I am sittin’ here like a big kid watching Beauty & The Beast, and got this urge to rock my snuggie and sit at my desk and write up this review for you lovely people. I wanted to show you all four of the Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras ($17 each). I ordered these from Hautelook the last time they had an Urban Decay sale, and they were around $4/each, so…not a bad deal, right? Well…

Each Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascara is decorated with a psychedelic 70′s print and appropriate font. There’s a colorful 7.5g/0.26 US oz. of product, meant to give your lashes some fierce bangitybangness.

They come in four colors:

  • Electric Blue – bright turquoise
  • Flipside – bright teal
  • Black Cherry – burgundy
  • Indigo – ink blue (looks like a deep violet to me)

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.

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Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
packaging (front)

Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
packaging (back)

Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
packaging – top

Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras

Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Electric Blue wand

Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Indigo wand

Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Black Cherry wand

Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Flipside wand

Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras

Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras

Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty mascara
Electric Blue

Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty mascara
Indigo

Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty mascara
Black Cherry

Urban Decay Big Fatty colored mascaras
Urban Decay Big Fatty mascara
Flipside

PROS

  • Incredible color payoff!
  • Shows up wonderfully on very dark lashes (mine are black)
  • Because they’re so pigmented, you may not even need two coats
  • Provides decent lash thickness

CONS

  • Dries out quickly in the tube
  • Can flake pretty badly
  • Urban Decay could have sealed these to help prevent them from drying out so quickly
  • Slightly fume’y…causing light irritation

OVERALL

My review is pretty subjective, only because I do not know if the mascaras I received are even how Urban Decay usually makes these. There is a huge possibility that they’ve been sitting on the Hautelook shelves for a good year before they arrived to me. Or, this could very well be how they are. I’ll get into the cons a little further, but here’s a positive..they are super pigmented! Crazy pigmented. My lashes are very black, and with just one coat of this mascara you can see the color very vividly. The only color that didn’t show up on me as well was Black Cherry — but my lashes are black, and it’s already a dark color. It’s pretty though, and would pop on blond or even brown lashes.

To elaborate a bit more on my cons, I think that if Urban Decay sealed these mascaras then there would be less of a “Did I get a bad mascara?” ponderation, and more certainty that it just might be the actual formula. Since I can only speak on the mascaras that I have, if they are dried out, it’s a shame because they’re actually very bright, gorgeous mascaras. Sadly, my favorite color of the four — Electric Blue, was also the driest of the bunch. I gently flicked my lashes around after it dried and several flake-balls fell off. I was pretty heartbroken, the color is amazing. The other three also felt slightly dried out, and were less clumpy than Electric Blue — I still don’t know if that’s because they’re slightly younger than the Electric Blue mascara, or if that’s the formula prime of their production. Since these were a little dried out, they were also a tad fume’y. My eyes didn’t water full-on, but they had that “someone’s blowing air in my eye” feeling — even hours later. That sucks.

I’m going to give Urban Decay the benefit of the doubt and say that these mascaras aren’t normally like this. I know my other mascaras turn like this when they’re starting to get too much air into the tube. I’ve also noticed this happens a lot more with smaller mascara tube sizes. You know how MAC used to give away those mini Zoom Lash mascara samples? These are around the same size as those, and therefore dry out at the same rate. Most mascaras can last me a good 6-8 months with cycled use — but anything in the smaller packaging only lasts about 2-3 months. So yea…I said all that (LOL!) just to say that they do dry out fast — or at least that’s my assumption.

I’m very curious to know if anyone else has tried these, but who might have purchased them directly from Sephora or the Urban Decay website — and if there are any differences/similarities in formula. I did get these from Hautelook, and it took about 2 weeks to ship..so, who knows. For now, I have to give these mascaras the following grade below. Who knows, this may change if I’m able to try a guaranteed fresh mascara and compare.

RATING

C+ (a very hopeful C+ lol)

Availability: Urban Decay

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