YSL Babydoll Collection – Lips, Nails and Mascara

I have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for this collection to launch!  I first saw it way back in February, and I’ve used the mascara non-stop since …  A mini-collection, consisting of glossy lip stain, mascara, nail varnish, and several eyeliner shades, I had to pick up the lip stain and nail varnish as soon as it launched last week, and I also picked up a replacement mascara as I’ve used my sample up entirely in the few months since the press launch!

I’ve had a fairly disappointing experience with the Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levre (or glossy lip stain) previously, but I HAD to have this one, a cool raspberry, this shade is completely up my alley.

You can see the slightly blue undertones around the edges there.  When the gloss is in place, it’s a rather hot pink shade, but very rich.  Unlike my previous GLS-experience, this one actually does leave a stain behind:

This can actually last a day or so after application, I’ve noticed.    Here’s how it looks after approximately five hours wear which involved cocktails, and tiny sandwiches:

It does have a tendency to feather a little after a few hours, I’ve noticed, which is annoying, but it is a super-lovely shade …

I do love YSL mascara’s, but one of my main bug-bears with them is that they dry out too quickly.  I had to stop using Faux Cils as I was finding a tube only lasted about a month or so.  However, the Babydoll mascara formula is a massive improvement over that, and my initial tube lasted three months before I noticed it was clogging slightly.  I like the compact, short-bristled brush, and the very black formula.  Here’s how it looks on the lashes:

Yes, my eyes ARE different colours, thanks

(YSL Babydoll on the left, bare lashes on the right – uncurled in both cases)

You can see it has a significant lengthening and curling effect, and I love it for not being cloggy, even after applying a couple of coats.  I have noticed (with the second tube, but not the first for some reason), that you can get smudges after a long while in wear, which is slightly annoying, but it’s not the end of the world.

And finally:

Whilst it’s not a particularly unique shade, I do have to say that I really like the new YSL brushes, which are wide enough almost to cover my entire (tiny) nail in one stroke.

Anything caught your eye recently?

The Fine Print: Mascara was initially a press sample, but all products featured in this article were purchased myself.
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3 Comments

  1. May 29, 2013 / 6:33 am

    I've never been tempted to try the YSL mascaras before now but since seeing it in action in your week in eyeshadows posts (and here) I'm going to treat myself to a tube. Thanks in particular for the photo of the wand too. This is my favourite style of wand/brush and I had worried it might be the toilet brush style which I struggle with.

  2. May 29, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    The mascara looks lovely, if I was going to go for a high end mascara I think I'd go for this one!
    xxx

  3. Jan
    May 29, 2013 / 7:56 pm

    Now I rather like a toilet brush style of mascara wand, unlike Jane, but I am rather tempted by this and agree that your recent posts have show it in action very effectively. How does it remove? I have rather liked the Benefit They're Real but winced at the number of lost lashes every time I removed it. BTW here I am again, like a bad penny.

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