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Urban Decay: Naked on the Run - The Handbag Essential


As a devoted buyer to the majority of Urban Decay products; when the Naked 'On the Run' palette hit the market, it was extremely hinted to my boyfriend as a potential christmas purchase. And boy, did he deliver! This ever so desirable and convenient product is definitely a must have due to its concoction of the necessary products. As a university student, life is busy! Even on a dull day! This product is the perfect idea for such a busy lifestyle. Perfect to all you early morning city workers who rush your make up on the train, perfect essential for your gym bag or even perfect for a mid-day refresh. And here's why...

The compact comes with the upmost essentials inside your beauty bag: a mascara, an eyeliner pencil, a lipgloss, 6 eyeshadows (ranging in colour but all the essential browns) and a bronzer/blusher duo. What are the words to describe this product so far? Yes, it's ESSENTIALLY PERFECT! Because I haven't said the word essential enough in this blog post hehe.

The Eyeshadows:
5050: A large dose of a cool, bisque satin - Could also be used as a highlighter!
Dive: A metallic rose gold shimmer
Fix: A soft taupe matte
Resist: A beautiful shimmery taupe (My very favourite!)
Dare: A medium brown matte 
Stun: A metallic bronze with a slight gold shimmer 

In application of the eyeshadows, there was some fallout, as expected by Urban Decay eyeshadows, however, the shimmer that falls out expands to create one beautifully wide-open eye effect. Each shade work perfectly together whether you are creating a day or night look. 

The Travel Size 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil (Stag):  
A deep brown satin is the Urban Decay description for the colour of the eyeliner. However, I strongly disagree. I would say this eyeliner is closer to black rather than brown. I am a lover of black eye pencils! So this is perfect in that retrospect. As for the 24/7 description, that is extremely correct! The pencil stays on all day and is an absolute chore to get off. But I have found the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water does a great job! And again, as for the Glide on description, one application is enough and any more than that can leave a very heavy look.

The Travel Size Perversion Mascara: 
This mascara is the mascara you all should lust for! It does exactly what it says on the tin. It builds, seperates and defines every single one of those lashes of yours; even the tiny, hidden ones you didn't even know you had. For bigger, badder and blacker lashes- this is your mascara to be. 

The Bronzer, Blusher Duo:
Bronzer- Medium Bronze Matte
Blush- Vibrant Pink w/light shimmer
Kiko Brush- 2 half brush .. ideal for applying the bronzer and blusher at the same time.

What can I say? The Blush is the perfect rosy natural flush and the Bronzer ideal for the quick contour matched with the eyeshadow 5050 as a highlight.

The Lipgloss (Sesso):
Rose w/pink shimmer. The your-lip-but-better lipgloss. Perfect for an everyday natural look, however, for a night look matched with the eyeshadows it may be too subtle. 

Overall, this gave me that 'urge to get Naked'. Retailed at £37 pounds; a generous price for such an amazing product. This compact is perfect for the on-the-move quick but beautiful look; which has been heard on the street to take you 12-15 minutes. Although my handbag is no designer match, it is ideal for my busy university life, ideal for that mid-day refresh and small enough to fit in amongst all the university necessary tools. In other words, Books, Books, Books and maybe the cheeky magazine for those always-needed coffee breaks. Get it here:

1 comment

  1. I've never tried UD products but they've been on my wishlist for the longest time, this set looks nice but I'd also like to get the Naked many to chose from!
    Dalal xo,


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