Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara £20/$26
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Since moving countries and having to be more than a little frugal with my spends, I’ve not truly treated myself to much in the beauty department. Clayton actually got me a Sephora gift card for Christmas, which I’ve not had much of an opportunity to browse, but I already know I want to do the sensible thing and invest in a showered that’ll reduce the chlorine. Oh the joys of approaching 30!
With that said, I was delighted when a sparkly beacon of intense ‘lashness’ landed on my doorstep, thanks to Influenster and their wonderful Voxboxes. The Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara is a gorgeous product inside and out. My first impressions were that I wanted to just keep it out on the dresser to marvel at the shape, it really is the prettiest mascara I’ve ever owned. Then I worked up the courage to load up the wand and actually apply it, which was a pretty good job as I’ve not used anything else since!
Can we talk about volume for a second? VOLUME. Man it’s been a while since I’ve seen so much of my lashes, especially as I’ve all but reduced them to a sparse fluttering. One coat is good if you’re not that big into seeing your eyes pop, but a decent second coat and you’re stepping into “is she wearing false lashes?” territory. If you’re all for coating your bottom lashes though, I’d probably switch to either a dedicated bottom lash mascara or just a basic brand as it loads more than I’d be happy with and makes me look a little doll-eyed. Mostly I don’t put mascara on the bottom lashes, but if I mastered a way to do it with this mascara then it would be a winner as I haven’t seen this stuff smudge yet. It’s a massive bonus that it’s the deepest black pigment I’ve yet to experience in most mascaras.
The only one I could compare it to would be Le Volume De Chanel, which was the only time I’ve ever purchased a mascara over the price of a tenner! What is nice to see is that it’s nearly $10 cheaper over here than the Chanel offering, at $26 it’s worth the investment. Marc Jacobs has been a breath of fresh air in what has become a stagnant market for me, so much so that I’ve been eyeing up the rest of the beauty collection!
What do you think of high end mascaras? Are they worth the money?
Received Marc Jacobs products for free from Influenster for review, all opinions are my own.For more information, see disclaimer.