Hello everyone. Sorry I didn't stick to posting once every day - I have been away for two days staying with a friend in Welshpool (Mid Wales). Had a lovely little trip but I must admit the heavy snow caused mucho panic... but I got home safe yesterday so all is good!
Today I thought I would do a little review on YSL Faux Cils (False Lash) mascara. I bought this back in September for around £20. I was very curious to try it after hearing so many great things about it.
Sadly, it was not love at first use. I was sorely disappointed with it and didn't understand what all the hype was! I felt like I'd totally wasted £20 on a product that was going to sit in a draw having only been used 4 or 5 times.
What didn't I like? Well.. it just didn't create and va va voom in my lashes! There was no added volume, no lift, no fluttery lashes. I have long lashes but they lie flat and look non-exsistant without mascara. Not because they are fair, but they are not curled at all. Eye lash curlers are my best friend, but YSL Faux Cils didn't hold the curl for very long.
Change of heart? A few weeks passed and I was still angry at myself for wasting money on the mascara, so I got it out of my make-up storage and vowed to give it another try. Eventually, the hate turned to love. Maybe because the formula had thickened? It certainly felt thicker. It gave my lashes more thickness. It still doesn't hold the curl in my lashes fantastically, but it certainly improved. Now I have used this mascara nearly every day and it is almost all run out. It has gotten a bit too clumpy and I need to invest in a new one.
How the brush looks, below :
So this review is very conflicting. I am still unsure as to what to say about it. I don't know why originally it was rubbish, and then after some perseverance it seemed to work ok?
I didn't hate this product, but for the most part, I was using it for the sake of using it up. It was performing better than my drugstore mascaras, but not as good as other high end brands I've used.
Repurchasing? Sorry to say, but when I purchase my next mascara, it is not going to be YSL Faux Cils. I'm going back to my true mascara love; Dior Diorshow Blackout mascara.
This review was not intended to show YSL in a negative light, I am a huge YSL enthusiast but for me this product just didn't meet my expectations.
Hope you all are having a wonderful Friday, yay for the weekend!