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Urban Decay Naked Heat Review / Recenzija

Hello friends ! 🤗

Hope you’re all having a wonderful summer !. 🌞 Chillin’ on a holiday with a nice icy drink🍹 by the pool or on a nice sandy beach. 🏖 The Lucifer heat wave in this part of Europe is no joke… 🌋Seriously, God bless the inventor of AC – cuz we’re all melting. 😰

Sadly, vacation time is over for me, so I’m back to reality ( though, I do much prefer being a lazy ass 🤣 ). But with this being said, I’m also back with a new review – the very much hyped ( & controversial ) Urban Decay’s NAKED HEAT palette !. So, without further a due, let’s get started – shall we?. 😉

Like always, just read the sections you find interesting :

Pozdrav dragi ljudi !. 🤗

Nadam se da uživate u ovom letu, po mogućstvu uz neko hladno pićence 🍹 pored bazena ili na plaži. 🏊🏖 Uz ove tropske vrućine, definitivno nisu džaba nazvali toplotni talas Lucifer. – Hvala Bogu na izumitelju klime!. Realno, u ovim uslovima se čovek ne znoji, nego prosto topi… 😰

Što se tiče odmora, on je za mene nažalost završen, vratih se u nove radne pobede ( mada mi je uvek draže biti lenjoslav, opružena k´o morska zvezda 🤣 ). E sad, sa novim radnim pobedama, eto i nove recenzije, u ovom slučaju – Urban Decay NAKED HEAT palete !. Pa da počnemo… 😉

Kao i uvek, recenzija je podeljena po celinama, pa preskočite sa čitanjem onoga što vas ne zanima :

 

AN intro regarding URBAN DECAY as a brand – Mali uvod o samom UD-u kao brendu

 

So, Urban Decay was born in the US in 1996. The company was founded by Sandy Lerner, Wende Zomnir and Pat Holmes, as a rebellious act against the makeup color trends at that moment. Brand itself was actually named after an eyeshadow they made, called ” Urban Decay” ( a mixture of raspberry & black).

They offered some unique shades, with a slightly more artistic, grungy and liberating approach to makeup. Some of their first fans included No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani and Shirley Manson from Garbage. They hit it big in 1998, with their first best-selling product, an eyeshadow called Midnight Cowboy. From there, success just kept coming, with a Naked palette now being sold every 6 secs !. In 2012, the company was bought by L’oreal.

Now, although some things business wise have changed – they remained true to themselves, not just creativity wise – but also as a PETA & The Leaping Bunny program 🐇( CCIC) certified cruelty-free makeup brand. With their free of charge Urban Decay Pro program, they also support young and aspiring makeup artists, giving them the possibility to improve their skills and find their way in the beauty industry. 

Urban Decay je rođen u SAD-u 1996. Kompaniju su osnovali Sendi Lerner, Pet Holms i Vendi Zomnir?? ( khm, iskasapih im imena za sve pare), kao bunt protiv tadašnjih trendova kada je u pitanju šminka. Brend je inace dobio naziv po njihovoj istoimenoj senki ” Urban Decay ” ( kombinacija crne i boje maline).

Na tržište su lansirali neke nove, nesvakidašnje nijanse za to vreme, dobijajuću epitet kozmetike usmerene ka osobama sa određenom dozom ekscentričnosti i slobode izražavanja. Neki od prvih ljubitelja ovog brenda među slavnima uključuju Gven Stefani iz tadašnjeg benda No Doubt i Širli Menson, benda Garbage. Uspeh i priznanja stižu već 1998.godine sa senkom Midnight Cowboy, inače njihovim prvim najprodavanijim proizvodom. Uspesi su nastavili da se nižu, a danas se mogu pohvaliti time da se jedna Naked paleta proda na svakih 6 sekundi !. Uz nekoliko promena poslovnih partnera, kompanija je 2012. godine prodata L’oreal -u.

Bez obzira na određene poslovne promene, ostali su dosledni sebi – kako kada je u pitanju kreativnost i inovacija, tako i kao Cruelty-free brend, sertifikovan od strane PETA-e  i The Leaping Bunny Program – a (CCIC ). Urban Decay je ujedno poznat i po UD Pro Programu, osmišljenog da besplatno pomaže mladim, talentovanim, šminkerima u usavršavanju njihovih veština i probijanju u okviru industrije lepote.

Packaging – Ambalaža

 

The palette comes in a nice cardboard sleeve box. The whole theme of the packaging is warm toned like the palette – a mixture of browns, copper, gold, sienna yellow and ocher red. The palette itself is very sturdy, good quality heavy plastic case with a secure magnetic closing. You get 12  warm toned eyeshadows – 1,3 gr (0.05 oz) each, a full length mirror, and their standard dual ended brush with taklon bristles. The shadows and parts are made in USA ( brush in China) with the palette assembled in Dominican Republic.

