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Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

BY MARC JACOBS #1 in Mascara

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars70%
  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star2%
4.55 / 5 based on 3,595 Reviews





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MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
Reviews (3595)
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  • "I been trying out MANY high end and low end mascaras to see which one I love and gives me volume etc and this one is by far the BEST mascara EVER!! Its beautiful and gives me a falsie look very good definitely my favorite now holy frail mascara." in 783 reviews
  • "My new favorite. It lengthens my lashes and defines every single one. I swear it makes me feel like Audrey Hepburn! Plus, it doesn't smear and it lasts all day. I wouldn't really call this a volumizing mascara per se (It won't give you the my-eyelashes-are-a-curtain look), but it provides the right amount of volume for me. Velvet Noir gives more of a polished, sophisticated look. " in 92 reviews
  • "Great product. Made my lashes thicker and longer without making them clumpy! " in 70 reviews
  • "One of my fav designer mascaras.. Long lasting, doesn't clump, and the tip is perfect for the inner lashes " in 65 reviews
Gloria E.
Houston, TX
75 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I personally love the packaging for this. The sleek black tube is heavyweight and luxurious. Makes me feel kinda fancy.

The brush is hourglass shape and really does allow for maximum product application. I do recommend multiple applications instead of overloading the brush with mascara. The fibers are plenty so one think application can cause clumping and flaking. Also, it does take a little longer to dry than some other formulas so give it plenty of time before putting on that second coat.

The shade is very black but I liked it even with my lighter brows. My eyelshes are almost nonexistent so it works for me. In the photo above, I have no mascara on the right and ONE coat of Velvet Noir on the left. Huge difference I think.

I've been wearing this all day long with minimal flaking or diminishing. The fibers and formula do not irritate my eyes at all.

So basically, I'm in. I'm adding this one for the long haul. Love it. Couldn't be happier.

Kim M.
311 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I got a mini version of this mascara in my Sephora Play a few months ago and I have been a bit disappointed since I love a lot of the Marc Jacobs line. My lashes are medium length but very straight so they aren't very noticeable even with most mascaras. I want my mascara to hold a curl more than anything, but aside from that I usually go more for a lengthening or defining mascara since volume doesn't really matter when you can't see your lashes. I came in knowing that I probably wouldn't like but I was still a little sad I didn't. It seemed to really be a better version of Too Faced's Better Than Sex mascara, it had more or less the same effect on but it didn't flake or smudge at all - BTS is the only mascara that has ever given me panda eyes. I was also very let down that the mascara is fragranced. I know most luxury brands fragrance everything but I wish they didn't. I had an issue the first few times I applied this because my eyes were bothered by the fragrance and I instinctively closed my eyes which got globs of product under my eyes and on my lids. Once it dried down it was fine, but I feel like it is unnecessary and potentially harmful to put perfume in eye products. I intentionally only wore this about once a week when I was trying it out because I didn't want to end up with swollen eyes or contact dermatitis because that has happened to me in the past. I was going to give this review 3/5 stars because it just isn't the type of mascara that works for me but I'm sure others who want volume would enjoy it, but I had to deduct another star for the strong fragrance.
Jennifer A.
109 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is my favorite mascara of 2017. Before that I was loving Lancôme Hypnôse Star (which I believe they've discontinued). I wear glasses, so I'm not usually looking for length because that usually leads to smudged lenses. And I am often rushing in the morning so I don't want a mascara that I need to layer up in the morning.

Velvet Noir gives me that major volume in 1 coat. Additional must haves: no crunchiness and no smudging. It also gives me a bit of lift without needing to use an eyelash curler - something my eyes have gotten more sensitive to lately. It has a traditional nylon brush, which I tend to prefer over the silicon bristles which I find poke-y. I have layered this for nights' out, and you do have to be a bit careful not to get heavy-handed, but I don't find it card to brush out with a steel mascara comb.

I also like a formula that isn't TOO wet - and I'm not not a fan of having to wait a couple weeks for a mascara to dry up to the consistency I want it to be. I really liked the formula of Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash, but I never bought it because the samples dried up on me fairly quickly. (And I like a drier formula.) Velvet Noir arrives at the right consistency for me but doesn't dry up.

I thought that the hourglass wand would make it difficult getting into the inner corners, but it doesn't, and it really helps me brush out the very ends of my lashes. I also like that Marc Jacobs doesn't scent his mascaras unlike Lancôme.

And, this is easy to remove at night. Wins all around! Love!
Annette P.
Greenacres, FL
152 reviews
This mascara comes out with too much product in the wand, and clumps lashes together (just a little). I still give it 5 stars because: the color of this black is ultra black, it adds sooo much plump and volume, AND it makes lashes look noticeably thicker. Those are the 3 things I think most people look for in mascaras. I always use more than one wand to separate lashes, well because no mascara yet is perfect. I apply this with just 2 layers, and separate with my wand from either MUFE extravagant mascara or MAC 3D lashes wand. The end result is 5 star worthy, but yes it’s a team effort. My lashes look fake when using Marc jacobs! The plus is that the product is wet enough to separate very easy compared to other mascaras, it’s sooo quick it only takes 2 secs and doesn’t add any time to my makeup routine. Then it dries quick after that, and dries to the way they were separated.

