Well, this post is about a new dupe I’ve just found-suprisingly, I might add. I had gone to Sephora (not a big surprise there), and received a YSL Baby Doll Lashes sample.

I was so excited! High end mascara, in my opinion, is almost always a home run. They’re such heavy black formulas, that give your lashes such a luscious look… *sigh* I can hardly stand it. I don’t go out of my way to purchase them, however. And at $30 a pop, neither should you.

The rubber brush has short, sort of stumpy bristles, but the product is where the magic happens with only 1 coat, my lashes looked phenomenal. With 2, I was ready for a night on the town. But the whole time I was putting it on, I could only think, “This looks JUST like my Mary Kay mascara!”

So the next day, I wore the Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara on my right eye, and the YSL on my left. As you can see, they provide the same look and result, and they both lasted throughout the day with no flaking or crazy mascara shenanigans.

The Mary Kay formula was SO similar, I HAD to share! You could save half the money, here folks! The brush is a almost oval shaped, more traditional bristle wand, making it just as easy to apply. I do think it’s worth mentioning, however, that the MK one has to dry out the *teeniest* bit to become like the YSL one. After about the 5th use, it seems to start building better.




(Next time, I promise to stand in better light)


YSL Babydoll Mascara available at Sephora and other authorized retailers for $30, Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara available online or with your personal beauty consultant for $15.