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Urban Decay Naked Heat Review

It’s getting HOT in here and not only in Cape Town but with this exciting launch from Urban Decay Naked Heat.. As with each Naked palette that is released by Urban Decay there is much excitement and anticipation to get your hands on the new launch – there is a very good reason for this my friends, the Urban Decay Naked palettes never disappoint from the colour variations, versatility to the pigmentation of the shades, you know that if you’re spending R850 you’re getting 12 beautifully pigmented, long lasting eyeshadows.

Each Urban Decay Naked palette offers a variation of shades so that you’re able to achieve a super dramatic look, an in-betweener or even just a wash of colour with one of the matte or shimmer shades. Put it this way a Naked palette is a good investment in your make up collection no matter what you preference is of shades be it more cool toned or more warm toned whichever you choose they’re so worth it.

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Being more of a warm toned eye-shadow girl (I already own Naked 2 which is one of my most used palettes!) I just knew Naked Heat would be up there on my lust list I mean I love me some bronzey brown, golden shades and recently I have been delving into the copper shades thanks to a convo I had with LeChelle and Cynthia who told me copper would look great on my eyelids – I must admit since that convo I have definitely been more adventurous with the copper and am LOVING it!

When I first saw pictures of the palette online my immediate thought was it was quite orange but actually this palette has not one orange shade in it, the trick is to actually look at each shadow shade in isolation when picking a Naked palette this way you’ll know straight away if there is a shade in there you’ll never use. Looking at all the shades together is sometimes confusing and may sway you from not choosing something that you’d actually like to use, a perfect example of this is Naked 1, when I look at this I straight away see the blue shades which I know I wouldn’t touch but if you cover those shades and look at the rest they’re absolutely stunning with some personal favourites like Half Baked, Toasted and Side Car.

Ok I think I have rambled enough let’s get back to what this review is about… Naked Heat, as mentioned this is a warm palette with shades of copper, peach, brown and burgundy. There are 12 shades in total and what was a pleasant surprise is that out of these 12, 7 shades are buttery matte and 5 are shimmer – I love matte eyeshadows as a base or in the crease and tend to pack shimmers on top. As with all Urban Decay eyeshadows these are pigmented, buttery and easy to blend. All the shades in Naked Heat can be used in conjunction with each other or on their own for a wash of colour. My favourite shades have to be chaser, lumbre, scorched, en fuego and ember!

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At R850 for 12 gorgrous shades (Tori from Kiss Blush & Tell did the math and it works out to R70 per shadow!) definitely recommend picking up an Urban Decay Naked Palette that suits your tone preference – which Naked palletes do you have and/or are lusting over? I have my eyes on Naked 3 *heart eyes*