Loreal Paris Color Riche Le Smokey Eyeliner: Purple dream ~ Review & Swatch

L’Oreal launched Color Riche Le Smokey range of eyeliner pencils last year in 8 shades and I am reviewing a beautiful purple color- Purple Dream 211 in this post.

L’Oreal has another great eyeliner in gel form. Check it HERE

Price: Rs 650 for 1.2 g

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Smokey eyeliner Purple Dream review

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Smokey eye pencil is a double ended wooden pencil with eyeliner at one end and the smudger at the other end. Both the ends of the pencil are fitted with transparent, plastic caps which can be interchanged. The color of the eyeliner pencil is coordinated with the eyeliner shade making it easier to sort if you have multiple shades from this range. The design and gold detailing gives a classy touch to the packaging, but the gold detailing starts to fade after sometime.

Purple Dream is a blackish purple color which looks amazing on brown eyes. I can’t get enough of purple eyeliners. I feel green and purple look best on brown eyes. (I have reviewed my fav green eyeliner HERE ). L’Oreal Color Riche Le Smokey eye pencils are soft and creamy and glides easily. It does not tug or pull on the eyelids. These are intensely pigmented and one need not swipe multiple times for better color. One swipe gives full coverage. These are matte eyeliners. When I apply this on waterline as kohl, it does not sting or makes my eyes dry.

The smudger has dome shaped sponge tip which is decent and does an excellent job in smudging to create a smokey look.  However, these eyeliners are not smudge proof and do smudge when rubbed. At the end of the day half the pigmentation fades off, whether worn as eyeliner or kohl. The smudging is more if you have hooded eyes or oily eyelids.

This is a long pencil and quantity is sufficient. But it needs to be sharpened which leads to product wastage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Smokey eyeliner pencil Purple Dreams is a beautiful blackish purple eyeliner with a smudger at the other end. It is highly pigmented and easy to apply but it is not smudge proof. Also, this needs to be sharpened which leads to product wastage. This is not smudge proof and it will smudge especially if you have hooded eyes and oily eyelids. I will probably not repurchase this as I like retractable eyeliners with smudge proof finish. 

xoxo, Blossom

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche L’Huile Nail Polish : Violet Vendome 332 ~ Review, Swatch

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L’Oreal Paris launched this new range of nail polish last year – Color Riche L’Huile nail polish. Although this range has been available outside India for some time, it was launched in India recently. There is a wide variety of shades to choose from. Here I am reviewing a gorgeous purple shade ~ Violet Vendome 332.

Price: Rs 399

 

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The packaging is very attractive and one of its kind. It comes in a super pretty cut-glass cuboidal bottle with shade name sticked on top. The bottle feels luxurious in hand. I got attracted to the packaging only when I spotted it from far and decided to purchase atleast one shade 😛

Violet Vendome 332 is a beautiful violet color with a perfect mix of purple and pink. This is such a vibrant shade which will work in spring as well as Fall in my opinion. (Check out another great purple nailpolish HERE). Even though Violet Vendome is a bright shade, it should still work across skin tones. The finish is highly glossy. The texture is smooth and creamy and the nailpolish is pigmented, although it takes 2-3 coats for full color intensity (3 for me as with 2 coats my nail tips were visible). These nail polish are fast drying, but I recommend applying thin coats.  I am highly impressed with the brush. There are ridges on the stem holding the brush which makes it drip resistant. It is U-shape and perfectly wide to cover the nails in a single stroke without going outside the edges.  I love nailpolish with a good brush. The USP of this range of nailpolish is that they have an oil-infused formulation which delivers deep, vibrant color and intense shine.

The glossiness of this nailpolish stays for 2-3 days. However, I could start to see tip wear next day onwards, which is a bummer. The chipping started after 4-5 days but you can always prolong the wear time by using a top coat.

 

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Overall, I think these polishes are worth to have a look at. The packaging is really attractive, there is a large spectrum of shades to choose from, the pigmentation is good and the finish is highly glossy. The brush is amazing and makes the nailpolish application a dream, especially around cuticles. The texture, formula and finish is top notch.

xoxo

Blossom 🙂

L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza ~ Sapphire Blue: Review & Swatch

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L’Oreal Paris nailed it this time in the eye makeup department. Every year L’Oreal Paris introduces new products in their Cannes collection, and this time they launched beautiful limited edition lipsticks, new shades of lipglosses and gorgeous Gel Intenza eyeliners. I couldn’t have been happier with the shades they have launched in their eyeliner. Blue is my favorite color and there are two super pretty blue shades in this launch. I am reviewing the shade ‘Sapphire Blue‘ here.

