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Urban Decay Naked Heat Review

Urban Decay Naked Heat Review

This review is long overdue, but the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette has to be one of my favourites in the range. I received the Urban Decay Naked Heat as a birthday gift in February.

So with the breaking news this week that Urban Decay will be discontinuing their cult favourite the Original Naked palette I thought I need to get this review up. It is sad that they discontinuing the Original Naked palette that started the amazing range but I have to admit that Heat and Naked 3 is definitely on top of my favourite list.

I love the Urban Decay Naked Heat warmer shades colour selection which was perfect for the winter. In South Africa we are at the end of our winter but I have to admit that I will probably continue to wear it during the spring and summer. The shades are intensely pigmented and rich.


I love the sleek packaging of the Naked Heat. It is housed in a sturdy plastic compact with a generously sized mirror tucked inside and a double-ended brush with a precise tip on the one side and a fluffier on the other. The word Urban Decay Naked Heat is embossed in 3D embossed in rose gold on the packaging.



The shades are pretty amazing. There are 7 mattes and 5 shimmers in the palette that are 1.3g each. I think it is a good balance however shimmers is my favourite and I would not have minded 5 mattes and 7 shimmers. I just find shimmers creates that pop on the lid that opens my eyes.  There is one duo-chrome share “Lumbre” – a copper shade with a gold shift.

Shades include:

  • Ounce (ivory shimmer)
  • Chaser (light nude matte)
  • Sauced (soft terra-cotta matte)
  • Low Blow (brown matte)

  • Lumbre (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift)
  • He Devil (burnt red matte)
  • Dirty Talk (metallic burnt red)
  • Scorched (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer)

  • Cayenne (deep terra-cotta matte)
  • En Fuego (burgundy matte)
  • Ashes (deep reddish-brown matte)
  • Ember (deep metallic copper-burgundy)


Price and Availability :

You can pick this up from the Urban Decay stand-alone stores at some Foschini stores. They are also available online at Urban Decay website click here or on the Foschini, website click here in South Africa. The Naked palettes retail for R860 each ($54)

Overall thoughts

I absolutely love this palette, I feel that every shade is rich and matches my skin tone and green eyes perfectly. The colours match one another perfectly and the looks that I have created with the palette is cohesive and stunning. You might perceive this to be too expensive but I believe the price is reasonable. The quality and pigmentation are definitely worth the money. A little goes a long way and this palette will give last you a very long time.


Have you tried or own any of the Naked Palettes? What is your thoughts on them and which one is your favourite? Will you be picking up the cult favourite Original Naked before it is sold out?


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Ilona Fourie

Welcome, my name is Ilona. I’m a 40 and fabulous Beauty & Lifestyle Blogger. I was born and raised in South Africa, and have lived in Gauteng all my live. I am married and I have two beautiful boys (25 and 17) and three four legged girls two boxers and a basset.

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  1. 27 August 2018 / 11:37

    Still on my wish list! But the born to run palette has stolen my heart even more than this one

    • 27 August 2018 / 18:46

      I have to agree but I am so glad I received this one as a birthday gift. The born to run palette is also still on my wish list. I also think the Born to run is good value for money. Just me dreaming about adding the born to run palette to my collection.

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