Urban Decay’s Perversion Mascara: Is it Worth the Hype?|Try-On & Review

I was lucky enough to get my hands on UD’s new “Perversion” mascara before it hits shelves on July 13th, and because of all the crazy hype, I thought I’d go ahead and review it!

Before we get started, here’s a comparison of the same eye with/without Perversion:

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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara-which will retail at $22-boasts “Bigger, Blacker, Badder Lashes” and a thickening, dark formula.

I’m going into this as a bit of a skeptic. I love a good mascara, but at the end of the day, it’s still mascara. UD has been promoting and hyping this product like crazy, and I’m just wondering if this is a case of overpromoting an “okay” product. I’m personally more of a length and separation gal’ (UD’s Supercurl  and NYX’s Pin-Up Tease are my favourite mascaras), but I tried this out with Urban Decay’s intent in the back of my mind.

What it did for me:

This mascara added more length than I was expecting, tons of volume, and it’s definitely dark. I like the sleek packaging and the plain-looking bristle brush worked surprisingly well compared to similar brushes. The formula wasn’t too dry or wet, and it stayed on all day with no flaking.

What it didn’t do:

It doesn’t hold a curl much, and clumps quite easily. I find it difficult to get to the smaller lashes with this mascara wand as it’s quite a “fluffy” shape and doesn’t have much of a tapered end. I wish it were a waterproof formula since it is the Summertime, this runs off in water like crazy.

Overall:

This is a pretty good mascara, it achieves what it was made to achieve, and I think the formula itself is really great. It’s just not what I look for in a mascara, and I personally wouldn’t pay $22 for it. I think you can find similar, comparable mascaras for much cheaper at the drugstore, and this is coming from someone who pays $20 for their mascaras on a regular basis.

It’s decent, but I think it was over-hyped for what is a pretty basic result.

But hey, that’s just my opinion! It could end up being a holy grail for some people, and that’s great! It just wasn’t for me. :/

Value: 3stars

Ease of Use: 4stars

Formula:4stars

Brush:3stars

Packaging: 4stars

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Spring Nail Polish Picks 2014

Spring styles to me have always been the younger sister of the vampy colours, big boots, and chunky knits of the Fall and Winter, and what better way to show off your brights than on your nails?!

When it’s comes to this time of year, I feel like I change up my polish every day! I’m just so in love with the bright shades that come out around this season, and because of that I’ve compiled a rainbow assortment of some of my favourite polishes for spring!

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JULEP-CAMERON

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This colour is absolutely beautiful. A dusty lilac colour with SO much sparkle which is perfect for Spring!

Cameron has a “Stardust” finish-you know that nail polish trend lately that feels like sand? This is the same thing, but glittery. Mmm.

If you have to go more sophisticated or neutral, this is what I’d go for. It’s beautiful and unique without being too in your face.

RUBY WING-KITTEN HEELS

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This colour changes in the sun from the fluorescent pink you see here, to an orange-toned red. Fun!

I love using this as a pedi colour, it’s just so cute and fun! I also have my eye on one of their other colours, Wildflower, and basically anything in their Summer collection.

REVLON-CHINA FLOWER

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These Parfumerie colours haven’t been getting much love for some reason, but I love them!

Although not all of them smell as strongly as I’d like, every colour is gorgeous and I have to stop myself from buying more every time I go grocery shopping, haha.

This is a stunning neon-red colour which is a beautiful alternative to the classic dark reds worn in the Fall.

ESSIE-BRAZILIANT

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A gorgeous creamy bright orange with a pink duochromey shimmer. Yes, please?

A beautiful one for those beach days when you want to soak in all the warmth, and a colour I haven’t seen anywhere else!

CHINA GLAZE-LIGHTHOUSE

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Unfortunately unavailable now, this is one of my favourite topcoats ever.

It looks so pretty over any orange or yellow shade, and the shimmer is so fine and sparkly it’s like you have gold on your fingernails, and I’m a big fan of gold!

It could go on by itself, but it would require LOTS of coats to make it opaque, so I just put it over a yellow that matches this polish base and it shows up just like it does in the bottle.

