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Mascara Monday: Urban Decay Fatty Mascara in Black Cherry

It’s Mooooonday!! I know that I will be having a great one. Half day of work=great day! But even greater than that is sharing a pretty funky mascara with you. A reader requested this mascara a while back (okay, like a month…sorry for the delay, chica) and I can’t believe I waiting so long to review it. Check out the review fooooor:

Urban Decay’s Fatty Mascara in Black Cherry



Price: 3 out of 5 ($17 from anywhere Urban Decay products are sold)

Packaging (Brush Wand): 3 out of 5

Overall: 4 out of 5

What it claims: “If you love the extra-thickening powers of Big Fatty Mascara, round out your collection with these wearable shades. Turquoise and navy hues give brown and blue eyes a jolt, purple shades make green eyes more dangerous, and burgundy adds drama to any eye color—a refreshing alternative to basic black.”

The truth: Duuude, I mean the red really is red. CRAZY!


What I loved about it: The color payoff on my lashes was really obvious. I didn’t want it to be a subtle touch of color because that would be defeating the purpose of a colorful mascara.

What I didn’t like: The color on the lashes is where it ends for this mascara. Volume? Nooope. Length? Chile please. And ohmigoodness, the flakiness is out of control. And will it last all day? Noooot.

Overall: What a great idea! I’ve seen folx with purple and blue mascara but I really wanted to try the red. I think that it is perfect for a quick pop up color. You know…one of those “goin’ out with the girls nights but only have 12 minutes to get ready” scenarios? A colored mascara gives you a quick pop of color that is noticeable without looking TOO dramatic? Is it for everyday looks? Maybe, depending on how snazzy you are from day-to-day. Definitely not for us folx who work in a strict business setting though. I absolutely adore this mascara! I wish that Urban Decay focused a little more on the formula so that it would give volume or length. But nonetheless, it is fab, yo!

Would I recommend it: Absolutely! The price is a bit steep but I think every gal needs to have a colored mascara in her collection.

The video review will appear later..YouTube was on the trips. Boo!


What do you think about this mascara? Would you or have you tried a colored mascara? Or are you a traditional brown/black mascara wearer?

Oh…wanted to let you pretty people know that I will be in Chicago from Tuesday-Saturday of this week for business. I have a few scheduled posts–most of which will be articles than series post but I hope yall find them interesting. I won’t be totting the laptop but I will have the trusted Blackberry so I be able to check the email and Google Reader. I leave tomorrow and am mad busy with the packing so don’t shoot me cyber-birds for my delayed responses. Muah!!

Stay beautiful!

[photo courtesy: sephora.com]

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  • Askmewhats

    hi sis! Thanks for the lovely review…the red really made me twinge just thinking about it. I am a boring black and brown mascara user, I don’t want my short lashes to be magnified with colored ones :) have a safe trip!!!!

  • PBW

    I used bright blue mascara back in the early 80s, but sticking with black nowadays.

    Still, my initial reaction to this one was I WANT IT!!!!

  • Product Junkie Diva

    looks cute on you diva!!!
    I would probably stick with black or brown for my mascara.
    thanks for the post and have fun on your trip.
    PJD

  • Brown Girl Gumbo

    I’ve never tried colored mascara, but perhaps I should give it a try! :-)

  • Jaimie @ Just Kiss ‘N Makeup

    looks fun! theres more and more colored mascaras coming out, thanks for reviewing and keeping us in the loop!

  • B

    Nikki–> I understand you, chica! It defintitely took some getting used to for me.

    PBW–> I still haven't tried purple mascara. I imagine that it is beaaautiful!

    PJD–> Thank you, sis!

    BBG–> You should. I know you could rock it!

    Jaimie–> No problema…have a fabulous week!

  • Fashion’s Darling

    mm..i’ve wanted a purple mascara for months but i go nowhere so…lol

  • SuzieC

    The red looked good on you! I used to rock a black cherry mascara by Loreal a few years ago and I loved it!

  • Shelly Borrell

    Can you believe I still use Marathon Mascara by Cover Girl. It’s getting harder to find. I did just plurge on a good blow dryer though :) http://www.myhairstylingtools.com/farouk-turbo-hair-dryer-1300watt-ionic-p-307.html

  • Anonymous

    Estee Lauder has a colored mascara that you might want to try if it's still available. It's called Sumptuous Color Bold Volume™ Lifting Mascara, so I think you need to see if it lives up to its name.

  • Becks

    Hey um, Britt?
    Why is this mascara in the “worst” section?
    I’m a little confused….

    • Brittany

      I so wasn’t a fan of that one.