Now I don’t normally receive lots of VoxBox’s from Influenster. So when I got an email saying that I was going to be getting one containing a full size Yves Saint Laurent Mascara, I nearly fell out of my computer chair! Now I just had to wait for it to arrive…
“This NEW and improved formula does not dry out. The best gets even better, the original false lash effect mascara, now with an all new Lash Care formula. Achieve absolute dramatic lashes in a single stroke for eyes that instantly pop. Its secret is the Triple-Intensity Formula: intense volume, intense color and now intense care. 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. Available in 6 signature YSL shades to compliment eye color or to create a customized look.” – YSL.com
So I’m guessing, the old formula used to dry out faster because this one is new & improved with a non-drying formula. The luxe metal tube is a gorgeous mix of gold toned hues and has the YSL logo embossed on the cap and body. As always, gorgeous packaging from YSL. It also has a notch on the cap that clicks so you know it’s closed tightly. I love the plush nylon brush, it’s very comfortable to apply and you won’t poke yourself like you sometimes can with synthetic/plastic wands. I was kind of surprised, but this mascara has a scent! It is a lovely floral aroma and it really takes this high end mascara to another level. However, you can’t smell it once it’s on your lashes.
This is a before and after using one coat of the YSL Volume Effect Mascara. I did not use an eyelash curler first. This mascara lasted all day on me and did not flake, dry out or smudge. Pretty much, it is everything you would expect in a $32 mascara! Yes, it is $32. However, if you invested in this, I think you would be happy with your purchase. If not, luckily Sephora has a great return policy! 😉