I won’t cry for you, my mascara is too expensive.
I received the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara in the last months VoxBox by Influenster.
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So, here is the review of the Velvet Noir:
The Marc Jacob Velvet Noir is available at all Sephora stores and is priced at 140 AED. (26 USD). The mascara comes in a hexagonal sleek tube with silver embossed ‘Marc Jacobs’ lettering. The wand is hourglass in shape. The packaging is elegant.
The formula is parabens, sulfates, phthalates free. The pigmentation is jet black and adds so much drama to the eyes. The texture is quite thick which results in slight clumping. But, the brush makes it pretty easy to comb and separate out the lashes.
The three coats of mascara give the lashes great dimension and volume. But it doesn’t add much length or curl to the lashes. If you have straight lashes like me, it is better to use the lash curler before the mascara.
Velvet Noir gives the feeling of fake lashes without having to put on those heavy fake lashes.
The mascara also takes a little longer to dry but once it dries, it almost stays for good 6-8 hours. It doesn’t smudge, and flakes very rarely (when it does, its minor). Removal is no problem at all, pretty much any cleanser or wipe can take away every trace of Velvet Noir.
Before and After :
Overall, This is great mascara both for everyday use and date nights. Having said that, there are several drugstore mascaras that give voluminous lashes without breaking the bank. ( considering the mascaras expire in three months).
*I received this product complimentary from Influenster for review and testing purposes.*