Monday, September 22, 2014

Urban Decay Subversion Primer and Perversion Mascara Review

I received a sample of Urban Decay Perversion in my August Ipsy bag and was really excited to try it out. I mean this mascara really promises quite a bit, so I was dying to find out if it delivered. Urban Decay says this ulta-creamy lengthening and volumizing mascara is buildable and it won't clump or become brittle. Really now? 

Oh and they also say that it "contains Hairdensyl, a complex blend of proteins and amino acids - including marine glycogen, known to stimulate lash growth. Honey extract provides deep nourishment, sea idolized elastic stimulated the hair follicle, and marine collagen protects." Phew that's a lot of promises! I was excited to see how it performs. 

I've been using the sample since it arrived and really like the formula, staying power and the intensity of the black. I feel like it more than doubles the appearance of the length of my lashes. It really is creamy and looks it on my lashes. I even left it on overnight and reapplied more the next day to see if the claims that you can do that are true. And while I would prefer to clean off the mascara and re-apply a fresh coat, it was fine, just felt a little heavy for my liking. As far as extra growth, I haven't really noticed a difference, but I'm OK with that. I liked it enough to buy a full size bottle. 


Urban Decay Subversion Primer, Perversion Mascara

Right now you can get Perversion with a deluxe size sample of the Subversion Lash Primer included on Urban Decay's website, and at Sephora and Ulta. It retails for $22.



Here are my lashes before applying any mascara. Excuse the appearance of the eye area. I've been sick with sinuses for about 2 weeks now, and I am just puffy and red. :( I tried to wait to feel better, but it is just taking forever. 

Urban Decay Subversion Primer

Urban Decay's Subversion Lash Primer retails for $20 for a full size tube. It looks like any other lash primer and seems to work the same. Lash primers condition your lashes and help get every little lash making it easier to apply your mascara. This is no different. The brush is nice and thick and really grabs your lashes. Although I find that I have to maneuver a bit to get those hard to reach lashes. 


Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Subversion applies white, but dries fairly clear. I usually apply the primer and wait until it is mostly clear before applying mascara. I will say that I generally reserve a lash primer for when I am going out at night. I just don't have it in me for every day wear. But it's always nice to have some on hand.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

The brush on the mascara is pretty thick and the bristles are a bit twisted. It really does "grab" my lashes. Again, I find I have to maneuver a little bit to get to the hard to reach lashes, but the end result is worth it. I really like the feel of the brush.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

This is one coat of the Perversion mascara over one coat of the Subversion primer. I absolutely love the end result! I will say it does feel a little heavy until it dries, but once it's dry, I forget I'm even wearing it. It is also fairly easy to remove with makeup remover. It lasts all day, and I haven't noticed any flaking. I haven't layered it yet, but I may the next time I have a hot date night with the hubs. 

Urban Decay Subversion Primer, Perversion Mascara

Overall, I am really loving my results with this mascara and will happily wear it every day... of course that is, until another mascara catches my eye. (See what I did there?) 




Friday, September 19, 2014

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Lippies Review

The last thing I need is another lipstick, especially another red one. But when I walked into Sephora intending to pick up Urban Decay's Perversion Mascara that I reviewed last week, I just couldn't resist their Pulp Fiction Revolution Lipstick and 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil in Mrs Mia Wallace. (I'm so easy when it comes to makeup!) 

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil, Pulp Fiction, Mrs Mia Wallace

Both the lipstick and pencil are an amazing red, with just a hint of brick. It doesn't have a heavy blue/brick undertone to it, but it enhances the redness just perfectly. I'm already a big fan of the both the 24/7 Glide On pencil and Revolution Lipstick, so I just couldn't resist this new shade. 

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil, Pulp Fiction, Mrs Mia Wallace


Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil, Pulp Fiction, Mrs Mia Wallace

The swatch on the top is the 24/7 Glide on Pencil and the bottom is a swatch of the lipstick. I had trouble getting it off my skin, even with makeup remover. I put it on as soon as I got in the car and it wore all night, even through a stint in my friends hot tub! 

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil, Pulp Fiction, Mrs Mia Wallace

This red is perfect for Fall. It has just the right amount of darkness to make it a just right for the Fall transition, without losing it's red quality. (Not that we're even close to Fall here in FL!)

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil, Pulp Fiction, Mrs Mia Wallace
Like I said, I couldn't wait to put it on! I'm like a kid with candy when I buy a new lipstick. I take whatever i'm wearing off and put the new one on. 

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil, Pulp Fiction, Mrs Mia Wallace

I mean, come on! It's perfect! And I swear it makes my teeth look whiter! As for the flawless skin - do not be fooled, my friends. I airbrushed it just a tad. (Really just a tad) I just couldn't let you see the redness around my eyes and nose from being sick. But here I don't look sick, do I? No I don't! Why? Because I airbrushed the photo! I am not above a little airbrushing, I admit it. But just to be fair, because now I know you all want to see the original, Fine, twist my arm... Here is the original.

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil, Pulp Fiction, Mrs Mia Wallace

Well it doesn't look so bad here either. But that's probably because I have liquid and powder foundation on and concealer over all the red areas. Don't think I'm showing you a no makeup look here too! Maybe one day, just not today. Talk about digressing from the original post. I mean I suppose I could have just used the non airbrushed photo, but it makes me happy. So why not a little airbrushing if it makes me happy? At least I'm honest about it. Don't judge! :)