 

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Price: Rs 875

L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza eyeliner comes in a glass tub packaging with a gold screw cap. The gold accents makes it look pretty and high end. The tub is small and cute and looks sturdy even though it is made of glass. The bottom part of the tub has a sticker indicating the shade name and details for easier identification. The eyeliner comes with its own brush. The brush is okayish. It is decent but not that great. I can make thick lines with it but not thin lines. Also, the brush doesn’t have a proper cap. I prefer the Maybelline gel eyeliner brush over this.

The texture of L’Oreal Super Liner Gel Intenza eyeliner is buttery smooth and creamy. So creamy that one cannot apply full color on the eye in one stroke as the product itself gets swiped with brush stroke. Other than that, it applies like a breeze. There is absolutely no tugging or pulling at all. The pigmentation is great. But due to the soft formulation, the brush somehow doesn’t pick up the product properly so you have to keep dipping it in the tub to take more of it. The brush either picks up very less or too much amount of the product.  2-3 applications are needed for full color intensity. The eyeliner dries pretty quickly into a smudge proof, water resistant finish.

The shade Sapphire Blue is dark navy blue in color. It looks almost blackish with blue shimmer. It appears black only from far and under certain lights. The shimmer is subdued and doesn’t make it OTT. This is a great everyday wear shade and such a nice alternative to plain black eyeliners.

I have mixed feelings for the longevity. It definitely will NOT stay 36 hours, as it claims. This product is not as long lasting as it claims to be. It claims to be waterproof but its not fully waterproof. Vigorous rubbing with a moist cloth or finger causes it to come off. It does not smudge or crease, but it tends to fade after about 8 hours especially near the inner corner of eyes. I remove the eyeliner with my Natio eye makeup remover. You can use any makeup remover or oil/vaseline to remove this.

Another thing I noticed is the wrong color coding of both the blue Gel Intenza eyeliners- Royal blue and Sapphire blue. It seems that the colors on its packaging, even the names have been swapped. ‘Sapphire blue’ eyeliner is actually dark navy blue in color and ‘Royal blue’ is jewel toned blue in color. The color code of Sapphire blue shade on its cardboard packaging, as well as below the tub packaging is actually jewel toned blue and not navy blue which is the actual color of the product in the tub. This confusion led me to buy the wrong shade actually!

 

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Overall, this is a beautiful everyday wear color and such a fun alternative to boring blacks. The product is buttery smooth and application is such a breeze, even for a novice. The brush could have been better though. And I am not impressed with the longevity either. Even though it is bit pricey and the longevity issues aside, I am probably going to repurchase it once it gets over, mainly because of its gorgeous dark navy blue color.

 

xoxo

Blossom 🙂

 

 

 

L’Oreal Paris India presents the Infallible Range

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L’Oréal Paris introduces 15 gorgeous new shades of Infallible Lipsticks.

From subdued neutrals to lively, vibrant shades, enjoy 10 hours of vivid, high definition color and shine.

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Looking for a Lipstick that makes it through your morning coffee and lasts till your evening wine? Do you have complaints like– too sticky, too dull, fades easily – while choosing a lip product? L’Oréal Paris has found a solution to your lip color woes. L’Oréal Paris introduces 15 gorgeous new shades of Infallible Lip Color for luxurious, comfortable and long lasting lip color. The new range boasts of classic favorites updated with a broad spectrum of exciting new colors, from subdued neutrals to lively, vibrant shades. Now enjoy 10 hours of vivid, high definition color of your choice, whilst the hydrating vitamin E keeps your lips moist and relaxed.

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Based on L’Oréal Paris’ Color Bond Technology formula, Infallible Lipstick contains a combination of silicon micro spheres that ensure only the richest lip color is left on a woman’s lips. This exceptional formula fused with an expansive palette of hues promises a lip look for any desired occasion from a delicate whisper of color to a vibrant red.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lipstick is your true color payoff in a creamy, conditioning base that applies evenly without flaking or fading. These bold, luscious shades last all day long, making it the ultimate beauty indulgence.

