It’s been awhile since I last reviewed a mascara for you guys so I thought I’d share my thoughts on the one I’ve been using a lot lately. Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara claims to be “an ultra-volumizing mascara that delivers instant dimension for epic lashes.” I believe I used Sephora points to pick up this mascara if I remember correctly. I quite enjoy mini mascaras as it is an excellent way to try out new formulas without spending big bucks.
The wand for the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara is a large fibre wand that holds quite a big of product. I usually gently wipe it as I remove it from the tube to wipe off some of the excess product. It is otherwise quite easy to use. I enjoy large hourglass shaped wands like this one. They are a bit challenging on the bottom lashes due to the size but it’s nothing a little patience and caution can’t fix.
My lashes are a little sparse at the moment due to the inevitable spring shed but the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara definitely does add length and a curl to my lashes. This is the type of formula that I prefer on my lashes.
I’ve been using the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara for about a month or two now and I haven’t had any issues with clumping or smudging. However, I don’t really ever have issues with smudging, I don’t rub my eyes much and they don’t water that much.
Overall, while I do enjoy the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara, the price tag ($33 CAD) is a huge turn-off for me. In a world full of great drugstore options that are very much comparable, I just can’t justify paying a high price on such a short-term use product. I would say that L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise is quite similar (seen in most of these makeup looks).
Do you invest in high end mascaras? Let me know in the comments below!