REVIEW: Marc Jacobs Beauty #VelvetNoir Major Volume Mascara



Rating: ‚≠ź‚≠ź‚≠ź‚≠ź1/2 (4.5) Stars:

“If only Velvet Noir Mascara had been waterproof!”



The NEW MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara is a supreme, superb black, which I loved; the bold black is just as lashes should be: dark, vampy, dramatic.

It’s 1990’s grunge, heightened and nurtured from ragged flannel to a luxuriously, modern velvet visage; a neo-classic retrospective of past meeting present-day noir, still rich in history and culture, and born of inspiration that begs you to be inspired as well.



At first glance, the mascara looked thick, yet slightly wet and possibly messy.

This is from the product being in boxes in stock rooms, not a product defect as some reviewers stated. I, simply, gave it a little shimmy between my palms (never shake mascara up and down, then you’ll have a real mess and a lot of wasted product, dried up in the cap, on the wand, etc.)


When opening it again, I wiped off the excess from the wand (as you’re supposed to with all mascaras) and all was well – no mess.

It is worth noting that I am severely eyelash-challenged and wholeheartedly believe my brother inherited all the lashes assigned to our family. Given that, I usually, use at least 3 mascaras: one to define, one for volume and another for length and perhaps another for depth of color; all waterproof formulas.


I generally dislike non-waterproof mascara, pretty intensely. Instead of enjoying your evening, if you dare laugh too hard (which I always do) or shut your eyes for the briefest of moments, you now look like an expertly groomed racoon with two black waterlines trailing down your beautifully strobbed cheeks.


While Velvet Noir didn’t give me 80s raccoon eyes, it did smudge a bit; giving me a slightly smoked out eye, when I blended out the tiny baby racoon prints left by this mascara. Still, it is a great product; with, again, the blackest of black color with a divine subtle scent of roses, which left me pleasantly surprised!


Amazingly BLACK! I loved it, but I would have loved Velvet Noir so much more had it been waterproof. I feel my eyes are too small, so I never wear mascara on my bottom lashes; a waterproof formula would have eliminated the slight smudging problem I encountered.


Velvet Noir Mascara did give me volume and length. It wasn’t clumpy for me, as other reviewers stated, but perhaps that is because I wait quite a bit between coats. For example, I’ll put on the first coat, roll up my hair and then put on the second coat, etc.

I didn’t expect much of one mascara, as I said my lashes are seriously lacking, but Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara came through with its beautifully, dramatic black color… It is aptly named, that’s for sure!


Marc Jacobs really did choose the perfect face for this campaign in Winona Ryder.

She was the face of 1990’s grunge, starting with the growing pains and heartache of “Reality Bites” to the very noir “Edward Sciccorhands” and her power-couple status with Johnny Depp. Ryder is just as beautiful now as then; if not moreso…. she’s grown through her experiences; and past meets the present, once again, with her collaborating with Marc Jacobs.


Velvet Noir is, most definitely, the blackest mascara I’ve ever seen! You could see I had lashes! No, they weren’t anything like falsies, but isn’t that the point of false eyelashes? To be somewhat exaggerated?


Again, if the formula had only been waterproof… I could have put on a few more thin coats and gotten more volume and length. I’ll just have to pray it’s released in a waterproof formula at some point.


I did like the brush a lot. The inverted curvature allowed me to get to the lashes that need mascara most, giving me the look of longer lashes. And Velvet Noir did give my lashes a bit of a curl, but I did hit it with a lash curler, just in case!


I have to mention the overall packaging is gorgeous, very luxe and I love the mascara tube! The octogon shape fits perfectly in your hand, making for a good grip as your applying. The look is very Art Deco meets Futuristic and it’s unique shape melds beauty with function very well!


All in all, I give Velvet Noir 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.

Now, if Marc Jacobs Beauty decides to add a waterproof formula to this line? All I ask is: Let me review it again?  It will get the 5 stars it deserves.


