My first luxury brand mascara? So glad you asked! It was YSL Beauty’s Faux Cils mascara.
Although it’s been years since I’ve had this mascara in my collection, it’s always held a special place in my heart since I loved the way it made my lashes look, and the fact that it was YSL and I always had to purchase it in bigger cities made it extra special.
YSL Beauty is much easier to get now that I have it locally here in my Sephora store, and it’s readily available online as well, so the fact that it’s readily available does take part of the magic away, but I’ll always have a special place in my heart for YSL regardless of how or where I purchase it.
Anyways, like I said, it’s been a while since I’ve used Faux Cils, so when I got in their new Volume Effet Faux Cils Radical I was basically ripping open the box to try it out.
The YSL Beauty Volume Effet Faux Cils Radical (C$41), which is their newest version of the iconic Faux Cils mascara. This edition features a new brush and formula which is designed to give you a false lash effect that can be buildable for out-of-this-world lashes.
The formula also contains ingredients to nourish and strengthen lashes, including Moroccan argan oil and pro-vitamin B5, which will make them look fuller over time.
As for the shade, YSL says this is their darkest black yet thanks to mineral pigments that are more intense than the traditional iron oxide black pigments. I also want to note that it has that YSL Beauty fragrant smell, which makes it pleasant to apply.
As for the brush, I would say it’s your typical mascara brush that isn’t too large or too small. It nicely curves to the shape of my lashes, allowing me to coat every lash with the formula. I wouldn’t say that there is anything unique about the brush. It does the job well.
I think this mascara works nicely, but I think there are better ones out there. I did find the formula to be a little wet, so I would be interested to see how this performs once it dries out a bit. I think it will make my lashes have more oomph after about a month of so of wear.
I think that there are better mascaras out there that are more affordable than this YSL version. Truthfully, I’ve always loved the original Faux Cils, so as long as they still make it, I would say to just stick to the original. This one does the trick, but I do like the original better.
Have you tried the new YSL Beauty Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Radical?
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