YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara

I received a mini tube of the YSL Volume Faux Cils mascara in my February Topbox to try. I've heard a lot of good things about this mascara but personally, I didn't love it. 

It is said to give an "intense, dramatic lash look in a single stroke, for lashes that stop traffic with the blink of an eye."

That's not really what I achieved using this mascara.

In all fairness, I do have straight, itty-bitty lashes so it's not really the mascara's fault that I couldn't stop traffic with the blink of an eye. 

I like the formula of the mascara. I found it to be long-wearing and it didn't smear at the end of the night. I just didn't see a change to my lashes that a drugstore mascara couldn't do.

The brush is nice. I haven't used a fiber brush in a while (I'm used to the plastic bristles) so it was a nice change. 

Overall, I'd probably give it ♥♥♥♥♥. It's applies great but it didn't wow me. The full-size retails for $36.

Have you tried the YSL Faux Cils? What did you think? xx


  1. Yeah, this mascara did nothing for my lashes either...there are plenty of better mascaras at a lower price that do so much more!

  2. We are total mascara opposites. You like blinc, I reeeeally didn't. I actually ended up buying the full sized YSL mascara last weekend at Holt Renfrew!

  3. @Jayne Yeah, I was kind of disappointed! I had high hopes that it would be amazing :(.

    @Nancy Haha we are!! You have great lashes though. Jealous xx

  4. I found this one to be really irritating, I was so disappointed. Mascaras can be so hit or miss for me though, short eyelashes are a pain!

  5. I have purchased the full sized awhile ago, and honestly regret it, since Maybelline Falsies is more than excellent!

  6. I've actually been thinking of getting this mascara but like you said it doesn't look very impressive... Great review! :) xx