YSL Lash Clash Mascara rating

Milabu Rating

  • Overall
    (4.1)
  • Performance
    (4.3)

Price Category: Luxury

  • $29.00 Retail

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Pros

  • Mega volume
  • Dramatic lashes
  • Intense black pigment
  • Cone-shaped wand is helpful for applying

Cons

  • Big brush can be messy when applying
  • Can transfer and smudge
  • Can flake

Overview

Are you a fan of super glam, super volumized lashes? Look no further than YSL Lash Clash. There’s nothing subtle about this mascara.

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Our Rating Criteria

For a false lash effect without the hassle of falsies, YSL Lash Clash will deliver.

We all love the dramatic lash effect of falsies, but they can just be a pain to apply, feel heavy on, or even just fall off halfway through your night. Personally, I reach for a mascara that gives me a false lash effect before I reach for a strip of lashes. Enter YSL Lash Clash Extreme Volume, AKA one of the most dramatic mascaras I’ve ever tried. Naturally, she’s full of drama from the application, effect, and wear. Let me explain.

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YSL Lash Clash Mascara rating

:YSL Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara

Price: $29.00

0.30 oz

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Volume

(4.8)

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(3.7)

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Promises vs. Performance: I’m not so sure about a smudge proof wear…

YSL calls Lash Clash a couture, “luxury volumizing mascara.” Using the oversized double-conical brush, intense black pigment is delivered from root to tip. The brush holds extra formula to ensure a true one-coat application. YSL Lash Clash has buildable volume, whether you want to go subtle with one coat or extreme with 5 coats. Yves Saint Laurent promises 24 hours of smudge proof wear.

Starting with the brush, it’s easy to see why this is the mascara for ultimate volume. It’s a fat, fluffy boar bristle brush with a cone shape. While the brush does make it easier to apply and reach each lash (yep, even the inner corners!), because the brush is so large and in charge, it can be messy. I find myself always having to clean mascara off my eyelids or under my eyes when I use YSL Lash Clash. But, this is the formula for ultimate volume as YSL promises. The pigment is intense in just one swipe and the volume is immediately noticeable.

As for the wear of YSL Lash Clash, it is a drier formula that can flake. The flakes don’t stick and can be wiped away pretty easily, though. I also find that this mascara can have a decent bit of smudging and transfer, especially if you don’t set the under eyes or have at least an eye primer on your lids. If there’s any excess oiliness around the eyes or you shed a few tears, it will smudge. Even still, I think Lash Clash is a stunning formula for dramatic, voluminous lashes.

Performance Rating

This Product

(4.3)
YSL Lash Clash Mascara rating

:YSL Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara

Price: $29.00

0.30 oz

Value

(4)

Application

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Volume

(4.8)

Longevity

(4)

Extra Benefits

(3.7)

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How It Compares: YSL Lash Clash is the best for luxurious, voluptuous lashes.

Whether you have sparse lashes or just want extreme volume, you’ll love YSL Lash Clash. This mascara delivers opaque pigment and a ton of volume in just one coat. Its buildable in volume and can be applied in thin layers to achieve various amounts of volume, from subtle(ish) to ultra amped up. Though, you’ll want to be careful because the massive wand can lend itself to a messy application. Good thing is, the mascara that gets left is easy to clean off without disrupting the makeup below. Personally, I wouldn’t give Lash Clash the 24-hour smudge proof claim that YSL does. I find that this formula is prone to smudging and transfer, and can flake. But, for super glam, amped up lashes, I’m willing to overlook that.

As much as I love YSL Lash Clash, it isn’t my #1 pick in the luxury mascara category. In my opinion, Chanel Le Volume de Chanel (rated ****3.8) is the classic that reigns as the best mascara in luxury beauty. This one also gives voluminous, defined, separated lashes. It gives me that false lash effect, just a bit more toned down from YSL Lash Clash, making it perfect for daily wear. What makes the Chanel mascara a bit better is that it doesn’t transfer, smudge, or flake nearly as much.

Are you a clean beauty girlie who loves all the lash volume? ILIA Fullest Volumizing Mascara (rated ****4.0) might be right up your alley. With this ILIA Mascara, you get volume, definition, length, and all-day curl. The formula can flake and isn’t water resistant, but the way it makes my lashes look is just *chefs kiss.*

For a complete list of our top rated mascaras (rated ****4.0+), check out our MILABU PICKS article, ‘The 15 Best Mascaras You Should Know About.’

Advertised Product Highlights

YSL Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara

WAND TYPE: Oversized boar bristle double-conical brush

# of SHADES: 2

LONGEVITY: Long lasting, 24 hours of smudge proof wear

EXTRA BENEFITS: Smudge-poof; Buildable formula; Extreme volume; Intense black pigment; Contains nourishing iris extract; Mascara tube is engravable on YSL’s website

CLEAN BEAUTY CLAIMS: Free of fragrance and parabens

Edited by Maddie

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