Another day, another mascara.
Thanks to the ladies over at PARTYSKIRTS I was able to get my hands on the new YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara, which was perfect timing because I was already lusting over it after seeing a few fellow bloggers try it out.
As much as I love the mascara after wearing it a few days, I've got to say YSL also nailed it with their packaging - it's hands down the most stunning I've unwrapped in the last few months. Have I mentioned how much I love getting mail?
The collection holds many bold colours that are great for mixing & matching, which is a daring look that's certainly on trend right now. All the shades are:
- Clash Black
- Unpredictable Aubergine
- Excitement Green
- Mirage Hazel
- Trouble Blue
- Madness Fuchsia
- Craze Purple
- Storm Dark Sparkle
- Fire Gold Sparkle
I have Clash Black, which is totally okay with me because I like to keep the bold colour on my lips. But hey, maybe not everyone associates coloured mascara with horrible grade school flashbacks.
YSL promises a mascara that provides both length and volume, and I see more of the length than anything. It's not as glossy as I thought it would, considering the name, but it does have a slight shine to it.
You can tell that the brush is packed with bristles and they do a great job of picking up the lashes, adding to the intensity of the mascara. At first I thought the dense bristles would cause some clumps, but nothing so far! And no flaking and smudging in sight, even with this heat.
I only wore one coat the other day, and it can be passed off as a more natural looking mascara as well! So it's build-able, which is a plus.
The strangest bit is probably the smell - mandarin, jasmine, and vanilla...in a mascara. I'm not big on scents near my face and sure it's subtle but it's there.
So overall? I would give this mascara a 7/10. I'm taking points off because there's not a noticable shine (so what makes it different, really?) and the price is high considering what else is out there that does a similar job. What's it go for? Around $30...a little steep!