Thursday, 22 January 2015

Urban Decay Naked On The Run Palette Review

Hi everyone :-)  Whenever there's a new limited edition product up for grabs, it's very rare that I'm able to get my hands on it, but this time, I just had enough pennies saved up just at the right time and I treated myself to the gorgeous new Urban Decay Naked On The Run palette.!
I was so excited to get this, as I've not only recently become quite a fan of the infamous Urban Decay, but I'd heard so much about this palette before it had even hit the shops especially from our American friends and various bloggers 'in the know'.

The official UD description promotes this palette as the perfect travel companion, holding everything (other than base products) that you might need for a weekend away.  It also boasts that you can use the shades and extra items in the palette to go from a daytime to a night-time look really easily.  Priced at £37 ($54), it may seem a little steep but considering the individual price of the UD eyeshadows are £14 each and the other added items normally range from £14 - £17 each in full size, this is a absolute bargain!

Now lets just talk about the actually packaging for a minute, how gorgeous is this box!  It has gold text on a 3D-marble effect background and a beautiful rose gold case, it clips shut nice and safely with a magnetic clasp - which is great for knowing it'll be secure in a suitcase and I love that the lid of the box also includes a very large decent quality mirror, which stays put wherever you position it, again perfect if you're trying to do your makeup on the train!

Ok so what do you actually get inside; 6 brand new and exclusive eyeshadow shades, yes 6 - '50/50' is an eyeshadow but it can also be used as a highlighter too, hence the slightly larger pan.  You also get a very large amount of blusher and bronzer, a travel size Perversion mascara, a travel size 24/7 eyeliner and a very generous full size lipgloss, and it's all very nicely labelled with the item names on the back of the main box.
All the eyeshadows are very pretty, blendable shades that you can build up and add too, going from a very basic nude look, right up to a dark sultry night-time look.

And now for the all important swatches!

All the shades a really pigmented so you get a great colour pay-off from each one, the only one I was a little disappointed with was 50/50, which I used on the inner corners of my eyes and under my brow bone to highlight but to be honest I couldn't really see anything there!  I put it down to me having such pale skin that the colour wasn't really able to show up.  I really loved several of the other eyeshadow shades including Resist (the shimmery taupe) and of course Dive which is the most beautiful rose gold shimmer.  The bronzer and blusher are extremely strong pigmented shades and believe me when I say, a little goes a long way!

Even though the mascara and eyeliner are only travel size editions, they're still a really great size and I think they'll last me a good while.  I love that UD have also included the full-size lipgloss, mainly because if I decide to buy any of their other lip glosses, I know I can just pop it in the box and it'll fit snugly.  I've also tried it with several of my other favourite glosses and balm sticks and they fit nicely too :-)

The Perversion mascara - although it doesn't state it on the tube, this is really long-lasting and quite waterproof too, which I'm personally really happy with.  I was also quite pleased with the over-all look and volume it gave my lashes.  I usually can't be parted from my Seventeen Doll Lash mascara but I would be quite happy using this as an alternative.

The 24/7 Glide On eyeliner in Stag Another exclusive shade.  I was also very impressed with the eyeliner, I love the idea of using a dark brown liner instead of a black.  I'm not the neatest person when it comes to applying eyeliner and usually opt for a black shadow instead but I actually found this really smooth, blendable and easy to use.  Again it was very long-lasting too, I think I might even have to invest in a few more shades!

The Naked Lipgloss in Sesso This shows up as a beautiful 'my lips but better' shade when swatched but on my lips, I felt it didn't really do a lot for me.  Although when used over a slightly darker lipstick it did look quite pretty.  And I did love the feel of it, not too sticky and very smooth and moisturising, so again I'm very tempted to try out some of UD's other shades.  I also fell in love with the packaging, it's just so pretty!


Finally here's a couple of pictures I took last weekend when I tried out some of the shades and the other items from the palette.

Other than the palette, I also had to use some of my usual basic products to complete the look -
Urban Decay's Naked Skin foundation
Collection concealer
Soap & Glory powder
Rimmel Brow This Way kit
MUA eyeshadow primer
No7 lip pencil in Nude

From the palette I used - Fix for a base, Resist all over the lid and Stun on the outer corner, 50/50 on the inner corner and Stag to line my eyes.  I then used the mascara and a little of the blusher. I'm usually pretty fearful of bronzers especially with having such pale skin, and as this one looked so bright and gingery when swatched, I didn't even dare try it!
I also used the Sesso lipgloss over the top of my No7 lip pencil on my lips, as it seemed to look better that way.

This Limited Edition palette is currently still available from, from selected stores of Debenhams and
I hope you liked this review.  I've really enjoyed using this palette and I'd love to know your thoughts on it too.  Do you have it, what item or shade do you like the best?  Let me know in the comments below :-)

Until Next Time Stay Happy

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  1. Really love Urban Decay as a brand so might have to try the On The Run palette! X

  2. I'd say it's definitely worth it! I really like UD too, I'm really wanting to save up for more of their products. Thank you so much for your comments :-)

  3. This looks so pretty I'm always eying it up in debenhams :) xxx

  4. Yes as soon as I first saw this, I couldn't wait to get it and I've used it so much since then! Thanks for your comments hun :-)

  5. Your welcome :) I love your blog xxxx


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