I have tested the YSL faux cils mascara once.......fyi it was a gift
Packaging: The YSL mascara comes in the classic golden packaging.A metal tube with a YSL indentation.However there is also a little box with all the information printed on.It contains 0.2 fl.oz/ 7,5 ml and you can use it up for 6 months.
The brush is nothing special....an average mascara brush.
The product: The mascara has a very thick and rich texture and it is perfumed.
What it promises: False lash effect
My 2 cents: Boy oh boy,where do I start? First of all this product is not cruelty free,which is one of the reasons I will not use it any further and give it to another family member who doesn't care.
I did a comparison to the pink essence multi action mascara.
The application is easy,because the brush is quite small and easy to handle,but it picks up quite a lot of product in the beginning.
I just can't wrap my head around the smell of the mascara.It is a bit floral and one thing is for sure:
I dislike smelling mascaras.
Another thing I don't like is,that when a bit mascara comes into your eyes (accidents happen,especially with a clumsy user) it burns a bit.
Other mascaras don't burn that badly,you blink and it's gone,but in order to make the stinginess of the YSL go away,you need to blink quite a bit.
The false lash effect is good,but nothing special,here is a picture with the essence multi action and the YSL in comparison:
|Left : YSL (1) Right: Essence multi action (2)|
But why paying so much money,if you can have the same effect with a 2,95 Euro mascara?
It lasts quite a long time and it is easy to remove.
-False lash effect
-holds the curl
-TESTED ON ANIMALS
-Packaging is tacky and it needs constant polishing because of evil fingerprints
Conclusion: I don't need to add anything? Do I?