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Yves Saint Laurent MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS SHOCKING - Voluminous Mascara for a False Lash Effect

What it is: A mascara that exaggerates lashes with excess volume from every angle. What it does: Exclusive to YSL, the amplified helix brush provides instant volume to the lashes. The slim brush design allows for perfect control and precision and the off-center twist enhances length and curl. The beautifully creamy formula with pro-vitamin B5 coats each lash evenly, creating a thick and lustrous fringe with a wet look.
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Questions & Answers for Yves Saint Laurent MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS SHOCKING - Voluminous Mascara for a False Lash Effect

Question
How long will this mascara last?
I don't want to be spending much on makeup. Let's say I would wear this mascara once or twice a day everyday. How long it will last me? and if it doesn't last long, can you recommend any other ones who will have a dramatic effect on my lashes and will last longer than this one?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
fapat77
(las cruces, nm)
on MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS SHOCKING - Voluminous Mascara for a False Lash Effect
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answer 1
Approx 3 months. It then becomes very dry. Other brands last longer for me, however, I really like this mascara so will keep purchasing.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
limecoco
(Sydney, Australia)
answer 2
2 months. Buxom is a great brand also, you could probably get 3 months out of that. I also really love the Givenchy Noir Couture 4 in 1. I've had that about 2 months now, and it is less likely to clump or be heavy on your lashes like the YSL. Buxom is the cheapest of the bunch, but you get what you pay for with all mascara.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Stephanie212
(Ypsilanti, MI)
answer 3
I have no idea how long this specific product will last you, but you really shouldn't keep mascara longer than three months. The longer you keep them, the more opportunity there is for bacteria to grow, plus they dry out and don't work as well. If you really don't want to spend a lot of money Sephora's store brand "Full Effects" (or something like that) is very good and about $15.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
swampette
(Tallahassee, FL)
answer 4
For me, it stays on all day (non-waterproof form) and sometimes it can be a beast trying to get off with eye makeup remover. It doesn't flake either, which is great!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
taylorleigh7385
(Nashville, Tennessee)
answer 5
I am not sure of how long this mascara will last as I just started using it. I also love Givenchy Phenom eyes, hate Blinc. If you wear very little makeup like I do I believe in investing in a great mascara. Your eyes will love it.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
velvetc317
(rockmart, ga)
answer 6
I wear this mascara every day and usually apply once to twice a day. I would say I get a good month - month and a half out of it. I do put two coats on usually and also use on my bottom lashes.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Taytayyy
answer 7
I wore it every day, and it didn't last very long at all. In my book, the wimpy 0.2 oz. that you get is definitely not worth $30, but I can recommend some cheaper mascaras that offer a lot more product. My two favorites are Sephora's Outrageous Volume (it can clump, but just be careful), and Urban Decay's Skyscraper Multi-Benefit mascara. If you want HUGE buildable volume, length, and definition, go for the Outrageous Volume mascara. Skyscraper is similar to it, but it doesn't produce very "fake-lash" eyelashes. Skyscraper also has a feathery, weightless effect, not stiff, immovable lashes like S.O.V. Last but not least, they both offer a lot more product, Skyscraper weighing in at 0.41 fl. oz! So, I would definitely recommend these over YSL.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
shrapnel
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 8
Lasts all day long
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
lindina
(new york, NY)
answer 9
i wear mascara 5 or 6 days a week the life of a mascara is 3 months is the average, depends on the brand. I love YSL but it only lasts me 2 months
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
1puddie
(valencia, ca)
answer 10
Hi, my opinion is that this mascara lasts about 6 hours. After this time, you get the raccoon effect.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
missmojo
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 11
12 hours approximately
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
clarissa86
(Rome, Italy)
Question
Does it wash off with soap and water? Also, I have combination skin does it smudge/drip by the end of the day leaving that raccoon eye look?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
underfivemakeup
(Round Rock,Tx)
on MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS SHOCKING - Voluminous Mascara for a False Lash Effect
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answer 1
Nope, I found that it stays pretty well put thru out the day and doesn't give that racoon eye fall out under the eye effect many mascaras can end up doing at the end of the day. And its not even a waterproof formula but holds up great!
