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I wish I could stop buying this mascara but I can't! I started using it about 5 years ago when somebody bought it for me as a present. It's the only mascara that curls my lashes and makes them look super long. The gold tube looks amazing and it also smells lovely but... it just doesn't last very long. If it was cheaper, I would buy it all the time but at £22, it's hardly a snip! I do get lots of compliments about my lashes when I wear this which is why I keep going back for more. You can get a couple of desired looks from it too - one coat for everyday or a couple of coats for a more glam look. I have tried cheaper alternatives and NOTHING comes close. If you can afford to buy this mascara every 4-6 weeks then I would highly recommend it!
I have been a lover of YSL touche eclat for years so I respected and trusted the brand. I thought Id better invest in a good mascara as I wear it frequently and so turned to YSL. The mascara is rather pricey at around £20 or more, which is my main complaint for this product. Other than that I do think it is a good mascara, gives great volume and length and also great depth of colour. Really helps to frame the eyes. I think the mascara has fibres in it which help to build up lash length. This is fab with only one complaint (which may have something more to do with my technique than anything) but I often find that sometimes only certain lashes will get built up with these fibres, making me look a little bit like I have 3 or 4 extra long lashes with the rest a normal length. This can be easily fixed however. I do think its a fab mascara but I think you can find other products which will give a similar or the same outcome without such a hefty price tag.
That time arrived again when the eye circles were deepening and darkening with lots of night shifts. Perks of the job. Ho hum. There is always an element of slight panic when I reach the end of my touch eclat and realise that there is no way of hiding these circles which make me look like I could do with being a patient rather than nursing them. Therefore, off to the Yves Saint Laurent counter went I.
If you have read any of my previous reviews, you shall be well aware of my loyalty to Chanel products but in this instance nothing quite matches the power of touche eclat. By now I imagine that you are thinking that I have made a mistake and that my review is about the wrong item. If so, you are wrong. The touche eclat is just the beginning of the story to how I made one of my worst cosmetic purchases. To carry on the story, when arriving at the Yves Saint Laurent counter I sought out my necessary buy and was eager to pay and go home and fix my face. The Yves Saint Laurent sales person however had other ideas. She very cleverly took advantage of my hot sweats and need to purchase this product by engaging me in conversation and stalling at the checkout by offering me other items that in the end I agreed hastily to purchase the special deal of a double pack which included the coveted touche eclat and mascara.
As ever, on the purchase of new cosmetics I was off home to try out my new goodies. On application of the mascara I was quite pleased with what I saw. The mascara tube itself was gold coloured and shiny and rather pleasing on the eye even if a little chunky. My favourite element of this product is indeed the wand. The lid is comfortable to hold for easy application and applies the mascara to the eyelashes with good distribution and thickness. I did feel that the mascara took a while to dry and because I have quite long eyelashes it felt like I had to make an effort not to blink as every application that I have done with this product has left me with mascara marks which i then have to wipe off. As I put my mascara on last, this can be a bit of a pain to say the least.
So, first few times not so bad, however over time I have become increasingly let down by this product. I soon found that it becomes gloopy very quickly making my eye lashes stick together post application and the mascara soon began to feel heavy and flaky when dried. With at least half of the product left and unusbale I was heavily dissapointed with this purchase. The one thing that I do still like to use is the wand. I tend to wash it and use it in my other mascaras if going out somewhere as the wand really does make my eyelashes have a good distribution of mascara which helps to thickien and lengthen the eyelashes. Sadly, the wand along with its original mascara does not hold any positive points.
I do believe the individual cost of the mascara is around £21 which is a lot of money to pay for a product which can only be used effectively for a few applications.
What can I say about Yves Saint Laurent mascara voluni infini curl? Sorely dissaponted, I feel like I have wasted my cash. I would not buy it again and I certainly would not recommend anyone else either.
