DJ Suga’s celeb review

Thursday, 19 July 2012

DJ Suga celeb review: Dahlia Noir and Noir Couture MascaraThis week, our celebrity reviewer is DJ Suga from Heart 104.9FM. It was her birthday earlier this month so at BeautySA thought we’d treat her a little. She gives us her take on Givenchy’s Dahlia Noir and the Noir Couture 4-in-1 mascara.

Dahlia Noir, R575 for 30ml EDT and R660 for 30ml EDP

One of my better-known secrets is that I’m a fragrance junkie, so the arrival of Givenchy’s new creation, Dahlia Noir was a cause of great excitement at the Funk Lab.

The Eau De Toilette incorporates fruity, woody and vanilla flavours, which makes the fragrance light but warm, sensual and very sweet. It reminds me of those pink powdery sweets usually tied together on a string and found in children’s party packets.

The bottle is elegant and beautiful and looks stunning on a gorgeous dressing table surrounded by other beautiful things. I found the 50ml bottle a bit too big to carry in my handbag and as such could not reapply the fragrance during the day, which I found I needed to. I know layering the fragrance with a body wash or body lotion would assist in this regard. I wore it continuously for two weeks and as I work in a fairly informal environment, where hugs from colleagues are normal and frequent, I did find the huggers to linger a bit longer.

One unusual feature was how present the fragrance was the morning after wearing it. The vanilla flavour seemed to come out a bit more and this made it a bit sassier. This sophisticated fragrance would suit any woman who loves floral touches. I would buy it as a gift, but not necessarily for myself as it’s a little too sweet.

Noir Couture Mascara, R350

Make-up artists are united in their opinion that mascara is a must-have product in any woman’s make-up bag. I don’t wear a lot of make-up but I never leave my house without mascara.

Givenchy’s Noir Couture mascara does exactly what it promises to do, although I had to do a Youtube search to figure out exactly how the brush head works.

The defining feature is definitely the brush head, with its triple ball design, and this is where it gets interesting. The spaces between the balls, the fibres used and the balls themselves all work together to make the lashes gorgeous, lustrous and outstanding.

Initial applications resulted in a bit of smudging on the lid because a lot of the product comes with the brush as you take it out of the tube coupled with negotiating the brush head. I also experienced a bit of clumping but I put tis down to getting to grips with the brush head.

The mascara itself smells divine and this adds to the luxurious feel. The tube is uber-stylish with its black and silver detailing. I absolutely love it and would recommend it to anyone who desires bold, rockstar lashes.

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Fashionable, beautiful and hugely talented, DJ Suga is a talented radio presenter, but is also well known for her work as an MC at large stage events. Suga is also an accomplished club DJ and has enjoyed numerous residencies at clubs in and around Cape Town.

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  1. Hess

    Love the Dahlia Noir just for the name!

    6 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    The packaging looks simple and sophisticated at the same time. Givenchy Ange ou demon is my other favourite.

    6 years ago •

  1. Leana

    There’s just something about a good quality perfume!

    6 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Wow Givenchy’s Noir mascara sound so good would love to try it

    6 years ago •

  1. Cat

    I love the sound of this, must go and check it out

    6 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    shes so lucky she got to test this. the bottle looks so elegant

    6 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    So in love with Givenchy at the moment!

    6 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    Love Givenchy,can’t wait to try this

    6 years ago •

  1. Guccigirl

    I’m really curious about the mascara now :)
    A mascara that smells great is also always a huge bonus.

    7 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    4-in-1 Mascara??Never heard of it!

    7 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Noir Couture Mascara does smell good!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Like Sugar i am too a fragrance addict. I would definitely give the fragrance a test try prior to purchasing as i’m more into a fresh burst in comparison to fruity/floral fragrances.

    7 years ago •

  1. julandism

    A friend of mine told me that the Givenchy EDT is amazing! Will try it our when I see it in store!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Botes

    I’ll have to go smell this, sounds like my kinda fragrance, not a fan of sweet fragrances either. Mascara looks interesting, a bit pricey though…..

    7 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    all givenchy products are great i have been wanting to try the perfume

    7 years ago •

  1. Sam

    That you for a great review. Thanks Suga. I am also not very fond of sweet smelling perfumes.

    7 years ago •

  1. BeautySouthAfrica

    Hi DIVA,
    You should be able to find a Givenchy counter in most retail stores, like Edgars.

    7 years ago •

  1. Le Noir Pearl

    4-in-1 mascara? Where do I go for Givenchy in jozi

    7 years ago •

  1. Anita

    Love the fragrance, but havent tried the mascara yet. thanks
    DJ Suga

    7 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    I love Givenchy EDP, havent used their mascara though.

    7 years ago •

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