Urban Decay On the Run Palette; My Thoughts

Urban Decay on the run palette
What a beaut!


I think it’s safe to say that Urban Decay have earned serious props for their palette releases over the past few years. We had the infamous Naked 1, 2 and 3 eyeshadow palettes. Then came the Naked basics range and later in 2014 they hit the mother load with their new all in one “Naked On the Run” palette! I was very lucky to receive this palette as a gift this Christmas (Thanks Netty!) and I’ve been itching to share my thoughts on it ever since.

Urban decay on the run palette review and swatches
Look how pretty!


One first glance, the palette looks every bit luxurious. Its hard-wearing casing has a very decent sized mirror and contains everything you would need to create a flawless natural make-up look:

Urban decay on the run palette review and swatches


  • Full Size Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss in Sesso (rose with pink shimmer)
  • Travel size 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Stag (deep brown)
  • Travel Size Perversion Mascara
  • 6 eyeshadows: Dive, Fix, Resist, Dare, Stun and 5050
  • 1 bronzer  (medium & matte)
  • 1 blush
  • Perfect travel/ hand-bag friendly sized mirror
Eyeshadow swatches
Eyeshadow swatches

I truly believe that this is a suits-all palette. All of the shades in each product are very wearable and would suit pretty much every skin tone. With the exception of base products, it has literally everything you’d need to create a really lovely fresh make-up look.

The eyeshadow shades don’t disappoint and are just as buttery soft as their Naked palette buddies. They are all a shade of brown  and are nice mixed together or as stand alone shades. The colour 5050 works as both an all over colour for the eyes or as a highlight.

Urban decay on the run palette review and swatches
Bronzer & Blush swatches


The blush included is a goldy- rose suits-all shade; which I think would look fantastic  with bold or natural eyes and the bronzer is a light matte brown which is ideal for contouring any skin tone.

Urban decay on the run palette review and swatches
Eyeliner swatch


The eye liner is a deep brown, the perfect for everyday wear that gives enough smokiness and definition without being too heavy or severe. See? I told you it was great!

Urban decay on the run palette review and swatches

As for the mascara, the wand is a great shape for getting into each individual lash and the formula lasts a really decent time on my lashes. I’m not a lipgloss wearing gal, but even I can appreciate the beauty of the lipgloss included. The shade is an inoffensive rosey colour which adds just enough colour to make it appropriate for everyday wear. The formula isn’t sticky at all and feels quite nourishing on the lips. Well done Urban Decay, Well done!!

Urban decay on the run palette review and swatches

So, the big question is do you NEED it? Like most make-up, you probably need it as much as Katie Price needs a push-up bra, but I think it would make a great addition to any gal who likes to travel light, to someone who is new to the whole “Naked” range and to existing fans a like!

If you’d like to get your hands on this bad boy.. it retails for just under 50 Euro and is available at all good Urban Decay stockists and online… G’wan… 😉

Published by A Tiny Slice Of Kate

Writer. Reader. Caffeine Addict.

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