Tuesday 3 July 2012

YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils Shocking Mascara

This is a sample of the mascara - the full size tube is gold not black!

I have had the YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils mascara for a while now after hearing amazing reviews about it and I really do love it. It creates so much volume in my lashes it's unbelievable, however it doesn't really add much length.The Volume Effect Faux Cils Shocking mascara is a more dramatic version of the original Effect Faux Cils which sounded great! 

I went to my local YSL counter and asked the lady about the shocking mascara and she kindly gave me a sample to try. The wand is a twisted helix shape and YSL say the formula thickens lashes. I was very excited to try it, so here are the results!

Applying this mascara was really quick and easy. The brush had loads of mascara on it and packed it onto the lashes in only a couple of sweeps without leaving them clumpy. The mascara built up lots of volume and length really quickly and separated my lashes nicely. I also feel my lashes do look thicker.

I love how my lashes look now - full of volume and length. This is definitely more dramatic than the original Effect Faux Cils mascara and I much prefer this one because I don't achieve as much length as I would like with the other mascara. 

It's now the end of the day and my eyelashes still have all the volume and length they had at the beginning of the day in the photo. This mascara hasn't dried out or smudged at all. It makes my eyelashes look similar to when I use my favourite mascara which is L'Oreal telescopic mascara, however the YSL shocking mascara makes them look thicker and definitely longer which I love! 

What is your favourite mascara? Have you tried this YSL one?


  1. I usually use the regular Faux Cils, but picked this one up by mistake, I prefer the original if I'm honest. I found the shocking to be a little clumpy & was a little relieved when I finally finished it a couple of weeks ago. I still think it's an absolutely amazing mascara, I just prefer the original...each to their own I guess though.

    Miss Sarah x

    1. Thanks - I love reading comments and hearing other peoples opinions :) I love it but I completely understand it is dramatic compared to the original!

  2. It has made your lashes look really long! I like the look of the brush on this one too so might give this a go


    1. Thank you! The brush is really nice, I would definitely recommend giving this a look :)


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