I treated myself to a few things this holiday season, and I hit up some of the Marc Jacobs goodies I’ve had my eyes on! After reading some reviews, I decided I could not live without the new Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. It boasts the look of false lashes — by up to 1800% more volume than lashes alone.
Now look, I don’t have some fancy thing in my office that will help me quantify and calibrate every brand’s mascara claim. (200%, 1000%, TONS of more lashes!!!) You get the idea, there are a lot of claims made with beauty products that I can only look in the mirror and agree with, or disagree with. This mascara my friends, I agreed with. I might not have a way to guarantee that yes — my lashes were 1800% more voluminous. But I have to say, I was amazed when I saw my puny little lashes with two coats of this mascara. Then I went for the gusto with three coats (what’s suggested), and I was good to go!
Marc Jacobs regales his first beauty memory of his mother carefully shaving fibers from a velvet ribbon to create her own couture faux lashes, and Velvet Noir reinvents this epic look. [Read more…]