Volume Effet Faux Cils

The legendary mascara gets even better with a new enriched formula.

Volume Effet Faux Cils

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NEW improved formula does not dry out. The best gets even better, the original false lash effect mascara, now with an all new Lash Care formula. Achieve absolute dramatic lashes in a single stroke for eyes that instantly pop. Its secret is the Triple-Intensity Formula: intense volume, intense color and now intense care. The nylon fiber brush coats each lash in deep color and maximum volume from root to tip, while B5 Pro-Vitamin strengthens and protects lashes. Available in 6 signature YSL shades to compliment eye color or to create a customized look.




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Volume Effet Faux Cils
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Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Julianna D: I love the color, it is vibrant, and make your eyes more attractive looking. May 24, 2015
Camela W: This is easily the best mascara I've ever used! My lashes at least double in thickness and length - it's magic! May 22, 2015
Linda L: Great product May 20, 2015
Sara T: Recommended by InStyle magazine. Plus great reviews on website. May 15, 2015
Gabrielle B: Best mascara ever! May 5, 2015
Nancy B: My mother preferred Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics. I have her coloring and I've been looking for a blue mascara; online reviews included this model among the best. I also decided on burgundy and violet because online complimentary comments convinced me the line's quality would not disappoint -- looking to wear softer shades -- not as harsh as black can be on me. Apr 24, 2015
Lisa J: I love baby doll. It makes my lashes gorgeous, big, long and fluffy :) Apr 17, 2015
Sarah R: This has been my absolute favorite mascara for many years. No matter what others I try, they can not beat the way this goes on or makes my lashes look. Apr 16, 2015
Catherine a: I chose this because I wanted the conditioning benefits. Mascara dries out my lashes, so they get brittle and fall out. Hopefully, this formula will help alleviate (or at least minimize) the problem. Apr 8, 2015
Donna N: Makes lashes look longer. Best I've ever tried. Mar 24, 2015
olga l: the best mascara Mar 21, 2015
Morag C: It's a great mascara! Mar 14, 2015
Ligia C: I chose this mascara because I've used before and I love it, but I feel like they put too little product in the container, and it runs out fast in comparison to other mascara brands that are also really good and are just as expensive. Mar 6, 2015
Shana P: Absolutlely love this mascara and can only wear #6 Mar 4, 2015
Aliya T: Been very happy w quality for quite a few years now (local sephora is out of stock right now) Feb 26, 2015
Nancy B: Best mascara ever! I've been using it for 15 years or so in dark brown as I have light green eyes and a fair complexion. I don't wear shadow or liner yet eyes look dramatic due to thick, long lashes. Love this stuff! Feb 21, 2015
Margie F: Excellent product -- does not clump and goes on smoothy Feb 21, 2015
Lu B: Love the mascara and love the color! Wears well and just a little different! Feb 18, 2015
Cheri A: I saw this mascara in fitness magazine an fell in love with the color. if you have any type of green eyes plums ans purples bring the green out. ive never seen a good looing purple mascara till I read about this one. im hoping it meets my standards for the price. Feb 18, 2015
Cynthia W: The only really good burgundy mascara on the market. I wish this color was available in all YSL mascaras. Feb 14, 2015
Ann H: Want to try color on lashes, because I have trouble with eye shadow staying on because of allergies this would give my eyes some color. Feb 11, 2015
Qing T: I love the color of this Mascara Jan 25, 2015
Carrie B: I have been using this for years - love it! Jan 24, 2015
MARTINE V: good Jan 20, 2015
Shannon K: My all time favorite mascara Jan 11, 2015
Kathy S: No one else has a beautiful shade of purple! It also makes it look like I have very long full lashes. Jan 3, 2015
BERTHA V: I luv it! Jan 1, 2015
Lara R: I only selected this as my favorite item, the noir radical mascara has been out of stock for several months and doesn't seem to be on the list to be replenished - grrrr... Dec 18, 2014
Yolanda S: I want to try it see if it's as good as is advertised Dec 10, 2014
Sunita M: Heard good reviews & wanted to have one of my own Dec 8, 2014
Elnara S: My workmate advised me this mascara Dec 8, 2014
Marian A: My daughters were told this is great mascara and wanted it for Christmas. Dec 8, 2014
Elizabeth D: I've had previous experiences enjoying this product (9+ years)! Dec 2, 2014
Nicole A: My mum likes YSL mascaras and she asked me to buy them online for her. Nov 28, 2014
Olivia S: tried it numerous times, L O V E love it! the burgundy is a subtle bump for us brown eyed girls Nov 28, 2014
MAI P: I just need to buy Nov 28, 2014
Smith J: I have used it for years Nov 25, 2014
Meiling z: I like it Nov 24, 2014
Sandy e: good product Nov 24, 2014
krista t: Because of the conditioning effects of the product and it is gentle on the lashes Nov 19, 2014
Siyi L: My friend recommended Nov 10, 2014
LuAnn T: Love your mascara. Wanted to try navy blue. Love it. Nov 5, 2014
Maria C: tried the sample that came with my youth serum....love this mascara!! Ive been trying all brands and this is great!!! Nov 4, 2014
Kristin A: No one makes a good brown mascara anymore - please don't discontinue this one, I don't know what I'll do! Nov 1, 2014
Diane M: Best eye mascara ever. Lengthens, no smudge under eyes, lasts all day and into the evening. I have been using for years and loe it!!! Oct 27, 2014
Yuli P: Based on reviews Oct 23, 2014
B. R. G: I have been using it for years. It's great. Oct 6, 2014
mary l: I have been looking for a mascara that makes my lashes fuller without clumping. I have read the reviews on this and this looks like this may be it. I hope so!!! Oct 3, 2014
Maria A: I want to try this mascara and also wanted in burgundy/ Sep 25, 2014
Lindsey H: best mascara on earth Sep 14, 2014
Marni C: Great dramatic effect that is easy to apply and to remove. Love this and highly recommend it. Sep 8, 2014
