Sunday, June 03, 2018

Review: UD Naked Petite Heat Palette*

The cult favourite Naked Heat Palette is now in a miniature and travel-friendly edition. It arrived in Mecca Maxima a few weeks ago after their phenomenal hit-event, MECCLAND. We got to see a sneak preview of what the palette would look like and got to see it in action. As soon as I laid my eyes on this palette, it had stolen my heart. And now, I am totally smitten! This palette contains beautiful and essential shades that I can wear everyday. Find out more on how the Urban Decay Petite Naked Heat Palette performs, including swatches!

After the unexpected and explosive release of the Naked Heat Palette, I just cannot get enough of it. It has sold out within an hour online and it was almost impossible to grab your hands on it. And following the hype, Urban Decay has released a "petite version" of the Heat Palette that contains 6 essential shades, similar that of their original "basics palettes". The idea behind it is so you won't have to carrying a bulky palette for on the go and you have just your everyday shades that you can count on without the indecisiveness of choosing shades. Or it could be a complementary palette to go with your favourite shimmers or glitters. Honestly, you can do what you will.

There is one highlight shade with five warm-tone mattes.

Swatches shown in natural day light

  • Inhale - a demi-matte pale beige highlight shade with some silver passing through it.
  • Vibrate - a pale neutral brown transition shade
  • Hot Spell - a medium brown shade with some orange tones
  • Wilde Thing - a bright and strong medium rusty orange shade
  • Heist - a medium-dark rusty brown shade with some red tones 
  • Strike - a dark plum-brown shade

This palette just pulls on all my heart strings. The packaging is encased in a hard plastic similar that of the basics palettes and has this beautiful floral flame design. It's about 10.5cm by 5.5cm which is the perfect size that'll fit in your makeup bags. The shades in the palette are very buttery and creamy to the touch and very easy to work with. There is some kick up but that is to be expected with such a formula. They do blend seamlessly onto the lids and are pigmented, especially over a primer but not as pigmented as I want it to. I use the Shu Uemura Stage Performer Lasting Eye Priming Fluid as a base and it made the shade pop 5 times more. However, "strike" at times was a little streaky, especially when blending over the crease. But if you work in small amounts of product at a time, you won't even notice. (Since it is a dark shade) This is not a problem.

It definitely is a great palette for a variety of light-medium skin tones but I don't think someone with a deeper complexion than me would have much flexibility to play around with all the shades. I had worn this when I had more of a tan (being a NC30) and the lighter half of the palette didn't seem to appear on my skin. Now that it is winter being a (NC20), the palette works better for me. So this might be something you want to consider when buying it.

There is some things I would have made the palette that much better as well. If the shade "vibrate" was removed and a deep chocolate brown was added, it would have completed the palette a bit better. "Strike" does give a different look but a dark chocolate brown would have tied the palette together nicely. And I would have also added a warmer tone with more shimmer to "inhale". Though it is a beautiful shade, it doesn't seem to be in theme with the overall palette and limits the versatility of what the Petite Naked Heat Palette can do. What I also noticed is that this palette contains "TALC" which explains how the pigmentation hasn't completely reached its potential.

What do you guys think? This palette retails for $47 AUD on Mecca Maxima's website and contains 6 x 1.3g of product. Overall, I think it is a beautiful palette with high-performing shades that is perfect for everyday. Though, there are a few things I that could have been better, this did not affect my love for it. I would pair this palette with a Coloupop Cosmetics Super Shock shimmer shade like "Flux with You" on most days and this is my everyday look.

Thanks for reading, biscuits! Let me know your thoughts!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. This post is 100% genuine and are based on my personal experience with the brand and the products. This post was to share my experience to my readers for information purposes only. The products mentioned in this post was gifted but the words expressed in this post has not been compensated for. Dependent on your skin, the results may or may not be different for you. All pictures showing the results of the product was taken in both inside light and natural day light to show the true nature of the product. 


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