When it comes to Urban Decay’s cult Naked palettes, everyone has their favourite. The golden-hued original G, Naked 1, taupe-hued Naked 2 or rose-hued Naked 3 and even the super sultry Naked Smoky – my favourite. No matter what your favourite it the Naked collection is renowned for its versatility and ability to suit any skin tone and skin colour.

I am a huge lover of any Urban Decay products, whether it’s their Naked Skin Weightless Concealer to make my 5.30am tired eyes look bright and bag-free or their incredibly All Nighter Setting Spray – all just incredibly pieces of make up to have in your kit. So, did we ever imagine the brand could add to its already far-reaching range? I don’t know about you but I did not see something as beautiful as their new arrival. Say hello to Naked Heat, the latest addition to the Naked family with the potential to literally turn up the heat on any make up look.

Naked Heat

 

The sixth palette of the iconic Naked series has 12 new shades making it a striking edit of sunset-inspired colours. Taking an amber-hued slant this time around, Naked Heat offers up a make up medley of browns, coppers, butterscotches, red and siennas, providing a warmer and richer variety of neutrals.

Similar to its Naked predecessors, Naked Heat follows in the same footsteps with its choice of shimmers and mattes designed to be used alone or to be layered on top of one another. From the matte red En Fuego, my favourite colour in the palette, to the glistening gold Lumbre, cream-coloured Chaser to burnt orange He Devil, there really is something to suit both day and night.

Swatches top to bottom: Ounce, Chaser, Sauced, Low Blow, Lumbre, He Devil, Dirty Talk, Scorched, Cayenne, En Fuego, Ashes, Ember

 

Let’s be honest, the Naked series are famous for their high colour payoff and smooth buttery consistency and Naked Heat does just that. The shadows brush on smoothly and layer incredibly well with mattes and shimmers mixing with ease to create that extra depth and dimension making your eyes pop.

The first time I delved into this stunning pallet was for ladies day at Royal Ascot – brave I know, but I was dying to use it. I started with cream-colour base of Chaser using the blending side of the double-end brush. Next, I applied Sauced in my crease and then the deep copper-brown of Low Blow to deepen the outer corners using the brush’s detailing end. To finish, I pushed a small amount of the metallic burnt copper Lumbre into the middle of my lids for an iridescent halo finishing touch.

My look for Royal Ascot using Naked Heat palette

 

Despite its fiery assortment of shades, the colours are more wearable than you think, hence why I put it to the test for Royal Ascot. I didn’t use all the colours but I managed to achieve a beautiful eye look that was just enough to make my eyes pop through my fascinator vail. While the original 1 and 2 Naked palettes are more universal with their taupe and rose shadows, Urban Decay’s latest incarnation serves a collection of colours giving you a powerful look no matter what shadows you use. Naked Heat’s distinct difference lies in the warmer twist it gives on traditional neutrals – colours which are all over Instagram and shades which I know so many girls love. Naked Heat pushes the boundaries compared to the original pallets, similarly to Naked Smoky what it was released. It’s a vibrant and interesting twist on natural colours.

 

So whether you want to create a warm smokey eye or to add a tropical wash of colour, Naked Heat makes it an easy yet effective way to add a quick pop of colour to your look. Plus, it’s golden vertical blind-inspired box with gorgeous two-toned sky poking through is certain to carry that summer feeling well into the winter months too.

Urban Decay Naked Heat, £39.50, will be officially available from the 27th of July 2017 on www.urbandecay.co.uk.