Tried and Tested : Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

On 14th June 2017 I  became the proud owner of the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette and boy, what a day that was! Urban Decay did a limited presale release of this highly anticipated palette and luckily my order was processed and I did a very, very, happy dance.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Now, do I need any more eye shadow palettes? No! Do i need the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette? Absolutely and I will tell you why. Firstly and most importantly, as a self confessed eye-shadow-aholic, as soon as I saw this gem on Jane’s (British Beauty Blogger) Facebook Live i knew this was for me, and secondly….I had to own at least one Urban Decay Palette right?

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

You see the funny thing about all the other Urban Decay “Naked” Palettes is they are just too, well, naked for me. I like colours with a little punch, a bit of oomph and some warm tones that will bring out my blue/green eyes and that is exactly what the Naked Heat palette does. Whilst some bloggers rushed to post their thoughts on the palette the day they received it, and there are some really mixed reviews which I urge you to read, I decided to take my time, to play with every colour in every possible way so that I could give a more accurate perspective. It’s safe to say that for me…it is absolutely perfect. Every shade is wearable for every, single skin tone and hair colour, every pigment is perfect and the actual compact itself is a dream to look at and jumps out of my drawer every time I open it. I have not worn any other palette this past month.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

The palette itself comes beautifully packaged in burnt orange packaging, with gradients of sunrise/sunset shades across the top. Inside is a lovely long mirror so you can easily see yourself, a great double ended brush and by that I mean one that you will actually enjoy using and then….drum roll….twelve gloriously warm matte and shimmer colours.

Naked Heat Palette

These shadows are soft, creamy and deeply, deeply pigmented. Add to this the fact that they blend like an absolute dream and you are on to a winner. I know some people have reported fall-down with their shades but I have used every single one and as long as I tap my brush after picking the shadow up, I have not noticed any. To make some of the shadows really pop ( not that they don’t already) I spray a little Mac Fix Plus on my brush and this really intensifies my shadow especially when I am doing a spotlight look.

Me, wearing Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

In my opinion the swatches do not do these shades any justice, you really need to get in store and look at it and try it out when it is released on 27th July.

Naked Heat Swatches

 As you can see from my photos  (these are completely untouched or edited, but have been taken under studio lights on a professional camera) my eyes really pop. The longevity and wear and everything is there for me. If I had to pick just one Summer palette to purchase this year, without a “shadow” of a doubt it would be this Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

What do you think of the Summery warm tones of this palette? Are these colours you would wear? I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave me a comment below.


  1. Toni Robinson
    July 5, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    With your colour eyes, I couldn't agree more that these shades are definitely for you. They look gorgeous on you! This is one I'll have to wait until it hits the stores so I can have a good look at it. I have loads of warmed toned palettes and whilst they help to bring out my grey/green eyes, they can also clash with my neutral greyish undertone. Toni | sheergloss

    • Back To You Beauty
      July 5, 2017 / 3:53 pm

      Oh no, that's a shame, thank you for the compliment.

  2. Laura Louise
    July 5, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    I love the shades, but I don't think it's as good as the hype x

    • Back To You Beauty
      July 5, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Hahaha, I do! I love it, but then everyone looks for something different in their shadows x

  3. Allure La Vie
    July 5, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    Great review! And it looks stunning on you xx

    • Back To You Beauty
      July 5, 2017 / 3:55 pm

      Aww, thanks hun, i'm a bit addicted, could you tell?

  4. Emmy Writes About
    July 5, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    I absolutely love your photo's of the palette!

  5. Anonymous
    July 5, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    I think this may be just the Palette for me, especially after reading your review, as I too have not purchased any of the other naked palettes. Thank you Sharon Jorden x

  6. Chantelle Nelson
    July 5, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Ah I'm so jealous this palette looks incredible!! That last pic of you is gorgeous too, such a pretty look!Chantelle xThe Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  7. Georgia Weedon
    July 5, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    It is such a gorgeous range of shades. It really suits you too! I am tempted but worried the warm shades wont suit me… x

  8. fashion for lunch
    July 5, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I tried this a couple of weeks ago and I'm obsessed now!

  9. Unknown
    July 5, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    I will buy it for sure, i really got into the Cranberry colour eye with my Tarte Hrush palette and i have brown eyes and think these shades would suit me also, they do look fab on you Sharon and i am glad you rated it highly,thank you.

  10. Anonymous
    July 5, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Wowzer. Talk about 'Heat'- you look 'Smokin'. Gorgeous . Great brand and this looks stunning – in the pan as well as on you xxx Celia xxx

  11. beautyqueenuk
    July 5, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I love the look of it but the one thing that has put me off is constantly seeing it, weird as that sounds x

  12. Laura Hollier
    July 6, 2017 / 5:47 am

    You look gorgeous! Loving the looks. I have been using this palette almost everyday, I love it x

  13. Erin Russell
    July 6, 2017 / 7:26 am

    The colours look stunning on you! So so pretty! But I didn't get along with mine as much as I thought i would! Not used it at all 🙁

  14. Gem flutterandsparkle
    July 6, 2017 / 8:15 am

    This looks so beautiful on you! I'm really tempted as I own all of the other Naked palettes, but I'm also trying to cut back on spending at the moment! Gemma x

  15. Mammaful Zo
    July 6, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Such a lovely palette and I love the look on you too, I love it but I also love the look of the new peach mattes by Too Faced, do I need both? ha ha xxxxZoë |

  16. Roxie Watt
    July 6, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    This palette looks gorgeous. Urban Decay have really out done themselves.

  17. Heather Nixon
    July 6, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    This palette looks so gorgeous and perfect for summer

  18. Cassandra Thompson
    July 10, 2017 / 2:41 am

    The palette is so gorgeous, I love the look of the shades!Cass | CassandraMyee

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