YSL Baby Doll Mascara Review

ysl baby doll mascara review

Hello! Today I have a review for all of you. I feel like I do a lot of reviews on mascaras and foundations, lol. I guess it may just be because I find that they are all so very essential (and duh, of course eyeliners #1)!

Here’s one of Sephora’s most highly rated mascaras, Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll. This was actually a gift from my good friend, Jiawen~ You can find it on Sephora.com (~$30).

ysl baby doll mascara review

YSL Baby Doll is available in two different colors, Black & Wheedler Brown. Of course, I ALWAYS go for black mascara. The darker the better!

ysl baby doll mascara review

The packaging and design of YSL products always has some sort of luxurious feel to it, don’t you agree? It might very well just be because it’s YSL, or maybe even just the shiny chrome gold look… but it’s definitely something to make every owner proud to have.

ysl baby doll mascara review

The design of the mascara brush is consisted of rubber bristles. Each of these bristles are quite short and the entire comb is the same diameter all around, and slightly smaller at the end. In comparison to Maybelline’s mascaras the comb diameter is extremely thin. As you can see better in the photo above, it’s almost the same thickness as entire length of the mascara wand! The design is supposed to help you reach every eyelash (including your baby ones), while also separating, coating, and multiplying lashes for defined volume.

As for the mascara formula, the texture and feel of it is sort of in between Maybelline and Majolica Majorca. It’s very smooth and oily, but not quite as close as the smooth oily texture of Majolica Majorca. Baby Doll’s mascara lasts 24 hours without clumps, flakes, or smudges. Actually it’s a bit difficult to remove as well if you don’t have a good eye makeup remover.

ysl baby doll mascara review

I found that the YSL Baby Doll did all that it claimed to do — perfect separation, lifts eyelashes, no flakes-clumps-smudges, volume, etc. BUT! The life of the mascara didn’t not last very long. IT’S A GREAT MASCARA FOR THE FIRST 1-2 MONTHS MAX. So price versus product? I say it’s a great product, but for what it costs, it’s not worth my money!

In the photos below, I’ve already owned the YSL Baby Doll mascara for about 1 month. When I first started using this mascara, the results looked similar to the photo below, but with less clumpy looking lashes.

ysl baby doll mascara review close up before after

Do you see the clumps?! Honestly, it’s not THAT bad. But I am picky, and I know that there are better mascaras that exist for cheaper. Also, FYI… To get this look that I have in these photos, you need to apply about 101901840912 coats of mascara. It comes out really lightly, but builds up creating more of a dramatic look.

ysl baby doll mascara review before after

Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Mascara Rating: ★☆

  • Great at lengthening, lifting, separating, and adds volume
  • Lasts 24 hours+ and must be removed with eye makeup remover
  • Doesn’t flake or smudge
  • Is clump free for the first 1-2 months of use
  • Mascara container dries out quickly and easily, resulting in dry clumpy application
  • Takes a lot of swipes to create a dramatic look
  • This is a good every day mascara as you can create a natural look, or build up for something more dramatic
  • Overpriced for what it is – excellent product, but I’ll stick to what I’ve got


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Thanks for reading!
xoxo Sarah


6 Replies to “YSL Baby Doll Mascara Review”

  1. Ooh the packaging of high end mascaras always have a nice luxe feel. Your lashes do look really long and pretty but it’s a shame the product doesn’t wear the same after 2 months especially for the high price. Thanks for the review Sarah!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    1. it really is a shame, isn’t it? thanks so much for your comment and for stopping by 😀

  2. i m using ysl mascaras since 8-9 years. sometimes i added 3-4 drops of eye drops .( i dont know name of it, fake tear drops )or sometimes hot boiled water i added.. always wash the brush of ysl mascaras (every month ) then let it for dry. you will see best result.

    1. oh great tips! i have heard of adding eyedrops to mascaras… but usually by the time my mascara dries out, i figure that its probably time to throw it away. ysl is my first mascara that dried out quickly. i might have gotten a faulty one seeing as everyone else really likes ysl mascaras, including u! thanks for sharing Guv 🙂

  3. do you think ysl faux cils no 3 mascara, and ysl babydoll mascara no 3 are same color? i will buy new one but im fan of faux cils no 3, but i cant decide yet.. babydoll looks more darker tone? or included petrol blue shades?

    1. oh i’ve never tried ysl faux cils no 3 mascara. the only advice i can give is to compare both of them in stores, sorry.. not very helpful lol 🙁

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