We all like to look like a sleek and sultry international jet-setter when travelling (even if it’s just a weekend mini-break to the coast), but achieving the perfect look for every day (and night) can often have us makeup-conscious girls trying to stuff the entire cosmetics drawer into a teeny toiletry bag. This just to make sure we have every shade, texture, blush and blender we think we might need along the way.
So, if you find yourself packing multiple kits for one look, Urban Decay’s Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette is here to make your holiday a breeze (and your luggage way lighter). Just one look at its gorgeously Instagrammable packaging will tell you – this baby was made for globetrotting.
This gorgeous all-rounder of a palette contains everything you’ll need to create the perfect look, wherever you’re headed. With 21 of the hottest shades of the moment, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to creating perfectly peachy neutral looks, pulling off subtly-coloured shadow techniques, or going full fiesta with jewel tones and playful pops of bright colour.
Add to this the fact that Urban Decay’s formula gives each shade a fantastically velvety texture, highly pigmented colour, ultimate blendability, and the power to hold tight and stay put, and you’ll understand why this palette is a travel must-have for any girl. Here are a few of our favourite shades, and how to wear them!
For nights on the town
If you’re a smoky eye fan (and who isn’t?), Jet is this palette’s blacker-than-black shade that’ll have you ready for a party in no time. Looking to turn up the heat? No problem. Dazzling shades like Wanderlust (a dark, intense green with gold-flecked shimmer) and Hell Ride (a fiery fuchsia pink) are ready to turn your eye-game cosmically-colourful.
For the business trip
Tone it down and keep it professionally-pretty with some of the shades featured in Born to Run. Try a subtle application with light neutrals like Weekender and Breakaway. You might even consider livening things up a bit by blending a little Baja (a matte terracotta orange) and Accelerate (a metallic, coppery red) over the lid or into the crease for a sunset-inspired smoky eye.
For everyday glam
Keep things natural with Riff, a perfect, darker nude for everyday wear that’s ideal for medium-dark skin tones. And to add a splash of colour, try Ignite, a luxurious, vintage-looking burnt coral that’s perfect for summer and will make any tan shimmer just the way it should!
This palette is the travel companion you never knew you needed. Its oversized mirror is perfect for touch-ups on the go, and its sleek but strong case means your makeup is safe and sound, no matter what your adventures throw at you! With this one in your carry-on, you’ll be equipped to create a full makeup look in minutes, wherever you go.