Review and Swatches: Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay released a new permanent palette called "Born to Run" and it's beautiful. At first glace, you can see this is a very well-rounded palette that will give you a wide variety of looks. I put it on my wishlist and couldn't hold out for very long, I went to my local Sephora and picked it up. I can see this palette remaining on my vanity for a long time because it's so fun to use. The palette claims to be "your globe-trotting go-to" palette and I do think this palette would be a great travel palette because of the versatility. You can create so many looks that you wouldn't need any other palettes while traveling. This palette does have 5 shades that are not new and can be found in other Urban Decay palettes or singles.

The formula is very soft and easy to blend. I find it comparable to my Urban Decay Naked Heat palette. The shimmers are not chunky but do give an impact on the lid. From all the pictures that I've seen online, I was a little surprised by how dark Drift and Radio were. I thought those two shades would be a little lighter. I think Radio does swatch lighter than it looks in the pan though. The red shades do feel a little drier when swatching, which seems to be the norm with red shadows. I wouldn't be worried about that if you do swatch them. 

The packaging is also very well done. It feels high end and sturdy with the durable plastic and magnetic closure. It has a big mirror and the outer packaging will give you the travel bug. So many gorgeous pictures from around the world. I also like that the mirror can be completely folded back to get a better grip on the palette, if you don't need the mirror. 

Review and Swatches: Urban Decay One the Run Eyeshadow Palette

Review and Swatches: Urban Decay One the Run Eyeshadow Palette

Have you been wanting this palette? Have you tried it, what did you think?

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  1. This palette looks so gorgeous. I'm very pale so it's nice to see a lot of jewel tones in a palette when so many palettes nowadays are neutrals and browns.

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

  2. I have been so torn over this palette! I'm tempted by it but want to see it in the flesh before deciding. The swatches are stunning! xx

    Beautylymin| ImageSkincareBundleGiveaway

  3. The shades looks good and highly pigmented :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  4. My favorite Urban Decay palette!! ♥

  5. I've been debating whether I want this or's gorgeous and I especially love the shades "Wanderlust" and "Guilt Trip"

    Hannah the Mad Dog