Urban Decay On The Run Mini Eyeshadow Palettes are the smaller versions (inspired by) of one of my favorite palettes that Urban Decay has, the Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette. There are three palettes that all come with eight shades that are a mix of matte and shimmers and one transformer shade. Each palette has a theme of either warm toned or cool toned shades.
The Urban Decay On The Run Mini Eyeshadow Palettes were inspired by the Born To Run Palette but they are super compact and great for travel. A great option for someone who doesn’t like taking a full sized palette every time they travel.
There are three palettes in the line:
Detour (a warm toned palette that has browns, bronze and gold shades and a pop of teal color)
Bailout (a mainly cool toned palette that also features wearable browns and a pop of deep purple)
Shortcut (a rich warm toned palette with beautiful brown and pinky shades and a rose gold transformer shade)
Swatches L to R: Off The Gird, Dash, Escape, Detour, 16th Street, Confidential, Switchback, Plunge
The Urban Decay On The Run Eyeshadow Palette in Detour comes with the following shades:
Off The Grid (pink ivory matte)
Dash (pale bronze-gold shift)
Escape (warm peach matte)
Detour (deep mustard matte)
16th Street (metallic bronze-gold)
Confidential (deep terra-cotta matte)
Switchback (holographic green shift transformer)
Plunge (deep metallic blue green)
When it comes to Urban Decay eyeshadows, I hardly get a miss. Their formula is always easy to work with but also has great pigmentation. The On The Run Mini Eyeshadow Palettes are no exception.
Swatches L to R: Skimp, Bailout, Faith, Rebound, Chopper, Double Up, Pickup, Vice
The Urban Decay On The Run Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Bailout comes with the following shades:
Skimp (soft cream demi-matte)
Bailout (neutral nude peach matte)
Faith (medium warm brown nude matte)
Rebound (rich chocolate brown demi-matte)
Chopper (copper with silver micro glitter)
Double Up (deep brown sparkle)
Pickup (pale lavender with pink micro-sparkle transformer)
Vice (deep eggplant shimmer)
Swatches L to R: Sin, Laced, Shortcut, Afterhours, Back Alley, Rendezvous, Gash, Zone
The Urban Decay On The Run Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Shortcut comes with:
Sin (pale nude shimmer)
Laced (pinky-taupe matte)
Shortcut (medium rose-pink matte)
Afterhours (soft black satin with iridescent micro-sparkle)
Back Alley (chocolate brown matte)
Rendezvous (Bordeaux matte with blue-sparkle)
Gash (metallic brick red)
Zone (metallic pink-red with copper micro-sparkle transformer)
As you can see by the swatches, all three palettes are very pigmented and swatch evenly on the hand. The matte shades are buildable and blend easily on the eyes. As for the shimmers, Urban Decay shimmers are always very pigmented and don’t have a lot of fallout. I like to use some of the shimmers wet to intensify the metallic look.
Bottom line, another great hit from Urban Decay when it comes to eyeshadow palettes. The On the Run Mini Eyeshadow Palettes are perfect for travel or for someone who is just starting with makeup. I think all three palettes come with very wearable shades that are perfect for creating every day looks but also some more intense smoky eyes.