If you’re a blogger or influencer who laaarves yo’self a bit of makeup, then I cannot recommend that you download and start using Influenster. It’s a fabulous makeup and beauty app, where products of all varieties are reviewed and discussed. A one stop shop to honest reviews. Within this app you can be chosen for a VoxBox. Basically being sent some goodies to review across your social media platforms. And it’s through this that I was lucky enough to be selected to try the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara.
This is the first ‘luxury’ mascara I’ve ever tried. When I say ‘luxury’, I mean that it’s sold in John Lewis. It must be lavish and glorious if it’s sold in JL, right? Excluding quite recently trying Too-Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, I’m a strictly high street kinda gal. So it is really the case that label and price tag automatically means better? Let’s put it to the test.
The fricken packaging. It’s so sleek and it even has a little cap for when you twist the brush back on. It clicks into place, which I’m loving. I usually wrench my highstreet ones as tight as possible to stop them drying out. However, I won’t lie to you. The first time I used this mascara, I was not a fan. I have thick eyelashes anyway, so it just grabbed onto them and it all turned into a matted mess.
I decided I wasn’t going to be beaten and so I did some prep. As this is actually a volumising mascara, I decided to comb through my eyelashes before hand and curl them. The difference it made was unreal. The wand grabbed onto every lash making them fluttery and super long. I’m a firm believer that you have to break a mascara in before you really see what it’s like. And this is so accurate in this case. And nothing puts a mascara to the test like 2 coats, and a gym session.
The real test
So I carefully put on my 2 coats of mascara and I was stunned by the length and volume. It didn’t get clumpy or flakey, just gorg sculpted lashes. As soon as I got my lashes the way I wanted, it was time to try and mess them up. So I proceeded to spend 30 minutes on the stepper machine. There was slight transfer onto my eyelids, however my eye lids were essentially wet and I was going blind from sweat to the eyes. So we can let it slide. (side note: please ignore my sad blood shot eyes. Does anyone else rub their eyes for a good 4 minutes when they first wake up?)
It’s a lovely mascara, the quality is nice however for me personally, there are far better high street mascaras out there for half the price. If you have long, thin lashes than this could be your holy grail as volume is definitely the key word. I’m a lazy girl, and for me this mascara isn’t lazy girl friendly, so I won’t be rushing to repurchase. I guess the price tag doesn’t naturally equal better.
Have you tried this mascara?