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Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

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Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes.


Seasons Greetings Lovelies,
First of all, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas:)

Today, I'll be cooking at home and watching movies with my family, making it a cozy Christmas.

And even though, I'll be nestling at home, I decided to fix myself up a bit with some makeup and make my lashes long and pretty by using the new Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara I recieved from Influenster.

Yep! Influenster surprised me this Christmas season with the Marc Jacobs Beauty Vox Box.



Here are some specs on this recently launched mascara from the Marc Jacobs site.

INSTANT VOLUME, EPIC LASHES
EXPERIENCE 1800% MORE VOLUME AND THE LOOK OF FALSE LASHES.

THE LASH-MAXIMIZING, CURVY BRUSH PLACES THE MOST VOLUME AT THE HARD-TO-REACH CENTER LASH LINE, AND THE DEFINING TIP STYLES LASHES FOR MAJOR DRAMA. THE ULTRA-CONCENTRATED BLACK PIGMENT DELIVERS THE GREATEST VISUAL IMPACT, AND THE FLASH VOLUME COMPLEXTM CREATES INSTANT, SMUDGE-FREE LENGTH AND VOLUME IN THREE STROKES OR LESS.

VELVET NOIR MAJOR VOLUME MASCARA GIVES YOU THE THICKEST LASHES IN A BLINK. 


The packaging is a bit bulky but not so much that you can't fit it in a makeup bag.
The mascara itself is heavy in formulation and it's really black.

As I was applying it, it reminded me of fiber mascara in a good way, extending, thickening and volumizing my lashes instantly.
It did clump a bit so take your time coating them and what I found useful was using my guard card to evenly coat each lash but of course a business card will do.

In the picture below, I have my lashes curled without mascara.


Then Voila! The Marc Jacobs made a huge difference:) of course not their claim of 1800% more volume but there was plenty of it. 



Almost like a falsies effect.




This mascara is high end and it comes with a high end price of $26.00.
If this is a product you would like to splurge on, then it's available at www.marcjacobs.com or at Sephora or www.sephora.com.

Oh yes, if you are a Sephora beauty insider and it's your birthday you can get a mini Marc Jacobs mascara and liner as a free gift.
But you have to sign up in time for your birthday:) Yay!

Well, that's all for today and I hope you enjoyed my post and I'm always happy to introduce to you something new.

Have a Merry Christmas and I'll be back soon with more posts on The Color Wheel Gallery...





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Kiss True Volume Lashes In Chic And My First Time Applying Them The Right Way

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Wearing Falsies is not my thing. Why?
Two reasons, one, I have long lashes so thankfully I don't need them and two because I struggle putting them on.
 I can put them on others but when it comes to me they never stay in place, the inner corners are a hassle and I get frustrated and give up.

Well, I recently went grocery shopping and the Kiss lashes were on sale for $2.50 with a coupon. I have many lashes at home because I do other people's makeup as a hobby at times, so I invested in the elf lashes and a big pack I purchased on EBay that contains natural lashes.
This is what the pack looks like ...

Any way these Kiss Lashes come in a variety of styles and the one I chose was called Chic. They are beautiful long and natural looking lashes that give a volumized effect. 
I bought these for myself because I wanted to attempt one more time putting them on myself maybe it was the brand. But I came to a conclusion it wasn't the brand or the glue. It was me because I struggled and I wasn't using the right method that suited me. I have only used lashes 2 times for my music video and for the Jennifer Bradley makeover I got in December, those lashes were Demi but looked great.



These particular Kiss Lashes come with a pigmented creamy black liner. The liner is intense and I had to take it off with remover which is a plus.

Ok, so now for my Expierince at putting these cuties on. I recently saw Sineady from the Makeup Chair on a youtube video on how she used an angle eyeliner brush to dab on the glue and line the upper lashline then apply the falsies. It worked like a charm on her so I tried it.
I used the Kiss Clear Strip Adhesive glue and an Essence Cosmetics angle brush I bought at Ulta.


My first result was not good because I realized the lashes were too long for me
So below was the crazy look. Lol
Good thing the angled brush method did work.
All I did was put some of the glue on my hand and dipped the brush in it and ran it across my lashline.
Be warned! The following pics are to pay focus on the eyelashes not my liner, freckles or no eyemakeup lol
Ok let's move on…
Oh and yes the glue didn't want to come off my hand so next time I'll place it on a card or something else.

First Attempt: Boo! too long on outer corner

Ok Here's the second attempt after I trimmed the lashes. Awesome, I think!
I did it!
I was so happy and felt so accomplished. All I did was one eye just for practice and to use for this post.





I used the liner that came with the Kiss lashes after applying the lashes then went over with some black shadow.
Again it's not a good liner look because I just ran it across the strip of the lash in a hurry. But I feel very confident now more than ever with applying lashes on myself.
I think I will continue to practice and use them on special occasions.



To my surprise taking them off was easy, I just found a little lash being the false one and pulled it out. Of course I was careful because I didn't want to take out my own lashes but next time I'll use remover.

So Because I want to keep these lashes a little while longer for a couple of more uses, I chose to clean them with an oil free makeup remover on a cotton swab and run it across the strip.
I laid them to dry and they were ready to get reapplied.

I was so happy with my accomplishment that I definitely plan to buy more falsies, especially at that sale price:)
And this method of using a an angled brush with glue might not be the traditional way of applying falsies but for me it is the right way and the best way. My results proved it be:)


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