Saskia B: Love Yves Saint Laurent makeup; it simply never dissapoints in color or quality. Sep 8, 2014
Nichola D: Terrific mascara, love the colors and it works well on my long lashes. Sep 7, 2014
Alice M: Full fluffy brush Sep 1, 2014
Jiesi Z: Love YSL makeup and obsessed with emerald! Sep 1, 2014
Clare F: Best mascara EVER! Without question!!!! Aug 19, 2014
Christina D: This has been my favorite mascara for the past 4 years, as it makes the whites of your eyes appear brighter when you have hazel or green eyes. It adds length and volume, lasting up to 3 months! Its the best. Jul 14, 2014
Chrysanthi M: Love the result of this product plus the color Jul 13, 2014
Francine J: recommended in Instyle magazine Jul 9, 2014
cheryl l: ratings Jun 30, 2014
Suzette W: Love color Jun 30, 2014
michelle c: Rave reviews Jun 25, 2014
katerina d: i use it and love it. it doesnt clump like the others Jun 24, 2014
Lisa M: Would really like how it would make my lashes look! Jun 24, 2014
louis a: My wife has used a navy blue or purple mascara for over 20 years, she was a regional television personality with brilliant blue eyes and black wasn't as effective as blue ... why have a 'black eye' instead just have a little more blue. YSL has an excellent product and other companies don't offer the rich color variety. Jun 22, 2014
XIAOJIN XIA F: like Jun 21, 2014
Xia Z: i have continued using this mascara since i first bought it Jun 21, 2014
songmei q: so good Jun 21, 2014
Jayme S: Love it have used it before Jun 20, 2014
Francesca L: I love this mascara one of the best. I can not find one that matches I always end up coming back to YSL. Jun 19, 2014
Kathy l: Love it Jun 19, 2014
Karrin L: It's hard to find colored mascaras, which is why I really like these! Jun 19, 2014
svetlana p: very good quality Jun 18, 2014
Luisella J: Because I love a blue mascara that lasts for a few months. The quality and color are very good. Jun 14, 2014
S C: Volume Effet Faux Cils Blue brightens my eyes like no other mascara. It is luscious and thickens the lashes very naturally. I love the scent of the mascara too! It stays on eyelashes so well yet is so easy to remove. You do not pull out your eyelashes to remove it. Eyelash sparing!! Jun 7, 2014
Irazu F: Because it is the best mascara ever!!! May 14, 2014
Betzabe v: I love the way it makes my lashes look, for some reason since I started wearing it also they look healthier, I think it protects them and I don't like the way Black looks on my eyes so this color is perfect May 9, 2014
jatana v: best mascara ever made May 7, 2014
MARIA DEL ROSARIO E: I have never used it but I am willing to try it based on the customer reviews. I have very fine eyelashes and I am sure this mascara will make my eyelashes look beautiful like everything from YSL. May 3, 2014
Sheila B: recommended by many friends Apr 30, 2014
Paigon D: This is my mother's favorite mascara. It is the ONLY mascara that she uses. It makes her short straight eyelashes long, curled, and thick. This never smudges, no matter how long she wears it. Apr 29, 2014
Laura C: This is the best mascara on the market. I've used it for years and it makes my blonde eyelashes long, full and voluminous. Love the colors. Wouldn't change to a different brand - have sensitive eyes and am very hard to please.This is a great product and hope they continue making the great colors!! Apr 26, 2014
Amanda T: Great volume, no clumps, perfect mascara. Mar 25, 2014
Doreen R: Using this mascara for years, one of best on the market! Mar 23, 2014
Katherine B: Simply THE best mascara in the history of mascara ! Look no further, this is IT !!! Mar 17, 2014
Valerie S: always looking for a replacement for "faux" lashes which I have worn, both daily and long term. Mar 16, 2014
Sandra M: love the navy blue color - softer for my pale face Mar 16, 2014
Kyoung Jin L: Cause I liked the baby doll sample, wanted to use other type mascara too Mar 6, 2014
Cynthia I: also a sample Mar 4, 2014
Isabelle G B: It's the only mascara (#5 Burgundy) I use, makes your lashes look natural. Feb 28, 2014
Chris P: I LOVE this Mascara Feb 26, 2014
Kathy M: I absolutely LOVE the color!! It is very, very hard to find a true burgundy color...one that has more red pigment vs the blue purple that other brands carry and tend to call burgundy. I also love that it drys dark so the color is very subtle...yet it still makes eyes pop! Am very disappointed it is now so hard to find, Sephora, Nordstrom no longer carry this color :(((. Please bring it back to them. Feb 21, 2014
BJ K: good for everyday lash lengthening use Feb 17, 2014
Christine L: recommended by a friend & I've never tried colored mascara Feb 17, 2014
cheryl c: Gorgeous colors and look Feb 14, 2014
Cory W: Too dark. I am going to return it. Jan 31, 2014
Regina R: I cannot live without this mascara and it is difficult to find in stores. I have blue eyes so it really enhances the color. I've been purchasing this product for years. Jan 29, 2014
Catherine K: it was recommended by a friend Jan 23, 2014
Susan F: Use it all the time Jan 20, 2014
Linda S: I've been looking for this color ever since Almay discontinued a similar one. Hope that I like this as well as I did that one - it really made my green eyes pop. Jan 18, 2014
Isabel B: I have used it several months now and love it. Jan 12, 2014
phyllis r: had sample & liked product Jan 4, 2014
Renee D: Daughter chose it Dec 16, 2013
WILLIAM L: My wife loves it, and when she is happy so am I. Dec 12, 2013
Alicia Z: My cousin owns this product and LOVES it! Dec 10, 2013
Katherine V: Read the reviews looking forward to trying it Dec 5, 2013
jessie q: i love it Dec 3, 2013
K M: This is the best mascara I've ever used. Absolutely love it. Please don't ever discontinue it!!! Dec 2, 2013
margaret t: the ingrdients are fairly natural and the color is deep. Dec 1, 2013
Irena T: used it before, love it. Nov 30, 2013
Rebecca R: Best mascara ever made. Nov 30, 2013
Pamela G: great mascara Nov 30, 2013
Cindy D: Burgundy looks great when it smudges off. No black circles under eyes, just a little rosy looking! Nov 24, 2013
Diana W: Great formula and a wonderful selection of colors. Non-flakey true to color application. Nov 23, 2013
Cathleen D: Great color... light and bright... Nov 22, 2013
