Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara

I signed up for Influenster quite some time ago, and then promptly forgot about said sign-up. It wasn’t until Katie received the Bourjois VoxBox after an email when we were in France together that I actually remembered that I had an account. Well here we are a couple of months later and a received a very exciting parcel that I’ve been testing for the past week – the Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara*.

Marc Jacobs Beauty isn’t a brand I often look to, other than to stare at the prettiness. It’s been almost a year since I discovered the Air Blushes and I still can’t bring myself to buy one, but I still want them all. However, now that MJB is easy to get hold of with it being stocked in John Lewis, it’s making it harder to resist.

This mascara is thought to boost lash volume by 1800% and give the look of false lashes. Due to its curvy wand and ultra black pigment, volume is now found at the hard-to-reach areas of the lash line creating real lash drama. Instant, smudge-free length and volume in just three strokes. Impressive, right?

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara | Essential Twenty

The inspiration for the Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara comes from early memories of his mother creating her out couture false lashes.

“I have some very fond memories of watching my mother do her makeup before she’d go out on a date. I could sit there for hours and watch her as she would choose her clothes and put her makeup on. She’d take a piece of black velvet ribbon and she would scrape it with a knife so she could take the pile from the black velvet to make the lashes even thicker and clumpier”

But what do I think? I’m not a false lash girl. I’ve dabbled on a night out, but honestly they’re just not for me. I like a mascara that can give me that look without the messing about that comes with false lash application. For me, the Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara is somewhere between one of my all-time favourites Urban Decay Perversion (which I’ve surprisingly never reviewed) and a highly disappointing mascara – Too Faced Better Than Sex. It doesn’t do everything that the Urban Decay offering does, but it’s far easier to use than the Too Faced cult favourites. It gives the drama without the mess!

I’m not sure I’d spend £22 on this mascara, but if you’re a fan of high end mascaras (which unfortunately for my bank balance, I am slowly becoming) it might be worth a shot!

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  • I had a bit of a love-hate relationship with this mascara. I loved the effect it gave, and it really did lengthen and thicken the lashes, but after a couple of hours I had a lot of specks and smears under the eyes. I think maybe I have greasy eyes (is that a thing) cos the famous Charlotte Tilbury mascara that everyone loves did the same thing. Boo. It made me so sad cos I adored the effect of it.