I Retired My Go-To Mascara After Trying the New YSL Lash Clash — Yep, It’s That Good

February 01, 2022
Mary Honkus
By: Mary Honkus | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
YSL Beauty Lash Clash Mascara Review

Even though I hoard mascaras, I almost always end up going back to my tried and true formulas. If I’m going to add a new mascara to my daily rotation it needs to take my lashes over the top — literally. If they can’t reach my eyebrows after a few coats then it’s a no from me 99% of the time. Needless to say, I’m always on the hunt for formulas that will take lashes to the next level, so I was instantly intrigued by the new YSL Beauty Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara for its claim to increase lash volume by over 200%. Like the name states, that’s extreme volume — but does this luxe mascara deliver on that promise? After being gifted a tube courtesy of the brand, I put it to the test and my results were shocking. 

What You Should Know About the YSL Beauty Lash Clash Mascara

I want to preface this by saying if you prefer the look of dainty, natural-looking lashes this mascara isn’t for you. But if your motto is “the more lift, volume and length the better,” then you need to run (not walk) to your nearest Sephora and purchase this immediately.  

Let’s talk about the packaging first. In true YSL fashion, the black tube is sleek and hefty, making it not only look but also feel luxurious. Plus, the wraparound gold YSL emblem adds to the mascara’s overall opulence. The presentation alone scores high, but the magic of this mascara is what’s inside. 

 YSL Beauty Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara

The formula, in tandem with the unique double-conical brush, latches onto and coats each individual lash in a rich, jet black color. One coat gives a beautiful fan effect, but I love that it’s buildable, so you can up the intensity with every following swipe without experiencing any clumps. It's one thing for a mascara to volumize (and let me tell you this one volumizes to the max) but I really appreciate that it conditions lashes, too, with nourishing iris extract.

My Experience Trying the YSL Beauty Lash Clash Mascara 

The side-by-side with and without the mascara alone is striking (I mean, do you see that picture?!). But aside from the dramatic change, I love how the mascara makes my lashes feel. You’d think that an excessive amount of volume would equate to heavy lashes, but they feel completely weightless, even after hours of wear. The va-va-voom effect doesn’t fade either. The lift and volume can last for up to 24 hours without smudging, and while I can’t vouch for the full 24 hours, it did last the whole day for me without flaking.

person wearing YSL Lash Clash mascara on one eye

I think the cherry on top was the compliments I received while wearing this mascara, though. The first night I wore it I had five (yes five!!) different people ask me if I got lash extensions. I have naturally long lashes, but hearing that was a serious ego-boost! 

I never thought I would find a mascara that would make me retire my go-to, but I think the day has finally come. The YSL Lash Clash has officially become the king of all mascaras in my book  — and it’s going to take some sorcery to dethrone it.

Photo: Mary Honkus, Design: Juliana Campisi

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