I’ve been a big fan of Urban Decay products for a long time. I’ve written about how much I loved their Blackmail lipstick palette, and their Vice palettes are some of my favourites. I am lucky enough to have friends who indulge my makeup addiction and so I found myself at the Look Fantastic x Urban Decay event last week in Carnaby Street with Kristy who kindly invited me along with her! I was lucky enough to get a sample of the new “Troublemaker” mascara, so here I am today with a review.
I’ve never actually tried any Urban Decay mascara before. I am ridiculously picky when it comes to what I use. Mainly jumping between No 7 Stay Perfect and Bobbi Brown No Smudge mascara. I just can’t stand it when you get the dreaded panda eyes and fallout halfway through the day!
Troublemaker’s key features are that it makes your lashes “super fat”, “super long” and…”sex proof”. An interesting marketing angle but ok UD, we’ll roll with it. Basically the mascara has been made with the intent of giving your eyelashes a serious boost.
So What Did I Think?
I really love the packaging. As with most Urban Decay offerings its very edgy-cool. The tube reminds me of a oil slick, its all holographic and shiny.
I’d say the brush head is average size, it’s not huge but it delivers good results. The bristles are all different sizes, short bristles interspersed with longer ones. The product gets well distributed through these and they help to separate out each lash.
What Is The Formulation Like?
I didn’t find the formula to be too wet. I’ve tried other offerings before like Benefit’s “They’re Real” and the formulation was so wet I just ended up looking like a mess with clumpy lashes.
Once applied it dried relatively quickly and I was pleased that I didn’t have to deal with too much clumping. It didn’t smudge throughout the day and there was no flaking. It separated my lashes nicely and gave me a well defined look.
I would definitely say my lashes were “volumised” but no more so than any other volumising lash product I’ve owned. Priced at £19.50 it’s very much a high-end option if you’re looking for a mascara to give a defined, full bodied look. Although I don’t think I’ll be giving up my most opted for Bobbi Brown No Smudge it will still be making its way into my makeup rotation!
Before and After