I recently had the opportunity through the Canadian Beauty Bloggers Network and Givenchy Beauty Canada to try out one of their new mascaras, the Noir Interdit. This is probably the most expensive mascara I've ever tried, as I've just always found a drug store one to suit my needs, but ooooh baby! I have a few things to say about this one...
Let's start with the basics.
Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara is sold exclusively at Sephora and retails for $38 CDN.
It is available in one shade, which is a deep black. It is a lengthen & buildable volume formula.
It has an innovative wand that bends 90 degrees and the comb of the wand is only on one side.
This mascara is suppose to give a lash extension effect while defining your lashes.
When this mascara first hit YouTube on channels like Tati's GlamLifeGuru, it caught many eyes due to it's unique feature of a bending wand. This wand does in fact bend back to a 90 degree angle to give a different vertical lift. It seems a bit strange at first and yet very intriguing - so I wanted to give it a shot. It's definitely a strange feeling at first since it's more of a pushing straight up motion versus a rolling wrist and personally, I think I prefer to use it as a regular wand. I'm sure I could get used to it on an angle and use it better but for now I prefer it the "normal" way.
The wand head is also a bit different than usual, as it's more of a comb and covers only half of the head. It really does help to brush through the lashes as you apply the mascara and I find it helps to lessen the potential for clumps. It really does give you a lengthening effect which I love in a mascara. I've never really pinpointed what my favourite mascara is based on a desired effect, I just usually like the way it feels and wears - but for this one I can say I love that it stretches my lashes and gives me a wide-eyed effect. Also, I'm not sure if I'm the only one - as it isn't mentioned on any of the packaging - but it has a very unique perfume-y scent to it and I kinda love it. I'm not familiar with many Givenchy scents (the only one I know is Irresistible) but it was just so unexpected. You only really smell it when applying and the tube is open, so I don't think it would bother anyone who is sensitive to smells but just in case that may be a problem for some, I thought I'd mention it.
Overall, I am pretty impressed with this mascara. I haven't really tried to build it up as that isn't something I tend to do with mascara - I'm a one application gal. But I will continue to try it out and perhaps be wild enough to layer on a couple of coats and see what happens!
If you have tried this mascara I would love to know what your thoughts are, or if you are interested in trying it out. I'd love to know what mascara is your all-time favourite and if you're more high-end or drugstore.
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