Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Tried & Tested: YSL Babydoll Mascara

I was so excited to hear about the release of YSL’s Babydoll mascara. I’m a loyal, long term YSL mascara-lover and was keen to see how the brand planned to improve on their already wonderful Effet Faux Cils and Shocking mascaras.
Babydoll is housed in the same iconic gold tube, with an added pink ‘Babydoll’ scrawl. The brush is a chunky rubber one, with the head at a slight angle. Apparently it holds two patents and is a revolutionary mix of wide-set bristles intermixed with finer ones to achieve superior definition, but to be honest, the proof is in the pudding when it comes to mascara...

Application, as usual with these super-volumising formulas, is a tiny bit messy if you like to ensure every single lash gets a coating, but it's definitely a little more precise than my other YSL mascaras, as the wand is as smaller.
As for the results… I have to admit I was a slightly disappointed at first try. It took me a couple of times to get to grips with it, but after about 3 uses I really love it. If pushed I would have to say I do prefer the original Effet Faux Cils and even more so the Shocking version, as I personally love a slightly clumpier look to my lashes, but this does leave you with gorgeous, fluttery looking lashes. 
I also think it might be my personal preference for traditional mascara wands rather than rubber ones, so if you like rubber wands, and find the other YSL mascaras too clumpy, then this is definitely the one for you. As you can see, the results are pretty stunning, and a little neater than the others.

You can pick up Babydoll now, priced at £24.50. They also have a few different colours as part of the collection, along with some stunning liquid liners and a lip and nail colour to match, so it’s worth taking a swing by your local YSL counter to take a peek if you're a fan of the brand.

What do you guys think? Do you like the look of the new Babydoll mascara, or prefer the more dramatic look of YSL's Shocking?
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  1. Think the mascara looks lovely, but you can get similar looks with cheaper drugstore mascaras! Would mean so much if you could check out my blog!xx

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  2. looks good but i personally prefer the YSL's shocking mascara, it makes your eye lashes look amazing!!

    Leyla xx

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  3. Your eyelashes look amazing using this, and the packaging is gorgeous (:

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  4. It looks amazing! I have to try it - I seen the ad for it, but sometimes the ad takes away from the actual product!

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  5. I think this looks gorgeous and classic and I love the packaging... I might have to pick this up! xoxo

    The perks of being a hipster

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  6. Personally I don't like spending so much on mascaras as you have to replace them so often... But your eyelashes do look amazing! I think I'll be sticking to Maybelline The Falsies for now. One day I think I will be tempted by a higher brand though! Maybe when I'm not living as a student!

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  7. this looks really good, I've been wanting to try a high end mascara for awhile to compare it to my beloved Max Factor mascaras maybe this is the one! haha x

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  8. It looks really good! I don't one to get one though because I find YSL mascaras very smudgy on my eyes :( I always get dark undereye circles because of it after only a few hours. Plus, the price tag is sky high.. I really like the packaging and how it looks on you though :)

    Great post!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  9. Lovely! That gorgeous gold iconic packaging it simply divine too....i'll have to take a look at my local counter as I prefer the less messy options. Check out my blog: www.apricotsandamethysts.blogspot.co.uk Xxx

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  10. This is a really useful blog post, I love trying new mascaras however I think this mascara is a bit out of my price range. Are there any cheaper mascaras which are like this, as it is a beautiful mascara and I really like it. Thank You So Much.

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  11. I've been dying to try the YSL Shocking Mascara, I just haven't had time to go pick it up!This one looks really nice though, might have to go check it out! :)

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  12. WOW great blog! Please check out mine too :) http://jackelynhowell.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Might give this a try as I am SO not a fan of the Shocking mascara. Far too clumpy for me, makes my long but slightly sparse lashes clump and look like spider's legs- yuck! One question, is it as scented as the shocking mascara?

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  14. This gives a similar effect to the Maybelline mega plush mascara.

    heatherlenoi.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  15. I tend to really like the rubber wands- this looks right up my ally!

