I hope you’ve been enjoying my mascara reviews for this series. If not, you’re out of luck because today I’m bringing you part 3! I’ve chosen another high end mascara this week which is quite a contrast to the bargain from last week (catch up here). Let me talk to you about the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara.
After my recent dabble in Glam Glow face masks (read the post all about those here) I’ve been keen to try more from the brand, so when I saw the Glam Glow stand in Sephora in LV last year, I had a look through what else was available. I’d seen influencers raving about the Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturiser when that launched but being oily, I knew it wouldn’t be for me. So when I spotted the matte lover’s alternative, in the basket it went.
When I went to Las Vegas at the end of last year (Oh, you went to Vegas Rhi? Why didn’t you mention it?!) one of the ranges I was really desperate to check out in Sephora was Fenty Beauty. Yes, it’s available in the UK but I don’t live near any Harvey Nichols stores and I really wanted to swatch before buying online. I really had intentions of getting a foundation but unfortunately they had sold out of my shade. So in the end I ended up buying two of the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duos and the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminzer.
The Kat Von D Alchemist Palette aka the ‘Looks Like Nothing in the Pan but Looks Amazing When Swatched’ palette – but I guess that’s not quite as catchy. Back in July, I was lucky enough to receive some Debenhams vouchers for my birthday and I knew there was only one thing I wanted to spend them on. I can’t see it on the Debenhams website now though, so I’ve linked the KVD website here where you can see some awesome swatches (much better than mine!).
The palette cost me £25 which I actually think is very reasonable considering you can buy one highlight from some brands for that price. For something a bit special and unique, I definitely think it’s worth the money.