Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara hits the beauty air waves for Fall 2017 with a formula that the brand promises will create super-long, volumized lashes that are sex-proof. I didn’t make that last part up.
I’m actually probably one of the few people that wasn’t excited about Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara because I haven’t met a mascara from UD yet that I actually like. I remember when Urban Decay Perversion Mascara launched and THAT excited me because as a fan of their Perversion Eyeliner I felt for sure the mascara would knock my socks clean off. It didn’t.
And sadly, neither does Troublemaker Mascara.
Probably one of the most exciting things about Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara is the brilliant packaging. This comes housed in a gorgeous prismatic barrel that has a color shifting deisgn under certain lights. It actually has a double-wall so the barrel of the mascara is encased in a secondary clear tube that gives it a nice weight and feel. Visually it’s a very appealing piece of makeup and that will likely be on of its key selling points. Because let’s be real, pretty makeup sells fast.
Speaking of marketing they might be trying a little hard with this formula as they apparently “tested it on themselves” and it lasted through saunas, snowboarding, and sex. They also promise it’ll be sex-proof. There’s a lot of sex going on here. I’m no prude but I mentally rolled my eyes at the lasting through sex and sex-proof formula. Ok, we get it, it’s long-wearing but please I don’t want to visual any Urban Decay employees having sex while wearing this mascara. K, thanks, I’m good. It also feels a little too reminiscent of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara marketing.
Marketing aside here’s the details on the formula….
Apparently this is formulated with two types of black pigment that give lashes a blacker than black appearance as well as silicia and ultralight fibers that add volume to lashes. It also contains polymers that help mascara to adhere to lashes which means no flaking or smearing. I had no problems with flaking, smearing, or smudging and I tested this during some hot, humid days last week. It wore like a champ plus added bonus, it removed easily as well. It also does indeed have excellent pigment that gives lashes a bold, richness.
The applicator is designed is a straight barrel that contains tiny spites which act to separate lashes. The idea is that those little spikes hook into lashes and coat them with mascara. In reality, it actually creates a more wispy, feathered out lash look. There’s no real room for drama or massive amounts of length because the tiny spikes prevent the applicator from every touching your lash line. Only the spokes touch your lashes and they fail dramatically at providing the promised volume and length. It did separate my lashes and created some length but no real curl and not incredible volume. Someone with fuller lashes might experience a bit more drama but not much.
On the upside what it lacked in volume and length it did make up for it lightness. It was incredibly weightless and didn’t leave my lashes stiff or crunchy. So, if you’re looking for a more naturally feathery lash look this might do the job well but if you want drama that might be an issue.
Sadly, Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara wasn’t exactly the dramatic, bold mascara formula that was promised. It does wear well with a light formula that didn’t weight my lashes down but I wouldn’t say it provided great length, volume, or drama as promised.
Are you interested in checking it out?