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The Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara brings the colours of spring to our lashes!

It’s the weekend! Hello happiness! Bring on some well-deserved relaxation and hopefully… some warm sun? Hope London rain and wind hear my request and obey, because I need as much warmth and light as possible just now! Not only because I’m a typical, hopeless Mediterranean but because I want to showcase my colourful lashes this weekend all day long as well! Now, how vain does this sound? Very? Well, a bit of vanity (or shall I call it excitement?) doesn’t harm this time round, as I’m SO into the new, coloured, limited edition Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara that I could literally wear it every day!

Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara coloured Spring 2017 close up to open packaging for Garnet, Yves and Peacock

Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara for Spring/Summer 2017

It’s definitely the time for colour on our eyes and/or lips. This spring calls for intense colours on our face breaking the greyness of the winter in the most fun way. I love that – especially when it’s done with elegance. Mac released the high impact In Extreme Dimension mascara in so many colours, from conservative brown to daring yellow and white (reviewed here). Marc Jacobs Beauty followed a similar direction this spring. The Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara is now available in five, limited edition, colourful shades, obviously excluding the permanent black shade. I have three of these to show you today.

Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara in Garnet, Peacock, Yves close up

From left to right:
Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara in
Garnet, Peacock and Yves

Colored Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara Garnet, Peacock , Yves swatches on hand close up

Swatches of Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara
From left to right:
Garnet, Peacock and Yves

How amazing a selection of shades! Garnet is my absolute favourite. It’s a brick dark red. Peacock is daring and I love it on the lower lash line or on top of black mascara for a pop pf colour. It’s a vibrant teal which, I bet, will look out of this world with a tan. Last but not least, Yves is a gorgeous blue. There are another two colours, one of which I’m seriously eyeing. Think Ink is a purple and Violet (that’s the one I’m eyeing!) is exactly what it says: a pastel violet.

In addition, the coloured Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara is housed in the same packaging as the permanent, black O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara. The formulation and effect are exactly the same too; it’s only the colour that changes. The Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara promises to add dramatic volume and length whilst at the same time nourish our lashes with vitamins B5 and C. The wand coats each lash separately and the formulation is smudge-proof (not waterproof). Whether you go for the black one or the limited edition, coloured ones, the result will not disappoint you.

You might be wondering what the difference is between the Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara and the Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara and why Marc Jacobs chose to release the first one in more colours. That’s a very valid question. Velvet Noir is my Holy Grail mascara; it’s amazing for volume, length and curl. O!Mega Lash is more separating and not *as* dramatic as Velvet Noir, in my view. The formulation of the latter is thicker and deposits little mascara bits on your lashes to add drama. In contrast, O!Mega lash is thinner and, thus, more separating. As such one can claim that it works better as a coloured mascara, both for a more elegant and an easily controllable result.

Here is me wearing Garnet on my lower lashes and Peacock at the tips of my upper lashes:

Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara in Peacock and Garnet close up on eyelashes

Me wearing the Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara – Peacock and garnet (photo taken outdoors in the daylight)

Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara in Garnet and Peacock close up on eyelashes

Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara in Garnet and Peacock (photo taken indoors)

Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara in Garnet and Peacock close up on lashes (flash photo)

Garnet and Peacock again (photo taken in the evening with flash)

All things considered, I love the formulation and the colours and, yes, these coloured mascaras are the best I’ve tried so far. The colours show well, they’re bold in an elegant way and their intensity lasts all day long. Comparing the two releases I’ve tried this year, the coloured Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara is superior to the Mac In Extreme Dimension. Marc Jacobs released fewer shades, some classic, some less so (peacock?), but what shades these are! It’s an excellent product, really worth trying if you’re into colour on your lashes.

The coloured Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumising Mascara retails for £22 and you can swatch the shades at John Lewis or purchase online. As mentioned, these are limited edition shades that compliment the new Matte Gel Highliners (reviewed here), which were launched as part of the permanent collection a month or so ago (and are excellent)!

Have you tried this product or are you eyeing any of these mascaras? For that matter, have you tried any Marc Jacobs mascaras? What’s your favourite high-impact mascara?

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thank you for reading!


Eleni x

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  1. Shireen L. Platt March 18, 2017

    Hmm, judging by the pictures these won’t work for my lashes because they are sparse, thin and stick straight which is the reason why Velvet Noir works so well for me and also my holy grail! I love that colour mascaras are making a comeback though, it’s so much fun.

    • rougenapples March 18, 2017 — Post Author

      Velvet Noir is exceptional! Can’t be compared to the black version for this, I don’t think. Do you also like the Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara? It used to be my go-to before Velvet Noir. 🙂

  2. laura March 18, 2017

    These look so pretty, but I don’t know if I could wear coloured mascara x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

  3. Yiota March 18, 2017

    I purchased a purple mascara last summer but was too shy to wear it, don’t know why but I regret not wearing it now. I need a blue one for those relaxed no makeup summer days, I love to wear blue eyeshadow or blue eyeliner and I know I will love it!! Hope you are having a lovely Saturday Eleni! x


    • rougenapples March 18, 2017 — Post Author

      Go for it this year girl! It’s so much fun and you can always wear it on your bottom lashes or tips or the upper ones 🙂 x

  4. Jenny March 20, 2017

    While I’m a total prude when it comes to eyeliner and mascara color (blacks and browns please), I do think Marc Jacobs is fantastic when it comes to bold shades for the eyes. They add just the right pop of color without looking clownish, and I think it’s great that they have matching shades of the mascara and eyeliner!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh
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    • rougenapples March 20, 2017 — Post Author

      Hi Jenny, thanks for popping by. I totally agree, Marc Jacobs is amazing for a pop of colour! The Highliners are so long-lasting too, have you tried them? Have a beautiful week! x

  5. silverkis March 20, 2017

    Oh I really love how vividly those colors show up on your lashes!! I’ve never had much luck with colored mascara, and now i’m intrigued! I shall try some soon for some fun, and see who can spot it in the office! ;P
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    • rougenapples March 20, 2017 — Post Author

      That’s what I did too ;). Hoping I’ll make more use of these in Greece in the summer. Garnet is so beautiful and summery! Have a great week Linda! x

  6. LindaLibraLoca March 20, 2017

    I dont think I have tried anything Marc Jacobs so far, let alone a mascara. My drawer is full of ones I still need to open up and test, but I will put it on my list.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted…New in for Spring – Fashion and beauty haul

    • rougenapples March 20, 2017 — Post Author

      Hello lovely. If you try one mascara from Marc Jacobs, I suggest the Velvet Noir instead. It’s fantastic. There is so much option in the market, it’s great! Which is your go -to mascara? xx

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