Eyes to mesmerize: YSL's Volume Effet Faux Cils

Mascara is a very personal choice and at the end of the day we all long for:

  • Long and hypnotising
  • Curled and voluminous
  • Or, a combination of all of the above

My lashes are short (at least I think so), have a bit of a natural curl to them and are also fairly thick. Intermingled amongst my modest lashes are fair and wispy strands; instead of separating the wheat from the chaff, I like to paint my lashes with mascara as a way to make them look fuller and longer. I've never really settled on one brand of mascara, it's probably the only thing I have yet to lockdown as tried, tested and here to stay.

YSL's Volume Effets Faux Cils came highly recommended to me by one of my co-workers -- if it can accentuate her insanely beautiful lashes, then it wouldn't hurt if I gave it a spin, right?



Volume Effect Faux Cils

Volume Effect Faux Cils

The applicator

The applicator is the key to glomming onto and dispensing mascara; YSL's Volume Effet applicator has insane spidey senses. Each bristle has a way of detecting and coating each lash as I gently wriggle the wand about. With every positive point, a negative will surely follow suit -- I hate how much product gets stuck between the bristles; it's similar to a honey trap gone wrong. Before each application I have to wipe off loads of excess product, it's annoying and Tammy Faye, I am not.

While YSL's formula sticks around on my lashes for the better part of an eight hour work day, panda bear eyes are imminent. Before lunch time I'm having to conduct a post-fallout clean up session, which is never fun because I often wonder how long I've been walking around in that particular state. I wear concealer to cover my under eye circles; I don't want to have to worry about my mascara creeping into an already volatile territory too!

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for YSL's Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara:

  • $52.00 AUS / $30.00 USD

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 6 out of 10 bags — Volumizing and lengthens, but I wish it would just stay put!

Likelihood to purchase:

  • P-Cakes is loving this lipstick. I just might have to buy one for myself as well.