Urban Decay Makeup Review and Tutorial

Hi, friends! Every few months I am sent some PR packages with tons and tons of makeup. Usually new products! Bloggers get them seasonally from brands complimentary and we are not asked to post about the products, but we are just encouraged to share if we like something! For some reason I never really took advantage of the complimentary gifts I get and realized I was missing a huge opportunity. I thought “Why am I not reviewing all of this brand new makeup that girls who read my blog are probably wondering if its good or not??” I took a poll on my insta story and majority of you said this is something that you wanted. So, I apologize for not doing this sooner, but it’s better late than never right?!

Let’s start with this massive makeup review first!

Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette: I have a feeling this is what you are all mostly interested in so I’ll start here! First, this palette is incredible value. 21 shades for $50 is a no brainer. I think we all have paid $50+ for the UD Naked palettes, so to me, this a great value! However, I will say that if you’re someone who sticks to pretty neutral eye makeup you may not see the value in this because there are several brighter jewelish + sparkley tones in this palette. I usually keep my eye makeup simple, but I love this palette because you can use so many of the brighter more bold colors as accent shades.

In terms of pigment, you can see below that these shades are very pigmented, which makes me a happy girl! Don’t let the light neutral shade on the bottom of my arm scare you off, they are super pigmented too, but they just so happen to really match my skin tone haha.

The shades blend flawlessly as most Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes do. I’m not great at eye makeup, and I definitely don’t do the most interesting looks, but I’ve always been a fan of Urban Decay palettes because they are so easy to work with. Anyone from a novice to a an expert would like the Born to Run palette.

You can also tell how versatile this palette is. It works for light summer looks, bronze in the fall, and bold and smokey for the winter and holiday months. A win for all seasons! Clearly I’m a huge fan of this palette and I highly recommend adding it to your collection!

urban decay born to run palette

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Original:I have been a long time fan of UD’s primer potion. It’s the only eye primer I have ever used and I can’t be without it. It makes your eyeshadow appear more pigmented, keeps it from creasing throughout the day, and it doesn’t fade. I 100% think it’s worth the price. Even if you aren’t someone who uses high end makeup products, this primer can make a cheap $2 eyeshadow look expensive. GET IT.

Urban Decay Urban Defense Complexion Primer: I was really excited about this primer when I opened it because I really needed to start using something with some SPF in it. While it definitely made my skin baby smooth and blurred my pores, It didn’t improve the longevity of my makeup. I still really enjoy it though!

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: I bought this mascara when it first came out and I didn’t like it at all. It gave me meh length and meh volume plus it would leave black marks on the tops of my eyelids after being on for like an hour. I tried it again and I still don’t prefer it. Listen, if it’s $24 it better give me va-va-voom lashes ya know?

Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Eyeliner:This was my first time trying UD’s eyeliner and I really love it! I love a super black eyeliner that is easy to work with and this one is just that. I’m not very good at winged liner, but the tip on this makes it so much easier. Plus it’s waterproof so it doesn’t rub off every time I touch my eyes, which is important to me because I rub my eyes a lot. *Dry eye probz*

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil: I honestly couldn’t remember the last time I used a pencil eyeliner, so I kind of looked at these like “what am I supposed to do with this?”. I mean once you use an eyeliner pen your life is forever changed and the thought of going back to an eye pencil is like the equivalent to being fed prison food. The thought just makes you sick. However, I really liked the pencils! They were really creamy and glided on so smooth. I’ve been using the bronze shades for days when I do minimal eye makeup and I like the way it looks a lot!

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in shades: Overdrive, Lucky, Double Life, Chaos, and Psychedelic Sister

Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray: I immediately take back everything negative I’ve ever said about a setting spray. I always thought this was such a useless makeup product, but I’m loving this stuff this summer. My skin is normally very oily, but this summer my face has gotten a lot of sun so its a bit on the drier side especially when I wear makeup. This spray is so hydrating and it makes my face from feeling like my makeup is caked on. I will say it doesn’t last more a few hours though so you have to re-apply often.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray: I honestly don’t see a difference in how long my makeup lasts with this spray, but I know a lot of other people who rave about it. I just don’t think its for me! It does smell amazing and feels so nice on my skin though!

Phew! Now on to my Born to Run eye palette look.

I just want to recognize I am terrible at tutorials and I keep my makeup pretty basic, so this is my best attempt to show you guys a look with the Born to Run palette that might interest you. Someone plz show me how to wear purple eyeshadow. It’s so pretty but I don’t know how to wear it! I love this look because it’s golden and reminds me of a summer time sunset!

Step 1: Apply primer potion! Step 2: Apply the shade Weekender allover your crease (it’s a great transition shade because its so light and neutral, this helps the other shades on your eyes blend better) Step 3: Apply the shade Blaze allover your lid. Step 4: Apply the shade Ignite on your outer corner and blend to the middle of your lid. Blaze and Ignite look so pretty together! Step 5: Apply a little bit of the shade Riff on your outer crease and blend all along your crease. This will help blend all of the colors together. Step 6: Apply the shade Breakaway to your brow bone and inner corner to brighten. Step 7: Apply 24/7 eyeliner in shade Double Life along upper and lower lash line. Step 7: I added a little bit of the shade Riff to my lower lash line.

I hope you guys enjoyed this MASSIVE review + mini tutorial!
xo, Rach



  1. July 13, 2018 / 5:02 am

    That palette is to die for! I’ve been a huge supporter of the Naked palettes, so I need to check this one out. Also as a newer blogger, I’m curious how you go about getting on these PR lists? Thank you! Xx, Kelsey

    • The Sass Room
      July 13, 2018 / 7:59 am

      Hi Kelsey!

      Great question! I searched for PR firms on Instagram and found out if they worked with bloggers or not. If they did, I have them a follow and started engaging with all of their posts! It has led a few of them to message and ask me if I want to join their mailing list!

      • July 16, 2018 / 3:19 am

        Thank you! That’s such a great tip!

  2. July 13, 2018 / 6:56 am

    Loved this! I can’t live without my Urban Decay Setting spray. It really is the best 🙂

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