Urban Decay Born To Run Collection | Review & Swatches

*Products mentioned were sent for review, opinions are my own* I've been waiting to review the Urban Decay Born to Run Collecti...

*Products mentioned were sent for review, opinions are my own*

UD Born To Run

I've been waiting to review the Urban Decay Born to Run Collection until I felt up to doing so. I've been in a place recently where I just don't feel like writing and I feel so uncreative and uninspired. So, here I am, a little late, with a full review and swatches of the Urban Decay Born To Run Collection.
UD Born To Run Collection Swatches

The Born to Run Collection includes an eyeshadow palette, three 24/7 liners, and three lipsticks. I love the variety in this collection, while also feeling cohesive. It's odd to see so much variety, yet somehow it all just works. 

The Born to Run Eyeshadow palette had me excited long before I received it in the mail. I've been waiting on another colorful palette from Urban Decay so I was super excited for the shades in the palette. In this palette, there are twenty one shades in a good mix of neutrals, colors, shimmers, and mattes. 
Born To Run Palette
  • BREAKAWAY - WARM IVORY SHIMMER
  • STRANDED - PALE ROSE GOLD WITH MICRO SHIMMER
  • BLAZE - LIGHT METALLIC GOLD WITH PINK SHIFT
  • WEEKENDER - LIGHT NEUTRAL BEIGE MATTE
  • STILL SHOT - BRIGHT PEACH
  • RIFF - BROWN NUDE MATTE WITH FLOATING MICRO SPARKLE
  • GOOD AS GONE - DEEP BROWN WITH IRIDESCENT MICRO SHIMMER
  • HELL RIDE - DEEP FUCHSIA MATTE
  • BAJA - BURNT ORANGE MATTE
  • ACCELERATE - REDDISH COPPER METALLIC
  • GUILT TRIP - SMOKY PURPLE SHIMMER
  • IGNITE - ROSE GOLD METALLIC
  • SMOG - DEEP COPPERY BRONZE
  • WANDERLUST - FOREST GREEN WITH GOLD MICRO SHIMMER
  • WILDHEART - BRIGHT FUCHSIA SHIMMER
  • PUNK - REDDISH BROWN MATTE
  • DOUBLE LIFE - METALLIC RUST
  • JET - BLACK WITH DEEP SHIMMERING PURPLE SHIFT
  • DRIFT - CHARCOAL SATIN WITH MICRO SHIMMER
  • RADIO - DEEP EMERALD SATIN
  • BIG SKY - FROSTED GREEN SHIMMER WITH IRIDESCENT MICRO SHIMMER
Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette

As you can tell, the majority of the shades have warm undertones, but there are some cool tones mixed in. Five of the shades have been included in previous launches, these are Blaze, Riff, Smog, Punk, and Jet.

I did two sets of swatches even though I don't think swatches are super important as some shadows just won't swatch well. The set of swatches over my tattoos are done with my fingers, the set on my other arm is done with the flat eyeshadow brush from Sigma.
Born To Run Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette

Born To Run Swatches

Born To Run swatches


I wasn't totally sure what to expect from this palette because Urban Decay palettes can occasionally be hit or miss. These shades are all very soft and blendable, which I appreciate. One thing that I noticed right away is that these are less pigmented. However, I think this contributes to how seamlessly they blend. The mattes are all gorgeous and are easy to work with. The most disappointing shade in the palette for me was Still Shot, followed closely bu Hell Ride. Both are absolutely stunning, but they really have to be built up and I expected them to be more pigmented than they are. Baja is an exception because it's VERY pigmented, so a little goes a long way with this one.

The shimmers are very soft and work best if you apply them with your fingers. I do not recommend using a dry brush for these, it just won't give you what you're looking for. I prefer to use a glitter glue as I have heavily hooded eyelids, but it also helps with their pigmentation. When applied onto a base with your fingers, they're totally gorgeous. 

Overall, I consider the palette a nice purchase that you may not need but if you want some more neutrals and a little more color in your life, you'll probably want to add it to your collection. I waited so long to review it so I could have plenty of time to test it and even though it's SO perfect for summer, I think with the colors available, it will also be great for fall. Also, the packaging is so cute and nice. This palette is heavy, it closes securely, and the mirror is really nice.

Next, we have three 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils. I'm not sure if these shades have been previously launched and I couldn't find any solid information about it. 
Born To Run Eyeliners
  • LUCKY - DARK METALLIC COPPER
  • OVERDRIVE - DEEP GREEN METALLIC
  • DOUBLE LIFE - REDDISH BROWN METALLIC
Born To Run Eyeliner swatches

Not much needs to be said about these eyeliners. The colors are gorgeous and pair perfectly with the palette. They are VERY pigmented and apply on your waterline with one swipe. If you like the colors, grab them while they're available!

Lastly, we have the three lipsticks in the collection.
Urban Decay Born To Run lipsticks


  • READY - BRIGHT ROSE SPARKLE (METALLIC)
  • MARFA - DEEP BERRY WITH PINK MICRO SHIMMER (COMFORT MATTE)
  • 66 - RICH MAUVE NUDE (COMFORT MATTE)
Born To Run Lipstick Swatches

As a hoarder of lipsticks, I loved adding these to my collection. They're fairly different from the colors I currently have and I love the Urban Decay Lipstick formula. Ready is a more sheer shade while 66 and Marfa are super pigmented. The packaging matches the palette and it's so cute. 

This entire collection is a winner. I've been using this palette every time I've done my makeup since I received it. I'm totally obsessed with Blaze, Baja, Wanderlust, and Drift. I can't wait to create more looks with this palette. Rarely do I actually feel inspired by a palette, but this one really fuels my creativity. The liners are amazing, like always, and last on the waterline all day. Also, these don't transfer onto my contact lenses. The lipsticks are gorgeous, of course. The colors are pretty and there's something for everyone.

You can find this collection at Urban Decay, Macy's, Ulta, and Sephora. 

Which is your favorite? Do you have a favorite shade?
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