They’re all flutter – Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

I’m at odds with my eyelashes. Sans makeup, they’re short, thin and stick straight, and remain that way with most mascara formulas. I’ve been on the hunt for really good mascara for as long as I can remember, with Lancôme Hypnose Drama and Benefit They’re Real sitting at the top of my list to-date. But recently the Marc Jacobs Beauty line is getting more and more solid as time goes by. Over the last month or so I have discovered some phenomenal products in the range: the Highliner eyeliner is fantastic, the Poutliner lip liner in Primrose is a must-have and the Remarcable foundation is an awesome full coverage option. I have the lip glosses on my “to try” list next, as well as some lipsticks but let’s not bring up the fact that I have 3 drawers full of lipstick and no place for more. Today’s post is about their latest mascara launch: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara.

The mascara tube itself is very chic, substantial and has multiple edges on it so it stands out a bit in a sea of standard tubes. The brush has curves that help grasp the lashes and stretch them out. The result: beautiful, voluminous, fluttery lashes. They aren’t clumpy, they aren’t spidery, they aren’t crunchy-looking. They’re all flutter! If you like Makeup Forever Smoky Lash, Givenchy Noir Couture, L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black, you will love this. It gives good volume and length without weighing lashes down.

The cons? It transfers on my lower lash line. I have no issues with it staying on my top lash line but if I ever apply it on my bottom lashes (either on purpose or by accident) I get a smudge after a couple of hours. I do have oily skin so this may not be an issue if you’re more dry, but it’s something to keep in mind regardless.

What are your thoughts on a high-end mascara? Do you dabble in them or do you stick to your drugstore staples? I like both!

Until Next Time


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