YSL – Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara


I am going to be writing about Yves Saint Laurent – Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara, colour black. It is described as a lengthening, volumising and thickening mascara giving you the false lash look.


I actually first bought this mascara in the airport when I used to do a lot of travelling here and there for work. It was in a double pack (2 mascaras) and was priced at £21 which I thought was a bargain considering one of them was priced at £18 RRP (3 years ago), so it was a random, bargain buy!

As soon as I bought it I had to try it and considering I wasn’t wearing any make-up due to the fact it was 4 in the morning I thought why not?

The wand is lovely, it’s not too chunky, it’s just right and you feel in control of it! Other mascara wands have felt too thick and easy to drop it  (has anyone else felt like that?). The bristles are firm yet soft and move with your lashes coating every single one evenly. With one coat my lashes instantly looked longer, darker, thicker and gorgeous. I was in love!!

After two coats I had the best lashes ever without using falsies – I was a happy girl ready for my flight.

Four hours later after some sleep, food and music, my eyelashes were just as they were when I first put the mascara on, this was a brilliant bargain buy and I was very proud of my purchase.


I would say the packaging is quite simple but the colour makes it look really expensive and classy; it is gold with no writing on it apart from the YSL logo on the wand and a little clear sticker on the bottom.


The price is £22 – can be purchased from Debenhams, House of Fraser and some large Boots stores.


Texture: 10/10
Colour: 10/10
Wand: 10/10
Result: 10/10
Longevity: 9/10
Price: 7/10 
Packaging: 10/10
Quality: 10/10

Overall score: 10/10


I think that this is one of the best Mascaras on the market. It is a tiny bit on the expensive side but definitely worth it. After four years I still keep coming back to this mascara. I have tried other newer ones and will continue to do so, but I haven’t yet managed to find another mascara as good as YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara.

You only need to apply this mascara once and you’re good to go for the day ahead with no need to re-apply!

Layla Dorsi

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