Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils

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I got this product free to try from Influenster to try and review. I have to say that I love this mascara. It really makes my eyelashes look long and thick. It also has a great smell to it.

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Useful NOT useful 431 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I live this mascara! No clumps, no flaking. Perfect coverage in 2 coats with beautiful full looking lashes worth a formula that lasts all day and into the night. I'm a mascara snob and have been looking for the holy hail product for some time now, going so far as to using multiple brands/formulas to try to get the perfect blend. With this YSL mascara, now more mixing! One product, perfect coverage, no spider lashes! I'm in love!I received this product from influenster in a YSL voxbox for testing proposes only, but you have now found a new customer. This was my first ever YSL product, and I have to say I'm very impressed. I'll be back for more.

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Useful NOT useful 393 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 604 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I can definitely see a difference. It went on great, it gave my lashes so much volume and it dried quickly. I hate when the lashes stay kind of wet, because I like to move on with my day and immediately forget about my eye makeup. The last stage was to see how it lasted all day long, and what it looked like after a 9 hour work day and a dusting session of my house. A little bit of smudging under the lower lashes, just like I always get. What a bummer. But the top lashes, heck even the bottom lashes, still look super voluminous and stand out.

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Useful NOT useful 454 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I really wanted to love this mascara. I really, really did. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. While I'm a HUGE fan of YSL's foundations and powders, I'm one of the few (it seems) who is unable to wear YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara. I'd tried the previous formulation in the past, and was excited for the new, reformulated version in hopes that it might be just the mascara that I'm looking for.. but it wasn't. The color (1 High Density Black) was PERFECT; it was a deep, dark, wet black color that really intensified my blue eyes. The formula does what it says: It gives volume. Lots of volume. Unfortunately for me, however, I had raccoon eyes within two to three hours of applying this mascara. I re-applied the mascara using a lash primer (and the effect was AMAZING!) but again it was smudged on my lower eyelid within a couple of hours. The mascara smudged terribly beneath my eyes, despite the fact that my other makeup was flawless. The new formula doesn't dry to a smudge-free finish and remains slightly wet, even with a single coat. While I am very grateful to have received this YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara from Influenster and YSL for free in return for my honest opinion, this isn't a mascara that I will be purchasing in the future. At least... not unless YSL develops a smudge-free version.

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Useful NOT useful 513 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

YSL‬ Faux Cils Mascara is fantastic!!! It smells good like flowers or something. None of my old mascara smelled this good. I really like that it does look clumpy after it goes on and that it flake on my skin after it dries. The best part is my is my lash look like they long and luxurious just like fake lashes would! Just less work and time. People have asked me were did I get me lashes from, I get smile and tell them there my lashes. They are so shocked!! I also tell about YSL Faux Cils Mascara and they are so happy to learn about it!! After using Faux Cils Mascara I don't think I could ever use another mascara ever. I love the way my lashes feel, look and it also doesn't bother my eye like other brands. I tested the Faux Cils Mascara for free, but all opinions are your own.

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Useful NOT useful 490 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I received this mascara to test out from Influenster and omg I absolutely love it. It's the most blackest mascara I've ever tried. It has a little fragrance to me and I like it. It makes my lashes look longer, fuller, none clumsy and it separates them too. I would definitely recommend this mascara to everyone.

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Useful NOT useful 132 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I have long been a believer in good mascara, and I was perfectly happy using my tried and true old brand. However, when the opportunity arose to test out YSL's Faux Cils thanks to Influenster, I was excited but ready to be disappointed. This product does NOT disappoint. The mascara tube itself is so classy and chic, and the packaging aesthetic is well thought-out. Upon opening it, I was concerned that the brush looks a little small and there isn't much to it, but the second I swept this on my lashes I was impressed. It goes on smoothly and evenly -- no clumping, even with multiple coats. And there is the faintest perfume that is lovely and not overpowering; such a thoughtful bonus. It wears well throughout the day -- if I'm going out after work, I do like to put on an extra coat, but it doesn't fade noticeably. I haven't had any issues with smudging or running, even though I'm a person who is constantly fussing and touching my eyes (I know, I know...). The best part is, at the end of the day, it comes off easily and smoothly, and my eyelashes feel as soft and as healthy as if I'd never put on any mascara at all. I'm a true believer now! I tested YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils for free, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Useful NOT useful 480 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I really liked the packaging the gold makes it look like a million bucks. The wand is on the small side but creates volume for sure. Overall I like this mascara better than my drugstore ones, but it smears a lot!

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Useful NOT useful 130 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

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 584 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

My first impression was "WOW, this makes my lashes look great". I loved how thick my lashes looked after applying one coat of the mascara. I have very short eyelashes and very few so I rely on mascara to give me fuller eyelashes and this mascara really made my lashes bolder. One thing I love the most about YSL's Effet Faux Cils mascara is that it is has B5 Vitamins so not only does it make my lashes look amazing, it helps keep them soft. After 2-3 coats my lashes weren't clumpy, which has always been a problem for me with other mascaras. The only flaw to me was the smell although I saw alot of other girls thought it smelled nice, I prefer my mascara to be unscented but fortunately the smell isn't too strong. I did receive this mascara for free from Influenster but in return for my honest review.

