Mascara, my favourite beauty product out there. Throw in a luxe touch of YSL glam and I’m hooked.
YSL Shocking mascara has the glossy gold appeal that you want to show off from your make-up bag. I love the scrawled across ‘Shocking’ on the tube – it makes the glossy gold feel young, when gold packaging can often be associated with slightly older make-up brands – YSL have kept it fresh.
The brush is a twisted helix shape, with short bristles that are softish, but short. The short bristles mean that there can be quite a lot of product on the brush. Because of this it took me a little bit of effort to get the hang of using this – it can be clump central, or it can be super glam lashes.
Once I got the hang of it though I am in love – I don’t normally choose such a dramatic style of mascara. I tend to prefer the fat, fluffy brushes that deliver volume and length together. But check out the ‘after’ shots – the lashes are super dramatic, plus liquid liner and I have a pretty impressive set of lashes going on!
My only tiny niggle with this mascara is how heavily scented it is, it has a very floral scent that does irritate me a bit straight after application -but after a while it vanishes.
(excuse tired eyes and messy brows – pre make-up and don’t do photo shop!)