Urban Decay didn’t really need to create a palette called “Naked on the Run”. Any palette they release under the Naked franchise causes a run on the palette market that mimics a run on the share market in bullish times. Or perhaps that’s their tongue in cheek reference to the very popular Naked range of products, in launching what they call their ultimate travel kit.
While a limited edition item launched about a month ago, I believe it’s still available, if not locally then online where intrepid types will be able to get their paws on it if they really want. I was quite privileged to be gifted this Naked on the Run palette, and I wasn’t quite planning to write a review, but I was requested to on Instagram and so here I am.
For a travel palette, I must say I was very surprised to see that it’s large and bulky. Yes, it’s sturdy but it’s also heavy and thick and altogether unwieldy. Personally, I just keep this on my dresser top. It’s not going anywhere with me simply because it’s just far too bulky and takes up far too much space in my travel bag. I’d have preferred if the powder products had been placed in a slim, compact palette, and the tube items just packed separately. After all, once you are done with the lipgloss, liner and mascara, what else are you going to place in those holes? They only fit UD items and if you use only UD lipgloss, liner and mascara then it’ll come in handy. For myself, since I use neither of them, it’s a waste of space. I never like palettes that include these products within the palette because it is just poor planning to me.
So, as you can guess, just from the initial overview, the Naked on the Run palette had an uphill task to impress me 😛 Oh but I’m in the minority, trust me, because most people love it 😛