Volume Effet Faux Cils

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Unfortunately it smudged under my eyes within half an hour! It's so pretty on my lashes, it makes them long, black, soft, and thick without clumps, but almost immediately it started making gray marks under my eyes. This is a problem I have often with mascara, I'm sure this one is great for lots of others.

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Useful NOT useful 59 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I have tried and reviewed many many mascaras out there and this one has been my long standing #1. To start, I naturally have long, fine, blonde lashes. They're almost invisible without mascara. Most mascaras leave my lashes long, sparse and spikey looking. There is such a thing as too much definition, in my book. Here's where the Faux Cils comes in. With a quick wiggle of the wand, effortless volume, length and curl emerge. Maximum volume, rich color and no clumps! I don't even have to curl my lashes prior to application. My lashes look full, dark and feathery with this product. It does not smudge, but it can be difficult to remove. A good, biphase eye makeup remover will do the trick. On a side note, the packaging is substantial, yet elegant. The product has a light, pleasant perfumey scent, which fades quickly after application. Overall, this product is definitely worth the money. Buy the Noir Radical if you want extra drama and a deeper, darker black than the #1. You will never want to waste your money on any other mascara again!

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Useful NOT useful 42 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

All Time Fav. Volumizing. Lengthening. Separating. Luxurious. Beautiful colors. Long wearing. Non-smudge. Worth $. Must have!

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Useful NOT useful 49 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I have red hair and green eyes and really wanted a burgundy mascara. Through many internet searches I came upon this mascara. I don't normally spend this much on products, but decided it was worth it! I went to the Nordstrom counter and asked for it in waterproof, otherwise it will be all over my skin. They didn't have any in stock, and the sales girl convinced me to buy the non waterproof version. I am usually very strong willed, but gave in this time because I was so excited with the color. Now, I have a very expensive mascara I cannot use. When I wear it, it is all over under my eyes within a couple of hours. Other than that it is awesome.

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Useful NOT useful 46 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

This is by far the best mascara I have ever used! I even got two friends hooked on it. It's so expensive but for the girl who wants the most dramatic lashes for a night out or even to work this is the BEST one out there!

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Useful NOT useful 43 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I purchased Volume Effet Faux Cils #8 subline grey. I just love this color. I have large blue eyes and was looking for something soft and natural that would enhance my eyes. Blacks and browns can appear a bit harsh on me. I've looked for a long time for something exactly like this. So on behalf of all the bright eyed over 50 women. THANK YOU!

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Useful NOT useful 43 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

the best mascara I've ever used. I have long, dark lashes that other mascaras cannot seem to "handle", but after receiving a sample-size of this one a year and a half ago, I was quite impressed and will now only wear YSL's Volume Effet Faux Cils. (My hairdresser asked me which mascara I use, as she noticed my lashes whilst styling my hair!). The black color is rich, deep, luscious, and perfect for me, and I must say that this mascara adds not only volume but elegance, drama, and definition. EXCELLENT product and very highly recommended.

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Useful NOT useful 39 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I've been wearing this mascara for the past eight years. Like the woman who said she wanted a burgundy mascara for her blonde lashes, that would be me also, but I'm not so silly that I would give this product one star because it gave me a rash. If you have an allergic reaction to a product, don't blame the product, it simply means that product isn't for you, but its value shouldn't be diminished because of an allergic reaction. That's ridiculous. I do have to say, though, that the old formula was better. I don't know what they did to change it, but it doesn't give the super-extreme volume it used to. People used to ask me if my lashes were false (and my lashes, as I said, are naturally blonde), now to achieve the same effect I have to use a lot more product. Second, it doesn't wash off as easily as it used to. There are certain things about this mascara that have to be navigated, such as, if it hits your brow bone, then you should pat some translucent powder on your brow bone and the tips of your lashes. if it smudges under your eyes, which it does on me, too, you should put primer under your eyes, a pat of translucent powder on your lower lashes before you apply it, BUT--only apply the faintest bit on the lashes. This is an old makeup artist trick. If you want to look like Twiggy or Mary Quant or Courtney Love, then by all means, slap that stuff on your lower lashes, use two or three coats. Guaranteed by lunch time you will look like you've been out all night. The upper lashes can be huge, the lower lashes--no, unless you're doing a smokey eye, then all of this is moot. One more tip I can give you is to apply your mascara and then hit yourself in the face with the cool setting on "high" on your blow dryer. It pushes the lashes straight back and freezes them there--instant curl. Works like a charm. I love this burgundy mascara so it's worth the trouble to get this stuff on and off my eyes. Compliments galore.

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Useful NOT useful 33 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I love the look that this mascara creates. I bought it once but stopped using it because i ended up with mascara marks all along my brow bone. Obviously this is only an issue if your lashes are long enough to hit your brows. I like my makeup to stay in place so I don't have to be looking in the mirror and fixing ever few hours. I tried to find others that created the same look, but could not. I ended up buying it again. Now I use a waterproof mascara over top to seal.

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Useful NOT useful 42 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

unique. I read on a magazine that "a mascara reproducing a false lash effect does not exist!". Well it's wrong! I spent a lot of money buying mascara from other famous brands promising this effect but they didn't work. This one from YSL works perfectly, the effect is incredible ...I will never leave it!!!

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Useful NOT useful 32 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I am a tried and true black mascara girl up until a friend of mine recommended this one to me. The midnight blue creates a very dramatic look and adds extreme volume. This is my new go-to mascara.

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Useful NOT useful 36 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I have blonde eyelashes and was quite pleased to see the burgundy as it's something a touch different from what I normally use. The colour was beautiful but I had an allergic reaction to the mascara that left my eyes red, irritated and watery. I tried the mascara again just to be sure with the same results. Too bad as the colour is so flattering.

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Useful NOT useful 32 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

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Useful NOT useful 15 people find this review useful. Problem with this review