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:


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.


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



Packaging: 4stars