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Love the staying power of this mascara
on October 9, 2016
I've had problems in the past with mascara flaking or causing 'racoon eyes' -- and during the humid summer months, it's a bigger concern. In the past, I've tried MANY different mascaras -- those I'd seen in on-line reviews, as well as, those that friends had recommended. I would follow reviews in magazines as well and that is how I came upon the YSL Volume Effect. A beauty magazine put this as one of their top 10 choices. Of those top 10, I began to look at on-line reviews. YSL came up on many of the reviews. I have to admit that I would love if I could find an inexpensive 'over-the-counter' mascara that works for me, but am happy to pay a bit more for something that I am happy with. As I've gotten older, my lashes are thinning out, and this really does seem to fill them in and well as give me the length that I want... again, without the racoon eyes at the end of the day. I've never had any problem with this stinging or irritating my eyes. I will have to say that it is a bit more difficult to remove at the end of the day. Before bed, I do use a gentle wash (as I have sensitive skin) to take everything off and then I have to use a cotton ball and something specific for mascara to remove this. I know that the removal is more difficult because this is a waterproof version, so compared to other waterproof mascaras, it really is no different than any other that I've tried.