Yves Saint Laurant Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara Review



MakeUp Artist, Genn Shaughnessy

As a beauty blogger, MakeUp Artist and Beauty Junkie who's reviewed thousands of products, it's hard to impress me, especially when it comes to mascara claims.

I was Super stoked to try out the new @yslbeauty Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, but as usual was hesitant to believe that it could live up to it's promise, especially a $32.00 mascara that claims "absolute dramatic lashes in a single stroke".

"The nylon fiber brush coats each lash in deep color and maximum volume from root to tip, while B5 Pro-Vitamin strengthens and protects lashes."

The formula is nice, the bristles are close together allowing for good separation and coverage. The smell is pleasant without being extremely perfumed and overpowering. I like the sleek tube and the long applicator handle and it's weight. Even though it says "single stroke" out of habit and compulsion I still find myself using multiple top and bottom strokes.

Overall I would say everything is positive. Would I buy this mascara again? I would definitely treat myself to this once in awhile. Unfortunately it's a little out of my makeup allowance, so I wouldn't be able to buy it on the reg. However, if it's in your regular beauty budget, I would definitely encourage you do!

Genn Shaughnessy

MUAH MakeUp And Hair , 1811 Western Ave , Albany, NY 12203

Genn Shaughnessy is a Commercial MakeUp Artist, Licensed Hair Stylist and Beauty Expert in Albany, NY who provides camera ready makeup and hair styling services for HD, TV, Photo and Film. 

Genn’s ability to produce various types of MakeUp Artistry and Hair Styling for HDTV, Photo and mixed media demonstrates her amazing eye for detail and her ability to think outside the lines of conventional thinking. Genn's vast knowledge of cosmetics & beauty tools shines in writing and producing beauty segments, blog posts and educational tutorials.

Genn Shaughnessy has numerous film, print and web  credits to her name that include FOX, People Magazine, Teen People Magazine American Idols Live and Trading Spaces. She combines tremendous talent and make-up savvy with a plethora of experience and the ability to deliver uncompromising quality of work to every professional work setting.

Genn has trained under various accredited Directors and Department Heads and can boast working with celebrity clients such as; Ron Perlman, Judy Greer, Michael Shannon, Thomas Lennon, Christina Hendricks, Michael Torpey, Carrie Underwood, Alessandro Nivola, Alicia "Lecy" Goranson, Julianne Nicholson, David Cassidy, NY Giants Brandon Jacobs, and even former New York State Governor Elliot Spitzer.

Genn is also available for public speaking engagements, corporate training & seminars and private or industry staff makeup lessons.