Hi Darlings, today’s post is going to be the review and swatches of the Urban Decay Born To Run Palette.
If you don’t follow me on other socials you might not know that I was in Genoa a couple of weeks ago on holiday and to visit my family who lives there. I had the best time and I’m missing everyone like crazy.
That being said I wasn’t planning on getting this palette, I talked about it in one of my first NEW posts that I wrote about this collection (catch it here in case you missed it) and I was not going to get it but my aunt had other plans.
She saw me swatching it in Sephora because it was the first time I was seeing it in real life and she decided to get it for me. I was so shocked, to be honest, but I’m so glad I have it because I unexpectedly fell in love with some of these shades.
You can get it here for 49$.
I love the packaging of this palette, it comes in a cardboard box with a very pretty design. The actual packaging is so pretty too. I love the photos of the different places in the world that you can see on it.
It comes with a gigantic mirror, perfect if you are travelling and doing your make up on the go but the palette is actually very heavy you’ll get tired to hold it.
Inside you get 21 shades, most of them are really bold and dark (which was what turned me off at the beginning) but you really get everything you need to create a more smokey look. I like that the names of the shades are under the pan.
The only two shades that are not new are Smog, also in the Naked palette and Punk which was in the collaboration they did with Gwen Stefani a couple of years ago.
PIGMENTATION & FORMULA
There are six mattes and twelve shimmers and four satins.
All the shades have a medium to high pigmentation, most of them are really creamy and easy to blend.
I prefer to use the shimmers with your finger (or with a wet brush) they just work better like this and you won’t get a lot of fall down.
The mattes blend beautifully. You definitely get a great selection of colours to create a lot of different looks but you don’t get many light shades so I would consider this a night palette (or a day one if you rock smokey eyes every day).
The three purple shades are terrible (Hell Ride, Guilt Trip and Wildheart) you will see on the eyes. They are incredibly patchy, they grab and they are a nightmare to blend, luckily they are just three shades.
The three green/blue shades (Wanderlust, Radio, Big Sky) are my absolute favourite, I’ve been wearing them a lot on my lower lashline as a fun pop of colour. They are so unique.
With a primer, they last about 9 hours before fading.
- Colour: 8/10
- Longevity: 9/10
- Application: 8/10
- Texture: 8/10
- Pigmentation: 8/10
- Packaging: 8/10
This palette is really nice, I like the shade range although I think that they are all too dark. The formula is good and standard for Urban Decay. I don’t mind to use my fingers for the shimmer but I’m sure that it would be a problem for some people. Apart from those three purply shades, the other shades are really pretty. I would recommend it if you like a more heavy eye make up.
I really hope you guys enjoyed it, don’t forget to like, comment and share to let me know all your thoughts and if you have any question.
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