I was dying to try this after I saw the little lip pamphlet for it. There was a magenta color that looked to-die-for. Today at Barney's I tried to find it -- no luck, as the real product is a very nice but normal medium magenta, much like other line's colors. It went on quite nicely, but it was no big deal. And it dried down to a normal satin finish. I must admit that I am not a lip brush fan, so for those who don't like straight from the tube application, the nice applicator is a plus, but I dislike the cheesy "artistic" containers. At these prices, they should be gorgeous!
OK, so the color is gorgeous, but it's exactly like my MAC Minted Eye Kohl Pencil, at almost 1/3 of the price! Yes, the application is more precise, but I think a $40 eyeliner with "Indian Kohl," which is next to impossible to remove, is just excessive. I think the amazing response to his products just point out the lack of inventiveness of all of the rest of the cosmetic lines. I think that Stephane Marais products are the most overrated ones on MUA, but I understand everyone's hunger for modern, fun, new, and innovative make-up, and that people will pay any price for it!
What a disappointment! Dear Wendy K sent me one of the wonderful fold out product story picture thingys and I fell completely for this product, which I was lucky enough to swap for, phew! The packaging for this line is unattractive to me, but the applicator is wonderful, if only the product it was applying was anything more than any old anemic highlighter..............I mean I'm sure that Wet 'n' Wild has the same color and texture, which I guess would be fine for $2.99, as an all but invisible highlighter. I hope that his other products fare better.
This is my first ever review! I am writing it because both this fragrance, and, (it seems like) the SL Myrrhe fragrance, are hommages to the great Jean La Porte fragrance L'Eau des Merveilleuses, which is no longer available. Coincidentally I had just shared a sample of it with an MUA perfume friend, and she flipped, then someone else sent me the Keiko M version, and voila! A bit softer fruitier version of this most original fragrance, glad she figured it out, we can all use more of this kind of visionary perfumer.