Hello beautiful ladies,
This palette is everywhere at the moment and I’m not usually into hyped products too much. I’m happy to wait for the reviews and swatches to come out. This palette though, had my name inscribed on it and I knew I had to have it.
So naturally, everyone in the US has been posting photos of their palette, while here, Mecca isn’t stocking it until August 29th. Why do we have to wait an eternity for new releases? I swear the shipping company goes via the moon to get to Australia. Okay, I think, if I get desperate, I’ll use HopShopGo to order it through Sephora.
Then, I was going through my junk email (which I rarely do) and Mecca had an offer for Level 3 Beauty Loop holders that had this palette available for 24 hours or until sold out. I was on the website within seconds and ordering. It was fate, I’m sure.
URBAN DECAY Heat Eyeshadow Palette
RRP – $83AUD from Mecca read about it here (available from August 29)
Why? Every week my fiancé and I get $20 to spend how we please – originally it started because we were both spending so much money, his on takeaway and me on beauty products. It’s just to reign in the out of control spending but also allows us a bit of freedom. Well, he still buys takeaway while I save mine. I was saving for the Natasha Denona Sunset palette but I grabbed this instead.
If you read my previous post on the Kat Von D Pastel Goth, (or read it here) you’ll know that palette didn’t speak to me. This palette has been screaming at me since I saw it. There’s levels of communication with me and palettes: some don’t say anything and I forget they even exist (Maybelline The Blushed Nudes), some whisper occasionally but don’t make it onto any list that I need them (Marc Jacobs Style Eye Con – any of them and Too Faced Semi-sweet Chocolate Bar), some cross my radar that often I know I want them but haven’t got around to saving for it or allocating a goal to it (Zoeva Cocoa Blend), some are waiting on my list to buy (Natasha Denona Sunset) and some just scream to me to buy asap (Urban Decay’s Heat).
So, here we are with the Heat palette.
First Impressions: I am in love with this palette. These colours are my favourite to use (if you prefer cool tones, this palette is not for you). I’ve seen so many comparisons to different palettes on Instagram, some I have and some I don’t. However, I haven’t seen many swatches side by side of dupes, though they do look similar in the pan.
Okay, so the actual packaging. If you have the Naked Smoky, (I don’t own Naked 1-3) its exactly the same style with the change in colouring. The only difference is the brush they’ve included. I actually loved the brush they included in Smoky so it will be interesting to see if I love this one too. The packaging is actually quite sturdy, expensive looking and eye catching.
I love named shadows but there are times I wonder how they’ve come up with a name for a particular shadow. I’m puzzled by Sauced and Low Blow. If someone can enlighten me with those two, I’d be extremely appreciative.
From top to bottom:
Ounce: this is a matte/shimmer vanilla that doesn’t show very well on my skin. I know its supposed to be matte but under light, this has a shimmer through it which makes me think it’ll work as an under brow highlight.
Chaser: this shade is a slightly darker than my skin tone matte nude – perfect base shade.
Sauced: I’d describe this a matte terracotta just because it reminds me of my planted pots.
Low Blow: is a matte warm light-medium brown.
Lumbre: this is a to-die-for metallic copper. Highly pigmented and oh so gorgeous. I cannot wait to actually use this colour.
He Devil: is a matte warm medium orange/brown.
Trivia – After looking up en fuego, it means ‘on fire’ in Spanish but has translated to the urban dictionary as awesome.
From top to bottom:
Dirty Talk: this is a highly pigmented metallic bronze – it is absolutely gorgeous.
Scorched: this looks similar to dirty talk in the photo, however, I’d describe it as a metallic rose gold. Again, its very pigmented and absolutely beautiful.
Cayenne: this is a matte dark warm brown.
En Fuego: is a matte dark burgundy, however, its not as pigmented as it looks in the pan.
Ashes: is a matte cool purple/brown. Its more pigmented than the other darker mattes.
Ember: is a dark metallic bronze with grey, almost black undertones. Its amazing as I blend it out on my arm.
First Impressions, part 2: Oh em gee, the metallics are absolutely unbelievable. They are some of THE best metallic shadows I have. The pigmentation is intense. BUT……..the mattes leave me a bit empty. I’m hoping that once I start playing with it, the mattes actually work better on my eyes than swatched.
I’ll put together a few looks and write a post next month for those that are waiting for reviews on this palette before paying so much for it. Thank you for reading 🙂
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Until next time,