Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara Review

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Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara

Hourglass products are slowly making their way into my cosmetic collection, and even replacing some of my previous favorites in several departments, including brow tools and most recently, mascara.  Although their prices are sometimes on the steep end, often times I find them completely justifiable considering the pigmentation, longevity, and overall quality their products offer.  The Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara is no exception!  Keep on reading for a brief description of the mascara, followed by my Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara review.

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I received this sample sized Hourglass Film Noir mascara in a past Glossybox, and ever since I first tried this out, I’ve been hooked!

What it Does

Sephora provides the following description of Hourglass’s mascara on their website:

Film Noir’s signature hourglass-shaped brush is designed for optimal application, adding volume, length, lift, and separation to lashes. The intense concentration of panthenol (provitamin B5) adds a reflective, jet-black sheen for dramatic impact.

Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara Review

First off, I like that the formula isn’t sticky or clumpy like some mascaras, but instead it goes on quite smoothly with it’s dense, full brush wand.  The brush is also great because it makes it easier to cover your lashes completely from top to bottom, so the application goes a lot faster (you only need two or three quick strokes for a nice coat).

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Eyes before applying Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara

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Eyes after applying Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara

As you can see, the Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum mascara slowly builds up volume and length to your lashes with each coat.  By the second coat, lashes look much fuller and thicker, and the onyx shade adds a deep black color for added intensity.

This Hourglass mascara also promises length, lift, and separation to lashes.  Lift?  Check!  Length?  Check!  And separation?  This maybe hard to tell only because of how full the mascara makes the lashes look, but considering there’s no serious clumping/problems with the lashes sticking together, I’d give another Check!

The only negative is that I noticed some clumping after applying each coat, both nothing a quick lash combing couldn’t fix.

eyes after applying hourglass film noir mascara

Final Thoughts

Overall, if you’re looking for fullness and volume, I recommend giving this Hourglass mascara a try.  It’s available on Nordstrom’s website for $28, or if you don’t want to commit to the full size, Amazon sells half sized (.15 oz) versions for around $12.

Have your tried the Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum mascara?

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