Patricia V: Good, thick mascara that coats well and the variety of colors to choose from. Nov 21, 2013
Xiaoxi D: I really like this Nov 17, 2013
Wendy P: I like the color Nov 11, 2013
Allison S: I've used this mascara before and have never found any product that comes close to the quality of ysl faux cils mascara. Nov 9, 2013
JENNIFER B: Because of the fabulous color! Oct 26, 2013
Victoria D: I have been using this Mascara forever it is a wonderful product! Oct 23, 2013
Grethe C: I just love the deep blue color. Match my Scandinavian blue eyes and blond hair. Oct 15, 2013
Brita B: Best mascara ever: love the color for my green eyes, does not smudge or run, lasts all day including through workouts and the hot summer in Atlanta, have been using for over a year now, also use the purple. Please don't ever stop making these and please keep your range of colors. Black and brown are so boring... Oct 6, 2013
Christine T: It is one of my favorites. Oct 5, 2013
Teresa B: I received the Baby Doll version as a sample.
My daughter and I LOVE it !
She has allergies and can only use this exact YSL Mascara because of the ingredients. Im sure she will love this one too.
I ordered the "Baby Doll" version for me :)
Oct 3, 2013
Janice R: I have used this before and I really like it. Sep 29, 2013
olga h: i know this mascara and i know that this is the best in between all that i already tryed Sep 12, 2013
John R S: Customer loves the products because her local drugstore is currently in a flux and she wasn't able to get the product she enjoys. Sep 5, 2013
Vivian C: I read a survey that said it was worth the splurge Sep 4, 2013
Viktoriya F: I bought this mascara first time in Malaysia duty free,loved it! I tried all kinds of mascaras out there but so far this is the best mascara for me. Sep 3, 2013
Michelle S: Burgundy mascara has a way of making green eyes pop out at you in a that you can't help but notice them. It's a must have in every kit Aug 21, 2013
Nanci L: Because the Cils Baby Doll formula was not as it was advertised to be. It did not thicken my lashes. The formula does, however, do that. Aug 20, 2013
Yuliya D: It's just perfect! Aug 18, 2013
Charlotte F: Stays on throughout the day and I love the choice of colors Aug 18, 2013
Naira S: The colours offered and the positive reviews. Aug 13, 2013
Christina K: I absolutely love the this color. It highlights my green/hazel eyes beautifully. I receive many complements and my friends are always surprised when I show them it is a burgundy colored mascara. It washes off easily without having to rub/scrub my eyes. I have fine long lashes and this separates them to show off the length. I love it. Aug 13, 2013
Hope W: Love this color!! Aug 11, 2013
KAYCIE P: I love this formula Aug 6, 2013
Cathy J: This is a nice basic mascara. Easy to apply and it does not clump. Aug 5, 2013
A. D: Second choose but happy....love violet. It give my eyes a soft violet hue. Aug 5, 2013
marsha c: Looking for a great mascara. Google find: One of best top 10 mascaras. Aug 5, 2013
Tricia S: just trying it out Jul 31, 2013
Thuong N: I would like to try it . Jun 30, 2013
Melissa D. S: i love the grey Jun 30, 2013
Ani S: I'm obsessed with it. have used it for years. Best Mascara Jun 27, 2013
Kathleen D: All about the colored lashes these days. A pop of color for summer! Jun 24, 2013
huishan k: great online review Jun 24, 2013
Yuanxin Y: This is my forth one love it!! Jun 22, 2013
Susan W: Great product. Meets my needs. Jun 13, 2013
Diane P: I heard that it was non-clumping, and that is most important to me. Jun 6, 2013
Kristen Z: It's amazing! May 9, 2013
marissa r: rating as best seller Apr 30, 2013
Deborah J: This is a great product and the Green Emerald color is exactly what I want. I cannot find it anywhere else. Apr 28, 2013
Elaine B R: I love this mascara. It is the best mascara on the market at this time for my needs. However, I do wish you would bring back #8 Sublime Grey which was a wonderful subtle color. Am also delighted with #5 and #2. Apr 24, 2013
Melissa S: based on reviews Apr 23, 2013
Jessica I: I like my eye lashes ;) Apr 16, 2013
Nancy F: new for me; so far, so good Apr 14, 2013
cindi h: suggested by Dr. OA Apr 14, 2013
sherry w: This is the only mascara I will purchase. I have tried many luxury brand mascaras, and this one gives me the longest and fullest effect. Apr 5, 2013
Marina Z: Wanted to try this color with the matching shade of YSL eyeliner I already own. Apr 4, 2013
Carrie R: I like shocking and wanted to try this one Mar 30, 2013
Sheryl L: Looking for color accent in my mascara Mar 30, 2013
JING M: LIKE Mar 24, 2013
Yulia P: I am just in love with all products of YSL!!! That's why I choose them!!! Mar 15, 2013
RITA K: this is the BEST MASCARA EVER! Mar 15, 2013
Charmaine S: I have read alot of good reviews and decided to try this mascara...sure hope I didnt just purchase waterproof I do not like water proof mascara..also want to try the concealer next. Mar 14, 2013
tammie m: my girlfriend loves this product both products I ordered she loves and it makes her eyes awesomely big and I want that look for me! So I will try it and I hope I love both these products.. Can you also send me a catalog by mail, for I would rather look at in person then on line... Thank you again! I will try this product and it its a success then I will order again from YSL Feb 9, 2013
Ellen D: One of my favorite mascaras, this separates my lashes and lengthens them without clumping up. Feb 2, 2013
Sara S: I've heard good things about your mascara and wanted to try it. Jan 29, 2013
Arina T: Perfect for me, and my husband likes how it smells. Jan 27, 2013
Diane D: I have been using this mascara for years--it's the best! Jan 27, 2013
Rania H: This will be my first time using this mascara. I bought it because i trust this brand based on my previous experience. Jan 14, 2013
Nancy T P: love it. Makes lashes longer and no clumps. Dec 18, 2012
Margaret L: like it!! Nov 26, 2012
Margaret L: bought it before; very pleased with it. Nov 26, 2012
Michele K: it truly does what it states ... thickens and increases length. doesn't flake. Nov 26, 2012
Chun C: it's good Nov 26, 2012
yuke f: well-known Nov 26, 2012
Ye F: recommended Nov 26, 2012
Nan Q: very good mascara, add volume Nov 25, 2012
