Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Review: YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara

I don't believe I've done a mascara review on this blog, except for the Benefit They're Real one a long long time ago. It seems unusual that I am doing this since I complain all the time about getting mascara in subscription boxes, but this is a very special case and it was an opportunity I could not pass up.

I was selected by Influenster to review the YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara and obviously I was not going to turn something down from one of the most iconic brands of all time. This is a relaunch of their classic formula with a few small improvements such as making it a formula that does not dry out, and a few lucky Influensters received this very special YSL box. YSL is at the very top of luxury and I own exactly one other product from them which is this lipstick that cost an arm and a leg but it just has packaging (and formulation) to die for. Anyways, enough with my rambling let's get right into the review of this product!

I am very picky when it comes to mascaras, I really expect a lot out of them and since I've had such smashing success with drugstore mascaras, these expensive ones I am very critical about. Of course I need to talk about the packaging. This beautiful gold tube with the simple YSL logo on it is so gorgeous and luxurious. It definitely has some weight in it so you can feel the huge amounts of money you've dropped on this product.
Now for the wand itself it's a pretty generic shape. It's just a medium size cone shape with nothing extra or special with it. A mascara is only as good as the shape of the brush because the different shapes are what gives the different effects to your lashes. This classic shape is built for volume which is what this mascara claims to do. It claims to build volume and thicken the appearance of your lashes for a false lash effect.

I must say that it really achieves that effect. I have very sad lashes, they are short and sparse but this mascara definitely pumped up the volume on them. This is a terrific volumizing mascara that does not flake throughout the day and really fattens up your lashes.

However I did find that throughout the day it would smudge onto my lower lashline, and while I acknowledge that I have oily skin, the amount of trips to the bathroom to wipe my lashline clean was a little irritating. Overall it was a lovely mascara and I'm glad I got the chance to try it out, but it wouldn't be something I would purchase since I feel like there are comparable mascaras that can be bought for a much more budget friendly price at the drugstore. Thanks again to Influenster for giving me a chance to try this mascara out!

*Disclaimer: Products were received free from Influenster for my consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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