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Luxury, Lush Lashes Happen With Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
The Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara featured in this post was provided for editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own. Affiliate links that benefit this site are included.
It was a crisp fall Saturday evening when I returned home from running errands to one of the most thoughtful packages I’ve ever received. It’s not every day a girl gets a personalized mascara, and a luxury one at that, to boot!
Sheila is one of the single most confusing names for anyone to spell. I’ve seen Shiela (the most common mispelling, which is actually how other Sheila’s spell their name), Sheela, Sheera (and the power of Grey Skull). To be honest, I’m wondering how the spelling of my name came to be – it’s a long story how I came about this name, which happened when I was born in Iran and taken from the name of a nurse on a TV show. Or so my parents say. I’ve heard a couple of other stories, but all I know is that it derives from a word that means “heavenly” and I’ll take that over any spelling!
In any case, I truly appreciate this personalized mascara and was glad to give it a try for the very first time. I’m a fan of the Marc Jacobs Beauty products I’ve had the chance to try (remember the super cool blushes?) and the Velvet Noir Major Mascara definitely lives up to the good experiences I’ve had in the past.
This mascara is very lightweight and builds up with ease. The mascara adds tons of volume with separation, which are two of my favorite qualities when it comes to mascara. It holds a curl all day and there’s no smudging or crumbling involved – also two great mascara qualities.
A fascinating behind the scenes story – according to Sephora, this mascara was inspired by Marc’s memories of his mom creating her own couture false lashes with shavings from velvet ribbon. Very impressive, Mrs. Jacobs! I wouldn’t go that far for lashes, but I do appreciate that the memory made this mascara possible.
It’s a winner of a palette! I used the caramel in the top row for my crease, the mauve in the middle of the lower row for my outer corner. The dark duochrome in the middle of the middle row for my inner corner and the light duochrome on the very left of the middle row for the middle of my lid. The liner is Kat Von T Tattoo Liner in Trooper.
My Final Thoughts: I’m really enjoying Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. I’ve yet to meet the mascara that beats the results from my beloved L’Oreal Voluminous Feline mascara, but this one is up there in my current top 5 favorites.