Sometimes I feel like I’m boring myself, continually singing the praises of Urban Decay and metaphorically shaking their hand on a job well done. They just keep launching bigger and better things, recognising the success of sub-brands and individual products in order to further capitalise on their success. There’s no denying that Urban Decay’s ‘Naked’ products have become somewhat iconic, spurning copycats and collections ‘inspired’ by their understated beauty; there’s not a beauty enthusiast that doesn’t lust after practically every single launch. Just in time for Christmas, this special limited edition palette contains all of my favourite Urban Decay products in a handy case that’s perfect for weekend away or within hand luggage for those winter flights abroad.
Containing five eyeshadows, a highlighter, blush, bronzer, mini Perversion mascara, mini 24/7 Glide-On eye pencil and Naked lipgloss, there’s everything you need to create a fabulous look – minus your base. This saves not only serious amounts of suitcase space, but makes getting ready in the morning so much simpler; chuck this in your bag and you can wack on all your makeup on while you’re riding the bus. The only downside is that the palette doesn’t include any brushes, so you’ll either have to get creative with your fingers or ensure you have a mini pack to take with you too.
The eyeshadow shades are perfect for an understated look, but the shimmery metallics can be used to build up the colour and ensure a party-perfect finish. Partnered with a slick of eyeliner (24/7 Glide-On eye pencis are some of my favourites, because they’re so easy to use and blend beautifully for a subtle smokey eye) and mascara, you’re ready for the night ahead. The lipgloss is also a beautiful shade that would suit every complexion, while the blusher, bronzer and highlighter are universal enough to be blended and built-up to the perfect finish.
I can think of so many uses for this palette – especially around the festive season. It’s the perfect accompaniment for a weekend away, a trip to your parentals, a flight towards a ski lodge; it’s a super handy tool for applying makeup on the go, taking you from desk to dancefloor and even giving you a taster of some of Urban Decay’s best selling products. At £37.00 it’s a great price point too, making it a fabulous Christmas gift for yourself or a loved one. Grab it while you can though: it’s limited edition and only available via the Urban Decay website while stocks last!
The Urban Decay ‘On The Run’ makeup kit is priced £37.00 and available exclusively via www.urbandecay.co.uk