If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you’ll know that mascara is one of my favourite makeup products, and I’m on an ongoing mission to find my ‘holy grail’ mascara (yes, my life is full of purpose). YSL Babydoll has been on my mascara wishlist for – I kid you not – YEARS, and I finally bit the bullet and treated myself to it after Christmas. £25 is a lot of money to hand over for a mascara – I mean, that was enough money for two nights out in my uni days (50p drinks, I miss you). But so many factors swung YSL’s Babydoll for me: amazing reviews, my dream wand and of course stunning packaging.
When I first used the mascara, I loved it. As I said, the wand is the perfect sort for me – plastic and with lots of separated bristles that are perfect for wiggling up my lashes to leave them defined and long. The formula is also lovely – it’s not too wet and so doesn’t leave you in a total mess like some do (looking at you, They’re Real), and also doesn’t dry crispy.
However, as the days went on I started to wonder whether I was really blown away by Babydoll. I noticed that although my lashes started off looking really good, the initial curl and length didn’t really seem to hold up over the day. There have definitely been other mascaras that I’ve tried in the last year that have impressed me all day, namely Clarins’ Be Long and the much more purse-friendly Bourjois’ Twist Up the Volume.
While I do still like the mascara, I think my final opinion after a couple of weeks can be summed up with the answers to these questions: does it make my lashes look nice? Yes. Is it worth £25? Hmm, nah. Are there other mascaras that are as good, if not a bit better, on the market for less money? Yes. I’m happy I’ve tried Babydoll because it’s ticked it off my wishlist and it’s fine for the time being, but I don’t see myself re-purchasing.
Have you tried YSL’s Babydoll, or would you like to? Let me know in the comments!