REVLON-POSH

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Envy-coloured green which is perfect for those of you who want to take a slight break from the pastels that have been on the shelves lately.

This is still muted and creamy, but doesn’t have a white base like pastels do.

I love this on the nails as a pop of colour against an all-white outfit!

SINFUL COLOURS-HOTTIE

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Sinful colours is such an underrated brand to me. They tend to be pretty cheap, but they produce some really cool, unique colours.

I own this topcoat in this blue colour and in a pink, and they are some of my favourite polishes! Both of these topcoats look awesome layered over a white polish for a simple but cool mani.

What are your polish picks for Spring? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Ipsy Glambag June 2014!

I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy for about 5 months now, and it’s easily my favourite subscription box! This month’s bag seemed to be a big hit with most people after last month’s skincare-oriented bag which didn’t seem to take well. I’m loving every aspect of this month’s bag, and I highly suggest Ipsy if you’re looking for a cheap and fun way to get your monthly beauty fix!

THE BAG:

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Easily my favourite so far! This bag was designed by Rebecca Minkoff, a designer whom I love! The print is an edgy hawaiian one which Minkoff has been using in her insanely beautiful collection this season. (I’m drooling over this Marlowe Mini in the same print with an exposed zip. Gorgeous.)  They put the zip on this bag a little bit wonky, but the bag itself is just beautiful.

THE PRODUCTS:

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Overall a great bag this month, extremely happy with the balance of product types as I’m a makeup gal’ primarily but do love receiving skincare and and haircare products every once in a while. This bag seems super cohesive and I could easily use all of these in one look.

SKINN OLIVE & ENZYME CLEANSER:

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I’ve used this twice so far and like it quite a lot! It doesn’t lather, which I don’t mind, and does an awesome job at getting rid of stubborn makeup, the smell is great, like a creamsicle! As with most cleansers, I do have to use a moisturizer straight afterwards as it’s a bit drying, but overall this is really good, and you get a lot of it!

3stars

MARC ANTHONY DREAM WAVES BEACH SPRAY:

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I was excited to get a product for wavy hair, as I’ve been searching for a new texturizer. 😀 This works quite well at giving me waves, although not as well as others I’ve tried, and smells SO beachy and summery, which is great for me because I live really close to the beach so I could throw it in my bag and spray it in after swimming in the ocean! It does get a bit too hard/sticky for my liking, and my hair is difficult to brush through after using it, but otherwise it’s good.

2stars

NYX BUTTER GLOSS in APPLE STRUDEL:

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In. Love. I’m quite the NYX fangirl, but for some reason hadn’t picked up their Butter Glosses yet. This is such an insanely pretty colour which suits me really well, and it smells great. It’s non-sticky, not overly shiny, and feels nice and moisturizing on the lips. It doesn’t last forever though, I’d say you have to reapply every 2-3 hours.

4stars

BE A BOMBSHELL LASH OUT MASCARA:

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This is a decent mascara overall. I like the dryer formula (I’m not a fan of super wet mascaras) and it does a pretty good job of separating and lengthening my lashes which I like, however it doesn’t add much curl and isn’t anything special compared to other mascaras you can get. I also wish they would have used a waterproof mascara since this bag seemed extra beachy, but oh well! I like it and I’ll use it up, but I wouldn’t pay the $15 price tag for it.

3stars

NICKAK NEW YORK SHIMMER EYELINER in GREEN:

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I’m really enjoying this product! It’s very pigmented and the shimmer definitely shows up on the eyes well. It gets dry and cracks a little bit after about 4-5 hours of wear, and I’m not digging the brush. It’s plastic and I can’t go over the line I’ve made without the brush wiping off what I’ve done before, almost like a dry erase marker, haha! However it’s stayed on quite well and the colour makes it one of my favourite Ipsy products so far! It’s only $4.99 and I will definitely be picking up a lot more of these, the annoying brush is worth it.

4stars

SWATCHES:

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Overall I’d give this month’s Glambag 4/5 stars. The products are great and I’ll be using up all of them, the bag itself is the most stylish yet, and I’m excited to try out next month’s bag!

If you’d like to try Ipsy you can click here!

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