Hourglass Cosmetics Film Noir Mascara Review and Swatches

I finally got my hands on the latest Hourglass Cosmetics Film Noir Mascara celebrity makeup artist Gina Brooke raved about. Let’s find out if it’s worth the hype!

Hourglass Cosmetics Film Noir Mascara

The mascara comes in a sleek, glossy tube with the Hourglass logo embossed on the side. There is only one shade available, Onyx, which is a rich black color. The triple-cut, hourglass-shaped brush is long and slender and works great in separating lashes while giving them a nice lift.

Hourglass Cosmetics Film Noir Mascara wand

The Pro-Vitamin B5 enriched formula feels very creamy and keeps my lashes soft and conditioned without looking clumpy or spidery. The added polymers also coated my lashes easily and washes off effortlessly with warm water.

With just one coat, I can already see a big difference. My eyelashes looked instantly longer and more defined but to get more volume, I do have to apply a few more coats.

The Film Noir also wore very well without smearing or flaking, even in the hot, humid Asian weather. Plus like all Hourglass products, the mascara is paraben, sulfate and phthalate-free.

Overall, this is one of the most all-rounded mascaras I have used and I’m giving it two thumbs up! Definitely check it out when you get a chance!

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The Film Noir mascara is available at Sephora and Barneys New York for $28.

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  1. can you do some more drugstore items?
    mayhaps drugstore/lower end, lower priced items like brushes, concealers, foundations for dry flaky skin ppl? :O thank you

  2. I got a sample of this mascara and it’s really great! However, I don’t think I will be buying the $30 full-size anytime soon :/.

  3. Definitely Rie! There are lots of good drugstore products too :)

    For brushes, check out EcoTools available at Walgreens and CVS. I also like Milani and NYX concealers and Rimmel foundations.