June 9, 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

The new Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette arrives just in time for the warm, sizzling days of Summer with a selection of twelve brand new Urban Decay Eyeshadows. Mind you Naked Heat is far from being naked as this palette contains a selection of smoking browns, reddish oranges, and sizzling hot sienna shades. It’s an interesting release since it toes the line at being both a Summer and Fall 2017 launch considering the shades are quite versatile for either season.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette launches for pre-order June 12th on the brand’s website and will be officially available June 30th with online retailers like sephora.com and ulta.com getting it July 10th online and July 13th in stores.

This is a very appealing palette to me as I favor warmer shades. I especially like them because they remind me of autumn and falling leaves.

Let’s take a look at my review and swatches below.

The Naked Palettes have since involved from the original velvet compact to some rather slick tin ones and Naked Heat comes housed in a plastic sturdy plastic compact with a generously sized mirror tucked inside and a double-ended eyeshadow and blending brush. The palette includes 12 shades that are 0.05 oz each and costs $54 just like past palettes.

The most unique aspect about the Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette is the selection of shades. As I said above there is nothing “naked” about this palette! It’s filled with a selection of intensely pigmented and bold shades. I didn’t feel like any of these shades were easily duplicated across other any other Naked Palette outside the base colors like Ounce (ivory) and Chaser (creamy nude) both of which seem to have a knack to not only find themselves in Urban Decay Palettes but also many brand palettes as your standard run of the mill brow highlighter and/or base colors.

Shades include:

  • Ounce (ivory shimmer)
  • Chaser (light nude matte)
  • Sauced (soft terra-cotta matte)
  • Low Blow (brown matte)
  • Lumbre (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift)
  • He Devil (burnt red matte)
  • Dirty Talk (metallic burnt red)
  • Scorched (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer)
  • Cayenne (deep terra-cotta matte)
  • En Fuego (burgundy matte)
  • Ashes (deep reddish-brown matte)
  • Ember (deep metallic copper-burgundy)

Before I start the review, for those interested, the palette is Bulk made in the USA and assembled in the Dominican Republic with the brush being made in China.

Nearly eight of the colors here are matte with the rest being shimmers or micro-shimmers but no worries I experienced no issues with chunky shimmer or glitter. The only sheer shades here are Ounce and Chaser as the rest are intensely pigmented with excellent color pay off. Lumbre, Dirty Talked, Scorched, and Ember all had a soft yet not powdery texture that was very velvety and applied easily onto my lids and blended well. Sauced and Low Blow had a soft, silky texture that applied easily as well. I struggled a little with He Devil, Cayenne, and Ashes as all three can be difficult to apply all over your lid without proper prepping and priming. They can apply patchy since the formula runs a bit drier however, a creamier base helps ease the way for application and blending. En Fuego was very, very patchy and the formula ran quite dry. I had the same experience with Ashes but it wasn’t as dry and blended a little easier over a creamy base. If you’re used a lot of the shades as accent colors within the crease or at the outer v they blend fairly easily but some shades applied all over the eye can be patchier so I would recommend a MAC Paint Pot or some sort of cream eyeshadow to get the smoothest finish.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Ounce, Chaser, Sauced, Low Blow)

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Cayenne, En Fuego, Ashes, Ember)

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Lumbre, He Devil, Dirty Talk, Scorched)

I had a few growing pains with the blending process but I was still pleased with these shades (I have some looks I created that I’ll share with you soon in another post I have upcoming). However, I did have one major problem. The shade selection is fantastic but the main problem is you can’t get away with this palette alone to create looks. So, example, you’re headed to Cancun for a fun, fabulous vacation. The beach, the sun, it’s going to be a blast and you want a gorgeous sunset eye look to go along with your fabulous vacation. Of course, you need to pack the Naked Heat Palette right? Sure! But the problem is you can’t just pack the palette and be done. You’ll find yourself needing to pack other palettes to make up for the fact that Naked Heat doesn’t have a good selection of transition or contrasting shades to create a single look. I found myself struggling to create a look without wanting to reach for another palette to get in some golds, some other browns, etc…These shades work well individually but when you start combining them they begin blend into the same color. It’s difficult to get a contrasting look with them. For example, He Devil and Dirty Talk seem to be the exact same shade but just with different finishes. There just aren’t enough lighter contrasting shades to compliment the bolder fiery ones. I realize you can’t fit everything and the kitchen sink into one palette but I do think there are a few shades lacking here with too much concentration on colors that run together and look the same even though they aren’t identical duplications of each other.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette is without a doubt a highly unique and gorgeous eyeshadow palette but it isn’t without faults. You’ll find yourself wanting to reach for other eyeshadows in your collection to complete looks using this palette. You’ll also notice not all of the shades have picture perfect application. It has quirks that’s for sure. I’m not going to sway anyone from buying this one, it’s too gorgeous not to indulge and it’s a great companion piece to other palettes I own. I liked it but it isn’t a perfect palette by any means and I think that deserves to be mentioned in this review.

