Monday, 14 August 2017

Beauty Review: Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

If you follow me on twitter, you've probably noticed that I am absolutely in love with my new Naked Heat palette.

I don't normally fall into the hype with these sorts of products. I've got the Basics 2 Palette and I really love it - until Naked Heat came on the scene, it's by far my most used eyeshadows. Despite my love for it, I just didn't feel the need to get any of the other Naked sets - how many similar brown colours do I need, afterall?

I got the Heat palette the day that online orders opened up, and I fell in love with it pretty much straight away. It's been so hard to not post a review of it before now, but I wanted to get some proper useage out of it to make sure there were no unpleasant surprises that turned up along the way first. And so, here we are!

 As always, the packaging is lovely. I know it's a weird thing to compliment them on, but I think Urban Decay always do the best boxes.

 And the tin itself is nice as well! It's definitely got a holiday feel to it, but my favourite thing about this tin is simply the fact that it's really easy to open. I know that sounds like a weird thing to compliment the box on, but frankly I hate how many palettes I own that I just can't bloody open. I end up squeezing them at all sorts of odd angles, chipping my nail polish in the process and then finally managing to open them whilst dumping the contents everywhere in the process. Not so with this box! It opens without difficulty and genuinely doesn't feel like it's going to fall apart on me any time soon.

 The reason I was so interested in this palette is obvious - the colours are very pretty, and as you'd expect from the name are all lovely warm tones. I was a little worried that some of them wouldn't be all that wearable as there are a lot of red tones and in the past these kind of shades have just made me look like I have some horrendous eye infection, but that hasn't happened at all. The colours are all warm tones, obviously, but they're very versatile. They stand out, but in a good way.

My skin is very pale and so I did worry a little about this, but frankly I've never come across a natural palette that suits my skin tone quite as well as these colours do. The colours are all very bright and vibrant but make a great contrast to my very pale white skin!

To my surprise, my most worn colour has been Lumbre. I don't typically go for the shimmery colours but this one just looks so nice on that I wear it all the time, typically lined using Cayenne. These colours are SO well pigmented that even after owning the palette for a little while now, I'm still surprised by just how quickly they go on. Often, just one brush stroke is all I need to fully load an eyelid up with beautiful colour, and there's almost no fall out. The durability is very good as well - I'm terrible at rubbing my eyes throughout the day after forgetting I've got colour on, but these colours still look great at the end of the day. The longest I've kept a colour on is from around 8am - 11pm and even then I would say the colour was very slightly faded but still very much there and looking great!

If I could recommend just one beauty product to you this year, it would be this one. I am in love with this palette and how versatile it has proven to be, and it's actually encouraging me to experiment with shades and combinations again after a very long time of just always using the exact same combos!

I bought my palette from Selfridges for £39.50 - and you can buy yours here too!


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