Now you all know me rather well, so you know that I love me some fat black lashes. When the announcement for brand new Noir Radical from YSL came out, it was inevitable that this would become a welcome addition to my impressive harem of on-call mascaras..
I am already a devoted follower in the cult of YSL Volume Effets Faux Cils Mascara. The purple shade was my staple for the longest time, never failing to bring my fringe to glorious, glamorous purple thickness and length. Just like its sister, Noir Radical thickens and lengthens beautifully. With a brush that isn't too fat (but dense), and a formula that is slightly wet, this layers extremely well. I also love that my lashes don't deflate as the day wears on.
And because this deserves mentioning, this is literally the only mascara that I have ever come across that actually smells good. Slightly floral, I actually find myself sniffing the wand after pulling it out of its gilded case. Bizarre, but true!
The photographic Evidence: Before on Top, One Coat on Bottom
And even more photo evidence. One coat on top, two on the bottom. See how well it layers?!
The results are in, and YSL Volume Effets Faux Cils Noir Radical really is all that. Sure it has a hefty pricetag, but it also gives you hefty lashes.