As per a reader’s request I snagged a bottle of L’Oreal Eye Makeup Remover for review. Um dear reader you owe me $8.99 dude (e-mail me I’ll tell you where to send the check! hehe). This stuff is expensive. 4oz for $9 bucks? Shut up!
I’m such a cheese that I totally can adjust to splurging $10 bucks on Sephora Waterproof Mascara in the same size but walk me into a drugstore and tell me to buy eye makeup remover for almost the same price and I’ll bulk, kick my feet up, and possibly throw myself on the floor in a tantrum. What? It’s been known to happen, I bet my best friend Jai has pictures of said events.
Important question here is the fact of whether it’s worth that price?
Click it for the review.
Poor Lancome so many brands adapting it’s dual phase remover and trying to dupe it, Clean & Clear comes close, watch your back Lancome. L’Oreal Eye Makeup Remover has been tried by the Muse…they have those two blue versions one for regular eye makeup and one for waterproof…no freaking likey. Hates both. Now we have this new version which is an oil free, dual phase remover a la the Clean & Clear I recently reviewed for you.
First off, hello expensive I’m so snubbing you for the price alone. $8.99 for 4oz is just too much. As always I have no problem shelling it out for a posh brand but drugstore..come on…9 bucks? Dude, for serious? You wound me. Ok, let’s give it the benefit of the doubt and say that the super store that shall not be named (Pssttt Walmart) probably has it cheaper. Soo…what are we looking at maybe $2 bucks off? $3 if I’m lucky. Brings it down to around $5.99 or $6 bucks…that price I can deal with and that’s about what it’s worth.
The formula…it works well. It works really well. I begrudgingly admit that it removes eye makeup including waterproof mascara very well. However, it does suffer the same problem as the Clean & Clear remover being that you really have to saturated the cotton pad to get everything off your eye. This isn’t like Lancome Bi-Facil, it’s not going to be one swipe and everything is gone. It’s more along the lines of a two to three cotton pad job.
Overall, the remover is quite good but I won’t recommend because of it’s price, it’s small size, and the fact that I’m using a ton of product to get all my makeup off (if I have to use a ton of product that’s not exactly saving myself money now is it?). Would I buy it again? Yes, for sure if it’s cheap or buy 1, get 1 50% off or some such deal arises. As with Clean & Clear it’s not going to take over my Sephora remover but it’s a hell of a good runner up. Good stuff but needs a few tweaks to make it perfect!
I’m not trying to get anyone’s hopes up and please don’t quote me on this but today I visited the Hard Candy site and came across this.
This could be one of two things. 1. It’s likely the URL was sold and a new site called “Hard Candy” is coming and maybe it will be nothing to do with makeup OR 2. (This is where you can get your hopes up) is Hard Candy coming back with a new line of cosmetics?
In this trying times one does doubt that they are redoing the entire line of cosmetics but how cool would it be if that was the case?
Here’s to hoping!
Why Vintage Sister you do surprise me this year with brand new flavors of your popular gloss. Year to year flavors normally come and go but are in constant rotation without too much change in the works which is why the Muse was ever so surprised and delighted that this year Vintage Sister choose to do something a little bit different instead of hauling out much beloved classics from last year!
Jump for it!
With all the talk of Fall Collections 2009 isn’t it nice to rewind and discuss something Summer-like? Vintage Sister Summer Lip Balm Collection captured my attention with it’s new line of interesting flavors this year. Six new flavors for under $3 bucks each make these balms highly affordable and crazy cute for tucking into your purse! Although old flavors are back like Raspberry Lemonade new flavors also make an appearance like Circus Peanut!
Find out more by visiting http://www.vintagesister.com
The Muse always feels the need to multitask. That’s why having a three-in-one pencil that lines, fills, and defines my lips seems like a great little idea!
Check it after the jump!
Available in six shades Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick ($18) is the brand new edition to the “buxom” line.
These new pencils define, line, and fill with creamy color and plumps them up as well. I’m not much for lining my lips in all honesty but I have a fan of the Buxom Lip Polishes (not to be mistake with the lipgloss which has an entirely different applicator and the Muse no likey) which them all the more appealing to try out.
How dare you say Napoleon Perdis’s makeup collection has died from evil, orange sun exposure….I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Sue me, I dig raggin’ on NP’s tan.
No but seriously I thought the line was pretty much dead after it got killed off Sephora but nope Ulta actually still carries the collection, brave little souls…I’m joking…..some of the line is actually really good.
Speaking of which a few little bits and bobs have popped up as of late new to the Napoleon Perdis catalog one of which did capture my attention and warrant a little babble here on Musings!
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