Last month I decided it was time for a little retail therapy and treated myself to a ‘Heat’ Masterclass with the Urban Decay counter in Exeter’s Debenhams.
Now, I should probably preface this post with the disclaimer that I’m not at all clued up when it comes to the latest makeup and beauty trends. So, I was pleased to learn that Emily from the Urban Decay counter would walk me through their newest palette and how to best apply it. The masterclass (which you can book for yourself by simply dropping by the Exeter counter) explains how to create a number of signature eyeshadows looks for yourself and also provides handy tips for applying makeup per se.
What is the Urban Decay Heat Palette?
Described as Urban Decay’s ‘most sweltering Naked palette yet’ this 12-shade eye palette comes with a variety of sunset shades, from amber-hued neutrals to warm browns, burnt oranges and deep reds.
The Urban Decay Masterclass
The Urban Decay masterclass couldn’t have been more laid back and informative. It was totally free and I booked my class alongside three of my friends. I volunteered to be a guinea pig and got to take a seat at the front while Emily talked us through each step for creating a smoky eyed look with the fabulous heat shades.
I’ll admit, I wasn’t 100% sure at first if I would suit these particular shades. My skin tone is very fair and I assumed that the Heat Palette was for individuals with more of a bronze complexion. However, when Emily finished my eyeshadow and added a pop of Perversion Mascara, everyone agreed that it looked lovely!
All of us had slightly different skin tones and hair colour, yet we were each surprised by versatile the palette was.
3 Tips From The Urban Decay Counter
Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone. There are no rules when it comes to the Heat Palette . If you like a colour then give it a try, you’ll probably be surprised by how well it suits you!
Layers are key to the Heat Palette. Keep layering colours from light to dark in order to create a smokey eyed look.