Have I talked about this Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara here before? It’s the one mascara I’ve bought again and again, despite the price. Yes, I love it THAT much. Shown here is a mini. It’s a 100 point perk at Sephora Malaysia, and I redeem it every time it’s available. I get about 3 to 4 months of use and for me, it’s a good use of points since the full sized mascara is about RM120!
Here is the close up of the brush if you’re interested. I’ve heard some say it’s too big, but on my eyes, they’re actually OK. And I don’t have big eyes. I sometimes just skip curling my lashes but ever since I discovered this new way of curling my lashes, I never looked back. The Velvet Noir mascara separates my lashes, gives some length and certainly volume without any clumps. I think it’s a very easy mascara to work with because I don’t need to apply layers just to get the look I’m satisfied with.
Here is a comparison for you. I only used 2 coats here. If I layer 3 coats, the difference is quite dramatic. This mascara is not waterproof and that’s how I like it. I know waterproof mascaras hold a curl better, but I prefer mascaras that are easy to remove. I don’t experience smudging but I never really do unless it’s a really crappy mascara.
Last year, my friend Shireen pointed me to Sephora Lash Craft which we agree, is a dupe of this mascara. She very kindly sends the mascara to me (from Canada) because unfortunately, it’s not sold at my local Sephora. So if you want to try the Velvet Noir but think it’s too pricey, then I’d invite you to try the Sephora Lash Craft mascara, if it’s available where you are. The mascara brush shape is all too similar, and the formula of the mascara is very alike too. Somehow, Sephora managed to copy the Velvet Noir to the tee. Just sharing, not sponsored 🙂