Rowena Reviews |Marc Jacobs Velvet Primer & Mascara

If there’s one piece of makeup I could wear, it would probably be mascara…

…and I’ve been on the hunt for the best one out there.

Recently, Influenster sent me the Marc Jacobs Velvet Primer & Mascara for free to try. I thought it would be fun to do a side by side comparison of it with my current favourite. (Scroll to the end of this post to see the video)

Here are my thoughts on it:

First Impression

The primer kind of weirded me out. I felt like it made my eyelashes look like spiders – it just really creeped me out. I couldn’t even post a picture of each step on instagram because it just weirded me out too much.

Packaging

The packaging is beautiful and definitely feels luxuriously expensive. The tubes are a bit large, so it wouldn’t be extremely practical for traveling.

Primer

The primer separated my eyelashes well and places them nicely. It coated the lashes well and I only needed one coat. Once again, I didn’t love that the primer is nude coloured.

Mascara

The mascara was nice and voluminous and it applied nicely to my lashes. It kept them separated, yet coated them in a nice balance. I found that it lengthened my lashes, but added no curl to them. As a matter of fact, I felt like it lengthened them by straightening them. I lost all natural lash curves while wearing this.

Final Thoughts

I don’t normally use a primer, and I didn’t love this one entirely. I found the colour made mascara application a little more tedious. I’ll still use the one I have on days when I can spend some time putting on makeup.

The mascara is good (It didn’t make it to my absolute favourite), but I’ve been using it almost everyday.

I would rate it 8/10.

Also, I will point out here that while editing my video review, I definitely liked the look of the Marc Jacobs Primer & Mascara better than my everyday L’Oreal mascara. I just found that the camera picked it up so much better.