Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Heat

If you`re familiar with my blog, then you know I`m a drugstore type of gal. I truly believe there`s a cheaper alternative for every beauty product out there. That`s one of the reasons why I never owned a Naked palette before. There were so many dupes from MUA of Makeup Revolution out there, one was bound to be a winner. And there were. But when my Instagram was invaded by gorgeous pics of the Naked Heat palette, I decided to take the splurge. Those shades instantly stole my heart and for me, this is the quintessential Fall eyeshadow palette. For the first time ever I wasn`t interested in finding a drugstore alternative.

At 39.50£ this is the most expensive makeup item I own. However, I plan on using it all Autumn and Winter, so I think it`s worth the money. Inside you`ll find a mix of 12 matte and shimmery eyeshadows, most of them warm-toned. The palette also comes with a good dual-ended brush, perfect for applying and blending the colours. 

I`ve been using this palette for almost a month now and I can see why people are going crazy over the formula. These eyeshadows are incredibly pigmented, buttery and easy to blend. I also did not notice any fall-out, which is always a plus. A part of me will always be faithful to drugstore products, so I have to mention that I have 4£ eyeshadow palettes which are pigmented and creamy as well. But they don`t come close to this. It took me a while, but now I get the hype. 

I am not the best at describing shades, so bear with me. This will probably be the most entertaining part of your day, as I have no clue of colours or textures. Seriously, I can break down a novel and write the perfect review. Yet I still refer to wine colour as dark red.

Ounce - pearly cream shade, perfect for highlighting your brow bone. Mildly/very pigmented.
Chaser - light beige cream. Not that pigmented.
Sauced - matte tan, pigmented and easy to blend/even application.
Low Blow - matte brown, soft and pigmented.
Lumbre - goldy, burnt peach. Very pigmented and buttery.
He Devil - matte brick red, pigmented and very blendable.
Dirty Talk - smooth copper metallic.
Scorched - metallic red with a bit of bronze?
Cayenne - a rich, brown matte, fairly pigmented.
En Fuego - matte dark brick brown.
Ashes - matte, dark chocolate deep brown.
Ember - metallic brown/bronze.

As I said, I am terrible at describing colours, but I hope that the swatches made them justice. At the moment I don`t reach for the first 3 shades, but the others are a dream. I can`t choose between "Lumbre", "He Devil", "Dirty Talk", "Scorched" and "Ember", as I think they`re all amazing and unique colours. I also think they`re the most pigmented and easy to work with out of the bunch. On the other side, I did find "Ashes" and "En Fuego" a bit harder to work with. Not much, but I had to blend more carefully than with the others.

I have to admit that these were the best 40£ I ever spent. I`m so happy with this palette and it`s an investment I won`t regret. Not only is the formula amazing, but the shades are so different and you can create so many amazing looks with it. And you know me, I`m all about that Fall makeup. Actually, I`m about Autumn everything, but details.


  1. I love finding more affordable options for makeup but a good high end palette is nice. This is one of my favorite palettes. I'm glad you enjoyed it. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

    1. I`m a drugstore type of gal myself, but this is impressive. Really glad I bought it.

  2. This is a really gorgeous palette, and I am so glad that you love it too!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  3. Everyone is loving this palette, I need to get my hands on it!! The shades are so pretty! x


  4. I love all of the UD palettes! This one is lovely and I love how fall appropriate it is!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris | https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

  5. I'm all for drugstore products too but if it's something that you will get a lot of use from, then I don't see why not?! You already seem to have got your money's worth from this haha, and the shades do look lovely x

    Velvet Blush

  6. Chaser looks amazing, in fact all the shades look great.


  7. Ooooh, beautiful shades and pictures!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  8. As lovely as all the shades are some of them look too similar for my liking, there's no denying its a gorgeous palette though!

    Lauren x Huggled

  9. This is exactly how I felt when I bought my first Naked palette, the quality of their eyeshadows are amazing! Of all the Naked palettes released, I definitely like the colors of Heat the most, and would totally get it if I didn't already have similar shades in my collection!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  10. I actually only got this palette the other way as well and I have been obsessed since! I absolutely adore the shade selection, the colours are so warm and the pigmentation is insanely good! So happy with it as well. Thanks for sharing your review, lovely! xoxo


  11. Gosh I reallywant (and obv need) this palatte in my life! The eyeshadows look absolutely gorgeous!

  12. I normally don't buy naked palettes, but I loved the color ounce, reeeeally cool! That is good as a highlighter! Hope you have a nice weekend!

  13. I have this too but I'm sad to say I wish I had just re-bought the 3rd.

    Corinne x