Where to even start with this palette… From beautiful burnt oranges to stunning brick red shimmers and smoky dark mattes, it is simply stunning.
Urban Decay have recently released the Naked Cherry palette – which I am very tempted to get – but seeing the two side by side I feel like there really is no competition. Indeed, seeing all of the Urban Decay Naked palettes, this is definitely the one that appeals to me most. Of course that is a completely personal opinion. Others love the original, the smoky, the Naked 3 etc. but for me, the colours of this palette combined with its amazing formula make it unbeatable.
For £39.50 you get 12 shades – not cheap. But when you consider that’s around £3.30 per shade, the value actually seems pretty good. Although the pans aren’t massive, the quality of the palette itself is also very high. It feels very substantial with a nice magnetic closure and it does come with a brush!
The shades are obviously all along a certain theme, illustrated nicely by the burnt match sleeve that it comes with. The burnt reds and oranges are perfect if you have blue or green eyes but will obviously look beautiful on any one. They are all warm toned however, so not the palette for you if you are more in to your cool tones.
There are 8 mattes and 4 shimmers, a nice balance for creating a multitude of looks. Personally, the middle of the palette is where I get my money’s worth as I don’t tend to dip in to the 3 paler shades on the left or the dark shimmer on the far right. Lumbre, He Devil, Scorched, Cayenne and Ashes are my most used shades. From these you can create both subtle and bold looks – my go tos being lumbre and He Devil for the day and Cayenne, Ashes and Scorched for the night. He Devil has to be my most used shade as it looks so stunning blended in to the crease just by itself.
Below left from top to bottom: Ember, Scorched, Dirty Talk, Lumbre
Below right from top to bottom: Ashes, Cayenne, He Devil, Low Blow
The formula is amazing – highly pigmented, buttery smooth and easy to blend. The shadows are also long lasting and do not crease on my eyes, even without the use of an eye primer. There is some fallout from the shimmer shades, but that can be hard to avoid, whilst the mattes don’t give me any fallout at all.
The only shades which do not perform quite as well are Ounce and Chaser which aren’t as pigmented and En Fuego which isn’t quite as buttery as the others. The rest of the shadows, however, make up for these. Shade names and descriptions below are taken from the Urban Decay website:
Deep metallic copper-burgundy
Deep reddish-brown matte
Deep terracotta matte
Metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer
Metallic burnt red
Burnt red matte
Copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift
Soft terracotta matte
Light nude matte
I would highly recommend the Heat palette. With stunning colours and an amazing formula it is a beautiful palette and, in my opinion, well worth the money.