Eye Makeup Remover (Discontinued)

by NARS  
Price:
$25 - 3 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Makeup Removers > Eye Makeup Removers
Last Updated:
8/14/2012
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No
Eye Makeup Remover is a very standard, but effective, water- and silicone-based fluid that removes most types of makeup. The inclusion of fragrant plant extracts isn’t the best, and the price is extraordinary for what amounts to ordinary. You can easily find better formulas for far less money on our Best Makeup Removers list.
A high-performance, extremely mild makeup remover that removes all types of makeup including waterproof. The non-greasy formula glides across skin leaving a silky, smooth feel with natural ingredients to calm irritation.
Water, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Poloxamer 184, Sodium Chloride, Centrimonium Chloride, Disodium Edta, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Blue 1

Frenchman Francois Nars has been painting the faces of New York's top models since arriving in the United States in 1984. Their images and his handiwork have been seen on the covers of countless fashion magazines, most notably Vogue and Elle. As the story often goes for the talented makeup artists who have become celebrities in their own right, Nars became frustrated with the state of available makeup and, surprise, another cosmetic line was born.

Beginning (as Bobbi Brown did) by launching a small collection of lipsticks in 1994, the clamor for the colors was incredible, and demand for more NARS products from the artist grew. Shortly thereafter an entire product line followed, gaining women's attention with sleek, tactile-enhanced packaging and risqué shade names.

As an overview, NARS makeup has many strengths, but just as many weaknesses. It reaches its zenith with blushes, foundation shades, brushes, and lipsticks, but falters when it comes to pencils, and mascaras. Still, the best of NARS are really spectacular, and include expanded color palettes.

Although much can be said about the makeup side of this cosmetics line, there is very little, if anything, to be said about the skin-care products other than "Why bother?" or better yet, "What were they thinking?" Most of the cleansers are drying, the toners are dated formulations of alcohol and other irritants, and the moisturizers are mundane, poorly conceived and dated formulations. A little grape juice and fennel won't save a mix of alcohol, film-forming agent, and waxes, especially not at these inflated prices. And sunscreen? Completely absent; it's not even discussed. The assembly of products is attractively presented at NARS counters, but don't be fooled!

For more information about NARS, owned by Shiseido, call (888) 788-6277 or visit www.narscosmetics.com.

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