I only ever hear positive reviews of the Marc Jacobs Beauty range and since its launch 3 years ago its been near impossible to get your hands on it in the UK, but a little birdie tells me that Harrods are now exclusively stocking Marc Jacobs Beauty in store and online. So we can finally see if the hype is justified, I have a wish list as long as my arm.
I think the first thing that strikes me about Marc Jacobs Beauty is the attention to detail right from the sales counter to the packaging down to the actual products, everything has been well thought out. Its luxurious makeup which makes you feel like you have invested in a lifestyle. The sleek black packaging looks minimal and beautiful and the products are just as beautiful and very hard to resist!
I have been trying out the new Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Volume Mascara* which is inspired by Marc Jacobs’s first beauty memory, of his mother carefully shaving fibres from a velvet ribbon to create her own couture faux lashes. This mascara gives your lashes a coating of jet black mascara, the formula is quite wet but once it dries down it leaves your lashes looking extremely full and long.
This mascara can look pretty good after just one coat for more of a daytime look or if you want to go for that epic false lash effect then 2 – 3 coats will make your lashes really stand out. The jet black pigment is smudge proof and won’t transfer throughout the day. This is a mascara that will keep up with you and still look great at the end of the night. No panda eyes here.
The packaging is everything you’d expect from this brand, its simple, classic and very sleek. Its jet black tube is very weighty and feels luxurious. The hexagonal shaped tube is very different but its a nice shape to hold and it feels comfortable in your hand when applying the mascara. The brush is an hourglass shape and quite big, which makes it easy to get in to the little lashes in the inner corner and right down to the lash line for that full dramatic lash effect.
I thought this would be a lot more expensive than it is, for a high-end luxurious brand its priced very well. At £20 this is well worth trying out and I guarantee you will love the volumising effect. To say I like this mascara wouldn’t do it justice, I am very impressed and think its going to become a favourite very quickly indeed.
What Marc Jacobs products are you excited to try? I have always wanted the Lolita Palette, its become such a cult product and the neutral shades look gorgeous.
Marc Jacobs Beauty is available in the UK exclusively at Harrods.