Following the huge success of Urban Decay’s Naked Heat palette, the brand has just launched a smaller version inspired by the original: Naked Petite Heat. Adorable rhyming name aside, this little beauty is the stuff that scorching neutral dreams are made of, and the best part? It’s oh-so portable. Now you can take your Naked to go …
Naked Petite Heat (CAN $36.00) | Housed in a slim compact with a design on the cover reminiscent of its older sibling, it also comes with a mirror on the inner lid along with 6 brand new shades. But don’t let the small size fool you; these are all full-sized eyeshadow hues, with 5 matte and 1 a satiny matte … and all with the ability to create a variety of looks that can take you from coy, all the way to red hot. Containing the brand’s Pigment Infusion System™, this is a proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade not only a velvety texture, but rich colour and easy blendability.
- Inhale – cream demi-matte
- Vibrate – soft nude matte
- Hot Spell – terracotta matte
- Wild Thing – scorched orange matte
- Heist – rich cayenne matte
- Strike – rich reddish-brown matte
After playing around with the shades, I can’t help but be impressed by the quality, with the lighter hues laying down smoothly and in a totally non-patchy way coupled with excellent pigmentation, while the darker colours giving way to equally rich pigmentation, along with an effortless blending factor. I should also add here that reddish eyeshadows are my thing and while I have my go-to favourites, I’ve already made quite a dent in the shades of this little gem. Enough said.
Naturally, I had to pull out Naked Heat to see exactly what we’re dealing with and while the colours of Naked Petite Heat may be brand new to the brand, the swatches below show that its shades have some close duplicates found with the original palette. So if you’re wondering why you’d want to invest, the answer lies in the fact that while very similar, there are still slight differences (emphasis on the slight), but for me the winning point is how travel-friendly Naked Petite Heat is, which means it takes up less room in your bag while still providing a scorching & sexy range of shades to play with.
When the original Naked Heat palette launched, it was all I turned to for weeks. Maybe even months. But, given my relatively fickle nature where favourites are concerned in an industry that’s basically designed to always promote “the next big thing”, my love of red-based eyeshadow hues has remained a constant and while I may stray from time to time, I always come back to my beloved reds. In case you’re wondering, yes … Naked Petite Heat has now joined that hallowed list and at this price, it’s so well worth the investment.
Kindly provided by Urban Decay for my unbiased consideration