Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2013 Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara Review, Photos & Swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2013 Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara
The Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2013 Collection includes the Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara ($45 USD / $55 CAD) in 8 Asphalt Black, a charcoal black with golden sparkle. This limited-edition collection features an array of colors and textures inspired by the spirit of the contemporary woman who channels classy uptown and bold downtown styles at her will. Available online now and on counters August 2013.
This mascara comes in the regular Faux Cils Shocking packaging, with a golden tube and a bristle brush applicator. This particular shade will be joining the permanent line up this fall. While the original Faux Cils mascara is one of my all-time favorites, I must say that this formula is both a blessing and a curse…
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in 8 Asphalt Black
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in 8 Asphalt Black
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in 8 Asphalt Black
Note the size & packaging
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in 8 Asphalt Black
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in 8 Asphalt Black
The “Shocking” formula can build crazy volume really fast, but it one of the most clump-prone mascaras I’ve ever tried. The application is a bit tedious, but if you don’t mind working for it, you can achieve long, lush false-looking lashes every time. Basically, if you’re going to invest in this mascara- invest in some disposible spoolies as well, because you’re going to need to comb through your lashes after each coat. The mascara is quite wet, so it stays moist for quite a long time, allowing for the ability to layer and layer while still having time to separate lashes between each coat.
It’s even more cumbersome to apply on the bottom lashes, but the same rule applies- if you don’t mind combing through them to separate and define them, you can achieve some pretty intense looks. This shade is actually quite nice- I didn’t think I’d like it very much, because I’m quite partial to ultra black mascaras. I think this would be a great shade for those who find black too harsh, but don’t want to go to a brown. The hint of sparkle is quite fun too and really does catch in certain lighting for a cool effect.
I’d recommend this for advanced makeup users, as beginners may find it too difficult to apply. If you don’t want to spend at least 2-3 minutes perfecting your lashes- this isn’t the mascara for you.
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in 8 Asphalt Black
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in 8 Asphalt Black
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in 8 Asphalt Black
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in 8 Asphalt Black, Swatched
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in 8 Asphalt Black
Bare lashes (top) / Wearing Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in 8 Asphalt Black (bottom)

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