Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara

The Yves Saint Lauren Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara in Noir Radical is an award winning mascara which promises voluminous false lash like lashes.

I received a deluxe sample of this product on a recent trip to Sephora, and i was not impressed with the results.  This mascara promises long, voluminous falsies-like lashes, and that is just not what i got.  When i first applied this, i definitely got a little length, a decent amount of volume, and it added a beautiful rich black color to my lashes.  The Faux Cils is definitely a great every day mascara, but it gave me the same results that a drug store mascara can give me for $20 cheaper.

What I loved about this mascara is that I was able to apply three coats with no clumps in sight, which is amazing, I also didn't notice any little mascara clumps sitting on the ends of my lashes, which tends to happen with many mascaras.  This mascara smells so good, almost fruity.  Obviously, this isn't a reason to go out and spend $30 on it, but it is an added bonus, especially since many mascaras have a really horrible scent.  I wore this from 8 am to 10 pm a few nights ago, and didn't experience any smudging or flaking.  Although it doesn't make your lashes look like you're wearing falsies, it does give them a very nice "my lashes but better" look, which is great if that's what you're looking for.  This mascara holds a curl pretty well, and the brush is small enough that you can easily use it on your bottom lashes.

Personally, i love length, like lashes that touch my brow bone long. length, length and more length is what i look for in a mascara, and if you've read any of my other mascara reviews you know that.  This mascara barely adds any length.  So, if you're looking for a lengthening mascara, this isn't for you.  Another con, which i have not experienced yet, is that many people have complained that the tube dries up really quickly, so that's something to look out for.  

 Over all, I like this mascara, but i was not impressed with it and I would never pay full price for it.  If you're looking for a voluminous mascara and don't mind paying $30 US and $36 CND for a mascara, this is for you.


  1. Great mascara review, if u really like the scent of the mascara I used to have a yeve saint laurance perfume that smelled fruity so maybe its the same scent

  2. Love it.

    Wanna try it now.

    thanks for sharing


  3. I've seen this in one of our department stores. Quite pricey but I guess it's all worth it :) Oh would you like us to follow each other? I'd be glad to follow yours xoxo

  4. Gianella, I'd love for us to follow each other! Thanks for commenting girls.
    xx, Kels

  5. oh you have a great blog, i really like it. keep it up! ;)

  6. YSL Make-up is always very very cool


    Have a great weekend!

  7. You have got one of the best blogs I have seen recently.Creativity of any kind always attracts me and you are a masterpiece in that.Thanks for sharing so much. I am definitely following you.

  8. Thank you so much for that kind compliment, jhilmilbeauty, you just made my day!
    xx, Kels

  9. mmmm i think i should invest in this! i don't wear mascara a TON so i think it would be worth it for me to get this so it would last me for a long time! :)

    sharde @ the style projects


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