The formula feels refined. You can tell this mascara is expensive. The application is smooth, no matter how many coats you apply it never gets clumpy.
It is fantastic at definition. Separates and defines lashes beautifully. But that’s your lot. Doesn’t do much in the way of lengthening, does even less in terms of volume.
Whether you like it or not will depend on which lash look you like. If natural looking, defined lashes are your thing, it is great for that. Pretty, fluttery lashes: no problem.
If you want your lashes to look as long as possible, you might find this mascara frustrating. It’s not enough for me, even for casual daytime. I need more length, more volume. You can get there, length-wise, if you are prepared to put in the time. But you really have to work for it.
It lasts. Lashes look great all day, no smudging, smearing or flaking. And it’s easy to remove. So there are plus points. If you have naturally long lashes you might love it. But I reached for an alternative within just a few days. Am a little surprised it’s so popular. Not sure I would recommend, definitely would not repurchase.
YSL Luxurious Mascara, £26, here.
Similar but better: Clinique High Impact Mascara, £19, review here.
Til next time,