so i said no to buying this product again, but im really not sure. i bought this as a gift to myself on my birthday. ive never spent 30 dollars on a mascara, but i was like hey whatever ill give it a go. really black, really intense. takes a while to work with cause it can get clumpy, sometimes borderline spidery, but when it comes out good, it looks really really good. sometimes its hard to take off and when its wet leaves marks on your eyelids. but that happens with a lot of mascaras so whatever. it does have a fragrance but only when your smelling the wand, you cant really smell it on yourself. ive had this for six months. yes i know you should throw mascara away every three but i dont care. actually i think some mascaras work better after time and this is definetly one of them. easier to build and less smudging. and if i still have plenty left and it works, why am i going to throw it away especially since i paid 30 dollars?!? but yeah if you have money to blow, try it out otherwise, i dont think its THAT worth it, but its still pretty good
This mascara is a clumpy mess. Its a very high end mascara here in New Zealand ($62.00NZ) and is NOT worth the money. I got it as a gift with purchase and was initially really pleased, it is a much better value gift than usual but on the first application I was really disappointed. It looks clumpy on the brush and on your lashes? Forget it. One application and my eyelashes were stuck together in 3 or 4 clumps on each eye. I had to remove it all and start over. The only way I can wear it is if I remove about 2/3rds of the product on the brush and do about four or five thin coats. Even then I sometimes have to separate my eyelashes. I would not buy this again, in fact I am thinking of sending it back to the YSL with a letter. One of the worst mascaras I have every used. In addition to the clumps is also smudges by the end of the day. A total disaster. Do not waste your money.
(See my review about Hourglass Film Noir Mascara for a different opinion :) )
This was just clump city...really dark black and volumized well but to get the clumps out you had to work with it alot and that makes it not worth the money. Id skip this and splurge on a lipstick from YSL instead
The first time I bought this mascara it dried within one month. I was convinced that it was bad luck and that only that mascara was bad. However, the second one lasted for about 3 weeks before it started drying. For the price of this mascara (in Europe), this is completely unacceptable. It started to flake like crazy, especially after two coats. If you have a lot of money and don't mind repurchasing expensive mascaras after 3 weeks, this mascara will give you the biggest, boldest lashes, depending on the number of coats. It will not smudge and it will not flake for the first 2 weeks. I would have rated it a 5 if it was half the price - here (Norway) it costs about $37 in a tax free shop at the airport! Shocking!
This is the best mascara ever, it does provide DRAMATIC volume to ur lashes its the only mascara that turns them into falsies-like! Very dense,long and well fanned lashes ... Depends on ur application it may clump sometimes but I don't mine , clumps make eyes more noticable and defined (atleast that's what I personally think lol) .. It has a luxurious rosy scent to it but it won't linger. Although of their dramatic effect , it can be easily washed-removed due to its wet formula .. Its a huge plus to me cuz my eyelashes tend to fall out while rubbing with cleansers... Stay in place soft full lashes that won't hurt my eyes or original lashes .. Would definitely splurge on this gem again HG :)
Writing this after weeks of use, unfortunately it clumps a bit while applying its like a hit or miss when applying in terms of clump factor, and what i most hate is the flaking! It bothers me that i have to check my eyes during the day and remove the flakes though i just use it on upper lashes. However the effect it gives is nice (if that day i was lucky not to strugle with clumps while applying) but for me i am bothered more by the negatives so i am going back to my fav. Armani eyes to kill in black tube after this finishes :) Plus for me the tube is bulky. Which i am not a fan off.
I realllly want to give this mascara a 5. It is my HG mascara! It's worked best for me and has fulfilled my desire for big dramatic voluminous lashes. I like the sleek gold packaging and the sweet fragrance of the mascara as well. But the few issues I have are that the bristles get clumpy after 2 weeks or so and for an expensive mascara that's unacceptable. As a result of clumpy bristles the application becomes difficult and uneven. This mascara would've absolutely perfect if they changed the wand so that it didn't clump. Until then ill be using a lash comb with this mascara after the first two weeks because there's no other that comes close to it in the market.
HG mascara for me. It is perfect in every way and it is well worth the $30. You get a lot for the price and it looks like a work of art. The gold packaging is gorgeous and the word shocking is written on it in a cool way. The product itself has a rose scent and applies well. No clumping and lashes look significant and more so the more coats you apply. Brush separates and coats each lash a shiny black with just a few strokes, and best of all, this mascara does not smudge or flake on me (even in tears) but it washes away easily with soap and water. That is a huge plus for me. I am thrilled with this YSL Shocking mascara, and would highly recommend. So happy! It is a luxury item.
I haven't had a problem with this mascara. Yes it has a rose scent, it reminds me of Chanel's lipsticks, but it doesn't bother me. I find it applies well and I love the thick-yet-long lash effect it gives my lashes. The packaging is outstanding and I would likely buy it again unless something better catches my eye. I can't say it's my HG (hence 4 lippies), but it might be close.
I just used up a sample of this mascara and I must say that I really loved it! This mascara gives you the ultimate flirty, doll lashes. It does add some nice volume and definitely nice length and makes your lashes nice and black. The only real downside about this mascara is that is does start to smudge a little by the end of the day- not horribly but I will notice a small amount of mascara around my eyes. I would love to repurchase this mascara as it was totally HG material but it will definitely have to wait until I can treat myself to a full size because this stuff is bloody expensive!!!