My mother has this lipstick. She says it's the best one she's ever owned, and she has been owning lipsticks since the 1980s. Unlike the others, though, this one is light and glossy. And although it feels like a balm, it is not completely sheer. It is more of a glossy lipstick than a tinted lip balm. As for the color itself, Calla Lily is a warm brick red that looks very natural on my mother. I think it would look good on all skin tones, actually, because it leans neither brown nor purple. It is deep without being dark, somehow. The packaging is absolutely beautiful, and the ingredients are safe. In fact, this would have the perfect product if it wasn't so expensive. The usual lipstick is four grams; this is only two, and it costs thirty dollars. So just imagine your everyday lipstick costing sixty dollars. It's possible to achieve the same look with less costly products (like Revlon's dupe of the chubby sticks), so neither my mother nor I will repurchase.
This product is fantastick! It is, as others described, a deep, bloodlike red. It is not drying like Maybelline or MAC lipsticks, and it's also not tested on animals. Unlike Maybelline Color Sensational, Revlon lipsticks have less scent. It's half the price of MAC's Dubonnet. I like it for its versatility. For everyday I just put on very little, and it pretty much stains my lips for hours. Used that sparingly, it looks like Clinique's Black Honey, especially if you put balm over it. It can also be applied more heavily for special occasions; you can apply it with a medium hand for office work or very heavily to look like a Goth. No matter how you apply it, it looks beautiful. This product is also works well as an eyeshadow. I'm not sure how many of you wear blood-red eyeshadow, but I almost always wear red eyeshadow. It doesn't look very daring if you put on just a little.
This used to be my favorite scent; it's light, it's inoffensive, and it lasted for days on my clothes. The bottle is sturdy and beautiful, and although the fragrance itself looks purple, it sprays out clear. The other reviewers have already listed the notes, so I won't go over them again except to say that it used to smell like lilac on me. Unfortunately, I can't really stand it anymore. No one around me wears this perfume, so I have no idea whether it is my bottle of it that turned, or my skin that changed, or whatever other reason. Its former transparency was replaced by something heavily, dirty, musky, and slightly rotten. I would get headaches when wearing this, so I switched to Mom's Shalimar instead. I would love to try it at a perfume counter and see if it's just my bottle that's off. Since then I had not been able to find a perfume to replace it. Eclat d'Arpege used to be so hauntingly beautiful; it had a presence, but not a very explicit one. Unlike Shalimar, Angel, or Fracas, it doesn't make a bold statement. It gently teases those who smell it, and makes them wonder what it is that they smell, if they smelled anything at all. That said, I used to wear just a little. A friend once sprayed herself head to toe with it as she would a body spray, and many people stayed away from her that evening.