Review: Urban Decay Skyscraper Multi-Benefit Mascara
Claim: Reach new heights with our drastically improved, six-in-one Skyscraper Mascara. Our innovative formula will lengthen, strengthen, separate, curl, brighten and thicken your lashes without even a hint of clumping or flaking. The state-of-the-art, new generation brush features a flexible shaft and multiple rows of tapered bristles to comb through lashes from root to tip. Skyscraper gives you that “come hither” look that gets ‘em every time
Review: Generally, I love Urban Decay’s products. Their Primer Potion is the bomb, their eyeshadows are fabulous. So I leapt at the opportunity to use this mascara, and boy did it suck balls. I don’t think there’s a single positive thing I can say about it.
Consistency: very dry, very difficult to get off the brush and onto the lashes.
Brush: soft rubber, very wiggly. Spineless. With no resistance, touching the wand to the lashes resulted in the lashes bending the brush away from the lashes. That plus the consistency issue as mentioned above meant I had to literally glob product from the gooey free end, then work with the brush to get it on the lashes.
Clumps: present, in spades. As were clots, globs, and chunks. The combing out I had to do! Which leads to…
Buildability: oy, vey. I had to do so much combing out that there was very little actual effect to the lashes— very little volume or length achieved per coat. I literally had to put on 4 coats to get any sort of “look” accomplished.
Color: a dull, chalky dark grey. I think they were aiming for black, but missed by a few shades.
Basically, this mascara is a steaming pile of poo. I’m usually able to coax decent results out of any mascara, but this took me well over 10 minutes to get anywhere with it. My arms got tired and I used up a half-dozen tissues in cleaning off my mascara comb and wiping away the smudges on my upper and lower lids.
And after all that effort, it still looked shitty. Hmf. I think this mascara has actually offended me. I feel offended by what it put me through.
Repurchase: No fucking way.
Awesomesauce, mediocre, or crapola: Crapola.
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