Receiving product for testing and review is one of the many perks of being a blogger. I love testing out products and sharing my thoughts and opinions with all my lovely readers.
I was recently sent a YSL (Yves Saint Laurent MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS) Mascara to test out.
As some of you may know I have a favorite mascara (They're Real by Benefit) that I stand by 100% and compare all other mascaras to. Benefit has raised the bar for me mascara wise so I will (as always) be comparing "YSL" to "They're Real by Benefit".
Overall I like this mascara. I absolutely adore the gold packaging, YSL is larger/longer then any mascara i've ever seen (meaning you get more product) which is nice since its $32 vs the $24 I normally spend on Benefit mascaras. YSL gives you that great mascara look with only one stroke! I am so used to applying multiple layers so I was pretty surprised when one layer got the job done.
My favorite aspect of the YSL mascara is the "Lash Care formula". Its got B5 Pro-Vitamin to strengthen and care for your lashes. This is a unique feature that most mascaras don't currently have!
YSL Mascara will last up to 18 hours with no raccoon eyes! It did last all day for me without smearing but it also wasn't impossible to get off at the end of the night which was nice. It came off just like any other mascara for me.
I didn't have any clumpy-ness which is always a huge bonus, because clumping is so annoying!
I only have two complaints. The YSL brush seems a little chunky to me. One thing I really like about the Benefit mascaras is I feel like my lashes are being brushed/groomed while applying my mascara, but I think I just prefer the plastic tips/bristles to the more fabric ones. With that said the pros out way the cons and the brush is not a deal breaker for me.
On their website it says this mascara gives the appearance of false lashes which I didn't notice at all unfortunately.
Overall I like this mascara. I would buy one in the future because I think its a great addition to any makeup collection. YSL is perfect for on the go/in your bag because it gets the job done fast whilst taking great care in your lashes. It lasts all day with no clumps or smears and it comes in 6 fun colors!