24 June 2013

YSL Baby Doll Collection: Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll, Golden Reflections Eyeliner, Rose Babydoll Glossy Stain

New this month from YSL, the Baby Doll collection is all about achieving a fluttery, wide eyed effect, accented with flashes of pink and gold. 

YSL Baby Doll Collection

But lest we mistake wide eyed for innocent, YSL have also created a stunnning and provocative ad campaign which is perfectly cast - featuring the equally stunning and provocative Cara Delevingne. If you haven't seen this video yet, you're in for a treat.

No matter how hot Cara is (especially wearing the gender-bending Le Smoking), the mascara here is the star of the show - and it's brilliant. It's about big and bold lashes, combined with length, curl and pigment that's blacker than black. 

And it's longlasting too, to last through all your glamorous adventures (if you're anything like Cara) or a full working day (if you're anything like me!).

YSL Baby Doll Mascara

The rubber brush alternates between thick, widely spaced bristles and ones which are smaller and closer together, so that it can grab and coat lashes of every length and size. The effect is intense and dramatic; in these pictures, I've used just the one coat but it can be easily built up. It's €32.50.

YSL Baby Doll Mascara before and after pictures

I've teamed it here with the Eyeliner Babydoll 15 in Golden Reflections,€31.00, one of five shades released to complement the new mascara. This shade is limited edition, along with Rose Babydoll, which I've read lots about and seen up and close and personal, looking stunning on a blue eyed blonde.

YSL Eyeliner Golden Reflections Swatch

For my colouring though, Golden Reflections is ideal - I love a flash of gold liner in the sunshine and this one, with its bronzey undertones, is probably the most flattering and wearable I own.

YSL Baby Doll Collection

Echoing the fuchsia scrawl on the golden mascara wand, YSL have also released a limited edition glossy stain with the collection. Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres in Rose Babydoll. This is €29 and beautiful - I'm a big fan of these gloss/stain hybrids and find them brilliant for when you want lasting colour that you don't need to keep topping up.

YSL Baby Doll Collection Swatches
Why yes, that is the necklace featured here, thank you for noticing!

They're not drying like other longwear products can be and this shade is incredibly pretty and vibrant, especially worn with the liner and mascara, and very little else (on my FACE mum, jeez).

It's safe to say I'm a fan of the whole shebang. But what about you, have you tried it yet, or do you want to?


Kim Alston said...

hey emma! i'm loving the gold eyeliner. it's so pretty on you. i'm not sure about the mascara. i love ysl products, the quality is impeccable.

♥ vendy ♥ said...

really fabolous effect dear...great big eyes ^^

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Hiya doll!! Love the gold colour, that is wonderful and the mascara is lovely too. I can see the effects with out being too clumpy on the lashes. Brings out your eyes as well. I hope you have a great Monday xx

Adele said...

Soooo in love with this make up Emma, you look gorgeous with the gold on your eyes & I love the lip colour.
Have a wonderful week Hun xoxo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Emma, the gold eyeliner is stunning on you! I tried some regular YSL faux cils and didn't love it. I'll have to try again!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Mandy said...

Love all 3 on you, that last pic is stunning!!!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

love the gold eyeliner

Felicity said...

I got the Vernis a levres a couple of weeks ago, and I kind of like it (it's a bit bright for my usual look). Totally agree that it's best with minimal distractions, and love that it survives my fag smokin', coffee swillin' ways for a few hours at least. Not sure about the mascara, TBH, Like Cheap n' Chic Living, I tried the original and was whelmed. I think Armani Eyes to Kill will remain my HG mascara for sometime (even if it does only come in black)

Lilli said...

Hi Emma, craving for the whole stuff, especially the mascara and the stain, so curious to try them! You look adorable in the pic! Kisses! xo

Sam said...

Such a beautiful makeup look, loving the gold liner and mascara does your lashes justice, awesome products!

Deirdre Langford said...

I tried the mascara in Brown Thomas and wasn't too keen on it at all really which is a shame because I'd been looking forward to it but the rose gold eyeliner was amazing! I need to get my hands on it asap!

Dee x

Anonymous said...

That last shot is perfection, I love the whole look :-)

Gail J said...

i wanna buy it <33

Emma said...

Cara is such a babe! I love how energetic she is and that she's just herself and doesn't care what anyone thinks. The lip and nail colour in the ad are gorgeous, I've been loving fuchsia lips recently. As for the mascara, it gives you some amazing lashes Emma, isn't the packaging so fantastic!? I love the idea of the gold liner too, what a great Summer eye make up with a difference! The Vernis A Levres have been on my wishlist for a while, I really want no. 10 or no. 14!

Emma x

PS. Your brows are amazing!

MissGreenEyes said...

You look absolutely gorgeous, that liner is perfect on you and I can't believe that's only one coat of mascara! I'm usually not into mascaras or liners that are as expensive but both of those products look absolutely amazing, the liner is a complete eye look on its own. Stunning.

Yvonne Magner said...

Love the eyeliner and lippie. And can I just say feck you and Chloe, I NEED that necklace and I had a look on Ever Ours and they're gone...GONE!! Gutted =(

Nurse Fancy Pants said...

Already have that mascara on my list cause the regular shocking is one of my all time faves but now I find myself drawn to the glossy stain too..so very pretty on you! Is it more of a pink or a red? Just wondering cause I have one of them already that's quite red, would like a new one but something different. x
P.s you're rocking that necklace :)

Nurse Fancy Pants said...

Sorry Yvonne :(

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

The gold liner provides such a beautiful pop and the rest of the look is gorgeous too Emma! I've never tried YSL mascara before but I think I need to now :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

trishie said...

Wow! The mascara really does thicken your lashes. Love the gold liner too, pretty lady.

Virtual offices Singapore said...

I love the gold eyeliner and the color of your lipstick in the video.

Coco said...

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Elsa de Diego said...

Wow...the results are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! Xo,

Ira Kharchenko said...

Great mascara! I love it:)


Ale said...

I love these YSL stains, well worth the money! the golden eyeliner is pretty too. :)

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little t said...

I want to try it ALL, but especially the mascara. Your eyelashes actually look like a doll's... (in a good way!)

Anonymous said...

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