Friday 16 June 2017

An Urban Decay Heat Eyeshadow Palette DUPE?! Swatches and Comparisons

I was one of the lucky few who managed to get their hands on the new Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette in the pre-sale launch. If you have read my blog for a little while, you’ll know that the Naked Palettes are some of my all-time favourite eyeshadows. I have the Naked 1, 2 and 3, plus the Smoky edition and now the latest release for 2017, the Heat edition.

Warm neutral eyeshadow palettes from NYX and Urban Decay

As soon as it arrived I wanted to find dupes for the shades, as not everyone managed to get their hands on it or they might not want to pay the £39.50 price tag. I don’t have a huge range of eyeshadows from different brands, but as soon as I looked at my collection this palette stood out to me as a possible dupe for the Heat palette.

The NYX Ultimate Warm Neutrals Palette houses 16 eyeshadow shades and costs £16. The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette but contains 12 eyeshadows. The shade range definitely looks comparable when they are in the palettes, so I got down to swatching, choosing the best options which looked the most similar.

Unfortunately, the NYX palette doesn’t have names for the shades, so I have referenced them in numbers. I counted top left to right so this should help. For each swatch, I just did one swipe and didn’t go back and build the colour.

Swatches of the Urban Decay Heat eyeshadows and NYX Ultimate Neutrals Palette on pale skin.

The first shade I tried to dupe from the Heat palette was Sorched, when swatching this was the most buttery and pigmented. In the pan, the 11th shade in the NYX palette looked so close to being a dupe but when I actually swatched it, it was a lot lighter.

The next colour I tried to compare was En Fuego from the Urban Decay selection and the 12th colour in the NYX option. As you can see both have a red undertone to the brown, the NYX shade having a deeper red.

Lastly, I tried He Devil and the 14th shade in the Warm Neutrals Palette, when swatched they were close but the NYX had a more red undertone again.

Full swatches pale skin of the eyeshadows in the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Swatches (left to right): Ounce, Chaser, Sauced, Low Blow, Lumbre, He Devil, Dirty Talk, Sorched, Cayenne, En Fuego, Ashes and Ember.

Swatches on pale skin of the NYX Ultimate Warm Neutrals Palette
NYX Ultimate Warm Neutrals Palette

I feel like the colours are very close to being dupes but aren’t exact. I would say that as an affordable option, the NYX Ultimate Warm Neutral Palette had great matte shades. I think you could create every similar looks for the two options.




  1. I am absolutely dying to get back to the UK so I can buy this! It's winter in Australia so no [naked] heat! ;-) xx

  2. Both palettes look so pretty - the UD packaging is gorgeous x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  3. This is a very similar palette! I have the naked heat and I feel like the MUR New-trals vs Neutrals is very similar to the UD one.
    Alicia x
    Aesthetic Obsessed

  4. I was gutted I missed the Heat pre release so I might need to appease myself by nipping into Boots and spending my points on this :D
    ♥ Fran - xx

    1. I would recommend the palette even if you end up getting the UD one too!


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