I've had this mascara for a couple of months now, and it's honestly taken me this long to really decide if I liked it or not.  The final verdict is that I do!  But, let me tell you a little about my experience with it.  I'm not much of a "mascara girl",  I usually depend on the reviews of others before I'll buy one, unlike with lipstick - I need a lipstick intervention, and possibly an eyeshadow intervention.... Any way I've never had much luck with mascaras, my favourite (which I think it still is) is Dior Show Mascara - although I haven't used it in so long I don't know if I could be sure now!  I try to have a high street/drugstore mascara for everyday and a high-end/really good one for going out or for days I want my lashes to look particularly spectacular (is that a tongue twister? I don't know but I can't say it out loud very fast).  My last Dior Show ran out way back at the beginning of summer, but I didn't buy another one because I did want to branch out with my mascara choices.  It took me almost all summer to decide that I was going to try the YSL Faux Cils.  At the time of buying it YSL Shocking Mascara hadn't been long released, but I didn't want to risk it because I hadn't read anything about it.

YSL Faux Cils Mascara - £23.00
My sister had used YSL Faux Cils before and she confirmed all the good reviews and said that she had liked it so I probably would too.  When I first started to use it I noticed it was one of those really wet mascaras, which I don't like because I just end up making a mess of my eyelashes and my face (an issue I was having with Maybelline the Falsies when I first got it).  I prefer a mascara that's got a little bit of grab in it.  But, most "wet" mascaras dry out a little bit after first being used, making them much easier to use.  Thankfully this one did.  At first when I was using it I felt like it was clumping my lashes together too much, and considering I don't have the best lashes I wouldn't want this to happen!
No Mascara
One Coat of YSL Faux Cils
After being open for a little while, I really started to love the results I was getting with this mascara.  It is a really truly black mascara and it stays that way, unlike some mascaras that dry to that funny off-black charcoal grey colour.  So that's an immediate positive.  I also love how full it makes my lashes.  I wouldn't say it adds too much in terms of length, a little bit but it's not a lengthening mascara.  This mascara also doesn't budge on me.  Once it's dried that's it there all day, and it doesn't flake on me either.  I'm not one to rub my eyes or pick at them either so this can stay pretty much perfect all day.  This isn't a curling mascara, so I always curl my lashes before - I've actually never used a curling or lifting mascara, but I don't see how they'd work anyway without curling your lashes.  I do like this mascara and I think it could be a firm favourite for a lot of people, but I still think I preferred Dior show - which of course wont be to everyone's taste because the brush is gigantinormous.  So unless anyone has any other high-end mascara loves that they think I should try, I think I'll be going back to my old faithful when this one is caput!