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About L’Oréal Paris: 

L’Oréal Paris is a truly global beauty brand which combines the latest in technology with the highest in quality for the ultimate in luxury beauty at mass. Our signature phrase, “Because I’m Worth It”, is meant to inspire each and every woman to embrace her own unique beauty and reinforce her sense of self-worth. As the biggest beauty brand in the world, L’Oréal Paris has an unparalleled commitment to technology, research and innovation, providing groundbreaking, high-quality products for women and men of all ages and ethnicities. The L’Oréal Paris brand encompasses the four major beauty categories – hair color, cosmetics, hair care, and skin care – and includes such well-known brands as Excellence Crème, Total Repair 5 hair care, Youth Code, Fall Repair, Revitalift, Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Color Riche lipsticks, Superliners and True Match foundations among many others.

L’Oréal Paris truly believes that, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity or look, “you’re worth it”.

*Disclaimer: Press Release shared by brand PR

Tutorial: Removing Glitter Nail polish

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So, who does not want some sparkle in their life (or their nails). Sure the sparkle in life can be added by the better half (remember when the aunties say…oooh you have a twinkle in ur eyeees… or.. oooh you have a glow on ur faceee… what is the secreeet…tell us, tell us… irritating!! )

But are you among the one who think twice to bring the sparkle to your nails? Are you one such person who loves glitter nail polishes but avoids them altogether ‘coz of the horrors in removing them?

Worry not girls… Blossom to the rescue!  😀

The Colorshow Glitter Mania range that Maybelline launched a couple of months ago brought glitter polishes back in trend. And here’s how you can enjoy flaunting your glittery tips without worrying for the pain-in-the-ass task of removing them.

Now the traditional way of removing nail polish with cotton balls/ pads doesnot work with these. The glitter will shred the cotton and it will take forever to remove polish from one nail only, let alone both hands. I tell you a simple way to remove such nasty polishes (well not simple but it sure does work) =)

Things you need:

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Steps:

1. Soak a cotton ball with nail polish remover and place it on your nail. Ensure that it covers the entire nail.

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 2. Cover the cotton covered finger with foil

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3. Repeat for all ten fingers

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It may get difficult to wrap the fingers in other hand after finishing the ones in first hand with all the foiled tips. I cut the required foil pieces beforehand to make it easier.

4. Hold for 2-3 minutes. By the time you finish with all ten nails, the first nail you wrapped should be done.

5. Remove the foil by swiping the entire thing off your nail. Apply light pressure as you do so.

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Most of the glitter should be out

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6. A small amount will get left out on the nails. Use the other side of the soaked cotton ball to remove it.

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And that’s it. It may look messy or time consuming at first, but believe me it is WAY better and easier than doing it the conventional way with cotton ball.

If you feel you are wasting too much of the remover, use the other side of used cotton to remove nailpolish on your toe nails.

Hope you find it useful 🙂

XOXO

Blossom

PS: I am wearing L’Oreal Paris L’Or Sunset Color Riche Le Vernis Glitter (Cannes 2013) Shade 823- Riviere Amethyst here. 

 

L’Oréal Rouge Caresse 04 Rose Mademoiselle: Review & Swatch

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There are so many things which only the people born in 1990s get excited about. The internet is full of such posts: ‘Ten things only the people born in 1990s know’ or ’20 things you remember doing when you were a kid’. Well for me the cotton candy brings back the memories listed in such posts. Remember the cotton candy wale bhaiya came in the streets or even on the bustling roads. India Gate! How can I forget India Gate? It used to be full of balloon vendors and icecream vendors and cotton candy vendors. The soft, fluffy, melt-in-mouth pink sticky-sweet treat is something I love to eat even today. Speaking of cotton candy, this lipstick from L’Oreal totally reminds me of same. Only the color. I have not eaten it or anything ok? 😀

The pink cotton candy color, the soft buttery feel of this lipstick, the light-weightness- How can one NOT compare the two!

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 Packaging

The packaging is sturdy, silver colored with transparent lid. It has a ‘Loreal Paris’ metallic embossing at the centre. It is similar to their Infallible range. The ends of the packaging are color coded.

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Review

Like I said the color reminds me of cotton candy. It is cool-toned pink with slight frosty finish. The texture is smooth, buttery, non tugging and glides easily on the lips. The pigmentation is semi sheer at one swipe but the color is buildable. It does not go fully opaque so it may show pigmentation on the lips. It has a slight silvery sheen which makes it a little frosty. I could not deduce the fragrance accurately. Actually it is very similar to Nutri choice 5 grain biscuits 😀

It stays for 3-4 hours including meal after which it leaves a pretty pink stain. As it is moisturizing and the color is light, I find myself reaching for this lipstick instead of lipbalm in these hot summer days. This a perfect color for daily wear especially for college crowd.

