YSL Shocking

When I went to America at the end of September YSL Shocking Mascara was something I really wanted. I’d seen so many positive reviews I just had to have it. You can see my full haul here.

The first thing that caught my attention is the gorgeous YSL packaging. All the products feel so luxurious in their gold packaging. I’m personally a fan and I love the black writing on them. I like that they are heavy to as it makes me think I’ve got my monies worth (stupid I know)

Look how pretty. When I was in duty free unfortunately they didn’t have the mascara so I picked up Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes instead. Review coming soon. But luckily they had this on the plane. I paid £20 for it. Which is a lot for mascara but after picking up this one and the Lancome one I’m converted to high end. You can pick it up for £23 here.

When I first opened it I was instantly disappointed  I judge this one straight away. After loving my Maybelline Colossal Volume for so long for something to give me volume I assumed the brush would be bigger. It’s average size and I have just assumed it would be huge. It also just looked average, I expected something different to it.

As I tried it the first time my disappointment continued. My lashes clumped together and the formula felt too wet. Having had this with a mascara before I left it for a few weeks before trying again. That was when it all changed. The brush also picks up a lot of product and is very highly scented (warning incase you aren’t a fan) I’m used to a scented mascara as my Maybelline one is.

After giving it a second chance all changed. Here is my eye with no make up on at all above. This mascara separates and lengthens my lashes amazingly.

Please ignore my ungroomed eyebrows (if you saw my brow post last week you can see what my natural brows look like in this post, here if you want to read it) This is after just one coat. I love how black this mascara is and how my lashes appear. I always like to apply two of more coats of mascara.

After two coats you can see there is a lot more volume to my lashes. I think this mascara is perfect for days when you only want to wear mascara as it leaves your lashes looking amazing. It’s also perfect for nights out and this would make me consider ditching false lashes.

Here you can see with and without which I’m sure you’ll agree is pretty amazing. This mascara is so good at making lashes look amazing. BUT don’t go more than two coats. This is a mascara that easily goes clumpy as the wand is very much loaded with mascara. I think it will be a better mascara as it runs out more. This mascara made L stop me mid sentence to ask if I was wearing falsies. My sister in law also did the same thing. Pretty impressive right.

I’m so converted to high end now. Also I love high street mascaras and I think they are great but when I can afford to spend the extra I will now.

What do you think of high end mascaras? Have you tried YSL?

Love M



  1. Sophierosehearts
    November 22, 2012 / 12:44 pm

    Wow you have AMAAAZING lashes, i love this mascara too <3Sophierosehearts x

  2. Emma Kelly
    November 22, 2012 / 12:51 pm

    getting this for christmas, looks amazing!Emma xoglossyboutique.blogspot.com

  3. LolaStar
    November 22, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    Another thing I now need to add to my wish list! Looks amazing!Lola x

  4. Sunny
    November 22, 2012 / 1:51 pm

    I've been wanting this for ages, the difference in your lashes is incredible! x

  5. R.
    November 22, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    I love high-end mascaras! My favourites are Lancome and Dior, though. They're so pricey but they really make such a big difference and the difference after you use a really crappy mascara and always have to comb clumps out is really amazing.

  6. Beauty Bird
    November 22, 2012 / 8:06 pm

    Wow this looks AMAZING! So jealous of your naturally curly lashes too xx

  7. Paperbacks and Postcards
    November 22, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    It looks amazing! This is going on my Christmas list! xx

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