Paleta stiže u lepom kartonskom pakovanju na izvlačenje. Ambalaža je naravno u skladu sa samim tonovima u paleti – kombinacija toplih braon, bakarne, zlatne, siena žute i oker crvene boje. Izrađena je od kvalitetne teže plastike, sa magnetnim zatvaranjem. Dobijate 12 senki toplog podtona, svaka težine 1,3 grama, klasičnim ogledalom duž gornje strane uz njhovu dvostranu četkicu od sintetičkih taklon dlačica.  Senke I sami sastavni delovi palete se proizvode u SAD-u (izuzev četkice koje dolazi iz Kine ), dok se same palete sastavljaju u Dominikanskoj Republici. 

 

Eyeshadow texture – Tekstura senki

 

This palette is a combo of shimmer, metallic and matte shades. Most of them are from the same family, just with a different finish or undertone. Like I previously said, a mixture of mostly warm browns with a ocher red, sienna yellow and orange undertone. Matte shades are buttery soft, very finely mild. The shimmers are not chunky as you could expect, since that can be very common for light reflecting shadows, that usually have some glitter particles. Metallic shades are also very finely mild and smooth. Overall, these eyeshadows are great quality.

Ovo je paleta koja predstavlja miks svetlucavih ( iliti šimer), metalik i mat senki. U osnovi su sve iz iste porodice, samo različitih finiša ili podtona. Kao što sam već ranije rekla, kombinacija prevashodno toplih braon sa narandžastim, oker crvenim i žutim podtonom. Mat senke su vrlo svilenkaste i meke, zaista vrlo fine pod prstima. Svetlucave senke su nimalo grube teksture, što je nekad česta pojava kod senki koje reflektuju svetlost, s obzirom na šljokice (gliter) u svom sastavu. Metalik senke su takođe vrlo fine i baršunaste. Generalno, odličan kvalitet izrade senki.

 

Pigmentation – Pigmentacija

 

As you will see, I’ve done the swatches in two ways – First version is on the back of my hand with a finger and no primer. I like doing these kind of swatches, since this is how most people tryout shadows in the store. All shades are made with the UD pigment infusion system (some kind of special binding agents for pigments, to give more intensity & softness to the shadows, without creasing). These are in the following order :

  1. Ounce – described as an ivory shimmer / My thoughts – Extremely fine golden shimmer shade ( hard to pick up with camera ), it can be a bit tricky to get the intensity, so I’d advise you to use some Fix+ to get the whole beauty of it. Good for the brow bone and inner corners, but again very subtle and smooth. You could even use it as a highlighter, that’s just how fine it is.
  2. Chaser –  Light nude matte / I’d say a less pigmented & the most powdery basic warm beige color. This would suit perfectly very pale skin for the crease to give it depth or as an all over lid colour to set your eyeshadow base. Great for beginners in makeup, since it’s so subtle.
  3. Sauced – Terracotta matte / warm matte brown with a slight reddish undertone. Again great crease colour like the rest of the mattes.
  4. Low Blow –  Classic matte brown with a more yellow undertone.
  5. Lumbre – Copper shimmer with a pearl finish /Lovely on the center of the lid, or in the inner corners.
  6. He Devil – Burnt red / Great for crease, all over lid colour, you name it.

Also – Some colours are very similar, so do keep that in mind.

Kao što vidite, svočeve sam radila na dva načina. Prvi prstima bez baze, kako i obično probamo senke u prodavnici. Sve senke su izrađene sa UD pigment infusion sistemom ( pigment se vezuje tako da dobijamo jači intenzitet boja, mekoću i lakše blendanje).

  1. Ounce – boja slonovače sa zlatnim šimerom. Vrlo blaga senka, kamera je jedva hvata. Da bi dobili intenzitet boje, najbolje bi bilo da koristite Fiks plus. Odlična za unutrašnji deo oka, ispod obrve. Možete je čak koristiti i kao hajlajter na jagodicama, vrlo suptilna nijansa.
  2. Chaser – Svetla mat bež. Slabije pigmentovana i dosta praškasta senka. Opet kao takva dobra za početnike u šminkanju i za osobe izrazito svetle puti, za senčenje u predelu pregiba kapka, da date oku dubinu ili preko celog kapka za setovanje baze.
  3. Sauced –  Terakota mat – topla braon sa crvenim podtonom. Odlična za pregib ili preko celog kapka.
  4. Low Blow – topla mat braon žutog podtona.
  5. Lumbre – Bakarna šimer senka sedefastog finiša. ( divna kako na centralnom delu kapka, tako i u unutrašnjim uglovima oka).
  6. He Devil – Zagasito crvena. Odlična za pregib i senčenje, preko celog oka, kako god želite.

