Mascara has always been my favourite beauty product. I think it is because it has the most impact on the way I look. Last week, I was very lucky to be send the new Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume mascara, complimentary from Influenster!
I know a week seems pretty soon to be posting a product review – I test skincare out for about a month before I share my thoughts. I think you’ll agree though, that when it comes to mascara, you know straight away! I popped a layer of this on as soon as it arrived.
So, the Velvet Noir mascara claims to give you the look of false lashes, with a lash-maximising wand and a super black formula. Volume in three stokes or less too. When I was reading up about this mascara, I found the best story from Marc Jacobs, on the inspiration of this mascara. He remembered watching his mother get ready for a night out, who would carefully shave fibres from black velvet ribbon, to blend in with her lashes for a a thicker effect. I love hearing people’s beauty secrets, so the little memory from Marc Jacobs delighted me.
Retailing at around £22, it isn’t the cheapest mascara on the market. I have favourite high street mascara which cost less than half the price, so I am always ready to be slightly disappointed when trying high-end mascaras.
This time though, I was very pleasantly proved wrong. I have reached for this one every single day since I bought it! The formula is fully black, so the colour is spot on. I haven’t used a ‘brush’ applicator in a long time – I’ve been using mascara with plastic applicators. The Velvet Noir mascara has changed the game for me! The bristles are just the right length to coat almost every lash in one go.
There aren’t many mascaras that I’m happy to use just one coat of. I love to layers them up for really thick, voluminous lashes! I’d actually say that this mascara gives the same amount of volume in one coat as others give in two coats. So literally double the volume!
The formula itself is not too wet – it’s more on the dry side. This has its pros and cons. Perfect for someone like me who likes to apply layers – no long wait time in between coats! The only downside is that if you are touch your lashes throughout the day, it can flake down a little bit, due to being a dryer formula. Now, I understand this won’t be an issue for most people! I have a bad habit of picking off mascara, so I notice it more. So the long and short of it is that as long as you don’t fiddle with your lashes, it definitely is long lasting.
I didn’t want to love this mascara too much, as it will be a more expensive repurchase. But, it really is a fantastic product that doesn’t the job perfectly, with lots of volume without being clumpy. So, it has become a new favourite!
What is your favourite mascara?