How much would you be willing to pay for the next brilliant mascara? At $49, Noir G de Guerlain Exceptional Complete Mascaracaught our eye. Before you get your knickers in a twist, read the fine print. It’s refillable! So the chic must-have mirrored case really only costs $23, that is, if you factor in that the clever refill goes for $26. Most of us go through at least a tube of mascara every 6-8 weeks with only one coat. If you’re a two coat kind of gal, you can probably cut that in half. At that rate, your mascara habit may hit the price tag of a pair of killer heels.
The refills seem easy enough to use, although I am still working on my original purchase. We love the idea of refills to keep your mascara brush fresh and bacteria-free, which is especially good for sensitive eyes. The shape of the brush allows you to add volume, definition, color, curl and did I mention it fortifies the keratin of your lashes too. The case is substantial and weighty, much like a fine piece of jewelry and exceptionally well crafted. Although there are many great mascara wands to choose from that elongate lashes perfectly well,this is os much more than any garden variety black mascara. Noir G de Guerlain adds a perfect touch of glamour to your otherwise ordinary makeup application and makes you feel like a femme fatale.
If you are a fan of Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact ($47) as I am, you won’t want to miss adding this little baby to your collection. Look at it this way; Noir G de Guerlain Mascara is kind to the planet. Instead of polluting landfills with empty tubes of mascara, you need only one case and a stock of refills close at hand. For those of you who care about that sort of thing, it serves as the perfect justification for a near $50 buck splurge to get your lashes just right.
Noir G de Guerlain Exceptional Complete Mascara and Refills are available exclusively online at Sephora.com.