Tried and Tested | YSL’s New Shocking Mascara

Tue, 6 Dec 2011


PRODUCT REVIEW | MAKEUP
By Huda Heidi Kattan


I rarely excited about new mascaras! Ever since I was fourteen, I’ve been obsessed with trying new mascaras and, well let’s be completely honest, most of them are not as awesome as they claim to be! And we all know that the ads are full of fake lashes that are undoubtedly some of the most extreme costume-drag-queen-lashes ever invented! So of course the only way to know if a mascara works is to try it and if you’re like me then you try it a million times and under maaaaaaaany circumstances before you decide whether or not it hits your trash or stash.

Ok, here’s the deal with the YSL Shocking Mascara: personally, I know YSL has had some pretty kick ass mascaras in the past, and some that I have loved very much! The YSL Shocking applies mascara exactly like the name says, shockingly dramatic! It’s one of those mascaras that when you apply it, it quickly builds and creates super bold lashes. This mascara is perfect and ideal for gals with super long lashes that want a little drama and super thickness! I don’t however, recommend this for girls with shorter lashes, unless you wear false lashes (which I love the way it builds on false lashes), since it could create lashes that are too thick for the length. I really love this mascara, especially when I pair it with a primer or lengthening mascara, but of course I just stick to false lashes! :)

In the photo I am wearing Shade #1 with only the mascara (no primer or additional mascaras). I also used this on top of my false lashes and it gave them much more drama! I tried this in shades 1 and 2 and I love 1! It’s not too dark, so it does look slightly more natural, but still gorgeous!

7 Responses to Tried and Tested | YSL’s New Shocking Mascara

  1. Nisreen

    I have tried alooot of mascaras and i really don’t use one at a time to be honest. i will try this and hopefully it will work on its own!

    • I also love Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess which is my all time fav!

      • 2 Hend

        Yeah I second that! A multiple coats of this mascara and you don’t even need false lashes!

  2. 3 Amna

    LOVE this mascara, ppl think i’m wearing fake lashes.

  3. 4 Hend

    Thanks Huda for this, i love your reviews you always get me excited about trying new products! & you always get your reviews RIGHT!

    I still remember the first item I bought after reading the good things you had to say about it, it was an eyeshadow by smashbox (i think its called minx). I remember I had to search alot for it until I finally found it, & it was worth the search. It’s one of the most flattering colors ever!!!

    Thank u Thank u Huda!!!! lots of love oox

  4. 5 Nisreen

    You made my life easier..now i dont need to go fetch in every shop ill just check what you recommend since i trust your taste ;)
    thaaaaanks xxx

  5. 6 Dana

    I love YSL Shocking Mascara ;like it’s really shocking and nice

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