Does It Work? Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

Hello my lovelies!

Today I am going to review the recent cult favorite mascara amongst beauty bloggers. The mascara in question is the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara, in Noir (obviously).



Funnily enough, the very first ingredient in this mascara is water. The second ingredient is Glyceryl Stearate, which makes sense, since this is not only an emulsifier, but also has stearic acid, which is meant to condition, and glycerin, which makes things stick.



This mascara claims to give extreme volumization to the lashes, creating a false lash effect, while also keeping them conditioned. Am independent lab conducted an instrument-measured study on equally sized adhesive lashes, and found that there was 300% more volume in 1 stroke, and 1800% more volume in 3 strokes.



Like any mascara, this is fairly self-explanatory and also up to your discretion. However, just in case  you forgot…

  1. Prime and curl your lashes (optional).
  2. Generously apply one coat to the top and bottom lashes.
  3. Allow to dry, then swipe a second coat on the top lashes (optional).
  4. Brush out lashes with a comb to create a separated and fanned out effect (optional).


My Results:


In order to achieve my results, I followed the exact instructions listed above.


Would I recommend it:

If you are looking for a volumizing mascara, this is absolutely for you. I already have long, curled lashes, but this mascara is fantastic for giving a little extra lift when you need it. The formula of this is VERY wet and thick, so if that’s not your favorite, I would not recommend this. The brush is also a huge part of why I like this mascara. If you are familiar with Lancome’s Grandiose mascara, then you know all about the  wand structure. This particular wand is the Grandiose mascara’s less curvaceous sister, allowing it to hit your lashes at all angles, rather than just the outside lashes. While I absolutely love the formula and the fact it sticks in place, I do not like the way this mascara applies without a separating primer. Because the formula is so wet, it can be really easy to not only get it everywhere, but fall into that “three upper lashes” trap. If you can use this mascara without a primer, more power to you, but for me, this is something I want to be prepared for. Overall, I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone  looking for a gorgeous high-end mascara that gives you a false lash effect.

That’s all I have for you guys today. Remember to like, comment and subscribe, it really helps a bunch. Most importantly, I hope everyone has a wonderful week, with plenty of warm, sunny days ahead!

Stay Beautiful!

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

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