Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mascara Dupe Du Jour 10.27.09

I have a thing about eyelashes...obviously, so it is natural that I am very picky about mascaras. I have been loyal to my YSL Faux Cils for over 4 years now. I have gone through endless tubes of this stuff. It is my favorite by far ever, but at $28 a pop it is quite expensive.

What I love about it? The luxe packaging, the gorgeous smell, the fake eyelash effect it gives. Basically, on the whole it is the best mascara that I have found ever. The only problem is it dries out pretty quickly, hence going through a ton of it.

Recently, I was told that L'Oreal Carbon Voluminous was a dupe. Usually, i would say NO WAY! Nothing could come close to my beloved YSL, but L'Oreal is the parent company of YSL beauty so I figured lets give it a shot. Also, my YSL is beginning to dry out.

And boy, am I glad that I did. It is EXACTLY the same minus the scent. I love the scent but for about $20 less I can live without it. It is exactly the same formula and brush. Usually i find the secret of a good mascara is in the brush!

YSL on Left, L'oreal on Right.
Usually the YSL brush looks like the L'Oreal one but it is beginning to dry out! :(

Has anyone tried L'Oreal Voluminous?


  1. Yep, I have it on right now. I prefer the waterproof version to the original as I find it less 'wet' and you dont end up with excess product on the wand which annoys me as it causes lashes to clump.

    The waterproof version still gives the same 'blacker than black'' effect. L'oreal Voluminous and Chanel Inimitable are my fave mascaras.

    Oh, did you get my email?

  2. yeah I love voluminous but I still think faux cils is better..I feel like faux cils gives it a little more of a lift. if that makes sense..I heart ysl faux cils.

  3. L'Oreal Voluminous is my favorite mascara though I did just buy Faux Cils. I will have to do a close comparison now ;-)

  4. I have never tried either!! Can't wait to now, though. I do however adore Loreal Telescopic...I have received MANY compliments while wearing it and questions quite often as to weather I'm wearing false lashes. [try it!] As for YSL, I have never tried Faux Cils (but now will), but I did just purchase their newest mascara though I forget the exact name. Beautiful packaging though.

    xx. V

  5. Lipstickrules- Ysl will alway have my heart :)

  6. thebombshell- Singluier? How do you like it? I havent tried it yet!

  7. yeah girl! I LOVE THAT ISH! That's my favourite everrrr. I just love the rich blackness of the Carbon Black...almost bought the original today...and then put it back and vowed to search for the carbon black instead. Love it!

  8. L'Oreal Carbon Voluminous is my favourite mascara and a definite must have in my makeup bag! I think its a great product for the price!

  9. I have tried the Loreal Voluminous, and I didn't like it at all. It flaked like crazy, and didn't give me as much volume as I would have liked. Big blah on that count.

    I did buy singulier, so stay tuned for my thoughts. Hopefully, it will be love.

  10. I LOVE L'Oreal Voluminous,it's my favourite mascara. I wanted to try YSL Faux cils but since you're telling me they are basically the same I'll save the money.Thank you! :-)

  11. This is the mascara staple in my kit. I use waterproof for outdoor locations (it swipes off well with makeup remover, no irritating little particles in the eye) and the brown is lovely too. I tried the curled brush, meh, the original is better. YSL is good, but with mascara (such a turnover product) I go with L'Oreal every time.

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