Xiaolu W: Friend recommendation Nov 25, 2012
Wei C: This is the famous item for this line. Nov 25, 2012
carly b: i am in total love with this product!!!! i go through a tube every month, it makes my lashes look fake, whilst keeping them soft and flake free!!! if i had a dollar for every time someone asked me if my lashes were fake, well i would be rollin in the money!! Nov 23, 2012
channing f: after years of searching, i finally found the "holy grail" of mascaras! makes even my short, fine, blond lashes look like false eyelashes! and contrary to some of the other reviews, i have never had a problem with smudging--color stays put all day! Nov 23, 2012
Yelena K: SIMPLY LOVE IT! Nov 21, 2012
YIWEN Z: Used this before - extreme blue, loved it, no other brands can compare. Nov 21, 2012
Anne M: Best mascara on the market! Nov 21, 2012
Nancy K: Like this color and also like the grey. Hope it will be available soon. Nov 20, 2012
Ya Z: I never used YSL's mascara before, and I want to try it. Nov 20, 2012
Weihan Z: Read positive reviews about the product, and now there is the promotion and free shipping. Therefore decided to try it out. Nov 18, 2012
Danjing L: My friend recommended it to me Nov 18, 2012
Shixi Q: used it begore, felt good. Nov 8, 2012
Victoria S: Have this in 3 Extreme Blue and love it! Use over your usual black for bigger pop. Nov 8, 2012
Felicia E: this will be the first time I'm trying this product so I can't give you any thoughts about this yet. Nov 5, 2012
Clarissa R: color Nov 3, 2012
Magdelena P: it was the only mascara that had a color close to what i was looking for. Oct 27, 2012
Andrea G: This mascara yields incredible volume with one coat. Oct 27, 2012
Verena E: I wanted a quality mascara in brown instead of black. This mascara builds up lashes and doesn't flake or smudge through out the day. Oct 25, 2012
Elizabeth J: I read the reviews and read about it in a magazine and I have been really wanting to try this! Oct 24, 2012
Lucy S: This is the only mascara that I will ever use. I feel beautiful when I wear it!! I get so many compliments too!!! Oct 23, 2012
Amanda C: This is the best macara EVER. Oct 2, 2012
Amelia K: Have used it for years. I have tried other less expensive mascara's but keep coming back to this one. It is just the best! Oct 1, 2012
semi k: because of my friends and good reviews Sep 30, 2012
christine t: GREAT color for fair complexion/green eyes. Overall great product! lengthens and thickens all in one. Sep 26, 2012
Jennifer M: My cousin recommended it to me. She told me she loves it, so I thought I would try it Sep 25, 2012
Claire D: I saw an Yves Saint Laurent makeup artist use this product on Refinery29 and it looked so beautiful on the model I had to buy it! Sep 19, 2012
Rebecca F: this is simply the best mascara made Sep 10, 2012
Rebecca F: the greatest! Sep 10, 2012
Rebecca F: ditto Sep 10, 2012
Rebecca F: this is the best mascara made! Sep 10, 2012
anna d: Excellent lash building product. Sep 2, 2012
marianne o: read about on nonblonde blog Aug 29, 2012
valerie c: The purple color is bright and vibrant! I love it! I can't find this color anywhere else. Aug 24, 2012
Diana A: New shade that I think goes well with my hazel-green eyes Aug 15, 2012
lacie r: I keep trying other 'new' mascaras but keep going back as this is THE BEST mascara ever- Id rather not have makeup if I can't have it! The only part of my makeup kit I simply cannot substitute Aug 15, 2012
Sue K: Highly recommended Jul 7, 2012
elena s: My lashes and eyes look great after this mascara! There is no any other mascara gives such amazing effect! One word - The Best! Jul 7, 2012
Helena D: Great reviews! Jun 25, 2012
Lenora d: i like the color Jun 15, 2012
margarita b: my thinning lashes looks so good Jun 15, 2012
lisa d: saw in people magazine...looking for purple mascara Jun 11, 2012
diana f: day mascara May 28, 2012
ella v: nice products May 26, 2012
Donna A: My daughter purchased this and I thought it looked really good on her so I wanted to try it. May 21, 2012
Carol R: Like to try a variety of mascaras and different colors (which enhance eye color). May 14, 2012
KATHY B: It was listed as the mascara that Madonna wears in People Magazine. May 11, 2012
Amy B: I chose this mascara because it gives me a lush, thick, full, soft look. My lashes remain flexible and do not fall out. It is a great wearing formula and it's easy to remove, too. I have purchased this before and will continue to purchase it. The benefits outweigh the cost. It's worth it! May 9, 2012
Michelle S: My favorite mascara. Not clumpy or "spiky". Still waiting for the Midnight Blue to become available again. This color brightens the whites of your eyes in a very subtle manner. It truly is amazing. I only use on my top lashes. Bottom lashes bare or I use waterproof Singulair. May 9, 2012
Nancy G: Madonna uses it! May 7, 2012
lane j: I saw an article about Madonna recommending this in People magazine. May 6, 2012
kelly p: BEST SELL May 4, 2012
Long Z: like May 3, 2012
Robin D: Saw that Madonna likes this mascara in People Magazine. May 3, 2012
Bonita G: It really thickens up my sparse eyelashes. I love this too! Apr 29, 2012
toby b: Absolutely love this mascara! So glad YSL offers free shipping on any purchase. I'm a customer for life! Apr 19, 2012
Anne M: It's the perfect dark blue that I've always worn. A bonus: I am allergic to most mascaras, but not this one. Apr 17, 2012
Nichy D: It makes my lashes look long full glamourous and gorgeous Apr 16, 2012
Laura C: because is was written up in an article where diane von furstenberg mentioned it as her favorite. Figured it would be worth a try... Apr 15, 2012
anastasia b: It's all I use Apr 10, 2012
Bari S: This is the only mascara I will use. I absolutely love it! Lengthens and separates lashes perfectly. I won't use anything else! Apr 3, 2012
Jennifer S: I love this mascara! It gives your lashes added weight and depth- I got my sisters and my mom hooked. Mar 20, 2012
dorothy p: y favorite. Mar 10, 2012
Susan P: Always looking for a good mascara. Saw this when shopping for the Touche Eclat. Have always used black, but once was told that brown mascara is good for a person with blue eyes. Was curious so decided to order the dark brown. Very anxious to see how well this works. Mar 1, 2012
