Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette Review | Full Face Look


So. I have had these pictures of the Urban Decay Naked on the Run palette lurking on my hard drive for the longest forever and a day. I bought it way back last Autumn when it was the hottest trick going, all Limited Edition and "Get it before it's gone!" *sucker!* I took some pictures, but thinking that the pics weren't all that great, that the blogs and vlogs were saturated with the thing and that it was going to sell out and who needed my lame opinion, anyway? why bother? I left it lie. And just got on with enjoying my palette.

Time has passed and this palette is still very available and my photographs were just lurking on my hard drive. Mocking me every time I passed by. You should have heard them... Calling me chicken and daring me to bring them in out of exile, try to freshen them up a bit and finally do my damned job and give this palette a little beauty blogger love.

So, cue the romantic tunes, because here we go:

The Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette is billed as an "All in one travel palette loaded with exclusive eye shadows, blush, bronzer, liner, lip gloss, mascara. Everything you need for a complete Naked makeup look."

Packaged in a square, just over an inch thick box fashioned out of heavy plastic, this palette feels substantial in the hands. The look is chic and very modern with a faux patina metal top covered in clear plastic printed in rose gold with the Urban Decay Naked logo. The trim all around is polished rose gold tone. The lid is easy to open, thanks to an indent in the front. No broken nails, thankyouverymuch! The lid secures closed via a strong but not obnoxious magnet. Gentle reader, this is one seriously good looking palette! I have read a lot of complaints about it not being particularly portable but... I don't really travel all that much or go naked on the run so I'm not too worried about packability.

Don't mind my trippy-dippy background. I took this photo back when my palette was new and I didn't know from better lighting and I couldn't correct my background to a decent level so I set it in space, instead.

Open the lid and you will be greeted with a very large, square mirror in the upper inside of the lid. The mirror is plenty large enough to see your entire flower face for on the go primping. The Naked on the Run Palette comes with six, if I am not mistaken, yep, exclusive to this palette eye shadows, a blush, a bronzer (of sorts) a Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss, a travel size 24/7 Glide on Eye Liner Pencil and a travel size Perversion Mascara.

The eye shadows are, in order: Dive (rose gold shimmer), Fix (soft saddle matte), Resist (taupe shimmer), Dare (taupe matte), Stun (bronze metallic shimmer) and 50/50 (lid or cheek highlight). All of the shadows are very good. Pigmented, good payoff, easy to apply and blend. The mattes are a touch powdery but not bad. 50/50 is a little sheer and sparkly but it's so damned pretty. 

The Bronzer is light, it's okay, applied judiciously with a large, soft brush for warming up the skin a little but I don't use it as a "bronzer" proper. I don't see this being very useful but for the lightest of skin tones. IMO, the bronzer could have been done a lot better.

The blush is a bright, candy pink that is a little alarming in the pan and swatch but is surprisingly lovely on the cheek. Buffed in with a light hand and a soft blush brush, it supplies a sweet, lit from within flush. I kind of dig this blush.

Stag 24/7 Eye Liner Pencil is an Urban Decay win. Deeply pigmented, applies like a dream, dries down, locks in place and wears like iron on my hooded lids all day long.

I am head over heels for Urban Decay Perversion mascara. It's primo stuff! Seriously. Good. Mascara.

Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss in Sesso is a sheer rose pink nude with a soft shimmer. This gloss is so pretty, has a lovely minty scent and taste but my tube has a not lovely metallic tang. It is so distasteful to me that I tend not to use this gloss because of it. I have to tell you, that bums me out because the packaging and the gloss themselves are just so nice! I mean, look!

Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss in Sesso on my lips. Damn, that gloss is pretty. And so comfortable, too.

Does anyone else have metallic, ickiness in their NAKED glosses? Or was it just my tube? *pouts*

This eye look was created with the eye shadows in the palette. I can't remember exactly which shadows and in what order... I know that I used Dive on my mobile lid, inner corner and a bit under, I think fix in my crease and orbital bone, A mix of Dare and Resist under ind blended into my outer V and 50/50 for highlight. My tight line was Stag and I used the last of my Perversion mascara.

I finished my look by warming up my face with a little of the bronzer on a soft, fluffy face brush and applied the blush to my cheeks. I used 50/50 as a face highlight, along the top of my cheekbones, down the bridge on my nose, my cupid's bow, a little on my chin and forehead. The gloss is on my lips.

My favorite shadow shades from this palette are definitely Dive, Fix, Resist, Dare and 50/50. 50/50 is very versatile, not only is it a lovely eye shadow, it works beautifully as a soft face highlight.

I truly feel that this is an under appreciated palette. I know that the shades aren't flashy or unusual but they are good, solid basics that work well as a whole and play very nicely with others. The shadows are beautiful and very wearable, the blush is a sweet treat and the liner and mascara are top rate. Well, the mascara was top rate. It's long gone. I'll be buying a full size tube when I work through some of the mascaras I have stashed in my drawer. I don't have a lot. Really I don't. I think that there are... Five? Maybe six in there? That's nothing compared to some of my fellow bloggers. Trust me. I'm sad about the gloss.

If you haven't yet purchased this palette and think that you might like to, it's listed on SephoraUltaNordstrom and the Urban Decay website. It is $54.00 and I think that it is a good price for everything you receive in the package.

Do you own this palette? What do you think of it? Is it portable and packable, does it go away with you?