I love mascara and wear it nearly every day, so I thought I better invest in a high-end one such as this by Yves Saint Laurent. This did not come cheaply, as it cost around £20 even with buying it in the duty-free airport lounge! Unfortunately, in the end I did not feel that it justified the price and I was very disappointed in this mascara.
The mascara began well and offered lovely black, full coverage, coating each lash so that my eyes looked really full and dark. I also fell in love with the tube as it is a bright gold and always looks so classy in my make-up bag. However, it did seem to imprint more than other mascaras and it could only have been after a few uses that it began to then dry out and go clumpy. Soon it was sticking my eyelashes together and not being as dark as it once was.
This product looked promising but was actually very poor and really should not cost as much as it does! If you want to splash out for a good investment mascara, then I would recommend L'ancome Hypnose instead.
The other reviews have been quite unfavourable of this mascara, I have had a slightly different experience. I think it is a good mascara, but just has to be applied with precision (since it takes awhile to dry) and that includes no blinking! However, since it does cost about £20, I think other brands do better mascaras for the price!
The mascara comes in a gold box with the YSL logo, and would make an attractive present. The mascara stick itself is also gold, very chic and perfect handbag accessory. Only thing is, is that if you do carry it about in the make-up bag/ handbag the gold slowly flakes off leaving it looking quite shabby!
The mascara itself is thick, lengthening and intense colour. I have the darkest shade and it really does make my eyes stand out. It stays on all day, and you do not need to reapply. I also find that when it rains, I dont end up with mascara running down my face. You definately need to use a make up remover wipe to get it off, but I take all my make up off with make up wipes anyway! Only thing is....it takes ages to dry (about five minutes), many a time I sneeze or blink just having applied it and end up with mascara all over my face.
This is a good mascara, but frankly for the amount it costs, you would do better with Lancome or even L'oreal.
I have bought several Yves Saint Laurent products in the past and this one was not my favourite. This mascara does give you good coverage and works. I do think there are better curling mascaras out there on the market.
I think the packaging is nice and is the usual nice gold Yves Saint Laurent packaging colour.
The colours that it comes available in are a good selection and are nice but I found that the mascara tends to dry out fairly quickly. I didn't use it for a week and I found that when I next took out the brush it was really dry and gloopy. It was almost as if too much air had got into the bottle. I don't see how it could happen as the mascara closes neatly and tightly enough but it did not last long enough more me.
I usually really like Yves Saint Laurent products but I will not be buying this one again. Predictably for Yves Saint Laurent products it not cheap either so I would advise that you spend your money on a different curling mascara such as the clinique one.
I bought this mascara after it being recommended by a friend. Ordinarily I would not spend quite so much on a mascara but had a voucher so decided to give it a try.
I'm glad I didn't actually spend my own money on this mascara as there is a lot I do not like about it.
The colour was good, but the mascara consistency was not so good. IT went on clumpy, and I wasted more wiping the extra off the brush before putting it on.
I also thought it was quite flaky after a while, and every time I went into the toilet and looked in the mirror I had black marks under my eyes from it, which is not what I want from a mascara.
It was also, despite coming off on my skin all day, actually quite hard to remove, and I found myself having to rub and rub to remove it at the end of the day.
I have bought other Yves Saint Laurent Mascaras in the past and out of them this was my favourite. However, I did find that it clumps quite a lot and became dry and flaky by the end of the day. I normally have MAC or Benefit Mascara as I find these the longest-lasting, no clumps, long lashes, good colour selection etc. I was hoping to get al of this from the YSL but it unfortunately failed to impress.
I liked this product on the first few applications but found that it dried out really quickly even though I made sure that the lid was on tightly. However I could have had a dodgy bottle/tube thingy which meant that it wasn't quite airtight!?
All in all it has great packaging, looks good to start off with but as soon as it started to dry out in the bottle it was really thick, clumpy and messy to put on!
(I have given it 4 stars because I could have easily had a faulty bottle!)