Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll Mascara

3.7

103 reviews

53% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Steareth-2, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia Senegal, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Fragrance, Disodium Edta, Magnesium Silicate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Tin Oxide.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I am literally in LOVE with this mascara!
It is very pricey, which I feel is the only con, but it is worth the price.

The first couple of times I used this, I hated it because it just ended up being clumpy and I couldn't get it to work as well as other reviews had said.

It makes my lashes look super long, super thick, and separated. The curl holds all day, and I don't even need go use lash curler with this, which is a big bonus! The colour is super pigmented, the packaging is gorgeous, and I've had no problems at all with the brush - sometime rubber brushes hurt my inner lids. This gets to every single lash, and doesn't smudge.

The formula is a little dry for a non-waterproof mascara, but you can work with it.

The only downside is this isn't waterproof, which is a bit of a pain, as it runs pretty easily if you have hey fever or get watery eyes - which is really he only negative to this mascara.

I use this mascara everyday, and I have a new obsession with it!

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I will use this mascara until the day I die. It makes my eyelashes so long and dark and accentuated that my eyes look like ... well, a doll's. Worth the hefty price tag.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

Babydoll mascara gives me really glossy black full voluminous lashes. I like the want because it can catch every lash and separate them instead of sticking them together. It's medium in terms of wetness and the effect is quite dramatic with two coats. I like it a lot and mine hasn't dried out yet but I believe Volume de Chanel is still better.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This mascara, for all of its designer label and high-end price, is worse than some of the cheapest drug-store/high-street mascaras. Sometimes I feel that it is pointless spending so much on mascaras. I am glad I have an opportunity to try this mascara out with a deluxe sample, and I have not actually paid money for a full length tube, even on discount or sale. Unfortunately, this also means that I cannot comment about the brush of the full size tube.

However, I have plenty of comments about the formula and application. My experience (based on enjoyment of applying) with this mascara can best be described as "not good," and my thoughts on the results can be best characterized by "Ugh," or "Meh."

Initially, it applies very wet, clumpy, spidery, and stiff. Too obvious-looking lashes for my taste. I prefer the natural, feathery soft, full, voluminous, yet still long, look I can get from, for example, L'Oreal Voluminous mascara.

However, now as it is drying out, it applies better (in my view). Less spikey, more feathery soft. Though, it still clumps. Overall, I am not wowed by this. I am going to save my money and buy 3 - 4 tubes of drugstore mascaras for the price I will pay for one tube of this mascara.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Everyone's views on this mascara are very different to mine! Lovely packaging and yes it made my lashes lovely and long for the first week. But by the second week, I had no mascara to apply because it was all so flaky and had all dried up.

Wouldn't expect that from a high end product! What a waste! Will never be purchasing again. Huge disappointment.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Other

Eyes: Green

I just got this on a whim, I almost never splurge on high end mascara but I decided I needed to. Holy hell this makes me look like I'm wearing fake eyelashes when I'm not. Definitely not very natural lookin hah but I love it.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Formula isn't bad, but the wand in the travel size I purchased is not friendly to thin, sparse,cobwebby lashes like mine. My lashes and brows have thinned with age and hormonal changes and the stiff plastic bristles on the wand are uncomfortable when then hit my skin. I seem to get more product on the surrounding skin than lashes.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

When I wear this mascara, my girlfriends will ask me if I'm wearing fiber, 3d or false lashes. It's that good. For reference, I have short straight asian lashes and this has worked better for me than urban decay, too faced, MUFE, MAC, Dior... just to name a few I've tried. I like the doll lash look and this mascara creates so much volume and length on me. I feel like this mascara can look too dramatic on some days, so on alternate days I like Lancome Hypnose Drama or Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara. I have somehow managed to keep a decent supply of deluxe sample mascaras in my collection (thanks in part to a Sephora lash stash kit and their beauty insider reward points) so that's mostly how I have tried a lot of different high end brands. I haven't actually purchased the full size of this mascara, so I can't say how long a full tube would last but the high price tag has kept me from purchasing it. The deluxe samples I've used however, have lasted a solid 2 months before drying/running out. I haven't been able to find a drugstore or less pricey dupe, so I plan on purchasing the full size during the FF sale.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

Being a woman with long yet very straight and semi light brown eyelashes I am always on the lookout for a Holy Grail mascara that does it all - Colour, volume and curl.
I have tried many many mascaras and after a long browse in the makeup aisle I decided to cave and try YSL Babydoll mascara.

Upon first application I wasn't sure if I would get the desired result but when I applied the second coat (after curling the lashes first with an eyelash curler, because girls lets face it, awesome eyelash curls need a bit of help) the second coat volumised and lengthened my lashes considerably (I find it important to have a slow and steady hand so that you don't clump the lashes when applying more than one coat)
My lashes do look dramatic and are full and black. The mascara smells nice, (at least it doesn't bother me) a bit like wax and honey but that doesn't linger. It also doesn't get hard or crumbles off. If I apply two to three coats and do it with a bit of care I do have Babydoll eyes but I am still not happy with the amount of work that it takes. I would love to find a mascara that I can use in the mornings when I am barely awake and in a hurry...

Pros:
*It's in a beautifully luxuriously looking gold tube so if you like to put visually pretty things in your make-up bag, this is certainly an eye-catcher.
*It does what it promises and it doesn't make the lashes hard or feel unnatural.
*It doesn't clump your lashes (if you apply it carefully).
*Unlike my other YSL mascara ('Effet Faux Cills') it doesn't dry up within a month.


Cons:
*I find that some drugstore mascaras perform very close to this one (e.g. L'Oreal) and are sometimes only half the price.
*It is rather pricey.
*Needs some work to remove even if you don't get the waterproof version.
*If you like mascaras that are *odourless* this one might slightly bother you in the beginning.
*If you like a wand that is a bit bigger and has bristles instead of rubber comb bristles, this one might be a problem.

All in all it's ok but I would only use it again if I were to find it on sale or got it as a gift.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This was a great mascara for my thin Asian lashes. I found that on myself, once the formula dried off a little, I was actually able to achieve a very natural fuller lash look. I needed to make sure that I wiggled the brush a lot at the base. No clumping at all. This mascara still ended up smudging a bit, but all non-waterproof mascaras do that on me.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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