Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Midweek post: A rather 'SHOCKING' mascara...

Yves Saint Laurent 'Shocking' mascara, £23. 

I'd been given a generous supply of 'Shocking' mascara samples at Christmas and had managed to get to August before they ran dry, whilst simultaneaously my L'Oreal Telescopic mascara did the same. On a break in Norfolk to see me mam I decided to just treat myself and buy the Shocking mascara full sized, and I thought I'd tell you my favourite points....

The mascara is scented and perfumed which turns the usual unpleasant smell of mascara into quite a nice one, and whats even better is this perfume doesn't irritate my sensitive and prone-to-watering eyes.

The formula is very wet which helps maximise length and makes the product easier to use and apply as you aren't dragging it through your lashes. (Allow time to dry afterwards or you'll be left with charming smudge patches when you blink! Not speaking from experience....)

It seems to pretty much hold my curled (Shu Uemura eyelash curler FYI) eyelashes in place, without flopping down too much or losing grip of the shape.

This builds a bold lash in one application (for some this may make it more of an evening mascara.)

The wand is a medium sized brush that has many different fibres which comb the lashes but they are thick enough to pick up a lot of product which maximises volume.

It's got that satisfying 'click' shut packaging, that only the best of the best have. (Plus you know it's shutting out any unwanted air!)

I rarely pay high prices for mascara's, but the L'Oreal had been getting a bit samey samey and I don't find they grip the curl as well as YSL's offerings. I can't afford to own high end mascaras all of the time as it's a product I find I replace the most often, but as it was my birthday month I deserved a little splurge. I would recommend this product if you like bold black lashes (though granted that isn't the look I want everyday) so if you were curious about YSL mascara's then try this one!


  1. Great review :) I've heard a lot of good things about this mascara, I love the YSL Faux Cils but it dries out in about 2 weeks! I might ask my boyfriend to pick me this one up in duty free though xxx

  2. I really like this mascara... Only not a big fan of the scent. X

  3. This sounds lovely, I've never wanted to sniff a mascara before... When I get some pennies I may have splurge! xx

    Violence & Fashion

  4. How lovely! This is the first I've heard of a mascara being scented, and it's a good thing it doesn't irritate your eyes because my eyes are quite sensitive as well. By the way, you're so pretty! ^_^ Thanks for the review :)

  5. This bad boys on my xmas list. Cant wait to try it!

  6. This looks fab on you! I might buy this for myself next month as a birthday treat :) xx

  7. I have this but not used it yet. Waiting to finish my current lancome hypnose! Xx


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