Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Urban Decay | Summer 2018 Born to Run Collection: Review and Swatches

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Urban Decay | Born to Run Collection: Review and Swatches
For Summer 2018, Urban Decay has released a rich and colorful makeup range inspired by worldly travels. Offering a 21-shade eyeshadow palette and brand new shades of Vice Lipsticks and 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, the Born to Run Collection is available now. I've got reviews and swatches to share with you today. To read on, click......
Urban Decay | Born to Run Collection 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Born To Run Collection 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
Urban Decay | 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($25 CAD for 1.2 g each):
With a slick, ultra-smooth formulation that applies like butter, the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil is available in three new shades as part of the Born to Run Collection. I have here "Overdrive", a deep teal green metallic and "Lucky", a copper metallic scattered with silver and gold glitters. Both shades are super pigmented and intense and they apply so well on the lids. Unfortunately, neither are completely smudge-proof so I would not recommend using them on the lower lash line.
Urban Decay | Born to Run Collection 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Born To Run Collection 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
Urban Decay | Born to Run Palette: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Born To Run Palette
Urban Decay | Born to Run Palette ($59 CAD for 21 x 0.8 g):
Housed in a rectangular matte black palette printed with snapshots of travel destinations, the Born to Run Palette features 21 eyeshadows. There are six mattes and the rest are satins, metallics, and shimmers. I won't break down all the shades individually as the formulation is pretty consistent across the board. The shimmers and metallics are all super rich and creamy, offering pigmented and easy-to-blend application. The mattes are generally pretty good. They are silky and nicely pigmented with the exception of "Baja", a soft orange matte that's extremely dry and hard. The color selection here is pretty awesome but this is not a palette I would use on its own as there just aren't enough neutrals and blending colors within my comfort zone. Additionally, although the colors are fairly unique, they are definitely shades we've seen from Urban Decay before. With that said, if you are a fan of rich jewel tone, then this is a great palette to check out.
Urban Decay | Born to Run Palette: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Born To Run Palette
Urban Decay | Born to Run Palette: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Born To Run Palette
Urban Decay | Born to Run Palette: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Born To Run Palette
Here is a look I did using the Born to Run Palette. I tried to do something a little more adventurous but I'm not sure if I like how the blue blends with the browns because everything ended up looking a little muddy. For the lower lash line, I used the 24/7 Glide-On in "Lucky" for a pop of color.
Urban Decay | Born to Run Palette: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Born To Run Palette
Urban Decay | Born to Run Vice Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Born To Run Collection Vice Lipsticks
Urban Decay | Vice Lipstick ($22 CAD for 3.4 g each):
Housed in a limited edition, travel-inspired packaging, the Vice Lipsticks are available in three new shades. "Ready?" is a semi-sheer rosy coral packed with iridescent pink-gold glitters. The formulation is slick and creamy but the application is patchy so it's probably best paired with a base color. "66" is a creamy mauve nude. The formulation is super smooth and pigmented so just a few swipes will provide a full coverage. "Marfa" is a dark warm plum with very subtle pink gold sparkles. This shade is patchy even after four or five attempts to smooth things out so definitely be prepared to use a liner to attain a presentable finish.
Urban Decay | Born to Run Vice Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Born To Run Collection Vice Lipsticks
Urban Decay | Born to Run Vice Lipstick in "Ready?": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Vice Lipstick in "Ready?"
Urban Decay | Born to Run Vice Lipstick in "66": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Vice Lipstick in "66"
Urban Decay | Born to Run Vice Lipstick in "Marfa": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Vice Lipstick in "Marfa"
Urban Decay | Born to Run Collection All Nighter Setting Spray
Urban Decay | Born To Run All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Urban Decay | All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ($19 CAD for 30 ml):
Since this is a travel-inspired collection, Urban Decay has included a travel-sized, 30ml version of the iconic All Night Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. The formulation is exactly the same as the original but the smaller packaging is carry-on and purse-friendly.

Overall this is a pretty solid collection. The Born to Run Palette offers great value and excellent formulation but the colors feel a little overdone as most are dupes from previous Urban Decay Vice or holiday palettes. My recommendations are the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils and the Vice Lipstick in "66". Have you spotted this collection in stores? Are you planning on picking anything up? Share with me in the comments below!

Availability:
Urban Decay is available in stores and online at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, freestanding Urban Decay stores and UrbanDecay.ca
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