A palette which has taken the internet by storm is the Urban Decay Heat palette. It is a palette I, and many others couldn’t resist, so today I thought I would share with you a review now I have been playing with it for a few weeks.
It is a palette full of gorgeous warm tones, and a mix of 7 matte shades and some shimmer and metallic shades. I love this combination as a lot of palettes tend to include more shimmer than matte shades so it is nice to see it the other way round.
The first six shades in the palette include four mattes, one slight shimmer, and a shimmer shade. Ounce is a shade which is pretty much the same as my skin tone, an ivory shade, which works amazingly as a highlight, but if you were hoping to use it for an inner corner highlight too, I find that it isn’t shimmery enough.
Chaser, Sauced and Low Blow are three super buttery matte shades, a matte nude, orange-toned matte and a matte brown shade. Chaser works amazingly in the crease, with Sauced being a perfect shade to add some definition, especially if you’re going for a no makeup look.
Lumbre is the first shimmer shade in the palette and is just beautiful. It is a red-toned copper shimmer shade with gold flecks throughout. I love using this as a colour to centre my look around by putting it in the middle of my eye, or in the inner third.
He Devil is a less buttery dark red brown matte shade, a great shade to deepen the crease. This colour is one I don’t really have in my collection, and is definitely one of my favourite mattes in the palette.
The last six shades in the palette include another three matte shades, and three metallic shades. Two of the matte shades are two more extremely buttery shades – Cayenne and Ashes. Cayenne is a deep brown shade and Ashes is an extremely cool toned brown shade. The final matte shade is En Fuego, a gorgeous burgundy matte shade.
As for the three metallics, Ember is a deep, copper brown shade, Dirty Talk, a gorgeous metallic burnt red shade, and Scorched is the most metallic red-y brown shade with flecks of gold glitter. Scorched is probably my favourite shade in the entire palette, it is just gorgeous and incredibly unique.
So, what do I think, and is the Urban Decay Heat palette worth the hype? The Urban Decay Heat palette is incredible and I can see myself wearing and reaching for this palette so much. There are more buttery shades in the palette, but all of the shades are incredible quality. I find them to be extremely pigmented and blend so well.
The palette isn’t as orange as I was expecting, but more on the red side. All shades are extremely warm toned, with the exception of Ashes. The only thing I think that the palette is missing is a highlight shade for the inner corner, I keep finding myself reach for a separate palette.
It is a palette I am so glad I picked up even if I was supposed to be on a spending ban. I think it is well worth the hype and attention it was given. It will be officially released in the UK a week from today, on the 27th July, will you be picking up the Urban Decay Heat palette?