Cindy L P: Refinery 29 article Feb 25, 2012
KAMMERON G: i have long but thin lashes.... hoping this is also magical Feb 22, 2012
Kate S: This is the best mascara i have ever used! I dont leave this product since i have tried it, what was 6 years ago! Will defanitly recomend it to the customers! Feb 21, 2012
Alyssa W: I loooove this mascara, and it has been the only mascara for me for about 10 years...maybe longer. I don't wear much make-up, and have green eyes, so it's nice when someone notices that it is purple! (i.e. it is not obviously purple, most of the time looks black unless I'm in direct sun)
The other bonus is that it doesn't smudge or streak, but washes off easily with water!
Feb 18, 2012
Walta J: Angie told me I should use brown mascara. I love the brown and I love the mascara. I will continue to buy it. Feb 17, 2012
A shopper asked: Is this mascara waterproof? Oct 13, 2012
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (6) No (0)
Jody S: Definitely not...When I've gone to the gym with it on, I always end up with raccoon eyes. Great mascara, and I am very happy with the results, but I wouldn't use it if you know you'll be getting wet. Mar 25, 2015
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T. Chapman: It is not heavy but it gives you the fuller look and thicker looking lashes!!! YSL IS TRUELY AND WONDERFUL MASCARA !!! You cant go wrong with this choice!!! Apr 29, 2015
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Michelle M: It is definitely not! It is a fabulous mascara otherwise though! Mar 26, 2015
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Laura: No, but there is a waterproof version. I use it and I love it! Apr 7, 2015
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A shopper asked: The volume effect faux cils brown and grey are out of stock. Are you discontinuing this line of colors? I had been having trouble with these mascaras which previously I had loved because they became very dried out and clumpy almost immediately. Are you trying to fix this problem? May 15, 2012
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Vitalij: Yeah, a agree with this Jun 20, 2014
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Nanci asked: Do you still have the Burgandy Mascara? or closeout or where can I get it?
Thank you
Nanci M
Feb 22, 2014
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Ximena M: It's available online at the YSL Beauty website! It's a beautiful shade and difficult to find. Feb 22, 2014
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Wendy P: I love it and the colour is amazing goes on so easy and stays on beautiful Feb 22, 2014
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Hanh P asked: Is this good for sensitive eyes? May 24, 2014
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Ximena M: Though this mascara is not specifically made for sensitive eyes, I have found it to be gentle on your lashes, easy to remove and hence does not migrate to your eyes. It has been made for many years and survives new formulations so it definitely is a great product. I avoid waterproof mascara because it definitely is harsh on eyelashes and removing the mascara allows for it to seep into eyes much more easily. May 24, 2014
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Hanh P: Thanks for your reply! Does this also apply to the VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS NOIR RADICAL? I know that Noir Radical is a darker black but do you reckon they both have the same effect and is also gentle on the eye? May 26, 2014
Ximena M: I don't know. I never used noir radical. May 26, 2014
Claudia B: I love this mascara, my daughter uses it, and it is easy on the eyes. I use the blue and got my daughter hooked on it. Enjoy May 25, 2014
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Diana A: I think there is no problem with it. My eyes are sensitive too and I do not experience any tearing or discomfort. May 24, 2014
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angela m: Yes, I wear daily disposable contacts and never have problems. May 24, 2014
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Victoria G: Yes it is May 24, 2014
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Kathleen K: Yes. May 24, 2014
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Jassy P: I am very sensitive to mascara. I did experienced a little bit of burning sensation with this mascara but blink once or twice and the sensation went away. Other mascaras made me cry immediately but not this one. Apr 7, 2015
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Amelia K: I wear it with contacts and do not have a problem. Since some other mascara's bother my eyes, I guess I would consider that I have sensitive eyes and have no problem with this product. May 28, 2014
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m f asked: does this mascara makes lash heavy? Jul 20, 2012
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FRANCIS P O: NO it is the best of all the mascaras I have used . I am a make up artist so I GUESS i am very picky when it comes to mascara. However at one time one of my students in my esthetics class put a cleanser containing g. acid and she melted my eyelashes and this is the only product that made my lashes look normal. Now they have grown back but as long as you have an eyelash comb you can layer it and comb it through . If you nice eyelashes you only need one coat or you can apply condition first than use this m, your eyelashes will look fantastic. Take it from someone that used to wear false eyelashes everyday a long time ago. This mascara is the best! Jul 25, 2012
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Pamela C: Hi
while the Volume Effet Faux Cils does thicken your lashes, I do not experience my lashes as feeling heavier. I am very pleased with the way my lashes I look and feel. I also find that this mascara stays on well during the day and washes of quite easily at night.
Jul 21, 2012
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kathy m: Hi- I use this mascara ALL the time. It does not make your lashes heavy at all. I lenghens and thickens them to the point where it looks like you have on fake lashes, without having that clumpy look.

