I really shouldn’t be allowed to walk past the Guerlain counter when there’s a bit of cash in my pocket, as I really can’t resist most of the things on counter. I’d heard a few rumblings about the Noir G mascara on Twitter, so the first time I got to a counter, this somehow miraculously jumped into my handbag (I paid for it first, don’t worry).
The packaging is based on the iconic Rouge G packaging (something I happen to adore), but is a little bigger than the lipstick, as you can see here:
To open, pull the end out, and the mirrors will open:
Then twist whilst you’re pulling, and the brush will appear:
The brush is a rather traditional fibre affair, it’s not too wide (my own particular bugbear), and it separates the lashes nicely.
The formula is very nice – lightly scented, be aware – and never dries out on your lashes, so it doesn’t flake at all, and I find it doesn’t run. I really like it.
The mascara costs £35 for an initial purchase, but this includes the outer case with mirrors. A high price, undoubtedly, but, further refills, which include a fresh brush, will cost £20 each, which I feel is more than reasonable for a high-end mascara.
The mascara will feature in a Face of the Day picture later on this week …
The Fine Print: I got mugged at Guerlain.
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