Hello my lovelies,
So I love mascara, it instantly transforms the eye area. I love my lashes to be long and voluminous – what girl doesn’t!? I always seem to struggle with finding the perfect mascara, I am never 100% happy. I either seem to get length or volume never both, I just seem to apply two different mascaras to get the desired effect. Who wants to be doing this all the time- certainly not me!
I have tried a lot of mascaras in my time ranging from the drug store and high end and I haven’t ever completely fell in love. I was recently gifted the YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara see here from my lovely boyfriend. Now I had never heard much about it and I hadn’t asked for it but nevertheless I was happy to try it out.
I love YSL beauty and I am slowly growing a little collection of it. Who doesn’t want this beautiful make up sitting pretty in their collection!? I am a sucker for packaging and this one really did win me over. It’s so simple but it’s just so elegant with the YSL logo, don’t you agree?
So as you know I look for volume and length and by the name of the mascara it was going to give me volume, good start right? The brush itself is fairly thin with small bristles, at first I was worried it wasn’t going to give me a volume as it isn’t a brush I’m used to but nevertheless I wasn’t going to let this stop me.
The consistency of the mascara itself is pretty thick, a little of this stuff really does go a long way. Sometimes I feel I need to wipe a little off the brush when I take it out, but this is merely my personal preference. My oh my this mascara is impressive, it really does give both volume and length and you don’t need to sit there for hours applying coat after coat. I usually apply 1 coat for day to day and if I am going out, out then 2 and I’m good to go.
It holds the curl in my lashes amazingly and instantly widens my eyes. It’s never a pain to remove which is another thing I look out for. I have some mascaras that are a bugger to remove and it really irritates me. I want a mascara that easily applied and easily removed is this really so hard to ask for!?
The only downside to this mascara that I have found while using this is that when I apply this to my bottom lashes, after a few hours it does seem to create a lovely panda ring at the bottom of my eyes, this is my pet hate it’s not like I have oily eye lashes! Anyway I overcome this by just applying a different mascara on my bottom lashes. My choice of bottom lash mascara if you are interested to know if the Benefit Roller Lash.
Although this is one downside it’s highly annoying because I still have to use two mascaras to get my desired effect, all be it not for volume or length but merely for my bottom lashes. I really do love this mascara and it’s something I always find myself drawn to when I want my lashes to look fabulous but I don’t think it’s THE one.
My quest for my perfect mascara goes on, but I’ll happily enjoy this YSL beauty for the time being. Please let me know what your favorite mascaras are as I love trying them out!