This is my HG mascara. While I realize it doesn't work for everyone, I always come back to this one after trying others.
My lashes are fairly long/thick but sparse for an asian.
I hate clumped, stiff lashes that flake or run on the bottom lid.
This mascara leaves my lashes feathery and long, with volume and add it with my kanebo kate primer and the curl stays in.
Don't have clumps and hardly have to use my metal lash comb unless I add more than one coat.
I've never had any issues with it flaking or running, but my face tends to be dry and the eyelids are no exception.
I get compliments or asked if I have falsies on.
Sometimes a tube tends to dry out a little faster than I like, but it does technically say to apply to both eyes with only one pump, and I sometimes put on more coats if I want more drama.
The smell has never bothered me as I've smelled much worse mascaras before.
This is by far HG mascara for me! Its pricey $33 ouch! But it's a work of art the packaging is stunning looks like a piece of jewelry its gold plated and has the typical YSL label on the front the mascara wand is huge and I can smell the faint hint of roses which doesint bother me at all. The best way I have found to apply this to receive the desired results and you have probably heard it before but start of the middle of your lashes wiggle it whilst brushing up and then to the ends,continuing the same wiggle brush up motion and then the front you end up with beautiful fanned lashes everytime! I absolutely love this mascara and wouldint be without it!
Not impressed. The first few days it worked quite well, however in comparison to drugstore brands, this gives little length.
I gave it a 2 because for the quality-quantity-price ratio it's awful. Also, short shelf life and prone to flaking.
Con: good brush
Very black pigment
and that is literally all.
Um, no... sorry, Yves Saint Laurent. I got this as a sample from Sephora and I don't like it at all. I guess the brush is decent shaped (I prefer the really big bushy ones, the smaller ones give me clumps). But this mascara runs like crazy! I looked at myself in the mirror when I got home and almost screamed. My mascara was dripping down my face under my eyes and I looked like a zombie. I am not picky at all about mascara, so I was really surprised that my least favorite one was the fancy name brand.
This mascara is by far the best I have ever used. It made my eyelashes so long and thick, it was not too heavy and did not leave me with any clumps at all. It smelt slightly but the large brush gave lots of definition and volume when i also curled my lashes. My eyelashes really did look false!
I really liked the gold packaging, it made the product look very luxurious. It worked very well on me and i'm sure it would work on everyone.
It lasted on my eyelashes all day and did not smudge like some mascaras do. i bought it because i had heard a lot of good things about it. The only downside to this product would have to be the price. It is super expensive for a mascara and cost me nearly £22. However it is so good and to me it is worth it. i would recommend to everyone.
This is the best mascara ever will never go back to any other. It's totally LOVE!
I have stick straight Asian lashes so I have to use this mascara with my Shiseido Lasting Lift Mascara to hold curl. Overall, I loved this product. It gave a lot of volume without too much smudging. It has a great scent and very nice packaging. After a full 8 hr workday, there was a little loss of curl but still had a dramatic look. I have tried a lot of volumizing mascaras including, Benefit Bad Gal, Diorshow, Chanel Inimitable and this one has by far the best volume with the least amount of smudging. I was hesitant to try this mascara because of the price (about $30 USD) but it was worth it!
First off, I never thought I'd be writing a review for anything by YSL, cuz I'm not in that price range haha. Like another user, I got a deluxe sample from Sephora and I'm pretty impressed. I tried it today and right away I was happy. I think I have normal lashes, a little on the thick side, very black, wouldn't say they are "difficult". Anyway, I put this stuff on the first eye and thought "Wowww". Immediately my lashes were blacker, fuller, volumized, not clumpy, and just looked great. After a long evening of shopping and then relaxing at home, I have no flaking or smudging. I didn't use a curler today cuz I wanted to see how the mascara performed on it's own. Didn't curl but I don't think it's supposed to. I WOULD buy again if I could afford it, but really, I think drugstore mascaras are pretty awesome and I don't feel like I need to splurge on high end mascara cuz I can get the same results. This mascara actually reminds me of original Covergirl Lashblast (just opened a fresh tube yesterday). So, if you can afford it, have at it, if not, go for the Lashblast!
I got a deluxe sample of this from Sephora, as i've been super curious about it for a while. I figured it's just another hype (after all, Diorshow didn't really do much for me...and Chanel's Inimitable WP was only good at curl holding). but boy, was I wrong.
The formula's wetter than the Diorshow I think (or actually maybe I had Diorshow Blackout, not Diorshow original) and flows onto my lashes smoothly without clumping or tugging. The brush head is pretty small and rather thin with lots of bristles, which worked fantastic at separating and fanning out. Its strength lies in lengthening rather than volumizing, and seriously, i was so shocked at how amazing my lashes looked even after just one coat (or even one pull through!).
weakness? lack of curl holding power. I have typical straight and short asian lashes, and while this definitely lengthened and separated, it didn't volumize (which i'm okay with) and it completely straightened the curl within seconds of application.
for me, I don't mind because I typically use a Japanese mascara base (using Majolica's right now) anyway. And with a mascara base that holds curl well, WOW. it's been a long long time since i've seen such amazing result from just base + mascara alone (without falsies)! The mascara base held the curl and helped to volumize and lengthen my lashes, then with Faux Cils on top to further separate and lengthen, it REALLy opened my eyes. i've never seen my lashes this well before!
the brush is small enough that applying on bottom lashes was pretty easy as well.
at one coat (with base) it was already really amazing, i can't wait to see how it'd perform if i apply more than one coat.
as soon as i'm done using up all my mascaras and samples, guess this is what i'm getting next lol
Faux Cils reminds me a lot in formula to Diorshow (I'm sure some will hate the comparison). Provides a lush, feathery effect to lashes, holds the curl, and also tends to dry out quickly in the tube once opened, too quickly ... the main difference is the brush (and the container). Faux Cils has a more traditional brush, though longer than many; Diorshow has the infamous and marvelous fat brush that you either love or hate. I love it.
However, I converted from Diorshow to Lancome's Oscillation when Oscillation came out. I completely and totally fell in love with the application. Mascara application takes just under a minute, not the usually layering time with a traditional brush.
For pure drama, I still love Oscillation; but the effect isn't the kind of full, lush feathery effect that you get with Faux Cils (or Diorshow). Both Faux Cils and Diorshow provide a kind of soft, full lash illusion; Oscillation is far more defined, obvious, and mascara looking.
I've been applying Faux Cils as a base for that beautiful full feathery effect, then defining it and pumping up the volume with the Oscillation.
Is Faux Cils a good mascara and worth recommending? Absolutely. But if you want the drama powerhouse, go straight for Oscillation. Much less time for the drama, and it's all there in about a third of the time, with no layers that are soft and feathery waiting to become mascara "false eyelashes."
If you want full, lush lashes without as much drama, this or Diorshow are your best choices, imo. However, both take a good deal of time to apply with skill for real drama, layer after layer. I rarely have that much time.