The Urban Decay Born To Run Palette is Too Good!

Urban Decay Born to Run Palette Review Swatches on Dark Skin

Owning an Urban Decay Naked Palette is like a rite of passage for makeup lovers. Urban Decay set the tone for makeup palettes today when they debuted the original Naked Palette 10 years ago. Since then, we’ve seen eyeshadow quality evolve like no other and palettes galore.

Now, the original Naked Palette has been laid to rest. Making room for a new, more modern successor, the Born To Run Palette. And she’s carrying the torch well!


Urban Decay Born to Run Palette Review Swatches on Dark Skin

There’s a New Palette in Town!

The Naked line is still standing. So Born To Run didn’t completely take over. But she’s certainly revolutionizing Urban Decay’s Naked image. Let’s be honest. The whole Naked phase has grown long in the tooth. Urban Decay knows it, too.

That’s why we kissed a sad goodbye to OG Naked this summer. So we could make room for Born To Run. A return to Urban Decay’s more trendy, edgy vibe.

Urban Decay Born to Run Palette Review Swatches on Dark Skin

Day to Night on the Run

Born to Run is aptly named for theme. You get a lot variety here! She still brings the neutrals but a with a fun twist. Making Born To Run both different and better than the Naked Palettes.

There’s a whopping 21 shades from matte to shimmer including:

  • Breakaway warm ivory shimmer
  • Stranded pale rose gold with micro shimmer
  • Blaze light metallic peach with pink shift
  • Weekender light neutral beige matte
  • Still Shot bright peach
  • Riff brown nude matte
  • Good As Gone deep brown with iridescent micro shimmer
  • Hell Ride deep fuchsia matte
  • Baja burnt orange matte
  • Accelerate reddish copper metallic
  • Guilt Trip smokey purple shimmer
  • Ignite rose gold metallic
  • Smog deep coppery bronze shimmer
  • Wanderlust forest green with gold micro shimmer
  • Wildheart bright fuchsia
  • Punk red brown matte
  • Double Life metallic rust
  • Jet black with deep shimmering purple shift
  • Drift charcoal satin
  • Radio deep emerald satin
  • Big Sky frosted green shimmer with iridescent micro- sparkle

Urban Decay is infamous for bulky palettes. However, Born To Run is incredibly slim and compact. And sturdy too! She had a nice, solid feel that’s very convenient for travel. Making carrying 21 eyeshadows around seem effortless.

Urban Decay Born to Run Palette Review Swatches on Dark Skin

Amazing Quality & Blendability

The Naked Palettes were good. Even great. At first. As makeup evolved, eyeshadow quality evolved too. I used to love my original Naked Palette. Now? I think it’s a little dense and hard to blend. I was worried Urban Decay would stick with their iconic eyeshadow formula that worked so well for over a decade.

But Born To Run appears to be a bit different. In a really good way! Born To Run is certainly keeping up with the times. Sporting a silky smooth finely milled formula that’s packed with pigment. And pretty easy to blend, too!

I always prime my eyes before shadow. So I don’t have any problems out of Born To Run throughout the day. No creasing and very little fading for over 8 hours. Of course, your mileage may vary a bit of you skip the primer.

Do You Need the Urban Decay Born to Run Palette?

She’s definitely a nice palette to own! But I wouldn’t consider her a must have. The colors are pretty dupable. Especially if you own any previous Urban Decay palettes. However, I still recommend checking out Born To Run for the quality and variety of colors. It’s hard to find a palette this big that isn’t super expensive or terrible quality. Urban Decay did a damn good job!

Urban Decay Born to Run Palette Review Swatches on Dark Skin

Urban Decay Born to Run Palette Review Swatches on Dark Skin
Urban Decay Born to Run Palette Review Swatches on Dark Skin
Urban Decay Born to Run Palette Review Swatches on Dark Skin

Rocking Riff (transition), Baja (lid & crease) + Ignite (center of lid)