Happy 2016 lovelies! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and that you were able to kick 2016 off in good health. I was able to make it home for the holidays (home is Orlando, Florida) and it was nice to visit with lifelong friends and family. We spent some time at Disney World and my nails were ready for the occasion!
Today I’m excited to share with you my thoughts on a new makeup product by Marc Jacobs Beauty ~ Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. Influenster recently sent me this baby complimentary for testing purposes (click here to sign up for Influenster!) and I was thrilled when she arrived just before the holidays and party season!
Upon opening the VoxBox I immediately noticed the sleek, modern packaging. The hexagonal bottle shape makes the wand easy to grasp and it also looks lovely on my vanity. 🙂 The bristles are spaced slightly farther apart than the mascara I normally use, which I found to be a nice change as they were able to reach between lashes a little better.
The pigment in this mascara is intense and deposits easily, which definitely creates maximum volume and wow. The one caveat I have for you is to try to apply no more than 3 or 4 strokes per section, as I noticed that Velvet Noir clumped slightly upon repeated application. That said, this isn’t a deal breaker since you don’t need much product because the pigment is so intense and a little goes a very long way! This is actually great because your mascara can be applied quickly with maximum volume. My only complaint is that the brush remains rather large at the smallest end, so reaching lash corners and hard-to-reach places in general was somewhat difficult.
Overall, I was impressed with Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara. The volume and pop of my lashes was significantly improved and the pigment is amazing. If you are interested in trying Velvet Noir out for yourself, head on over to Sephora.com where you can snag a bottle for your makeup arsenal!
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