Most often than not, a mascara does not live up to its promise at first try, at least based from my experience. I don’t know about you but there is something about air exposure that seems to alter the formula in one way or the other. I’ll give it 3 days to a week before I can make a formal conclusion; for better or worse, that is the question. So I had the opportunity to try Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara via Influenster program, is it  yay or nay? scroll further for the great reveal!

marc jacobs velvet noir major volume mascara, review, before after photos

Consistent with other Marc Jacobs makeups, this mascara has that fashion-forward vibe packaging. The demi-cylindrical plastic tube mimics lacquer, a definite upgrade in comparison to other prestige brands I have in my stash.

marc jacobs velvet noir major volume mascara, review, before after photos

The brush itself is nothing revolutionary, it’s slightly curvaceous with spaced out bristles, which may or may not work according to your preference. The formula is on the wet side with the blackest of black pigment which in effect does translate to voluminous lashes. It does not melt or budge throughout the day but here’s the thing, at second coat, expect clumping just how it turned out in the comparison photo below. 

marc jacobs velvet noir major volume mascara, review, before after photos

If you’re into spider lashes, then you’ll find a legitimate excuse to love this mascara. On your right side is the contender for the most boring lashes in the universe, on the left is Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara transformation. Voluminous, yes. Budge-proof, yes.  Clumpy, yes. See, lashes don’t lie. 

Bottom line, it’s nice to have but not a must-have. Will I purchase it down the line? Much as I adore other Marc Jacobs products, this mascara did not wow me enough because I can get the same results (if not better) from drugstore brands. There I said it!



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