A couple of months back I received a surprise parcel from New York and had no idea what was awaiting inside!! To my shock it was the new Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara, and boy this is a good one.
Product Details: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara*
The mascara arrived in a sleek black box and when you open the lid up your presented with a screen playing the ad for the mascara and this also comes with sound and automatic playback features; Very cool and definitely something I've never experienced before! The Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara is definitely one to try out if your wanting that false lash look on the go. The hourglass brush separates lashes effortlessly and really does add more definition and volume from the first stroke but I normally like to apply two/three coats for the full benefits of this mascara. The tube is much larger than your average packaging but more compact in return. I find it great for popping in my handbag and it has a really nice luxurious finish to it. The shade is super black and looks really flattering for evening and everyday wear! In my honest opinion I always use black mascara and haven't really dabbled in browns before but do love burgundy's against my blue eyes and red hair.
The formula I find is very moist compared to other brands I've tried and does in return smudge much easier so you have to apply the mascara generously and more controlled to prevent smudges. It takes longer to dry and I normally like to wait a minute or under before applying the next coat as applying the next coat straight away could clump up the formula and make the finish not as flattering. This lasts all day and I normally have my make-up on for well over 8 hours! I do find when using eye lash curlers before hand the shape and volume lasts longer but without the shape starts to straighten and you loose the curl. It's highly pigmented and gives the definition I desire from my mascara without needing to top up throughout the day.