Ahhhh, make-up. Sure my predominant love lies with fashion, but I think within fashion blogging comes the whole shebang (yes, shebang) of the outfit production and photography, and of course that means a splash of make-up to go alongside. I never used to be interested in make-up, but it was more the fact I was rubbish at applying it and so never really got into using it – that was until I got into blogging a few years ago and started reading reviews and watching tutorials for the first time.
Now, I personally wouldn’t call myself a beauty blogger at all. I’m 100% a fashion blogger who loves to use make-up for fun and has absolutely no idea what they’re doing. I think it’s because I like the art and the creation of it – I have no idea what pigmentation really means and I have no clue how to do a cut crease, but I LOVE doing my make-up, so why not give you an insight into products from a normal gals perspective?
In comes the brand new, insanely popular URBAN DECAY HEAT PALETTE.
The palette contains 12 warm shades with a mixture of shimmery and matte shades. I have most of the other Naked palettes and now I’ve had a second look at them they’re definitely quite cold looking (perfect for Winter), but the Heat palette is one you’ll want on your summer hols for the bronze smokey eyes that’ll help pop your tan.
As I mentioned before, I think I kinda suck at make-up. Maybe I’m being hard on myself, or maybe I really am just terrible, but I like trying to blend certain colours together and this palette was such a breeze to use.
Have a looky and see what you think! No haters please, a gal isn’t experienced ok????
For the look itself here’s how it went down:
Ounce across the whole eyelid up to the eyebrow.
Sauced over the lower eyelid.
A lotttta Lumbre over the eye and blended outwards – fave shade alert!
Dirty Talk and Scorched in the crease of my eyelid and into the inner corner of my eye.
A mixture of Cayenne and Ember in the outer corner to darken.
Finally I tapped a little of Ounce above my lashes to lighten slightly.
I totally found the eyeshadows to blend easily and go onto the eyelid without needing 600 strokes (I think that’s what pigmented means, lol). I’m 100% feelin’ the colours and I’m coming back to this for alllll occasions. Plus, if you’ve got the Naked 2 palette then some of the pinks would work so well with the Heat!
Didn’t do too bad did I?!
Make-up is so fun and expressive, it’s so exciting to say ‘screw you’ to society if it doesn’t look spot on or if you don’t look like you’ve just come out of a 2 hour make-up session with a 3-year-trained make up artist. I think in the past I’ve even been put off certain types of make-up because I don’t think my skills are good enough to use them, but it’s all about practice and trying it out for a giggle, right!?
Let me know if you’ve tried it and I’d love to see tutorials or posts that you’ve done with it – a novice like me needs some tips… but hopefully this post has shown that you don’t need to be a pro at make-up to try out all of these products!