Until then, I’ll add a coat of waterproof mascara on top of Velvet Noir, but nothing will match the beautiful, dark almost-coal-black color created by Marc Jacobs for his Spring 2016 Collection. It’s quite simply Inspired.


¤I received this mascara from Influenster and Marc Jacobs Beauty for my HONEST review.¤

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Lamar Odom Reportedly Out of a Coma, Spoke to Khlo√©


Lamar Odom and Khloé Kardashian

He woke up, saw¬†Khlo√© Kardashian by his bedside, said,¬†“Hey, baby,” gave her a thumbs up, and then went back to sleep.

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I hope you’re happy Prince with your mysterious ways, and Dr. Funkenshit’s purposeful misleading information, BS’ing us into thinking your Detroit show was coming to The Fillmore, formerly THE STATE THEATRE, where I swore I would NEVER step a foot into again after the way I was treated at your Oct ’97 “hit and run” show.
I had bruises all over my body, was harassed by people in line, who had visible weapons and then 4 cops, who thought pushing me around was apparently “appropriate” as they dumped everything I owned on THE CEMENT, pounding me repeatedly in my chest and surrounding me, like I was a criminal. Then going inside to SRO was worse… punches, grabbing, groping, mauling, grown a$$ men acting like animals, blocking the view, pounding on us like we were DUDES!
There was no LOVE4OneAnother that night. And I swore I’d NEVER walk in that damn place again not even for PRINCE.
STILL, with the announcement of The Fillmore by Dr. FunkedUp! I thought long and hard, I cried… and cried “how can I NOT go SEE Prince?” But, remembering that terrible night in 1997, I decided “No, I can’t do the Fillmore!” I can’t.
WHAT???? Only to find out – TODAY – SIX HOURS after Tickets went ON SALE…. THAT YOU – my musical love, the maestro of the Soundtrack of my LIFE, were playing at The FOX!!! THE FOX!
The freaking calm FOX Theatre, where I wouldn’t worry about being mauled or having a seizure! Where we had assigned seating and security. WTH?
I AM TOTALLY SICKENED! Completely heartsick by how this was handled, by how we were misled by the overinflated ego and utter misinformation put forth by a fan turned self-appointed official “behind-the scene”, know-it-all, Prince/celebrity blogger.
Thank you, Dr. Jerkoff Funkenberry! You do officially SUCK, as there are certain ethics you should try to uphold when blogging, and “being” you are in the “know” – you do not mislead, reporting erroneously, just to get the jump on others, when really you know nothing more than any other fan: That should be #1 on that list of ethical practices.
Of course, let’s not forget Prince, who could have leaked The Fillmore was not the joint he was going to be appearing at on Thursday, but apparently he didn’t feel the need or didn’t think ahead to what fans would decide based on BS info, knowing our own city and how much worse it’s gotten in 18 years.
NOW, here I am, a fan of 37 years! 37 years! And, I can’t stop crying. 37 YEARS! I haven’t seen Prince in 11. Musicology Tour. Thank GOD for the NPGMC.
I needed this concert, so badly. SO very badly. SO, THANK YOU, PRINCE… with your stupid hide and seek games.
YOUR fans, Prince, are human beings – no greater and certainly no LESS than you in hierarchy – in GOD’s eyes.
And, no matter what you’ve been told all these years, we are EQUALS. Fans deserve more than this BS – I DESERVE more than this.
We, your fans, are not nameless, faceless, voiceless droids, suddenly appearing before you; We have lives, stories, feelings… we deserve more than 4 days notice and misinformation. Thanks for nothing.
Angels, Love and Light,

