YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara – Noir Radical Review

YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara – Noir Radical Review

Hi Everyone,

Hope all you IMBB Cuties are doing fine, and having a great weekend.  Today is an exciting review, firstly, because this is my first IMBB-Sponsored beauty product review, and I am literally over the moon. Secondly, because, if you want to know just how wonderful (or not so wonderful?) this mascara is, please keep reading!


Product Description:

“Luxurious Mascara for a False Lash Effect.”  With one sweep of the wand, this lush mascara combines the captivating volume and false lash effect of Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara with our deepest black color ever. Carefully selected mineral pigments coat lashes from root to tip with dramatically dark color that’s simply unmatched, while the Triple Film-Complex specially coats each lash for added intensity, curve, and long-lasting wear. The result: a dangerously glamorous lash look that lasts.”

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Rs. 1900


7.5 ml.


Comes in a stunning gold/copper colour outer cardboard box with the YSL logo printed in the middle. The mascara case itself is a glamorous full gold colour, again with the YSL logo placed in black and gold in the center.


This mascara is NOT fragrance-free and has a light perfume-y kind of smell.

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My Experience with YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara – Noir Radical:

I have almost barely-there eyelashes, and that too, they are not black, but brown in colour. Hence, in order to make my eyes stand out, I am always on the lookout for jet black eyeliners and mascaras. This is actually my first mascara from YSL and what can I say, I am absolutely enthralled with this fabulous work of art from them.  This not only gives my lashes extreme length, volume, body and a stunning black look, it also gets better and better with every coat. So far, I have applied up to three coats, and there was no stickiness or clumping, and my lashes also did not stick together, but were nicely and separately noticeable. I have worn this mascara over 7/8 times since I bought it, and each and every time, have received numerous compliments from my friends and one day, I also wore it while shopping and 3 ladies kept staring at my eyes and they asked me about it.


I was only too happy to give them the lowdown about what this mascara has done for my poor little lashes.  Also, while applying this, I don’t get any kind of pokey feeling that mascaras give, especially comb ones. Hence, I am a big fan of soft, voluptuous brush mascaras because invariably if I use a comb type brush, I end up poking my lash line and smudging my entire makeup.

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I love how richly coated the brush gets with the mascara, yet it gives out just the right amount of product to coat lashes beautifully.  The long brush feels soft and comfortable too while applying the product. I also found no irritation in wearing this for long hours but it needs a good yet gentle makeup remover to take it off.


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Makeup wise, in the photos, I am wearing:

Black eyes

YSL Mascara

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NW 25
MAC Metal-X Cream Shadow – Palladium
MAC Technakohl Eye-liner Kajal – Graphblack
MAC Eyebrow Pencil – Lingering
MAC Powder Blush – Pink Swoon
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick – Saffron Gossip

(Sorry, ladies, the Eyeliner in Graphblack is looking quite thickly applied – that’s because it’s coming to the end and the tip has become absolutely flat).

Let’s come to the pros and cons:

Pros of YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara – Noir Radical:

  • Gives a real false lash effect.
  • Can be applied up to 3 coats, in my opinion.
  • Doesn’t clump.
  • Separates lashes well.
  • Gives extreme length, volume and body.
  • A stunning midnight-black, jet-black colour, making eyes stand out more.
  • Doesn’t feel sticky.
  • Dries quickly.
  • Doesn’t feel pokey while applying.
  • Long, soft brush spreads the colour/product nicely and evenly and smoothly over the lashes.
  • Good amount of product.

Cons of YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara – Noir Radical:

  • Expensive.
  • Is not fragrance-free.

In other words, seriously, this has become the best mascara I have ever used till date, and I would keep buying this again and again. (Also, available in other lovely colours, like purple, navy blue, brown, etc).

IMBB Rating:


Thanks for reading, ladies, and do share your views in the comments below.

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20 thoughts on “YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara – Noir Radical Review

  1. Sab……thanksssssss so much for this review, its the first IMBB sponsored review *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* You have described the mascara so well, I want it *ghost* *ghost*

  2. what an absolute brilliant review sabrina. Thank you so much for this one. I looved the review and the mascara turned out to ba sooo awesome. The before and after results are really visible!! Kudos!! *clap* *clap* *clap*

    1. Rati, am so glad you liked the review, I am absolutely enjoying wearing this mascara, you should really get it for yourself. *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

  3. Firstly congos on your first IMBB sponsored review *hifive* *hifive* *clap* and the mascara looks amazing yaaa *woot* *woot* the before and the after pics depict it sooo well *happy dance* amazing review Sabrina *jai ho* *jai ho*

    1. Thank you for liking my review, Nandini. I bought this mascara from Shoppers Stop. I’m positive it’s available in all big stores everywhere in the country. 🙂

  4. Very nicely written review Sabrina! Especially love the before and after pictures….they really talk…!! *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*

  5. ohh myy gawddd!! *shock* what a huge difference in d before n after pics! looks like a must have for mascara lovers.. impeccable review Sabrina! n congrats for d frst IMBB – sponsored product review!!

  6. i have heard my friend praising ysl mascara…and today i am totally convinced that it is worth all the praises! *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* great review Sabrina *clap* *clap* *clap*

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