answered 1 year ago
MiamiVice412
(Miami, FL)
answer 2
I haven't had a problem with smudging, and it washes off fine for me with just soap and water - but I take a shower at night. Don't know if it would be more work splashing water on your face from a sink, than standing under the spray.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
cassabear
answer 3
Hi,

The YSL Faux Cils Shocking mascara should be removed with an eye make up remove. I hope that this helps!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
melissabt
answer 4
Most of it washes off with soap and water, then I get the rest with remover.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
puurpledinny
(Torrance, CA)
answer 5
no it doesnt it stays the same from the begining till the end of the day ,, i am a teacher and i need to look neat and clean all day long so i had no problems with it
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
dalida531
(ny,ny)
answer 6
I use my makeup cleanser to take this mascara off nightly, but it also comes off with soap and water in the shower. It stays on all day and I have never had it run.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mrsarnie
(Janesville, WI)
answer 7
I found that this washes off quite well with my normal face wash (Philosophy's Purity Made Simple). I did not need to use eye makeup remover to get it off. I also have combination skin and did not notice any flaking/smudging/raccoon eyes in a full day's wear.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
princessjelly
(Alma, MI)
answer 8
Sometimes I use a hot wash cloth to remove the mascara. But it's only when I have just one coat of mascara on which is most of the time. I would say try it first and if it's not easy enough order eye make up remover. The small blue bottle of remover by YSL. It's good.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
tigerlily4
(San Diego, CA)
answer 9
I don't use soap and water to wash my fash so I couldn't say. I remove it with eye makeup remover.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
deebim
(New York, NY)
Question
Does the formula smudge? Is it easy to remove?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Danville, CA)
on MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS SHOCKING - Voluminous Mascara for a False Lash Effect
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answer 1
no it does not smudge for me, and it is easy to remove
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
1puddie
(valencia, ca)
answer 2
Doesn't smudge on me and I'm used to wearing waterproof mascaras even though this is not. Comes off easily with remover.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
laceyhearts
(west covina, ca)
answer 3
Yes it smudges and is removed easily enough.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
missmojo
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 4
Doesn't smudge at all. I haven't cried with it on yet, so I don't know about that. Removes easily with regular cleansing, no makeup remover necessary.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
justgrace
(San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)
answer 5
Try the YSL blue remover in a bottle. They know what their doing @ YSL and anyway right now I think there is a special small bottle of remover with the mascara?
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
tigerlily4
(San Diego, CA)
answer 6
A lot ended up under my eyes. Not the best product esp, because of the price.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
msemae
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
answer 7
No it doesn't smuge after it dries - it takes a minute so let it set. I remove my mascara every night with just a pad and mascara remover. I find this product to be very easy to use and I love it.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
westiesmom
(South Carolina)
Question
How is this different from the original faux cils mascara
How is this mascara different from the original faux cil mascara?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
eunmi
(Atlanta, GA)
on MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS SHOCKING - Voluminous Mascara for a False Lash Effect
7 answers
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answer 1
I think this formula gives a little more volume, that is what it does for me
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
1puddie
(valencia, ca)
answer 2
Much more wet, and lengthening and thickening. I have thinning eye lashes and I have long eyelashes, this stuff is great, and a little goes a long way! Buy it!!!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
justgrace
(San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)
answer 3
I think it goes on thicker than the others. I really like it.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
purplelvr
(Lemont, IL)
answer 4
It is a lot messier and clumpier. The original mascara is MUCH better!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
nezabudka84
(Washington DC)
answer 5
you dont need anything to add to this mascara if u have short lashes it will make them look longer and fuller if u have long lashes like mine it will only magnify and highlight your eyes ,,its wet enough and the brush goes on every lash evenly
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
dalida531
(ny,ny)
answer 6
YSL volume effet ingredients:Water, Paraffin, Stearic Acid, Cera Carnauba, Triethanolamine, Cera Alba (Beeswax), C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Nylon-12, Stearyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl cellulose, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Adipic Acid/Diethylene Glycol/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Vp/ Eicosene Copolymer, Behenic Acid, Sorbitan Stearate, Peg-40 Stearate, Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben. [+/- May Contain: Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxide), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxide), Ci 77019 (Mica), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxide), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77000 (Aluminum Powder), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Ci 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), Silica.