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PS. UPDATE To the ignorant commentors:
I was talking about a past event at the state theater, which is now The Fillmore.
WHY? BECAUSE Dr Funkenberry announced on his BLOG, the date and stated “Fillmore are you ready?” Thus eluding to the show being at The Fillmore.
I thought back to 1997 and everything that happened the night of that show¬†and couldn’t bring myself to go there again. NOT after the wonderful experience that was the Musicology Tour. ¬†No way.
It is personal, period. I am not whining, I am disgusted and pissed off. There was no security that night; there was just Billy walking around flirting with ladies. Period.
Prince has his ear to the ground, always! HE knew last Friday night everyone was grumbling about The Fillmore.
He had promised his NPG Music Club Members back in 1997, he’d never perform there again. And that says what? That says, ¬†The Dr lied or purposefully was misleading.
It’s not bad enough, we get 4 days to get things together. 7 days, to find help, a ride, babysitters, etc., if you need them. But, then we get to play, guess where in your town Prince is going to be?!
I purposely slept through ticket sales, because I was heartbroken that I wasn’t going to be going, not to that place… and then, the local news at 4pm announces:

“We finally know where Prince will be performing – The FOX Theatre”.

Umm,  WHAT? Are you freaking kidding me? I just started crying right there, because I know how Prince sells. *poof*
Tickets sold out in 5 minutes: ranging in price from $99-$1000!
And at 4pm – six hours after Tickets SOLD OUT – they’re announcing a different venue than Dr. Funkentwit had?!!!
Do you understand the anger? Or are you mindless sheep?
I’ve done the queing up, lining up all night, sleeping on cement, sleeping outside record stores, arenas, down secluded downtown streets in my car, I’ve done in the snow, in the pouring rain, in hot as hell weather. I’ve sat at my pc, while in line at a venue, with a friend next to me on the phone with ticketmaster.
I’ve stood waiting to get in to a show with 5 inch heels, no jacket, no coats, in below zero temps, or 100¬į+ in full purple regalia. I’ve done storming and blizzard-like weather. I’ve traveled across my state, gone to other states.
I AM A Prince Fam, but I am also a consumer.
All of us that read that stupid blog, after the formal announcement on WDIV, didn’t get tickets… BECAUSE OF THE STATED LOCATION on that Blog, feel me?
One tweet from 3rdEyeGirl, stating “not Fillmore”, would have saved a lot of BS from hitting the fam’s in the face yesterday morning.
PRINCE is always in control. HE could have stemmed the tide: He chose not to, that’s not management – that’s Prince.

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Dita Von Teese “admires” people who spend “grandiose amounts” on their style.

The burlesque star is famed for her ever-glamorous appearance, and regularly wows in show-stopping attire.

Elizabeth Taylor’s diamonds were recently auctioned, but Dita admits she wasn’t tempted to bid on such prestigious items.

“I knew that I wasn’t going to have that kind of buying power but I do admire people who do spend grandiose amounts of money on beauty and glamour,” she told the UK edition of OK! magazine.

“I have key pieces of jewellery that I really love but it’s nowhere on that level.”

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“I’m a make-up junkie and right now I’m in the process of making my own line of cosmetics with a company called ArtDeco. It’s been real fun to be able to look inside my make-up kit and think up ways to make them even better for me.”

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The 27-year-old star, who reprises her role of the Black Widow in the latest Marvel Comics blockbuster “The Avengers,” was joined by co-star Jeremy Renner at the ceremony.

“When I was told I was getting this star, I thought to myself, man, I really made it to the big time,” said Johansson, dressed in a figure-hugging black and white ensemble with dizzying geometric patterns.

“You know, no matter what happens from here on out, I made my mark, I’m here to stay, and my family for generations to come will always be able to visit me right here, always. What a deeply, deeply touching gift,” she added.

Johansson, star of “The Horse Whisperer,” “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” and “Lost in Translation,” first played the Black Widow in 2010’s “Iron Man 2” starring Robert Downey Jr.

Renner, who co-stars as Hawkeye in “The Avengers” — due out in the United States on Friday — paid teasing tribute to Johansson. “Working with her was tremendous…ly awful,” he joked.

“For six months, she continuously threw me around, beat me, stepped on me and wiped the floor with my dignity and self-respect every day — all with a smile on her face.”

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