The color will suit fair skinned beauties no doubt, but it may look more ‘frosty’ on darker toned people.

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Price

499/- Indian Rupees

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Overall, this lipstick  has a very pretty cotton-candy pink color. It is creamy and moisturizing. The color would look beautiful on fair to medium skin tone.

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Overall Verdict: B+

Pssst: This lipstick can be doubled up as a light pink creamy blush 🙂

Love,

Blossom

*Disclaimer: Product sent by brand for review. Honest opinion. Pinky promise

L’Oréal Paris Cannes 2014 Collection – L’Or Lumière

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After the stunning L’Or Sunset collection, L’Oréal Paris is set to dazzle the French Riviera with its new make-up line – L’Or Lumière. To celebrate the 17th year as the official make-up partner for the Cannes Film Festival, L’Oréal Paris will introduce their latest collection that is inspired by the purest of the elements, ‘Gold’ and the coming of the spring season.

The L’Or Lumière Collection highlights the exuberance of Neo Gold as a beauty trend on Indian and global fashion runways. Since shades of gold beautifully embrace all Indian skin tones, the L’Or Lumière Collection presents products gorgeous bright hues that stylishly accentuate the brilliance of gold. The products are a fine representation of glamour, elegance and will certainly heighten the allure of any red carpet look.

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Products in the L’Oréal Paris L’Or Lumière collection are laced with vivid hues and beautiful undertones of radiant gold. This collection includes the Vivacious Moist Matte lipsticks, Super Liner Gel Matic eye liners, Infallible Mono eye shadows and Color Riche Nail Colors.The products have been hand-picked to match the grandeur that this Festival showcases.

To commemorate the launch of this collection, L’Oréal Paris Beauty Expert Namrata Soni has created three looks inspired by the infusion of neo-gold and exciting spring hues.  L’Oreal Paris India ambassadors Sonam Kapoor, Freida Pinto and Aishwarya Rai along with the global ambassadors Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, Zoe Saldanha and Jane Fonda will adorn different renditions these stunning looks and bring them to life on the Cannes  red carpet this year.

The L’Or Lumiere Collection is the new style statement by L’Oréal Paris for women all over the world to create stunning red- carpet inspired make-up looks using the following products:

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Matte has never been so rich! L’Oréal Paris launches a revolutionary new range of lipsticks – Color Riche Moist Matte, with pure pigments that deliver intense luscious color for a full 6 hours in 12 irresistible shades of pure indulgence. It is enriched with new Light Illium complex for a rich matte effect, velvet fusion capsules and Ultra Gliding Shine oils to provide a smooth and silky application and Jojoba oil to give absolute hydration for up to 4 hours. The product is priced at Rs. 899

See the shades here: http://bit.ly/OIGMT02

 

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L’Oréal Paris introduces its first gel eye liner in a Twist Up pen format – L’Oréal Paris Super Line Gel Matic. The product is created with an exclusive formulation of ingredients and is designed to last for up to 12 hours giving an intense matte colour pay off.  The product has a pen-precision for a super easy application, the intensity of a gel and is totally smudge proof. Comes in five rich, luxurious shades and is priced at Rs. 395

See the shades here: http://bit.ly/OIGMT

Color Riche Le Vernis Le Vernis is a range of intense colors that come with an in-built top coat giving the nails a bright and high-shine finish. The shades provide intense color and a luxurious shine in just a single stroke. They are available in two stunning shades and are priced at Rs. 235  

Infallible Monos Eye Shadow Ultra-intense colour, up to 24 hour long-lasting hold and velvety soft feel, this product is ideal to create the perfect luminous eye. The product contains an exceptionally high level of colour pigments, for an intense colour finish. The eye-shadow melts gently from the fingertips to the eyelid on application. The result is a rich and satiny look. Available in 10 bright shades and are priced at Rs. 550

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About L’Oréal Paris: Present in more than 120 countries, L’Oréal Paris provides accessible luxury for all those who demand excellence in beauty. Some of the iconic & innovative products from the L’Oreal Paris portfolio available in India are Excellence Crème, Total Repair 5 hair care, Youth Code, Fall Repair, Revitalift, Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Color Riche lipsticks, Superliners and True Match foundations. L’Oréal Paris truly believes that, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity or look, “you’re worth it”.

 

Pssst: After their stunning collection for Cannes last year (remember the gorgeous glitter nailpolishes..?), I can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Gel matic super liner looks amazing 🙂

*Disclaimer: Press Release shared by brand PR