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Urban Decay Born To Run Palette

11th August 2018

Hello again lovelies!

Today I wanted to share something extra special that’s been recently added to my beauty collection; the Born To Run eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay – the gods of makeup! I was very luckily blessed to be sent this palette by Urban Decay last week, and I’ve spent some time trying out different combinations of the shades, and getting a real feel for this palette.

Upon first impressions opening up the palette, I was pleased to see there was a combination of matte and shimmer shades, and warm and cool toned hues. It really is a versatile palette, and you can see the round the world inspiration represented well in the choices made. 

Before using any of the shades, I was most keen to try the shades; ‘HELL RIDE’, ‘GUILT TRIP’, ‘IGNITE’, ‘WANDERLUST’ AND ‘WILD HEART’. It’s fair to say the purple/berry shades stood out to me, especially as I’m so looking forward to Autumn. I have no preference between matte and shimmer when it comes to eyeshadows, I love using both! 

I’ve swatched every shade from top to bottom, left to right, in natural light so you can see how they show up on my skin.

TOP ROW: Breakaway, Stranded, Blaze, Weekender, Still Shot, Riff, Good as Gone.

Admittedly although I love the shades and find them great additions to this palette, especially for anyone who doesn’t have any other UD palettes; I wasn’t too excited about this top row. But that’s because I have so many UD palettes now, with many similar shades to these, so great for a newbie, but not especially new or exciting for me. That’s okay though. I did find ‘Stranded’ to be exceptionally lovely, which was a surprise! It came out so pigmented and a tiny bit went a long way. The colour is a true gold hue, and looks beautiful with so many different combinations.

MIDDLE ROW: Hell Ride, Baja, Accelerate, Guilt Trip, Ignite, Smog, Wanderlust.

This middle row is absolutely stunning, and so many shades turned out much better than they first appeared in pan. Hell Ride is nice, and I’ll definitely be using it, but it weren’t my favourite as I thought it might be. It was totally overshadowed (no pun intended!) by Guilt Trip and Wanderlust. That beautiful deep metallic purple and witchy green stole my heart; they’re VERY ME. I can’t wait to alter between them throughout Autumn, and I’m especially excited to show you guys a very green look I’ve been working on using Wanderlust! (Keep an eye out on my Instagram).

BOTTOM ROW: Wildheart, Punk, Double Life, Jet, Drift, Radio, Big Sky.

Once again, I was surprised by this palette. I expected to love Wildheart more than any other shade on this row, and while I do love it; my favourites are definitely Double Life, Drift, Radio and Big Sky. I couldn’t resist the powerful copper pop of Double Life, and the final three shades make the most beautiful metallic blue/green combination. 

I’m so so pleased with the Born To Run palette from Urban Decay, and feel like once again they’ve created something really special. I definitely think this should be a palette for anyone to buy who is new to Urban Decay, as it has such a great variety too, meaning the looks you can go for are endless! 

This is priced at £39.50 on Urban Decay, and although this is a higher priced palette, I do think it’s worth it. For 21 eyeshadows that are going to last a hell of a long time, even if you use this every single day – it works out really well! I know from experience with all my other UD palettes, I’ve never once regretted the investment. Another favourite of their palettes for me has always been the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (and if you use this link you can find a good deal on it!).

I was also sent one of the amazing new lipsticks from the Born To Run collection; a deep berry purple called ‘MARFA’. They couldn’t have selected a more perfect lip colour for me! Like my other UD Vice lipsticks, this is a super smooth formula that glides on easily, and lasts hours, keeping the striking colour in place. No drying, no smudges. PERFECT.


Will you be trying the Born To Run collection from Urban Decay? 🙂




*Any items sent for review are written about 100% honestly and in my own words. Sometimes collaborative content and partnerships with brands will appear on this blog. Affiliates links are used throughout this blog.

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