Imajte na umu da su neke senke dosta slične.

And here is the colour payoff when you use a primer ( NYX HD ) on the skin & a soft taklon brush – Real Techniques Base Shadow brush ( all in super macro mode ):

Evo i svočeva sa bazom (NYX HD ) na koži, nanošene sa mekom četkicom od taklon vlakana – Real Techniques Base Shadow brush ( sve su urađene u super makro režimu fotografisanja) :

The next 6 shades : 

1. Dirty Talk – metallic burnt red – Like He devil just with a coppery shimmer ( great for center of the lid and inner corner).

2. Scorched – metallic deep red with gold micro shimmer – a nice metallic with a slight pinkish hue to it ( center lid and inner corner ).

3.Cayenne – deep terracotta matte – deep orange brown ( use all over lid or in the crease).

4. En Fuego – matte burgundy red – a more ocher red based.

5. Ashes – deep redish brown matte –  I’d say more of a plummy/cranberry brown on my skin ( if it makes any sense). The only one you have to work with a bit more (more blend ) .

6. Ember – metallic copper burgundy- again like Ashes just with a copper gleam.

Sledećih 6 senki :

  1. Dirty talk – zagasito crvena metalik nijansa. Poput He Devil-a, samo sa bakarnim šimerom ( odlična kako za unutrašnje uglove oka tako i centralni deo kapka).
  2. Scorched – metalik crvena sa zlatnim šimerom. Skoro da ima jedan rozikasti odsjaj.
  3. Cayenne –  bogata mat terakota – jedna bogata braon narandžastog podtona
  4. En Fuego – mat bordo-  oker crvenog podtona ,ako ima logike .
  5. Ashes – tamna mat braon senka, crvenog podtona – na mojoj koži izlazi više kao neka tamna ljubičasto-braon, nekako boja skoro poput šljive/brusnice (opet moje neko viđenje nijanse).
  6. Ember – metalik bakarno bordo senka. Na mojoj koži više kao Ashes samo sa bakarnim odsjajem.

 

Taklon brush swatches with primer in super macro mode

 

I have to say, most of the darker shades are so strong that they even stained my skin a bit , with both forms of application ( this doesn’t happen on the eyelids). Also wanted to point out – you get the same colour payoff with the matte shades even when using a brush with natural bristles (e.g. MAC 239 / goat hair ).  

Mogu vam reći da je većina tamnih senki ostavila trag na koži nakon skidanja, kod oba načina nanošenja ( ne brinite, to se nije dešavalo i na kapcima ). Takođe da napomenem da dobijate isti intenzitet mat senki I sa četkicom od prirodne dlake ( npr. isti su mi svočevi I sa MAC 239).

 

APPLICATION AND IMPRESSIONS – APLIKACIJA I PONAŠANJE SAMIH SENKI NAKON NANOŠENJA 

 

With primer, these eyeshadows won’t budge. They blend beautifully, don’t look patchy and don’t crease. You don’t actually need to build the intensity that much, since they’re mostly very pigmented, so a little goes a long way, (use a light hand). When we’re talking about fallout, these shadows won’t end up on your cheekbones. Once they set, you’re good to go. I have oily, hooded eyelids and these stay put even in this heatwave. There is some kick-up when you pick the product with your brush from the pan ( some are more softly pressed), but this isn’t such a big deal for me (of course, always tap the excess off, before applying shadow to the lid ). 

Sa bazom, ove senke neće mrdnuti. Divno se blendaju, nikada neće delovati musavo niti se skupljaju u pregibima oka. Senke su vrlo pigmentovane, lako se postiže intenzitet boje, zato koristite laku ruku. Neće ni završiti na vašim jagodicama nakon nanošenja. Neke se senke ipak malo krune kada ih uzimate sa četkicom iz pana jer su blaže presovane ( naravno, uvek otresite višak pre nanošenja na oči). Senke zaista uopšte neće mrdati sa kapaka, a moji su vam najbolji test vozač – spušteni, masni kapci. I na ovih blagih 37 stepeni, senke su se odlično pokazale i nisu mrdale bukvalno do skidanja.

 

FUNCTIONALITY & USABILITY – FUNKCIONALNOST I UPOTREBLJIVOST

 

I’d say great for every day looks, but also for nice brown coppery nighttime looks. Very nice selection of mattes for transition ( 7 mattes in total) and shimmer shades for that pop of colour. Ounce is the only one that I don’t see as intense enough for the brow bone without Fix plus. It’s not bad, don’t get me wrong, just too subtle (but again, that’s a matter of personal preferance ).

