As a huge fan of Urban Decay’s Naked series, I was very excited to try out the latest addition to the collection. Called Naked On The Run, the travel-size palette definitely lives up to its name and easily fits inside a purse or carry-on bag. The pallet includes six NEW eye shadows along with a bronzer, blush, mascara and lip gloss.
My overall impressions of Urban Decay’s Naked On The Run are mixed. The bronzer appears very orange in photographs, which for my complexion, holds true in real life. My skin looked slightly dirty. Not a cute look! The palette contains a nice mix of matte and shimmery eye shadows allowing for a variation of different looks. The mascara while decent does not compare to Benefit’s They’re Real mascara, but will do if you want to save space while traveling. I found it a tad clumpy and not as lengthening when compared to Benefit’s They’re Real mascara. The lip gloss, a lovely deep shade of pink, looked great on my lips and very natural. The eyeliner, in Stag, is a nice shade of brown and complements the eye shadows. From left to right, we start with the eye liner in stag, the lip gloss in naked, and the perversion mascara. Continuing on we meet the eyeshadows in stun, dare, resist, fix, and dive.
From left to right, we have the bronzer, blush and 5050 eyeshadow.
My main problem with the palette deals with the color of the blush, bronzer and the largest eyeshadow shade 5050. First off the blush made me feel like a clown when I first put it on and was way too pink for my complexion. Second, the 5050 all over eyeshadow blended right into my skin. It took me forever to make the color visible in the photograph. I could see this shadow working for the fair complected as a sort of highlighter, but for those with a medium complexion there is honestly no point in even wearing it. As mentioned above, the bronzer made my skin look dirty.
Would I buy this palette again? No, I would not due to my problems with the blush, bronzer and 5050 eyeshadow. The whole point of this palette is to downsize the number of products you would have to bring with you on a trip. For me, I would have to bring a different bronzer and blush thus defeating the main point of Naked On The Run. Did you guys have better success with this palette?