Yves Saint Laurent volume effect faux cils mascara is an award winning mascara which achieves an intense, dramatic lash look in a single stroke.
YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara was admittedly, an impulse buy. I was originally purchasing the Touche Eclat foundation (which I’ve yet to finish reviewing) and the shop assistant persuaded me to purchase the mascara.
The first thing I noticed is that Faux Cils has quite a strong scent, which I personally like the smell of, in fact its the nicest smelling mascara I’ve ever purchased. It coats your lashes amazingly well and it’s very dark and pigmented which makes your lashes look great and you only need one coat. It also doesn’t clump if you want to use several coats.
It also lengthens very well and does add definition but I can’t say it curls particularly well so you would still need to use curlers.
The downside I have found is that the mascara has a very wet formula so it smudges so easily. Also it does flake quite a bit if left on for some time, so you definitely have to take it off before you go to sleep.
The worst thing I found to this mascara however is that it seemed to irritate my eyes, particularly if I forgot to remove it at night, it made them itchy, prickly and watery which has discouraged me from using it over much.
My Verdict! I probably won’t buy it again, it is a fairly good mascara but it smudges so easily, it’s quite expensive and it irritates my eyes terribly.
YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara can be purchased for £23