Review: Urban Decay Naked On The Run
Hello friends! It’s been a while. Today, I’m going to share with you my thoughts on the Urban Decay Naked On The Run Palette that was launched late last year. Yup, this post is kinda late but it’s not all that late because this palette, even though it’s limited edition, is still available at Sephora!
The Naked series from Urban Decay has been a hit with many ever since the introduction of the Naked Palette back in 2011. I’ve got various blog posts of items from the Naked series here.
And now, we finally have an all-in-one Naked Palette – the Naked on the Run palette.
This palette retails for $85 and has everything you need to create a “Naked” face, no pun intended :p
The palette has got quite a luxurious packaging with rose gold being the primary colour. Although the name suggests it’s a palette to bring along when you are out and about, I found the palette to be a little bulky for that. It’s still a good palette for travels though since it’s pretty much good enough for a full face of makeup.
What’s in the palette?
- 5 eyeshadows
- 1 Bronzer
- 1 Blush
- 1 Highlight
- 1 Lipgloss
- 1 Eyeliner
- 1 Mascara
All the powder products in the palette swatch really beautifully, well it’s afterall Urban Decay so we should not even expect anything less. Colours were pigmented, buttery and easy to blend.
- Dive is a metallic rose with golden micro-shimmer
- Fix is a soft matte taupe which I love using as an eyeshadow base or a light transition shade.
- Resist is a medium metallic taupe
- Dare is a medium matte brown that’s great for creating dimension in the crease. It is quite a warm brown which is very easy to wear.
- Stun is a metallic bronze with light gold micro-shimmer
- Bronzer is a medium matte bronze shade that’s lovely and would be suitable for most skintones.
- Blush is a vibrant pink shade with light shimmer, although the shimmers are not visible on the face
- 5050 is a cool bisque satin highlight shade that’s great for the cheekbones and brow bone. I even love it in the inner corners of the eyes.
I love the bronzer shade, it’s great for bronzing – not so much contouring because it is a little too warm. The blush was a little pink for my liking but when applied on top of the bronzer, it gives a slightly peachy shade which works well for me 😉
The Perversion Mascara and 24/7 Glide-On Pencils were pretty nice too, although there are other mascaras that I personally enjoy using.
What I really did not like from this palette was the full sized Naked Lipgloss. Although the colour was quite a nice pinky peach shade, the strong plastic taste and smell of the gloss was too much for me.
Here’s a look I wore to work using this palette.
I used Fix as a base for across the entire eyelid above the Urban Decay Anti-Aging eye primer. This will make blending a lot easier. Dive was applied on the inner corner to the middle part of the eyelid. To create dimension and fake a more deep-set eyes, I use a little bit of Dare on the outer corners of the eyelids and then blended a little Stun over the top. I then highlighted the brow bone with a little 5050 to lift the eyes.
As I mentioned earlier, I layered the pink blush over the bronzer so that I get a slightly warmer cheek colour as opposed to the bright pink shade that came in the palette.
Here’s a final picture of the finished look. If you don’t have any of the Naked palettes, you should consider picking this up.
Thanks for reading and have a lovely day!