Urban Decay launched a trio of travel friendly mini palettes. Each of these includes 8 colors, consisting of mattes and metallics, with a special iridescent transformer shade. Both the Shortcut and Bailout palettes include 8 x 0.02 oz / 0.8 g of eyeshadow. The tone of Shortcut leans towards nice warm cranberry shades, while Bailout incorporates more neutral browns, with a beautiful purple shimmer shade added into the mix.
Overall, these palettes are quite stunning. They serve as the perfect go-to travel palettes for a beauty on the fly looking for an everyday look. The size of them is compact and can easily fit into a purse, for a touch up. I love the fact that they have a small mirror, and that the colors are blendable and pigmented.
Value Each eyeshadow palette retails for $25 USD, each eyeshadow pan works out to $3.12 USD. The pan sizes are decent, and considering that a full size Urban Decay Naked palette is $54 USD, it is a wonderful value to grab a mini and have the chance to experience the Urban Decay eyeshadow quality.
Pigmentation The shadows are pigmented, and they are very smooth and finely milled. You will be pleasantly surprised. Some of the shimmers are a bit chunky and glittery, this was the case with the shade “Zone” in the Shortcut palette. It crumbled a bit and was a bit difficult to apply to my eye without making a mess. I suggest using your finger for application of these shimmers.
Blendability These blend out beautifully, and are not patchy or overly pigmented to the point where it is difficult to maneuver the eyeshadow. Whether you are an expert makeup guru or a beginner I believe that this palette caters to many.
Longevity For the price point, these shadows stay on for a long time, especially when paired with your favorite eyeshadow primer. I found the mattes to stay in place all day, and some of the sparkles from the shimmer ended up on my cheek or under eye area, but I don’t mind that.
Packaging This packaging is wonderful, and perfect for on the go. Its’ sleek design really allows for a travel friendly environment.
Shortcut - From Left to Right; back alley, rendezvous, gash, zone, sin, laced, shortcut, afterhours
Bailout - From Left to Right; chopper, double up, pickup, vice, skimp, bailout, faith, rebound
I really enjoyed these gorgeous minis, so much so that I find myself using them at least once a month. This is a large claim considering I probably own close to 100 different eyeshadow palettes! The quality of these is fantastic and they are so easy to use, that it is a pleasure to put on my makeup. I found myself reaching for the Bailout palette in the morning when I am in a rush to go to work. This is simply because the neutrals are my go to, but also because I truly appreciate and enjoy using a palette that makes blending very fast and efficient. Shortcut on the other hand is more of my fall/winter companion on days that I want to do a warm look. Overall, I am truly contemplating getting the third and final addition to On the Run Mini Eyeshadow collection; Detour. I will keep you posted!
Paraben, Sulfate, SLS, SLES and Phthalate free
Compact for travel
Blends very well
Price is fair