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Useful NOT useful 148 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

This mascara is perfection in a bottle. This mascara really volumizes and lengthens my lashes. My lashes touch my eyebrows when I wear this mascara. It doesn't not flake and it does not leave clumpy lashes. It seriously lays beautifully on my lashes. Definitely worth the hype. I recieved this product complimentary from Influentser. I will define be purchasing this product as soon as my complimentary product is finished.

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Useful NOT useful 362 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

First of all, it does what it says. I have really long lashes and with this mascara, my lashes are even longer. I love the way the mascara goes on my lashes. Not too thick or thin. If you want to splurge on a lux item mascara then this is it. Well worth the price!

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Useful NOT useful 473 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I absolutely love this ysl false lash effect mascara. I tried it in the shade, high density black, the color is amazing one of the darkest blacks I have ever tried. The mascara coats the lashes very smoothly and evenly. The formula is easy to apply and you can apply more coats if needed. What I loved about the mascara is it did not flake like other mascaras I have tried. I was sent this product from Influenster for free to try, but my opinions of this mascara are my own.

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Useful NOT useful 505 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I really do like this mascara. One of my favorite makeup products to test is new mascara so I was very excited to try this. Usually, I have to use a primer in order to make it look like I have full and thick lashes. I was able to skip that step thanks to YSL's formula. My normal routine is to curl my lashes, apply primer, curl again and then add two coats of mascara. WIth YSL, all I have to do is curl my lashes and apply two-three coats. Instantly I have the illusion of thicker, longer and fuller lashes. I received many compliments from people stating that my eyelashes looked like falsies, giving me the pride of being able to say that they were real. The formula does not clump and it is easy to apply. My issue, which is why I did not give it five stars, is that after a few hours it does start to run. My allergies get pretty bad during Spring and my eyes water constantly. I have to have a mascara that does not run so that I do not get the raccoon look. If they changed this formula to waterproof, I might have a new go-to. Other than that, this is truly a wonderful mascara and I really do love the way it makes my eyes look. I was given the opportunity to try this product for free from Influenster but all opinions are from my own personal experience.

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Useful NOT useful 137 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

The first thing I noticed about the product was that the packaging was simple and still felt luxurious. I was a little nervous about how 'basic' the applicator brush looked, but it provided an even application that I was very happy about. The mascara itself had a very pleasant floral fragrance and the black was a gorgeous shade that actually gave my lashes more of an 'enhanced' look rather than fake lashes. Throughout the day, the mascara stayed put very well and felt flexible on my lashes, not caked on so that it would chip off later. This is by far one of the best mascaras I have ever used. The price is a little steep, which is the only reason I am taking one star away, but honestly, if mascara is a staple for your everyday wear, this is a GREAT investment. Disclaimer: I received the Faux Cils Mascara for free in my Influenster YSL Voxbox, but my opinions are completely my own.

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Useful NOT useful 230 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I received this mascara from influenster for testing purposes only But this is my review based on my own opinion So I finally got a chance to try the mascara. My first impression based on packaging alone was Wow,pretty and fancy! And I love the gold tube. The scent is soft and feminine. I've never had a mascara that smelled so nice. It's very pigmented. Not only did it make my lashes look full but they were also dark. And the creamy formula didn't flake or clump. I can't wait to try the purple shade. I would definitely recommend it and be using it again

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Useful NOT useful 434 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I totally love this mascara! I have never tried any products from YSL before, however, I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of this mascara. Not only did it provide a dark, rich, black color and length to my lashes, but it also left them feeling very soft with the argan oils in the formula. I have never used a mascara that was naturally scented before. Usually you can only smell the chemicals, but this mascara smelled amazing! Like perfume for my lashes! I will absolutely be purchasing this product in the future. Thank you to Influenster for providing this to me as a free testing product to use and review! All opinions on this product are my own.

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Useful NOT useful 143 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I received this product from influenster, just to try and provide feedback. At first I was extremely excited to try this out as I have heard wonderful things about YSL. The first couple of times I wore the mascara, it was amazing. It did everything it said it would. It was dark and creamy and went on smooth. But after maybe about the 6th time wearing it, it was becoming clumpy and not as smooth as it was the first few times. It was disappointing because it looked so great at first. I also love the smel !

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Useful NOT useful 298 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I received the Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes and couldn't be happier about it. I used to wear false lashes but now I don't have too! This mascara gives me unbelievably long and full lashes without clumping or too many coats. I absolutely love this product and will definitely buy and recommend it.

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Useful NOT useful 133 people find this review useful. Problem with this review