Future Icon: Which Urban Decay product beats the Naked palettes hands down?

As much as I might adore their setting sprays, palettes and concealers, there's one Urban Decay sleeper product that blows my tiny mind every time I use it, AND I have the picture to prove it...

Urban Decay crept up on me.

Not literally, of course. But I didn't realise every second thing in my makeup bag was theirs until I had to list off to someone what I use. Every second word was 'Urban Decay' and it dawned on me just how iconic so many of their products are.

Sure, the original Naked palette has been discontinued - but not before it was replaced by four or five spectacular alternatives. Naked 2, 3, Heat, Cherry, even the non-Naked related Backtalk palette all more than make up for the missing OG Naked. And from pigment to range of shades to range of textures to price, they're virtually unbeatable.

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Urban Decay Backtalk Palette, €43

But while I'm enjoying this reflective love-in about their palettes, I can't even admit to those being my favourite UD offerings.

The setting spray I go through like water? Nope. Their Brow Beater brow product I buy every month? Not that, either. (I really wasn't lying when I said I used a lot of their stuff)

But as it turns out, their EPIC mascara is the one that I'll never stray from for as long as they continue to make it. I believe it should be (and has every right to be) one of their lauded icons.

MASCARA HERO

Perversion is the best mascara I've ever used, hands down. I pair it, as I think it should be paired, with the Subversion lash priming white mascara for full effect, but even without that as a booster it's still up there with the best in the biz. And there's a lot of competition in the mascara market - Lancôme's Hypnôse, YSL's Effet Faux Cils, Glossier's Lash Slick and Maybelline's Great Lash are all iconic in their own right. But for me, Perversion when paired with Subversion, is outstanding.

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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, €23.50 and Subversion Primer, €21

Before I scar your retinas by showing you a close up of my face with and without the mascara on, I'd like to state, for the record: There were no lash extensions, lash curlers, other makeup or lash treatments involved in this pic... Just little old me, before and then after Perversion.

You can see why I love it so much. Thanks to whichever UD genius came up with this formulation - my eyes, and the general public who have to witness my eyes, are forever grateful.

Featured image: @urbandecaycosmetics on Instagram

 

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