Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara

I'm at odds with my eyelashes. Sans makeup, they're short, thin and stick straight, and remain that way with most mascara formulas. I've been on the hunt for really good mascara for as long as I can remember, with Lancôme Hypnose Drama and Benefit That's Real sitting at the top of my list to-date.

My latest Influenster Voxbox has allowed me to add one more mascara formula toward the top of that list! I received Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir, a brand new mascara formula that adds volume while defining lashes and adding drama. The curvy brush features short, thick bristles that help grab your lashes while adding depth and volume.

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I really like this mascara - it adds a considerable amount of volume to my lashes, making them look significantly darker and more dramatic. Only one downside - it does not add length, so I would use this for more casual, everyday looks, or in addition to a lengthening mascara for a special occasion. At $26, it's on par with Lancôme and Benefit mascaras, and I would definitely re-stock to keep this item in my beauty arsenal.

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