First Impressions: The New Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara

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!

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  1. Kathryn Williams
    September 28, 2017 / 7:54 am

    I received this too, I can't wait to put it to a full test!Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

    • Jodie Melissa
      October 8, 2017 / 6:21 am

      I've really been enjoying it, although how hard it is to get off has been a bit of a pain!

  2. Ana Céline
    September 28, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Oh wow your lashes look amazing lovely! I really like the packaging too

    • Jodie Melissa
      October 8, 2017 / 6:22 am

      Thank you! x

    • Jodie Melissa
      October 8, 2017 / 6:22 am

      Yeah it's impressive! I want to try the perversion mascara next 🙂

  3. Carolina
    September 28, 2017 / 10:47 am

    I think this mascara is for who is going for a more natural look. For me this mascara won't work because I like big, black and voluminous lashes! xxCarolina's Makeup Life

    • Jodie Melissa
      October 8, 2017 / 6:23 am

      Yeah I agree, it's definitely not as stiking as some of the other mascaras I use but I do like it for day to day when I want a more natural finish!

  4. Ana
    September 28, 2017 / 10:52 am

    I think that's a bit expensive, but it does the work xxx

    • Jodie Melissa
      October 8, 2017 / 6:24 am

      It is on the pricey side for a mascara!

  5. Charlotte Lane
    September 28, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    I quite like the holographic packaging, but it does look quite chunky! I love the little photos you've included with the mascara on, it's really helpful! Such a great review and I love the look of this mascara 🙂 xoChar |

    • Jodie Melissa
      October 8, 2017 / 6:24 am

      Yeah it's very bulky, not one to travel with! Thank you Charlotte 🙂

  6. Elisabeth Hayes
    September 28, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Ooh, I really want to try this! Their Perversion mascara is one of all-time favourites!xo, Elisabeth

    • Jodie Melissa
      October 8, 2017 / 6:25 am

      I need to try the perversion mascara!

  7. The Makeup Directory
    September 28, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    This sounds like a great mascara and ticks all my boxes as I love that brush shape and I hate mascaras that take too long to dry!The Makeup Directory

    • Jodie Melissa
      October 8, 2017 / 6:26 am

      The brush is so good, the main selling point for this I think! It reaches lashes I didn't even realise I had!

  8. Lucy Cole
    September 28, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    I went to an event last week where this was mentioned and it sounds right up my street! Apparently UD have the blackest mascara on the market which is cool to know!xx Lucy |

    • Jodie Melissa
      October 8, 2017 / 6:27 am

      They mentioned how black this mascara is in the press release but I didn't realise it was the blackest on the market! That's impressive! x

    September 29, 2017 / 10:32 am

    This mascara is serious packaging goals, I really want it just for it alone. I always wear false lashes so it isn't such a big deal how great it looks my lashes look hahahCourtney | Lashes and Luxe

    • Jodie Melissa
      October 8, 2017 / 6:38 am

      I love wearing lashes too but I don't really during the week! I wish I had the patients to do it everyday haha

  10. Danielle Alexa
    September 30, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I have had this mascara for a couple of weeks and so far I am loving it, well worth the money!Danielle xx

    • Jodie Melissa
      October 8, 2017 / 6:38 am

      Amazing isn't it, although I'm not sure whether it is worth nearing on £20!

  11. Lucy Alice
    October 1, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    I've never tried an urban decay mascara before, but this does look really intriguing and sounds brilliant!Lucy | Forever September

    • Jodie Melissa
      October 8, 2017 / 6:39 am

      I really want to try the perversion mascara now, I'm impressed with this but not sure whether it is actually worth the splurge!

  12. Gemma Louise
    October 1, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Ahh your lashes look amazing! I think you may have convinced me to try this, also really loved this post, the photos & layout are gorgeous xxGemma Louise

    • Jodie Melissa
      October 8, 2017 / 6:40 am

      Thank you! I'm really enjoying it, hope you like it too if you do end up picking it up 🙂

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