I was not blessed with gorgeous, full, long eyelashes. My husband has longer, thicker and fuller lashes than I do. Why is life so unfair?!? Seriously. When I want “lashes” and I don’t want to have to wear false lashes (because let’s be honest, I don’t want to wear them daily nor am I amazing at the application) I have to find a mascara that really does quite a job with my eyelashes. I need volume, separation, length and I need one that won’t irritate my sensitive eyes or end up giving me raccoon eyes. I have tested so many mascaras, but I’m always on the never-ending search for my holy grail product. Recently in a gift-with-purchase from YSL, I ended up scoring a deluxe sized tester of the YSL Babydoll Mascara and I fell in love. I picked up a full-sized tube of it when I was at Sephora recently and I’ve been using it since.
YSL Babydoll Mascara
My Lashes Before:
Barely there, pretty much non-existent and sparse in certain locations. My lashes are also very light in color and I need a mascara that’s basically jet black to give my eyes some life. If you wonder why mascara is so important to a makeup look, just take al look at my before and after. The mascara really opens up my eyes and makes them pop!
My Lashes After:
Hello, lashes! This gives me a great amount of definition, lift and just some oomph to my lashes. It’s a great formula that doesn’t make me feel like I have spider-like lashes, but instead separates nicely and gives my lashes some much-needed life. In the picture, I didn’t do my lower lashes. I don’t always, but when I do, I have no issues with this giving me “raccoon” eyes and the brush is a nice size for the application. I should also note that I did not curl my lashes in the picture below. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. HA!
PROS and CONS
-Gives my lashes separation, volume and it doesn’t wear off (no raccoon eyes)
-I love the formula of this mascara. it’s a bit more on the dry side and not a super wet formula
-Gorgeous packaging (if you’re into that sort of thing and I am!)
-Doesn’t clump on me
-Brush is a Duo-sized brush and not too big for my “not really there” lashes
-Price is high, but it’s actually worth it (PRO and CON) $30
If I had to rate this mascara out 1-10, I would rate this a solid 10! It has seriously wowed me and that’s hard to do when it comes to a mascara. Sure $30.00 is a bit high, but it’s YSL and to be honest, I love this mascara so much, I don’t mind dropping $30.00 on it. When it works, it just works!
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Allison @neversaydiebeauty says
I haven’t tried BabyDoll, but I have the YSL Effet Faux Cils Mascara, and I liked it a lot when I first got it. After a few weeks, the formula seemed to thicken and clump a bit so I’m not reaching for it as much as when I first got it. For that much $, the formula shouldn’t change. But the packaging! And it does give a great look.
Ooh I want to try this, you got great results! I didn’t realize you were in ATL we aren’t that far apart from each other 🙂
Sammi the Beauty Buff says
I’ve heard great things about this mascara! I have light eyelashes too, which is a pain. My lashes are long, but straight, so I can’t go without a curler!
I basically have the same lashes. Light, basically invisible with no mascara.. I have found a few mascaras over the years that work wonders for me though! I haven’t tried this one, but I do like the YSL Faux Cils mascara!
Collective Beauty says
Years ago (around 2005) YSL had a perfume called Baby Doll and I went through like 4 bottles of it before it was discontinued. The name of this alone would make me buy it, for nostalgic reasons lol. I don’t need much convincing to buy YSL products, because they’re all amazing, but I’m so putting this on my wish list – the formula sounds great!
Kristina | The Feminine Files says
Your before and afters are awesome! It’s amazing what mascara can do, it’s one thing I always put on before going out
Doesn’t it suck? I swear males have way better.. sexy, longer lashes than we do!!! lol I mean.. I look at my son and I’m just like, “he obviously got his dad’s lashes.. so jelly!!!” lol 🙂 I love the packaging of this mascara!!! It’s soooo adorable! PS – great before/after pictures!!!! I’m obviously going crazy with the exclamation points tonight. xoxo
Kate F says
haha omg yes why do men always have such gorgeous long lashes?! I’ve always heard such great things about this, but I honestly don’t think anything can top Benefit Roller Lash for me!
Jen @ gracious luck says
I love the before & after pictures. It looks lovely – and I’m totally a sucker for good packaging!
Ugh I feel you on the lack of natural lashes, girlfriend. But this YSL looks great on you!!! Have you ever tried the Younique 3D fibre lashes??
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