Naked Heat palette tutorial & first impressions

I gave in and ordered Urban Decay’s new Naked Heat palette as a li’l birthday present to myself earlier this month. As soon as I saw via Instagram that UD was launching this beauty, I knew I’d eventually be getting my hands on it; I just can’t resist all the fire-y warm tones that mimic natural hues like cinnamon, paprika and terra cotta. It is the perfect complement to UD’s Naked Smoky palette, which has been a part of my collection for years now.

Flames have been everywhere this season in both fashion and beauty; so many (including me!) are happy to trade uninviting cool tones for warm ones like copper and rust. And although they may at first seem difficult to pull off–especially during the daytime–I actually find them to be much easier to work with than their cooler counterparts.

What can I say? I’m a changed woman. We can thank Kylie Jenner’s burgundy palette for that.

For this tutorial I decided on a semi-casual look; later on, I’d love to do a more intense nighttime one involving the deep matte tones. My favorite thing about UD’s Naked palettes is that, unlike Kylie’s, each one has everything needed for a complete eye look: base shades, crease shades, lid shades, highlight shades…

Although this was my first time playing around with this palette, I can say that so far, I really love it–maybe even a little more than I love my Naked Smoky palette!

With the shimmer shades, there is very little fallout. And with the matte shades, there is absolutely none. I was very pleasantly surprised to discover this because I’m definitely not the neatest or most patient person when it comes to makeup application.

Products I used…

(*I received this product as a part of Sephora’s Beauty Insider program during my birthday month.)

Base

Step 1: Apply a generous coat of primer, focusing on the t-zone in an outward motion.

Step 2: Using the same technique, apply 1-2 coats of BB cream.

Step 3: With the attached wand, apply a light coat of Stretch concealer under the eyes and blend with the fingers using a tapping motion. Build up the coverage if necessary.

Step 4: Using the fingers, apply Stretch Concealer to any redness or blemishes.

Step 5: Set BB cream and concealer with Lock-It blotting powder, focusing on the t-zone and the under-eye area.

Step 6: To “melt” makeup into the skin, use a generous amount of setting spray, then pat it into the skin.

Naked Heat

Step 7: Using the fingers, apply a small amount of eyeshadow primer to the entire eyelid.

Step 8: With the fluffy end of the brush, apply Chaser to the entire eyelid, crease and brow bone.

Step 9: Continuing with the fluffy end of the brush, apply Cayenne to the crease.

Step 10: Apply Dirty Talk over the entire eyelid. Be sure to clean the brush between colors.

Step 11: In the outer corner apply En Fuego in an upward and outward motion the create a long, cat-like effect.

Step 12: Using the denser, angled end of the brush, apply Cayenne to the lower lash line, concentrating on the outer corners. Connect the lower lash line with the upper lash line to complete the cat-like shape.

Step 13: Continuing with the angled end of the brush, layer Dirty Talk over Cayenne on the lower lash line, again, concentrating the most pigment on the outer corners.

Step 14: Making sure the brush is completely clean, use the fluffy end to apply 1-2 layers of Ounce to the brow bone and innermost corner of the eye.

Step 15: Top with two coats of mascara on both the upper and lower lashes.

Finishing touches

Step 16: With a fluffy blush brush, apply blush to the hollows of the cheeks, focusing closest to the hairline and sweep towards the center of the face, in addition to the apples of the cheeks.

Step 17: On the orbital bone around the eye, as well as the cupid’s bow, apply White Sand with a clean setting brush.

Step 18: Using an upward brushing motion, apply Boy Brow to the eyebrows, concentrating on the center portion of each brow, working outwards to the inner and outer corners.

Step 19: Finish with another generous coat of setting spray.

Step 20: On top of a little Balm Dotcom, apply an even coat of Lip Paint, focusing on the center of the lip, allowing the color to spread outwards.

 

I am so impressed with this year’s birthday gift from Sephora! Because I already own Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blush in Seduce, I knew I was going to looove Paaarty! The formula is amazing, and Paaarty is such a great color–it’s slightly lighter and pinker than Seduce. So, I am super happy to now have it in my collection. On the other hand, I had never tried Tarte’s Lip Paint before, and I’m not the biggest fan of liquid lipsticks in general. But, this one isn’t so bad! The color is girly and versatile, and the formula isn’t overly drying or flakey. Plus, it’s definitely long-wearing.

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