Hope this helps!
Jul 23, 2012
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Jassy P: I don't feel my lashes heavy with this Mascara at all. I really love it! Apr 7, 2015
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Miglena T: It actually makes them very light.it is the best mascara ever! Jul 20, 2012
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Walta J: No. It makes them thick and full and beautiful. Jul 23, 2012
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KsKitty asked: Which of these mascara looks great with green eyed the burgundy or deep blue etc ? Nov 8, 2013
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Susan K: Hi,
I have green eyes and find the purple mascara actually is the most flattering. It doesn't look too purple on. Burgundy seems that it would be flattering, but I don't like to use red hues near the eye because if your eyes get red it may actually highlight it. The blue is good too. I often use a brown mascara for a softer look for everyday. Hope this helps you. This is a very good mascara, you get good length and separation.
Nov 8, 2013
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Ellen D: All of them! The effect is subtle - I like the burgundy because it's a little less harsh than black, and the blue makes the whites of your eyes look brighter. You can't go wrong! Nov 8, 2013
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Kristine U: The Burgundy will make the green eyes stand out more than the blue. Red is opposite on the color wheel and the "reddish" color of the Burgundy will complement green eyes. Nov 8, 2013
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Kristine U: Burgandy. Red and Green are opposites on the color wheel so the reddish color will make the green stand out. Nov 8, 2013
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Elaine S: Definitely the burgundy! I have green eyes, too, and burgundy is perfect! Nov 8, 2013
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Dana D: I advise that you select the burgundy. Nov 8, 2013
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KsKitty: Thank you Dana. I looked at that one and wondered the blue looks pretty too I will try the burgundy blessings and thank you Nov 8, 2013
Nancy C: burgundy Nov 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: is it waterproof?
how to remove?
Mar 3, 2015
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Rebecca H: The regular is not waterproof (I believe it additionally comes in a waterproof formula). Very easy to remove with my regular facial cleanser - no remover required. Mar 3, 2015
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Shannon K: This one is not waterproof, but stays on well. I use a makeup remover. It comes right off. A great product. Mar 9, 2015
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Amanda B: I have not found it to be waterproof and I remove it quite easily with cold cream or eye-makeup remover. Mar 3, 2015
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Kathy l: No it is not waterproof but stays on great easy remove any eye makeup remover best mascara Mar 6, 2015
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Kathy l: No but stays on great easy to remove Mar 6, 2015
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MARTINE V: not waterproof Mar 3, 2015
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Suzy K asked: what is the difference between the colour burgundy and plum? Feb 16, 2012
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yvonne l: Hi!

