Today is the launch of the brand new Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara*.
The affordable brands always do a good job when it comes to mascara, so when one is over the £15 mark it has to be seriously impressive for me to think it’s worth the extra spend… Here’s my thoughts on the latest release from Urban Decay.
The mascara retails for £19.50, so definitely on the more expensive side. I always look for a mascara that can offer me volume and length without loosing any definition or making my lashes look clumpy, and I really think this mascara offers me that.
It is plastic which I’m not usually drawn to, but it’s completely different to anything else I’ve tried. The brush is designed to reach every single lash hair, adding volume and length whilst also separating the lashes for a full look. I absolutely love the wand, it reaches all of my lashes without touching the skin making it easy to get a precise and clean finish. I agree that it also does a good job at separating the lashes so they don’t look clumpy, although I think the formula has something to play in that too.
The formula isn’t too wet which makes getting right to the root of the lash easy, especially with the wand. I noticed straight away how black the mascara is which is always good. Throughout the day the mascara didn’t flake and there was no transferring from the top or bottom lashes. I think this will be a good mascara for when I’m in a rush, it took less than 2 minutes to coat all of my lashes and one coat was enough. When adding more coats the mascara didn’t go clumpy but my lashes did loose some separation and definition. One thing to note is that removing this isn’t easy, it took a lot longer to get every last bit off compared to my other mascaras.
Honestly, at the end of the day my lashes looked pretty much identical to how they did at the start. I do use eyelash curlers (which I highly recommend doing if you don’t already curl your lashes) and I lost a little curl but nothing major, my lashes still looked long and full. As I’ve only just started using this I can’t comment on how well it’s going to last and whether I’ll actually be able to get 3 months out of it, but fingers crossed I will.
The packaging isn’t really my cup of tea, it’s double barrelled so quite heavy and it takes up quite a lot of room in a makeup bag.
Overall I’m really impressed with this, if it lasts 3 months then I think this is one worth the splurge!