This Influenster box could not have arrived at a better time. I had a client show up the following day for a shoot and she didn't bring mascara or eyeshadow. Normally I keep makeup in the studio for instances like this (it happens a lot). I was so happy I had a new, fresh mascara on hand..there's nothing like new mascara. I will actually buy a new mascara for weddings, or big events like Fashion Week because I feel it makes that much of a difference.
I really liked this new YSL VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS and was happy they sent me one to try out. This is actually one of their mascaras that they have reformulated for a false lash effect. It contains an all new "lash care" formula that doesn't dry out and the B-5 Pro-Vitamin protects and strengthens lashes. It's available in 6 shades including violet - which I really want to try.
Personally I'm fan of this and have started using it regularly - especially at night for a more dramatic look. I like the bristle head, Im not a fan of the thin brushes or curved ones so this one does the trick. It also lasts and wasn't flaking after 16 hours of wear.
Speaking of mascara & lashes, do you know the biggest mistakes you're making when it comes to mascara? Don't pump the brush!!! This was something I was so guilty of until I learned on shoots it was a bad idea. It causes you to have clumpy lashes and introduces air and bacteria into the tube. Don't ever wash it with water and put it back in the tube and if you're going to curl your lashes do it before you put on your mascara.
Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Couture Palette • Yves Saint Laurent • $60
Yves Saint Laurent 'Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils' Longwear Cream Eyeliner • Yves Saint Laurent • $30
Yves Saint Laurent 'Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils' Bold Felt Tip Eyeliner Pen • Yves Saint Laurent • $34
Yves Saint Laurent 'Volume Effet Faux Cils' Waterproof Mascara • Yves Saint Laurent • $30