Before we get into the mascara performance, let me explain how ‘blessed’ I am in the lashes department. I have very short, stubby and sparse eyelashes. The ‘blessings’ don’t end there, my lashes are also very straight to the point they are kind of pointing downwards and almost impossible to hold a curl.
There have been very few mascaras that I actually repurchased over the years, Maybelline Lash Sensational, L’Oreal Voluminous, Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume and finally, Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes.
Does it really work?
I find very little differences between applying the mascara with a straight wand and with it bent in a certain angle. And I managed to poke myself in the eye twice while applying with a bent wand…it was not pretty and the following string of curses were even uglier.
This mascara does give me long lashes, I get zero clumps despite applying 3-4 layers and the wand guarantees beautiful fan out lashes. All that said, that’s where the good ends for me. I find myself needing at least 3 layers to see some volume and I get very minimal curl. This mascara is also time consuming for me as I have to do multiple layers while trying to be extremely careful not to murder my eyeballs.
So is Givenchy Noir Interdit* worth the splurge? I think it would work for anyone who has naturally thick lashes and curl is not a problem. I personally will not be repurchasing mainly because I get much better and quicker results with other mascaras and I much prefer Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes to Noir Interdit*.
Givenchy Noir Interdit is available for purchase through Sephora for C$38.00/US$29.00.
*I received this product for free but my thoughts and opinions are 100% unbiased, honest and my own. There is no place for any sort of BS here. Special thanks to CBB for arranging this opportunity.