Jun 20, 2011

YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils - Noir Radical

With one sweep of the wand, this lush mascara combines the captivating volume and false lash effect of Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara with our deepest black color ever. Carefully selected mineral pigments coat lashes from root to tip with dramatically dark color that’s simply unmatched, while the Triple Film-Complex specially coats each lash for added intensity, curve, and long-lasting wear. The result: a dangerously glamorous lash look that lasts.

ysl mascara false lash effect volumizing faux cils effet noir radical review eotd swatch
ysl mascara false lash effect volumizing faux cils effet noir radical review eotd swatch

I bought this mascara after I tried and loved it at a YSL makeover.  As with all YSL products, there is a lot of gold in the packaging, and it took some time getting used to the all-gold tube that this mascara comes in.

ysl mascara false lash effect volumizing faux cils effet noir radical review eotd swatch

The mascara is not waterproof, but it is water-resistant, and as the makeup artist explained to it to me, it won't just run into black rivers if you get a few drops of water on you but washes off easily enough with regular water and soap or with any makeup remover, which is perfect for me because I don't really like waterproof mascaras/makeup and don't have any requirement for it either.

ysl mascara false lash effect volumizing faux cils effet noir radical review eotd swatch
The brush has lots of short bristles and while it helps pick up a lot of product - it is a volumizing mascara - it deposits just the right amount of product on the lashes and doesn't leave any clumps.   The mascara is quite black, and I am assuming the way it works is it is thicker and packs a lot more pigment in it than the regular black ones.

ysl mascara false lash effect volumizing faux cils effet noir radical review eotd swatch



I swatched this alongside a Chanel black for comparison and while they look quite similar on the swatch, the YSL mascara is thicker.  Also, I do notice a difference when I wipe off my makeup and the cotton squares pick up a whole lot of black.

Top swatch - Chanel Inimitable mascara in Black
Lower swatch - YSL Faux Cils mascara in Noir Radical





This doesn't give a lot of curl to the lashes, and you would need to use a curler before using the mascara, but I haven't got one with me, so it's just nekkid lashes and lashes with mascara on.  The lighting is a little different in the two photos, but other than that it's all same.

Tip from the YSL makeup artist:  Wriggle the mascara wand into the base of your lashes depositing the maximum colour at the roots. This gives a dark base to the lashes.

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Without mascara
ysl mascara false lash effect volumizing faux cils effet noir radical review eotd swatch
With mascara on.  The lashes aren't clumped.  It's just my
fabulous photography skills making them look that way :|














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This is my favorite among all the mascaras I have tried so far.  It makes me look awake, and I love the intense black colour that it gives.  It would be some time before I would want to try some other brand/type of mascara, and I suspect when I do change it will only be because I got tired of using this.

The one thing that I found peculiar about this product is that it is fragranced.  I have never used a mascara that has a fragrance to it, or at least not one that is this obvious, but I don't have a problem with it.  However, if you are sensitive to fragrances in your makeup, I suggest you do a sniff test before buying.  It is a pleasant smell, but fragrances are a bit of a personal choice, aren't they?

Cost:  Rs. 1900 (in India)/ $30


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