Don't let these amazing photos fool you, I am not a classic beauty blogger. In fact, I'm not a beauty blogger at all. I like makeup, I wear it, I enjoy experimenting, but I am yet to write about it, for a few major reasons: I'd normally rather spend my money on food or tequila than my fortieth makeup palette, I'm not THAT good at it yet, I'm getting better, don't get me wrong, but I'm no Manny MUA and I do not wear it enough to convince anyone, anywhere, that makeup is in anyway my thing. Despite this however, I love the stuff and when my brand new Urban Decay Heat palette arrived today, I had to write about it. Write about it for all the women who, like me, love makeup, who hop on any bandwagon the beauty bloggers send our way but then, when it arrives, aren't entirely sure what all the hype was about.
So despite my non-expert status in the beauty world, when news spread that Urban Decay were releasing a new palette last week, I knew I had to have it. I have been eyeing up my sister's Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette for months and when I saw the colours in this one, I had to try it (I cannot resist a dark purple). So during Urban Decay's flash sale of the palette last week I joined the queue with thousands of other bloggers clambering to give away £40 of their hard earned cash.
Today was supposed to be one of my no makeup days (no meetings, no makeup) but when it arrived I knew I had to have a little play. Like I say, like you can see, I'm NOT a beauty blogger, but a couple of minutes playing was just what I needed and I've gone from zero to sixty in the makeup department without even passing go. (But I feel fabulous so give a shit right?!)
Anyway, this palette is great. I already have all three full size Naked Palettes upstairs along with a couple of the mini basics ones and I've always loved them. They're easy to use, the quality is obviously amazing and the colours are perfect. This is no exception and I know that anyone who sees me at a party in the coming months, can guarantee that this is the palette that I have used. (Told you I wasn't a beauty blogger, when I find something I like, I'm loathed to try anything new...).
The only thing I would say is that, if you're not an expert, like I am not, it's not entirely safe. The shades are all incredibly pigmented, this is obviously normally a really great thing, it can just be a little thick and creamy and 'heavy' if you're practising for the first time before darting out for a nice dinner! Despite my ineptness though this isn't really a problem as such and it just took a little extra blending, for most people the pigment is probably an absolute bonus!
The shades however, are p.e.r.f.e.c.t:
(I did those like two hours ago and, despite the heat and my sweating, they haven't rubbed off so that bodes well eh?!)
All in all, if you are, like me, a lover of makeup but not a pro, I would recommend this. I don't feel like you can go too far wrong with Urban Decay and if we're honest, thousands of beauty bloggers can't be wrong can they??? The colours are gorgeous, the quality is amazing AND you can't help but feel like one of the cool kids when you can #UrbanDecayHeatPalette on Insta right?? Oh. Just me then.
The palette is currently out of stock but you can sign up HERE to be notified when it comes back in. Not that you have to take my word for it, since I'M OBVIOUSLY NOT A BEAUTY BLOGGER, but I'd recommend it - I love it.