YSL Faux Cils is one of those consistently complimented products with many, many fans. Coming in a signature flashy gold tube, it certainly makes you feel glamorous…
I didn’t realise but I have four tubes in different colours:
Black, Blue, Burgundy and Purple. My favorite is the blue, which really stands out and the warm burgundy:
So onwards with the test. Faux Cils has a very noticable scent which I personally would describe as ‘old dressing table’. It used to give me a headache but it grew on me. The colours are very strong and vivid and I find the texture to be quite thick and gloopy. So of course, I had my doubts as to wheather this would work for my kinda lashes.
The truh is it doesn’t work brilliantly as a curling mascara (which is what I wanted to find with these tests – the best curling mascara) – but it is the perfect thickening mascara. Thus it works well as a topping mascara on a base, or on a mascara that can hold curl.
Pictures of one coat:
Lashes are nicely separated, and it is the type of mascara you can really build up!
Now to be fair, every mascara I test will be used on its own on clean lashes, curled, with no base. I will only use one coat.
Lengthening – 7/10
Volumising – 9/10
Brush – 7/10 (This brush is not so good on puny lashes.)
Staying Power – 7/10 (Faux Cils does flake on me towards the end of the day).
Smell – 5/10 (It is heavily scented and it gave me headaches at first. I don’t see why mascara needs a scent anyway!).
Clump or no Clump? – 8/10 (No clumping, not from a new tube anyway.)
Price – 7/10 (This is expensive! £19)
Packaging – 10/10 (Full on sexy glamour baby. But a bit clunky for carrying around perhaps?)
Ease Of Removal – 9/10 (Easy pease with eye make up remover)
Curl Factor – 5/10 (Does nothing for curls).
Verdict – Overall, 7.5/10 For curling, 5/10.
Anyway, you that produce MUA girls love, Shiseido Lash Base? I decided to try it out with YSL Faux Cils…and it really helped retain curl, but it was pretty clumpy. I think I went overboard with the lash base however. A comb after applying the base and after application would sort it out (BUT, combing lashes can straighten them out).
Pics of my evil eyes – note, I have been tired lately so excuse the evil glances:
See, Shiseido Lash Base makes a big difference in terms of holding curl but needs to be applied sparingly. Otherwise its clump-city.
So there you go, another one down, another twenty mascaras to go!