Beauty Review: Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils

This is a review for Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils

YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara. Picture from Nordstrom
YSL 'Volume Effet Faux Cils' Luxurious Mascara. Picture from Nordstrom

Product Description from Boots

What it is:The must-have cult mascara for a volumnising false lash effect.

What it does: An intense look in a single stroke with our must-have industry leading mascara. Its secret: the triple-film complex. A coating film for intensity, a conditioning film for curve, a fixing film for long-lasting effectiveness. Even the brush applicator combines nylon fibers of varying diameters for volume enhancement as never before.

My Review:


Packaging: Gaudy Gold Tube with a matte top and glossy bottom.

Brush: Fat densely pack brush

Shades Available: Black, Brown, Violet, Burgundy, Blue

Formulae: I had slight smudges at the outer corner of my eyes about 3hours after application. By night time I had raccoon eyes. Strangely although it smudges easily on me, I have to use a cleansing oil at night to completely remove it. The YSL SA (sales assistant) did suggest using a wash cloth to gently rub lashes to remove them – without using an oil base remover. However, this mascara contains rose fragrance which i think i am getting allergies from. i am kinda getting eyes that tense up…like they are about to pop. There is a tendency for my lashes to clump…its probably cos of the voluminising formulas so I really need to use a lash comb.

Effect: The mascara formulae is great because it really makes my lashes look so thick!! It kept the curl the curler gave my Asian straight pointed lashes BUT it smudged!!


This really gives volume to your lashes by really really thickening your lashes. Perhaps best for people who aren’t sensitive and have no problems with smudging. It does take time and effort on application to achieve lush separated curled false lashes look. But for all the cons, this mascara really delivers the promise of the false eye lashes look.

Hope this helps!

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