A new staple mini-palette from Urban Decay
By Lauren Kelly, Graphics Manager
A few months ago, Urban Decay (UD) released a line of On the Run palettes. The collection consists of three eight-shadow palettes inspired by the larger, 21-colour Born to Run palette.
I purchased the Bailout palette, which has four matte and two glitter neutrals along with a dark, vivid purple shimmer and a light purple transformer shade. My favourite shades in the palette are Chopper, a copper shade with fine-milled glitter, and Rebound, a deep brown matte. However, I use every shade in the palette except for Vice, UD’s trademark purple.
The other two mini-palette options are Detour and Shortcut. Detour is filled with very warm neutrals as well as a deep teal and light aqua transformer shade, and Shortcut is filled with pinks and berries with a red transformer shade.
Since I purchased Bailout I’ve used it every day, replacing my UD Naked Basics palette. If you prefer to wear neutral eyeshadows—like I do—it is capable of nearly any look. The lighter neutrals can be used to achieve a nice everyday look, while the deep browns and glitter shades can create a more exciting evening look. Pickup, the transformer shade, can be put over any of the other shades to give them a beautiful lavender shimmer. For those who are more adventurous than me, Vice adds a dose of extra interest—just in case you decide to get smoky. These colours wear very well on me and seem quite pigmented, even though I don’t usually wear primer. The only downside is that the glitter shadows do have fallout, so make sure to watch for that and do your best to mitigate it.
I’m a fan of this product’s packaging as well. Each pan is quite large, even though the palette itself isn’t, and the top of the palette houses a mirror. This makes for a great palette to throw in your purse or makeup bag—hence the collection name—which is exactly what I’m looking for.
These palettes sell for $32 each at Sephora and the Urban Decay flagship stores. I’ve only used Bailout, but I would recommend whichever one fits your personal style.