This past month Influenster sent me a full-sized Marc Jacobs Beuaty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. I had previously tried Marc Jacob’s gel eyeliner and their lipstick, but hadn’t tried their mascara…yet! The product comes in the shade black and retails at $26.
The box that it came in was so much fun. It said Marc Jacobs Beauty on the front and when I opened it there was black tissue paper. Along with the full sized product there was a sheet of paper telling me about the campagin and the different hastags to use when talking about the product.
What I noticed first was how cool the actual mascara packaging was. The tube is really big and larger than any of my other mascaras. On the front side it says Marc Jacobs in the iconic silver lettering. The tube has a cool architectural feel and is very goemetic. It’s black and looks sleek on my makeup table. I like that it’s larger because when I hold the wand I feel like I have more control.
Once your twist off the lid, you will have the wand. It’s very lush and curvy to catch every single lash. The mascara is supposed to give you epic volume and make your lashes look fake. The pigment is black black black and has a richer cosmetic smell. I have no idea how to decribe the smell other than expensive. The entire process of putting on the mascara feels fancier than any other mascara I’ve had that’s been full sized. (I love YSL Babydoll)
I put on a few coats and noticed my lashes looked great! It does look like fake lashes when you apply a few coats. I don’t mind that my lashes are individually seperated…that’s the only drawback. With products like this you lashes tend to be more gathered together. It doesn’t look spidery like the 3D Younique mascara that some swear by, but it doesn’t look seperated like other brands. I like that the lashes are given great volume. I’ve had the product awhile now and reach for it and my Lancome Definicils the most.
Overall, I think the price point is right on. $26 for a product that will last and give you a va-va-voom look is worth it in my book. Add the beautiful sleek packaging and I’m sold. Will I buy it? Probably. I like Lancome and They’re Real Mascara but this is a little bit more product I think. This is what Sephora has to say:
What it is:
An ultra-volumizing mascara that delivers instant dimension for epic lashes.
What it does:
Experience ultimate volume and the look of thick, false lashes with Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. The lash-maximizing, curvy brush places the most volume at the hard-to-reach center lash line, and the defining tip styles lashes for major drama. The super-concentrated black pigment delivers the greatest visual impact, and the Flash Volume Complex™ creates instant, smudge-proof length and volume in three strokes or less. Velvet Noir gives you the thickest lashes in one sweep. Apply Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara on its own, or layer with O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara (sold separately). Pair it with Feather Noir Ultra-Skinny Lash-Discovering Mascara and Lamé Noir Ultra-Glittering Mascara (sold separately) to style your lashes for every occasion.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
Velvet Noir is inspired by Marc Jacobs’s first beauty memory of his mother carefully shaving fibers from a velvet ribbon to create her own couture faux lashes.
In an instrument-measured study conducted by an independent lab on equally-sized adhesive lashes, the following results were reported:
– 1800% more volume in three strokes
– 300% more volume in one stroke
I received this product absolutely FREE from Influenster for testing purposes. I love that program. It’s my beauty BFF. I’ve tried so many luxurious beauty products through them. If you want more info, check out their site. Let me know what you think of Marc Jacob’s beauty line!
Love & Laughter,