Will you be purchasing it?

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette arrives at sephora.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Natasha

    I am debating between this one and the Tarte Toasted! But since I have been anxious to get a new palette I’ll probably just get whichever is available first! Haha

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m eager to see how many dupes will be in Toasted!

  • Maria

    Thanks for your review Muse. I wanted to get this palette but now I am debating. Maybe there are some shades from a different UD naked palette that might go along with some of these new shades. I see many postings and pictures on Instagram with endorsing this Heat palette.

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure Maria! I wouldn’t say you from a purchase because I think it contains some gorgeous shades however, it’s not an end all palette, you really need other shades (that aren’t included) to get the most potential from it. Mm, I can’t say about Instagram, it seems like everyone on Instagram foams at the mouth and endorses anything be it good or bad πŸ™ Maybe wait until it Tarte Toasted launches and see how the two compare!

  • Denise

    Trendmood posted it’s available for order today on Urban Decay’s website. I’m waiting to buy it from ULTA; by the time it releases, I will have enough points to pay for it!

    • Isabella Muse

      that incorrect, the website even says front page June 12th. Def not available today sadly!

      • Denise

        Apparently there was a glitch on the UD site that allowed a lucky few to order this morning (according to the comments on Trendmood’s Facebook post).

        • Isabella Muse

          how in the world did they screw that up lol! πŸ˜€

          • Denise

            Probably the same way that I (and a few lucky others) was able to purchase the $64 MAC In The Flesh palette for $32, until the IT peeps at Macy’s caught their mistake.

          • Isabella Muse

            ha I didn’t know about that one! NICE mistake on Macys’ part πŸ˜€

  • Carol G

    I am getting this. These shades are right up my alley! I don’t mind having to reach for other palettes to create a look since we all, as makeup junkies, have plenty of other palettes to reach for! Glad you reviewed it though, since it’s forthcoming and it’ll give us all time to decide if we really need it or not (which we all know we do). Thanks, Muse!

    • Isabella Muse

      I couldn’t agree more, I have a ton of other shades I can combine it with! My pleasure xoxoxo!

  • Susan

    Yes, I am getting this, despite your (and other bloggers’ who cite the exact same concerns) caveats, because this is the pumpkin spice and autumn leaves palette I’ve been waiting for. I’m OK with, say, He Devil and Dirty Talk being almost the exact same shade but with different finishes, because when it’s a color I love I want it in different finishes. Sometimes I feel like a matte, sometimes I don’t. Cue the Mounds/Almond Joy commercial jingle.

    I do think the palette would have benefited from a wider color **value** range, perhaps a light gold shimmer, a dark true red. Did you get the eyeliners? I’m wondering how the burnt orange one compares to the one that was just in the Basquiat collection; they look the same. Thanks!

    • Isabella Muse

      I don’t regret owning it, I def like it and I have the same feelings as you it’s that perfect selection of autumn leaves/pumpkin spice everything shades but I do need to add a few shades into the mix that I own to get a good completed look. But regardless, I forgive it because the shades are too gorgeous πŸ˜€ LOL! I did get the liners, haven’t tested yet! Review on the way for those πŸ™‚ will let ya know how they compare!

  • Maria

    Now you convinced me Muse to buying the UD heat. I just received the new juvia’s place Magic palette and the shades are beautiful and high pigmented. It is also huge.

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL! πŸ˜€ oh no I’m an enabler if nothing at all πŸ˜€ Juvia’s Place has such fantastic palettes and great prices too!

  • Ashley

    Good to see Urban Decay stepping out of their comfort zone or stepping up their game (whichever applies here), but I just can’t get excited about this. It’s seems almost like a belated attempt to reach the other side of a market they forgot even existed. Although one could credit UD for being a top contender of the eyeshadow palette game, it’s impossible not to acknowledge that most of their palette releases (the nakeds, the basics, Gwen Stefani, and to include face and blush palettes) seem to deliberately cater to those with lighter and cooler skin tones, which also happen to be at higher price points than their other offerings. So here we have their first truly warm palette (correct me if I’m wrong) which has been so long overdue that it almost dulls the excitement. I’m still contemplating the Basquiat palettes, even though they are now on sale. I’m actually more excited for Tarte’s fall release of the new bloom palette, a company that understands the term “neutral”.

