June 23, 2014

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara is the latest in a long line of Perversion inspired eyeliner products that Urban Decay has been releasing. I think Urban Decay Perversion Mascara is an exciting release considering how pigmented and blacker than black the Perversion 24/7 Eyeliner formula is! I’d love the idea of intensely black, dramatic mascara!

The shade actually has a fair bit of history as it started out life as a polish way back in the 90’s followed up the cult favorite 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil and later turned into a new Super-Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Eyeliner and even a liquid eyeliner!

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara was something Urban Decay creator, Wende Zomnir, created because she was thinking how great would it be if we all could apply Perversion 24/ Eye Pencil to our lashes?!

So on July 13 we were gifted with the option to do just that with the new Urban Decay Perversion Mascara launch. Marketed as a bigger, blacker, and badder this mascara definitely has a super creamy, blacker than black formula that uses “triple black pigments”.

Urban Decay Mascara Perversion

I find the formula pretty wet but it pulls through lashes very well without being too clumpy so long as I am taking application slow. If I rush things I end up with a bit of a spiker look a la L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara. So do take it slow until you get a feel for the mascara as first use I was a bit disappointed at how wet and clumpy my lashes looked!

The brush applicator sports a twisted trim brush which has a good deal of bristles. This acts to create a clump-free finish but as I said I felt it clumped a bit at first application until I got a feel for the formula. Just take it slow and you’ll find it applies fairly well and clump-free! It’s when I rushed that I ended up with a mess. The brush is a bigger, bushier brush but it handles easily without being overly large or giving that “I’ll poke my eye out” kinda vibe!

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Before and After

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Before and After

The formula is very lightweight and doesn’t make my lashes stiff or crunchy. It removes easily at the end of the night and doesn’t flake or smudge on my drier eyes. I do find layering does cause smearing so be careful as you apply more coats as it does end up messy and also you’ll find lashes sticks together.

I think length wise it’s alright! Nothing too dramatic though! The real drama stems from the very black formula! I’d say I got some nice length, not a ton of volume, and a bit of curl. So yeah, it is blacker than black but as far as performing dramatic miracles on lashes, well, you might be slightly disappointed!

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara is available now at urbandecay.com!

Tried it?

Do share your results!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Sarah Rojo

    Thanks. I felt like the only one who DIDN’T get “wow’ed” by this mascara….I definitely will not be buying it. I’m not seeing what is so great about it! I’ve never had luck with Urban Decay mascaras anyways.

    • Isabella Muse

      no prob. It’s alright, the pigment is good, but I dunno if the “WOW” is there! Me either, what’s that other one called damn oh yea big fatty, that’s another one that never worked for me πŸ™

  • Ginger

    I just purchased this mascara with the primer. I really like it.I have fairly long lashes but they need volume. I usually have to use 3 different mascaras to get the look I want. This mascara did it with two coats and did not clump or feel stiff.

  • Lavagirl560

    I am super wow!!! This mascara is the bomb… I recommend this highly, it is dark it makes my eyelashes look three times as thick. This the best mascara ever I am so happy I tried it