Volume Effet Faux Cils

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I just have to say that this is THE BEST mascara i have ever used. First off, when I use a new mascara it takes days for me to get used to it, it's always too wet, and my lashes droop! This mascara is perfection, not to wet, not to dry, the first time I tried it I was like, now this is what I'm talking about!! I have told anyone that will listen about this mascara!! I received this product for free, but I will be purchasing it when this runs out! All opinions are my own!

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Useful NOT useful 126 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 172 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 246 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 168 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 169 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

This mascara is AMAZING! But, I mean would I really expect anything less from YSL! The name is synonymous with beauty and perfection! I received my mascara in the mail and I admit...I had my doubts. But 1. it glides on so SMOOTH, 2. made my eyes pop! 3. NO CLUMPING It added volume and length and honestly, it looks like when I used to get eyelash extensions. I may have found a new obsession. definitely not a bad thing. I am so hooked on this mascara! I am a girl who wears lipstick and mascara for my everyday look, and occasionally I may throw on some cheek. So this mascara is a STAPLE for my everyday look. And, at night it washes off with ease! yet during an allergy attack with itchy watery eyes it didn't make me look like a raccoon either! YSL you definitely know what you're doing. absolute and complete and total...PERFECTION!!

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Useful NOT useful 153 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 123 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 243 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 112 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I was pleasantly surprised that I received a full size tube of the mascara. I liked the packaging. The wand it very easy to control and the mascara does not clump at all when applying. When I look for mascara, I'm always wanting volume over length as I already have long eyelashes. The mascara was easy to apply and the wand creates volume over the lashes. The downfall, I don't like the dried effect. I received this complimentary for review. My opinions are my own.

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Useful NOT useful 101 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 163 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 137 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I've used a lot of mascara's over the years and it takes a lot to impress me but YSL has met the mark. First impression i didn't like the applicator brush, it was the old school style and usually from experience clumps easily, but not the new YSL formula. It went on clump free and stayed that way even after my usual over application. Also another note worthy quality was the smell.! It smells SO GOOD, That is hard to come by in a mascara these days. I would definitely recommend this mascara to my friends and will be buying in the future. I tested the Faux Cils Mascara for free, thanks to influenster, but all opinions are my own.

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Useful NOT useful 115 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 182 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I received this mascara as a free gift to review and can I just say that I am in love! I have short stubby lashes and this mascara makes them feel super soft and volumized. Unfortunately I haven't run across a super lengthening mascara that actually works on my small lashes, but that isn't YSL's fault ;p This mascara would be fabulous for someone with bigger eyes, because the wand is so large, but I definitely made it work. As far as high end makeup goes, I definitely would recommend this mascara.

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Useful NOT useful 23 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils is an amazing mascara. It's labeled as a "luxurious mascara for a false lash effect". And let me tell you it does just that. Within two coats you have thicker more volumized eyelashes. It's lightweight and it dries really quick. It's also really easy to remove without makeup remover. The one downside is that its scented. I would love for a version that has no scent to be sold. I'm not a huge fan of flora/powdery scent.

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Useful NOT useful 135 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

Best things about this mascara: It works just like it says it will. I got lots of volume with good separation. It smells amazing! It's not gross and chemical smelling. It's like a tube of flowers! It stays soft and doesn't make lashes brittle. The tube is gorgeous! I tested the Faux Cils Mascara for free, but all opinions are my own.

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Useful NOT useful 117 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 49 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I really love mascaras. I have tried a bunch, but never one so high end or as unique as this one. The brush is awesome, my favorite part. It is bushy enough to really pick up product (but not too much), but somehow manages to coat lashes delicately without an overload of product. It also separates them, and it's not too big like some others I have tried. Formula-wise... eh. I'm not a big fan of the thought of scented mascara. It smells good, I just don't want to put smelly things near my eyes. It's a bit wet for my taste, especially because it gets kind of goopy. Still leads to some pretty lashes, but it takes a while for it to dry entirely. Wear-wise, it kind of can smudge/chip off throughout the day, but it's not that bad. It comes off pretty easily when you want it to though. Overall, I wouldn't say it's my favorite mascara, nor is it worth the money, but it's a fun splurge, I guess. I received the mascara from Influenster for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

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Useful NOT useful 79 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 264 people find this review useful. Problem with this review