The Review | Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

One of the hottest makeup palettes of the summer is the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette. In fact, the beauty world is going a bit crazy over this new warm toned eyeshadow palette and I totally understand why it sold out fast (don’t worry, it’s back). I got my hands on this palette after it launched and I am so glad I did because I am obsessed.

There are 12 gorgeous matte and shimmery shades in the Naked Heat Palette that are a variety of burnt orange, deep red, and various copper tones. What I love about the warm shadow trend is that it not only gives versatile makeup looks, but it works for so many skin tones. There are many Naked Palettes that I love, but this one might top them all. It’s the same usual price at $54 and sold at Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom.  Check out this review with the pros and cons and why you might need this too.


urban decay naked heat palette review


  • Ounce (ivory shimmer): I have already used this eyeshadow color the most. It’s a creamy white that has the perfect amount of shimmer. I use under my brow bone and in the corner of my eye to highlight. I think I will go through this shade the quickest!
  • Chaser (light nude matte): Almost a pale tan color with a very slight hint of pink. I haven’t really played with this one very much except as a slight neutral shade on my eyelid.
  • Sauced (soft terra-cotta matte): I would say this is a medium toned tan shade that would look gorgeous in the contour of an eyelid. It’s a little chalky in my opinion, but it does show up well when you use an eyeshadow base.
  • Low Blow (brown matte): Wow, I am impressed at how pigmented and creamy this brown matte shade is. I have already used it a ton in the contour of my eyes.
  • Lumbre (copper shimmer with gold pearl shift): In this Naked Heat Palette, Lumber is my least favorite. Every time I use it I am like…blah. I feel like it is more of a weird pink shade that draws out the red in my eyes. Not a fan.
  • He Devil (burnt red matte): I have used this burnt red matte a ton in the contour of my eyes. It’s so pigmented and rich in color. I love that it can be used on so many skin tones.
  • Dirty Talk (metallic burnt red): For a simple look, just swipe Dirty Talk on your full eyelid and get out the door. It’s not too shimmery but gives your eyes that pop of glam you want.
  • Scorched (deep red metallic with gold micro-shimmer): I don’t know how I feel about scorched just yet. I feel like the shimmer flecks are big and not my fave. I don’t not like that color though…I think I just need to play with it a little more and find the perfect outfit to wear it with.
  • Cayenne (deep terra-cotta matte): Cayenne is really similar to He Devil but just a tad bit darker and maybe a little bit more orange. It’s really dark on me, but I love it anyways. I think on a darker skin tone it would just be amazing.
  • En Fuego (burgundy matte): I will be wearing this eyeshadow all day every day this fall. I have used it a ton already and have just applied it to my entire eyelid and then blend it into the contour of my eye. If you have green eyes like me, this color with make them pop.
  • Ashes (deep reddish-brown matte): I feel like this shade has a purple feel to it. I wouldn’t say it’s a reddish brown at all. I have used it to line my eyes and have even used it in the contour of my eyes.
  • Ember (deep metallic copper-burgundy): You know I am a fan of copper tones. Of all the shades in the Naked Heat Palette, this one is my most used and favorite. It can be paired with any color in this palette perfectly and would look gorgeous on so many skin tones.


urban decay heat palette review and makeup look

On my eyes, I am wearing Ember and then used Cayenne in the contour and ounce under my brow bone. This is such a wearable look for any outfit, day or night. Alright, let’s take a look at the Pros and Cons of this eyeshadow palette.



PROS:  I am obsessed with all of the gorgeous warm tones that are mixed together and honestly, it’s ’bout time Urban Decay put together a palette that’s good for so many skin tones. What I love most is that it’s a unique palette and I have nothing like it. Also, the eyeshadows are pretty creamy and highly pigmented which is an essential. As a makeup artist, I will use this on repeat in my kit and as a consumer, it will be all day every day. I love it.


Urban Decay Heat Palette makeup tutorial and review

CONS: I really don’t have that many beyond a few shades being so similar and a couple that are a bit too sparkly. But you might have a different opinion and love them all. Who knows.



Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette review and swatches

In the end, I think this is a wonderful palette that I will keep on my makeup desk for a while. It will go in my mix of other summer palettes like the Ciate London Pretty, fun, and fearless Palette I love too. Look out for a makeup tutorial coming soon using the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette as well.


xo, Kendra






note* This was a PR Sample, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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