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 504 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 482 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 576 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 601 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I've used! Love the length it gives and the scent is amazing!! I was sent this product from influentser and so glad I was able to try it out! I'll definitely be buying again once I run out :) If you haven't tried it you need to!

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Useful NOT useful 167 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 694 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 487 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

This is probably the best volume adding mascara I've used. It's black as night, doesn't clump, and stays soft all day, I can't stand it when a mascara gets dry and stiff--or worse, flaky. This stays supple all day long. Doesn't take a chisel and a prayer to get off at the end of the day, either! I did receive this product in a Vox Box to review, but all opinions are my own.

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Useful NOT useful 168 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

First off, this mascara is so elegantly packaged, the sleek gold cylinder with the YSL emblem looks great on my makeup counter, which I could not say for my other mascaras. The formula itself (high density black) is smooth, buttery, has ultra dark pigmentation, and does not clump. The best feature of this mascara is the lengthening and curling effect, which for me elevates the formulation of this mascara to Holy Grail status. My eyelashes look twice as long using this mascara and fan out beautifully across my lids. If you have blue eyes I would highly recommend the black because WOW it really makes them pop! The one downside I have is that I think the brush could be smaller to help apply product in the corners of the eyes and near the waterline. I tested Faux Cils Mascara for free, but all opinions are my own.

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Useful NOT useful 183 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 532 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I received this mascara as part of the influenster ysl voxbox campaign and, as a (former) user of ysl's conpetitors' products, I was very interested in seeing how this product measured up. Well, I must say, this product blew the others out of the water! I am so happy that I was introduced to this mascara because I'll never go back. It provided everything you'd want in a mascara: volume, length, non-clump, natural appearance, and fast-drying application. Can't say enough about this product. Do yourself a favor and try it for yourself.

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Useful NOT useful 168 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

love this mascara glides on easy with no clumps, extends lashes and smells good. Also like it doesn't make lashes sticky or get black on your eyelids. I highly recommend and will purchase again. I received this product from Influenster in a YSL voxbox for testing proposes only.

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Useful NOT useful 166 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I received this mascara complimentary from Influenster, but that does not affect my review. I have FINALLY found my new holy grail mascara. I've been searching for a mascara that does not transfer, thickens, lengthens and holds a curl. This mascara does it all! I will absolutely be repurchasing this! Thank You!

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Useful NOT useful 174 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I love mascara but I have yet to try any from YSL. I was sent the YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara from Influenster and I was so excited to finally try it. As someone who is obsessed with mascara and has tried different brands, I absolutely love this one. It goes on so smoothly and it smells good. I can layer it on and I don't get clumping. I also love that I don't get raccoon eyes at the end of the day. This is definitely one of my favorites and I would buy another tube as soon as I finish with this one! Plus can we talk about how cute the gold packaging is? Love!

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Useful NOT useful 164 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

YSL has gorgeous sleek packaging for all their products, and this mascara is no exception. The brush is perfect for hitting every lash and does an exceptional job of volumizing my lashes. It even does a good job on the lower lashes as well. I do not feel that it puts a lot of weight on my lashes and they still look wispy as if I were wearing a pair of false lashes. It has great intense black color, and it last the duration of the day while I needed it too. Though it last all day, it does not take much effort to remove it once it is time to clean your face. I found it to be very easy, and it was not abrasive on my lashes and I did not lose any in the process of wiping it off. I received this product complimentary of Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are of my own.

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Useful NOT useful 176 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I like a thicker EXTREME CARBON black non-flake mascara formula. I've tried drugstore brands, department store brands, private label EVERYTHING. I have found a few brands that are pretty good BUT until I used the Yves Saint Laurent MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS I may have gotten one or two of my mascara prerequisites but never all. I love love love love this mascara and it smells soooooooo good SERIOUSLY. I put on two coats and used the wand to curl them and BAM the perfect lashes. I cannot find the words for how much I love this mascara. It will definitely be my go to ALL TIME favorite mascara FOREVER. Let's talk about the wand, its great it's really densely bristled and holds the perfect amount of product (which smells so good I can't get over it). I have not had an issue with the clump devil at all period, I also noticed that there isn't a lot of product waste as far as the product we lose on the outside of tube. Now it is on the pricier side but you get what you pay for and at around $30.00-$38.00 I know it may detour some people but I swear it is completely worth it. The packaging is not only apparently super functional but it's cute and stylish pretty much what you would expect from a company like YSL. Lastly and this may or may not be a deal breaker for some of you ladies but for me I love this... I noticed that there is no need to retouch or refresh the mascara throughout the day. In actuality I used several makeup remover wipes and washed my face with my facial cleanser for two days and I retained a nice amount of product the entire time, it wasn't cakey looking or raccoony at all and it wasn't sticky or icky feeling. I am totally in love with this mascara. *Disclaimer:Yves Saint Laurent MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS was provided to me by the beauties over at Influenster as part of my YSL Vox Box for testing purposes and was not purchased with my own money. I am not being paid to review and/or test the above mentioned product(s)

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Useful NOT useful 150 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 560 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I love the that the YSL False Lash Effect Mascara is formulated with Pro-Vitamin B5 since it strengthens and protects lashes. I also love that the nylon bristle brush coats each lash, making my lashes look healthy, and gives it a lot of volume. The YSL False Lash Effect Mascara has a nice scent too, it has a fresh scent nothing like I ever expereicnced with other mascaras that tend to have a chemical scent. Your lashes will look super dark too, and will not cause clumps. I love that the YSL False Lash Effect Mascara doesn't flake, smudge, or budge. I'm very impressed with the YSL False Lash Effect Mascara! I think if you want to splurge on a mascara the YSL False Lash Effect Mascara is the way to go. Disclosure: I tested the YSL False Lash Effect Mascara for free via Influenster. However, all thoughts are my own.

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Useful NOT useful 217 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I was sent this mascara to review however all opinions are that of my own. Pros : Curls lashes amazingly without having to actually curl them first. Wears all day and night no wilting or flaking off. Removes promptly with a proper makeup remover solution or wipe. Smells fantastic ! Cons : Is on the pricier side. Can clump my lashes if I am not on the careful side but I have found that using the tip of the applicator to do some detail work by lifting and separating individual lashes fixes this issue. Only one coat really needed for a luscious yet natural and not over done look. Very impressed with this mascara and would consider re-purchasing it !

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Useful NOT useful 168 people find this review useful. Problem with this review

I received the Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils as part of the Influenster program and it is always nice to try something I have never used before. It's labeled as a "luxurious mascara for a false lash effect" and it does absolutely give me a longer, darker lash. Within two coats I have a much thicker more volumized lashes. It is lightweight

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Useful NOT useful 151 people find this review useful. Problem with this review