21 November 2018

Urban Decay Born To Run Palette Review & Swatches!

When it comes to Urban Decay, I feel like there's only two types of palettes:
- A palette with very similar shades and colour story, where only very similar looks can be created i.e. Naked Heat, Naked Cherry, Naked 1, 2, 3 
- A palette with really different shades, that usually work as 'add ons' as you can't create a full look with that palette, i.e. Kristen Leanne's collab, Elements palette, Afterdark palette, full spectrum eyeshadow palette. 

Nothing wrong with these categories, but I love love love having one palette with various shades. I think that's why I got bored of the Naked palettes really quick. An overview, I LOVE the Naked heat for that type of look, but haven't purchased the Naked Cherry yet - just because I have them shades 1000 times over! (I'll probably purchase it if it was discounted though!) 

But the Born to Run palette is in its own category! I haven't seen a palette like this from UD ever! I didn't purchase it straight away, as I didn't really think I needed it, but waited until I found it on discount! 

The aim of this palette is to be your only travel friendly palette you would need & did UD manage to do that with this palette? I think they did! 

Here's the swatches of the palettes.

The first thing I was looking for in this palette, were the right balance of transition shades for the amount of different shades in this palette, along with the right amount of transition shades for each skin tone. I think there's enough, with the shades: Buff, Weekender, Still Shot, Baja.

Then, there are SO many looks you can create with this palette, an orange look, purple, pink, blue, green, grey etc. They'd be really classic smokey eyes etc, but nonetheless you can create loads of different looks! By this I mean, I would find it difficult to create something like a pink halo eye, but that could be done with the palettes that have the same colour story (e.g. Naked Cherry).

The formula - as good as the Naked Heat palette! The shimmers are really buttery and smooth, whilst the mattes blend so well and aren't patchy at all.

I also really like the square pans in this palette, a lot better than the rectangular pans & I really like the layout!

If I was to be really picky about this 'travel' palette, I think I'd ask for a brighter gold shimmer, as Smog although on the golden side is a bit too cool toned, and Ignite is a bit too orange, whilst the shade Stranded is too light! Just a brighter true gold would be perfect!

Saying that, I do think this is a GREAT travel palette, for day time neutral and evening time glam looks! For the price, it really is worth it & I definitely think this would be a GREAT beginner palette.

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