser as a base shadow and Low Blow in the crease.
Now for the best part: the particular eye look lasted over 6 hours. Without a primer. It didn’t crease. At all. It did start creasing after the six hour mark, however a bit of blending with fingers made it all look great again. Over primer, the Urban Decay Naked Heat eye-shadows don’t crease until removed and their intensity stays the same all day long on my lids! That’s actually amazing! Let me now show the same look indoors, so you can compare:
That’s after a few hours. As you can tell, I’m happy with both the UD Naked Palette and the two Vice Lipsticks I purchased. If you’re in thoughts about purchasing this, I’d say don’t be. I don’t know all that hype is justified, but it’s a product that delivers. The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette retails for £39.50 and can be purchased on the brand’s website here or at all UD counters. It was sold out at the London boutique only a few days after they received it, so it’s definitely super popular! The Vice Lipsticks cost £15.50 and can be checked out here.
Do you own any UD Palettes? And have you purchased/ are you planning to purchase the Heat Palette?
Hope you have a love weekend and I’ll speak to you soon!