Try Urban Decay Perversion Mascara for Lascivious Lash Love With Major Thickness at the Base

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Wearing the new Urban Decay Perversion Mascara on my upper lashes

It would have been oddly poetic had I been wearing Urban Decay Perversion Mascara ($22) on one of the times (yes, it happened more than once) I was flashed on the sidewalks of downtown San Francisco.

It happened, not once, but twice, walking to and from work. Naughty bits and all, and both times within a six-month period.



I’m just saying that I think I would have appreciated the irony, is all. Witnessing an act of perversion while actually wearing a mascara called Perversion.

Or maybe that’s just me and my strange sense of humor. 🙂

The latest lash-loving mascara from Urban Decay, Perversion is supposed to be blacker than black (wait — is that even possible?), with the deepest, darkest pigments imaginable.

Lash roots like WHOA!

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Before and After

Before (left) and after (right) one coat of Urban Decay Perversion Mascara on my upper lashes

I’ve been using it for a couple weeks so far, and it’s weird — in a way, Perversion makes me feel like a gardener.

Wait — that didn’t come out right.

I mean, this stuff is like Miracle Grow for lash roots. It’s really great at building up thickness around the base.

But that’s not all. It also doesn’t flake or smudge, and it’s easy to remove.

One coat of Perversion, and my lashes look thick and lush, as long as I follow the right procedure…

First, I position the brush at the roots, and then really slowly (like s-l-o-w-l-y) wiggle the wand back and forth as I comb through to the ends, concentrating more of the product at the base.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Closeup

I’m also wearing Chanel’s new Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadows in Sensation and Hesitation on my eyes

I’ve tried other methods, but this one gives me the best results. If I apply it in other ways, like building up thin layers or if rush through the wiggling part or use more than one layer, everything goes to sh*t. I end up with droopy, sad-looking lashes, as if someone broke up with them right before prom. 🙁


Moving the wand back and forth slowly seems to be the key, although I’m not sure why. Maybe it gives the formula enough time to hug the lash hairs and set.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: More deets

  • What about length? I’m glad you asked. 🙂 Eh, length-wise, it’s just a’ight. I think it definitely makes a difference. My lashes do look a little longer, but to put it in film terms, it’s like PG-13 length, as opposed to NC-17.
  • Does it get better as you build up layers? No, not really. In fact, when I apply more than one layer, my lashes start to stick together. I think one layer is the sweet spot.
  • How about using it for bottom lashes? Well, the wand is pretty husky — not Diorshow husky, but still husky — which makes it a little hard to maneuver around my lower lashes, especially in the corners.

Keep a lookout for Perversion! It’s coming to UD counters and July 13.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,




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  1. Divya says:

    With the (I think) matching perversion eyeliner tis is STUNNING on you Karen! In fact your lashes are pretty well coated both top and bottom! I am in love with the Kevin Aucoin Volume Mascara at the moment! Its just splendid! Have you tried?
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  2. Rachel says:

    The story about the flashing is so funny Karen! Once when I lived in California my parents came to visit so we went to San Francisco for the day. We were on Market street looking for places to shop when a homeless person is crossing the street and suddenly he stops, drops his pants, and takes a dump in the middle of the street! He took a paper bag out of his pocket to wipe with and then put it back in his pocket! My mom and I just about died!
    Anyway, that mascara looks cool! I might have to try it! I love most things UD!

  3. Your lashes look fantastic. Like seriously fantastic.
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  4. Alison M says:

    I’m a bit if a builder so I’m going to take the “one coat only” into consideration. Volume at the root is really tempting!
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  5. Kim says:

    Happy Belated Birthday – I’m so sorry I missed it!! I loved your brother’s card (and it was really cool to learn about the “ate”). 🙂 I see you’re also caught up on GoT, which is awesome. We’ll have to dish. If you haven’t checked out Rectify yet, I’d recommend it. Season 1 is on Netflix. It’s really beautifully done. Have a great weekend!!! 🙂

  6. fancie says:

    Perversion sounds like a pretty nice mascara! I love how thick it makes your lashes look
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  7. Allison C says:

    I hate to be the naysayer, but although you look stunning as ever, Karen, I may pass on this. Not only am I drowning in mascaras right now, I can’t say that this looks all that much different from other volumizing mascaras. To get that thick at the base look, I tight line. So thank you for the great pix and review and for saving me from needing to run out immediately and buy this 😉
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  8. Erin says:

    Seems like I might like this one!
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  9. Perversion really make your lashes dramatically voluminous…
    I like to layer my lashes but think UD isnt made for that.. 😛

    Happy Weekend! 🙂
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