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Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review + Swatches

UD Naked Heat Palette

 

Happy Friday Guys! We have a smoldering review today that’s gonna get your temperatures rising. Everyone’s talking about this and it seems like it doesn’t disappoint. If you’re a fan of eyeshadows, be it in neutrals, earthy, or shimmers, and if you love Urban decay, oh well, I know you’re gonna love this newly-released Naked Heat Palette ($54). It’s the fifth installment to the ever popular “Naked” line of eyeshadows by Urban Decay.

 

Urban Decay Naked Heat

It all started with the first Naked eyeshadow that got us all head over heels in love (reviewed HERE). It was then followed by the insanely famous Naked 2, then the rosΓ© all day Naked 3, and for the smoky-eye fanatics, a Naked Smoky was released. I love them all and I try not to use up all of them because they all look so pretty and practical to have, specially during special occasions or when you’re traveling. It’s like you’ve got all the shades you’ll ever need in one palette with a free dual-ended multipurpose brush and a wide-angle mirror. I also love that each Naked palette comes in different packaging styles.

 

 

Naked Heat Palette Urban Decay

The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette follows the impressive formulation and saturated pigment of its predecessors. Such bold colors in one beautiful palette. It has 12 shades which consist of browns, ambers, terra -cottas, brown reds, coppers, and burgundies. Texture-wise, there are shimmery ones and matte ones. Also, there are a few light to neutral shades as well. I like all the matte colors like; Low Blow, Cayenne, He Devil & En Fuego. The shimmery shades are beautiful too, like the Lumbre, Dirty Talk & Scorched. As a matter of fact, all the shades in this palette are really hot and sultry.

 

Urban Decay Naked Heat

 

Another thing I wanna point out is that the colors don’t have a lot of fallouts and they’re pretty much well-curated. The colors are unique, wearable and easy to blend. Each shade complements each other and is very versatile. You can either do a natural daytime look or go smoky, whichever you want. In addition to that, the palette looks really good on any skin tone as it adds warmth to a light complexion, or it complements anyone who’s skin tone is medium to dark.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review

Overall, I think the Naked Heat Palette by UD is well-made and well-thought-out. There’s nothing quite like it. The packaging is sturdy, the brush is soft and practical to have, the wide mirror is just perfect, and the shades are gorgeous and timely for this season. The application is smooth and buttery and each shade blends like a charm. I think Urban Decay did it again with this good value palette.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review Swatches

 

With all the Naked Palettes out there, the million dollar question now is, which Naked are you?

Naked Palettes

 

Urban Decay Naked Naked 2 Naked 3 Naked Smoky Naked Heat

 

The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette is available at Nordstrom, Macys & Sephora

 

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Lorac PRO Palette Review

Greetings All! I am back from outer space! more details to come as I recover from a massive jetlag πŸ™‚ Anyhow, today, I’d like to talk about this amazing eyeshadow palette that I took with me on a short notice trip to Mars. I bet you all know what is, it’s the Lorac Pro Palette. I know a lot of you swear by this, even more so than Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes. Well, I’ll give you my 2 cent comparison in this review.

 

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First of all, I am in love with the color selection of this palette. They all seemed very versatile and very wearable. I also like that this has the most matte textures of eyeshadows in a palette. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do love shimmers, but there’s a point where I feel like I need to be able to adjust my eye makeup game from day to night or from natural to all glammed up. Second, the pigment baby. The pigment of this palette is to die for. I love how one swipe can make all the difference and each shade is oh so buildable. I can definitely create a natural daytime look with this like a pro, and then transition to a more dramatic look at night.

 

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Even though this palette has a lot of matte shades, there are also 8 shimmery shades that complement each matte eyeshadows. They are not overly glittery and the shades are just about as natural as the mattes. There are 16 shades in total for this particular palette.

Aside from the gorgeous array of colors to choose from and the incredible pigmentation of this Lorac Pro Palette, the last thing I really love about this is the ease of application. Each shadow goes on smoothly like velvet, and on top of that, they are extremely long-lasting. They never smudged on me all throughout the day. I also noticed that my best eye makeup happens whenever I use this specific palette. Oh yeah, you bet! Β πŸ™‚

 

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Comparison to Urban Decay Naked Palettes: A lot of people raved the Lorac Pro Palette for being well-pigmented that they almost find it to be similar to Nars Eyeshadows which are also known to possess such strong pigments for its eye makeup. Well, for me, that is definitely true, and I really really like my eyeshadows to be strongly pigmented as well. That also explains my liking for Nars eyeshades. However, when it comes to comparing this Lorac Pro Palette to the popular Urban Decay Naked Palettes (1,2,3 & Smoky), to be honest, I was a bit surprised that I actually enjoy using this Lorac Pro more than the UD Naked Palettes. Something about UD’s pigmentation that didn’t seem to materialize well on my skin. They also feel a bit drying and slightly harder to blend than the Lorac Pro Palette, which can be applied wet or dry. Also, there’s not a lot of matte shades in the Naked Palettes, yet each of their palette always comes with a nice eyeshadow brush.

 

So, have you tried the eyeshadow palettes mentioned above? Which ones suit your fancy?

 

Stay tuned for more reviews and photos from my latest jet lag-inducing trip and adventure. LOL.

 

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