    Maddy @ WWW.BEAUTYBANTERBLOG.COM

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  16. This looks so nice :) May have to have a look xx
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  17. Sounds good and looks amazing :) xxx

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  18. Its so difficult to find the perfect mascara... we still haven't got our favourite..:S

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  19. This looks lovely, although abit pricey! x

    Sarah | sarahcptr.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Your eyelashes look amazing! The wand looks so good, I want to try this!

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  21. ooooh I'm dying to get my mittens on this little number, definitely my kind of mascara!

    - Laura

    http://faintlyfreckled.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Your lashes are long anyway, better than my stumpy things :)

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  23. I love the YSL packaging, but sometimes I feel like the quality of the products just isn't quite worth the price tag! Looks so pretty though!

    Ria x
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  24. Adore the packaging and the ads for this mascara but like you I prefer a clumpier more voluminous look to my lashes! XO

    dottymakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I agree, I prefer my lashes a bit on the clumper side, but I love how this mascara separates and coats each lash

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  27. loved the post! the packaging looks so luxurious!

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  28. It looks so nice on your lashes!

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  29. Looks lovely on your lashes and I love the packaging! <3

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  30. Its hard to be convinced to try a high end mascara, but this one looks quite lovely on you. I'm hesitant about the brush though.
    Thanks for the post!

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  31. This looks lovely! I got a YSL mascara for christmas and its great. Although I think you can the same affect from cheaper mascaras!
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  32. It looks nice, not sure I will be picking it up though because of the price! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  33. looks very good!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  34. I am wanting to try this but I do prefer a more intense mascara look like the YSL Shocking. I'll still go and have a look though!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  35. wow that is a dramatic difference!
    must pick this up soon -

    - Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

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  36. that looks such a nice mascara. The wand and bristles look really good!

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  37. I just love YSL packaging! It's stunning x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. It sounds like the perfect mascara for me! I really don't like my lashes to be the least clumpy! :-) x

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  39. Wow! It really does give you babydoll lashes haha. I've been thinking of trying the benefit they're real mascara. I've heard really great things about it; have you used it before?
    I really enjoy reading your blog!
    xx
    Amber
    lovely-notions.blogspot.com

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  40. I've never ventured into the world of high-end mascaras, but I think I'm convinced to give YSL a go! It's great to see the actual results of the product as the ads aren't to be trusted - too many fake lashes invovled!

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  41. I actually love the way the new Babydoll mascara looks on you! It seems like it really separated the lashes, but it didn't seem to add too much volume.

    Your lashes are beautiful on their own anyways!

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  42. This is such a pretty mascara!
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  43. I love how natural your lashes look, not over done, but just right :) Like you said, the effects are stunning :)

    Georgina
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  44. Love the definition this gives, but I do prefer some volume too! I'd probably use this only in the day time!

    Katie Loves..| UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    Maybe you want to check it out :)

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  46. This mascara looks really good, I've never tried YSL mascara :)

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  47. This mascara looks lovely I really like it! I've tried YSL mascara before and been impressed.

    Kimberley x

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  48. Looks amazing! Never actually tried YSL mascara been dying to but a little to expensive for mee. xx

    I recently started my own blog and would like suggestions!! :)

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  49. I've been reluctant to try these bec of the price. if I find a deal on them I will def. pick one up though since it is exactly the kind of wand I like. your lashes look amazing here with it on which makes me really think I would love it. thanks for sharing a lovely review! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  50. Beautiful! Is this very natural looking? If not, what is the best for defined, clump free and lots of length?
    Thanks,
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  51. Your eyelashes look amazing!! I've never tried a YSL mascara and they're a little out of my price range, but still, I can admire from afar :)

    Holly Mixtures

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  52. I used to have a YSL mascara. I have always thought that mascara is one of those products that you don't need to spend a lot on, there are so many great drugstore/high-street mascaras and I tend to always go back to Maybelline for my lash fix. The packaging is gorgeous on the YSL products though!

