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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 2018

Beauty review: Urban Decay’s Naked Heat eyeshadow palette

The shadows come encased in sturdy packaging, with a magnifying mirror on the inside and a dual-ended brush

The Heat palette is Urban Decay's latest release in the Naked palette series. Courtesy Urban Decay
The Heat palette is Urban Decay's latest release in the Naked palette series. Courtesy Urban Decay

Urban Decay’s Naked palettes are among its most popular items, and each has a different colour theme, with a mix of shades that can be used to create both neutral and dramatic looks. The first palette was warm-toned, the second cool-toned, the third full of rosy hues and the smokey featured darker colours for creating, you guessed it, smouldering eyes.

The latest addition to this line is the Heat palette – which features a variety of warm browns plus orange and sienna – hues that are on-trend right now. There is a mix of textures – from mattes to shimmers – and the shades range from light beige to dark chocolatey shimmery bronze brown.

The shadows come encased in sturdy packaging, with a magnifying mirror on the inside and a dual-ended brush – one side for patting on the pigment, and the other to blend.

What we like: The sturdy packaging makes the palette ideal to carry around. The brush is not the best, but it gets the job done if you are in a rush. The shadows are very pigmented, and blend beautifully. The shimmers need a little work, though, but it is nothing that a wet brush cannot fix. The shade range would suit most skin tones, so this is definitely one to own.

What we don't like: There is a lot of kickback from the shadows – and if you don’ tap before application, prepare for fallout as well.

The Urban Decay Naked Heat palette costs Dh249, and is available at Sephora and stand-alone Urban Decay stores in the Middle East.

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