I dread to think what google searches could bring up this post with a title like that but it’s the name of the product so it had to be done. Anyway, in case you couldn’t tell this post is going to be a review of the Naked on the Run palette which my auntie kindly brought over from Dubai, you can read more about that here. It is a gorgeous palette, and I can’t wait to tell you about it!
I have to start with the packaging because it is rose gold, therefore it is beautiful. End of. I’m joking, but it is really pretty. The palette is a square as you can see and it is made out of quite thick heavy duty plastic. Unlike the Naked palettes this is made for travel as there is no cardboard to be seen here. On the inside of the lid, which is magnetically sealed by the way, is a mirror, the full size of the lid so you could only take this palette on holiday and still have a decent sized mirror. The camo effect really compliments the rose gold however he lettering on the front is starting to rub off *insert sad face emoji!*
Now it’s the inside which counts really isn’t it, and this palette is no exception. There are three removable items which are the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (sample size,) a miniature Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Stag and finally what seems to be a full size Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss in Sesso. Below those are five gorgeous eye shadows in Dive, Fix, Resist, Dare and Stun. Then below that is a bronzer/blush duo as well as a eyeshadow come highlight in the shade 50/50.
Now the eyeshadows are every bit as lovely as they look in the pan and are also as impressive as my Gwen Stefani palette ones were. Dive is the perfect rose gold eyeshadow colour, there is no denying. It has flecks of finely milled silver glitter running throughout and shines in the most perfect way. Fix is a perfect matte transition cool toned brown. It is perfect for the crease, also I can see this working as an improvised contour powder for pale girls if you’re on the go because it is so cool toned. Then is Resist, a shimmery cool toned brown which an almost rose gold sheen running through it in some lights which makes it dreamy. Dare is a darker matte transition colour than Fix and again could be used as a contour powder especially if you prefer a stronger contour. Finally is Stun which is very similar to Dare but its shimmery counterpart. It has silver and gold flecks in it and shines beautifully. I will be honest, compared to other Urban Decay palettes this one is particularly nude which means it contiues to tie in with the ‘naked theme’ so not for you if you prefer brighter and bolder colours. (If you do I’d try Wende’s Contraband which I use here and has a review coming soon!)
Above are swatches of the bronzer, blush and 5050 eyeshadow. From the swatch I’m sure you can already see just how orangey the bronzer is, which means it’s something I won’t be able to use too often as it won’t suit me at all. The blush on the other hand however is beautiful, a bright summery pink. Not something I would usually go for but I surprised myself and liked it. Then finally is 5050, the biggest eyeshadow in the palette which I believe is so you can highlight with it too. It is a champagne shimmer with a slightly pink glow in certain light, so it is the perfect highlight shade.
Overall this is probably one of the most perfect travel palettes out there; if you can get your hands on it that is. Selfridges did have it but it’s currently out of stock and doesn’t look like it’s returning any time soon which is a shame. If they do another palette similar and you’re looking for the perfect one to travel with I would seize the opportunity and go for it!