Get a “false lash effect” with Yves Saint Laurent’s $30 Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, the makeup lovahs rave, but EEK! — for that price ($30) I better see fireworks after two coats!
First, I think this pricey princess does kick serious booty in a few important ways… I’ve been testing it in High Density Black, one of the eight colors in the line, and it delivers some of the best pigment I’ve ever seen. It looks deep, dark and rich on my lashes, almost like they’ve been dipped in a jar of India ink.
The clump-free formula eases onto my lashes, and coat after coat they still feel soft and light to the touch (not crunchy at all).
I have naturally thin lashes and like mascaras that add volume; Faux Cils does just that, even fattening up the little stubby ones most other mascaras miss.
With Faux Cils, I almost feel like I’m wearing a false lash fringe.
It might have one weakness, though… For $30, I expect a little more length. I see a noticeable difference, but nowhere near as much as I see from Rimmel’s $7 Glam Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara.
Several reviews on Sephora and Makeup Alley also claim the formula dries out quickly, making it difficult to apply. I haven’t had my tube long enough to observe this yet, but that could be something else to consider.
Yes, I think I finally see why it’s much beloved. Faux Cils is a solid performer, adding exceptional volume, rich color and excellent wear time, and I feel like it makes my lashes look great. If I didn’t feel like I needed more help with length, I’d probably fall deeply in love (despite the steep price). Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
You might like Yves Saint Laurent Faux Cils if…
- You’re most interested in lash volume
- You love smooth mascaras that don’t clump
- You prefer easy-to-remove formulas
- You want a long-wearing mascara that won’t smudge or flake
- You’re comfortable paying top dollar
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,