Urban Decay Naked On the Run | £37.00 | LINK
Urban Decay is one of my favourite brands for eye shadows and over the past few years I have collected several palette that I use on a daily basis. Before Christmas I spotted a new release from the brand in the shape of the perfect travel makeup palette. As I had only tried Urban Decay's eye shadows and the odd eye primer, I was so excited to test out a palette that had a range of products to play with! This palette is designed to have everything you need for a complete makeup look (excluding base makeup such as foundation/ powder) making it perfect to pop in your bag when you're travelling or just on the go!
The Naked On The Run palette comes in the most gorgeous rose gold packaging with a tortoise shell like design on the front. The palette is made from a very sturdy plastic material and helps keeps the products inside well protected when travelling. With a magnetic lid, the palette itself is very easy to open yet strong enough to stay firmly shut whilst it's in your bag. Inside the palette there is a huge mirror that sits in the lid and is the perfect size for applying your makeup on the go! The mirror is such a good size that sometimes I use it just to do my makeup at home, despite having 2 other mirrors on my dressing table! Even though it has a large mirror, the palette itself is a very good size and isn't too bulky to travel with. It fits snuggly in my large Ted Baker makeup bag along with the rest of my makeup, so for me it's very easy to use on the go. It is a gorgeous looking palette (which I wouldn't expect anything less from Urban Decay) but of course, it's what's on the inside that counts!
When you open the palette, your eyes are instantly drawn to the 3 products at the top which are: a travel size Perversion mascara in Blackest Black, a travel size 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Stag and a full size Naked Lip Gloss in Sesso. Below that are 6 brand new eye shadow shades which are (left to right): Dive (metallic rose gold), Fix (matte taupe), Resist (metallic taupe), Dare (matte medium brown), Stun (metallic bronze) and 50/50 (satin champagne). I didn't actually realise 50/50 was classed as an eye shadow as I thought it was a highlighter due to it being much larger and on the same row as the bronzer/ blusher. However I have been using this as a brow bone, inner corner highlight and a cheek bone highlighter and I must say it works amazingly well for all 3! Finally you also get a matte mid brown toned bronzer and a shimmery bright pink blusher.
The formula of the eye shadows is lovely and completely on point with all their other palettes. Typically with most eye shadows, the shimmery shades of Dive, Resist and Stun are much more buttery and soft compared to the matte shades of Fix and Dare. However all of the shadows are beautiful to apply and blend out to create some gorgeous eye looks. I personally adore applying Dive all of the lid with a bit of Resist or Stun in the crease for a smoky rose gold look. If I'm going for a more subtle look, using Fix on the lid and Dare in the crease creates a very simple defined look. Of course, you can easily mix and match all of these shadows to create your own desired look! The shadows last all day on my eyes (with or without primer) and I never find that they crease or fade.
I really like that this palette contains both a bronzer and blusher as I've always wanted to try the Naked Flushed palettes, and I can imagine these are very similar to them! Both the bronzer and blusher are very soft, pigmented and easy to blend out and together create a lovely glowing look to the cheek. In the photo below I have applied each quite light as I do find bright pink blushers can make my cheeks look overly flushed due to having a pinker undertone to my skin. The 2 products blend together beautifully and can definitely be built up to create a more intense look on darker skins or for a night time look. To complete the look the 50/50 eye shadow/ highlighter adds a beautiful sheen to the cheek bones and eye area without being sparkly.
I was very surprised at how much I loved the Naked Lip Gloss in Sesso. Usually lip glosses are the products I leave alone in palettes like this as they can be sticky and uncomfortable - but the Naked gloss is the complete opposite to what I thought! Sesso is a natural slightly shimmery nude toned pink that adds a gorgeous shine to the lips. It feels really smooth on the lips and isn't at all sticky! Even though the applicator is quite large on this lip gloss, it's very easy to apply and is a perfect gloss to pop in your hand bag.
I've always wanted to try the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils and I was so excited to see that there was one in a beautiful brown shade with a subtle hint of sparkle (which is hardly noticeable if you don't like sparkly eye liners) called Stag! As the name suggests, this liner applies beautifully and literally glides across the upper lash line and leaves behind an intense lined effect. I find on my eyes the liner lasts all day without the need to top it up which is great for when I'm busy at work. As I use eye liner every time I do my makeup, this is a product I might have to invest into as it really is amazing.
The final product in this palette is the Perversion mascara which has comfortably replaced my beloved Thick & Fast mascara from Soap & Glory. I love how this mascara makes my lashes look fuller, longer and helps keep a natural looking curl to them all day long. This mascara can clump a little bit when you apply it, but it's nothing an eye lash comb can't solve. I haven't heard much about this mascara before, but I think it's one I'm definitely going to consider getting the full size version of!
Here's me wearing the majority of the products from this palette (excluding Fix and Dare eye shadows) so you can see how natural yet lovely the look on the face! Overall I think this is a gorgeous kit that any Urban Decay fan needs in their makeup collection. I think for the price you are getting some amazing quality products that will last you a long time and I highly recommend you checking it out next time you're out shopping!
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