  • Adrienne

    Thank you for getting this up so quickly. I have points stacked up everywhere and this was on my list. I have Modern Renaissance so I may just stick with that. I have difficulty creating looks so an “all inclusive” palette is better for people like me. I may be the only person in the world who doesn’t own a UD Palette. I really appreciate your swatches.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m the same! I need something all inclusive because it helps me to create looks. I’m just not creative enough to bring in outside shades and say hmmm this will work with this and that will go well with this. I like my palettes to have shades that work well together and UD heat misses the mark a little there. My pleasure πŸ™‚

  • Jules

    I saw a promo video for this, and some of the shades looked much more pinky/purple… But now that I see these swatches, it just looks so monochromatic, and almost dull? Much more muted than I expected! I can see getting one or 2 full looks out of this, but yeah. For 12 shades, I would expect a lot more versatility!

    Oh well…oranges generally look bad on me, so easy pass, but I’m looking forward to seeing your looks! Thanks for the quick review!

    • Isabella Muse

      I wish there were more versatility from it as well. A few golds, more browns, it would make the palette more cohesive and put together. They have a lot of shades that run into each other during application and that’s the main issue sadly. πŸ™ Aw my pleasure Jules!

  • Christina

    This is an easy pass for me. I don’t love orange or peach on me, and this has a lot. I don’t even reach for my Modern Renaissance palette that much, and when I do, I’m using mostly the red/mauve/plum shades. Even though I can pull off the orange tones with a little bit of work, I just prefer less warm shades. I do like some of the colors in here, like Ember and Lumbre, but it’s not enough for me to buy a palette. Plus, I’m almost positive most of these shades will look the same on me, so there’s that!

  • Heidi

    The colors are pretty but those kinds of shades tend not to work for me. I’m all for a peach lipstick but anything too orange or rusty near my eyes makes me look sick. Easy pass. I am curious about the lipsticks. That red metallic one I’m seeing teased is tempting.

  • Nicole

    I have the Sweet Peach and Modern Renaissance palettes. Would this be more of the same? Thanks!

    • Isabella Muse

      If you have both of those they can def create similiar looks to what you see in these two palettes but Urban Decay’s shades are a bit bolder!

  • Hononotenshi

    This palette came with all that I wished in a palette for so long. Pure hues of muted red in several finishes. I’m all for warm shades and this is just perfect. Don’t quite agree with the need to reach for other palettes, but I suppose it is a matter of creativity. I’ll have to wait until August for it to be available in Mexico. So long!

    • Isabella Muse

      it’s def a matter of creativity! If you have the skills you can def get interesting looks with these but I felt it limited me a little and felt the needed to combine some lighter shades from my own stash!

  • Rebecca

    Why did I have to see this (lol)…this eye shadow palette is right up my alley and Ember looks so pretty…finally a naked palette that’s different- I thought their naked 1 and 2 was too similar to each other so this is nice (especially the mattes!).

  • Mo

    Hmm I was excited for this but now after seeing your swatches, I think a lot of the colors look the same. I’m gonna wait to see Tartelette toasted and too faced peach mattes and if they don’t speak to me I’m just gonna cave and buy modern renaissance! Lol

  • kjh

    Thanks for explaining to me what I thought, about this being one note. Not sure that it will be any less so on darker skintones, but it def is inclusive-friendly, which is a good thing. Hope I don’t swoon, when I see it in person, and cave. It prob would be a poor choice for me. As to Naked, it’s like a UD sub-brand. Not just for ‘nudes’ anymore.

  • Kish

    I really wanted this until I read your review. And let me say, that’s not a bad thing lol. You are one of the few people that I actually trust in your reviews. I know you aren’t on a beach right now and splashed all over instagram, but you are the absolute best. πŸ˜‰ The promo pics make it look like there are a lot of very distinct shades, but from your swatches it’s easy to see how many will be the same on the eye. I am going to pass on this. I’ll be waiting for Tarte Toasted and hoping that it’s better. Thanks for your tireless work to bring us the best and most current in beauty.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks Kish! That’s very very flattering πŸ™‚ xoxoxoxoxoxo!

  • J

    Pass! Oranges don’t look good on me. I am interested in the Tarte Toasted palette though! From the short video I saw of it, it looks less orange and has really nice warm but neutral shades πŸ˜€ I would get more use out of it than the Heat palette which is a bit too bold and orange for me!

  • Tori

    I have Chanel Candeur et Experience, Rouge Brulee, Rouge Contraste, and Kat Von D in Rust and Raw Power (which is more red than this pallette), so I don’t need Heat, but still I want it! Thanks for this great review!

