Hello loves! I’m sorry I’ve been a little MIA from this blog lately, but I’ve been so looking forward to chatting with you about Urban Decay’s newest eyeshadow palette! I’ve been a big fan of Urban Decay (specifically their shadows) for some time now, and I’ve been eyeing their newest one for the longest time! No pun intended. From the packaging, to the shimmer shades, to the matte ones, I’m so in love with it!
The Urban Decay Heat palette is chock-full of warm tones. If you’re someone who can’t get enough of shades with a red or orange undertone, then this is definitely the palette for you. If you’re a person who likes cool tones with more blue or purple undertones, maybe stay away from this palette. Honestly though, I’m so impressed with this shade range! There are so many shimmery shades with matte one; there’s just so many varieties of looks that you could create with this palette! Whatever you create, you can be sure that it’ll be completely warm and fiery! All of these shades would really make green or blue eyes pop!
So here are all the swatches from the palette. At the bottom of my arm is the lightest shade and at the top is the darkest. All of them are extremely creamy, although some are more pigmented than others. I’ve found that the shimmery shades are much more pigmented than the matte shades. I noticed that from one single swipe on the arm, the shimmery shades were extremely bright and colorful, while the matte shades needed a few swipes to get the full effect of their pigmentation.
My Favorite Color Combinations
The following are a few of my favorite variations of the colors. There’s so many different options as mentioned before, but with these combinations I’ve created the coolest (or warmest) looks! Also, there is no good way to take a good picture of your hand or arm so please disregard my oddly positioned limbs, lol.
These three shades are a few of the darkest shades in the palette, and all completely matte. They create the most beautiful gradient and would be a great combo for a “going out” type of look. The lovely auburn shade is warm and inviting while the deep plum gives a very edgy vibe!
The next combination is a more day time friendly look. The first shade I have been using as a transition color in my crease for every look. It’s the perfect light, middle tone for all the rest of the shadows. The shimmery/pink middle color I’ve been using on my lid and it really is gorgeous, although turns out much lighter than you’d expect. The auburn shade has also been one of my favorites and is very similar to a shade in the Naked Basics palette (the larger one).
Lastly, this look is more complicated with four tones. It’s a shimmer and matte combination. It uses some of the darker tones at the end of the palette with some of the orangey shimmer shades. I really do think it ends up looking like a sunset on your lids, lol. It would be an excellent combo for an important occasion!
Finally, I’d love to discuss the packaging of this palette. The front is designed so beautifully with all of the shades crushed in a line. I love the organized chaos and the look is just perfect against the sans-serif, gold font. When you take off this sleeve, the palette is sitting in a beautiful little paper case with matches on the inside. It really accentuates the theme of the entire palette, so I appreciated this little detail. Lastly, the packaging of the palette itself mirrors all the shades so beautifully and the vertical gold lines parallel the burnt matches perfectly.
As you can tell, I’m a huge fan of this palette. The only “negative” thing I would say about this palette is you are strictly able to create only warm shades. It’s absolutely perfect if that’s the look you’re going for, but there’s not a lot of variety if you want something a little more natural or low key. What do you guys think about this palette, have you tried it out yourself? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll talk to you guys next time!