Volume Effet Faux Cils

Overall rating

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 101 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 204 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

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 56 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 182 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 180 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 57 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 96 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 98 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 176 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 44 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I am a mascara girl 100%! I love trying new mascara, and I need it because I have blond eyelashes, so I am always looking for something to make my lashes more defined. This mascara is amazing! It is thick without being clumpy, goes on smoothly, and has great coverage. I do not have to go over my lashes again and again to get definition with this mascara. It is by far the best mascara I have ever tried. *I received this mascara complimentary from Influenster to review. All opinions are my own.

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

I had the opportunity to test this mascara for free via Influenster in exchange for my honest opinion, and let me say, I was THRILLED to have the chance - I've always been a big fan of YSL lip products but never tried anything else. I've been enjoying it a lot and do reach for it about as much as I do my other regular/all time fav high end mascara. I have huge lashes, but they are blonde, and as such, totally invisible without mascara. I've found that sometimes mascaras that are really hyped don't do much for me because they are curling - I already cover my browbone in mascara on my own so I don't need that lol - or mostly lengthening, etc. I go for volume, pigment, and definition. This one packs the punch I need. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was there was *something* missing that I can't put my finger on - maybe a little more definition, or even volume. My lashes looked super long, but I wanted a more even spread. Either way, it's a great product and I totally recommend it. Fun to use and the packaging makes you feel like you're holding something expensive. I'm a believer.

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Useful NOT useful 50 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

Everything about this product from packaging to application screams luxury and makes you feel flawless. The brush design didn't do much for me, but surprisingly there was no lack in volume. The formula is splendid and does not flake, and even worked for me in a pinch when I needed to use it as a liner! The color payout is fabulous, as it shows up blackest black, which is lovely. Another thing I really enjoy is the click you fell when you twist the cap closed. It's as if the product is reassuring you it is completely closed tight, and no air is makin its way inside to dry out the product! The only problems I had with the product are 1) I've noticed there is a lot of excess product that comes out on the wand as well as on the rim when the wand is placed back inside. Just make sure to scrape the excess from the wand on the rim before applying, and wipe off the rim after finishing application to both eyes and you should be fine. This will help avoid any clumping and help to prolong the life of your mascara. My biggest issue was with the scent. There is an obvious scent here, and that is unsettling. Personally, I believe anything that can have a scent needs to stay away from your eyes. Seriously, fragrance is among the more common triggers for sensitivity issues. I love this, but next time, no fragrance please! I received this product free for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own. Follow my blog: timekeeler on Wordpress!

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

I am so in love with this mascara! I have very short lashes and any mascara i tried never gave me length. This mascara gave me length and volume! I received this in black and it really makes my lashes pop. The formula goes on super smooth and doesn't clump. I only had to apply one coat to really tell a huge difference in my lashes. I received this product from influenster for resting/reviewing purposes and this is 100% my own opinion.

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Useful NOT useful 51 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 96 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 68 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 55 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 29 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I received this mascara complimentary from influenster for testing purposes, and I must say this is the best mascara I have ever used. I absolutely love it and I'm so glad that I was able to try it, otherwise I'm not sure I would have. I love that it keeps the lashes soft and flexible instead of hard and stiff and clumpy but still giving great length and volume. A little of this goes a long way for me, I can dip the brush once or twice and it gives me the look I desire. It even has a pleasant smell which is nice. I am very pleased with this mascara and will continue to use it in the future.

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Useful NOT useful 56 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I love this mascara and love the look! I haven't had any problems with it clumping my lashes together or flaking, like some mascara's do. The density black looks awesome. This is definitely my new favorite mascara.

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Useful NOT useful 25 people find this review useful. Problem with this review