Prepare to meet the most epic mascara ever in life!!!!! Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara is reformulated and I’m here for every bit of it!!!
This mascara has a high price point of $32.00, but that’s to be expected with a luxury makeup brand. With this product I got pretty good added length to my lashes, but I really see the change in the volume. I got double the volume without any clumps. Influenster was kind enough to send me the high density black shade, and it is NICE and dark!!! I’m here for a jet black mascara hunnay! Also, I got this effect with just ONE coat. SHUT UP!! The trick is to wiggle the wand at the base of your lashes to really coat them, and then drag it up through the rest of your lash. If you can see, it almost looks like I have eyeliner on because my lashes are so dark at the base. That’s because of that trick I just mentioned. I had a co-worker ask me if I had on lash extensions- BLOOP!!!
This mascara claims to have a new formula that does not dry out, but to be honest, mine dried out pretty quickly. I used it every day for five weeks and now it’s gone. Sad. Face. Maybe I just used the whole thing, but I felt like it went out pretty quickly. It’s so dried out and clumped up on the wand now that I can’t get that same individual lash thickening effect. The brush is made of nylon fibers so I’m pretty sure what I’m seeing here is gunked up mascara, not a failing brush. Nylon is very strong and resilient so unless I was shoving it a firery glass hole, I doubt that’s what I’m seeing.
On the plus side, again, there is B5 Pro-Vitamin in this formulation that is said to strengthens and protects lashes. I don’t think I’ve used it long enough to know the long term effects, for sure, but I didn’t notice lashes falling out when removing my mascara. Some formulas are so brittle and hard once they dry (to be long lasting) that they are just too harsh on your lashes and they usually break off. That is not an issue with this formula.
The YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara is available in 6 signature YSL shades- high density black, rich brown, extreme blue, fascinating violet, burgundy, and deep night (a really deep blue). As a final review- I would buy this product. I would probably only use it on the weekends because of its price tag versus having it as an every day mascara. Either way, with the compliments I got using this mascara, I HAVE to keep it in my arsenal.