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Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara

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Nine times out of 10, I will say that high-end mascaras are not worth the money. Just give me a drugstore mascara, and I can produce a great lash day. But every now and then, an expensive mascara will fall into my hands--whether it's sent over for PR purposes, in a sample bag or as a present--that I will fall in love with. That's how I feel about the new Givenchy Noir Interdit mascara.

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What it Claims:
It claims to provide extreme length, buildable volume for the result of lash extensions through the revolutionary brush and unique formula. The flexible wand blends to a 90 degree angle, allowing the wand to follow the natural shape of the lashes.

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What I Thought (formula):
The first few times that I used the mascara, I didn't attempt to bend the wand. I wanted to try the formula out first before testing the more gimmicky aspect of the mascara. It coats each lash beautifully and is a very true black colour. My lashes look incredibly long and thick after using just one coat of mascara (I do find that a second coat can verge on clumpy if you wait too long before applying it).  It lasts all day without smudging or flaking provided you set the eye area with powder. I always powder my face, but I do miss the area under my eyes sometimes (mostly when I'm in a hurry), and the mascara will smudge if it comes in contact with a creamy area.

The main drawback to the formula would be the strong scent! If you have sensitive eyes (like myself), then it can be a bit uncomfortable. I really noticed the scent the first few times I used it, but I've grown accustomed to it and it doesn't bother me at this point.

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What I Thought (wand):
I surprisingly like the 90 degree angle of the wand. I find it really easy to get right to the roots of the lashes, which is important for my white-blonde lashes. I also find that I'm less likely to smudge on my eyelids when it's on an angle, which is a constant problem for me--I always have Q-tips on hand. I also find the wand makes coating the lower lashes very easy. The wand picks up the perfect amount of product, making the application even easier.

Overall, I really like this mascara. The formula and the wand are a great combination and provide a dramatic but wearable effect. Would I purchase it? As a special treat to myself, yes. I still don't think it's worth the price to spend 30-40$ on a mascara that needs to be thrown out in six months.

xoxo K