Mascara Monday: YSL’s ‘Volume Effet Faux Cils’ Luxurious mascara

‘ello there, darlings! And did everyone have a wonderful weekend? Enjoy Halloween? I spent mine at Bayside in Miami with the BFF and cousins. As much as I love the North, I also love this unseasonably warm winter in Central and South Florida. 90 degrees in November is SO what’s hot right now.

Is my first YSL cosmetic experience just as hot? Check the review….

YSL’s ‘Volume Effet Faux Cils’
Luxurious mascara

Price: 2 out of 5 ($28 from Nordstrom)

Packaging (Brush Wand): 3 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5

What it claims: “Luxurious mascara for a false lash effect. An intense look in a single stroke. The secret? A triple-film complex—a coating film for intensity, conditioning film for curve and fixing film for long-lasting effectiveness.” (source)

The truth:
I feel all luxurious and whatnot. I mean, wow…YSL mascara. Ohhh, dawliiing!

What I loved about it: That golden tube makes me feel like I’m holding a piece of…gold. I love it! And I love how this mascara comes in SIX colors. That’s dope, son!!

What I didn’t like: Blue, where you went? You went on beautifully but within minutes you disappeared. Dude, WTFrack…

Overall: So a few of y’all requested this mascara. I probably would not have reviewed it otherwise. But being that I’ve never tried a YSL mascara, I decided to give it a whirl.

I’m kinda glad I did because it’s a pretty cool mascara! First of all….10 points for YSL for having a burgundy and gray mascara. How cool is that? I’ll have to play around with those soon. It took me forever to figure out what color I was going to get. I wanted to be safe and stick with black but lately many of y’all have been asking me about colored mascaras, so I picked up #6 Deep Night and took it home.

Well….look how blue it is!

So pretty! The wand is decent. Not good, not bad but not ah-mazing, ya know? I really like colored mascaras but I get kind of annoyed when they don’t show up so well on dark brown/black lashes. I would love to see how this looks on blond lashes! Or even red…wow!

But I digress…to really see if I could get blue blue lashes, I rolled the mascara on top of my lashes. Like this…

This was after I applied on coat the “regular way”. It came out like this…

Boo. Clumpy and just..confused. LOL! This is without flash but they aren’t even that blue in person. *sigh*

So I applied it again the “regular way”.

Lashes without mascara
(photo from lash week)

Lashes with 2 coats of mascara

Well, hot darn! That’s some pretty good volume and length. Not bad at all. And the lashes look all curly too. They almost look like falsies.

But wait. Here’s a far-away-shot. I’ve got the mascara on the left eye only. Does it look as good? And can you see the blue?

I guess it’s okay. But darn it! I want more blue! I’m still satisfied. It is a really good mascara.

Would I recommend it?: Yep! If you have close to $30 to spend on a mascara (which I don’t…see how much I love, y’all? LOL!), this isn’t a bad one to try.

Has anyone tried this one yet? I’m really itching to try the gray. Hmmm….

A crazed mascara reviewer,

(photo source)

  • Krasey Beauty

    I hate how I can't comment on your blog at work.

    Anywho, I am a huge fan of Faux Cils. I rock the purple daily. 😉

    Love you my darling, loving Clumps. Mwah mwah mwah!


  • Lora

    Omigosshhhh, I'm so happy you reviewed this! I'm actually one of those people who requested this mascara. xD Your lashes really do like falsies, and I can totally see the curl too! I'm definitely going to be checking this out, and thanks a whole bunch for reviewing! :) :) Also, have you thought about reviewing the new Victorias Secret Extra-lengthening purple mascara? I forgot who, but a blogger said it was her favorite mascara in the whole collection, and I've been really digging purple lashes lately.

  • Lora

    My bad, she said it was her favorite item* in the whole new Heidi Klum collection. ;( I actually bought the glitter liner and i loveee it

  • Sharon

    Not crazy about the faux cils in blue, but I do like the black alot. I think diorshow in blue is the best blue mascara but I know you don't care for the brush. Great review as always

  • Phyllis Bourne

    I did blue mascara back in college. It was supposed to give you a softer look.

    I might give this one a try in black.

  • Anonymous

    Love ysl mascara. faux lash in blk is my fav, it makes my lashes POP!

  • Husha

    Caboodles makes an amazing mascara in briiight blue and it's really cheap. I've been using it for ages, you can see it from far away, it's intense. But it kinda creeps out my little brother haha

  • B

    KB—> I first heard about this mascara from youuuu!!!

    Lora—> Aww, thanks for being so grateful. That really means a lot! And I have that Vicky S mascara in black. I just haven't reviewed it yet. It's coming up! And I loooove that Heidi Klum collection!

    Sharon—> Really? Must try that one too. The black one was a little clump-tastic for me…but it's been a while since I've played around with it. :)

    Auntie PB—> Funny how things come back, uh?

    Husha—> Scaring the siblings….you're the kind of big sister I am. LOL! I'll be looking out for Caboodles'.

  • Shona

    You should try it in black. I really love it because you can put on four coats (I am not kidding) and it does not clump at all. I love it in the summer bc it doesn't smear and it's just great for a hot, humid day where you want a lot of lashes and not much else on your face except chapstick.

    And the tube is brilliant. Makes me feel famous. :)

  • ladebelle

    you know what always makes the colored mascara's pop? if you use a similar colored eyeliner. whenever i use my blue mascara, i use either purple or blue eyeliners and it NEVER fails that i always get compliments on my eyes.

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  • Elvia Solis

    Have to try this again I used it in the past and was dry clumpy and would flake.

  • kelly

    Hey, girl. Was wondering if you’d try Mally mascara. Not sure where to buy it other than QVC. Thanks, fellow mascara lover.

    • Brittany

      Haven’t tried it yet. Adding it to my list.

  • danielle

    you could have gotten Maybelline Great Lash in Royal Blue for $24 less !