Shocking mascara ingerdients:Aqua/Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Copernicia Cerifera Cera/Carnauba Wax, Acacia Senegal/Acacia Senegal Gum, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Synthetic Flourphlogopite, Disodium EDTA, Parfum/Fragrance. [+/- May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide, Mica] (F.I.L. B47226/1).
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
bigslacker666
(Tahoe, NV)
answer 7
For me there is no comparison. I however, am never going to be described as a shrinking violet. So with my bright red hair and all this is what I have found. Start out with the effet faux cils - seperate all your lashes, then grab the shocking and prepare yourself for eyelashes that will touch your eyebrows and make your eyes look gorgeous. Use your eyeliner sparingly - you will just need a little. I am sure you will love this product - I am buying another one. If you don't like false eyelashes you will not like this. Good luck.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
westiesmom
(South Carolina)
Question
What eyelashes does this work best on?
I have really long and dark eyelashes but not all mascaras grip my eyelashes. Would this be a good choice of mascara to buy?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
coco1girl
(Incline Village, NV)
on MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS SHOCKING - Voluminous Mascara for a False Lash Effect
7 answers
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answer 1
first of all i always use a primer on my lashes. I tried several brands, Dior is the best hands down, worth every penny. The directions say put a coat on and wait 5 minutes heck with that, i apply my mascara right away works great for me.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
1puddie
(valencia, ca)
answer 2
I'm pretty sure this mascara will be able to grip your lashes as it has a very rich wet formula. Might be a tad heavy for your long lashes but I say try it!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
laceyhearts
(west covina, ca)
answer 3
Yes. This mascara is super thick and probably the only mascara I've ever used that you actually could get away with wearing just one coat and your lashes would look amazing. Try it.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
meshel1218
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
Yes, sounds perfect for you.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
justgrace
(San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)
answer 5
I have the same, get the original faux cils mascara by YSL, its very defining and looks great! This mascara looks really clumpy on!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
crtucker
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 6
I have long blonde lashes with dark shorter lashes intermixed. This mascara grips all of my lashes so you see the length of the blonde and the fullness of the dark. Love it!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mrsarnie
(Janesville, WI)
answer 7
Yes, I have the same kind of Lashes. You should defenitely give it a try. You know, Sephora guarantees everything so what have you got to loose?
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
tigerlily4
(San Diego, CA)
Question
What is the best color for brown eyes?
What is the best color to make brown eyes pop? Should i choose Cherry Black?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Rialto, CA)
on MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS SHOCKING - Voluminous Mascara for a False Lash Effect
7 answers
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answer 1
I have always heard brown eyes pop with purple shadow.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
velvetc317
(rockmart, ga)
answer 2
I have brown eyes and love the cherry black.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
nonenone
(Waldorf, MD)
answer 3
I like to use purple shades with thick black mascara.
answered 2 years ago
easytouse
(jacksonville, fl)
answer 4
Stick with black mascara and use shadow and eyeliner to make your brown eyes pop. In art, they teach you to use the color that is opposite on the color wheel to make a color standout. I think the blue family is the color on the other side of the wheel.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
cclemmer
(Roanoke, VA)
answer 5
i have brown eyes too, i always use black, i tried browns but it did nothing, i always stick with black
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
1puddie
(valencia, ca)
answer 6
Hello. The best colour for brown eyes would be a warm plum colour. You may want to try Guerlain's plum mascara. It's great & has both a big brush plus a small brush to ensure lash separation & coating!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
mistytigger846
(Brampton ON)
answer 7
I bought the black as I don't really like the Cherry color or any colored mascaras...just depends on your taste, but it will leave a reddish hue.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
justgrace
(San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)
Question
Is this formula wetter than the original?