Buy the burgundy!!! I had always bought the black in this great mascara, but wanted to try a color a couple of years ago. I originally wanted to buy the plum, but was advised by a cosmetic rep that I would be much happier with the burgundy and that it was really more purple. I was hesitant at first because it sounded weird and I didn't want reddish eyelashes!! But it wasn't red at all, in fact it was purple. Perhaps it has been misnamed!!
Go for the burgundy!
Feb 17, 2012
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Suzy K: Thank you for your answer .
This is very clear, and helps me in my choice (I have dark brown eyes).
greetings Feb 17, 2012
joan r: burgundy is a better color because it is dramatic yet softer and sexy

plum is good some times at the outer edges it does make my eyes blue but it basically is harsh with a more tired look when used alone

burgundy can make my eye green, tourquiss or sky blue depanding what i am wearing with basically neutral shadow
Feb 16, 2012
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Suzy K: I Have dark brown eyes and I understand from your answer that burgundy is warmer and plum is colder.
I have the eye shadow from 5 colour harmony (no 2) with brown roze and purple.
And that are warm colours.
So I hope the burgundy must be not too red.
gr Suzy Feb 16, 2012
M Kimberly M: I can't say based on actually seeing both next to each other. But, I do own the burgundy. It's a maroon type color; reddish-brown. Plum, I assume is purple. The burgundy looks great on my blue eyes, making them appear even bluer. Feb 16, 2012
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Sadie M B: The plum is less reddish (more deep eggplant) burgundy more red tinted. Great mascara! Feb 21, 2012
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Mamak C: The color burgundy and plum are not the same
Feb 16, 2012
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Rachel C asked: My lashes are black, so would the colored mascara show up on my dark lashes? Feb 2, 2013
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Ellen D: I have dark - almost black - hair, and I bought this mascara in burgundy (#5). It shows up almost black on me, so I can wear it with any color eye makeup, but it's just a fun depth color you don't get with other mascaras. The blue/brighter shades might be more visible, but I love my burgundy. Feb 2, 2013
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Miglena T: Only the "Extreme Blue" or "Violet" will show color. I purchased the "Emerald Green" and it's like having a black mascara. Feb 4, 2013
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Olga S: Absolutely! It will look beautiful! Feb 2, 2013
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Maggie A asked: Does this really make your lashes look thicker and longer? Dec 18, 2012
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inna s: It makes my lashes look like a Hollywood Star! its the best mascara on the market! Dec 18, 2012
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Mamak C: Ok. But little dry lashes. Dec 22, 2012
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Kitkat: Do you mean the mascara causes little lashes to be dry? May 9, 2013
Joseph R: I think the best shadow for that is Dior blackout but this one is good as well. Jan 6, 2013
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karen c asked: I have hazel eyes more green though...brown hair - I've only every worn black mascara....I have brown lashes - should I be choosing another color? Did not realize there were so many other options. Karen Jul 13, 2012
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Michelle S: Hi, I also have hazel eyes, dark hair. I LOVE #6. It is a very subtle, deep blue. It brightens the eyes. Also, I am currently using #5 in Singulair and am very pleased with this color as well. I have also used #5 (Burgundy) in Faux cils for an almost "natural" look. But, you should definitely give the dark blues a try. I rarely wear black mascara anymore! Jul 14, 2012
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dainese c: I have brown hair and greenish/hazel eyes as well; I never use black; I prefer the #5 burgundy or #2 rich brown or the Viola color in Chantecaille is another choice (not as much thickening). Jul 13, 2012
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Mary I: yes try the burgundy it will make your eyes look more green Jul 13, 2012
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A shopper asked: Madonna references the color Aubergine? What color would she mean? May 9, 2012
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Michelle S: Eggplant May 9, 2012
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Amy B: My best guess would be the burgundy. Aubergine is a sort of plum color, so I think violet would be too intense of a purple. I hope this helps! May 9, 2012
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Yelena Z: Madonna references the color Aubergine. May 10, 2012
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devina b asked: I was looking for a mascara that doesn't smudge or damage the lashes. This one says it has Vitamins and other ingredients that protect the lashes. Pls tell me if this makes your lashes fall.
And also suggest if brown is better or burgundy? For dark brown (almost black) eyes. Thanks!
Feb 21, 2012
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Amy B: This is the softest mascara I have used. It is very gentle and does not cause my lashes to fall out. I have only used the black. I have grey/blue eyes. May 9, 2012
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dainese c: I have used both colors, I have brown hair and grn eyes and prefer the burgundy for the softer look, brown for the standard. Probably you would prefer the brown. Love the mascara, but it does dry out fairly quickly (as they all seem to) Definitely does not dry out the lashes/nor damage them at all. use a curler before (not after) applying and there would be no loss/damage from any eyelashes sticking to the curler. hope this helps! Feb 21, 2012
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devina b: Thanks! It definitely does help, as certain mascaras can be damaging for the lashes. Feb 22, 2012
tatyana k: The mascara is great. I love it. I have never use brown or burgundy.

