Urban Decay Born to Run; One Palette, Five Looks

Born to Run

After I made a vow not to buy any more eye shadow palettes I tried extremely hard. I resisted many bargain drugstore releases like the Revolution Chocolate Orange palette and the Revolution Tammi X palette. The amount of pride that I found in saying ‘I haven’t bought an eye shadow palette for four months’ was astounding.

As you can tell by the title, my streak did not last long. When I was creating my Autumn Eyeshadow Palettes post I had more than enough palettes to show off. However, I felt unfulfilled. My makeup felt stagnant and lacking inspiration. I wondered whether purchasing a new palette would revive my autumn makeup collection and my love for makeup.

The Born to Run palette caught my eye quickly and it was hard to resist. Hailed as the ultimate travel palette with shades for every occasion and a multitude of possibilities. I almost clicked purchase without looking at reviews.

Remember to be a ‘smart shopper’

My ‘smart shopping’ ethic started reminding me of the dangers of frivolous spending. I did not want to have another palette that lives in my makeup graveyard, unloved and untouched. I started to look for reviews on YouTube which were all positive. Also, I reached out to my makeup friends and asked their opinions. The friends that had the palette already raved about it enthusiastically. I was sold.

After purchasing and receiving this beautiful palette from Urban Decay, I set to work. Wanting to test the versatility of the palette I set about trying to create five different looks to share with you. Once I did my fifth one, I realised that I could have created many more. Some of the shades I had yet to touch. This shows just how much you can get out of the palette. It might be expensive at £40, but trust me, it is worth it.

One Palette; five looks

Look 1 – Berry Half cut crease

born to run palette makeup looks

Transition – Weekender
Crease – Still shot
Deepen the crease – Riff
Outer half of the crease – Hell Ride
Outer V and out section of the lid– Guilt trip
Add depth to outer V – Jet
Cut the inner half of the crease with concealer – Barry M All Night Long Concealer
Apply Wildheart to the inner half of the lid where the concealer is and then add some to blend over the outer section of the lid.

born to run palette ideas

Look 2 – Traditional Cut Crease

Transition – Weekender,
Crease – wildheart
Deepen the crease – hell ride
Add depth to the line using a pencil brush – jet
Using a small concealer brush, cut the crease – Barry M All Night Long concealer
Apply Stranded over the concealer.

born to run makeup looks

Look 3 – Brown Smoky eye

Transition: Weekender
Crease – Riff
Lower crease – As good as gone
The outer corner of the crease – punk
Outer V and a third of lid – Smog
Inner two-thirds of lid – Ignite

born to run palette looks

Look 4 – Pumpkin Spice

Transition – Weekender
Crease – Still shot
Outer V – Baja
Lid – Stranded

born to run urban decay

Look 5 – Autumn Forest

Transition – Weekender
Crease – Riff
Crease – Still shot
Outer V Crease – As good as gone
Outer half of lid – Wanderlust
The inner half of lid – Big sky

So, there are my five looks. I could have carried on and created many more, this palette is so versatile. The quality and pigmentation of the shades are fabulous and the whole design of the packaging is stunning. I will definitely add this to my travel makeup bag the next time I go away on holiday as I know I will have every aspect covered with this palette.

I would love to hear your opinions on these looks and the palette as well. What shades catch your eye? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Ciao for now beauties xx

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful looks. I really need to add this palette in my stash.


    1. MrsT says:

      It is a fantastic palette


  2. beautybyraji says:

    i agree, the born to run palette is definitely an all in one palette. love the looks 🙂


    1. MrsT says:

      Thank you so much x


  3. alwayscleia says:

    Your eyeshadow looks are so pretty! Especially the Autumn forest xx


    1. MrsT says:

      Thank you, I think that is my favourite too


  4. greenapplebeautynyc says:

    I love look 3!!! And the pinky burgundy is soo on trend 🙂


    1. MrsT says:

      Thank you, I cant get enough of a bit of pink


  5. Crysta says:

    Lovely shades! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Krystin says:

    Love the way you put this look together, so gorgeous!!!


    1. MrsT says:

      Thank you very much I loved creating all of the looks


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