Marc Jacobs: Velvet Noir Mascara

Marc Jacobs: Velvet Noir Mascara

Mascara is one of the product’s I 100% couldn’t live without. For me, mascara is the key product to finishing off any makeup look, or saving you from leaving the house bare faced. If I’m not particularly feeling well or I’m in a rush, I’ll just shove some mascara and concealer on and it leaves me looking a little less shrek like.

Last week landed a very exciting parcel at my front door. After a very few frustrating days of migraines, a Marc Jacobs Beauty parcel waiting for me was exactly the pick me up I needed. The box contained a full sized, Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara. Oo, suave. 

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First of all, I put this product through two very important tests..

Can Marc Jacob’s Handle a week in the office?

You bloody bet he can. Using this Mascara every day for a week, it didn’t let me down through the long hours, the tears of frustration or the stress. That calls for a bloody good mascara in my eyes (no pun intended..). Honestly though, I struggle to find a mascara that lasts all day without making me look like a panda at the end of the day, but not once did I have to refresh my face during the day which gives me so much peace of mind. You know, when you work with customers all day it’s so important you don’t look like a clown with makeup all down your face. Marc Jacobs, you’ll always have a place in my office.

Better yet, can Marc Jacob’s keep up with a twenty something partying the night away?

Marc Jacob’s; you are now my new wing-woman. Last weekend was the ultimate make-up test! After getting up at half past six (a time that should only ever be seen once in the day) my eyes seriously needed some love. I needed my makeup to last me all day through the wedding and all night through the reception, so I thoughtfully picked out which products I was going to use, which included the Velvet Noir mascara – those lashes needed to look their best! Through the happy tears watching the beautiful bride walk down the aisle to dancing the night away to Whitney Houston, I had no need to keep checking my makeup looked okay.. Of course it did, because Marc Jacobs had my back.

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But.. what were my first impressions?

This product just screamed class at me. The angled, chunky (but funky.. sorry – I couldn’t resist!) black tube was everything you want in a product packaging without even realising. It feels good, it looks good, and it wears even better. Result.


The applicator wand for me is personally one I prefer. Towards the tip, the wand thickens which makes it so easy to reach those thinner, inner lashes that so many wands make it difficult to reach. The curve in the wand and the different lengths ensure a full application, which is exactly the aim of the product.

On first application, the mascara noticeably lengthens my more than average lashes, making them instantly stand out especially when wearing full eye makeup. My first thought was that when worn, my lashes reminded me of the lash extensions I had done a few weeks ago, which is a very exciting result. To achieve the fuller, false lash look I had to apply 2/3 coats and I didn’t experience any clumpy, spider like lashes either – Marc Jacob’s.. I applaud you.

Can this product get any better you may be thinking? Well add on to this review the fact that this product is cruelty-free and they don’t sell in China.. could we name this the product that keeps on giving? I’m completely sold and will definitely be restocking this beauty!

Until next time,

Saz Sinclair

*This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes but all opinions are my own.

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    • November 1, 2017 / 10:49 pm

      The packaging is lovely!! Definitely a plus to the product!

  1. Kayleigh Zara
    November 4, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    I’ve heard some really amazing things about this mascara and the packaging is so stunning x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

    • November 6, 2017 / 4:02 pm

      It’s definitely one I would recommend, and the packaging is just amazing!xx

  2. November 4, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    This mascara sounds amazing. I’ve never tried anything Marc Jacobs make up wise but I will now! Will have a look online and add some bits to my birthday wish list xxxxxxx

    • November 6, 2017 / 4:02 pm

      I’ve only ever tried a few bits but this is definitely now a firm favourite of mine! Definitely get some bits on the wishlist lovely!xxx

  3. November 5, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    I’ve heard so many great things about this Mascara! It’s great that they don’t sell in China too x

    • November 6, 2017 / 4:01 pm

      I’m still really loving it – one of my firm favourites! It’s a great aspect of the company and makes me want to use them more!x

  4. Abbey @AbbeyLouisaRose
    November 5, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    I bloody love how much of your sass and personality comes through in this post, girl! You’re a superstar! Sounds like you really put this mascara through its paces and that it didn’t let you down on any account! The packaging is indeed fab, and I’m so glad that theyre cruelty free! More big brands need to follow Marc Jacobs’s lead and stop testing on poor bunnies! Fab post as always m’lovely!

    Abbey ❤️

    • November 6, 2017 / 4:00 pm

      Aaah thankyou so much Abbey that is so sweet of you! You’re so right they do need to follow Marc Jacobs lead as more and more customers are picking up on the fabulous aspects!xx

  5. Corinne and Kirsty
    November 6, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Looks this you got a winner! i have never tried marc jacobs makeup range but i might defo give it a go since you are so happy with this mascara!

  6. November 6, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try this but I’m so fussy with mascaras I get a little nervous trying new ones. This sounds great though! I think it might be next on my list x


  7. Debra-Bow
    November 6, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    I loved this review, I’ve also been sent this mascara but I’ve only tried it once so haven’t been able to get a secure opinion on it yet but this review has made me wanna get it and put it on right now. Love how in-depth your review is and how positive it is too. Amazing post Saz! xxxx

  8. November 6, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Sounds like a fantastic product! I’m not normally a make up girl but mascara is definitely 1 I’ve always used for my long lashes will have to consider this in future!

    • November 8, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      Aah its just amazing isn’t it!!xx

  9. November 8, 2017 / 9:55 am

    Sounds like such an amazing product! And CF! I Don’t think it could get any better. xxxx

    • November 8, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      It really is, I know its such a selling point for me!!xxx

  10. November 8, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    This sounds like such an incredible product, I’ve seen quite a few great reviews and love the sound of it, but I’m not sure I could justify buying a high end mascara. Xx

    • November 8, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      I thought that until I tried it! It really is fab xx

    • November 8, 2017 / 3:11 pm

      Its amazing isn’t it!! Thanks sweetie xx

  11. November 13, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    I’m a big fan of the marc jacobs perfumes, so maybe it’s time I branched out and tried some of the beauty products! My mascara I currently use is like £2, so maybe I should treat myself aha! x


    • November 14, 2017 / 7:36 pm

      I would definitely recommend I’m still really loving it!! I love the Marc Jacobs Daisy xx

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