Hello there, Beauties!! Today’s battle features two of the most popular and compared warm palettes to hit the market recently, the Tarte Tartelette Toasted and the Urban Decay Naked Heat.
2017 has definitely been the year of the warm eyeshadow palette. So many brands have put their own spin on the trend, and I’ve definitely been here for it. Two of the most talked about have been this summer’s hit, the Urban Decay Naked Heat, and the recently released Tarte Tartelette Toasted. I own and enjoy both, but got the idea to compare the two for those of you that may be on the fence about purchasing one, or both, of them.
Like I said, I definitely am a fan of both, but will give you guys the pros and cons of each, because there are definitely both with each palette.
With that out of the way, let’s ring the bell and get this battle underway!!
In the left corner, we have the Tarte Tartelette Toasted palette. You can pick this up pretty much everywhere Tarte products are sold, and it will run you $46 for 12 shades of warmth. The packaging of this palette is gorgeous and the mirror inside is great as well. The shadows themselves are pretty soft and buttery, just like the previous Tartelette shadows are. I didn’t experience excessive fallout with this palette, and I love that I can get a variety of looks out of it. The only shade I’m not really into is Crackle because I can’t stand when brands put glitter into a matte eyeshadow instead of just making it one or the other. It goes on matte, which just adds to my slight frustration with it. However, it blends just as nicely as all of the other shadows in the palette, so I’ll deal with it. Oh, before I forget, this palette also has that hot cocoa smell that has been in recent Tarte palettes, so I’m into that too.
On the other side of the ring we have the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette. This palette is also available pretty much everywhere, and will cost you a cool $54 for 12 shades. I hadn’t used this palette since the summer, so I made a point of it to use it again in preparation for this post. I can say that I definitely like this palette more than any of the other Naked palettes for a couple of reasons. Of course, the shade selection grabbed me since warm shadows are my jam. I also like that, unlike their previous palettes in the range, there is a great balance of shimmers and matte shadows. The packaging is super cute and sturdy, another plus for this palette, and the brush you get in the palette isn’t complete trash. Now, here are my gripes with this palette. First of all, the mattes are on the dry side. This doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t blend well, because they do, but the dryness of the mattes in comparison to the softness of the shimmers confuses me. My next gripe is that there isn’t really any versatility in the palette. No matter what shadows I use, all of my looks end up looking the same or close to the same because literally all of the shades are damn near the same color.
Alright, Beauties, now that we’ve let the contenders give us their best and worst, it’s time to pick a winner.
You guys, although I like them both, the Toasted palette is better and definitely Regular Girl Approved. What makes it the winner for me is that the looks I create are always different and the buttery texture of the shadows. Do I have an issue with more dry shadows? Absolutely not, but will always pick a softer shadow first. That’s just my personal preference.
Do you guys have either, or both, of these palettes? If so, which is your fave? Do you love both? Spill the tea in the comments below.
Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo