I’m usually not one of fall for gimmicky products, but when I was given the opportunity to try the Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara with it’s 90° wand, I was intrigued. Givenchy’s new mascara is an ultra-black, paraben-free formula with a unique, bendable 90° wand that resembles a mini hair brush more than a traditional mascara wand. The packaging is weighty and gorgeous, as all Givenchy Beauty packaging is. When testing this mascara, the first thing I noticed was the strong scent of rose. While it smells luxurious and didn’t irritate my eyes, I could see it being a bit too much for those who are more sensitive to fragrance and prone to eye irritation.
Now, let’s talk about the magic wand. As I said earlier, the concept of a bendable wand initially seemed gimmicky to me, but I soon realized that I had prejudged this wondrous little mascara. While I still enjoy the regular, straight wand for volumizing the base of my lashes, the 90° angle really does make a difference when working the product from root to tip. The shape of the wand allows you to really push up, to separate and coat each individual lash with ease. The process takes a little getting used to, but Givenchy’s Noir Interdit Mascara has become my favorite everyday mascara this month. The super-black formula does a great job at lengthening my lashes and gives a slight boost in volume. For daytime, it delivers the perfect balance, but for a night out or an event, I do prefer something with a little more thickening power. The wand really shines on the lower lashes also, allowing the brush to grab every lash. Plus, the formula is buildable and never gets clumpy, no matter how many coats I apply.
Bottom line – if you’re looking for an everyday mascara to lengthen and separate your lashes, the Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara is a great choice. The bendable wand really allows you to reach every lash at every angle. Or if you’re high maintenance like me and like having a “lower lash mascara” around for days when you’re feeling extra, this one’s a keeper!
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* Disclaimer: Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara was provided complimentary for review purposes from Influenster. As always, all opinions are honest & unbiased.