April 3, 2015

Review: Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara

Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara - photo credit: intrice.blogspot.com

I was chosen as one of the 4000 members of Influenster to test and keep the new Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara. I have always wanted to try Yves Saint Laurent products but it would definitely be a huge investment (this one retails $32) because they are high-end makeup so I was excited to be picked for this campaign.

First Impressions
I really love the gold color of the mascara tube. It feels very glamorous and expensive lol. Compared to other mascaras it is also very long. Hopefully that means that there is more product in the tube and the wand length is for extra control.

As for the brush shape itself, it is a skinny brush with plush bristles to help you to easily coat not only the top lashes but the teeny ones on the bottom lash line too. The color I received was in "high density black."

Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara - photo credit: intrice.blogspot.com
Brush Shape - Yves Saint Laurent Volume Faux Cils Mascara

Review
The Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara has a nice floral scent to it, which is a nice touch and probably part of why it's expensive. With drugstore brands, they usually smell very chemical in my opinion. 
My lashes with Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara - photo credit: intrice.blogspot.com
My lashes coated with Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara

Application is very easy and the bristles softly glide through the lashes. When I used it for the very first time, there was no clumping but after giving it go again a week later, there were a bit of clumps. No need to worry though, I used my lash comb to brush and catch any areas where there was slight clumping. My end result was long darker lashes! I layered about 3 times to get it the right length for me.

I really like how when wearing this mascara my eyes looked more awake because of the way my lashes fanned out. The skinny brush makes it easy to coat my bottom lashes and I actually got more mascara residue on the top lid area while coating than when working on the bottom lashes. 


Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara - photo credit: intrice.blogspot.com
Before and After Photo using #YSLMascara

The formula feels light as if I didn't have any mascara on at all. I didn't feel any eye irritation either, which is what makes it hard for me to find a decent mascara to use. This is very safe for those with sensitive eyes.

Today was very hot in Florida and my Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara did not melt off my face and leave me with panda eyes at the end of the day. :) That makes this a definite keeper in my book and I will probably buy this when I run out of it.

As for removal, I just used my Neutrogena Make-up Removing Face Wipes and it took all of it off easily. No need to grab a separate eye makeup remover and go in with a q-tip to take out mascara residue.

If this is in your budget, I would make the investment if you are looking for a mascara that gives the natural lashes but better appearance and not a super plush and full lash look. It gives the right amount of intensity to lift the face but not enough to be very bold and daring.

Have you tried the new Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara?
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Overall Rating: 5/5
Consistency: 4 - Fragrance: 5 - Longevity (when worn): 5 - Brush: 4

Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara
Retails: $32.00 (Sephora, Macy's, Nordstrom)

*This post is sponsored by Influenster and Yves Saint Laurent. I received a sample of this tea to test and to write an honest review. All opinions are my own and reflect my experiences when using these products. All photos belong to Intrice Blog unless otherwise stated.

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