I received the Urban Decay On The Run palette for Christmas and have been using it almost every day since. I just love the convenience of having everything you need in one place. Most of eye shadows in the palette are actually shades I don’t really have in my collection so they are welcome additions and you can always rely on Urban Decay to deliver high quality, pigmented, blendable products.
For the face this palette includes a matte medium brown bronzer (I didn’t use the bronzer for this look) and a light pink blush with a hint of shimmer. For the eyes you’ve got six eye shadows with a mix of finishes (matte, metalic, shimmer, and satin), a travel sized Perversion mascara, and a travel sized 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Stag (satin brown). For the lips the palette comes with a full sized (!!) Naked Lipgloss in Sesso which is a sheer rosy pink. Also, I just have to say the packaging for this palette is stunning. I’m not one to get sucked into a product just for the packaging but this palette is sturdy, secure, and just so freaking pretty!
Here’s a look I put together recently using this palette.
I went with a mostly matte eye which is a new look for me. I always gravitate towards shadows with a sheen or shimmer to them but I just wanted to create a simple, natural lid here. I swept 5050, the lightest eye shadow, all over my lid, under my brow bone, and in the inner corner of my eye…basically, everywhere. I swept Fix, the lightest matte taupe shadow, through my crease and then deepened up the outer v and lower lash line with a bit of Dare, the darker matte brown shadow.
Next I used the Stag Eye Pencil to darken up the eye. For me, this Stag is the stand out winner of this palette, which was a huge surprise to me since I’m not normally a fan of pencil eye liners. But, this liner is so soft, so smooth, so blendable. It just glides onto the eye like a dream. And I love that it’s a dark brown with a satin finish. It’s a nice change from harsh black liners. For this look I smudged a tiny bit of Stag along my upper lash line and then used it to tight line my upper lashes and darken up my waterline. Applying a dark liner to my waterline is something I never do but I’ve been loving the look of it with Stag. I feel like it just amps up the look.
I haven’t tried the Perversion mascara yet just because I already have a few mascaras open at the moment that I want to finish before opening another.
I popped a bit of the blush on my cheeks which I think is super pretty. I think light pink blushes like this one make the face look really youthful and fresh. It’ll be perfect for spring/summer.
And I finished off the look with the Sesso Lipgloss. I’ll be honest here, Sesso doesn’t really do much for my lips. The colour in the tube is really pretty but it’s so sheer that it’s almost colourless on my lips. Where this gloss really shines, for me, is over top of other lipsticks and liners. I’m planning a separate post on this but this gloss seems to enhance any colour it’s layered on top of. So, while I haven’t been wearing Sesso on it’s own, I have been wearing it almost every day paired with whatever lipstick I happen to be wearing. Below I’m wearing it over a nude-pink lip liner (I know I know it looks VERY similar to the photo above but I swear, in person the difference was noticeable!)
And that’s the look. I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with this palette and creating different looks. Do any of you have the On The Run palette? What looks have you been putting together with it?