YSL Beauty Products Review: Foundation | Mascara | Perfume | Lipstick

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YSL Beauty Products Review

Before I begin the YSL Beauty Products Review, my go-to makeup Brands are MAC and Maybelline. The majority of my beauty products are from these 2 brands. Not that I have anything against other popular Brands. But this is mainly so because I am not one to experiment a lot. Also I can almost find anything to match my skin tone from these two.


When it comes to trying new foundations and powders I like to stick with what works for me unless its a word-of-mouth recommendation. Unlike foundations and powders, eye-shadows and lipsticks are much easier to manipulate if I buy them and don’t like them. Bottom line is makeup to too expensive just to try.

 YSL Beauty Products Review: Foundation, Shocking Mascara, Opium Perfume and Lipstick

Touche Éclat Foundation

On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) I’ll rate this an 8 because the Sales Representative at the Store tested a few shades on my face and gave me the darkest shade which is the B90 Ebony.  I hate it when they see a brown girl and automatically wants to give her everything in the darkest tone. When I got home and compared it to my MAC Studio Fix NW 45 which is my holy grail foundation, I felt as though the B80 Chocolate would have been the better match for my skin tone.


The B90 Ebony makes my face look darker than it is and because of that I rarely use it. Sometimes I use it to contour my face. Other than that it is an okay foundation that gives full coverage. It is not recommended for everyday use unless you go to work with a lot of makeup on. I probably won’t buy this again.


Volume Effect Faux Cils Shocking Mascara

Mascara Volume Effect No. 1 Deep Black

I rate this mascara 4 out of 5. If you don’t wear a lot of false lashes like me then this would give you that full 3D bomb lashes look. For everyday use I only apply a little because it does give you a dramatic look when you apply a lot. When going out I tend to apply more product to give that “faux” lashes look. I have no issues with this product and I would most likely repurchase.


Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick

Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in the colour 03 violet incognito (similar here)

Very light weight lipstick with glossy glitter finish. I use this lipstick only on days when I don’t feel like wearing a lot of makeup. The only bad thing I can say about this is that I don’t like how it feels on my lips and that is probably because of the glitter. But if you can tolerate glitter on your lips then this might be a perfect fit for you. If I have to buy again it would have to be from the matte collection

Black Opium Eau De Parfum Spray

Black Opium Eau De Parfum Spray 3.0 oz.

One of my favourite perfumes of 2016! I only need a few spritz and I am good to go for the entire day. Smells really fruity and reminds me of Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle which is also a favourite. I love fruity fragrances.

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  • J Shan Trice

    I will purchase and try the Mascara Volume Effect No. 1 Deep Black based on your recommendation. I have been looking for the quick lash look without all the hassle. Thanks!

    • Yes you can try it. Thanks J Shan!

  • I bet that black opium smells delish thanks for sharing

  • Nichole Freeman

    This was a great review. I need lessons when it comes to contours etc.

    • Thank you Nicole. You will find lots of tutorials on YouTube 🙂

  • CoRina Culeva

    I also don’t like glossy things on my lips, I just don’t like the feeling. The mascara is quite good. As for the perfume, I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll check it out!

  • Martha DeMeo

    I don’t wear makeup, but your review on the products is excellent. I like the product design and the perfume bottle is very unique. Thanks for sharing.

    • Yes Martha they are. Most times packaging draws my attention to products

  • Deimarys Colon

    Now I’m curious about the Opium perfume. Thanks for the review.

  • Nice review, Shevy I must commend the great Job you are doing here.

  • Neil Copping

    Thanks for sharing this review. You have done a great job in evaluating the products and highlighting their main features. Very interesting read.

    • Anytime Neil! Thanks so much 🙂

  • Abhishek Goyal

    Happy International Women’s day to all of you ladies. Thanks for sharing your review Shevy. My wife uses Oriflame products usually but now i definitely told her to use these products.

