The formulation is lengthening, volumising and curling and it contains Artemia Salina, a extract to help regenerate lashes by stimulating natural keratin. It uses Ultra Black pigments to give the most dramatic colour possible without smudges, clumps or smears. I love the scent of YSL mascaras, and the Noir G has a lovely scent of jasmine, white musk, rose and peach which makes it feel even more luxurious.
The bullet is quite heavy and from first glance looks nothing like a mascara but I like the packaging and the in built mirror is very handy! It takes a little while to get used to the packaging, you have to slightly pull upwards the top of the bullet for the mascara wand to pop out and the mirror to open then twist the mascara wand to detach and apply the mascara. To close, simply twist the mascara wand back into the bullet, until you hear a click, close the mirror and push the wand down until the clip clicks. The packaging is very secure and there is no chance of it leaking in your bag.
The mascara was lightly scented of rose and left my lashes curly, false lash-like and were not crispy but felt moisturised. Although this mascara is pricey due to the packaging, it is refillable and eco-friendly! I hope that more companies decide to make eco-friendly makeup and beauty products as there is so much waste in packaging.