So the Naked Heat palette came out in the middle of June and naturally people freaked out. It was the first Naked palette in 2 years, and they hype was crazy for it. I really wanted it at first. Then I read this post from the Anti Haul blog that cut through all the noise and I decided I didn’t need it…right now.
I was however interested in the colors featured in the palette. Would warm bronzes look good on me? Would I like them? Is this a trend I want to follow?
I wasn’t sure, so I decided to look through my collection for similar shades and look a little online for some close dupes.
A quick note about this post: none of these are exactly the same as the Naked Heat as I do not own it and have not swatched. I also don’t own most of the dupes I’m suggesting. However, if you’re looking to try similar shades at a lower price, this is a good post for you. For comparison swatches, I’m using this post by The Anna Edit.
1. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea palette
This palette is mainly neutrals, but the shade reef looks really similar to ember, the last shade in the palette. You can see swatches and the full review here. Reef is a really warm bronze that’s a great way to test out the bronzy shade without investing in an unwearable product. This is full of beautiful neutrals with a wonderful formula, and is a great way to wear a UD Heat-inspired look without paying for $54. This retails for $36 and comes in beautiful packaging (and is travel friendly).
2. Colourpop Cannonball (pressed pigment)
Can I just say that colourpop is amazing?
They’re like an online version of ELF that specializes in eyeshadow, blush, highlight and lip products. I’ve never tried any personally, but I’ve heard amazing things about them.
Cannonball looks like a great dupe for either he devil or dirty talk. It’s a matte rusty orange that would look amazing in the crease for a bold look. Pair that with any gold in your collection or any bronze shade (like reef from the Tarte palette) for the perfect heat look, without spending all the money.
This costs $5 and you save 90% of the money you’d spend on the Naked Heat palette.
3. Colourpop Elixer (super shock shadow)
Yet another colourpop pick! This one is a matte terra-cotta brown that looks exactly like cayenne, a rich matte in the middle of the Naked Heat palette. The colourpop super shock shadows have a gel like consistency and come in a container, unlike the pressed pigment.
This costs $5 and would create a perfect look buffed into the crease with some of reef on the lid.
4. Urban Decay eyeshadow in Spike
Just because you don’t want to spend $54 on a palette, doesn’t mean you can’t splurge! If you love Urban Decay’s formula and don’t want to pass on that, I would suggest going with their single eyeshadow in the shade spike.
This is an almost spot on dupe for en fuego with the same warm rusty-brown shade. This would look great smudged along the lash line, or in the crease if you want a bolder look.
It’s on the pricier side at $19, but still nowhere near the cost of the full on palette.
5. Smashbox Cover Shot palette in Ablaze
- Two trends in one palette? Check.
- Under $30? Check.
- Incredibly cool 3D cover? Check.
- The most travel friendly eyeshadow palette ever? Check.
This covers both the modern renaissance style with the red eyes and warm orange shade as well as some shades from the Naked Heat palette. The first shade seems a lot like scorched with its rosy copper finish. The top shade looks a lot like ounce, an inner corner and brow bone highlight. The shade to the right of the red looks like ember and the color two from the end looks exactly like he devil.
This palette is also tiny, making it optimal for travel and you’ll use it up quickly. I can’t speak for the quality as I’ve never tried these, but they have a 4.5 star rating on Sephora.
6. Anastasia Beverly Hills single shadow in Henna
And if you still don’t have enough brick red shade recommendations, here’s a metallic one the looks very similar to dirty talk. It’s super bold and costs $12- a step up from Colourpop, but still not as pricy as Urban Decay.
Like the Colourpop pressed shadow, this has no packaging so you can insert it straight into a Z-Palette or another type of shadow holder. This has a 4.5 star rating on Sephora, yet I have never tried it.
7. Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in M534 Oat
Maybe you love all the copper shades in this palette, but you’re really eying the matte peach shade called chaser. It’s got more color and warmth than ounce but it’s still pretty light. If so, Make Up For Ever has a shade called oat which perfectly dupes that.
This shadow is a bit more pricy at $21, however the quality is supposedly great and this also has 4.5 stars on Sephora.
I think the best dupe is the Smashbox Ablaze palette simply because you get the most shades from it (and a beautiful berry red). However, if you don’t want to spend $29, I highly recommend checking through any of the other dupes I’ve suggested. Remember, eyeshadows can look very similar blended out on the eyes, and these are no exception.
I hope this was helpful! Have you bought the Naked Heat palette? Have you bought a dupe? Are you passing on the whole trend? Share in the comments!
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