I recently registered on the 'What's in My Handbag' website and was lucky enough to get to try the Yves Saint Laurent False Lash Effect mascara, or should I say 'Mascara Volume Effect Faucx Cils.' I am not one to usually use 'high end' makeup, the main reason being that I don't feel I can justify the money most of the time, however since this was a free sample, I was eager to see what all of the fuss was about.
I have to say I was completely surprised - the YSL mascara is the best mascara I have EVER used! I like my lashes to look really long and dramatic (like false lashes) so this mascara was perfect for me. I already have quite long lashes anyway, but I like to use mascaras that thicken the lashes, with a pure black colour. The YSL mascara feels quite wet, but I find it really easy to apply and it doesn't feel heavy at all. I know some people have said it doesn't dry quick enough, but I haven't found this to be the case. You can get away with just dipping the applicator in once and using it for both eyes, however I sometimes like to add a couple of coats, to get the over dramatic lash look that I like to have.
The full size mascara comes in luxurious gold packaging and retails at around £23.00. I have found it for a couple of pounds cheaper on both Feel Unique and Cheap Smells, who also offer free standard UK delivery. Although £23 may seem way too expensive for a mascara (especially if you're used to buying drug store brands like me) I would definitely be more than happy to pay this for the YSL mascara, as it really is the best mascara I have come across for the sort of lash look I desire.
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