Known and loved for the neutral color shades, most makeup lovers and collectors probably owned one or two Naked palettes (or all of them, because why not) at some point.

The Naked palette might be our first eye shadow palette for most of us (like me). But over the years, we have slowly moved on to other wonderful things like the Too faced Chocolate Bar, Tarte In Bloom palette or Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette.

However, the Urban Decay has made a comeback with the Naked Heat palette.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette - The range

Makeup lovers, I’m sure you would have seen this palette all over social media recently. Youtubers like NikkieTutorials and  Manny MUA have raved about it and so have various instagrammers.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette - the queue

Make Up Madness

The much anticipated Naked Heat Palette finally launched in store at Sephora yesterday. There was a snaking queue outside the store long before opening hours. Shout-out to all the boyfriends and husbands waiting in line for their significant other! You guys rock!

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette - Close up

The Naked Heat Palette retails for S$83 and consists of 12 colors as well as a double-ended brush. 5 of the colors are shimmers and the remaining 7 shades are mattes.

However, compared to it’s predecessors, Naked, Naked 2, Naked 3 and Naked Smokey, this palette packs a lot more warmer tones with rich coppery and reddish-brown shades (seems to be the trend for this season).

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette - the colors

The Review

My verdict? Let’s just say it was a little disappointing. The colors were beautiful but the color payoff was not as great as I expected it to be. Maybe the palette I snatched happened to be a dud but I felt that the palette was a little over-hyped.

Some of the mattes barely showed up despite going over the pan 4 or 5 times. This was especially apparent for the shade Chaser. The darker matte shades like Ashes, En Fuego, Cayenne and He Devil were a little patchy and required a bit of work to get it even. The palette’s only saving grace were the relatively pigmented shimmers.

Alternatives to Consider

If you are one of those who is on the fence about it, you are probably better off getting Zoeva’s Nude Spectrum palette which has 15 shades and retails for S$60. In my opinion, it’s better value for money since the eye shadows are more pigmented and buttery than the ones in the Naked Heat Palette. Morphe 35O palette is also a good alternative for those who want a similar color scheme.

I would definitely recommend trying it in stores before making your decision. Yes, even if you’re a die hard Urban Decay fan or simply thinking of jumping on the bandwagon.

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