I am not a trendy person. I think it stems from me hating waste, and by definition trends don't last, so I prefer the classics. Which is why I'm surprised that I purchased the Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat palette the day it came out.
As someone with warm undertones, I was drawn to the original Naked Heat palette, but I knew I had no use for the multitude of red and orange shades. The popularity of the palette made me take notice of the sunset shadow trend however, and it doesn't look like it's going away this season.
The reason I finally decided to take the plunge is that I didn't have any of those shades in my arsenal yet, none of the shades are majorly sparkly or metallic (just matte and satin), and there are only six eye shadows. And, most importantly, even if I hated the brighter shades, they could still be used as excellent transition shades. In other words, you can make a usually flat shade like black or dark brown practically glow with a warm shade layered underneath.
Like all palettes, it's tempting to become overwhelmed with all of the color options. This is yet another reason I appreciate this petite palette - all of the shades could be worn at the same time, as pictured above, but today, I just applied three of the more neutral shades. If you like the idea of this palette but want something a little less wild, Urban Decay also offers a Naked Basics palette with, yes, basic shades. A general rule of thumb is to pick a lighter color for the lid and and a darker one for the crease, so don't feel you have to use all the shades at once.
Please enjoy this video for a bit more discussion, and I hope this encourages you to try something new and different! Thank you kindly for stopping by - JY