I liked the original but ended up not loving it because I tend to like wetter formulas like Lancome's hypnose (which is why I didnt like the doll lash). I just want to know if this formula is wetter than the original and does it dry out quickly bc thats another thing I dont like of mascaras like the diorshow (and yes I close them all the way!)
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
gserrano
(Chicago, IL)
on MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS SHOCKING - Voluminous Mascara for a False Lash Effect
7 answers
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answer 1
no it is not.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
1puddie
(valencia, ca)
answer 2
Much wetter, love this product!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
justgrace
(San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)
answer 3
Yes, I find the shocking mascara to be creamier than the other YSL mascaras.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
purplelvr
(Lemont, IL)
answer 4
It didn't seem overly wet. I wipe the wand a little so it won't clump the lashes together.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
puurpledinny
(Torrance, CA)
answer 5
This mascara might be a little wetter than the original one. However, the wetness creates clumps which we all know is not such a great thing.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
nezabudka84
(Washington DC)
answer 6
yes its wet enough , i am sure u will be very satisfied i bought like 12 to 15 different kinds this is my favorite , its woth every penny
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
dalida531
(ny,ny)
answer 7
Yes, it is much wetter than the original. For me that was a draw back, however. Was a bit messy!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
greatgatsby
(Philadelphia , PA)
Question
What is the best color/shade to make blue eyes stand out?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
kls1213
(Oskhosh, WI)
on MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS SHOCKING - Voluminous Mascara for a False Lash Effect
5 answers
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answer 1
brown or black! I use the black and my blue eyes pop!
answered 10 months ago
Jilbness
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 2
To make pretty baby blues pop, use bold browns
answered 1 year ago
BabyBlueGal
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
Brown
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Stephanie212
(Ypsilanti, MI)
answer 4
I like to use YSL mascara in violet. Black looks best, but it's fun to play it up. I find midnite blues look good, too, but the super bright blues look kinda lame. Only use them at night.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
lisa5757
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
I have fair skin, strawberry blond hair, and blue eyes, and I use this mascara in Deep Black. It's not what I would call a natural look, so if you prefer to look like you're makeup-free, I'd go a different way. That being said, it's certainly dramatic and makes my eyes stand out without looking clownish or overdone.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
cassieball
Question
Color?
Is the black/bronze greenish as shown online?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
sexiesuzy
(BEAR, DE)
on MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS SHOCKING - Voluminous Mascara for a False Lash Effect
3 answers
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answer 1
There's 2 different shades of YSL shocking mascara. The one I purchased was black, but there is an atypical color as well.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
pearllotus
(Novi, MI)
answer 2
No, its more of an olive-brown.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
gorgeous233
(New York, NY)
answer 3
Yes it does look more on the green side instead of a golden tone
answered 2 years ago
clpotts
(Huntsville, AL)
Question
Is it water proof?
asked 11 months ago
crystiellen
on MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS SHOCKING - Voluminous Mascara for a False Lash Effect
3 answers
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answer 1
No, it actually comes off very easily with water.
answered 10 months ago
GabrielleHunter
answer 2
Not really water-PROOF, but difficult to remove. I use a Chanel eye makeup remover & it takes some effort. Lancome used to have a great waterproof mascara.
answered 10 months ago
suefabu
(Lake Zurich)
answer 3
No, this mascara is not waterproof. You can view the YSL waterproof mascara here > http://bit.ly/1hlUbCW
answered 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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