Eye Makeup Remover -Mary Kay - Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover
perfumenut 2/13/2010 3:17:00 PM
I am a product junkie and rarely buy the same product twice (just out of fickle curiousity) but this is the ONE product I am never without and I always have a spare or 2 available for me and my mom (who uses it also and she is over 80 with no problems with this product whatsoever). I think I honestly have reprchased this at least 20 times. It removes ALL kinds of eye makeup (including the everlasting Serge Lutens mascara) and it leaves my eye area with just the right amount of clean/moisture feeling. If they ever change this, I just don't know what I'll do. My favorite all around product ever - just based on my repurchase history!
At first I was agreeing with everyone's SJP and NR comparisons, but there was something more distinct....a crisper note as it dried down. After an hour or so it hit me - this is a David Yurman dupe on my skin....so much so that my DH thought I had the same thing on both wrists when I asked his opinion. Do I like it? Yes....easy to wear for when I want to feel modern, but I actually think I like DY a wee bit better because it becomes softer sooner. I don't feel it represents the Guerlain house, though....no Guerlinade at all IMO. Love the bottle!
OK - I read the reviews and I can really relate with all of them. Bottom line - this is definitely a skin chemistry scent so you must try it and see how it responds to you. I sprayed it on my mom and it was terribly harsh (no snugglin at all), but on me the powder came out (I like that) and it was beautiful (a real snuggle scent). On my daughter - pure leather. So bottom line - I can't offer any truly wise observations other than try it yourself, several times, but if your chemistry/nose is similar to mine, then it comes as close to a HG as you can get! Soft (the powder), feminine (the rose), masculine (the leather) all rolled into one - what more can you ask for in a single fragrance!!?
Pros: definitely stays on...as far as a truly waterproof mascara goes, this is tops! The comb is nice - it helps separate while applying. Cons: Price of course, and the comb - the same comb that I like for separating lashes gets on my nerves because it takes so long to build up the amount of mascara I want. Bottom line - no need for this unless you have TRULY oily eyes and nothing else will do.
I agree with the previous reviewer in many ways....I totally "get" her picture and agree with the vision. But, as much as I wanted to love the juice itself (not just the bottle and vision) - I can't. Veerrrry sweet...violets and plums. My two year old smelled it on me and said..."cherry ice-cream?!?!"...that was enough to cinch the idea that me, a 41 year old, was not going to buy this one for myself. So....I let my two girls (my other is 5) wear it and of course they love it. I, on the other hand, can't even like it on them....it becomes too cloying. To conclude....please note I am NOT typically one that assigns an age profile to fragrances - I hate the terms "old-ladyish and teeney-bopper " when it comes to fragrance, but in this case I can only envision the fragrance as juvenile in my household (no offense meant to anyone....I know chemistry means the world when it comes to scent and if a 40+ woman came by wearing this and smelled divine, well then I guess I'd go eat my cherry ice-cream words ;-). But the bottle and marketing is truly a piece of art so therefore the 2 lippies. I wished the juice smelled like L'Eau d'Hiver...then it could have achieved a more mature presentation but still keep the vision of Feerie.
I sniffed this twice...the first time, I thought...light - nothing special but then the second time I thought - hey this is different! Vaguely familiar yet different enough to warrant a purchase. So, I bought the small bottle and have been spritzing daily and then the vague familiarity hit me! It reminds me a little of L'Eau by Laura Ashley...not identical mind you...but the same family. Crisp, green, citrus with a mature air about it...very hard nail to hit but I think Yurman has hit it hard! I'm very pleased as L'Eau had been one of my favorites for many years - it was alone in it's class and I guess many people didn't get it which is why it was discontinued. I think DY is a more modern, "gettable" version of that and it definitely fill a niche in my fragrance wardrobe.
My very first impression....Tuscany per Donna...a few seconds later.....Samsara (they both smell similar to me anyway). Long story short, I really like Sensuous and I'm probably gonna turn around and buy a bottle. It really does smell similar to those two scents to me - maybe a little less sandalwood and more musk, but similar nonetheless (on my skin). Drydown is where I notice the difference most....I really get the woods (almost cedar/pencil scent) with Samsara and with Sensuous - I get more musk. Honestly though, Sensuous smells a little lighter and dare I say - modern (I usually hate the word).
Ok - 5 lippies...it's a fabulous fragrance and I did say I'd buy it again but in reality I am having a love/toss affair with this one and it's pitted against Guerlain's Bois D'Armenie. Yes they are different, but on my skin they end up going through many of the exact same phases (but at different times) and on paper, they smell so similar after an overnight sit that I've decided I will keep one and let the other go....now which one????? Well Chergui goes through a sweet phase that BdA doesn't go through - and I enjoy that sweet phase - however after an hour or so, Chergui goes flat and remains linear on my skin whereas BdA keeps at least a 2 layer depth...and BdA lasts a bit longer on my skin. Oh the horror of having 2 such beautiful and expensive fragrances fight each other for wear! In general - if you like a touch of sweet, Chergui wins....if you prefer dryness....BdA is left standing.
Well, I can't argue with any of the comments already posted...it does smell medicinal, it does smell plasticky - it does have the qualities of an overly tanned suede, but I can't get enough! I go through fragrances often, getting bored with even the best and most expensive, but this one hasn't bored me at all. Maybe it's the positive association I have with it (purchasing it in the brisk winter at the newly open Barney's in Boston after chatting perfume for over an hour with a fabulous SA), but I had positive associations with others that I eventully tossed or traded. I can't but my finger on it...it's just so unique that every now and then, it hits a spot that no other fragrance can hit. I will always keep a bottle of this strange scent on my vanity!
My favorite thus far from the L'Art et la Matiere collection! A nice warm, spicy envelope that doesn't overpower. I feel this fragrance is as close to the old school Guerlains that modern perfumery will allow and I love it and will repurchase over and over!
This is my favorite Mary Kay fragrance to date...a perfect sheer floriental that attracts many compliments - even one from the Neiman Marcus fragrance specialist! Mary Kay got this one right....comfortable for the masses but unique enough to stand apart from the other direct marketing brands and fragrances. Comfy and pretty.
Bella Belara is a fruitier version of Belara. I find it similar to Red Door Revealed but it doesn't give me the headache RD Revealed does. Beautiful bottle - perfect choice for jeans and the grocery store. I like it but don't love it - however my young daughter adores it.
I have used this product for years and love it! I have shoulder length fine hair and I use about 5 pumps on wet hair before drying it....gives me volume and shine. Not heavy and I love the smell.
Lipstick -Elizabeth Arden - Eight Hour Sheer Tint SPF 15- Blush
perfumenut 10/24/2004 8:20:00 AM
I have mixed reviews about these sheer lip tints. I agree that the smell/taste/sensation of the EHC lip treatments is odd at first, but if you consider these a treatment rather than a cosmetic item then they are not bad. Blistex, Carmex etc. all have the same weird feel at first. After settling into that mindset - I don't mind the smell or taste at all. The product DOES make my lips feel great, moisturized etc. and I LOVE the colors...they go on much sheerer and prettier than the look in the display tubes. You need to try them on your lips and realize that they don't appear on the skin as they do in the tubes. I will repurchase.
I love this one for daily office wear...smells clean but warm and spicy too. I like the clean/warm combination - different than the typical clean/fresh juices flooding the market. I feel it's a safe, sophisticated scent and very wearable. Lasts well on my skin and after an hour or so it becomes very unique! Thumbs up!