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  53. WOW! This looks great such a clean finish too! such length and volume without the nasty spider effect I love it! will be getting this on my next pay ;-)

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  54. I've always wanted to try YSL Mascaras, especially this one :)

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  55. I wish I had longer lower lashes, do you recommend any good mascaras for short lashes?
    The packaging of this YSL one looks lovely but it does seem to separate the lashes slightly too well.

    Thanks for the review Fleur!

    xxx Bethni

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  56. I think it looks gorgeous!! I prefer the more natural look! :)
    The brush is actually a part of the result the rubber often leave it less clumby :)

    Christina xx
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  57. That looks beautiful! I wish I could justify buying a high-end mascara :( Womp.

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  58. looks so nice, one day i'll have to splurge. :) xo
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  59. Definitely will give this mascara a try! Thanks for the review Fleur!

    Asianhomie101 - Addicted to Makeup

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  60. I prefer the look of the 'shocking' on you, but from a personal point of view, I think I like this one more! I found the Effet Faux Cils a little difficult to work with ;) x

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  61. It looks really good on you! I really been loving Benefit's They're Real but I might try this once it runs out because I do like rubber brushes. Great review! xx Rena

    Kiss and Make Up

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  62. I like the natural but intense look that this mascara leaves..
    Thank you for the review lovely Fleur :)

    Ila x

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  63. I expect some better for that price.

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  64. oh WOW, as i was scrolling down i definitely wasn't expecting such a great result! your eye's look absolutely gorgeous! I was going to try YSL shocking, but i think i may have to check this out now, thank you!

    Gem. x
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  65. I'm becoming a fan of YSL after so far loving their new foundation! great review xx

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  66. Hi Fleur, i'm a big fan of YSL mascaras too, especially shocking. i'm excited to try this product. Love L x A Scottish Lass ❤

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  67. Wow Fleur your lashes look incredible! I tried the YSL faux cils mascara because of your love for the product and I have to say I loved it too! Definitely going have to give this one a try now as well :)

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  68. Love that mascara!

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  69. Your lashes are already amazing but this one just made them stunning!
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  70. Looks like a daily mascara, not a heavy duty one.


    Thanks for the review, very helpful.

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  71. Wow it completely transformed your lashes! I'm usually a YSL addict with their foundations but haven't tried this mascaras.....and after seeing your pictures I will definitely be purchasing Baby Doll!
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  72. This looks really good on your lashes! Any dupes for YSL mascaras in drug store brands that is recommended? x

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  73. I really want to try this, it looks great on you and I love the packaging.

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    xx

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  74. I enjoy your blog. We should follow each other let me know. Thx
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  75. Good Review!
    I'll give you 4.8 Star.

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  76. your eyes ! *.*

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  77. I'm definitely a fan of the original Faux Cils! I usually opt for drugstore mascaras, but this one is tempting!

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  78. A mascara named after one of my favourite perfumes? So there...
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  79. I tried the YSL Shocking mascara and the Lancome Star mascara and had bad experiences with both of them. I wont go into why I don't like them coz then we'll be here forever. In my opinion they are definitely not worth the hype or the huge price tag. Especially when you can get great results from most drugstore mascaras. Though this one looks interesting, and I have to say I want to try it, do they do samples of it???

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  80. I picked this up the other day as I wanted to treat myself as I love mascara.
    I was worried at first as I had heard that YSL mascaras can be quite clumpy, which I absolutely hate. But I was happy to see it came with a rubber wand as I love precision in a brush!
    Overall, I'm very impressed. Makes my already long eyelashes look ultra long and fluttery. Not to mention it smells amazing.

    Your lashes look so pretty, looks fab on you :)

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  81. I would love to give this a try because it looks amazing! How quickly does it dries out? I hate it when really great mascaras dry out quickly :)

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