Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara Vs Maybelline Great Lash Lots Of Lashes

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And welcome back to another beauty post! If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I recently received the brand new Givenchy Noir Interdit mascara in a PR package. First of all, gold star to givenchy on their amazing packaging, because damn. This thing PR package was beautiful. I felt awful having to open it in order to get out the product! 

So for those of you who aren't familiar with this product, it is a new innovation by the Givenchy team. It is a bendable brush, combined with a plastic, comb brush with a brand new formula from the brand that is designed to both lengthen and vomlumize the lashes. Which sounds both interesting and appealing to any makeup addict like myself. Now, if you've followed me for a while you will know that the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara Lots Of Lashes is my favourite Mascara of all time. I have yet to find a Mascara that is up to the challenge and could make me switch from my ride or die. So today I am going to give you a comparison between the two products, from formula to packaging and pricing, too. So let's go! 

    Givenchy                   Maybelline

 38$                              8$

            90 degree bendable wand         Solid wand                      

    0.31oz                         0.43oz

 Plastic half comb            Plastic full comb 

   Brush                            Brush

 Subtle natural lash     Subtle natural lash

 Length and volume    Length and volume

  Intense fragrance     No noticeable smell

   Lasts all day no         Lasts all day with 

        Flaking                 Some flaking

    Beautiful heavy         Iconic packaging

        Packaging              But Kind of ugly

       Lots of product on lid    Little to no product on lid

There are definitely a lot of differences between these products, but I want to give you my personal run down on each and just explain how I feel about the Givenchy Mascara and a general comparison. 

So let's start with the things I love about this mascara, because I do really like it. It definitely performs beautifully, lasting all day and providing a beautiful natural lash look. The packaging is absolutely beautiful, it is quite heavy and looks and feels expensive. It has become some what is a display piece on my vanity at this point. It's interesting design with the bendable wand makes it easier to apply the product, and helps you get into the hard to reach places. The varied length of the plastic bristles allows you to apply the perfect amount of product without causes clumps on the lashes, but this product is also buildable and will allow you to add more product until you have your desired look. It definitely feels like a higher quality product, and this formula is really nice to work with. 

However, I don't believe I will be switching to it and here's why: 

First of all, the main thing I don't like is the smell of this product. I am not sensitive to smells at all but the smell is so intense that it made me feel as though I had sprayed perfume directly onto my face. I'm not sure if the product itself contains some of the Givenchy perfume, but it definitely smells like it. I meant it does smell good and although I can deal with it, I would say they are cutting out a chunk of their target market as it is a downside for anyone that is sensitive to smells. This is definitely the first perfumed mascara that I have ever used. 

The second problem for me is the value for money. Although the formula and presentation are definitely quite luxury, I don't think I can bring myself for spend 38$ on a mascara that derforms very similarly to my 8$ mascara from the drug store. This also goes to discuss the amount of product, for 30$ less you can get .12oz more product. Although it doesn't take much product to get a nice look, it is a shame that it is more money for less product. 

As I mentioned before, the products so perform quite similarly. The produce a similar, natural look that lasts all day with no smudging. The Givenchy left a lot of product on my top lid where as the Maybelline caused some flakiness to occur throughout the day. The brushes are both made from plastic bristles that vary in length, the Givenchy wand is a half brush, which has shorter bristles at the ends and longer in the middle. Where as the Maybelline is a full brush head with a tapered appearance. I am very impressed with the Givenchy mascara and will continue to use it, but for now it will not be my day to day product. The Maybelline continues to be my ride or die mascara and I look forward to finding another product that is up to the challenge. 

Thank you so much for reading, I hope this was helpful for you and will be useful in your decision to buy either mascara. If you have any question, please comment them down below or contact me on my social media @frankiiebeauty on twitter and Instagram. 

Thank you again for you continued love and support and I will see you in the next one! 

beautyFrancesca Brett