Mascara Monday: YSL Mascara Singulier Exaggerated Lashes

Clumps readers are pretty funny. Some of them are annoyed to bits when I review pricey mascaras. The fact is, to be an adequate resource for mascara lovers, I think I HAVE to review all kinds of mascaras. While some of us don’t want to spend over $7 on a tube, there are other ladies, that would rather use luxury brands. And I think that’s perfectly fine! As Mama Clumps, “Do what yo can afford.” Yves Saint Laurent is one brand that I WISH I could dive into more. y wallet simply won’t allow me. But after reviewing YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Cils, I was hooked. Can Singulier Exaggerated Lashes do the same thing?

YSL Mascara Singulier Exaggerated Lashes

Price: 1 out of 5 ($30)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5
What it claims: This mascara dares to do it all! Not only does it create extreme volume, length, and curl, but it saturates the root of the lashes like the stroke of eye liner—creating an intense new type of separation At the heart of this long-lasting formula, the “Modelling Stretch Complex”, which sculpts the lashes in three dimensions: Volumizing micro-spheres thicken the lashes with Pro-vitamin B5 to provide protection, nourishment, and reinforcement of the lashes’ structure; Nylon Micro-Fibres extend the lashes like hair extensions; and a high performance “curling wax”, helps the brush style the fringe of the lashes for an ideal curve. (source)
The truth: Well, the wand is total awesomeness.
What I loved about it: I love the way this mascara smells. I don’t know what they put in their formulas, but this is the 2nd YSL mascara that has me sniffing and going, “Wooooow….”.
What I didn’t like: It flakes a bit. And it isn’t the best long wear or exercise-friendly mascara.

Overall: I try to judge all mascaras fairly, but when I spend a good $30 on one, I really expect awesome results. This kid was just okay. I absolutely love the bristles on the wand. They are defined and allow for elongated the lashes from root to tip. It’s the perfect wand for ladies with smaller lashes and lids. You’ll be able to coat your lashes with one coat and get the inner lashes with ease.

That said, I don’t think it applies well. I found it clumping up on me after only one coat. By the second coat, it was just a train wreck. I will give it some credit though, it didn’t APPEAR as clumpy from a distance, but up close was a nightmare. Within hours of wear, I found that the mascara flaked on me a bit. And although it wasn’t waterproof, it wasn’t smudge-resistant either. I’d wipe my eyes during a work-out and would end up with mascara all over my hands. Not a good look. Buuuut, it does lengthen and give me some decent volume. But none of that even matters if I’m being blinded by flakies that fall into my eyes while I’m driving. Oh. no.

Bare lashes
(did not curl lashes)
Lashes with 2 coats
Would I recommend it?: Nope, this mascara really disappointed me.
Can’t say I’ll be spending this much money on a mascara for quite some time. But I have been wanting to check out YSL’s lippies? Hmmm, should I or shouldn’t I?

A crazed mascara reviewer,

  • For $30 it should not be flaking! I guess this mascara is for those who want their eyes to just smell good LOL


    • Brittany

      Haaaa!! Tell me about it!

  • Kate

    just wanted to tell you – the new site design and header look FAAAAAAABULOUS!

    • Brittany

      Thank you, lovely!!!

  • Kelly

    For $30, I’d write them an angry Dear YSL letter for wasting my dang time. I work out three times a week and sometimes I don’t get around to removing my makeup till after the workout and that’s all I need is flakes obstructing my view of a weight and it dropping on my @$$. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Brittany

      This is why I love you….:D

  • Kym

    For (choke, cough) $30 this masacara “should’ve” been chitty chitty banged out! SMH.

    Luv the new site!!

    • Brittany

      Hahahaaa! Tell me about it. And thanks for the love, sis!

  • Lynn

    Is it true that Rimmnel mascara grows your eyelashes.

    • Brittany

      Ummmmm, I’m not suuuure.

  • well, this mascara worked grat for me :) i really love YSL mascaras, just as the chanel inimitable intense… low price mascaras didn’t ever really work for my lashes :/


    • Brittany

      We gotta use what works, right? :)

  • valerie

    YSL’s lippies are THE BEST. EVER. I bought one of their lipsticks, and even though it was 30 bucks, its a must have or me now. It feels like silk and stays forEVER.

    • Brittany

      Ohhh, I haven’t tried their lippies. Yet…

  • Kim

    You defenitly shoud try the YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick!! I got mine in the pearl form. LOVE! Seriously, and the smell… yummy :)

  • Anna

    Hey, I’m a huge fan of your blog/Youtube channel. I’ve heard some great things about YSL’s Everlong, and I was wondering if you could review it whenever you have the time. Thanks, and keep up the great work!

    • Brittany

      I’ll add it to my list.