Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara Review
Givenchy has always been on the market looking for new and innovative ways to improve mascaras. Prior to the Noir Interdit, the Phenomen’Eyes mascara piqued the interest of the beauty community including myself. The spikey ball replacing the traditional long wand on mascaras was to curl the user’s eyelashes while keeping each individual lash defined and distinct. So Givenchy has done it again, surprising us with a mascara wand that bends ninety degrees to create extreme length and buildable volume. While this unique trait makes the Noir Interdit Mascara stand out from its counterparts, does it truly make a difference? Keep on reading to find out.
Now unlike most of the other reviews I write, the packaging is the most important part of this review. The tube that it comes in is fairly big and bulky, but it looks and feels luxurious. The brand’s name is embossed onto a ribbon-like detail that goes down the center of the tube.
The wand is fully plastic and bends to make the wand be anywhere from to 0 to 90 degrees. The plastic brush is full of plastic bristles that cover only one side, with longer spikes in the middle and shorter ones on the side. The 90-degree angle that this wand provides was a little awkward to use at first, and it takes some practice to the unconventional positioning of the hand while using this. For most mascara wands, I always end up with little black specs on my eyelid after using most mascaras, but maybe because of the 90-degree wand, I ended up with barely any mascara on my eyelid.
Unlike a lot of other mascara packagings that pick up a glob of product on the tip of the wand every time you dip it back into the tube, this one does not. So there is no risk of getting too much on your eyelashes, making them clump together.
The Noir Interdit mascara was much more lengthening than I thought it would be, but only if you layer it while it is still wet. Unfortunately though, unlike Givenchy’s claims, I did not find that this mascara gave me volume. I found that as long as I applied more coats when the mascara is still wet, there is not much change in the volume of my eyelashes. With that being said, I would also not recommend layering this product once it has dried, because it will give a spidery effect on the eyelashes.
As more years go by, it seems like my eyelashes are not holding their curl as well as they used to. The Givenchy Noir Interdit mascara doesn’t help hold the curl, most likely because it is not a waterproof mascara.
Another important thing to note is the scent of this product. It smells very strongly of sweet floral perfume. I personally love the scent, but I feel like it would’ve been a smarter decision if Givenchy steered clear from including such strong scents in an eye product, as many individuals are allergic.
All in all, the Givenchy Noir Interdit would suit individuals who want a natural looking and lengthening mascara. If you are looking for volume, however, you may be disappointed in this product.