Perversion mascara is designed to do just that. Inspired by the intense pigmentation of their black Perversion liner, founder Wende wanted to translate this onto lashes. It's a super black mascara - none of that brown/black stuff here!
The formula itself is great - not too wet, not too dry (sounding like Goldilocks here!). It's easy to layer this up to create a bold lash look, or if you prefer, a single coat will give nicely defined lashes with a bit of volume. Your lashes stay flexible too - no matter how many coats I've used, there's been no sign of crispy lashes. It lasts well too - even after a 12 hour day at work, there's no smudging or flaking. It also includes a mix of proteins and amino acids to help stimulate lash growth.
Subversion is a bit like the supporting actress in this duo. It acts as a primer for your lashes before using Perversion, prepping them with a conditioning mix of panthenol and vitamin E and helping to give an even bolder false lash effect.
I've used lash primers similar to this before and have often found they dry very quickly and make applying your mascara a bit clumpy. I'm pleased to say there's none of that with Subversion - whatever they put into it keeps your lashes flexible and soft and I can easily add several coats of mascara over the top without having to rush to do it before it dries.
The only bad thing I've got to say about this mascara duo is that it takes a bit of effort at removing it. Nowhere near Benefit's They're Real (which is the hardest thing EVER to get off), but purely because it's so black, you might need several cotton pads soaked in remover to get rid of all traces. That tiny point aside, I will be using this duo religiously until it runs out, and then dashing off to buy replacements!
Perversion and Subversion launch onto Urban Decay counters on 4th August and will cost £17 each.
Do you like the sound of this mascara duo?