Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hello Lashes!

It has been awhile again hasn't it?  Well my first post for this year is a goodie and when I say goodie, it is a luxe one!  As a member of the Influenster community, I was excited to be a part of the Marc Jacobs Beauty VoxBox.  For the last month, I have tested out the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume mascara in my daily routine. I have continued with a very simple routine of powder foundation, highlighter and blush, a mix of pencil or powder eyebrows and mascara.  

Excited when I saw this in the mail!

Even more surprised that this was a full size!

Easy as 1, 2, 3 to review.

While the ingredients do not have any parabens, sulfates or phthalates, this is not a natural formula.  I did a check on ThinkDirty and did not find the product and would have to do further research on the toxicity/

The packaging is pretty with a faceted design.  I do like having a larger bristle wand since it reaches the inner and outer corners.

Volume, yes!  Super wow length, not so much.  I do have short lashes to begin with, but this does give it a little bit more oomph.  This mascara does not flake, but at the end of the day, I do see smudges on the outer corners of my eyes.  Overall, this was a great trial and would consider purchasing.  

Cost: $26 @ Sephora

-Gel formula volumizes
-Brush can reach the inner and outer corners
-Buildable formula

-Large packaging might not be to the liking of everyone
-Smudges at the end of the day

Would I recommend this to a friend?
Maybe.  If you have the opportunity to test out this product first before committing to the full size, do it.  Spending almost $30 on something that you change out every 3 months is expensive!