Best regards.
Feb 21, 2012
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A shopper asked: Can you use this on semi permanent lashes is it oil based ? Jul 26, 2013
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Caroline C: I used it on the tips of false lashes with good results, but not semi permanent. It doesn't seem oily but it's not "dry" either.
Jul 26, 2013
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Marilee L: The mascara is difficult to remove and I use oil based eye makeup remover to do so. The remover may weaken the lash bonding material. Jul 26, 2013
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Verra V asked: is it waterproof??? Jul 13, 2013
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inna s: There are both kind, waterproof and regular. Waterproof stays on for about 2 days and needs to be removed with special remover Jul 13, 2013
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tatyana k: No, but it is good one. Jul 15, 2013
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Maggie A asked: I have blue eyes and light brown hair. Which color should I use?? Dec 18, 2012
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Carol T: It depends on what you like best. I am very fair and think black looks ghoulish on me. I usually wear brown. Ten years ago, actually it has been longer, I started wearing the purple mascara occasionally. It's not a bright purple, it's subtle and more intense than brown.
I also have blue eyes and I did not like myself in the blue mascara.

I don't know if it's the pigment or the way it looks, but the purple seems to make my eyelashes thicker than the brown. It's really a personal preference. I alternate between brown and purple. Don't go overboard with the purple by using a purple liner, I use brown.
Try it and see what you think. Carol
Dec 19, 2012
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toby b: I have white hair and blue/green eyes. It all depends on the look you want. I love the grey for a softer look, but the black is luxurious. You can't go wrong with either one!

Toby B.
Dec 18, 2012
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semi k asked: if you put on this mascara and at the end of the day to want to clean your makeup will some of your lashes have breakage from this? Sep 1, 2012
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anna d: Best mascare I have ever used. Get compliments on my eyes/lashes all the time. I have been buying this for many years. The only problem is it just does not last long enough. Sep 2, 2012
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Pamela C: I have not experienced that problem with this mascara. I find that it washes off quite easily with no lash breakage Sep 1, 2012
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A shopper asked: I have blue eyes, im just wondering of witch colour i should use?.. Aug 29, 2012
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Elaine S: I have green eyes so I can't help. But I would suggest you follow the suggestions this site gives for matching eye color with mascara color. The suggestions are correct. I used the burgundy color suggested for green eyes. Perfect! Aug 29, 2012
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dainese c: I prefer the burgundy or brown (I have green eyes and brn hair)
If you have brn hair, probably black is the most dramatic, if blonde hair then brn or violet (I have used violet also) beautiful color!
Aug 29, 2012
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Jana D asked: I have hazel eyes and white hair with olive complexion what color mascara do you suggest ? I am in my mid 50s

May 11, 2015
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Barbara F: The burgundy would look great with your hazel eyes. May 11, 2015
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Erica K asked: Is this mascara safe to use while pregnant? Mar 14, 2015
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Donna F asked: I have tried many massacres from the most expensive to less expensive....they always give me raccoon. Eyes. Lorca used to make one that. Did not but they have discontinued it. Looking for a new one and YSL was suggested...how well does this stay on the lashes and not under the eye?

Thanks, Donna
Oct 23, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will Sublime Grey and Dark Night ever come back? I have used both and they are perfect for my needs. Jan 26, 2013
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A shopper asked: how can i order this this mascara in #20-midnight blue? Nov 30, 2012
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A shopper asked: Do you happen to still have any of your No. 20, midnight blue, fauc cils mascara available? Oct 6, 2012
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A shopper asked: I am looking for color #9 is it still available?? Jun 9, 2012
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A shopper asked: is this mascara waterproof? (not jus tear proof but can i also go swimming with this on?) Mar 18, 2012
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Susan K: Hi,
This mascara is not water-proof, but it does hold up well if you allow it to dry. I also found that using a mascara primer and letting THAT dry before putting the mascara on really helps.
I still think it's a great mascara and gives a nice look to your lashes. The color makes my green eyes pop, yet doesn't look garish on.
Mar 30, 2012
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Kristen S: The answer is no...as I have gone swimming with it on, as long as I didn't touch my eye lashses it remained in place..once you touch it, it will come off. Mar 31, 2012
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Amy B: If you are looking for a mascara to wear to the pool or beach, you are going to want something that is specifically advertised as a "waterproof" formula. I love this mascara, but I'm not sure it would hold up well if you're planning to go swimming. I usually wear this for really soft, thick, lush lashes - work or out on the weekend. It applies really nicely and smells good, too. I opt for a truly "waterproof" mascara if I'm planning to go swimming. Hope this helps! Apr 2, 2012
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Janeen A: Does it curl the lashes? I like curling mascaras Jan 7, 2014
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nahid h asked: Did this mascara with castro oil as the people they are telling? Nov 12, 2014
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Customer Reviews

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

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 85 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

Recently I received my YSL VoxBox courtesy of Influenster! The box came with YSL's False Lash Effect Mascara! I can honestly say that I love it! It keeps my lashes soft, it doesn't make them stiff or clumpy. Also, it does really have a pleasant smell unlike most mascaras! It makes my lashes look full AND long, which is tough to find in a mascara! This is now my everyday mascara. I received it free in the mail courtesy of Influenster, join the party at Influenster.com!! It's free! The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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Useful NOT useful 74 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