I had the opportunity to swatch the full line this past Saturday at the Urban Decay Flagship store in Newport Beach. This new line is a welcome addition to the Naked collection and offers some warmer tones. The Naked Heat eyeshadow palette is packaged similarly to the previous full size Naked palettes with the exception of the case. The case on the Naked Heat palette is made of a sturdy plastic instead of the velvet covered cardboard or metal of the previous palettes.
,The Naked Heat palette offers twelve fairly rich and amber-hued shades ranging from creamy eggshell to a blackened bronze. Like it's predecessors the palette contains both matte and shimmer shades. Overall, I think the palette will work for both Dark and True Autumns. The shades might be a touch too dark and/or rich for Soft Autumns. As one that harmonizes best with the Dark Autumn tone, I find that nearly all of the shadows work well for me with the exception of Sauced, Lumbre, and Scorched. The aforementioned three shadows are a bit on the warm side for me personally as a Dark Autumn but should work well for True Autumns.
In addition to the eyeshadow palette, I was able to swatch the three new lipsticks and two new eye liner colors. As I see it, both Scorched (metallic) and Fuel (creamy matte) will work best for True Autumns. Heat (metallic) seems to harmonize better with Dark Autumn as it appears slightly higher in chroma than the True Autumn palette. In addition, I think Fuel may work as a MLBB or nude for some Dark Autumns. I was unable to try any of them on due to the sheer number of people in the very small store. As for the eyeliners, Alkaline is a dark, smoky purple and swatches best with Dark Autumn. Torch is a rich, rusty brown and goes well with the True Autumn palette.
Many of my Dark Autumn clients (myself included) already have and love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette. The shadows of the ABH palette are highly pigmented and very rich; the Naked Heat shadows are not quite as pigmented and intense. I tend to use the ABH palette for special events such as date night and feel that the Naked Heat palette offers a nice range of shadows for an everyday look. I personally feel that there is room in my cosmetic collection for both.
The new line is set to launch in stores early July and I am eager to hear how you all like it!
Cosmetics, Dark Autumn, True Autumn