The Ultimate Travel Palette

OnTheRunPalette1Whether it’s a quick jaunt home for the weekend to visit family or a week-long getaway, packing a travel makeup kit can vary from either a simple sunscreen and lip balm combo to an entire cosmetics counter in a bag. Whatever the occasion, the Urban Decay ‘Naked On The Run’ palette is a pretty efficient and space-saving way to go in terms of your travelling beauty arsenal.  I’ll admit when I first held this palette in my hands it was bigger than what I imagined, but tested it out in my average sized toiletries bag and it fit just fine.  The packaging is quite sturdy, so it wouldn’t be an issue to just toss it in your suitcase/travel bag as is without any worries.

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If you’re already a fan of the Naked series palettes this is a spot-on take on having all of those separate collections rolled into one neat complete set. The palette includes 6 neutral and versatile eye shadow shades including an illuminating all-over colour ‘5050’ along with both matte and metallic shades ‘Dive’ (metallic rose/gold), ‘Fix’ (a matte taupe), ‘Resist’ (metallic taupe), ‘Dare’ (medium brown matte) and ‘Stun’ (metallic bronze/light gold shimmer.)

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Left to right are the shades: Dive, Fix, Resist, Dare, Stun

On top of that, you also have a blusher and bronzer option included, which I think (along with the mascara) are the most handy to have as they can be quickly and easily applied to add just that little something without getting all made up.

The 24/7 Eye Pencil is nice, it glides on pretty smooth and didn’t have any smudging issues which is a plus. Not a massive fan of the lip gloss (mainly due to the shade and shimmer factor and the fact that lip gloss isn’t a go-to for me) but you do get a full-size product and the formula is a winner. The Perversion Mascara is in the shade ‘Blackest Black’ and includes Hairdensyl, which is supposed to support lash growth. 

OnTheRunPalette6When in doubt, it’s always best to go minimal I say, and with this palette you’re pretty much covered whether you’re going for a complete look or just need a product or two.

xo Coco

 

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Take Two! Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

Naked2 Inside AngleThe ultimate compact palette has been given an update as Urban Decay releases the second edition of its coveted eyeshadow collection.  The Urban Decay Naked2 Basics follows in the footsteps of its older sister with an ombré array of nudes and neutrals, from the corner-of-the-eyes brightener ‘Skimp’ to the deliciously chocolate brown ‘Undone.’  It’s a great update with enough variation to make it different from the first edition but also offering the same versatility and quality formula.

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Naked2 Outer 2The size and packaging (if it ain’t broke…) with handy built-in mirror makes this the same easy to transport/travel-friendly palette that lovers of the first Naked Basics can appreciate. All the new shades have their merits but a particular spotlight shines on ‘Stark,’ not only for its awesome Game of Thrones-related name, but it makes a brilliant all-over colour for lids and I think I can safely say will be first to hit pan.

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Whether you’re going for a no-make-up look or a full glam eye look, Urban Decay has done it again.

xo Coco