Is the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara worth the hype?

Last year, I noticed across all of my Youtube and Blog subscriptions the craze and hype surrounding the release of Marc Jacobs Beauty; a beauty release that had everything you could ask for in your collection. I’m always hugely excited by mascaras in a collection since I think mascara makes a huge difference with any make up look; you can easily look put together by adding a coat of mascara. So, when these bloggers were all mentioning the Marc Jacob’s Velvet Noir Volumising Mascara I was intrigued and wanted to know more but for me spending £22 on a mascara is something that puts me off.

Fast forward to 2017 /October 17, I received a package in my mail addressed to moi containing this very mascara. The package was in partnership with John Lewis and Influenster UK so I’m hugely grateful to have received the opportunity to be able to try it for you lot. Since, being poorly and not going out further than a supermarket for the last month receiving mail like this brightened my morning as well got me excited at trying a mascara. For me, I wanted to know whether it would live up to it’s hype. Often products attached to high end names, come with hype but they don’t live up to it. I think, this has a lot to do with the name of a product. I believe, that we all buy products from high end name brands for the name and believe the product will be amazing because of the name. Often, products and high end names do live up to their hype but there can be a fluke, like, with anything. So does this mascara live up to the hype and is it worth it’s price tag?

So, I do like a mascara that gives a good finish; I can’t stand when mascara’s don’t do anything other than coat your lashes but don’t lengthen, volume or even curl. Marc Jacobs claim their mascara is

‘lash-maximising, curvy brush places the most volume at the hard-to-reach centre lash line, and the defining tip styles lashes for major drama. The ultra-concentrated black pigment delivers the greatest visual impact, and the Flash Volume Complex(TM) creates instant, smudge-free length and volume in three strokes or less. So does it live up to what they are suggesting.

Firstly lets discuss their brush. Jacobs have gone for the thick brush with the maximum amount of fibres which like most high end mascaras or decent ones in fact, will clinch on to every lash whether visible. This type of brush results in every lash being brushed with the mascaras formula. I’m usually hesitant about thicker brushes because I’m always worried they’ll be messy and also have that thick clumpy look. However, this brush is the opposite since it’s so thick it manages to brush every lash rather than clumping them together. I do, find that if you keep applying thick coats of any mascara you’ll get that spider webbed, clumped look. So, my advice, go over you lashes in between coats with a clean mascara wand that has no product on, to wipe the residue from your lashes if they begin to clump. This is a tip, I’d always recommend if you have time to fanny about with your eye make up. But after only 2 coats of this beauty, my lashes feel fuller and thicker. I love it!!

I’ve had very high expectations, for this, since I was intrigued by the name and hype but these expectations have been exceeded. I absolutely have fell in love with this mascara despite it’s thick brush/applicator (no innuendo there). I was worried, I wouldn’t because the brush is so chunky and looked slightly thick in terms of it’s formula. However, I can say that this has won me over; I love it. I think it’s amazing. I do think this is definitely one of those treat products I’d find it hard to justify buying on a random month. I think it’s the product you buy to wear for a special occasion in favour of buying regularly. Although, I’ll be adding it to my xmas/birthday list since I love it so much and want to be in good supply for when it dries up!!

*This post has been in collaboration with John Lewis / Marc Jacobs & Influenster UK*



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