15/07/2014

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara and Subversion Lash Primer Review

New launches from Urban Decay always get my heart beating faster, and when I saw they were bringing out a new mascara, I was definitely intruiged. I'm what you might call 'fussy' when it comes to mascara - I want big, bold lashes and I want them fast.

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!

Urban Decay Perversion mascara and Subversion lash primer

Urban Decay Perversion mascara and Subversion lash primer brush wands

Wearing Subversion lash primer and perversion mascara
Wearing both Perversion and Subversion
Inside the tube is a large, but not oversized brush that makes application pretty easy. It gives good lift at the base of the lashes but also allows you to get into the corners and catch the smaller ones that some of the huge brushes can miss.

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?

*PR samples
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8 comments

  1. I've never bought a high end mascara but this sounds really interesting!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  2. BUT, I'm a they're real girl. and their price tag is hefty… but 2 mascaras near the £20 mark for similar visual effects?! not quite convinced! My go-to duo if I want to amp up the volume swell as defined length is Bare Minerals Lash domination, much more feathery/natural and volumising than they're real so i run that through the ends and corners for my full on lash nirvana!

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  3. Oh this duo sounds amazing! I think I would only get the primer since I can do with drugstore mascara on top of that I hope!! 4th of August is on my calendar now! :)
    xo
    Alice | Alice's Beauty Madness

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  4. This sounds nice, great review lovely and that lip colour you're wearing looks amazing! xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  5. I don't think I'd get the primer, but I'd definitely like to give the mascara a go! Your makeup looks so lovely here :)

    Latasha xx | Today I Adore

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  6. Great information. Thanks for providing us such a useful information. Keep up the good work and continue providing us more quality information from time to time. Mascara

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  7. Just purchased these on a whim so now speedily looking up reviews! It sounds great! I'm sort of glad to hear it's hard to remove as I was scared the flexible/non drying quality of it might make it smudge/run easily! Great review thank you! :)

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  8. Just purchased these on a whim so now speedily looking up reviews! It sounds great! I'm sort of glad to hear it's hard to remove as I was scared the flexible/non drying quality of it might make it smudge/run easily! Great review thank you! :)

    I love Urban Decay products! Also I would be thrilled if you could check out my blog:

    www.crueltyfreebeautyatface.com

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