Review: Urban Decay Naked On The Run

When Urban Decay started teasing the release of their Naked On The Run palette on Instagram I was intrigued. The palette was eye catching to say the least and the more they posted the more I wanted to own it. It was released in December which was a very long time ago now, which shows no matter how intrigued I was, I wasn't eager to splurge on it. 

I've been close to purchasing this on several occasions, I've held in my hands and still said no as I've been aiming to save more than spend. House of Fraser did tempt me when they put it on offer though I still said no, luckily so as fellow blogger Becca tweeted that she was selling her palette for just £15, I decided it wouldn't hurt to ask her for more details and here we are, I now own it.

When it arrived I was so excited, I kept saying how pretty it was with the outer pattern rose gold finish, though it's second hand it's barely been used and I could see that as soon as I opened it up as there was barely a fingerprint and the mirror still had the plastic on.

The palette consists of five eyeshadows, bronzer, blusher, highlighter, mascara, eyeliner and a lipgloss. The highlighter is also a sixth eyeshadow which makes this palette even better. The layout and sizing of the products works well with spaces for the mascara, eyeliner and lipgloss to sit in which is brilliant if you want to exchange them for your own products instead, as long as they fit.

I was very surprised at the lightness of the product, if I was to travel with the same type of products separately like I usually do it weights a lot more so this is definitely makes more sense and is more practical. Other than it's weight it's a lot easier for travelling due to the storage side of it, there's a good range of products you no longer to include in your cosmetic bag and you don't need to take a mirror either.

I've been trying out the products on different occasions so I know what I do and don't like. The eyeshadows were always going to be an easy product to love, there are two mattes, three shimmers and the highlighter shade perfect for the inner corner. The shades work well for daytime but are easy to use for a smokey eye for the evening and like all Naked shadows, they seem to last forever.

The blusher and bronzer both look scary shades of orange and pink so I applied them with caution. The bronzer is definitely a product you need to blend out especially when you have fairer skin, I used my usual bronzing brush and blended out, I was happy to wear it out and about but it doesn't give that sunkissed bronzed look.

 The blusher was surprisingly pleasing, I only applied a small amount and it gave a nice rosy colour to the cheek, I can tell it's a product you can build up if you choose but it also works well with a light application.

The highlighter shade looks like it's going to be perfect but when I applied it to my Cupid's bow I found it was a much more of a pink shade and quickly wiped it away. It definitely makes the perfect shade for the cheeks, inner corners of your eyes and even your brow bone but I'd steer away from using elsewhere.

It's safe to say I wasn't eager to try the mascara after reading a few negative reviews. When I did come around to using the Perversion mascara it as when filming a make-up tutorial (coming soon) and it felt very lightweight, easy to comb through the lashes without clumping but didn't give a lot of volume and length on the first coat. After a few coats my lashes looked okay, not to the standard of my usual mascara but still looked good.

When I first had a look at the eyeliner I assumed it was black, but it's actually a dark brown shade with plum tones and even a hint of shimmer which makes it very pretty. It's a travel sized version of the usual Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil though the shade is only available in the palette which is a bonus. It's a really soft liner that applies smoothly which can be difficult to find in pencil liners, this also means it's easy to blend in to the lash line for a fun smokey eye.

I never wear lipgloss so I was a bit scared to give their highly praised Naked lip gloss a try. The gloss is in the shade Sesso which is a gorgeous dark nudey pink and I have to mention that it smells like sweets. The wand is shaped to ensure the application is easier which I definitely loved. Once applied i does feel slightly sticky but dries to a nice finish making your lips look fuller.

I am definitely pleased I bagged such a bargain, I would definitely recommend it to any beauty lover especially those who love the Naked product range. You can find it on Selfridge's here.

Have you tried this palette out? x


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