Highly recommend if you want a false lash look!
Also it lasts all day, even in the humid heat, and it’s easily to take off, and no need to use more than 2 layers for effect!
Megan S.
San Francisco , CA
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Just when I thought I had found my favorite mascara this baby, proved me wrong! I bought this on a whim at the Sephora sale since its a bit of a splurge item. My friend kept raving about how its her favorite, so I thought Id give it a try! OMG this mascara is amazing. I just came back from traveling in Europe and this was 1 of the only make up products I used every day there! This mixed with a little glossier cloud paint, a little lip color/gloss and tinted moisturizer and I had the perfect "effortless" look for all my pictures! This mascara makes my lashes look SUPER long and full! A little goes along ways too, only need 2 full swipes and Im good to go! It is on the pricy side for a mascara since, lets face it you're paying for the name. But this is the only mascara you will ever need!!! On top of the fact that this packaging is amazing!
Laura T.
Altoona, PA
315 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I’ve been searching for a mascara that I love for 6 months now, and this one rates at the top. Marc Jacobs continues to excel and I’ve been a fan of everything I tried from their line. The mascara does a thorough job of curling, lengthening, and volumizing my lashes. The only drawback is the brush does clump a little bit. The application is amazing though. I got this at Sephora and will definitely buy again and try his other mascaras too! MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
Sarah W.
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I received a sample of the Velvet Noir Mascara by Marc Jacobs from Influenster for testing, and I can honestly say I am impressed. The black colour is beautifully pigmented and gives me dark, luscious lashes. I have been using the mascara for the last week and putting it through all the tests--exercise, rain, all-day wear. It has survived everything. 

That being said, I don't wear mascara on my bottom lashes, so I don't know if it smudges on the bottom, however I have had no smudging from the top lashes.

My only critique is that it doesn't layer super well. Rather than doing a couple coats of mascara, it is better to swipe on a lot in one coat. Otherwise it gets a touch clumpy. However, that is easy to to deal with.

I will definitely look to purchasing this product for myself when the sample runs out! Good job Marc Jacobs... I definitely recommend! 


So as mentioned above, I received this product as part of a VirtualVox Collab with John Lewis. The more I use this mascara, the less I like it. I have found that after the first few uses, the formula has gone extremely clumpy. And, I find the wand to not really help in smoothing through these clumps. I think there are definitely better mascaras at a more reasonable price. This makes me sad since I really did like it when it was brand, brand new, but after a few uses it got clumpy so quick. :(
Damien J.
Clarksburg, WV
190 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I like this mascara! It glides on really good. I like the wand because it seemed to spread the product nice over my lashes and really did bring my eyes out. Mascara is a very important step and this stuff is really good. It does not clump. The only thing is that they mascara foeant extend as much as I would like I dont like wearing false lashes but I do love a good mascara and this stuff makes my lashes look so natural and beautiful with adding a bit of soft glam. I deff would recommend this. Although it is a vit pricey it does get the job done very well.
Mallory C.
Kingsville, OH
428 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I have such a love hate relationship with this mascara it’s not even funny. This is seriously clump central. Like it doesn’t matter what you do this mascara will clump. It’s one of those bristle brushes where it collects so much product you end up wiping off the brush on the tube to get off excess product and it still looks clumpy. That being said it does coat the lashes and makes them look like falsies. Like this gives so much volume and length to your lashes that I almost give it a pass for all the clumping. It holds all day and doesn’t smudge for me. So it’s good but it isn’t. It will make your lashes look great but it’s so clumpy. It also removes really easily. I usually take mine off with a balm and have no problem.
Kimberlee R.
San Clemente , CA
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I received a deluxe trial size from sephora along with an eyeliner last year for my birthday. I gave a review already on the eyeliner. As a gift i just received a full size. The mascara i did not care for so much. I didn't like the brush and i just felt like it was too goopy and i just couldn't get it to apply the way i like. Not to say that this wouldn't work for others, it's just not for me. I know many people love this mascara but for the price tag it needs to wow me. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
Emely A.
Providence , RI
127 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
It's waterproof? Or what
Sidra V.
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Do you layer with this mascara? Which one do you put on first?
Léa-Jeanne T.
Boucherville, QC
28 reviews
does it mae your lashes clumpy
Diana I.
South Amboy, NJ
17 reviews
Does anyone think this is worth the price?
Elizabeth G.
Poplar Bluff, MO
22 reviews
Does this work well? Is it worth the money? I've always wanted to try it.

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MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
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MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara