How to Heat Up Your Eyeshadow Game With Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette
If you haven’t snagged up Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette yet, then you really should. Since Urban Decay announced the retirement of the original Naked Eyeshadow Palette a few weeks back, people have been rushing to the stores like mad to make sure they are stocked up on all of their Naked favorites.
When I was working at a cosmetics counter, one of the reasons my customers didn’t want to invest in a big palette was because they didn’t know how to use all of the colors. I admit this has been a setback for me also when it comes to eyeshadow palettes. We get excited about the color range and packaging, but we don’t always know what to do with it when we get it home. If you’ve experienced this, then fear not; you’re not alone. Don’t let the fear of the unknown keep you from investing in a palette; there are plenty of resources on the internet to help you learn how to use it.
Also, even if you’re a newbie and this is going to be your first palette, jump in and take the plunge. It doesn’t matter what products you start with, or what color combinations the palette has. Anyone can learn to use this palette whether it’s their very first one or hundred thousandth one!
Here are a few ways you can use this amazing palette to create some very different looks.
1. Use a minimal dose of color
This is the perfect way to test every single shade in the palette without having to worry about which combinations you’re going to use. If you’re new to using out of the box colors and don’t know where to start, then this is where I suggest you begin.
What I would recommend doing is taking a smaller eyeshadow brush and lining your lids as if you were using the color as liner ( as in the picture above ). Or, you can take a fluffy eyeshadow brush and use one color all over your lid. If you want to really challenge yourself, resolve to use one different color each day until you’ve used them all. Then you can see which colors work best for you! Plus, it’s just fun to play with color.
2. Add a touch of heated smoke to your nighttime look
This is a look I found on InStyle. To get this look, Makeup Artist Neil Scibelli chose a blend of metallics and mattes. He first applied primer, then used the shade Cayenne on the lids. After that, he lined along the lashes and into the crease with the shade “Ashes.” The shade “Scorched” was used on the inner corners of the eyes and the center of the lids. The artist finished with “Ember,” applying it with an angled eyeshadow brush along the lower lash line. This is what pulls the smoky look together; the shadow along the lower lash line.
3. Have a neutral day
Scibelli created a daytime smokey eye look with this palette also, and I really love it. After beginning with primer, Scibelli applied “Sauced” all over the lid to the crease. He also pushed the color outwards toward the brow in a flared-out motion. Next, “Low Brow” was applied to the crease and the outer corners of the eyes. Finally, “Chaser” was applied underneath the brows. This is a super simple and gorgeous look that can be created within just a few minutes.
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