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!
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.
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:
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!