Mascara Monday: Givenchy Noir Interdit

Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara Review

You guys know I love to try mascara out, and it’s been an absolute age since I had a Mascara Monday post! I recently partnered up with the CBB to try out the unique new Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara – just wait till you see it! Keep reading to see how I got on and what I thought of this innovative looking mascara wand.

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Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara Review

So at first thought, I know what you’re thinking: “What the heck is going on with that wand?!” Givenchy has designed Noir Interdit mascara to have a bendable brush so that you can build a ‘lash extension effect’ and volume. I often find wands like this quite gimmicky, and while it took a minute or two to get used to it, I do actually like it! Besides the bizarre brush, in typical Givenchy fashion, the packaging is ultra luxe and chic with a ribbon adorned black tube that screams luxury. In all honesty, I expected the retail price to be higher than it was, so that is a plus!

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The brush itself is a rubberized bristle only on one side. I will warn that it is quite spiky and if you have really short lashes, you might find it harder to use because of this. I found it gave my lashes nice definition and a significant length, but didn’t build up quite as much volume as I normally would like. It held a curl really well and was nice and black, which is a huge plus for me. Even though I experienced no smudging or flaking during the day, it washed off easily as well!

Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara Review

Bare curled lashes & after two coats of Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara

 

Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara Review

These features all add up to a solid mascara in my opinion, but there was one downfall I really struggled with: the scentI honestly don’t understand why luxury brands put such heavy scents into products that are meant for the eyes! Noir Interdit has a spicy floral perfume that I could see someone applying as a night time fragrance. Every time I blinked I got a strong waft of perfume. Considering I rarely can smell my own fragrance on me unless I sniff my wrists, I found this overwhelming. I would consider this a really great lengthening mascara, but I think it will put off people who struggle with migraines or perfume-induced allergies.

 

Lovers of long, defined lashes, this one is definitely for you! Let me know if you’ve tried it, and if so what you think of the fragrance!

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Jaime Pickering | 30-something, makeup hoarding (I prefer to call it "collecting"), classic rock loving, jeans and t-shirt girl - who just happens to love a little gloss from time to time.
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  • I wish this mascara gives me as much volume and curl as it did with your lashes but on mine it’s very minimal. I do love the separation and length though.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • Did you try and build it up? I curled my lashes and added two coats. Mascara NEVER curls my lashes, that’s on me LOL

  • I think it might be perfect for you then!

  • I love the look of this! Usually I don’t bother with expensive mascara as I think the drugstore do some great ones! I do like the idea of this wand though! And I agree with there being no need to add a heavy scent to makeup. xxx

    • I’m all for a subtle fragrance, it can make a product luxurious, but this could substitute for actually putting on perfume in the first place!