Here is an example of a medium intensity look (I suck at taking these photos, also – I added liner, a pair of lashes and more mascara later, here I just wanted you to see the raw shading process) :

Ovo je odlična paleta za svaki dan ali ujedno i za neke lepe braon bakarne večernje varijante. Imate dosta lepih mat senki za prelaz i senčenje (ukupno 7), sedefaste i šimer senke za dodatni efekat. Ounce je jedino previše blaga za deo ispod obrve, za intenzitet vam treba Fiks+. Znači nije loša, samo je jaako blaga senka ( mada opet, ovo zavisi I od ličnog ukusa). 

Evo i jednog look-a srednjeg intenziteta kao primer kako to može da izgleda na očima (dodala sam kasnije lajner,još maskare i trepuške – ovom slikom samo samo htela da vidite finalni proces senčenja, tj.kako izgledaju same senke) : 

Note to self- Don’t pluck an annoying hair at the tail – BEFORE taking close up pictures 🙄

 

THE INGREDIENTS LIST – LISTA SASTAVA SENKI

 

As always, here’s the ingredients list chart, via the COSDNA’s website. Use this chart to see if there are any ingredients to which you’re allergic.

Kao i uvek, dodala sam i COSDNA tabelu sa listom sastava senki u paleti. Na ovaj način možete prevashodno videti ukoliko paleta sadrži neki on sastojaka na koji znate da ste alergični.

 

ANY ISSUES WITH THE PALETTE ? – BILO KAKVE ZAMERKE VEZANO ZA PALETU ?

 

I could say some kick-up, but that’s pretty common with most palettes, and for me personally, that’s not a big issue ( in general, my biggest issues with palettes are usually lack of pigmentation, hard to blend, looking patchy and fallout – which is definitely not the case here).

Powdery feel and lack of pigmentation with Chaser and having to work a bit more with Ashes ( so 2 out out of 12 are so-so, which is not bad ).

Mogla bih reći eventualno krunjenje ali to je dosta uobičajena stvar za senke i meni lično ne smeta ( kod senki kao mane najviše vidim nedostatak pigmentacije, kada se teško blendaju, deluju musavo, sakupljaju u pregibima ili završavaju na jagodicama – što kod ove palete definitivno nije slučaj).

Praškasta i manje pigmentovana Chaser i Ashes koja traži više blendiranja ( 2 od 12 senki su znači đene-đene, što nije strašno).

 Do I recommend it ? – Da li je preporučujem ?

 

I think if you want to invest in a nice warm palette, this could be it. 😊 The palette is very user friendly, even for beginners at makeup, great for every eye shape & skin tone. The colors are easy to mix and match, and you can make some nice daytime & nighttime smokey looks. In my opinion it’s perfect for fall. You will be able to use it on a daily basis, so you’ll get a lot of use out of it. Overall, it’s good value for money. 😊 I bought mine a few weeks ago at the Sephora store in Prague. I don’t regret buying it ( believe me, i’d say if I did so you could save your money 😉), so definitely go and check it out !. 😊 Retail price was 1520 CZK (that’s around 58.21 euros ), so maybe a bit pricey, but well worth it. 😊

Hope you liked my looong ass review ! 😬😬😬 Until my next post, have a great weekend guys ! 🤗

Ukoliko želite da uložite u jednu toplu paletu, definitivno uzmite ovu paletu u obzir. 😊 Paleta je po meni pogodna i za početnike kada je u pitanju šminkanje i ujedno odgovara svakom tipu oka ( čak i za spuštene kapke, s obzirom da su većina mat senke). Boje se lako kombinuju, odlična je kako za dnevnu tako i večernju šminku. Divna paleta za predstojeću jesen. Prosto je tip palete za kojom ćete lako posezati svaki dan, tako da će se zaista isplatiti uloženi novac. 😊 Paletu sam inače kupila pre par nedelja u Sephora radnji u Pragu, po ceni od 1520 CZK ( negde oko 58.21 evra tj. oko ~ 7.000,00 rsd.). Kada je u pitanju srpska Sephora, zaista ne znam kada će se pojaviti, koliko sam videla na društvenim mrežama kod nekih naših blogera koji sa njima sarađuju, očekuje se valjda početkom septembra ( nemojte me držati za reč, najbolje pitajte u Sephori lično). 😊

Nadam se da vam se ova podugačka 😬😬 recenzija svidela ! Do sledećeg posta, želim vam lep vikend ! 😊

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BelgradePixie

Disclaimer : I bought these products with my own money, all opinions are solely my own. I’m not affiliated with the mentioned brands or companies. Keep in mind I’m not a dermatologist, chemist or pharmacist. Also, what worked for my skin, won’t necessary work for yours.

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