For whatever reason, brands have been somewhat obsessed with giving us palettes that are pretty much centered around red shades. From ABH Modern Renaissance, to Smashbox Cover Shot in Ablaze, and now Naked Heat, that’s the only reasonable explanation. If you have blue eyes the more orange tones in this will be flattering, while green eyes will have fun with the shades that are red and plum tones. This is actually my first Urban Decay Naked palette because when the first 3 Naked palettes launched I was still wearing mainly drugstore makeup.
I think the collection overall didn’t necessarily need 3 lipsticks since Urban Decay launched their extensive line of Vice lipsticks just a year ago. It would have been more useful to have warm toned blushes — my perfect options would be matte red and orange shades, and maybe something that’s a light gold/amber shade; all warm fiery tones and every skin tone could find a blush that works for them.
The palette itself could also have done with a matte pure orange or a matte pure red shade — an ideal crease colour to help all the other shades transition. Something comparable to Rule or Red Brick by MAC, or Morocco by Makeup Geek, and the red could have been something comparable to Make Up For Ever Morello Cherry. Luckily I own the latter and I think it’ll work well with these shades. If you have the Modern Renaissance palette then you’re covered regarding the orange and deep red/berry shades. That said though, there are still decent crease options with the matte brown shades. I’ve used this palette for the past 3 days — i.e. all weekend, and so far, it’s pretty good. Stay tuned for a full post including looks, swatches, and a more in-depth review.