Friday, March 25, 2011

Product Review: L'Oreal Paris Kohl Minerals

We all love shopping. Some of us usually set out with an agenda and a set list of things to be bought, while others(read: Me), just step out to buy a shampoo and end up buying make up whimsically. (Daddy, its not my fault, I swear :D) On the request of Neha of An Ounce of Eternity, I am going to be doing posts in multiple parts on my favourite make up essentials (simple, fuss-free ones). This post is a review of L'Oreal's Paris Kohl Minerals, which I bought in 'Precious black'. It is a powder liner which comes in 3 great colors 'Precious Black, 'Stellar Grey' and 'Meteorite Blue'. I began eyeing this ever since I saw Sonam Kapoor endorse it and it looked quite glam in Aisha too.
The idea of a powdered liner, especially if its mineral based is quite intriguing. L'Oreal promises that this liner and applicator duo contains 95% naturally-derived micronised minerals, plus Vitamin E and aloe vera to make it gentle on sensitive eyes.

Looks neat.

Only used on the upper lid

Notice the subtle glitter

What I feel?
  • The powdered liner can be used for lining the upper and lower lashes. The 'precious black' is highly powdery and more smoky than its black. 
  • The applicator brush is not really sleek so you cannot possibly apply a thin kohl line. Its more like a hold up on the kohl you wear.
  • Love the slight glitter. Perfect for the smoky eye effect. Especially on the upper lid.
  • Its quite glam. The blackish-grey, is.
  • Dislike the packaging. There is a perforated cap on the bottle which needs to be shook a little for powder to appear above the cap. Annoying as hell, took me the longest time to figure out how to use it.
  • Costs about Rs 515 or 11-12$
  • Value for money? I would say yes because once you get the hang of how to use it, it should be worth the results :)
This is my pick No. 1 for this season's make up essentials. Nothing like the 'ol smokey eye lining and doubling up as kohl. Hope you like the post Neha. And the rest of you fashionistas too :)
Share the love, ladies!


  1. i spy a beauty review on a fashion blog?? Lol...I really like the sound of this..will give it a go in the store next time...

  2. For the Love of Fashion and Other Things: I absolutely love the metallic, greyish black shade! Its the chickest (if thats a word) color! And the way you've used it as an eyeliner is so hot! :)
    Do some more product posts! :D

  3. Wow, your eyes are so beautiful! I love the way you applied your makeup! Great blog, I am now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog:)


  4. I like my liner more black...though this sounds nice..wud check out blue..

  5. Thank you so very much.
    My predicament with eye-liner has been my twitching eyes.It is sort of a knee-jerk reaction that makes does not let me apply the liner at all.And well,frankly,I don't know how to.I ALWAYS end up looking like a monster.=P.I hope the mineral eye-liner works for me.
    Thanks so much love,
    And if I have not mentioned it already,your eyes look mesmerizing.=)

  6. great product review! i usually use MAC liner, but i might try this one!

  7. I love eye makeup with subtle glitter, it makes it easy to go from day to night :o)


  8. I've never seen a johl powder - very cool!

    Thanks for stopping by - love the Kate Spade book clutch too!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  9. thanks for the review. your liner looks really good too, by the way.

  10. Thank you! have been thinking of buying this product since ages - but was never sure if it was worth the money.. now I know am soo gonna buy it!! :D

    Love this blog :)

  11. Thanks Rain Girl :) I'm very honoured :)
    Tell me how your experience with the product was and keep reading :)



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