Chasing Davies: Mascara Deluxe Sampler Review (Part 2, of 10)

April 21, 2010

Mascara Deluxe Sampler Review (Part 2, of 10)

Last month I started on my mascara deluxe sampler from Sephora, reviewing each sample one by one!  My first review of Hourglass Superficial Lash wasn't the I forged forward and onto the second sample, 0.09 oz Urban Decay Skyscraper Multi-Benefit Mascara.

I used this mascara off and on for about a month, but before I give my option, let's review what Sephora says about this mascara:

Reach new heights with Urban Decay's all new Skyscraper Mascara. This monumental breakthrough will lengthen, strengthen, separate, curl, brighten, and thicken your lashes sans clumping or flaking. 

Now what I thought it did?

PROS: It does lengthen and separates the lashes.  I felt like it fanned them very nice.  There was no flaking or clumping either!  It went on very smoothly.

CONS: It does not thicken. No sireee!  I felt like I had to put on 3 or 4 layers of this mascara to finally be able to see it - the color was light and didn't darken my lashes.  

My option is, if the coloring is so light and there isn't any thickness, how are you going to see the nice length and fanning?  Now for the proof:

Eye to the right is mascara-free (aka non-existent); the eye to the left has Urban Decay applied

 You can really see the length here, however from more than 5 inches away, you loose site of the long, light, and thing lashes...

Eye to the right has just Urban Decay applied; the eye to the left has Urban Decay on first, with my old faithful cheapie mascara, L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen.

I always compare mascara to L'Oreal's Extra Volume Collagen because it's my current favorite!  As you can see it adds the thickness and dark color I so desire!

Both eyes have Urban Decay mascara first and then L'Oreal on top.

Final thoughts on this one...

Still not worth the bucks ($22).  If my $6 mascara is still needed to perk up my lashes, I'm not shelling out 3-4 times more for something less.

On to the next one...

0.13 oz Korres Abyssinia Oil Volumizing and Strengthening Mascara