  • Daniela

    At first sight I thought about getting this palette because it looked gorgeous since I adore warm tones but man ugh I’m sorry to say it but this palette is ridiculous, there are like 4 shades that look the same and it just seems like a muddy, bruising mess. I can’t imagine having a good time using this. I’ll wait for Tarte, hopefully they do better.

    • Daniela

      I just came here to tell you that I’m a huge hypocrite and just bought this palette lol!

  • Yaya

    This palette has the same fault that Naked 3 did with the variation of exclusively rosy shades, except in orange. It’s a little too matchy-matchy. Don’t get me wrong I love my Naked 3, but UD is soooo very late to the game where a lot of people already have their warm orange and terracotta shadows many times over. For what they charge for these palettes they could’ve easily taken out two shadows and replaced them with others to give us more variety. Pass.

  • Cil

    I’ve never wanted a naked palette because the colors wouldn’t be good in my olive skin, but this? Wow! I really could buy it… If I could use eyeshadow

  • Raechel

    I’m definitely loving the summer/fall tones of this palette with UD being my gateway brand that brought me into the beauty world, I almost feel obligated to buy it. How do you feel the formulas compare to the other palettes’? I agree – when I first saw the photos I feel like the colors are GORGEOUS, but for a lot of looks I will be reaching for a complimentary palette to make a perfect look. Thank you for the wonderful review and I hope you’ll check out my blog as well! πŸ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      Lately, I feel like UD’s palettes don’t quite have the same consistency or texture as the singles which are more velvety in comparison. So, it’s pretty much on par with what they have been releasing lately but not as good as individual potted shadows. My pleasure! I sure will visit!!!!!!!!!

  • genevieve

    I have a funny feeling that UD – who use to be the trend setter as far as eye shadow palettes were concerned, are a tad late to the party. There are lots of these kind of palettes out now – ABH Modern Renaissance, Too Faced Sweet Peach and the Sleek Sunset Divine palette of a few years ago.
    Secondly, I echo your thoughts Muse – there are no contrasting shades here in the palette. You would have to use another palette/quad to find what you need, which is so annoying. At least a couple of shades could have been sacrificed to provide some contrast and transition shades.
    Quite a few beauty bloggers like yourself (Christine from Temptalia) have found that the Ashes and En Fuego shades have been particularly poor and difficult to use.

    This palette is one that I would not purchase as none of the shades suit me at all, but I can appreciate how others would love it. Thank you for the very honest and thorough review in such a short time.

  • Beth

    I’ve debated ordering this all morning….still can’t decide, which probably means I should wait! I don’t own any of the previous Naked Palettes, they have too many shimmers/lack enough mattes for me to make a complete look.
    Seeing all the mattes included this time really makes me happy, even if they are easily duped in my hoard. Hopefully urban decay will continue with this ( the naked smokey has more mattes than previous too)
    I buy all these palettes and still manage to find myself using MakeupGeek/Colourpop Zpallettes more than anything….lol
    Great swatches per usual …ty muse πŸ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      Wait Beth! It’s permanent, it’ll be available at Sephora and Ulta soon so you can swatch/play without before deciding πŸ™‚ My pleasure!!!!!!!!

  • Carolina

    I don’t know yet if I’m going to buy it, I really love the colors but I want to make sure that the formula is good.

  • Silvia

    I’m drooling over these shades on my hazel eyes. I do love them but not sure if too much of a good thing I need to search on myself and decide could turn too muddy. I need cool but adore this warm furry shades. Lol! Too nude, too cool and I look like a corpse so bring in the heat!

  • Christina D.

    Mine is on its way. You know I love me some Urban Decay eye shadow.

  • SweetCitySarah

    This is too orangey for my fair skin…I’m hoping for a purple theme naked palette to be created. If anyone can recommend a great purple palette that would be great! I’ve searched high and low for a greyish purple shadow palette but haven’t had much luck!

    • Silvia

      On purple/grey palettes if you don’t mind drugstores beauty I ordered the Quartz from WetnWild website and live the shades on my hazel greenish hazel eyes! Every time I went to Target or Rite Aid could not find so endeo up ordering it I love it. It does contain some shimmer but not messy.

  • Rachel R.

    I’ll be getting this. I love these kinds of shades on my hazel/green eyes, and it’s enough different from ABH MR that I won’t feel like I’ve got two of the same thing.

    • Alicia

      Did you end up getting it? Do you feel like the 2 palettes are completely different? I just bought the MR palette yesterday but I’m curious to see how different it is compare to the MR one

  • Isa

    For me, this is by far the most appealing Naked palette so far, from the shades to the packaging. I still don’t own any Nakeds (hoping for a vault to be available in my market), but I might just cave for this one.

  • Gladys

    Yayy just got mine yesterday after reading this post. Hello from Singapore!! Ò˜ºï¸