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No doubt you’ve seen, heard and read all about the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette. So why carry on reading here? I’m going to give you the makeup artists perspective.  Buckle up kiddos.



I bought this palette from Sephora while in Dubai. If you can help it, don’t shop at Sephora in Dubai….it’s more expensive than other stockists.  I’ve had the previous Naked palettes for years; they’ve been repotted and transplanted in my MUFE magnetic palettes (another no no.) and I HAVE LOVED THEM FOREVER. I no longer buy MAC eyeshadows because I’ve grown so accustomed to the great colour payoff from Urban Decay and other brands.

So here’s the nitty gritty:

  • The colour pay off is amazing.
  • The warm colour tones are incredible! I’m not usually drawn to these tones but I’ve found myself using them again and again….even on myself. The warm tones bring out the green in my eyes and the darker colours compliment the hazel colour. Anyone with green or blue eyes would be a fool not to buy this palette.
  • The shadows blend beautifully.
  • Colour selection is good, just wish that there was maybe one more light colour.
  • The packaging is good for personal use but a little bulky for professional kits. They can be repotted relatively easily and the rectangular shape means that they fit nicely into empty pro palettes.
  • The brush is ok. I don’t like double ended brushes as one side can get damaged if you store it in brush belt, roll or standing upright in a case or tube.
  • Value for money.  These palettes are probably the best all-rounders you can get for R850 each. (I’ve used lighter shades for the other palettes as highlights, so they’re multi-functional too!)

This palette (and all the Naked palettes from Urban Decay) is totally worth the spend.