Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara Review

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Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara Review - 1

Like a lot of people, I spend my fair share of time scrolling through gorgeous images on Instagram. Over the past few months, I happened to notice that a lot of bloggers I know were posting on their feeds about products they had been sent to review from Influenster.com. I'd never heard of the site before, but when I checked it out, I discovered that it's a product review site that anyone can sign up for. I decided I might as well create an account, and then promptly forgot all about it. Imagine my surprise when a couple of weeks later, I received an email from them to tell me I'd been selected to review Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara*. Not bad, eh?!

I've lusted after quite a few Marc Jacobs beauty bits for some time now, so I was thrilled to receive this. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous, simple but effective, and I'm a big fan of the hexagonal shape. I like the brush too - it has natural bristles and is thin and quite long, so it does an amazing job of grabbing and coating every lash.

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According to Marc Jacobs, the formula is designed to give a false lash effect with just three strokes of the wand, or even less. The pigment is an intense black, and promises to deliver both length and "1800% more volume".

I can confess to being pretty fickle when it comes to mascara. Every time I write a monthly favourites post, I seem to have a new one to add to the list. And I have to say, Velvet Noir is no exception. The formula is a little wet on first application, but it doesn't bother me too much - it just means I need to be a bit careful when putting it on. The claim that you don't need many coats is definitely one I have found to be true - you get a pretty much instant impact with this. As for the results, to me this is a "best of both worlds" mascara. Usually, you have to choose between length and volume, but Velvet Noir delivers both very effectively.
 
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Apparently, Marc Jacobs was inspired to create this mascara by memories of watching his mother getting ready to go out. She would shave fibres from a piece of black velvet and stick them to her lashes between layers of mascara in order to create a more dramatic look. As much as I admire the woman for her dedication, ain't nobody got time for that, so I'm very pleased that her son came up with a mascara that would deliver the goods on its own! I should also point out that it achieves this incredible volume without clumping - it just beautifully thickens each lash.

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Velvet Noir isn't cheap, but if you're after a mascara that gives you a dramatic false lash effect and don't want to compromise on either volume or length, I think you will love it.

Have you tried this mascara?
Kate x

*I received this product complimentary from Influenster for review purposes. Some links may be affiliate links. All opinions, as always, are my own.
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31 comments

  1. I too was sent this mascara and I absolutely love it! xx

    sheergloss

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  2. I've been reading so many reviews of this and it just makes me want to try it more and more. But I have that thing about not buying high end mascaras lol! But I am tempted by this I tell you xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. I know what you mean, because I am also a big fan of L'Oreal mascaras and I really don't think you need to go high end to get a good mascara. This one really is impressive though. x

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  3. I'm desperate to try this mascara and I'm quite gutted I didn't get it through Influenster! It's on my Christmas list though so hopefully Santa will come through xxx

    Rhi | www.rinkydinkyrhi.com

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    1. I honestly don't know why they sent it to me as I really haven't been that active on there! I'm rooting for Santa. x

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  4. This is one of my favorite mascaras! I haven't used it in so long though, since I haven't been to Sephora in a while, but on my next trip, I'm definitely purchasing. It's so good! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend, babe!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  5. I love Marc Jacobs products and this one looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely weekend. xoxo Cris
    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/the-jewel-of-gold-coast.html

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    1. I want to try some more Marc Jacobs beauty products now! x

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  6. Wow! The packaging is awesome. It looks great on your lashes too.

    Joy to the World

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    1. Thank you Veron! It is indeed lovely looking packaging. x

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  7. If i didn't know any better, I would have thought that you were wearing falsies because your lashes look unreal! I'm not sure whether I would fork out £22 for a mascara as I have a few high-street favs for just under a tenner that do a really good job, but your results look amazing so this is definitely on my wishlist :)

    Great review!


    Love, Ana x
    ANA SOFIA CHIC
    @Anasofiachic

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    1. Thanks so much Ana! I do have pretty good lashes naturally, but this mascara has made a visible difference to both length and volume. I agree that there are a lot of great mascaras that are cheaper, but if you did fancy treating yourself, you wouldn't be disappointed in this. x

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  8. I signed up for influenster too but I have never gotten anything. I would say it was because I am in Australia though maybe. Or maybe it is because I didn't fill out my account right?
    Anyway; this mascara looks great. You seem to have gorgeous lashes though.
    I just actually bought some of those magnetic false lashes so I might give a review on those...
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

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    1. I couldn't give you any advice on Influenster as I didn't really do much on there before they sent me this - I wasn't expecting it at all! I'd be interested in a review of those magnetic lashes as they intrigue me! x

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  9. This mascara looks absolutely stunning, I'd love to try it x

    franklyflawless.com

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  10. You already know how much I love this mascara! I have repurchased it so many times!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. That was one of the main reasons I was so excited to receive it Shireen! I completely agree with you - it's fab! x

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  11. This mascara sounds amazing!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  12. It sounds like the perfect Mascara for me, even though I don´t like wet formulas. But in the end, it is the results that count.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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  13. Aww, I'm happy to hear you were surprised with this Kate, what a treat! I'm all for mascaras that give that 'dramatic false lash effect' you've mentioned and so this sounds like a fabulous formula! Have a lovely week ahead :)

    aglassofice.com
    x

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  14. This sounds like a great mascara! I would love to try it out. The brush does seem a bit big for me but sometimes I do get use to it and like the mascara.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

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  15. I wanted to try this launch of Marc Jacobs too but sadly, it isn't available in my country yet. But it does seem to be doing a great job for a mascara!
    xx
    http://realgirltalks.com/

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