Firstly, I have found my best-ever mascara in the form of Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils in "Noir Radical", £21.50. I have achieved good results with Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara and Dior DiorShow Extase, although neither compare to this YSL baby. The formula is luxuriously thick and creamy yet doesn't clump, the colour the most intense black around, the brush sumptuous in size - plus the packaging is ridiculously sleek and glamorous:
Also - a first for mascara, I've found - the product smells wonderful, a fresh and slightly citrus-y scent, very similar to that of the brand's Top Secrets Flash Radiance Skincare Brush.
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Secondly, I am now working in very close proximity to this beautiful creature in giant cardboard poster form and it pleases me greatly:
Although Karlie Kloss' face is oh-so compelling, you may also notice her nails, a French manicure painted in two colours from the new YSL "Rock and Baroque" nail collection. Unsure about how to apply such a creation? Invade the YSL beauty counter in Selfridges in London from 5th-18th August and visit their pop-up nail bar, where a beauty specialist from the brand will give you a "Rock and Baroque: manicure for £15, the cost of which is redeemable against all YSL products.
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Oh, man. Yves Saint Laurent beauty is just too beautiful.