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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.
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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. Now let’s get into the YSL beauty products review.
YSL Beauty Products Review
Touche Éclat Foundation
Touche Éclat Foundation in the colour B90 Ebony.
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.
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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.
YSL Volume Effect Faux Shocking Mascara
YSL Shocking Mascara Volume Effect in 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.
YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick
Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in the colour 03 violet incognito – old & sold out (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.
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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
YSL Black Opium Eau De Parfum
I currently use and love this Black Opium Eau De Parfum Spray 3.0 oz.
One of my favourite perfumes all time. 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.
This concludes my YSL beauty products review. Have you ever used any YSL beauty products before? If so, which ones are your favourites?Save
Last Updated on 2 years by Shevy
Hi! I’m Shevy! I’m the Founder and Managing Editor of Travel Beauty Blog est. 2016. I am also the Founder of Shevy Digital Marketing Agency where I work with new and upcoming entrepreneurs and bloggers.
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
Yes it is. Thanks Stacey
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 🙂
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!
That’s good to hear CoRina.
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
Now I’m curious about the Opium perfume. Thanks for the review.
You’re welcome Deimarys
Nice review, Shevy I must commend the great Job you are doing here.
Thanks Godwin! Appreciated 🙂
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 🙂
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
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
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
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
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.
Great to hear Mitica!
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
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
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
I’m looking for a new fragrance. Black opium might be worth a try.
I bet it would be 😀
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.
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 🙂
They are so addictive!
Been dying to try Black Opium too. Thanks for sharing!
You should its good 🙂 you’re welcome
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
Very informative article- I love learning new things about beauty products. Thank you for sharing!