My Faves Part 4: YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara

Every Wednesday I do a beauty review, not on new and exciting products, but on my old favourites. The products that I never go without, that are always in my makeup bag, and that have seen me through a lot over the years.

If you haven’t read any of ‘My Faves’ posts yet, I’ve talked about the Eve Lom Rescue Mask, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish highlighting powder, and NARS Orgasm blush. Today I continue the series with my ultimate favourite mascara, the YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils mascara.

Now, I actually am a big fan of a lot of mascaras, so you’ll probably find me talking about many different mascara products over the next while, but this one is my ultimate, ultimate favourite! I always come back to it, always have one in my makeup bag and it never lets me down.

First off, I love the gold packaging that it comes in. It’s got a metal feel to it rather than plastic so that makes it a winner anyway for me.


The brush head is straight which is becoming more unusual with mascaras, a lot of brush heads now tend to be curved but I’ve got to say, I’m a fan of the straight brush. The bristles are soft so they don’t hurt your eyes on application, and they give your lashes a lot of volume with just a few strokes.

I like a good amount of mascara on my lashes so I do dip the brush a few times during each application, but by doing that, my mascara lasts all day long and my lashes look much longer than they actually are. And let’s be honest, that’s pretty much what we all strive for when it comes to lashes. Well, I do anyway!

All in all, this product does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s volumising, long lasting and makes your lashes look fab. It’s priced at €32.50 and while there are other great mascaras on the market for cheaper, this one is definitely worth the spend in my view and hence why it’s this week’s My Fave Product!

Sorcha x

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