Hi, my name is YaaLia and I’m an amateur in Makeup . I can’t blend any eyeshadows to save my life and for this very reason, I’ve resorted to using just two shadows for as long as I can remember. Whenever I feel a little bit adventurous, I’d branch out and pick up a palette [ mostly neutrals ] from the drugstore just to practice my skills with it. Many attempts and failures later, I’ve come to accept that my eyeshadow blending game is not on fleek and that’s ok with me, I’ll just buy more lipsticks and stick to my two MAC eyeshadows. They’ve never failed me. That was the case until last July when Urban Decay released their fourth palette from their Naked Collection. As soon as I saw the reveal and the swatches online and watched many YouTube reviews, I knew I was ready to purchase my first premium eyeshadow palette.
The 12 amber hued neutral shades were what got my attention. Similar the two MAC eyeshadows [ Brown Script and Swiss Chocolate ] I own that I’ve been wearing them for years but this has more red brown mattes, muted oranges, browns, dusty pinks, shimmering coppers, bronzes and matte shades. They are all colours that could pass as a safe option on my hooded eyelids and could hide my shabby blending works. This palette became so popular and kept selling out fast. I didn’t get my hands on one until early November 2017. I got it for a good price too as I picked this up at the airport with some loyalty points. I paid £22 instead of the original £40 price tag.
Image from UrbanDecay.co.uk
From Left – Right [ Left side ]
Ounce (ivory shimmer) – brow bone
Chaser (light nude matte) – brow bone
Sauced (soft terra-cotta matte) – shadow base
Low Blow (brown matte) – shadow base
Lumbre (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift) – highlight
He Devil (burnt red matte) – main colour
From Left – Right [ Right side ]
Dirty Talk (metallic burnt red) – lid/highlight
Scorched (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer) – tear duct
Cayenne (deep terra-cotta matte) – main shade
En Fuego (burgundy matte) – transition/crease/main shade
Ashes (deep reddish-brown matte) – transition/crease/eyeliner/outer V
Ember (deep metallic copper-burgundy) – Lower lash line
Eye makeup using the Naked Heat Palette
I have worn and used every single shade in this palette. This usually doesn’t happen with any of the palettes I’ve purchased in the past. There will also be one or two that doesn’t work or suit my skin tone. I found these shadows so easy to blend even with the brush that was included. I usually stick to two/three colours to create either a basic everyday [ He Devil, Cayenne & Dirty Talk ] and four [ Cayenne, En Fuego, Ashes & Ember ] for a smoky eye [ see picture above ]. I find them fail proof and suitable for all seasons. I’ve been travelling everywhere with them and feel I got my money’s worth. My favourites are the deeper brown shades towards the bottom end of the palette. I like the burnt red matte shade as it’s similar to MAC’s Brown Script but the name “He Devil” just doesn’t sit right me. I’m a Christian! I’ll just leave it there…..
I can use all the help I get so I recently purchased the travel size of their cult product Eyeshadow Primer Potion in the hope it will give my eye lids a good base and intensify the shadows and also help them blend well. The texture of this is a soft cream that is super easy to blend and dries quickly, leaving a hint of colour on the lids as it dries.
I’ve really enjoyed using this palette. It goes everywhere with me, I wish the packaging was a little small but I can overlook it. The shades are beautiful and looks incredible on any skin tone, they blend softly and beautifully, fully pigmented with minimum fall out. The mattes are not chalky at all and the shimmers are not packed with any chunky glitter. It’s a palette that is suitable for all seasons. I’ve promised myself not to buy a new palette soon until I’ve hit pan with some of the shades. This is so I don’t forget about it because it comes with all the colours I need right now. I just need to perfect my craft now and then I can buy some more…LOL
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Verse of The Day:-
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
– Psalms 139:23-24 NLT