Review: Urban Decay Born to Run Palette

Hi everyone! Today’s post is a review of the Urban Decay Born to Run palette. When Urban Decay first released this palette, I remember really wanting to try it, but I couldn’t justify purchasing it at full price. I already own so many palettes and didn’t really “need” another one, and on top of that, I’ve owned large colourful Urban Decay palettes in the past (the original Vice palette) that I ended up decluttering because I rarely reached for them. However, Sephora had this palette marked down from $64 to $38. At that price, I couldn’t resist purchasing it. I’m weak against sales!

I’ve been playing around with this palette for the last month or so, and now I have a good idea of the performance of this palette. Keep reading to see what I think about it!

THE BASICS

The palette features of-the-moment shades ranging from jewel tones and modern neutrals to more colorful shadows. Made from Urban Decay’s mind-blowing formula that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, and blendability, Born To Run’s eyeshadow shades hold tightly onto pigment and stay put. No matter which shades you try, UD designed them all to be universally flattering for any skin tone and lifestyle.

This cruelty-free eyeshadow palette is made for the girl or guy who’s always on the go, whether it’s travelling around the world or . It contains 21 shades (0.8 g each) in various finishes and shades, and retails at $65 (I’m almost positive it was $64 when I bought it…did they raise the price?!). It is made in the USA, and can be purchased as Sephora, Ulta, Shoppers Drug Mart, and the Urban Decay website.

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My 10 Sephora Spring Sale Recommendations

Hello, loves! On Tuesday, I shared a blog post all about the products on my wish list for the upcoming Sephora sale, and today I’m sharing my recommendations for you! I did a post of my recommendations last year, which you can check out here, but this time I have chosen completely different products! Read on to see what I recommend.

MAKEUP

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup – $50

I recently picked up another bottle of this recently when it was part of a Weekly Wow sale, and it reminded me how much I love the formula of this foundation. It has a thin, watery consistency that feels and looks so natural on the skin. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a light-coverage foundation! I have a review of this foundation from 2017 up here.

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March Monthly Makeup & February Update

Hello, everyone! Today’s post is an update on my February Monthly Makeup, a series I’m doing where I chose a handful of products to focus on using for the month. The point of this Monthly Makeup is not to try panning these products (although that is a bonus) but to simply rotate my products around so I can use and appreciate what is in my collection instead of continually chasing new products. Before we begin on the products I chose this month, here’s an update on February’s products!

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Focusing on the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes all month made me realize it was a little difficult to wear on its own for work – it’s just too red-toned and intense. I ended up using at least two shades from this every day, BUT often paired with colours from other palettes for more toned down looks. I absolutely loved using the NARS Blush in Sin in February, but of course it being a blush, I didn’t even make a dent in it. It’s one of the oldest products I own and one of my first high-end (aka Sephora-purchased) products, but I still love it. I hadn’t touched the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Moonstone since last June, so it was great getting some use out of it – I quickly remember why I wished this formula was still around!

The Monthly Makeup made me fall in love all over again with the Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in the shade RD732, BUT I realized that the colour (a medium warm pink) didn’t really go with the other berry tones I chose. I still did use it as much as I could, though. In terms of skincare, the only product I had in my Monthly Makeup project was the Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. I don’t really understand how this mini size from The Littles kit has lasted me MONTHS, even with regular use?? Why would I ever buy the $110 full size of this?! Anyways, I was finally able to polish this off in February. I’ll have a review of Drunk Elephant products up soon (ish) but spoiler alert, I think this product is really effective! The one thing I didn’t get a lot of use out of is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I consistently forget to use setting sprays, even though I used it a little more than usual this month because my skin has been SO. DRY. and this has helped my foundation melt into my skin a little better.

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Project Pan Volume 2: Update #2

Hello everyone! Today I’m doing an update on my Project Pan. I’ve been trying to finish or pan some of these items since the beginning of July, and I do a progress update every two months. I’m 2/3 of the way through this Project Pan, so read on to see how I did!

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My progress on the Naked Palette at the end of July

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So in this palette, I’m trying to completely use up Naked, and see baby pan on Virgin, Sin, and Buck. I’ve made some progress on the shade Naked since my last update, but I’m frustrated at how the edges of this shade refuse to be used up – Stashy says she’s having the same problem with the single of this shade! I was a little disappointed at first in how far along this palette got in two months, but two days before the month ended, this happened:

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My progress on the Naked palette on October 29th
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My progress on the Naked Palette on October 30th

I saw baby pan on Sin! It’s a Halloween miracle! Panning Sin has renewed my interest in panning this palette, but I have a hard time believing that I’ll be able to pan Sin and Buck by the end of the year!

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Review: Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid

Today’s post is a review of the Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid, which I purchased in April during the Sephora VIB sale. Correctors were huge in 2016, and at the time I was interested in trying one, but I didn’t really have enough issues that warranted a colour corrector. However, I’ve had some hyperpigmentation issues in the last half a year from breakout scars, and even a high-coverage concealer wasn’t able to cover them up. That’s when I decided to give correctors a try to see if it would get the job done.

Just a note, I have close-up photos of my bare skin, which I’m super self-conscious about lately. Read on to see my thoughts on how this corrector works on these problem areas!

THE BASICS

The Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid retails at $35 for 6.2 g and is made in the USA. For Canadians, the easiest way to find it at Sephora, Ulta, Urban Decay, and the Beauty Boutique at Shoppers Drug Mart.

I purchased this corrector in the shade green, which is supposed to neutralize redness. It also comes in lavender (to cancel sallowness), pink (to brighten dark areas), yellow (to correct dullness), peach (to mask circles and spots), and a deep peach for dark skin tones.

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April Haul and Low-Buy

Today’s post is a combined haul and low-buy post for the month of April. The big event this month, as you all already know, was the Sephora VIB sale. I started this month off knowing that there wasn’t anything I was particularly excited about buying at Sephora. I went into the store 4 separate times for inspiration, and each time I left feeling uninspired!

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SEPHORA PURCHASES

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

This is a  constant in my Sephora VIB purchases for me – it’s my favourite liquid liner, and I always replenish my stash of these during the sales. I think this is my third (or fourth?!) one.

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Makeup I Packed on My Long Weekend Trip

Back in January, a girlfriend of mine (also my MOH) surprised me with a trip to Vegas that she had booked for us over the Easter long weekend, complete with an itinerary that she had already thoroughly planned – is she not the absolute sweetest?? The main objective of the trip? To see the Backstreet Boys in concert! I finally got to fulfill my childhood dream of seeing them, and it was even more epic than I could have imagined.

Anyways, now that I’m back, I wanted to share what makeup and skincare I brought with me on our short trip. As far as travelling goes, I tend to bring products I know I can rely on. I hate the idea of having to deal with faulty products or products that give me an adverse reaction while I’m on vacation.

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