Velvet Primer Review – Marc Jacobs Beauty

I’ve always loved the look of long, dramatic lashes. After trying mascara after mascara, I found a primer/mascara combo at Sephora, it was figuratively and literally eye-opening. This magical mascara primer duo was tragically discontinued and I’ve been trying to replace it ever since. I’ll try a primer, get frustrated, wait a while, then I’ll try a new one only to have the cycle continue. Then this velvet primer was released from one of my favorite beauty brands. Here’s my complete and 100% honest Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Primer review.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Duo Review

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Duo

Velvet Primer Review

Have you noticed that your eyelash primer has a white tint? This can make the primer difficult to fully mask with your mascara, especially if you’re not using a truly opaque black. The beige shade of this primer is easier to cover with any color mascara. This is great considering the colorful mascara Spring 2019 trend that is currently happening. The Velvet Primer won’t dull the mascara you’re layering on top of it like a white primer might, keeping your bold mascara colors vibrant.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Primer Review

Velvet Primer Review – Packaging

The packaging of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Primer Epic Lash Primer is simple and chic. Most Marc Jacobs Beauty products are enclosed in black tubes, palettes, or compacts, but being a primer the Velvet Primer is in a white tube with a shiny silver cap. The packaging is a bit large but easy to use. It may be difficult to travel with so I’m hoping Marc Jacobs Beauty will be releasing a travel size version of this Velvet Primer to take on my next trip.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Mascara Review

Velvet Primer Review – Performance

The primer made a significant difference from wearing the Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara alone. The primer plus the mascara did everything but curl my lashes. This product combo gave me much longer, dramatic looking lashes. I love that besides adding length and volume to my lashes, this epic lash primer also conditions my lashes. It leaves your lashes soft and healthy. In fact, it states on the Marc Jacobs Beauty site that you can put this primer on overnight to act as a lash mask.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Primer Review Results


To get the most out of your Velvet Primer Epic Lash Primer during the day, apply your mascara quickly after coating your lashes with the primer. Continue brushing your mascara on until the primer is completely covered up.

Velvet Primer Review Price


Being a designer beauty product this primer is not cheap, one tube is $26.00. I purchased the Velvet Duo, including the Velvet Primer and the Velvet Noir Mascara. The mascara is also $26.00, bring this duo to $52.00. I really wish they’d knock off a few dollars and make purchasing the Velvet Duo a deal.

The Velvet Duo, Velvet Primer, and Velvet Noir Mascara are all available on With a purchase of $75+ you can get free 2-day shipping.

The Velvet Primer is also available at the same price at Neiman Marcus. Free shipping is complimentary with all purchases from Neiman Marcus, regardless of how much you spend.

Marc Jacobs Mascara Review

What are your thoughts on this Primer? Worth it or too pricey? I hate that it’s expensive but love the look it gives my lashes!

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  1. antonia_
    June 1, 2019 / 9:04 am

    I don’t own any Marc Jacobs beauty so far, but after this review I might just splurge! Sounds amazing

    • Morgan Celeste
      June 2, 2019 / 8:13 am

      It’s totally worth the splurge!

  2. April 14, 2019 / 11:31 am

    Welcome! It would be great if you could check out my blog too as I’m new here!

    • Morgan Celeste
      April 14, 2019 / 1:33 pm

      Will do! Welcome to WordPress!

  3. April 14, 2019 / 11:08 am

    Love the look! who doesn’t love these kinda lashes. Definitely I’m gonna give a try.

    • Morgan Celeste
      April 14, 2019 / 11:29 am

      Thanks! I hope you love it too!

  4. March 20, 2019 / 11:56 am

    The packaging for these is so glossy and nice ???? i’m a sucker for packaging lol! X

    • Morgan Celeste
      March 20, 2019 / 12:12 pm

      Omg, me too! I will buy products based on their packaging alone. #notashamed lol

  5. March 20, 2019 / 7:51 am

    I love having stunning lashes and it is hard to find a primer that doesn’t make the lashes either chunky or chalky. I may actually pick this up!

    • Morgan Celeste
      March 20, 2019 / 11:02 am

      It is! I’ve had really good luck with this one, I hope you like it too!

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