When it comes to makeup, the one product I can’t live without is mascara. I usually prefer higher end mascaras, because I find they overperform those from the drugstore. So you can imagine how excited I was to have received the new YSL The Shock mascara to try.
Just like any other YSL beauty product, the packaging is stunning. Robust yet classy, it has to be one of the better-looking mascaras in my collection. With an hourglass-like brush, it claims to give you maximum volume without clumping your lashes.
Unfortunately, I have to refute that claim. Although the mascara does add volume, one coat is definitely not enough. I found myself repeatedly going over my lashes several times to create the desired volume. Even though, I wouldn’t consider it a volumizing mascara per se.
As for the no clumping claim, that is also unfortunately not true. It’s definitely not the clumpiest mascara out there, but if you’re like me and like defined lashes, you won’t be fully satisfied. I found that some of my lashes tended to stick together and clump. I’m not saying it will give you clumpy spidery lashes, but it surely won’t give you defined lashes either.
For a $29 mascara, I was honestly expecting much more from the YSL The Shock mascara. There’s nothing shocking at all about it. Instead, it should be called YSL The Meh mascara…
If you want to take a look at a high end mascaras comparison and know which mascaras are my favorite check out my Ultimate High-End Mascara post.