    • Thanks Abhishek! That’s great news. Hope she enjoys them as much as I do 🙂

  • This reminds of Angel by Thierry Mugler, Gucci Rush by Guccu, La Vie Est Belle, J`adore by Dior, Armani Code Ultimate by Armani, The One by Dolce Gabbana…. my list is long. I love perfumes and always wearing one each time I step out of my home.

    • I love perfumes too! It surely does remind me of La Vie Est Belle

  • T-Nicole Johnson

    Thanks for sharing your review of these products. I love the design of the Black Opium Eau De Parfum Spray.

    • Not a problem T-Nicole! Glad you enjoyed it

  • David E

    I actually really do love fruity fragrances, albeit not really to wear. I remember melon and citrus ones that my ex used to wear that smelled amazing.

    • LMAO David after reading your comment I felt as though you don’t really like to wear them because of bad memories. Anyways I love fruity lotions and fragrances but with a mildness to it. I don’t like strong smelling things

  • Ann

    Very nice post and informative. I don’t wear fake lashes all the time. But normally when I travel I just my big pouch with everything in it.

    • I rarely wear them as well but I feel as though I am missing something lol

  • Milica Radoncic Ex Momcilovic

    I really love Black Opium too, it is one of my favorite parfumes. I might try that YSL mascara, once I need a new one.

  • Lorraine Marshall

    Very informative post, I don’t wear artificial lashes so I will try out the mascara that you have recommended. I love trying various beauty products to discover what works best for me.

    • That’s good Lorraine. This just might become another one of your favs

  • Ola Broom

    I don’t spend tons of money on makeup. But I have to admit that YSL mascara has me intrigued.

    • Neither do I Ola. I just feel bad after spending all that money on expensive makeup and then maybe using it only on weekends lol

  • Valerie CottageMakingMommy

    I need some mascara. I’m out. I’m always appreciative when people try stuff out and tell me what works.

    • Me too Valerie. I love referrals especially on beauty products.

  • I’ll bet that perfume smells decadent. I’m gonna have to check it out the next time I’m at a department store

    • Yes Saidah you should and let me know how you find it

  • blckberry13

    I’m looking for a new fragrance. Black opium might be worth a try.

  • I’ve been looking for some better mascara since all I have left is a travel sized tube. Have you tried any YSL mascaras before?

    • Hi Katie. Yes the one in my pic is the only YSL mascara I have tried. However Maybelline also has some really nice ones

  • Thanks Alicia. It is very addictive. Also when trying new foundations I rather buy them in the store instead of online but I should have taken my chances online lol.

  • Divya Budhraja

    I would love to try out that lipstick! I just recently got into lipstick after I saw a picture of myself with a deep red color! Who knew that this non-make-up-loving girl would love lipstick!?

    • HAHA I remember when I was a lipgloss girl until I gave lipstick a try. Now I can’t’ seem to turn back.

  • Oh nice! I really like the packaging. I haven’t tried these yet.

    • Sometimes I am attracted to products because of their packaging lol

  • I want a new YSL lipstick 🙂

  • Deborah Griffith

    Been dying to try Black Opium too. Thanks for sharing!

    • You should its good 🙂 you’re welcome

  • Dzeneta Cavcic

    Preach it girl. YSL Black Opium is one of my favourites. I’m completely out and should get another bottle. I was wondering about the mascara. I was a Dior addict, but spending $40 on mascara didn’t make sense to me. I found that Maybelline mascara works just as great so I stick with it. I also read that all mascaras are similar, it’s the wand that makes all the difference. Anyway, I’m tempted to go back to the designer mascaras because I like their packaging lol… It’s crazy talk 🙂

    • I love Black Opium as well. I am going back to Maybelline after this mascara is finished. The YSL is great but as you said they are all more or less the same unless you want a cuter packaging then go for it lol

  • Sam Rosenfeld

    Very informative article- I love learning new things about beauty products. Thank you for sharing!

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