Velvet Noir is my first product from the Marc Jacobs line and I'll admit I had high expectations from it given the love the brand gets online from beauty lovers. The packaging is sturdy and has that luxurious feel you would expect from a brand of that caliber. I've wanted to give myself a few months of thoroughly using the mascara before I review it, hence the tardy post.
The mascara started off with a wetter formula that dried out to perfection a few days into regular use. Since then the formula had kept its creaminess without becoming too dry. The mascara delivers on its promise of volume and length, the brush does a great job at depositing enough pigment to envelop each lash giving them body and coming them into a perfect flare. The mascara builds well on itself and it's easy to amp up the volume and dial up the drama with just a few extra coats. If anything, it can at times look too dramatic which can be a pro or a con depending on the look you are going for and your preference. I, personally, like that dramatic look and like to push it all the way to clump territory if possible, I find that's when this mascara photographs really well and I can easily skip falsies for an event if I go with three or four coats of this stuff. On a day to day basis one or two coats will suffice to help me get volume and definition without being too out there.
I experienced no fall out, flakes or smudging wearing this mascara and three months into using it religiously it's still going strong. I like how dark and rich the pigment is and I found it washes off relatively easily at the end of the night.
This is a great mascara and if you like drama and volume I definitely recommend you check it out. I do believe that you don't have to break the bank for a good mascara and the drugstore is packed with amazing, cheaper options but if you are willing to splurge or treat yourself I would most definitely suggest checking this mascara out next time you're in a Sephora. You won't be disappointed.
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