Very black, doesn't run or clump.
Can I say it's L'Oreal Voluminous on steroids? It volumizes as promises, and it's subtly blacker than its cousin YSL Faux Cils. It doesn't crumble at the end of the day like Voluminous, and though it isn't advertised as waterproof, it doesn't run as easily as some (Eyes to Kill, I'm thinking of you!) You do have to be careful to close the tube tightly, as it does have a tendency to dry out quickly. Since it's expensive, I like to buy it during Nordstrom's one-day Mascara Madness event in which you buy two tubes and get one free. I go in with a friend if I can, or I buy when Nordies offers double points.
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE
I'm actually surprised no one has posted anything about this mascara yet. I purchased this about 4 months ago and I am madly in love with this product. I don't even have to curl my lashes when using this. I hate wearing false lashes so this was a plus. Every girl must own this mascara. I'm telling you! lol
Drama for sure!
This is a truly black mascara. And I mean BLACK. It builds volume for sure, I don't know if anyone else has this problem with this mascara, but if I curl my lashes and use this, the formula is so wet that I almost always get it on my lids. Maybe it just doesn't dry fast enough, or my tube is slightly off.. I am not too sure.
With that being said, you do not need to curl your lashes with this mascara since it makes it looks like you have a bazillion lashes. It lasts a long time, in fact for me, it lasts so long that it takes me two good showers to get the mascara off completely lol. Which I don't know is a good or bad thing, but lemme tell you.. YSL knows what they are doing. It is pricey so I am not sure I would recommend this mascara to everyone. It is on the clumpier side if you apply too much. The brush is pretty standard, I wish it was more like the Maybelline Falsie's brush so it would separate my lashes better. It is a great mascara and if it is in your budget, go for it. If not, I really believe that Falsies can be a decent alternative!